FITTON, Mary Constance (nee Whyte) - Of Guelph, passed away quietly in her sleep at her residence, Sunday, November 30, 2003, in her 81st year. Beloved wife, for 62 years, of Gordon. Cherished mother of Connie and husband Bill Roadknight of Owen Sound, John Fitton and wife Debbie of Kitchener and William Fitton of Guelph. She will be sadly missed by her ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by her sister Isabel and husband Andy Garcia of Guelph. Predeceased by her parents Anne and William Whyte and her brother William Harold Whyte.Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, today (Tuesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held, in the funeral home chapel, Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at 11 a.m. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Spring interment Farnham Cemetery, Arkell.Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 204-21 Surrey St. W., Guelph, N1H 3R3 would be appreciated. (Wall-Custance 1-519/822-0051
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
JONES, Annie May - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 30, 2003 at The Hanning House, Cambridge. Annie Jones in her 99th year was the beloved wife of the late George (1964). Dear mother of Fred and his wife Joyce, of Milverton, Eunice and her husband Norm Bennett of Blind River, David and his wife Rose of Rossville, NB., Bob and his wife Karen of Palmerston, Sam and his wife Mary of Baysville, ON., Norman and his wife Lynda of Cambridge. Dear grandmother of 22 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Esther Foerster of London. Predeceased by parents and 9 brothers and sisters. Annie was a member of the Salvation Army Church both in Cambridge and Listowel. Annie's family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday (today) from 7-9 p.m. and continue from 12 noon Wednesday, December 3, 2003 until time of funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Listowel at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.obit411.com/1159 for Annie's memorial.
KARTECHNER, Walter - Passed away peacefully, on Monday, December 1, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital.Walter Kartechner, in his 72nd year was the beloved husband of the late Nancy Jean (nee Quintern) Kartechner (2001). Dear father of Deborah Pruden of USA. Dear grandfather of Connie, Victoria, Amanda, Jonathan and Nicholas. Great-grandfather of Lucas. Dear brother of Herman Sr. and his wife Molly of Guelph and Carl of Kitchener. Walter will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Predeceased by brother Harold. Walter was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Kitchener. Walter's family 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) and will continue at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 322 East Ave., Kitchener on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 from 12:30 p.m. until time of funeral service 1:30 p.m. Pastor Marcus Kuehn officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to Holy Cross Lutheran Church or the Canadian Lutheran World Relief Fund would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.obit411.com/1158 for Walter's memorial.
MANOOCHEHRI, Hamid Hossein - Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on November 30, 2003, at the age of 75 years. Loving husband of his wife of 49 years, Doris Manoochehri. Dear father of his daughter Leila Manoochehri, and son, Davood (David) Manoochehri and his wife Linda Innanen. Adoring grandfather (Baba) to Aria and Paige Manoochehri. He is survived by his sister Aghdas (California), his brother Ali and his wife Afagh (Iran), and his sister Mahin and her husband Reza (Waterloo). He will also be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Hamid was born in Iran on April 10, 1928 and was educated as an engineer in England. Following a stellar career in industry spanning several decades in the UK and Canada he embarked on what became his true passion, teaching in Conestoga College's Telecommunications Program. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Hamid's life on Sunday, December 7, 2003 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at his son and daughter-in-law's home at 1356 Wrigley Road, Ayr. Emails may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Conestoga College (Telecommunications Program). The immediate family would like to thank family and friends, both in Canada and abroad, for their ongoing support during these recent difficult times. We also wish to extend a special thank you to the nurses and hospital doctors at Level 5B of Cambridge Memorial Hospital for the dignified and compassionate care provided to our husband/father.
REITZEL, Joseph P. - 78, died at Raymond Health Care Centre, Alberta, on November 7, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Luella (Kocher) Reitzel; three sons, Paul, Douglas and Tom and one daughter, Judith Carriere, all in Alberta and one daughter, Sharon Stewart in British Columbia; also brothers, Francis and Walter and sisters, Sister Victoria, S.S.N.D., Anne Vogel his twin, Irene Kuntz, Rita Hergott, Lucy Diebold, Dorothy Spitzl, and Margaret Hudson, all in Southern Ontario and Sister Rosalie S.S.N.D., England. Predeceased by his parents, Joachim and Bertha (Hoffarth) Reitzel and six sisters, Marie Linseman, Leone Jackson, Helen Fibish, Theresa, Alice McMahon and Agnes. Cremation followed. A family service will be held in Fort McMurray, Alberta in December and arrangements for the funeral Mass and burial at St. Clement Parish, St. Clements, Ontario are pending.
STORER, Sid - Passed away, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Sunday, November 30, 2003, at the age of 83 years. Mr. Storer served five and a half years overseas with the Highland Light Infantry. He had worked at Uniroyal for 31 years. He was also a member of the New Apostolic Church since 1946. Beloved husband and friend of Grace Storer (nee Schnarr); dear father of Jean (Russ), Terry, Cheryl (Jeff) and Lois (Tom). Lovingly remembered by 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Survived by his brother, Gene Storer and his wife Rita of Kitchener. Predeceased by his parents, Fred and Margaret (Wade) Storer; his first wife, Verna (nee Eby); his son, Alfred; his daughter, Joan Baker; four brothers, Art, Fred, Bill and Dick and two sisters, Winnie and Edith. The family will receive friends at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, 745-9495, on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Thursday, December 4 at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Carl Wiesel officiating. Private interment in Woodland Cemetery. Reception will follow the service in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New Apostolic Church Foreign Extension Fund or to the Canadian Cancer Society and may be placed by contacting the funeral home or through email@example.com A special thank you is extended to Dr. Williamson and the nurses of Freeport Hospital, Union Terrace three for their loving and compassionate care.
WRIGHT, Agnes D. - Peacefully, after a long and full life. Agnes died at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, early Monday morning, December 1st, 2003. She was in her 95th year. Beloved mother of Dorothy and her husband George Collin of Fergus, John Wright and his wife Ruth of Bloomingdale, James Wright and his wife Rosemary of Winterbourne and Richard Wright and his wife Lorri of Fergus. She will be lovingly remembered by her 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Florence Phillips of Waterloo. She was predeceased by her husband, Oliver J. Wright in 1983, a daughter in infancy and brothers, Cyril, Ted and Jack Phillips. Born in Burton-on-Trent, England, Agnes came to Canada as a very young girl. After being raised in Kitchener, she was very proud that most of her adult years were spent on The Bend Farm at Conestogo. She attended Conestogo United Church for many years and was a former member of the Winterbourne Women's Institute and the Order of the Eastern Star. Friends are invited to share their memories of Agnes with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, today (Wednesday) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service to celebrate her life will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, December 4, 2003, at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Paul Ellingham officiating. Interment to follow in Conestogo Cemetery. Following the committal at the cemetery, friends and relatives are invited to Bloomingdale United Church for refreshments and a time to visit. In memory of Agnes, donations to the Bloomingdale United Church Building Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated and can be arranged through the funeral home, phone 745-8445
BEAL, Michael Harold - Passed away, as the result of an automobile accident, on Saturday, March 27, 2004, in Cambridge, Michael Beal, 61 years of age. Beloved husband of Susan; dear father of Michael and his wife Yvonne of Denver, Colorado and Karrie and her husband Wayne Welsh of Cambridge. Loving grandfather of Kaitlyn and Brooke Beal; dear son of Florence Beal of Cambridge and the late Michael Kozicky of Calgary; dear brother of Gordon and his wife Helen Beal of Kitchener and Pat Kozicky of Calgary; brother-in-law of Carol Rice and John Adam, both of Cambridge. Also survived by his nephews, Jason, Jarrett and Brett and his stepmother, Ollie Kozicky. Michael's family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge, 658-9366. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Canadian Institute for the Blind.
BRIDE, Irene - Passed away peacefully, in her sleep at her home, in Elora, on Tuesday, March 30, 2004. Irene Bride (Fairweather) in her 63rd year. Beloved wife of Don Bride. Loving mother of Donna and her husband Lloyd Jamieson of Arthur, Lorraine Bride of Elora and Bill of Guelph. Dearest grandmother of Amy and Bryan. Dear sister of Rev. Don Fairweather of Fergus and Ralph Fairweather and his wife Lorraine of Salem. Irene is survived by a number of nieces and nephews and other family members and her brother-in-law, Brian Polderman. Predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Polderman (1991) and her parents, Morley and Gertrude Fairweather. Friends and relatives may call at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 37 Church St., Elora, on Wednesday March 31, 2004 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday April 1, 2004 at 2 p.m. from the Knox Presbyterian Church, Elora, Rev. Kees Vandermey officiating. Interment in Elora Cemetery. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall of the church. Memorial donations may be made to the Knox Presbyterian Church or the Groves Memorial Community Hospital Building Fund as expressions of sympathy. Cards are available at the funeral home, 846-5352.
CARBERT, Dr. Austin C. - Peacefully, on Monday, March 29, 2004, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Dr. Austin C. Carbert, in his 95th year, of Elmira.Beloved husband of the late Grace (Darragh) Carbert who predeceased him on December 24, 2000.Loving and devoted father and father-in-law of Corinne and Bob Warnica of Franklin, Tenn., Molly and Alan Mills of London, Ont. and Russell Barr of Gravenhurst. Fondly remembered by his nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. For 50 years, Dr. A. C. Carbert serviced Elmira and district as a dentist, retiring in 1984.Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Ida (Merriam) Carbert; one daughter, Barbara Barr (1975); one sister, Muriel Carbert (1993).At Austin's request, there will be no funeral home visitation. A private family service will be held at the Dreisinger Funeral Home Chapel, Elmira, followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. In his memory, donations to Trinity United Church Mission and Service Fund would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.
CAREY, Mildred Lavina - At Caressant Care Nursing Home, Arthur on Tuesday, March 30, 2004, Mildred Lavina Carey (nee Metcalfe), in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of Norman Carey. Dear mother of Harvey and his wife Lottie of Guelph, Gordon and his wife Mary Gladys of Waterloo and Marilyn and her husband Edward Eisenmenger of New Hamburg. She will be missed by her grandchildren, David Carey and his wife Kim, Ryan Eisenmenger and Jennifer Eisenmenger, as well as her brother Harvel Metcalfe and his wife Mae of Fergus; sister Joan Noble of Elora and step-brother, David Martin and his wife Mary of Arthur. Predeceased by sisters, Ruby Officer and Mary Bewick. Friends will be received at the Thomson & Collins Funeral Home, 160 St. David Street North, Fergus today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 11 a.m., with Rev. David Whitecross of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment Belsyde Cemetery. For those who wish, donations to Caressant Care, Arthur would be appreciated by the family.
HAGEMANN, Stella (Fiddler) - Peacefully, at her residence, Parisien Manor Nursing Home, Cornwall, Ontario, on Sunday, March 28, 2004. Mrs. Hagemann was in her 100th year.She was born in Killaloe. Stella was predeceased by her first husband Carl Fiddler (1965) and her second husband, Hans Hagemann (1994), nine brothers and five sisters.Beloved mother of James Fiddler (Janet). Loving grandmother of Randy Fiddler (Carole), and Michelle Gravelle (Andre), all of Cornwall and Jeffrey Fiddler (Sylvia) of BC. Great-grandmother of nine great-grandchildren and survived by six brothers and one sister.Mrs. Hagemann's family will receive friends and relatives at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener on Thursday, April 1, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, April 2, 2004 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Frank Haggarty officiating. Interment will take place at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener.As expressions of sympathy donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family and may be made by calling the funeral home at 742-4481