KATERBERG, Willem - Of Drayton, went home to be with his Lord, suddenly, on Tuesday, November 25, 2003.Beloved husband of the late Femmigje Lubberts (2003). Dear father of Sharon and Jim Payton of Mount Hope, John and Heather Katerberg of Drayton, and the late Peter Katerberg (1974), George Katerberg of Alma, Janet Katerberg of Drayton and Andrew and Willemien Katerberg of Alma. Loving grandfather of Chris and Liza Davis and great-grandsons Joshua and Gabriel of Georgetown, Trevor and Erin Payton and great-grandson Zachary of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jessica Payton of Hamilton and Chris Payton of Hamilton. The family will receive friends at the Heritage Funeral Home, Drayton on Friday, November 28, 2003 from 6-9 p.m. The funeral will take place on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 1 p.m. in the Drayton Christian Reformed Church.As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.
LICHTY, Mrs. Violet - Peacefully, on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital. Violet (Deckert) Lichty, in her 85th year, of Floradale.Wife of the late Edward Lichty (1969). Sister of Gladys Boles and sister-in-law of Helen Deckert, both of Kitchener. Also lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews, relations and friends.Predeceased by her parents, William and Jennie (Hutton) Deckert; three sisters, Delphine Rolls, Saraetta Deckert and Mildred Gowing and two brothers, Clair and Ira Deckert.Friends and relatives may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Friday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Fred Redekop officiating followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery.In her memory, donations to Floradale Mennonite Church, St. Mary's Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
OGRAM, Mary Etheline "Ethel" - Peacefully, at Parkwood Mennonite Home, Waterloo, on Wednesday, November 26, 2003, at the age of 95 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Friday's edition of the Record or may be obtained through the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com
PRIMOSCH, Joseph - Passed away suddenly, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital. Joseph Primosch, at the age of 81 was the beloved husband of Sophie (nee Spreitzer) for 56 years. Loving father of Ingrid and her husband John Amy of Mississauga and Arthur and his wife Brigitte of Kitchener. Cherished Opa to Kristen and Matthew Amy. Survived by sister, Sophie of Austria and sister-in-law, Sophie of Hawley, Penn. and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Alois and Franziska and four brothers. Joe was a founding and honourary member of the Alpine Club which celebrated its 50th anniversary in May 2003. He was also an active member of St. Anthony Daniel Church. He was the owner and operator of Primosch Red & White Foodmaster on Highland Road for many years. After retiring from the grocery business, he was active in real estate and was a partner in H.P.G. Properties Ltd. Joseph's family will receive relatives and friends on Friday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener (749-8467). Parish prayers 8:30 p.m. tonight. Prayers will be offered at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2003 in the funeral home chapel followed by procession to St. Anthony Daniel RC Church, 29 Midland Dr., Kitchener for funeral mass at 9 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery followed by a reception at the Alpine Club. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, St. Mary's or K-W Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Special thanks to Dr. Campbell, nurse Rita (Emergency), 7th Floor Nurses and the pastoral assistants. Visit www.obit411.com/1152 for Joseph's memorial.
RIDLER, Samuel Cecil - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Monday, November 24, 2003, at the age of 61 years. Lovingly remembered by his wife Diane (nee Wyszynski), his sons, Michael and his wife Kerry and Matthew. Grandfather of Charles Taylor-Ridler. Survived by his sisters Doris Voisin and Jean Tartaglia. Predeceased by his parents Cecil and Jean Ridler (Binney), his step-mother Sylvia Burnett and his brother Douglas. Samuel will also be remembered for his sense of humour by his sisters and brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to share memories of Samuel with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The service to celebrate his life will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, November 28, 2003 at 11 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre or the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Donations may be arranged through the funeral home at 745-8445
STEWART, Eileen Evelyn Ruth (nee Sunnerton) - Peacefully went to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Norman Stewart (March 8, 2003). Dear mother of Vivian and George Hunter, Carol and Lou Beitz, Gloria and Ralph Wilson, all of Kitchener, Richard and Goodie Stewart of Listowel, Peter Stewart of Calgary, Alberta and Evelyn Stewart and Bill Halliday of Kenilworth. Lovingly remembered by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Survived by her sisters, Helen, Dorothea and Violetta and her brother Walter. Predeceased by brother John Sunnerton. The family will receive friends at the Crawford Funeral Home, 243 George St., Arthur on Friday, November 28, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the Crawford Chapel on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 11 a.m. with the Pastor Ross Penner officiating. Following a funeral luncheon, the committal service will be held in Beeton Union Cemetery, Beeton at 3 p.m. Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.
THOMPSON, Frances Jane - Passed away, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Wednesday, November 26, 2003, at the age of 55. Mother of Jason Thompson of Toronto. Daughter of Frances Thompson of Stratford. Sister of Ian Thompson and his wife Susan of Stratford. Aunt of Scott and Mark Thompson. Predeceased by her father, Dr. Hugh Thompson. Jane will be sadly missed by her dear friends and relatives. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Jane's life will be held in the chapel of the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Friday, November 28, 2003 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford at a later date. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated and may be made by calling the funeral home at (519) 745-9495
WAWER, Helen - On Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at the Village of Winston Park. Helen (nee Piotrowicz) beloved wife of John Wawer. Loving mother of Ursula Struewing (the late Peter - 1991) and Christine Kirkham (Ron) of Collingwood. Also loved by her grandchildren Toby Struewing, Jeff Struewing, Matt Kirkham and her great-granddaughter Rachel. Dear sister to Edward and Jadja as well as nieces and nephews in Poland. Mrs. Wawer was for many years an employee at Newtex Cleaners on Ottawa Street. Friends will be received at Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa Street South (at Westmount), 743-8900, on Friday, Nov. 28, 2003 (tonight) from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 11 a.m. Burial at Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Alzheimer's Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.
COOKE, Alec Michael (Mike) - Died suddenly of natural causes, in Mississippi, on Saturday, November 15, 2003, at the age of 62 years. Father of Dennis and Yvonne Cooke of Singapore, Michelle and Larry Harnack, and Alex and Sean Nolan, all of Kitchener. Grandfather of Matt, Ben, and Jake Harnack. Brother of Pamela Reavie and Al Wardell of Burford, Nancy and Don Hagey of Paris, Peter Cooke of New Mexico, and Deborah and Rick Dryden of Guelph.Predeceased by his parents, Alec and Edna Cooke and his wife, Marian Cooke.Mike was a member of AA, where he had achieved 30 years of sobriety. A memorial service for Mike will be held at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener (749-8467) on Friday, Nov. 28, 2003 at 1 p.m. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.
ABRAHAM, Evelyn Bernice - At Cambridge Country Manor, on Thursday November 27, 2003, in her 80th year. Evelyn Abraham was the beloved wife of the late Jack Abraham (1974). Dear mother of Rick (Jenny) of Marmora, Gary (Jill) of Oshawa, Darlene Sigel (Gord) of Cambridge, John (Vera) of Marmora and Ted (Fran) of Cambridge; loved grandmother of 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was also lovingly remembered by two sisters, Lee Jones and Isabel Mugford; her son-in-law, Ted Johnson and Ann and George Allan. She was predeceased by one daughter, Judy Johnson; two sisters, Vera and Helen and one brother, Clarance. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 90 St. Andrews St., Cambridge on Monday, December 1, 2003 from 12:30 until the funeral service time of 1:30 to be conducted in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Mount View Cemetery will follow. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation.
ARRUDA, Jose - Born in S. Miguel, Azores, residing in Cambridge, passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, November 26, 2003, at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Maria (nee Oliveira), and dear father of Jose and his wife Fatima of Toronto, Joao and his wife Lucy of Toronto, Angela Santos and her husband Jose of Cambridge, Paula Correia and her husband Duarte of Cambridge, Fernanda Arruda of Kitchener, Sophie Mendonca and her husband Luis of Toronto, Keon of Mississauga, Lucy Oliveira and her husband Walter of Cambridge. Dear grandfather of 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, and brother of 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Mr. Arruda was predeceased by his children, Carlos, Maria-Santo, Encarnacao, Conceicao, and Maria Fatima, and by 2 sisters. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Friday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, November 29, 2003, at 10 a.m., Rev. Antonio Silveira officiating. Interment New Hope Cemetery, Cambridge.
DAMERY, Charles Reginald (Chuck) - Of King Street, Cambridge, on Wednesday, November 26, 2003, at Victoria Hospital, London, ON, in his 59th year. Loving son of Eunice Huey (Burel) of Brampton. Dear father of William Damery (Elizabeth) of Brampton, Crystal Damery of Toronto, step-father of Scott Lichty, Angel Lichty and Jay McCullough, all of Cambridge, Scott, John and Chris Wenge, all of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren. Survived by four brothers Arthur Damery of Cambridge, Robert Damery of New Brunswick, Larry Damery of Brampton and Howard Huey of Cambridge, and three step-sisters Pat Bray and Peggy Judge, both of Nova Scotia and Marilyn Walbolt of Brampton. Sadly missed by Constance, Theresa, Sandra and Kathy. Predeceased by his father Arthur Damery. Mr. Damery was born in Amhurst, Nova Scotia and had been a longtime resident of the area. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. with Major Pilgrim officiating. Cremation to follow.As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Salvation Army would be gratefully appreciated by the family.
KIEFFER, Clarence - It is with sad and broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Clarence J. Kieffer, of Walkerton, a devoted, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, on Wednesday, November 26, 2003, at the age of 78. Veteran of the Second World War, served with Lincoln and Welland Regiment; participated in the liberation of Holland. He was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 102, Walkerton. Beloved husband of wife Rita (Anstett); dear father of Mary Theresa and David Hartung of Kitchener, Jim and Jane of Walkerton, Gerry and Helen of Shelburne, Janet Oehring of Walkerton, Clarence and Elaine of Walkerton, Wayne and Janice of RR5, Mildmay, Patricia and Tom Kuntz of RR4, Hanover and Ken and Lucy of London and grandfather of 23 grandchildren. Also survived by his sisters, Annie Bester of Trout Creek, Louise Roth of St. Clements, Lavina Durnin and Josephine and Ed Boudreau, all of Kitchener.Predeceased by his brother Leander; sisters Madeline Kuntz and Rita Miller and parents Louis and Teresa (Knoepfler) Kieffer. Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, 1106 Yonge St. S., Walkerton, 519-881-1273 today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Knights of Columbus Rosary was Thursday. Parish prayers today (Friday) at 3:45 p.m. followed by a Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 102 Service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Walkerton. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Walkerton. Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 102 Building Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
LANTZ, Noah Henry - Passed away peacefully, at the Village Seniors Community, in Hanover, on Wednesday, November 26, 2003, Noah Lantz beloved husband of the late Viola Volz (1990), formerly of Neustadt, in his 99th year. Dear father of Gerald and Annie Lantz of Kitchener and Wayne and Barbara Lantz of Wetaskiwin, Alberta; cherished grandfather of Kathy and Larry Wilson, Reverend Kurt and Linda Lantz and Christopher Lantz; great-grandfather to Daniel, Benjamin, Nathaniel and Rachel; brother-in-law to Ivan and Mildred Volz. Predeceased by three sisters Katherine Lantz, Amelia Wagner and Christina Kreller; five brothers Adam, Eugene, August, Henry and Edwin Lantz and one grandson Colin. Mr Lantz was born in Normanby township, on July 05, 1905, a son of the late Henry and Christina (Grein) Lantz. He was a longtime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Neustadt and lived his entire life in the Neustadt and Hanover area. He served both church and community as councillor and was a former member of the Neustadt Seniors. Friends are invited to share their memories of Noah with his family at the Garrett Funeral Chapel in Neustadt (519-799-5760) on Saturday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Neustadt on Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 2:30 p.m. Interment St. Paul's Cemetery. Reverend Nadine Schroeder-Kranz officiating. Memorial donations to Canadian Lutheran World Relief or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Let us give thanks unto the Lord for He is good; and His mercy endures forever. Psalm 107:1
McLEAN, Scott - Passed away suddenly, on Thursday, November 27, 2003, at the Listowel Memorial Hospital. He resided in Listowel and formerly farmed with his loving wife Lois (Oppenhauser) at RR3 Monkton. Scott was the son of the late Kenneth and Lillian (Harrison) McLean. Scott was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 259, Listowel. He was registered in the 17th Duke of York Royal Canadian Hussars where he proudly served his country from 1942-1946. After leaving the farm, he worked as a carpenter until his retirement, after which he continued to enjoy playing cards, curling and dancing. In July 2003 he was named the National Seniors 55+ Bowling Champion. Loving father of Beverly and Dale Rennick of Monkton, Marilyn and Rudy Verstraeten of Atwood, Connie and Ray Johnston of RR3 Monkton and Gwen and Larry Schneider of Rodney. Special grandpa of Jeanette and Jeff and their daughter Hannah, Carrie and Darrel and their children Emily and Jacob, Pamela, Jason, Shawn and Carrie and their daughter Denise, Gene and Christine, Catherine, Andrew, Meghan. Dear brother of Ian McLean and Ron and Doris McLean, all of Monkton. Scott will always be remembered by his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Earl and Jean Oppenhauser of Mitchell, Bernice Schneider of Milverton and by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Bruce, his sister-in-law Blanche McLean and his brother-in-law Fred Schneider. Scott's family will receive relatives and friends at the Peebles Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Legion service will take place at 6:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 29 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. George Russell officiating. Interment in North Logan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.