ZEMANCIK, Louise - We give thanks for the gift of our beloved "Nanny", who passed away, Saturday, June 5, 2004, at her home in Cambridge. Louise was predeceased by her husband, Steve (1984); her mother, Catherine Butora (1979) and her father, Joseph Butora (1983). She will be forever loved and remembered by her daughter, Irene Elliott and her son, Frank (Jean). Louise also leaves behind her grandchildren, Dianne (Dave) Habel of New Hamburg, Brian (Kim) Elliott of Cambridge, Catherine (Darren) Brewer of Tavistock and Gary and David Zemancik of Cambridge. Loving great-grandmother of Melissa, Noah and Carson Elliott-Habel, Brian, Mitchel and Dylan Brewer and Alexandra Elliott.A private family visitation has already taken place. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick's RC Church, 53 Wellington St., Cambridge, on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at 10 a.m.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario by contacting Coutts Funeral Home, Cambridge, 621-1650."To be remembered is to live forever"
LANAUS, Ellen Margaret - Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Sunday, June 6, 2004, at the age of 62 years. Ellen Lanaus (nee Langdon) of Sutton, formerly of Mount Forest, beloved wife of Eric. Loving mother of Jeff and his wife Kelly-Ann of Burlington and Heather Sedore and her husband Lyle of Mt. Albert. Loving grandmother of Jackson and Sydney Lanaus and Rachel, Scott and Jessica Sedore. Dear sister of Barbara Woods and her husband Herb of Ottawa and Heather Small and her husband Terry of Newmarket, New Hampshire. Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service in Knox United Church, Market Street, Sutton, Thursday at 11 a.m. Visitation in the church from 10 a.m. Interment, Mount Forest Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Knox United Church would be appreciated by the family.
MURCH, John William "Jack" - Of Preston, Cambridge, on Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Norma Henry (2001). Dear father of William (Bill) Murch of Aylmer and Robert (Bob) Murch of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by four grandchildren, David, Christopher, Kimberley and Spencer. Survived by one brother, Doug Murch of Cambridge and one sister, Eileen Green of Penetanguishene. Predeceased by his parents, William and Della Murch. Jack was born in Preston, but his long military service took he and his family to many parts of Canada and overseas for a lengthy posting with Nato forces in West Germany. He returned with his family to Preston in 1972. He was a member of Knox Preston Presbyterian Church, the Church Choir and the Church Board of Directors, the Masonic Lodge, and the Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch 126. He was also a Veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was retired from Canada Post. At the family's request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at Knox Preston Presbyterian Church, 132 Argyle Street N., Cambridge at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Bill Bynum officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, 110 Eglington Ave. W., Suite 400, Toronto M4R 1A3 or World Vision, 1 World Dr., Mississauga L5T 2Y7 would be gratefully appreciated by the family.
W. PAUL SANDHAM 1943 - 2004 Suddenly at his residence, on Sunday, June 6, 2004 at the age of 60 years. Beloved husband of Carol (Schlueter) of Waterloo; loving father of Heather Cloes and her husband Paul, Wendy Schell and her husband Steve and Todd Sandham and his wife Brenda, all of Waterloo; dear papa of Shannon Cloes, Taylor and Sydney Schell; brother of Marguerite Rachar and her husband Bill of Tillsonburg; also remembered by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sharon and Brent Parsons of Kitchener, his mother-in-law Gladys Schlueter of Waterloo and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Bruce and Greta Sandham. Paul was employed as a mechanical engineer with The Walter Fedy Partnership, previously with Canadian Fram Ltd. and Canadian Blower/Canada Pumps Ltd. Paul was a charter member of The Optimist Club of Waterloo North, past president and director. He was a faithful member of Highland Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, chairman of council, treasurer and chairman of the property board. Friends are invited to share their memories of Paul with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family interment will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. The funeral service to celebrate Paul's life will be held at Highland Baptist Church, 135 Highland Rd. W. on Friday, June 11, 2004 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Das Sydney officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Baptist Church or The Optimist Club of Waterloo North and can be arranged through the funeral home at 745-8445
WOOD, Marguerite - Marguerite Letitia Pearl (Bailey) Wood of Powassan and formerly of RR 2, Brussels, passed away at North Bay General Memorial Hospital on Saturday, June 5, 2004. Marguerite was in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late John Edward Wood. Loving mother of Greg of Westport, Ont., Cheryl and husband Ron Thompson of Stockton, Iowa and Shawn and wife Kim of Venice, Florida. Dear sister of Evelyn Owens and Alvin Bailey of Cochrane, Ont., Jean McLeod (husband Doug) of North Bay, Audrey Case (husband Burton) and Glendon (wife Betty Jean) all of Manitoulin Island. Also loved by five grandchildren, Sara and Justine Wood of Toronto, Heather Thompson of North Bay, Beverley Thompson of Kitchener and Ted Thompson of Texas. Predeceased by her brother, Kenneth Bailey. Friends will be received by the family 2 hours prior to the funeral service being conducted from the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, 401 Albert St., Brussels, on Wednesday, June 9 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Harold Fiss of Bethel Bible Chapel, North Bay, officiating. Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Gideons International or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
MARVIN (RED) YOUNG 1935 - 2004 Peacefully, at his residence in Etobicoke, on Friday, June 4, 2004. Much loved step-father of Alana and her husband Davis James, Kevin and his wife Nicole Adolphe, Karen Prevett and Debi and her husband Mark Warner. Red will also be missed by a surviving sister and brother and by his nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo for memorial visitation on Thursday, June 10, 2004 from 7-9 p.m. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will follow at a later date. In Red's memory, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and can be arranged through the funeral home - 745-8445
FERNLEY, Deborah May Hipel (nee Read) - 1953 - 2004. Entered into rest, at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, in Bracebridge, on Tuesday, June 1, 2004.Beloved wife to Larry Fernely of Bala, beloved mother to Chad, Craig, Brandon, Mirisa, Robin, Robert and Christine. Beloved daughter of George and Bea Read of Elmira. Beloved sister to Glenn (Connie) Read of Waterloo, Bonnie (Ray) Kuntz of St. Jacobs, Ted (Cheryl) Read of Floradale. Also survived by her three grandchildren, Brandon, Kayla and Larrysa. Predeceased by brother James, in infancy.Funeral service was held Friday, June 4, 2004 at W.J. Cavill Funeral Home in Gravenhurst.In memory, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
BUCKLEY, Dennis Cyril - At St. Mary's General Hospital, on Thursday, June 3, 2004, age 79 years. Dennis was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Royal Canadian Legion. Friends may call at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church Street, Kitchener on Thursday, June 10, 2004, from 12 noon until time of funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Williamsburg Cemetery, Kitchener.
CALLANDER, Robert (Bob) - Passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at the age of 75. Beloved husband of the late Lyla (nee Weaver) Callander (February 11, 2004). Dear father of Robert of Kitchener, Bradford of Cambridge, Todd of Kitchener and Lisa of Brantford. Bob will be missed by his grandchildren, Joshua and Meleesa. Fondly remembered by his daughter-in-law, Christina and daughter's fiance Colin. Bob was a proud member of the Masonic Grand River Lodge No 151, Shriners Mocha Temple and the Valley of Guelph Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. His volunteer work included transporting children to Sick Kids Hospital in Erie, PA. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2004, at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener (749-8467). A Masonic memorial service will be conducted under the auspices of the Masonic Grand River Lodge No. 151 on Friday evening at 7 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Kidney Foundation and London Children's Hospital would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.obit411.com/1314 for Bob's memorial.
DEMANDT, Hildegard - On Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, after a lengthy illness, with her family by her side.Hildegard was a faithful member of Central Baptist Church. Throughout her life, she inspired many people, young and old, through her strong faith in God. Loving wife to Theodore. Dear mother to Claudia and Ruth and her husband Chris.At Hildegard's request, there will be no visitation at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held on Thursday from Central Baptist Church at 1 p.m., with Pastor Hans Beulshausen officiating. Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.Donations may be made to Grand River Regional Cancer Centre by phoning 745-9495
HEDGES, Ruth Alice - At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, June 6, 2004, in her 74th year. Ruth Hedges of Cambridge is the beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) Hedges (1993). Dear mother of Robert of Cambridge and Dan and his wife Suzy of Cambridge; loved grandmother of Alicia, Nicole and Jessica. She was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Tina Hedges (2001), two brothers, Ken and Jack Cooper and one sister, Frances Cooper. Ruth enjoyed her many years of involvement with the Girl Guides of Galt and was a retired longtime employee of the Waterloo Regional Board of Education. Friends were received at Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews St. Cambridge Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday June 9, 2004 (today) at 11 a.m. The interment will follow in Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery. A reception will take place in Coutts Family Reception Cottage. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
HEWITT, Evelyn May - Passed away peacefully, on Monday, June 7, 2004, at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, in her 81st year. Evelyn Hewitt, beloved daughter of the late Austin and Agnes Hewitt. Loving sister of Arthur Hewitt, May Renaud (Noel) of Guelph and the late Florence (1994). Miss Hewitt is survived by many cousins. Evelyn was born, raised and lived on the family farm. She enjoyed riding and showing horses, as well as doing her oil paintings. Family will receive friends at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa Street South (at Westmount) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service in the chapel Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. Interment in Rosebank Cemetery. Pastor Wayne Domm will officiate. Donations to St. Mary's Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
HIGGINS, Mae Florence - Of Cambridge, passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, June 8, 2004, in her 83rd year. Mae Blinkhorn, beloved wife of the late Thomas John Higgins (1995). Dear mother of Alice Jones and her husband Ed, Peggy Turner and her husband Sam and Tammy Mercer and her husband Bill, all of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Survived by one brother Harry Blinkborn and his wife Bessie of Waterloo and two sisters Lil MacDonald of Cambridge and Martha Budden of Guelph. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Alice Blinkhorn and two brothers Arthur Blinkhorn and Edward Budden. Mrs. Higgins was born in Florence, Nova Scotia and had been a resident of Cambridge for over 56 years. She was a member of St. Clement's RC Church, the CWL, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch 126 and was retired from Savage Shoes. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge tonight (Wednesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Friday, June 11, 2004 at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday at 8:30 p.m.
LESPERANCE, Thelma Darlene - Passed away peacefully, with family at her side, on Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at St. Mary's Hospital. Thelma (nee Edwards) Lesperance in her 77th year was the beloved wife of the late Lorenzo (Corky) Lesperance (2002) for 55 years. Loving mother of Cheryl and her husband Sherman Penney, Gram to Kerri and Nitin, Krista and Tim, Kim and Jason; Linda and her husband Dane Goebel, Gram to Shawn and Niki, Ken, Stacey, and Jon, Great Gramma to Mariah and Kaden; Sharon and her husband Kevin Karley, Gram to Brandon and Jordan; Larry Lesperance and his wife Holly, Gram to Amy Lewis; Abbey, Breanna and Cole, Great Gramma to Jarred, Jessica and Dylan; Dar-baby to Shelly and her husband Maurice Price. Darlene was looking forward to two great-grandchildren on the way. Darlene will be missed by many special friends who were only more than happy to call her Mom or Gram.Darlene touched the hearts of many people; her legacy was to enrich the lives of those around her, young and old. Darlene's love of horses and youth of all ages was evident throughout her life. As a foster parent and director of a life skills program for youth, many found comfort in her words of wisdom. Long hours of teaching others, whether it was to ride a horse, water-ski or just the simple enjoyment of a toboggan ride, was her life on the home farm, Holiday Ranch, for 50+ years. The Goebel family extend an invitation to an open house at their residence in Maryhill on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Family, relatives and friends are welcome to celebrate Darlene's life from 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2004 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener 749-8467, followed by a memorial service in the chapel of the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. A reception to share memories will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Maryhill. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).Visit www.obit411.com/1313 for Darlene's memorial.