SCHULTZ, Hilara Lillian - Passed away suddenly, at her residence in Kitchener, on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at the age of 76 years.Loving companion of Ward Schmidt for 19 years.Funeral arrangements will be announced in Tuesday's edition of The Record or may be obtained by calling the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo, 745-8445.
SEARTH, Howard William "Barney" - Passed away peacefully, with family by his side, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Saturday, September 20, 2003, at the age of 71 years. Born in Breslau to the late Marguerite and William Searth. Survived by Beatrice Searth. Beloved father of Linda Margaret Hostrawser, Barry Howard Searth and his wife Shelly, Gary William George Searth and his wife Bonnie, Wendy Beatrice Marie Schumm and her husband Steve, Douglas Murray Searth and his wife Amy. Cherished grandpa of Mark, Andy, Kathie, Jamie, Lisa, Susan, Danielle, Devon, Dylan, Amanda, Skylar, Brooklynn and Chase. Great-grandpa of ten. Dear brother of Mildred Schut, Elvera Shantz and Erma Korn. Will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Barney was a retired owner/operator of his own trucking business. He enjoyed all sports, especially baseball, hockey and wrestling. He was loved very much and will be missed by all who knew him. The family received friends at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King Street W., Kitchener Monday from 7-9 p.m. and will receive friends today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment Memory Gardens. Reception Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre to follow. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association may be placed by contacting the funeral home 745-9495
SPERLING, Dietrich Rudolph "Rudy" - Passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on Friday, September 19, 2003, at Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Elsa Sperling (1987). Loving father of Heidi and her husband Adam Bauer, Ralph and his wife Venilia, Annemarie and her husband Jeff Woeller. Cherished Opa of Shaun, Christina, Jessica, Michael, Angela, Kyle and Nicole. Survived by his sisters, Elfriede Hauck and Gerda Drees, both of Germany and Maria Cox of England; sister-in-law, Inge Sperling of Australia. Predeceased by his brother, Gerhard Sperling. The family will receive friends at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 825 King St. W., Kitchener on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to St. Mary's Hospital Cardiac Care Unit may be placed by contacting the funeral home 745-9495 or online at email@example.com and would be greatly appreciated.
WINTON, Margaret Irene - A lifelong resident of Cambridge, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, September 17, 2003, at St. Luke's Place, in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her husband Horace, her sister May Kreig, and her parents George and Martha Deacon. Dear mother of Jim, Judy Pryke, both of Cambridge, and Margaret and her husband Jim of Surrey, B.C. Dear grandmother of Marc, (Katrina) and Jeffery of British Columbia, David, (Charleen), Vicki, (Bruce), and Marnie, (Nick), all of Barrie, Stacey (Lanny) of Cambridge, and Nancy of Hendersonville, Tenn. Dear great-grandmother of Marissa, D.J., Heather, Jessica, Saun, Jade, Brianna and Mariah. A memorial service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, Ellis Road, Cambridge, on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment New Hope Cemetery. Those who wish, may make a memorial donation to either St. James Anglican Church or to a charity of their choice. Arrangements in care of the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 658-9366.
McGHIE, Sarah (nee O'Byrne) - Passed away peacefully, on Friday, September 19, 2003, at St. Mary's General Hospital. Born June 2, 1932 in Glasgow, Scotland. Immigrated to Canada in 1956, with her beloved husband Peter. Loving and cherished mother of Andrew and his wife Lisa, and Margaret and her husband Pete. Dear sister of May, Rena, Thomas, Frances, and Margaret. A celebration of Sarah's life will be held in the chapel of the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. Reception Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre to follow. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Alzheimer's Society of K-W or the Canadian Cancer Society may be placed by contacting the funeral home 745-9495
LINSEMAN, Kathleen (nee Kraemer) - Mrs. Kathleen Linseman of Elmira, formerly of Listowel, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on Friday, September 19, 2003, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Edward Linseman. Loved mother of Barbara (John) Jones of Guelph, the late Susan (Fred) Diehl, Joan (Earl) Haid of Maryhill, Maureen (Don) Schwartzentruber of West Montrose, MaryPat (Don) Kocher of Gadshill, Terry (Susan) Linseman of Sarnia, Bernie (Anna) Linseman of London, Leon (Sandy) Linseman of Ariss, Anne (Guy) Carreon of Drayton, Laurie (Deanne) Linseman of Stratford. Loving grandmother of Anita, Natalie, Melanie, Valerie, Matthew, Dan, Jacquie, Chris, Craig, Peter, Tom, Chad, Karen, David, Jeffery, Michael, Kate, Joe, Mark, Karen, Janet, Brian, Kevin, Meaghan, Melissa, Nathan and Kathleen. Great-grandmother of ten. Dear sister of Edward (Fern) Kraemer of Ottawa, Betty (Gene) Frayne of Goderich, Kevin (Jean) Kraemer of Elora, MaryAnn (Richard) McKay of Clinton, Hugh (Phyllis) Kraemer of Waterloo. Fondly remembered by sisters-in-law, Gertrude and Peggy Kraemer and brother-in-law, Ed O'Grady. Predeceased by her parents, Albert and Mary (Basler) Kraemer; sister, Peggy O'Grady and brothers, Arthur, Neil, Harold, and Bernard (in childhood); sister-in-law Marion Kraemer; brother-in-law James McCaffrey and son-in-law Sergio Iancovich. Visitation will be at the Dreisinger Funeral Home in Elmira on Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Monday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers will be recited tonight at 8:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held to celebrate the life of Kathleen at St. Joseph's Church, Listowel at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday with Rev. Paul Nicholson officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Macton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made towards K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Cancer Research, Epilepsy Research and St. Joseph's RC Church Building Fund in Listowel. Sincere thanks to Dr. Chris Vinden, Dr. Nadia Califaretti, Dr. Ron Pace, Dr. Evelyn Westen, for their professional care. Special thanks to Dr. Donna Ward for her compassionate care to Kathleen and her family. Many thanks to the dedicated nursing and support staff on 5D South and 5D Centre, as well as the Grand River Retail Pharmacy (Sandra) at Grand River Hospital.
HOLLO, Dr. George (M.D.) - After a lengthy battle with cancer, Dr. George Hollo peacefully passed away, at St. Mary's General Hospital. Lovingly remembered by his wife, Aurora and children, Lorand and his daughter Eniko. Survived by his parents, Gheorghe and Anna Hollo of Romania and his sister, Nusi Papp and her husband Peter and their children, Arpi and Linda. Sadly missed by his father-in-law, Janos Gabor and mother-in-law, Johanna Cabor. Fondly remembered by his cousins, Arpad and Marika Ferencz. Vititation will be held at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, (1001 Ottawa St. S. Kitchener, 743-8900) on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Following the visitation a service of remembrance will be held in the chapel at 1:30 p.m. Father Csiszar officiating. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or to St. Mary's General Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family.
COX, Alan Ross - Passed away peacefully, at home after a brief illness, with his spouse, Gwendolyn at his side, on Saturday, September 20, 2003, at the age of 73. Alan is survived by his sons, Patrick, Christopher, Rory, Terry and step-daughter, Twylla. Beloved brother of Dorothy, Howard and his wife Joan and Ronald and his wife Louise. He will be fondly remembered by Lawrie, Dianne, Stacey and his wife Marina and Kyle; also by many nieces, nephews, friends and by his fellow police officers with whom he worked with for many years with the Metropolitan Toronto Police Department. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 2 p.m. Interment at Mount Forest Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Louise Marshall Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
COULL, Jim - Passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in his 64th year after a courageous battle with cancer on September 21st, 2003. Jim is the beloved husband of Carol (Zinn) and dear father of Paul and Linda Coull of Acton and Kelly and Tony Green of Cambridge. Cherished papa of Becca, Brendan and Brianna Green and Amanda, Ashley, Dylan and Kayla Coull and Ryan Tinney. He will be greatly missed by his mother, Daisy Coull of Gravenhurst and was predeceased by his father, Harry. Jim was dearly loved by his sister, Dorothy and her husband John from Gravenhurst and by his brother, Paul and his wife Ethel of Waterloo. Jim worked most of his life in the building supply business. He was employed with H. Boehmer Ltd. for 27 years, working at both Kitchener and Cambridge branches. His last place of employment was at J.L. Belisle Home Building Centre in Guelph. Jim was an avid hunter, and he also loved to watch his grandchildren in their various sport activities. During the summer months he was his son's biggest fan at Grand Bend Raceway where Paul raced his 1967 Chevelle. Jim was also an associate member with The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 121. Jim rested at the Dale Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge, 658- 9366, Monday from 7-9 p.m. and will be resting today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Temple Baptist Church, 400 Holiday Inn Drive, Cambridge on Wednesday, September 24th at 11 a.m. with interment at Glen Morris Cemetery. Pastor Alan Rietberg will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make a memorial donation to the Hospice of Waterloo Region Children's Support Program of Cambridge would be greatly appreciated.
CLASS, Philip Bernard - Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe, on Friday, September 19th, 2003 in his 53rd year. Beloved husband and father of Marjorie Class (nee Love), Kurt and Heather, all of Simcoe. Loving son of Harry Class and his wife the late Helen (Hirons) Class of Kitchener. Phil will be sadly missed by his brother, Duncan and his wife Margaret of Kitchener and his very special friends, Bill and Susan Dedeyne of Simcoe and Robert and Anna Giekes of Ottawa. Friends are invited to share their memories of Phil with his family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North, Simcoe for visitation on Monday, September 22nd, 2003 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael Beacom Officiating. Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations payable to the Kurt and Heather Class Educational Trust Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Smith Funeral Chapel, (519) 426-0199.
BARNES, David Havergal - Passed away, after a short illness, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Friday, September 19, 2003. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Wheeler) for 55 years. Loving father of Douglas and his wife Kelly of Guelph, Greg and his wife Lori of Aurora and Bruce and Lynn of Kitchener. He will be missed by his grandchildren, Heather, Bradley, Kelly, Kate, Erica, Thomas and Maria. Friends are invited to share memories of David with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 between 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Grand River Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Donations may be arranged through the funeral home at 745-8445
CROSS, Allan F. - Passed away, at St. Joseph's Heath Centre, Guelph, Tuesday, November 18, 2003, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Edith (Douglas). Son of the late Norah and Frederick Cross. Predeceased by a sister, Barbara and brothers, Edwin (Ted) and Brian. Beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews. At Allan's request, a private family service will be held at Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Parkinson Society of Canada, Box 33240 Stn Brm B, Toronto M7Y 5V1 would be appreciated.Wall-Custance, 1-519-822-0051
GERARD, Barbara Jane - Passed away peacefully at the Morriston Park Nursing Home on Sunday, November 16, 2003. Barb (Smith) Gerard at the age of 73 years. Beloved wife of Philip for 49 years. Loving mother of Michael of Ajax and Mark and his wife Karen of Burlington. Cherished grandma of Aaron and Laura. Dear sister of Jack Smith (Irma) of Fredericton, N.B. She will be sadly missed by her stepmother Mabel Smith, stepbrothers Stephen and Murray, stepsister Gail, all of Ottawa, and sister-in-law Marguerite Girard of Aylmer, Q.C.Memorial Service at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (519-824-0031) on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. Cremation with Inurnment. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Sensenbrenner Hospital Memorial Foundation would be appreciated.
GILLIS, Yvonne Mary (nee Gaudet) - Passed away, suddenly, at Palmerston and District Hospital on Monday, November 17, 2003, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Ken Gillis and the late Gerald Le Blanc (1964). Dear mother of Michael Le Blanc and his wife Debra of Middle Sackville, N.S., Karen and her husband Robert Edwards of Newton Ont. and Gerald Le Blanc of New Zealand. Loving grandmother of Laurie Lee Halliday and Christopher Le Blanc and Robbie and Cobi Edwards. Great-grandmother of Renee Edwards. Fondly remembered by her sister, Anita Bulmer of Amherst N.S. and by two sisters-in-law, Geraldine and her husband Norman Travis of San Diego and Kathleen Reid of B.C.Predeceased by her parents, Frank and Jane (Le Blanc) Gaudet; two sisters, Alice Mortimer and Minnie Martin and three brothers, Frank, Rene and Charles Gaudet. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.The family will receive friends at Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston, on Thursday, November 20, 2003, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., when Fr. Mark Sullivan will conduct the Funeral Service in the funeral home chapel, on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 11 a.m. followed by cremation. Interment of cremated remains will take place in the family plot in Nova Scotia. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.
KOWALSKI, Theresa Frances (nee Hartzman) - Formerly of 743 Vine Street, Cambridge, on Monday, November 17, 2003, at her residence, Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, peacefully with her family at her side, at the age of 91.Beloved wife of the late Frank Kowalski (1988). Lovingly remembered by her sisters, Stella Turow of Kitchener, Catherine Plens, and Josephine Pachereva, both of Cambridge. Beloved grandmother of Gary and Ruth Westerveld of Cambridge, David Westerveld of Toronto, Raymond and Diane Lemke of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by one great-granddaughter, Amanda Lemke and dear mother-in-law of Leo Westerveld of Mount Forest.Predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Regina Hartzman; daughter, Regina Westerveld; infant son, Maron; sisters, Mary Buczynski and Caroline Hyjek.Mrs. Kowalski was born on October 25, 1912 in Kitchener (Berlin) Ont. and was raised her entire life in Preston. She was a member of St. Clement's RC Church and worked at many occupations from farming to welding but most enjoyed her time as a RNA helping the sick and elderly. Theresa was a special caring person who touched many lives and cherished the company and friendship of others and will be deeply missed but never forgotten.The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 10 a.m. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Cambridge would be gratefully appreciated by the family.Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home this evening (Wednesday) at 8:30 p.m. The family would like to thank the staff at Fairview Mennonite Home and A.R. Goudie Home for their heart-warming efforts in caring for Theresa.