BISHOP, Richard John - Rick, age 75, of Guelph, on July 20, 2004, at Smiths Falls District Hospital, after a brief and sudden illness ended his 13 year battle with cancer. Rick, with his cherished wife of 52 years, Betty, had been pleased to be able to spend several recent summer days at their beloved Rideau Lake cottage the "Bishops' Point-of-View" a family retreat that is largely the work of his own hands. Rick lived 34 years in Guelph, teaching at Conestoga College for 20 years, yet was even better known for his extensive volunteer and community work with the Guelph Mobility Service in its early years; with the Lions Club in their many projects (a tireless fund-raiser); with the Red Cross/Canadian Blood Services (as a regular blood donor for over 40 years and then a volunteer); and as a volunteer driver with the Canadian Cancer Society. In recognition of these and other activities, he was one of the first recipients of the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award. Rick leaves four children, Ron, and his partner Melanie Parker of Toronto, Kathy Herr, and her partner Jon Briggs of Woodford, Virginia, Susy Graham and her husband Don of Simcoe, Ontario and Linda McGuire, and her husband Ken of Toronto. Also three dear grandchildren, Julie, Tammy, and Kevin, in Simcoe. He will be deeply missed by his beloved sister and brother-in-law, Torch and Al Russell of Ladner, B.C.; his three nephews and their wives and families, Dean (Sherry), Neil (Fran), Gary (Fern), all in B.C. ; brother-in-law, Clarke Slemon and his wife Tish Khomasurya of Shenandoah, Iowa, as well as extended family and his many friends, neighbours (and brother Lions), in Guelph and at Rideau Lake. According to Rick's wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at St. James the Apostle Anglican Church, 86 Glasgow St. N., Guelph, on Monday, July 26, 2004 beginning at 12 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 1 p.m. A short reception will then take place in the church parlour. After this reception, immediate family will proceed to Memory Gardens, Breslau, for the interment of ashes. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to honour Rick's memory with a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, or to the Lions Clubs' fund for services to the Blind, or by making an appointment with Canadian Blood Services. Donations can be made at the church during the visitation or at Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, 519-822-4731
BIUK, Ivan - Passed away peacefully, Friday, July 23, 2004 at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, after a brief illness. Ivan Biuk, 65 years of age, was the dear father Diana Biuk and her husband Alan Waterfield of Kitchener. Survived also by Diana's mother, Katica Krecak of Waterloo. Dear brother of Jure, Ana, Jeka, Mare and their families, all of Croatia. Dear uncle of Bozo Batovanja and Ivica Batovanja and their families of Kitchener and Neda Knezevic and her family of Oakville. Ivan will also be sadly missed by his good friends, Josip and Ana Kupres and Maria Zaborski and her family. Predeceased by his son, Nicholas Biuk (1996) and parents, Nikola and Boja Biuk. Ivan came to Canada in 1966 and was the owner of Ivan Biuk Construction Ltd. He was a builder of fine quality homes in Kitchener for over 35 years. He will also be greatly missed by many friends in the community and construction industry. Ivan's family will receive relatives and friends from Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener 749-8467. Parish prayers will be offered at 8 p.m. Sunday evening. Prayers will be offered in the funeral home chapel at 9:20 a.m. on Monday, July 26, 2004 followed by procession to Holy Family Croatian Church (180 Schweitzer St.. Kitchener) for funeral mass at 10 a.m. Father Miro Grubisic officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Everyone is most welcome to attend a reception in Ivan's memory at the Holy Family Croatian Church Hall following the interment. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Grand River Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would, be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home. Visit www.obit4411.com/1348 for Ivan's memorial. Special thanks to doctors Sehl, Chan Ward and Medhji and the nursing staff of the Palliative Care Unit K-W Hospital for their exemplary care and compassion.
BRUBACHER, Cleason - Peacefully, on Thursday, July 22, 2004, at K.W. Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer, Cleason Brubacher, age 65 years, of RR 2, Elmira. Dear husband of Lucinda (Bowman) Brubacher; beloved father of Lorne and Linda Brubacher of RR 2, Elora, Laurene Brubacher and Anna Brubacher, both of St. Jacobs, Richard Brubacher of St. Clements, Elmer and Louise Brubacher of RR 2, Elora, Murray and Sheila Brubacher of RR 2, Elmira, Mark and Kristine Brubacher of RR 2, Drayton, Marlene Brubacher and Shirley Brubacher, both at home. He will be sadly missed by his 14 grandchildren. Broher of Mary and Lloyd Martin of RR 1, St. Jacobs. Predeceased by his parents, Dilman and Hannah (Bowman) Brubacher.The family will receive, their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, Saturday (today) from 2-4 p.m. only and Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. where the family service will be held in the chapel on Monday, July 26 at 1 p.m. Then to Martin's Mennonite Meeting House for further public service and burial in the adjoining cemetery. In his memory, donations to Christian Aid Ministries would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.
DONKERS, Hubert - Died peacefully, at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, on Friday, July 23, 2004 at 88 years of age. Beloved husband of Joanna (Drika) Donkers of Fergus, Ontario. Lovingly remembered by his children, Connie and her husband Herman Webers of Elora, Anton and his wife Anne (nee Sture) of Langley, B.C., Henrietta and her husband Pat Letson of Ayr, Oda and her husband Dale Blackburn of Campbell River, B.C., Dorothy and her husband Tom Goettler of Guelph. Also fondly remembered by grandchildren, Don Webers, Daniel, Brian and Mark Donkers, Kyle and Katrina Letson, Graham, Matthew and Melianna Blackburn. Predeceased by his 2 sisters. Survived by a number of nieces and nephews in the Netherlands. Friends and relatives may call at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St. S., Fergus on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Fergus. Father F. Freitas officiating. Interment in St. Mary's - St. Joseph's Cemetery, Elora. A reception will follow in the Parish Centre. Memorial donations may be made to Groves Memorial Community Hospital Building Fund or to Hospice Wellington as expressions of sympathy. Cards are available at the funeral home, 843-3100.
FERRISS, Marian - Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, Marian (Dresser) Ferriss, of London, on Thursday, July 22, 2004, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of George Ferriss; dear mother of Cheryl Thrasher and her husband Omar Majid of Toronto, Valerie Dopp of Kitchener, Doug Ferriss and his wife Sabrina Corbet of London, and Dean Ferriss and his wife Jane of Breslau. Grandmother of 11 grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, Myrtle and Harold Dresser; brother, Donald Dresser and son-in-law, Bill Dopp. At Marian's request there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Private family interment to take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex, 555 Southdale Road East, Suite 100, London, Ont. N6E 1A2 or to the Lung Association, 480 Egerton Street, London, Ont. N5W 3Z6. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the A. Millard George Funeral Home, (433-5184).
FRANK, Kenneth (Ken) John
With sadness, we announce the passing, of Ken Frank. In 1999 together with his wife, they moved to La Salle to be with their daughter and granddaughters. Ken worked for the City of Kitchener for 37 years and because he was an avid hockey fan, he enjoyed many years of working part-time as an usher at the Kitchener Auditorium. Ken is survived by his daughter, Gayle Jones (nee Frank) and granddaughters, Holly, Leah and Cara Jones of La Salle, MB; his son, Craig Frank; daughter-in-law, Beth and grandchildren, Alexandra, Lindsy and Cameron of New Hampshire; his brother, Lloyd; sisters, Elaine and Geraldine; sisters-in-law, Gertrude and Arlene; brother-in-law, Delford as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ken is predeceased by his wife, Betty (nee Bechtold); his parents, John and Frieda (nee Doering); brothers, Harold and Russell; sister-in-law, Lorraine and nephew, Randy. Memorial Service will take place Saturday, July 31, 2004 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Marks Lutheran Church, King Street West, Kitchener.
GEORGOPOULOS, George - Peacefully, on Friday, July 23, 2004 in his 72nd year, a dear husband, father, grandfather, friend and a great gentleman, passed away. George will be forever missed by his beloved wife and best friend of 43 years, Irene (nee Liakos). He leaves behind his loving children, Dr. Paul Georgopoulos and Nicole Prendergast, Pascal Georgopoulos and Chris Georgopoulos and his wife Tiina. George was a delighted grandfather to George and Peter Georgopoulos. He will be sadly missed by his sisters, Andromahe Economoff and Soula Lagos and by his brother, Demitrios Georgopoulos and his wife Efrosini. Dearly missed by many nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his parents and by his brother, Pantelis Georgopoulos. His great joy in life's little pleasures and his contagious sense of humor lives on in anyone who crossed his path. George had many passions throughout his life. He was an avid gardener and a master chef whose talents will never be forgotten. He was forever the handyman around the house, he took care of everything. George and his family are very proud of his thirty plus years in painting and decorating. The family will receive friends at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Saturday, July 24, 2004 (today) from 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday, July 25, 2004 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited from the funeral home on Sunday at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 527 Bridgeport Rd., Kitchener on Monday, July 26, 2004 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery Kitchener. Memorial donations to St. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church Fund would be appreciated and may be placed by contacting the funeral home at 745-9495 or through firstname.lastname@example.org. A special thank you to Dr. Carolyn Campbell and Dr. Donna Ward and to the nurses on the 8th floor of the K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital for all their compassion and support.
BARTLETT, Jessie Maxine - Peacefully, on Thursday, July 22, 2004, at home with her family by her side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 53. Jessie was born on December 2, 1950 in Bishop's Cove, Nfld. and was the loving wife of William (Bill). Devoted and loving mother of Edward (Eddie) and her precious "COCO." Dear sister of Eli (Effie) Melrose, Marion Benson and her late husband Wally, Robbin (Lima), Lincoln (Betty). Dearest sister-in-law of Noreen O'Brien (John) Glenda Bursey (Jim), Joey (Vanita), and the late Edward (Donna) and Ronald Sid (Doris). Jessie was survived by many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly as well as "Aunt Jean" and she was a special friend to many. Jessie was predeceased by her parents, Leander (1974) and Myrtle (1997) as well as her brothers, Joe, Abe and sisters, Annie Bradbury, Becky Smith. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Sunday, July 25, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a parish Rosary at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church on Monday, July 26, 2004 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to say a special Thank You to Nurses Krista, Pat, Kathy, and Elaine all of the Para Meds as well as all the Doctors and Nurses at the Medical Day Care at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
Of Kitchener, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Saviour, while surrounded by her family at Freeport Health Centre on Saturday, July 24, 2004 at the age of 46 years. Ellen will be lovingly remembered and forever loved by her husband, Mark; her daughters, Melani-Renee and Madison-Chloe; her father, Ronald Brouwer and his wife Nelly; her sister, Margie and her husband David Sovie, their sons Luke and Ben and her brother, Richard Brouwer and his wife Cecilia, their sons Michael and Justin. She will also be fondly remembered by the Buttery and Mathieu Families. Ellen was predeceased by her mother, Josephine Brouwer. Friends are invited to share their memories of Ellen with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo on Monday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Ellen's life and faith will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Bill Stubbs officiating. Interment will follow in Williamsburg Cemetery. In Ellen's memory, donations may be made to the Hospice of Waterloo Region and can be arranged through the funeral home - 745-8445
GUENTHER, Donald John - We give thanks for the gift of our special husband, dad and grandfather who passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife and family, after a courageous battle with Cancer, on Sunday, July 25, 2004 at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Don Guenther 70 years of age, was the beloved husband of Shirley (nee Schmidt) Guenther his pride and joy for over 50 glorious years. Loving father of Michael and his wife Debbie, Bruce and his wife Kim, Linda and her husband Glenn Wilkinson all of Kitchener and Theresa Guenther and her partner Bruce Lepp of Plattsville. Dear grandpa of Darren, Dale, Dustyn, Christopher, Elysia, Brett and Rachel. Dear brother of Bill and friend Pauline, Carl, Carol Baker and husband Paul and Jean Flynn and friend Dan, all of Kitchener. Don will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by son, Christian (1983); parents, Leander and Ida Guenther; brother, Jack and sister, Mary. As well he leaves behind many cherished family and life long friends. Dad worked at General Springs Products now Lear Corporation for 30 years; he retired at 49 years young. He then became part owner of the Lottery Booth (1981-1995) where he won a courtesy award. Dad was a member of the R.C.L Waterloo Branch #530 where he enjoyed playing billiards, solo, euchre and rummy. He also loved to play golf. The place Dad loved the most was his summer retreat at Sauble Beach where he shared many good times with family and friends. Don's family received relatives and friends on Monday and will again receive friends and relatives (today) Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 749-8467. Funeral service, 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church (49 Queen St. N., Kitchener). Pastors Frank Haggarty, Eric Reble and Jack Fearnall officiating. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery followed by a reception at the church. As expressions of sympathy, donations to E.L.C.I.C Global Food for Children would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). "To live is to live for the Lord. To die is to be with the Lord. " Remember "Don's OK." Visit www.obit411.com/1349 for Don's memorial.
HUEHN, Irene Lillian
Of Waterloo. Past away peacefully at A.R. Goudie Home, Kitchener, on Sunday, July 25, 2004. Beloved mother of Douglas and his wife Priscilla (Dolly), Joy and her husband Clarence Bauman. Also survived by nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren: Douglas and Nancy Meier (Gavin, Christopher, Laura), Christine and Jon Janelle (Judi, Jessa, Jonathan), Carolyn and Michael Fitzpatrick (Layna), Jan and John Varga of Calgary (Jonathan, Jordan), Scott and Jane Huehn of Oakville (Molly), Shelly and Brian Ellacott (Leah, Ryan), Bradley and Cheryl Huehn (Taylor, Allyson, Nathan, Noah), Jeffrey and Stephanie Huehn of Vancouver (Madison, Joshua), Jason and Tanya Huehn (Davis), and her sister, Adele Ciceri (Eby). Predeceased by her loving husband, Herbert John Huehn; her parents, John and Martha Miller; her son-in-law, Allan Meier; brothers, Arnold, Harry, John and sisters, Adene and Florence. Irene will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral and Cremation Centre, 621 King St. W., Kitchener Tuesday, July 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services will be held in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 11 a.m. officiated by Pastor Doug Kranz. Interment in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. A very special thank you to the staff of Unit One of the A.R. Goudie Eventide Home for all their love and tender care. In memory of Irene donations may be made to the A.R. Goudie Eventide Home.