1966 - 2004
Suddenly, on Monday, June 14, 2004, at the age of 37 years. Loving son of Ursula Meinzer and her partner Steve and Peter Meinzer and his wife Wendy. Dear brother of Joerg (Diane) and Allan (Trina) and step-brother of Rob Matlow (Kim) and Amy Stern (Matt). The funeral service will be held at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. A private family interment will take place at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Donations in Jimmy's memory can be made to a charity of your choice and can be arranged through the funeral home 745-8445
McDOWELL, Margaret - At Wingham District Hospital, on Monday, June 14, 2004, Mrs. Margaret Feme McDowell of Blyth, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of Harvey McDowell; loving mother of John and Norma McDowell of London, Don and Elizabeth McDowell of Kitchener, David McDowell of Wingham, Judy and John Gibb of Kitchener, Janice and Larry Robinson of RR 1, Belgrave and Carol and John Spadoni of Sault Ste. Marie. Cherished grandmother of Craig and Jill McDowell, Ryan, Steven and Andrew Gibb, Brad, Brent and Sherri Robinson. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Murray and June McDowell of Burgessville and Lloyd McDowell of Stratford. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Alva and Della McDowell and sisters-in-law, Elaine and June McDowell and her niece, Heather McDowell. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. "Blyth Visitation Centre" 407 Queen St., Blyth on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Blyth United Church on Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 2 o'clock. Interment Blyth Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to Wingham and District Hospital, Blyth United Church or charity of one's choice.
FISCHER, John Albert - Passed away after a number of years of declining health, at The WestMount, Kitchener, on Sunday, June 13, 2004. Formerly of New Hamburg where he was born 89 years ago, a son of the late Albert Fischer and the former Olivia Mayer. Beloved husband of Marguerite (DeBoutte) Fischer, whom he married June 16, 1941 and predeceased him May 24, 2004. Loving father of Elizabeth Jane and husband Don Caskenette of Kitchener and Rosemary and husband Robert Davies of Guelph. Dear grandfather of Angela Davies and husband Justin Brown of Sacramento, Calif. and Jacqueline and husband Ken Edmondson of Keswick. Dear "GGPa" to Maxwell Brown and Gabriel and Kate Edmondson. Also missed by his sister-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Millar of Timberlea, N.S. John was predeceased by his brother, Edward Fischer and sisters, Marguerite Kay and Helen Fischer.John was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, New Hamburg, where he served for many years as a lecturer and Eucharist minister. John was the proud owner of Fischer's Mens Wear for 42 years in New Hamburg. An avid golfer, where he had been a member of Foxwood. He enjoyed gardening and was particularly happy each year with the harvest from his vegetable garden. John was a former member of the New Hamburg Board of Trade. He will be remembered to many as a true gentleman.Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. A private family service will take place and burial will follow in Holy Family Roman Catholic Cemetery, New Hamburg. A memorial service in celebration of John and Marguerite's life will take place on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, New Hamburg with Father Plabito Labado officiating.As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the WestMount Palliative Care Committee.
FERNANDES, Antonio Soares - At Stirling Heights Nursing Home, on Monday, June 14, 2004, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Maria Soares Chaves. Beloved father of four sons and five daughters and grandfather of many grandchildren. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church on Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 10 a.m. Interment Mount View Cemetery. Rosary to be recited Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.
DOMEN, Mary Margaret - Peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday, June 14, 2004, in her 82nd year.Beloved wife of the late Andrew Domen. Loving mother of Barb Neary and her husband Bill. Cherished grandma of Christine and Amanda. Predeceased by her son, Gerald Domen (2000).Funeral services will be conducted at Little's Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 223 Main St. E., Cambridge (623-1290) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at 3:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.In memory of Mary, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society.
EMMA DITNER (nee Kocher) 1917 - 2004 Peacefully, with her family at her side, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Monday, June 14, 2004. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Ditner (2000). Emma was a loving and caring mother and will be remembered by George Ditner and Martha Parker of Waterloo, Ronald Ditner and his wife Darlyn of Heidelberg, Theresa and her husband Henning Sorensen of Wellesley and Gene (Eugene) Ditner of Hamilton. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Kevin Ditner and Kathryn Gordon, Sean Ditner, Lisa Sorensen and Wayne Sorensen and his wife Katherine. Survived by one brother, William Kocher of Listowel, and sisters, Florence Dochstader of Sarnia, Luella Reitzel of Fort McMurray, Gladys Schnarr of Waterloo, Rita Fritz of Kitchener and sister-in-law, June Kocher of Sarnia. Predeceased by her parents, Anthony Kocher and Christina Vollmer; brother, Oscar Kocher and sister, Cecilia Dietrich. Emma was a member of St. Agatha RC Church and a lifetime member of St. Agatha CWL, serving as councillor for many years. Emma was born in Hesson 87 years ago, farmed in Bamberg and later in Wellesley. She took great pride in tending her vegetable garden. Through that period she insisted all her vegetables be preserved. Her love of her flower garden eventually resulted in many trips to Hamilton to help at her son's flower shop, The Cottage Florist. Emma travelled extensively during her retirement. Emma's last five years were spent at Meadowcroft Retirement Residence where she kept busy playing shuffle bowl and checkers. Friends and relatives are invited to share their memories of Emma with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo, today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Parish Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 8:45 p.m. A prayer service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday June 17, 2004 at 10:15 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agatha RC Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Charles Fedy CR as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Agatha RC Church Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the St. Agatha RC Church Building Fund or the Carmel of St. Joseph in St. Agatha and can be arranged through the funeral home - 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com The family would like to thank the management, staff and caregivers at Meadowcroft Place, 5D South at Grand River Hospital, Dr. Tim Szozda and Father Charles Fedy for the support, kindness and compassion given to Emma and her family. "Now Your Garden is Heaven" We Love You
CLARENCE JOSEPH BARRIE 1922 - 2004 Passed away peacefully, at his home while surrounded by his family, on Monday, June 14, 2004, at the age of 81 years. Lovingly remembered by his daughter, Christine and her husband Brian Fisher of Waterloo; granddaughter, Dianne and her husband Mike Galbraith; grandson, Darryl Fisher and by his dear friend and caregiver, Marjorie Reitzel. Predeceased by his wife, Rita (nee Hahn) in 1990, his daughter, Dianne Reidel in 1970; a grandson, Timothy Reidel; his parents, Joseph and Mary Ellen Barrie and brothers, Hubert and Arthur Barrie. Prior to his retirement in 1977, Clarence was a dedicated employee of Uniroyal where he had worked for 37 years. In his retirement Clarence enjoyed swimming at Breithaupt Community Centre, playing cards, watching the stock market, travelling to Florida and Arizona and spending time with the seniors groups at Rockway and Victoria Centres. Friends shared their memories of Clarence with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate and remember Clarence's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 (today) at 1 p.m. with his nephew, Father Peter Meyer, officiating. Immediately following the service, friends are invited to join the family in the funeral home Reception Room for a time of fellowship and refreshments. A private family interment will take place at Parkview Cemetery following the reception. In Clarence's memory, donations may be made to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre and can be arranged through the funeral home - 745-8445
ADAMS, Audrey - Passed away peacefully, on Monday, June 14, 2004, at her residence in Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel. She was born 92 years ago, a daughter of the late John and Stella (Fallis) Wilken. Audrey was a member of the Atwood United Church where she held many offices over the years. She enjoyed needlepoint, gardening, quilting, sewing and was a life member of Women's Institute. Beloved wife of the late Harvey Adams who predeceased her in 2000. Dear mother of Ralph and Sheila Adams of Atwood and Mary and Jim Holland of Nanaimo, B.C. Special grandma of Flora Jorna, Shirley and Steve Scott, George Holland, Nora and Chris Lowden and four great-grandchildren. Also remembered by her sister-in-law, Verna Wilken of Harriston. She was predeceased by her brother, Orrin Wilken. A memorial service to celebrate Audrey's life will take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood United Church can be made by calling Peebles Funeral Home at 356-2382.
SNAITH, Phyllis Margery - Passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2004, after a long and enjoyable life, at St. Andrew's Terrace, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Herbert (1980). Dear mother of Pamela (Peter) of England and Susan (Charles) of Cambridge. Loved by her grandchildren, Richard, Catherine, Susie, David, Peter, Kim, Joanne, Lisa, Chris and her great-grandchildren, Jack, Samuel, Emmalise, Rosalie and Chloe. Predeceased by her precious daughter, Marion (2002). Phyllis was a long time resident of St. Luke's Place and attended the Salvation Army services in Hespeler. A celebration of Phyllis's life will be held at the Salvation Army Hespeler, 18 Tannery Street on Friday, June 18, 2004 at 3 p.m. In memory of Phyllis donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Little's Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Cambridge (623-1290).
HELEN M. SCOBLE
1910 - 2004
Went home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, at Nithview Home in New Hamburg, on Tuesday, June 15, 2004. Helen was in her 94th year. Helen was born in Bloomingdale and completed her schooling in Kitchener. She also studied at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and graduated from the K-W Hospital School of Nursing. She was co-founder and field director of the Colombia Evangelistic Mission Inc. along with her co-worker, Mary Mejias, who predeceased her in 1987. Helen served as a missionary for 471/2 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Waterloo. She was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Caroline (Eckstein) Scoble as well as six sisters, Alberta Schultzke, Annie Green, Margaret Hamacher, Florence Schultz, Grace Kraft, Ruth Koch and a brother, George. She is survived by several nieces and nephews and her good friend, Frank. Friends and relatives are invited to share their memories of Helen at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. A service to celebrate Helen's life and faith will be held at First Baptist Church in Waterloo on Friday, June 18, 2004, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Robert Snell officiating. Interment to follow in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Following the committal service at the cemetery, friends and relatives are invited to return to First Baptist Church for refreshments and a time to visit with the family. In memory of Helen, donations to the Missions Fund of First Baptist Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be arranged through the funeral home, phone 745-8445
RITCHIE, Douglas Maxwell (Max) - On Sunday, June 13, 2004, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, in his 86th year. Max, beloved husband of 60 years to Mary Jean (nee Mahon). Loving father of Tim Ritchie, Mike Ritchie and his wife Marny and Beth Meuser and her husband Helmut of British Columbia. Dear brother of Marion of Kitchener and Charlotte and her husband Jack of London. Also loved by his grandchildren, Michael Ritchie and his wife Mary Ann, Jason Glogowski and his wife Heather, Jason Meuser and his wife Michelle, Craig Meuser, Elliot Ritchie and his two great-grandsons, Mathew and Noah Ritchie. Max spent six years in the Army, assigned to three Regiments, where his knowledge and ability to teach weaponry were put to use. His Service ended late 1945 with the rank of Warrant Officer Class 2. He was an active member of Merlin Branch 465 of the Canadian Legion. Special thanks to Dr. Kilmurry and the nurses of Sixth Floor D South at Grand River Hospital for their professionalism and compassion. Friends will be received at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa Street South (at Westmount) 743-8900 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, 305 Laurentian Drive on Friday morning at 10:30. Reception to follow. Interment Service in St. Anthony's Annex Cemetery, Chatham at 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by Max's family.
1913 - 2004
Went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at age 90. Beloved wife of Pastor John Richardson; loving mother of Joy and Norm Phillips of Paris and John and Ann Richardson of Burlington; cherished grandmother of five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by three sisters and three brothers. Friends are invited to share their memories of Irene with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S..Waterloo on Thursday, June 17, from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service in celebration of Irene's life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Waterloo Pentecostal Assembly, 395 King St. N., Waterloo with Rev. Tom Richardson and Rev. Marshall Eizenga officiating. Immediately following the service, there will be a private family interment and a reception at the church.In Irene's memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Pinehaven Nursing Home and can be arranged through the funeral home at 745-8445