LAURINAITIS, Agute (Agnes) - Peacefully, at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, on Saturday, July 17, 2004. Mrs Laurinaitis was in her 88th year. She was born in Lithuania and was a longtime member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Kitchener. Agnes had been a nurse's assistant at St. Mary's Hospital for 23 years. Loving wife of Vincent after 55 years of marriage. Beloved mother of Ray and his wife Wendy of Michigan. Will be sadly missed by grandchildren, Rae-Ann Jaroma and her husband David and Penny Lynn, all of Michigan. Dear sister of Martin Milkeraitis of Hamilton. Predeceased by a brother, George; sisters, Mary and Martha. Mrs. Laurinaitis's family will receive friends and relatives at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener today (Tuesday) 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 248 Highland Rd. E., Kitchener on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William Schafer officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Palliative Care Unit at Forest Heights Long Term Care and can be made by calling the funeral home at 742-4481
LAVERY, William Roy (Bill) - At St. Mary's General Hospital, on Saturday, July 17, 2004, at the age of 79 years. Dear brother of Geraldine Buttenham (Al) of Brantford. Predeceased by his wife, Margaret. At Bill's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral service. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to Westmount Funeral Chapel, 743-8900.
McDOUGALL, Marie Theresa (Keller) - 1914-2004. Peacefully, at the Caressant Care, in Fergus, on Thursday, July 15, 2004. Beloved wife of the late Thomas McDougall (1965). Dearly loved mother of Doreen and her husband Ernie Maue of Kitchener, Thelma and her husband Donald Rumney of Paisley, Margaret and her husband Baldur Bogensburger of North Bay, Barbara and her husband Brian Reitzel of Sauble Beach and Susan Carleton and Mark Godin of Guelph. Survived by 10 grandchildren: Theresa, Elizabeth, Stephen, Tom, Paul, David, Lisa, Clare, Joshua, and Jonathan. Loving great-grandma of Katie, Meghan, Justin, Virginia, Zoe, Paul and Jordyn. Surviving are a brother Henry Keller, a sister Annie Urich and a sister-in-law Islay Clark, all of Saskatchewan. Predeceased by a sister Margaret, brother Philip, her parents Alfred and Katherine Keller, step-mother Wilhelmina Keller and two nephews, all of Saskatchewan. Until her illness, Marie was a faithful member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Guelph, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, "Dublin Chapel", 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family will receive friends on Monday (today) from 7-9 p.m., and Tuesday 1:30-2:30 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel on Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at 2:30 p.m. Interment, Memory Gardens, Breslau. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. (Cards available at the funeral home (519-822-4731)
RIFE, Jessie May - After a courageous battle with cancer at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday, July 16, 2004, Jessie May (Oliver) Rife of Kitchener and formerly of North Dumfries Township; in her 82nd year. Dear wife of 60 years of Arnold; cherished mother of David and Gloria of Ayr and Rosemary and Bill Phillips of Kitchener; beloved grandmother of Carolyn Taylor and Dave Biehl of Kitchener, Wayne Rife, Cyrus and Lidia Rife, all of Ayr; dear Nana of Johnny, Cassandra, Aleisha, Samantha, Matthew, Emma, and Cara; dear sister of Robert Oliver of Swan River, Manitoba and Donald and Anne Oliver of Kitchener. Also sadly missed by Marg Olheiser and Katie. Predeceased by brother Dr. William Oliver. Mrs. Rife was an active member of her community throughout her life. She received the Bernice Adams Communications Award in 1991 for her work as founding member of the Cambridge Literacy Council and the YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Education and Communication in 1994. Mrs. Rife was actively involved in the Womens Institutes, a leader of the 4-H Homemaking Clubs, a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Farm Radio Forum, and Ontario Rural Learning Association, a Director of the Waterloo County Federation of Agriculture, and presently was a member of the Central Dumfries Community Club. Mrs. Rife was a lifelong member and former Librarian of Knox's (Galt) Presbyterian Church and recently attended Rosebank Brethren in Christ Church, New Dundee. Friends were received at the Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 183 Northumberland Street, Ayr on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Then to Bethel Missionary Church, 1531 Bridge Street, New Dundee where funeral service will be held on Monday, July 19 (today) at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Gord Lough officiating. Interment Cedar Creek Cemetery. Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Wm. Kipp, 632-8228.
ROBINSON, Evelyn - Was promoted to Glory, in her 93rd year, on Saturday, July 17, 2004, from the Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, Kitchener. Predeceased by her husband, Cyril, in June 2002, following 65 years of marriage. Evelyn will be remembered with great love by her children, Raymond (Dorothy), Beryl (John) Cox and Malcolm (Barbara). Holding a special place in Evelyn's heart were her grandchildren, Carol, Leanne, Helen, Andrea, Sue, Phil, Jonathan, Laura, Ian and her great-grandchildren. A Service of Celebration will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 (this afternoon) at 2:30 p.m. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service which will be held in the chapel at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army Community Church, 75 Tillsley Drive, Kitchener, through which Evelyn expressed her love for and commitment to her Lord. Thanks are expressed to the staff of the Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre for their care of Evelyn in her final months.
SCHILLER, Maria Magdalena - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, July 18, 2004, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, at age 76. Beloved wife of Fred for 51 years. Loving mother of Fred and his wife Andrea of Acton and Peter and his wife Lori of Collingwood. Dear Oma to Matthew, Paul, Christopher, Will and Jenna. Dear aunt of John Grell and Inge Sullivan-Grell and sister-in-law to Jakob and Edith Schiller of Toronto, Mathias and Christa Schiller and Grete and Hans Neuberger, all of Germany. Maria will be fondly remembered by many relatives and friends. Predeceased by parents, Hans and Maria (nee Sieber) Grell; brother, Hans and his wife Gerda Grell; sister, Elsbeth and brother, Otto. Maria was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, the Schwaben Club and the Einigkeit Club. Maria's family will receive relatives and friends from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 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 11 a.m. A reception will follow at the funeral home. Pastor Fred Rink officiating. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Bethel Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.obit411.com/1347 for Maria's memorial. Special thanks to Dr. Williamson, nurses and staff at UT3 Freeport for all their exceptional care.
SCHLEGEL, Edeltraud (Trudy) - Passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at the age of 66. Loving wife of Fred Schlegel of Point Clarke. Beloved mother of Sandra (Ross) Dolson of Waterloo, Carl (Lori) Schlegel of California and Paul (Heather) Schlegel of Kitchener. Proud grandmother of Jamie, Cody, Brendan, Michael and Andrew. Dear sister of Gertrude (Bruno) Niereisel of Cambridge and Monika (Barry) Shiels of B.C. Predeceased by her parents, Julianna and Frank Welker and by her infant brother, Franz Jr. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Wednesday July 21, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 322 East Ave., Kitchener on Thursday, July 22, 2004 at 1 p.m. Interment at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated and may be made by contacting the funeral home at (519) 745-9495
SKELTON, Arthur - Passed away, Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Hamilton General Hospital. Beloved husband of Rhona (nee Cockcroft) Skelton. Dear father of Bill and his wife Liz of Waterloo and Debbie and her husband Peter Wright of North Carolina. Grandfather of Matt, Jo, Iain, Paul and Jonathan. Brother to Marion Beevers and Grace McDonald. Arthur's family will receive friends from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, 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 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.obit411.com/1345 for Arthur's memorial.
STRAHL, Frances Elizabeth (nee Graham) - Passed away peacefully with her daughters at her side at the K-W Health Centre of the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Sunday July 18, 2004, Frances Strahl, of Kitchener, in her 80th year. Dear mother of Susan Andrews of Brantford and Cathie and her husband Rick Willfang of Plattsville. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Wendy and husband Steven, Daniel, Rebecca and Angela. Frances was a lifelong resident of Kitchener where she lived on Queens Blvd., for 52 years before moving to Winston Park. Frances served in the RCAF in the Second World War from 1942-1945. Predeceased by her husband, Harold Strahl in 1994 and by her brother, Frank Graham. Relatives and friends may call at the Westmount Funeral Home, 1001 Ottawa St., S., Kitchener on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m. Interment Williamsburg Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.
WAGLER, Mrs. Mary - of RR 5, Kincardine, passed away, Sunday, July 18, 2004, at her home.She was the former Mary Kuepfer, born in Ellice twp. March 19, 1925, daughter of the late David S. and Catherine Kuepfer. Dear mother of Elizabeth (Mrs. John Streicher) of RR 1, Aylmer, David, Jacob (Patti), both of Strathmore, Alta., Laura (Mrs. Lloyd Kuepfer) and Rueben, both of RR 5, Kincardine, Tena (Mrs. Philip Kuepfer) of RR 1, Desboro, Gideon (Nancy) of RR 1, Holyrood, Susan (Mrs. David Zehr) of RR 1, Tiverton, Eli (Margaret) of RR 1, Newton, Amos of Milverton, Miriam (Mrs. David H. Yoder) of RR 5, Coalgate, Oklahoma, Solomon (Nancy) of RR 4, Aylmer and Cora (Mrs. Levi L. Miller Jr.) of Mechanicstown, Ohio. Dear sister of Chris Kuepfer and Mrs. Martha Kuepfer. Also survived by 90 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Enos Wagler on July 31, 1978, seven grandchildren; two sisters and four brothers.Friends may call at her daughters home, Lloyd and Laura Kuepfer, 396 Brockton Rd. 30 from 3 p.m. Sunday until 9 p.m. Monday. The body will be transferred to the home of her son, Eli and Margaret Wagler on Tuesday for visitation after 10 a.m. where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at 1 p.m. Interment in 7th Line Amish Mennonite Cemetery, Mornington Twp. Bishop Joe Kuepfer officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine.
HOWARD WALTER YEANDLE (Howie) 1925 - 2004 Passed away, peacefully at Trinity Village Care Centre, Kitchener, on Saturday, July 17, 2004, at the age of 79 years. Howard was born May 21, 1925 in Stratford, Ontario and spent his adult years in Kitchener. He played snooker at the Breithaupt Senior Centre, caught pigeons for the City of Kitchener and also raised and traded fancy pigeons. Howie had many hobbies and pastimes which filled his life with joy. Howard was a loving father to Brenda Soccio and her husband Michael. Proud grandfather of Matija and Eden. Dear brother of Marjorie Snider of Kitchener, Edith Baillie of London and Thelma Dyson of Burlington. He was predeceased by his brothers, Bill and Carl Yeandle. Friends are invited to share their memories of Howard with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo this evening (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. Cremation to follow. A memorial service to celebrate Howard's life will take place at Trinity Village Care Centre, 2727 Kingsway Drive, Kitchener on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Joan Lee officiating In Howard's memory, donations to Alzheimer Society of K-W or to the Brain Injury Community Re-entry of St. Catharines would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged through the funeral home - 745-8445
BALLINGALL, Mrs. Grace (Rickert) - It is with sincere sadness, the family announces Grace's passing at Columbia Forest Nursing Home, Waterloo, Wednesday, July 21, 2004.Her loving manner and unwavering trust in her Lord blessed those who knew her.Grace was in her 95th year and was a member of First Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Super 60's Club.Dearest and loved mother of Bernice and her husband Steve Horchik of Kitchener and David and Toni of Conestoga Lake. Special grandmother to Darryl Koebel of Kitchener. Survived by dear sister-in-law, Irene Rickert of Kitchener.Predeceased by her parents, Simon and Melinda Rickert; son, Robert and daughter, June; brothers, Clayton, Ivan and Earl Rickert; sisters, Pearl Duench and Myrtle Poore. Grace's family will receive friends and relatives at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, Ontario on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 306 Erb St. W., Waterloo, on Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 2 p.m. Viewing prior to funeral between 1-2 p.m. Rev. Robert Snell officiating.As expressions of sympathy, donations to the First Baptist Church, Building Fund or Lung Association would be greatly appreciated by the family by calling the funeral home at 745-9495.Mother, you were always there for me. You were my inspiration. I feel an empty space in my heart that will never go away. You will not be forgotten, I haven't lost my mother, I've lost my best friend.I'll miss you. Love Bernice.
BROOKS, Gladys Eileen - Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on July 21, 2004, at the age of 89. Companion of the late Herbert Pugh (2002) for 40 years of Scotch Village N.S. Mother of Marilyn Haydamak of Cambridge. Grandmother of Dianne McDonald, Joanne Vasco, Carol Waddington, Sharon White, John Jr., and Michael Haydamak and Marlene. Great-grandmother of Lorraine, Jesse, Jessica, Shawna, Joey, Brian, Ashley, Tara, and Michael. Gladys was predeceased by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brooks; her brothers, Emerson Brooks and Howard Brooks and sisters, Marcella Whitman and Helene Ernst. Gladys will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses of the intensive Care and staff of the fifth floor. A private service at Wanner Cemetery will take place at a later date. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.