OGRAM, Mary Etheline "Ethel" - Peacefully, at Parkwood Mennonite Home, Waterloo, on Wednesday, November 26, 2003, at the age of 95 years. Ethel was born on March 26, 1908 in Wellesley township. Following High School in Goderich, she attended "Normal" in Stratford becoming a school teacher for a number of years. This was followed by many years as a local telephone operator in Linwood from which she advanced to become the company secretary for the Wellesley Municipal System, until it was sold to the Bell Telephone Co. At that time she moved to Kitchener to continue as a Bell employee until retirement in 1973. She was predeceased by both her parents, Richard and Ella Ogram; by her two sisters Grace and Mildred and her brother Elmer. Fondly remembered as a loving aunt by Bruce and Marilyn Ogram, and their children Brian, Brenda and Gary. Friends are invited to share memories of Ethel with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The service to celebrate Ethel's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Lee Haughton officiating. Interment in Linwood Union Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Parkwood Mennonite Home would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged through the funeral home at 745-8445
O'REILLY, Michael Arthur - Peacefully, after a brief illness, Michael Arthur O'Reilly, passed away, at Strathroy Hospital, on Wednesday, November 26, 2003, after seeing all his family.A proud member of "The Blues" (The Royal Horse Guards Whitehall, Great Britain) and saw active duty with The Irish Guards in the Second World War.Predeceased by his wife Helen (1999). Sadly missed by his children, Rev. Dr. Christine O'Reilly and granddaughter, Clare, both of Port Franks; son, Dr. Terence O'Reilly of Basel, Switzerland.A memorial service will be held at The Country Manor, Victoria Street, Thedford, on Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 3 p.m. Visitation at 2 p.m.As he requested, Dad will be buried in his beloved Ireland in January.Memorial donation may be made to the Lung Association. Gilpin Funeral Chapel. So fill to me the parting glass Goodnight and joy be with you all. I'll gently rise and softly call Goodnight and joy be with you all.
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.
SCHNURR, Vivan Marie (nee McNeill) - Peacefully with her loved ones at her side, at home, on Wednesday, November 26, 2003. Beloved wife of James Schnurr. Loving mother of Daniel (Jane), James (Shelley), Joseph (Ann), William (Amy), Paula (Peter), Margaret (Dana) and Catherine (Robert). Cherished grandmother of Emily, Jeffrey, Bronwyn, Caley, Meghan, Daniel, and Julia. Survived by relatives, Patsy Bauer, Bob and Jean Schnurr, Ellie and Bob Mueller. Predeceased by her brother William, Aunt Vivian and her parents Alexander and Daisy McNeill and relatives, Joseph Schnurr, Betty Ann and Bill Young, Raymond Bauer, father-in-law and mother-in-law Joseph and Gertrude Schnurr.Vivian was born in Kirkland Lake on September 21, 1933. She spent her early working years teaching in Kirkland Lake and Timmins. Vivian was married to James Schnurr in Sand Point (Arnprior) in 1955. Both spent the next 15 years teaching and raising seven children in Northern Ontario. In 1970, they moved to Burlington, where both taught for the Halton Catholic School Board. In 1991, Vivian and Jim retired and spent the following years holidaying in Sand Point and Florida, as well as enjoying time with their family and friends in the Burlington area. She will be dearly missed. Her spirit will live on forever in our hearts. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Vigil at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church, 4072 New Street, Burlington, on Monday, December 1, 2003, at 11 a.m. Interment St. Alexander's Cemetery, Sand Point at a later date.If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Carpenter Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
VAN DOMMELEN, Jan - Passed away peacefully November 25, 2003.Jan was loved by all who knew him; his friends, family, especially his children, Jan Jr., Gary and Richard and their wives. He adored his three grandchildren, Dustin, Jordan and Ben. He is survived by his loving wife, Nel, who shared 50 years together with Jan. Memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener.
DOYON, Phillip Charles - Suddenly on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at his residence. Phillip Doyon, 45 years of age, was the beloved husband and best friend of Renate Vivian (nee Davidson) Doyon for 8 years. Dear son-in-law of David Davidson and his wife Betty and Vivian Davidson, all of Kitchener. Dear brother-in-law of Peter and his wife Tracy Davidson, Gary Davidson, all of Kitchener, and David and his wife Mary Jane Davidson of Ohamaha, Nebraska. Will be missed by nephews, David, Jeremiah, Patrick, Brody and Luke and nieces, Stephanie and Donna and former sister-in-law, Darlene Davidson. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Helen Doyon. Phillip was employed at Nirmal Machine and Tool for the past five years. Phillip's family received relatives and friends on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and will receive relatives and friends today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener (749-8467). Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2003 in the chapel of the funeral home. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.obit411.com/1157 for Phillip's memorial.
FISCHER, Blake Allan - Suddenly, as the result of an accident on Friday, November 28, 2003 in his 15th year. Beloved son of Debbie Watt of Arthur and the late Tom Fischer (Nov. 28, 2003) of Elora. Dear brother of Tonya Watt of Arthur. Much loved grandson of Donna and Don Watt of Fergus and Ted and Joan Fischer of Guelph. Sadly missed by his aunts and cousins. Survived by his great-grandparents. Family will receive friends at the Crawford Funeral Home, 243 George St., Arthur, on Monday, December 1, 2003 (today) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, December 2, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Arthur, at 2 p.m. Spring interment Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur. Remembrances to any Arthur Minor Sports Association would be greatly appreciated by the family. Crawford Funeral Home, (519) 848-6872.
FISCHER, Thomas Anthony - Suddenly as the result of an accident on Friday, November 28, 2003 in his 42nd year. Dear father of Tonya and the late Blake Fischer (Nov. 28, 2003). Beloved son of Ted and Joan Fischer of Guelph. Best friend and companion of Kim Stalhbaum of Elora. Dear brother of Sandra (Lloyd) Rogina of Regina, SK, Mike, Ed (Jennifer), Joe (Holly), all of Guelph and Bob (Joanne) of Fergus. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother, Paul (1987). Family will receive friends at the Crawford Funeral Home, 243 George St., Arthur, on Monday, December 1, 2003 (today) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, December 2, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Arthur, at 2 p.m. Spring interment at Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. "God Bless You and Keep You" Crawford Funeral Home, (519) 848-6872.
FITZGERALD, Ronald Joseph - Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, November 29, 2003. Ronald Fitzgerald in his 77th year was the beloved husband of Muriel (nee Gauthier) for 52 years. Dear father of Colleen Fitzgerald and Jim Moise of Sudbury, Kevin and his wife Diane of Kitchener, Maureen Wervers and her husband Bert of Vineland, Christine and Claude Carriere, Ronald Jr. and his wife Beverley, Linda MacLeod and her husband John, Cathleen Fitzgerald and Shawn Fitzgerald, all of Kitchener. Dear grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Cyril and his wife Leone, John and his wife Margaret and Patrick; brother-in-law of Ruby. Predeceased by parents, Patrick and Elizabeth (nee Connor) Fitzgerald; brothers, Bernard, James, Donald and Leo. Ron was an ordinary man with big dreams. He was a proud Newfoundlander, a strong union man who always enjoyed a lively debate. He retired from Brewers Warehouse after 27 years service. Ronald's family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday (today) at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener (749-8467). Parish prayers Monday evening at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass 12 noon Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at St. Mary's RC Church, 56 Duke St., Kitchener. Interment Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Community Care Access Centre and the St. Mary's Church Building Fund would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Special thanks to Rosemary and the nurses at Carepartners for their care and support. Visit www.obit411.com/1156 for Ronald's memorial.
HARTUNG (Gross), Kathleen Susanna (nee Lawrence) - Peacefully, passed away, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Saturday, November 29, 2003, at the age of 82 years. Beloved wife of the late Oscar Gross (1957) and the late Harvey Hartung (2000). Dear mother of Carol Hiuser (Fred), Sharon Brule (Ray), and Doug Gross (Dianne) and her son-in-law, Wayne Stadelbauer. Loving stepmother of Wayne Hartung (Jeanette) and Elaine Hammer (Frank). Cherished "Nanny" of Tim (Lynn), Michael (Tammy), Todd, Shari, Jason, Justin, Wendy, Tanya, Josh (Jen), Tricia, Sean (Dawn), Cory and Tara. Special great-grandmother of Jordan, Nicholas and Michaela. Predeceased by her daughter, Marlene Stadelbauer and grandsons, Rick and Jim.Kathleen was the last surviving member of her family; was a 50 year member of the Catholic Women's League of St. John's RC Church in Kitchener and had a love of bingo and gardening.Friends were invited to share their memories of Kathleen with her family for visitation at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, Monday from 7-9 p.m. and are invited to share their memories today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate the life of Kathleen will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at 1 p.m., with Rev. James Boudreau officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. A special thank you to Joan Boldt, Dr. Ward, Dr. Knight, Dr. Williamson, Dr. Hickman, the 3rd floor nurses of Freeport Health Centre and the 5th floor Pain Management nurses of K-W Health Centre.In memory of Kathleen, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be arranged through the funeral home, 745-8445
HILL, Christie - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a dear husband, dad/step-dad, Christie Hill, of "The Village", RR 3, Listowel, age 74 years, at University Hospital, London, on Saturday, November 29, 2003, surrounded by his loving family. Chris will be forever loved and always missed by his beloved wife, Henny and family, Elizabeth and David Schinbein of Gowanstown, Don and Christine Rozendal, Gerry and Nancy Rozendal, all of Listowel, Lyle and Susan Rozendal of Tavistock, John and Patti Rozendal of Wingham and Michael and Trisha Rozendal of Atwood; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation at Robert Trench Funeral Home, Listowel, today (Monday) from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Service to be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel, on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at 3 p.m. with Rev. John Zondag officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial remembrances to Listowel Memorial Hospital Circle of Care would be appreciated.
KEATING, Marie Rosanna (nee Seifried) - Passed away quietly in her sleep, in her 81st year, at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Harriston, Ontario on Sunday, November 30, 2003. Dear wife of William F. Keating (Bill) for 55 years. Loving mother of Judy King and her husband Colin of Victoria, B.C., Carolyn Keating of Kitchener, Chris Finamore and her husband Rob of Guelph, Joanne McCracken of Georgetown and Marlene Keating of Guelph. Loving grandmother of Donna-Marie and Jonathan Mann, Meghan, Alanna and Kyle McCracken, Amy and Greg Finamore and Stacy King. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Rosanna Seifried and by her brothers, Leslie, Leonard and Vincent Seifried, all late of Maryhill. Marie was a former employee of Colonial Dress Company and Zack's Fashions, Guelph for many years. Resting at Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family will receive friends this evening (Tuesday) 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Vigil for Marie will take place on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2003 at St. John's Church, 45 Victoria Rd. N., at 11 a.m. Interment Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the Funeral Home (519-822-4731 or by email email@example.com). The Keating family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Brenda Barry and the staff of Caressant Care, Harriston, for their kindness.
KRESS, Howard - At Listowel Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, November 29, 2003, Howard Milton Kress, of Listowel, in his 83rd year.Dear brother of Marie and husband John Kraus of Listowel and brother-in-law of Jean Kress and Helen Kress, both of Kitchener. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.Predeceased by his parents, Milton and Edna (Nuhn) Kress and brothers, Roy and Lorne.Visitation at Robert Trench Funeral Home, Listowel today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service to be held on Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wallace Township, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. Memorial remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wallace or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated.
LANGLOIS, G. Mildred (nee Mauger) - Passed away, at Lisaard House, into the hands of God, on Sunday, November 30, 2003, at the age of 72.Beloved wife of Hewlett, who she married in 1955. Cherished mother of Laura and Robert Myers of Phoenix, Arizona, Dean of Cambridge, Terrence and Sylvia of Cheltenham, Ont., Beverly of Cambridge and Rodney and Lavinia (Lica) of Kitchener; loving grandmother of Elizabeth, Zachary, Jeremy, Alex and Ethan. Born on Bonaventure Island, Quebec, she was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Mary Ann (nee Duval) and by her brothers, Philip, Irving, Walter, Bert, Henry, John, Jasper, Gordon and Arthur. Survived by her sister, Dorothy Bichard; sisters-in-law, Isabel Mauger and Gladys Major and brother-in-law, Arnold Langlois (wife Hazel). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.Mom will be remembered for her gentle spirit, kind and loving heart, her beautiful smile and wonderful food.We thank family, friends and neighbours for their many kindnesses over the last few months. Also the staff at Para-Med, especially Pat B. and Kathy G., the CCAC, and heartfelt thanks to everyone at Lisaard House, both staff and volunteers. Our thanks to Dr. F. Anello, Dr. Donna Ward, Dr. Kevin Bezanson and Pastor Ed da Silva.Friends will be received at T. Little Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 223 Main St. E. Cambridge (www.funeralscanada.com) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.As expressions of sympathy, donations to Lisaard House would be appreciated by the family.
LEIHER, Peter - Passed away at his home in Port Rowan on Friday, November 28th, 2003 in his 76th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Merinda Leiher of Port Rowan. Loving father of John Leiher and his wife Lois of Orillia, Paul House and his wife Susan of Whitby, Theresa Pickering and her husband Jack of Booths Harbour, Harold Leiher and his wife Renee of Barrie, Janet Bowls and her husband Scott of Chatham, Margaret Martin and her husband Kelly of Ottawa and Ruth Mudge and her husband Larry of Hamilton. Peter will be lovingly remembered by his 16 grandchildren and his 2 great-grandchildren; his brother, John Leiher and his wife Margaret of Kitchener; a sister-in-law, Joan of Waterloo as well as many nieces, nephews and special friends. Predeceased by his brother, Robert. At the family's request, cremation has taken place. In honouring Peter's memory, a celebration of life service will be held at the Port Rowan Mennonite Brethren Church, (Messiah's Corners) on Thursday, December 4th, 2003 at 11 a.m. A private family interment will be held at Bayview Cemetery, Port Rowan. Memorial donations payable to a charity of one's choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home, 36 Front St., Port Rowan, ON (519) 586-2901.