MALICA, Eufrozina - Passed away peacefully, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at the age of 97.Dear mother of Vioara Florica and her husband Traian of Kitchener, Paul Malica and his wife Vida of Pancevo, Yugoslavia. Loved grandmother to Ruzcia, Petar and Dorel of Yugoslavia, Cornelia, Vioara, Traian, Colie, Adina, Peter, Steven, Paul, Marian and Rosina and their spouses, all of North America. Also survived by her 54 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her son, Stevan Malica.Eufrozina's family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, Dec. 1, 2003 (today) from 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, (519-749-8467). Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery.Visit www.obit411.com/1155 for Eufrozina's memorial.
RALSTON, James "Scotty" "Jimmy" - Passed away peacefully, on November 28, 2003. Loving husband of Joan. Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend. A gentle, caring man who loved the mountains of B.C. and cherished the times he spent with family and friends. He will be missed by all who loved him.Family will receive friends at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, (1001 Ottawa St. S. at Westmount Rd., 743-8900) on Tuesday, December 2, 2003, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at 2 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
RANKIN, John - At Listowel Memorial Hospital on Friday, November 28, 2003, John Rankin of R.R.#1, Listowel, in his 60th year. Beloved husband of Linda (Beadle) Rankin. Loved father of Shawn and friend Brenda of Listowel and Stephen and fiancee Michol of Calgary, Alberta. Dear brother of Ruth Braga of Welland, Raymond and wife Carol of Kitchener, James and wife Barbara of Paisley and Beverley and wife Joan of Port Elgin. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Janet (Laing) Rankin and sisters, Jean Pegelo and Ina Duncan. Visitation was held at Robert Trench Funeral Home, Listowel on Sunday afternoon and evening. Service will be held today (Monday) at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel, at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Mark Davidson officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. Memorial remembrances to Grand River Cancer Centre or Listowel Memorial Hospital Circle of Care would be appreciated.
ROBERTSON, Jean - At Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Sunday, November 30, 2003. Mrs. Jean Robertson in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Lewis Robertson (1991). Dear mother of Jim and Norma Robertson of Strathroy and Carolyn and Chris Ogierman of White Rock, B.C. Grandmother of Greg Robertson and friend Christine Young of Windsor, Scott and Amanda Robertson of London, Sean Robertson and Sheila Hutchinson of London and Jason and Matthew Ogierman of White Rock, B.C. Great-grandmother of Charlotte Foster. Predeceased by sister, Ruth Ernst. Visitation on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 from 7-9 p.m. at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy where the complete funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jock Tolmay officiating. Cremation with burial at a later date. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jean.
SCHNURR, Laverne Theresea (Massel) - Age 68. Handed back to God on the wings of her angel on November 29, 2003 by her children and grandchildren, Gerry and Margaret Schnurr (Calvin, Paula and Gordon) of Aurora, Connie and Danny Fach (Graham and Curtis) of Guelph, Wayne and Ann Schnurr (Leanne, Gillian and Brad) of Oakville, Carl and Mary Schnurr (Meghan and Emma), Karen and Paul Herman (Matthew, Brian and Steven), Donna and Steve McGarr (Monica and Claire), all of Guelph. Sister of Edward and his wife Marlene Massel of Guelph, sister-in-law of Richard Schwichtenberg of Wingham, Carol and Francis Bross, Robert and Jean Schnurr, Marion McDonald, all of Walkerton, and Bob Steffler of Waterloo. An inspiration, both a guiding spirit to and a guided spirit of "Little Karen" Schwichtenberg of New York City, New York. Laverne is joyously reunited with her late husband, Claire (1996); parents, Joseph and Aurelia Massel (Ditner); sisters, Rosemary Schwichtenberg and Marie Massel. Also greeting her in Heaven are mother and father-in-law, Gertrude and Charles Schnurr; brother-in-law, Lloyd Schnurr; sisters-in-law, Lois Steffler and Cleo Pattison. Visitation to be held at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, (252 Dublin Street North, Guelph) on Monday (today) and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. each day, with vigil on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Joseph's Church (409 Paisley Road, Guelph) at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 3, 2003. Interment Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. Donations made in Laverne's memory may be made to the Evergreen Seniors Centre, Guelph or Palliative Care Services of the Community Care Access Centre of Wellington-Dufferin and would be kindly appreciated. Cards available at the funeral home (822-4731). Mom lived every day like it was her last and made the most of each one. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed. We're only dancing on this earth for a short while but, in Heaven, the band plays forever...
CHRISTIE, N. Jean - Aged 93, passed away peacefully, at Summit Place Lodge, on Sunday, November 30, 2003, surrounded by her family.Beloved wife of the late Miller Christie. Jean will be lovingly remembered by her children, Judy Christie, John Christie and his late wife Maryann, and Rob Christie and his wife Laurie, and her loving grandchildren, Cheryl Boyes and her husband Scott Merry, and Nancy and her husband Dennis Allemang. She will also be remembered by her great grandchildren, Hilary and Zachary Allemang, and her step grandchildren, Krista and Stephen VanEe, Stacie and Jeff Almond, Chris Mirrlees and Patti and their children.Predeceased by her parents, Gordon Watt and Nina Charlotte; her son, David; her brother, Bruce Watt and her sisters, Hester Leet and Ruth Clapham.Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, in Owen Sound on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m., Rev. Keith Reynolds officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation or to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family.
CARLEY, Elgin Norman - Age 77, passed away peacefully, at Grand River Hospital, on November 28, 2003. Dearly loved by wife, Lela (Schieck) Carley; daughters, Janette and Jolene; grandchildren, David and Carley. Brother of Victor and Gordon Carley. Predeceased by his parents, Viola and Cecil Carley. To honour Elgin's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public funeral service. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Heritage Funeral Home, Drayton, on Saturday, December 6, 2003 from 1-4 p.m. to share remembrances in celebration of Elgin's life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society through the Heritage Funeral Home, Drayton. Telephone (519) 638-3072.
BOTT, Terry Michael - Passed away at Trinity Village Care Centre, Kitchener on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at the age of 64 years. Terry was a longtime resident of the David Fisher Residence, Erbsville and continually enriched the lives of his family and friends with his sense of humour and his love of music. During his short stay at Trinity Village Care Centre, he touched the lives of the staff and volunteers whose special care was greatly appreciated. He is fondly remembered by his nephews, Michael and Robin Bott; niece, Christine Warner, and sister-in-law Gwenne (Bott) Smith as well as his great niece and nephews. Predeceased by his mother, Marie; father, Percy; brothers, Donald and Robert and sister, Jerry Dauberger. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Village Care Centre, 2727 Kingsway Drive Kitchener on Thursday, December 4, 2003 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the David Fisher Residence or Trinity Village Care Centre Chapel Fund would be appreciated and can be arranged by contacting the Edward R. Good Funeral Home at 745-8445.
BRENNEMAN, Helen - Passed away, on Sunday, November 30, 2003, at Grand River Hospital, Freeport Health Center, Kitchener. Helen resided in Kitchener and was formerly of Scarborough. She was born 79 years ago in Wilmot township and was the daughter of the late Christian and Edna (Lichti) Brenneman. Sadly missed by her brothers, Ray and wife Nelda Brenneman of New Hamburg, Walter and wife Arlene Brenneman of Kitchener and brother-in-law, Delton Bowman of New Hamburg. Lovingly remembered by her mother, Reta Gingerich of New Hamburg; nieces and nephews, Lynda and Keith Reier, Paul and Dorothy Bowman, Kathy Myles, Jim and Sue Bowman, Doug and Valerie Brenneman, Dwight and Paulette (West) Brenneman, Michael and Kathy (Maucec) Brenneman, David and Tanya Brenneman, Dawn Brenneman and great-nieces and great-nephews, Kristen, Mark, Philip. Jonathan, Jennie, Matthew, Mark, Aaron, Megan, Shea, Taite, Tyler, David and Elizabeth. Also remembered by many friends. Helen was predeceased by her sisters, Jean Bowman and Lois Ann Brenneman. Helen was a member of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. She retired as a founding teacher from Warden Woods Community Center in Scarborough. She was an active volunteer at the Rockway Thrift Store, Mennonite Conference Office and the House of Friendship. Helen enjoyed quilting, reading, gardening as hobbies and was an avid scrabble player. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St. New Hamburg on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003 from 6:30-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Helen's life will take place on Saturday, December 6, 2003 at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener at 2 p.m. Pastors Mark Diller Harder and Gary Knarr. Interment in Steinmann Mennonite Church Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee or First Mennonite Church. Special thanks to Dr. Seyler, Dr. Jackson, Dr Williamson, nurses and staff, Union Terrace, Grandriver Hospital Freeport Centre, for their care and kindness during Helen's illness. "Many people will walk into and out of your life. But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart." (Elenor Roosevelt).
BROWN, Robert (Bob) - Passed away on Monday, December 1, 2003 at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener. Bob resided in New Hamburg at Morningside Village. Bob was born 70 years ago in Toronto and was the son of the late Edward and Jean (Taylor) Brown. Beloved husband of Maryjean (Reid) Brown with whom he celebrated 47 years of marriage. Dear father of Rick and wife Bev Brown, Steve Brown, both of Penticton, B.C., Debby and husband Simon Franks of Acton and Tim Brown of Vancouver, B.C.. Sadly missed by 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Also remembered by mother-in-law, Jean Reid of Kitchener, sisters-in-law, Barb and husband Jim Jackson of Richard's Landing and Wendy and husband Bill Simpson of St. Clements. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Thursday, December 4, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. There will be a time of celebration and reflection on Bob's life on Friday, December 5, 2003 at the Village Center, Morningside Village from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m.. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.
CASSELTON, Charles William Sr. - It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden, but peaceful passing of Charles William Casselton Sr. at his home on Monday, December 1, 2003 in his 69th year. Loving husband of Joan and dedicated family man, Chuck will be sadly missed and remembered by his children, Karen Casselton-Bower and her husband Robert of Kingston, Charles and his wife Kelly of Kenora, and Jo-Anne Casselton-Kuhn and her husband Rodger of Paris. Cherished grandfather of Kayla, Jarrett, Leigh-Anne, Brady, Hope, Eric, and Hunter. Chuck will also be missed by his sister, Esther Angus of Cambridge. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Funeral home on Thursday, December 4, 2003 at 1 p.m. with Interment to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke foundation would be appreciated by the family.
COOPER, Helen Enid - Peacefully, at her residence at the Saugeen Valley Nursing Centre, Mount Forest, on Monday, December 01, 2003, Helen Enid Cooper (nee Goodwin) in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late William Cooper (2000). Dear mother of Norman and his wife Marlene of Mount Forest and David and his wife Shirley of Drayton. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Linda and her husband Kent Terrell, Michael, Chad and Daryl Cooper; her great-granddaughter, Amelia Cooper; her sisters, Elsie Partridge of Cambridge and Marie and her husband, Vernon Gowing of Cambridge; her sister-in-law, Sandra Goodwin and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a grandson, Jason Cooper; sister, Daisy and her husband Jim Partridge and brothers, Jack and Roy. Helen was a member of the Alma Women's Institute and an honorary member of the Women's Missionary Society. Friends will be received at the Thomson & Collins Funeral Home, 160 St. David Street North, Fergus on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from Knox Elora Presbyterian Church, 51 Church Street, Elora on Thursday, December 4, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Kees Vandermey officiating. Interment Belsyde Cemetery. For those who wish, donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Alma would be appreciated by the family.
DICKSON, Gerald "Dutch" - Peacefully, at the John Noble Home, on Saturday, November 29, 2003, Gerald "Dutch" Dickson, in his 85th year. Beloved husband for 60 years of Ann Dickson; loving brother of Elaine and Harold Vogt, Ross and Mary Dickson, Norm and Joyce Dickson. Predeceased by brothers, Floyd and Elgin Dickson and by his parents, Harvey and Carrie Dickson. Survived by his niece, Michele Worden of New Hampshire. Also survived by other nieces and nephews. Dutch served in the air force in England during the Second World War. He worked at Uniroyal Tire Company until his retirement at 53 years of age. Friends will be received at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. Special thanks to Elizabeth Heinbuch for all the care given this past year to Dutch and Ann. Thank you to Dr. Desai, and the nurses and staff at the John Noble Home.
ECCLES, Kenneth Arthur - Peacefully, at St. Mary's Hospital, on Monday, December 1, 2003, in his 82nd year. Ken Eccles, loving husband of the late Margaret Eccles (nee) Newcombe. Dear father of John and his wife Linda of Innerkip, Michael and his wife Nancy of Kitchener and Kathy Steckly and her husband Randy of Kitchener. Remember by his son-in-law, David Lankowski of Kitchener. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Craig, Kim, Steve, Jeff, Scott, Brandon and Bradley. Fondly remembered by his friend and companion, Mildred Binkley. Predeceased by his daughter, Judie Lankowski (Sept). Ken was a member of the Kitchener Knights of Columbus. Ken was also a veteran of the Second World War. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home & Chapel, 51 Benton at Church Street Kitchener today (Wednesday) from from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday December 4, 2003 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Private family interment Woodland Cemetery . Donations to St. Mary's Hospital would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy by the family. Special thanks to all of the wonderful care shown to Ken from the 5th floor staff at St. Mary's Hospital.