Paul Kenneth McIlroy
Paul Kenneth McIlroy, age 40, of Stratford passed away suddenly on Thursday July 29, 2010. Born in Listowel, son of Ken and Pat (Flaxbard) McIlroy of Stratford. Paul is survived by his loving partner Tina Hutton, brother Mark McIlroy (Heather McKertcher), cherished niece and nephew Alanah and Nash and grandmother Margaret Henderson. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and the Hutton family. He will be missed by his special friend "Chevy". Predeceased by grandparents Alvin and Irene McIlroy and Willard Henderson. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Tuesday August 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. With reception to follow. Private family burial will be in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation through the funeral home.
Florence Evelyn Schlotzhauer, in her 99th year, passed away peacefully at the Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys on Thursday July 29, 2010 after a week of being surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in North Easthope on September 9, 1911. Florence was a member of Community of Christ Church for over 70 years and was very active as a Sunday school teacher and volunteer for seniors club. She was also a member of the Spruce Lodge Ladies Auxiliary, and bowled for many years at Bowl-Mor and Mikeís winning numerous singles and team awards. Florence enjoyed all her friends from the church and held many prayer services in her home with the ladies. She was known to everyone as generous and always had candy for everyone, including her great grandchildren whom she spent many hours teaching them crokinole and family values. Her cheerful smile, endless energy and open heart will be sadly missed. She enjoyed taking care of her family and will be greeted with open arms by her son Raymond, husband Percy and sisters Olive and Thelma. Beloved mother of Bruce Schlotzhauer and wife Marie, Stratford and Noreen Furtney and husband Bruce, London. She will be sadly missed by her seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren that she spent so much time with. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives may call at the Community of Christ Church (226 Forman Avenue, Stratford) on Tuesday August 3rd from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. With reception to follow. Interment will be in Rostock Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Ziontario or to the charity of one's choice through the W. G. Young funeral home, Stratford.
Norma Jeanetta Middleditch, age 79, passed away peacefully at the Mitchell Nursing Home on Friday July 30, 2010. Born in Dorchester on February 24, 1931, daughter of the late Levi and Pearl Budden. Norma and her husband Carson raised their family, and farmed in Ellice Township for many years, retiring to Shakespeare. She also worked at Fram for many years and enjoyed volunteering with Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the Golden Age Club and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 8, Stratford. Norma was also a member of St. Stephen's Anglican Church. Beloved wife of the late Carson Middleditch who predeceased her in 1997. Dear companion of Walter Carruthers. Loving mother of Kenneth Middleditch and wife Mary Kay, Terry Middleditch and Janice Middleditch. Cherished grandma of Jennifer Middleditch (Brian Ducharme), Tonia Middleditch (Devin Steele), Brittnay White and Wade White. Great grandmother of Marshall, Hailey and Emily. Sister of Ron Budden, Helen Preszcator, Dorothy and Don Greene, Louise and Doug Zimmer, Margaret Fenton, Murray and Frances Budden. Also survived by sister-in-law Dorothy Middleditch and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Ken Budden, sister-in-law Winnie Budden, brothers-in-law Wilmer Preszcator, Chuck Fenton, Roy Middleditch and Stanley Middleditch.
Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Thursday August 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. Joan Stiles will officiate. Interment will follow in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society through the funeral home. A Royal Canadian Legion service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 6:45 p.m.
Bruce (Squirt) Edwards
Bruce Laverne Edwards, age 77, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on Saturday, July 31, 2010, surrounded by his family. Born in Stratford, son of the late Clayton Edwards and the former Lillian Casemore. Bruce was a licensed mechanic, then memorial craftsman with Stratford Memorials for 30 years. He was a member of the YMCA Old Y's Mens volleyball club in Stratford as well as life member and past president of the Shakespeare Optimist Club. Bruce was also a past manager of the Stratford Memorials Mens Fastball Team, coach in the Stratford Memorials Minor Boys Fastball system and manager of the Kroehler Midget Hockey Team. He was a life member of the Stratford Motor Sport and Timing Association and past executive member of the Stratford Beard Growers Association.
Beloved husband of Rosalie (Smith) Edwards whom he married at St. Paul's Anglican Church on May 16, 1959. Loving father of Brian and Shelley (Wegg) Edwards, Stratford, Steve and Sandy Edwards, Waterloo and Keith and Anita Edwards, Stratford. Cherished grandfather of Kenny Edwards and Erin Edwards. Dear brother-in-law of Jean Edwards, Marilyn and Paul Schlemmer, Helen and Lyle Kipfer, Wayne and Shirley Smith, Kathleen and Peter Trachsel, and David Smith and friend Sandy. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother Kenneth Edwards in 1969.
Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Thursday August 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Paulís Anglican Church on Friday at 1 p.m., with reception to follow. Rev. Tanya Phibbs and Rev. John Spencer will officiate. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Paulís Anglican Church Building Fund or Stratford General Hospital Foundation through the Funeral Home.
Albert French Bowman, May 25, 1920- August 1 2010. Albert (Ab) is survived by his wife Florence and children Nancy (Ken) Jacobson of Thunder Bay, Keith (Barb) of Toronto, Jim (Barb) of Waterloo, Judy (Robert) Pilling of London, John (Helen) of Stratford, Marg (Jim Glassford) Haskell of Mississauga and Ross (Bridget) of London. He is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and by one sister Iona Munn of Manotick. Albert was predeceased by one son Peter (Judy) of Stratford, by his parents Albert Bowman and Hazel MacDonald, by brother Bill and by sisters Betty Geffs and Ivadel Noble.
Albert was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba and moved to Toronto with his family in 1929 when his mother remarried. He was very active during his teen years in lacrosse, baseball and hockey. He met the love of his life, Florence Greenwood, at WoodGreen United Church. They were married in 1942. Ab served as a flight instructor with the RCAF during WW II. Ab and Flo moved to their farm in Fullarton Township in 1946. He was a conservationist ahead of his time, using innovative farming techniques. Here they raised a family of eight children and continued their farming operation until they sold the farm in 1990. Ab and Flo then moved to Stratford where they made many new friends.
Albert established a dairy herd on their farm and was a full-time farmer until 1962, when he accepted a position first as a field-man for the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and then as a credit adviser with VLA (Veterans Land Act). He continued with VLA until he retired in1985. He also became an accredited real estate appraiser and continued doing appraisals until he was 83 years old. He was a founding chairman of the Mitchell District Credit Union, served as secretary of the Perth County Federation of Agriculture, former president of the Stratford Horticultural Society, former member and elder of Fullarton United Church and then member and president for 7 years of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) in Stratford. He and Florence served a voluntary mission for 18 months in Ohio and Kentucky.
Albert accomplished much in his life but his proudest legacy is the family that he left behind. The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff at Spruce Lodge and at Stratford General Hospital for the excellent care that Dad received. Visitation will be at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday August 6th from 2- 4 pm and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 700 Huron Street, Stratford on Saturday August 7 at 1 pm. Interment will be in Fullarton Cemetery following the reception.
Donations in Ab's memory can be made to Stratford General Hospital Foundation or to the perpetual education fund or general welfare fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints through the funeral home.
Erma Largetta Seip, age 92, passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital, with family at her side, on Saturday, July 31, 2010. She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of the late Theodore Doering and the former Johanna Kraehling. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Lakeside Seniors Association where she enjoyed playing many games of Euchre. She is the beloved mother of Karolyn (Ross) Richardson, Joanne (Wayne) Young, Bill (Jill) Seip, Weldon Seip. Loving grandmother of Scott (Betty Ann) Young, Gregory Young, Kara Richardson, Richard and Alex Seip, Roberta Richardson, Jane (Rob) Agar. Dear great grandmother of Taylor, Sean and Ellie Young, Ben and Sheldon Richardson, Daniel and Ryan Agar. Also surviving is a great great granddaughter Christina Richardson and nieces and nephews and their families. Besides her parents she was predeceased by siblings Idella (William) Wettlaufer, Wesley (Minerva) Doering, Armand Doering, Mildred (Lloyd) Neeb, Marie (Harvey) Kneisel, and a longtime friend Bev Howe. Friends and relatives may call at Zion Lutheran Church, 202 Erie St., Stratford, on Wednesday, August 4, from 1 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or the Stratford General Hospital Foundation through the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St., Stratford.
Heidi Lang of Stratford, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2010, in her 76th year. She was born in Czernowitz,Romania, the former Heidi Neumann and has been a longtime resident of Stratford. Heidi was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. Beloved wife of Otto Lang who predeceased her October 6, 1998. Beloved mother of Irene Berger and husband Jerome, Frank Lang and wife Edda, Ellen Devlin and husband Dave, Sue Salter and husband Paul. Loving Oma to Matthew, Aaron and Sarah Lang, Jessica, Adam, Christian and Amelia Devlin, Nicole, Rachel and Natalie Salter. She is also survived by loving family in Germany and a very special sister in law Trudy Neumann, Stratford. Besides her parents and her husband she was predeceased by one brother Alfred Neumann.
Friends and relatives may call at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St., Stratford on Wednesday, August 11 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church on Thursday at 11 a.m. followed by a reception. Rev. Fr. Dick Bester will be celebrant. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Huron Perth Sunshine Foundation - Dreams For Kids through the funeral home.
Marjorie E. McKinnon, the former Marjorie Hackney, passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton, ON, on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 in her 100th year. She was predeceased by her husband Donald McKinnon in 1968 and daughters Gladys McKinnon and Phyllis Becker. She is survived by sons Lorne (Patricia) McKinnon, Stratford, Barry (Suzanne) McKinnon, Tillsonburg, Ralph (Lynda) McKinnon, Owen Sound. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and a son in law Carl Becker. Friends and relatives may call at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St., Stratford on Saturday, August 14 from noon until time of service at 1 p.m. Rev. Sandy Morris will officiate. Interment will follow at Roys Cemetery, Fullarton Twp. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of ones choice through the funeral home.
Alfred 'Al' Hornemann
Al Hornemann, age 71, of Stratford passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at the Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday August 10, 2010. Born in Berlin, Germany and the son of the late Arendt and Elsbeth Hornemann. Al was a member of the Sebringville Optimist Club.
Survived by his loving wife and best friend Judy Ryan whom he married on September 2, 1994. Loving father of Jeff Hornemann and wife Aline of Abbotsford, B.C. Cherished grandfather of Kimberly and Kyle. Loving son-in-law of Betty Ryan; brother-in-law to Cathy and husband Dennis Cowell and Gerry and wife Kathy Ryan. Also survived by nephews Luke, Tannar, Mark and Jeff. Besides his parents Al was predeceased by his father-in-law Ted Ryan. At Al's request cremation has taken. A private family service will be held at the W.G. Young Funeral Home 430 Huron Street, Stratford, ON. Interment will be held in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to charity of one's choice through the funeral home.