BERNER, Ruth - It is with great sadness that the family of Ruth Marguerite Victoria Berner announces her death, on Wednesday, October 1, 2003. Ruth died peacefully in her sleep, at St. Mary's General Hospital, of congestive heart failure. She was born in Preston May 24, 1918 to Cora and Henry Ludwig, both now deceased. She met her husband, Rev. Norman Berner, at Fisher's Glen Camp. They married in 1941. Both remained involved in Camp Edgewood for many years. Norm predeceased her in 1991. Predeceased by her step-father Bert Tatum; her brother Ken Ludwig in 2003; his wife Marny; their daughter Nancy Raycraft. Ruth was a loving and much loved mother to her three daughters and their husbands: Carole and her husband Norman McLeod of Welland, Suzanne and her husband Larrie Brown of Kitchener and Heather and her husband Dalton Pinkerton of Acton. She was the cherished Wise Old Owl to eleven grandsons and three great-grandchildren: James and his son Connor, Paul, Robert, Andrew and his wife Ann and children Matthew and Jessica, David and his wife Tamara and baby-to-be, Jonathan and Stephen McLeod; Michael and Matthew Brown; Eric and Kyle Pinkerton. She is survived by her niece Kathryn Aberle and her family, and her many Berner nieces and nephews. Ruth trained as a nurse in Sarnia. When she married she became a full time pastor's wife. Ruth's joy was her kitchen. She loved to collect recipes and prepare them for her family and friends. She loved music and playing the piano. Ruth enjoyed Bridge, playing first as Norm's partner and continuing until recently in the group at Lanark Place where she lived. Ruth liked to travel, accompanying Norm on many trips on church business. Friends and relatives are invited to share their memories of Ruth with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 4, 2003 (today). The funeral service to celebrate Ruth's faith and life will be held at St. Stephen Lutheran Church on Sunday, October 5, 2003, at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Bill Shafer officiating, with a visitation preceding the service at the church from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Private family interment at Memory Gardens, Breslau on Monday. In Ruth's memory, donations to Edgewood Camp and Conference Centre Campership Fund, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary or Global Hunger and Development Appeal would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be arranged through the funeral home, 745-8445
MARTIN, Mary Ann (nee Dahmer) - Of Nithview Village, New Hamburg, died peacefully surrounded by her family, at K-W Health Centre of the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, in her 81st year.Mary Ann was born in Reed City, Michigan and was raised by her grandparents, John and Annie Dahmer of New Hamburg. She was a member of Living Water Community Christian Fellowship, New Hamburg, volunteered at Nithview Home and was a member of the Haysville Sunshine Club. Mary Ann was a vivacious and inspirational lady, always ready to lend a hand to anyone. She will be sadly missed by her dear friends and neighbours in the Nithview Community.Beloved wife of Sheldon Martin, whom she married 61 years ago. Cherished mother of Ronald and Doreen Martin of Collingwood, Carol and Donald Gilmore of New Hamburg, Janet Good of Waterloo and Wayne and Judith Martin of Manitoulin Island. Loving grandmother of Richard and Kelly Martin, Mike and Darolyn Gilmore, Mary Sue Gilmore, Kevin Kleihauer and fiancee Heather Roy, Karen Kleihauer, Ashley, Amber, Stephen, Tiffany and Leah-Anne Martin. Dear sister of Margaret and Jim Errington of Dungannon, Earl Dahmer, Ken and Carol Dahmer and Carl and Helen Dahmer, all of Cambridge.Mary Ann was predeceased by an infant son, Richard; her father, Wesley J. Dahmer; birth mother Lutie Lomp and step-mother, Vera Kurtz; her brothers, John Dahmer and Russell Dahmer (both killed in Italy in World War Two); her sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Trendell and sister-in-law, Ruby Dahmer.Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg tonight (Friday) from 7-9 p.m. and again Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003 transfer will be made to 2:30 p.m., with Pastor Gordon Martin officiating. Burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg.As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Living Water Fellowship or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre.A special thank you is extended to the New Hamburg Emergency Unit and to the nurses and staff of both St. Mary's and Grand River Hospital for your caring support.
NOLAN, Audrey (Helm) - Of Kitchener, passed away peacefully, October 1, 2003, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer in her 69th year. Audrey was the beloved wife of Roy Nolan and the daughter of Eugene and Matilda Helm, all previously deceased. Loving mother of Dennis and his wife Juanita of Kitchener, Jeff and his wife Mary of Brantford, and Deb and her husband Lorne Steadman of Kitchener. Grandma will be missed by her grandchildren, Brodie, Chris, Alex and Nicole, but remembered for her love and kindness. Audrey is also survived by her brothers, Clare and Bernard Helm (Doris); sisters, Anna Gubka, Janet Willimot (Jack) and sister-in-law, Vera Helm; brother-in-law, Jim Nolan (Colleen) and sisters-in-law, Cathy Cousineau, Elaine Bellefontaine (Paul), Rita and Rosemary Nolan. Predeceased by brothers, Neil and Lloyd Helm. Audrey was a faithful member of St. Joseph RC Church and the C.W.L. Visitation at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton St., 742-4481, Kitchener, was held Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish vigil service was held at 8:45 p.m. in the funeral home. Prayers will be offered from the chapel on Saturday, October 4, 2003 (today) at 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at St. Joseph RC Church at 11 a.m. Father Nelson Carvajal officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Following the interment a reception will be held in the Church Hall. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Mary's Hospital or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.
SHAMROCK, Jessie (Kustra) - Entered into eternal rest, on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003. Predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Nicholas (November 22, 2002). Jessie will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Marion and husband Tino and by her son John and wife Meta. Living her life as an inspiration to all, Baba will be remembered with love and admiration by her grandchildren, Louisa, Stephanie and Emily Cassolato and Alana and Jared Shamrock. Jessie is also survived by her sister, Tillie Wauk; sisters-in-law, Mary McNeil and Millie (Pete) Pozak and her nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph (Sunday 1-4 p.m.). Vigil for Jessie on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John's Church, 45 Victoria Rd. N., Guelph, on Monday, Oct. 6, 2003 at 11 a.m. Interment Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Clayton Community Dialysis Centre would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home.
STEMMLER, Edgar - Peacefully, on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, at the age of 73. Edgar joins his loving wife Florence and daughter Michelle in heaven. Sadly left behind are his sons Eugene and his wife Roseanne, Daniel and his wife Patsy, all of Kitchener. Holding a special place in Edgar's heart are his grandchildren Chad and Jacob. Edgar will be missed by his brother Gerald and his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Waiting to welcome Edgar to heaven are his parents and many brothers and sisters. Edgar enjoyed his employment at Burns Meats, Apex Metals and City Cab. He made many friends at the Moose Lodge, Knights of Columbus and basically everywhere he went. Visitation will be held at Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener on Saturday, October 4, 2003 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday, October 5, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be said on Sunday, October 5, 2003 at 7:15 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. John's RC Church on Monday, October 6, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. with interment to follow at Williamsburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Grand River Regional Cancer Center by contacting Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home at 519-742-4481
WALKER, Harry Carl - Peacefully, with his family at his side, passed away at the K-W Health Centre of the Grand River Hospital, on Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at the age of 89 years. Beloved husband of Marie (Hammar) Walker; dear father of Robert (Catherine Green) of Waterloo, Sharon Armstrong (Barry) of Langley B.C. and Sandra Logel (David) of Kitchener. Loving grandfather of Grant Frend (Lia), Bradley Frend and Jonathan Walker. Survived by his sister, Dorothy Marquardt (Ralph) of Cambridge. Predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Alma (Halberstadt) Walker and his sister, Florence Weiberg. Harry spent all of his working life with Canadian Pacific Railway. He was a member of K-W Field Naturalists and was an avid birder. Friends are invited to share their memories of Harry with his family for visitation at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A morning prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 6, 2003 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John's RC Church, 85 Strange St., Kitchener at 10 a.m. with Rev. James Boudreau officiating. Interment will follow at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. The Parish Prayer Service will be held on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. A special thanks to Elaine Wiersma and Doctor Chettimada and 5C ISU Nurses and Support Staff for their care. In memory of Harry, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated and can be arranged through the funeral home.
BENT, Frederick William "Fred" - (October 30, 1968 - September 29, 2003) Of Guelph, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his parents, Fred and Anne; his older brother, Andrew; his younger sister, Elizabeth; his uncle and aunt Hans and Marion Kreder; his cousins, Richard, Erik, Michael and Mark Kreder; his aunt, Brigitte Bent; and cousins, Richard and Karin Bent. Fred held a Masters degree in Mathematics (Computer Sciences), University of Waterloo (graduated with honours, in 1994) and a Bachelor of Science degree (Computer Science, Honours Program), University of Guelph (graduated with distinction in 1991). He went on to become the Software Engineering Manager (LAN Networking) for Ositech Communications Inc. in Guelph. He will always be remembered for his quick and dry wit, his sense of humour, his kindness and selfless generosity. He was a contributor to both Amnesty International and the World Wildlife Fund. A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful nurses from Saint Elizabeth Health Care, Dianne, Ben and Jackie and to the HomeCare Parameds Deborah and Erin. We shall also never forget the comfort provided by Dr. Karin Euler. In celebration of Fred's life, a visitation will be held in the Family Reception Centre of Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, sympathy can be expressed by sending donations to Fred's favourite charities or the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, 100-650 Waterloo St., London, ON, N6B 2R4. Wall Custance, 1-519-822-0051
ALJOE, Norman Arthur - After a brief illness, on Sunday, September 21, 2003, at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Norman Aljoe, of Burlington, formerly of Kitchener, in his 93rd year. A family service was held from the Kitching-Steepe Funeral Home, Waterdown, followed by cremation.
BROWN, Doug - With his family by his side, at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, on Tuesday, September 23, 2003. Doug Brown, aged 60 years, was the beloved husband of Sherin (nee Murdoch) Brown of Guelph. He was the loving father of Barry Brown, Larry Brown, and Darlene and Doug Boughner, all of Guelph. Doug was the dear grandfather of Jonathon, Adam, Elizabeth, and Jacob. He was the dear brother of Barbara and her husband Gunter Englisch of Kitchener, Diane Crawford, and Steven Rommelaere of Kitchener, and the late Iris, Murray, and George. Doug is survived by many nieces and nephews.Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home and Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family will receive friends on Thursday, September 25, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, September 26, 2003 at 2 p.m. Cremation. Interment of cremated remains in Marymount Cemetery, Guelph.As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home
COBLENTZ, Harry Stagg - Born in London, England, June 12, 1926 and died on Saturday, September 20, 2003. He dearly loved, and was dearly loved by his wife, Josephine (Craig) and his children, Linda (Bernard Beck), Jenny (Edmund Stelmacher), Craig (Bonnie Cameron) and Eliza (Michael Kendrick). He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Amy (Warren Stevens), Andrew, Aaron, Bianca, Ailish, Maggie, Hunter, Parkes and Rennie and great-grandsons, Sajen and Cannon. Predeceased by his dear sister, Anne (Len Berg). Much loved by his sister, Lily (Jim Mitchell) and his nephews, Ian (Hazel Mitchell), Malcolm and niece, Amanda Mitchell.He was educated at King's Co1lege, Durham University and University of North Carolina. He worked, in the Planning profession in London, England, Toronto Township, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Phoenix, Arizona. He was professor of planning at Waterloo, Arizona State and Pennsylvania State Universities. Friends and family will gather to celebrate his beautiful life at St. John's Anglican Church in Elora, Friday, September 26, 2003 at 3:30 p.m. In memory of his lifelong passion for learning, teaching, and books, remembrances to the Waterloo Regional Library - Elmira Branch, Children's Department, would be greatly appreciated by his family.
COOK, Miele - Passed away, on Wednesday, September 24, 2003, at her residence, Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton. Miele resided at RR 1, Newton for many years. She was born 89 years ago in Mornington Township and was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Spencer) Tanner. Miele was a member of St. Paul's United Church, Milverton. Beloved wife of the late John (Jack) Cook who predeceased her in 1998. Loving mother of sons, Paul and wife Minerva of RR 2, Priceville, Bud and wife Connie of Milverton, Bob and wife Ruth Anne of Brights Grove, Bill and wife Jean of RR 1, Newton. Sadly missed by 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Miele was predeceased by a grandson, John; her twin sister, Fern and husband Harry Fleischhauer and brothers, Vernal Tanner and Lloyd and wife Edna. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 7 Spencer St., Milverton on Friday, September 26, 2003 from 6-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home, Pastor Chris Beaumont to officiate. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Milverton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton.
GUSE, Reverend Howard Charles - Peacefully, on September 15, 2003, Reverend Howard Charles Guse of Edmonton, formerly of Elmira, was called Home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Howard leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 43 years, Ruth; four children, Michael of Kelowna, B.C., Carol Anne McLeay of Edmonton, Kathryn (Michael) Murphy of Midland and David (April) of Spruce Grove, Alta.; five grandchildren, Dianne, Christopher, Katie, Coco-Lee and Owen. Howard is survived by one brother, Ted (Isabel) Guse of Chatsworth. Howard was predeceased by his parents, Norman and Martha Guse. A celebration of the life of Reverend Howard Guse was held on Friday, September 19, 2003 at Hosanna Lutheran Church, Edmonton, with Reverend Randy Meissner and Reverend Don Olsen officiating. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the University of Alberta Heart Transplant Program, 8440 - 112 Street, CSB1 - 198, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2B7.
MacLean, Stanley C. - Peacefully, at the Toronto Grace Hospital on Tuesday, September 23, 2003, in his 63rd year. Stanley MacLean of Toronto, husband of Marie MacLean, beloved father of Terry (Kim) MacLean of Oakville and grandfather to Krystal Sunshine. Dear brother of Earl (Sharon) MacLean of Oshawa and Wilson (Shirley) MacLean of Cambridge and their families. Stanley was an employee of the City of Toronto. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 223 Main St. E., Cambridge (www.funeralscanada.com) on Saturday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday one hour prior to service time. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Sunday, September 28, 2003 at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Toronto Grace Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.