HOWITT, Charlotte Sylvia (1924 - 2004) - It is with the greatness of sadness that the Howitt family must announce the peaceful passing of their wife, mother, grandmother and friend, on Monday, March 29, 2004, in her 81st year at St. Mary's Hospital. Her contagious smile and zest for life's laughter will be greatly missed by her beloved husband and friend, Grant Boyle, much loved and loving mother to son, Michael (Jennifer), Gregory (Theresa); daughter, Jean and son, David (Cindy) and proud and joyous grandmother to Conor, Timothy, Cian, Christine, Sean, Courtney, Riley, Erica and Kara. Charlotte is predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Ida (Moore) Gulliver and by her brother, Ralph. Charlotte's family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday (today) at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 749-8467. Parish prayers 8:45 p.m. tonight. Prayers will be offered in the funeral home chapel at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, April 1, 2004 followed by procession to St. Aloysius RC Church (11 Traynor Ave., Kitchener) for funeral mass at 10 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Special thank you to the nursing staff of St. Mary's Hospital and those at Freeport Hospital Rehabilitation Unit for their extensive care, encouragement and guidance. Visit www.obit411.com/1250 for Charlotte's memorial.
MOSS, Ernest - Passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener on Tuesday, March 30, 2004. The family will receive friends at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, Thursday April 1, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi, 49 Blueridge Ave., Kitchener on Friday April 2, 2004 at 11 a.m. Parish Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 8:45 p.m. Further information may be obtained in Thursday's edition of the Record or by contacting the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, 745-9495.
PRIOR, Harry T. - Passed away, March 28, 2004, peacefully, at home. Born in Gosport, England, December 16, 1923. Predeceased by his wife, Brenda and daughter, Janet. Survived by his loving companion and best friend, Margaret Drost; daughter, Patricia and Robin Jones of St. Clements; son, Tony and Linda of Cambridge; daughter, Gina and Brian and son, John and Irene of Gosport, England; grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Cambridge and England; brother, Frank and Sylvia Prior of England. He will be dearly missed by Margaret's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Harry was a Second World War Veteran serving in the Royal British Navy. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion No. 126, Preston. At Harry's request, there will be no visitation or service. His body was donated to the Waterloo University Science Centre.Many thanks to Dr. G. Ford, Dr. Gallagher and all the doctors and wonderful staff of Medical Daycare Cancer Centre, Cambridge.Donations may be made to Medical Daycare Cancer Centre, Cambridge or the Children's Wish Foundation.
VANDEN BRINK, Wilhelmina - Suddenly, at her residence, on Tuesday, March 30, 2004, in her 92nd year. Wilhelmina, of Cambridge, beloved wife of the late Teunis Vanden Brink, who predeceased her on April 19, 1986. Loved mother of Willie Doppenberg and her husband Bill and Hendrick, all of Cambridge. Dear grandmother of Helena Devries and her husband Richard, of Cambridge and Ena Wuest and her husband Joachim of Kitchener and great-grandmother of Michaela and Liam Devries. Dear sister of Hennie, Cornelia, Jans and Lyda, all of the Netherlands and is also predeceased by her sisters, Wymtj and Aaltje and brothers, Geurt, Albert, Toon, Evert, Bart, Henk and a sibling in infancy. Wilhelmina lived a rich and full life. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially at the cottage in Southampton. She will be missed. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 223 Main St., E., Cambridge on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at St. Andrews Galt Presbyterian Church, Victoria St., at Osborne St., Cambridge on Saturday, April 3, 2004 at 2 p.m., with Rev. John Deyarmond officiating. Interment Mount View Cemetery. Remembrances to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation "Medical Day Care" would be greatly appreciated by the family.
WEBBER, Michael Richard - December 9, 1940 - March 13, 2004. With great sorrow, the family of Michael announce his death, on March 13, 2004, at his vacation home in Florida. Michael died very peacefully, in his sleep, at the too young age of 63. Michael leaves behind his wife, Betty (Byers); his daughter, Debbie Webber-Blanke and her husband Pat, as much a son as his own and his sons, Mark and Mike Junior, all whom he loved dearly. Anyone who knew and had to listen to Michael knew how much be adored and was devoted to his four grandchildren, Ali Webber-Blanke and her brother, Max Blanke and Jesse and Joshua Webber. They were his life and they, in turn, loved and cherished him. Lisa, Jess and Josh's mom, is also a major part of our family. Michael lived in Canada since 1966 and leaves a legacy of many, many family and friends who loved him and are richer for knowing him. In Canada, he will always be remembered and missed by his sisters-in-law, Maggie Byers and Lynne Ashby and her husband Chris. He also leaves his niece, Paula Leland and her family and his nephews, Edward and Kevin Edgar and their families. Betty's cousin, Glynnis Abbs and her husband, Steve, were recent and loved additions to Michael's Canadian family. Michael founded W-W Immigration Services, Kitchener in August 1993. Through his company he made many friends. Through his presence in our community, he was known and respected in every walk of life. He was particularly involved in the Kitchener and Waterloo hockey systems, since Mark and Mike Jr. played and, more recently, since his grandsons have been players. The condolences and support our family has received, despite this somewhat late official announcement, have been overwhelming and very much appreciated. In England, Michael is survived by his sisters, Dorrie Cairns and Peggy Edgar; his younger brother, Teddy and their families. Michael was very close to his sister-in-law, Kathleen Webber and her family, the wife of his late brother, Walter. He cherished his ongoing, albeit long-distance relationship, with his cousin, Alan Erhorn and his wife Aline. Betty's family in England, her brother, Alan, his wife Lorna and daughter Helen and her friend, Paul were close to Michael's heart. Michael's English friends, most of whom are still in England, some in Canada, have been part of our family for many years. We cannot possibly mention everyone. In particular, Ken Flynn and his wife Pat, whom Michael and his family shared time with regularly in England, Florida and Canada, Davey, Cliffy, Peter, Jerry, Ron, Dickie, Bryan, to mention only a few, will always be considered our "family". The lads of Wallsend Labour Club are the best! In Canada, Jim and Ethel Cooke and Dan and Margaret Green were friends that Michael shared his childhood with in England and his "second childhood" in Canada. In Florida, where a Memorial Service, cremation and the First Annual Mike Webber Memorial Golf Tournament have already taken place, we shall never forget the love and support of friends such as Len and Gloria Thompson (Brampton), their son Brent and his wife Deb, Colin and Cathy, Rick and Joyce, Fred and Marge, Woody and Sue, Dave and Elaine and also, the owners of the Live Oak Resort, Bobby Jack and Gail, where Michael was so happy. Without all of you, our family simply could not have coped. To all of our family and friends who have "been there", thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Friends are invited to join Michael's family at a gathering to celebrate Michael's life to be held on Thursday, April 8, 2004, in Forbes Family Hall, the Century Room, RIM Park, Waterloo from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. A further gathering will be held in England at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to, may make a donation to the Heart sad Stroke Foundation (Telephone 1-888-473-4636) in Michael's memory.
ALTON, Elgin - At his home in Palmerston, on Monday, March 29, 2004, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Jean (Clarke) Alton and father of Liz Ruegg and her husband Glenn of Harriston, Virginia Nelemans and her husband Jim of Wingham, John Alton of Calgary, Cindy Grose and her husband Jeff of Alma and Danny Alton of Palmerston. Grandfather of Sharon and Jody Herbus, Lynda Ruegg and Nick Baillargeon, Patrick and Tina Nelemans, Patricia Nelemans, Jamie Nelemans, Justin Nelemans, Christopher Nelemans, Gelina Alton, Dane Alton, Brittney Alton, Courtney Grose, Alex Grose, Trent Grose, Bradley Alton, Dillon Alton, Thomas Alton and Wesley Alton and great-grandfather of Noah Baillargeon, Catelyn Nelemans. Casey Nelemans, McKenzie Alton, Spencer Alton, Hailey Nelemans and Amber Nelemans. Predeceased by his son, Michael Alton; his granddaughter, Amy Ruegg; his brothers, Leonard Alton and Wilmer Alton and by his sister, Ruby Rulton. Friends may call at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston this evening (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, April 1 at 11 a.m. A Masonic Lodge memorial service will be held this evening (Tuesday) at 9 p.m. Interment in Harriston Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Palmerston and District Hospital would be appreciated.
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 Kate 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.
MARJORIE B. CRAVEN (nee Tracey) 1922-2004 Passed away, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Friday, March 26, 2004, in her 82nd year. With sadness we say goodbye to the greatest mom, grandma and great-grandma. We will miss you, your smiles and your desserts. Beloved wife of the late James Craven whom she was married to for 50 years and predeceased her on March 25, 1992. Dear Mom of James Jr. (Charlotte), Jerry (Kathy), all of Kitchener and Susan Lockett (Allan) of Drayton; loving grandma of Kevin (Julie), Steven, Pamela, Kerry (Grant), Kelly (Michele), Tammy (Jamie) and Robin (Tony); great-grandma to 13 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way. Survived by siblings, Joan, Don, Phyllis, Marie and Leona. Predeceased by her parents; 10 siblings and one grandchild. A celebration of Marjorie's life will be held at the Edward R.Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Wednesday March 31, 2004 at 6:30 p.m., with the Rev. Paul Voisin C.R. as celebrant. Friends are invited to the funeral home reception room following the service. In Marjorie's memory, donations to the K-W Habilitation Services, in thanks for the special care given to her grandson Steven, may be arranged through the funeral home - 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com We appreciate all the care and support given to Mom by the staff on the third, fifth and sixth floor of St. Mary's Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Sehl, Dr. Kelly, Dr. Wren, Dr. Yip and Dr. Ho. "Twas grace hath brought me safe this far, and grace will lead me home."
DALLY, Edward Thomas - Of Cambridge, on Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Irene Brittenden. Dear father of Paul and his wife Terri of Cambridge, Nancy Trott of Barrie. Lovingly remembered by five grandchildren, Robyn, Christine, Rebecca, Crystal and Nathan. Also survived by friends, John Trott, Hiedi and Dick Poey. Predeceased by his parents, William and Ann Dally; one daughter, Lynda (1965); three brothers, William (Bill), Harry and Fred and one sister, Hilda Hobbs. Mr. Dally was born in Preston and had lived in Stoney Creek for a number of years and then returned to Cambridge. He was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Sunday School Teacher for 25 years and an Alderman for the Town of Preston for 17 years. At Edward's request, cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation Palliative Care would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barthel Funeral Home, Cambridge 653-3251.
DONALDSON, Wallace Clark - Passed away peacefully, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, in Kitchener, on Monday, March 29, 2004 in his 86th year. Wally was a resident of Luther Village and formerly of Whitevale, Ont. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his sons, Scott of Denman Island, B.C., Bryn and his wife Judy of Kitchener and his daughter, Alissa and her husband Charles of London. Proud grandfather of Geoffrey, Tara, Lynn, Owen and Jillian. Wally was born in Windsor, Ontario in 1918. He attended Walkerville Collegiate and received his O.A.C. (BSA) from the University of Guelph in 1940. Wally served his country by serving in the R.C.A.F. as a Flight Lieutenant, Observer in Squadrons 147, 8Br and 233 from 1941 to 1945. He was a pioneer film cameraman for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1953 to 1983. Wally was a longtime resident of Japanese Gardens, Venice, Florida; a member of the Royal Canadian Legion No. 176 (Pt. Charlotte, Fl.); the Toronto Chapter of Imperial Officers Association and member of Whitevale United Church. Cremation has taken place. A private family service has been held. Interment at Whitevale Cemetery. Donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated and may be made by contacting the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home & Cremation Centre at (519) 745-9495
GAWLIK, Kathrine - At Guelph General Hospital, on Sunday, March 28, 2004. Kathrine (Mydlarski) Gawlik was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Gawlik (1978) and the late Frank Kwiecien (1967). She was the loving step-mother of Mary Robson and her husband Jack of Guelph, Stephen Gawlik and his wife Esther of Kitchener and the late Walter. Kathrine was the dear step-mother-in-law of Lina Gawlik of California. She was also the dear step-mother of Felix Kwiecien and his wife Ann of Mississauga, Winnifred Nowl and her husband Ronald of Elmira and the late Helen Mordeczko and her late husband Joseph. Survived also by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews. Kathrine is predeceased by her seven brothers and sisters in Poland. Fondly remembered by Bodgan Rog of Woodstock. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home & Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family will receive friends today (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. A Vigil for Kathrine will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place at Sacred Heart Church, 98 Alice St., Guelph, on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 10 a.m. Interment Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.