KAMMERER, Marion - At Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest, on Sunday, July 25, 2004, Marion Anna Mae (Wilkinson) Kammerer of Mount Forest, in her 61st year. Beloved wife of Art Kammerer. Loved mother of Dale Berkers and wife Kim of Halifax, Paul Berkers and wife Charleen of Palgrave, Dean Berkers of London and stepchildren, Art Kammerer Jr. and wife Gwen of Mount Forest and Nicholaas Kammerer and wife Sherry of Prince Albert, Sask. Dear daughter of Thelma Kidd and husband Doug of Listowel and the late Lawrence Wilkinson. Loving grandmother of Julie, Logan, Shandi, Kristine and Tammy. Sister of Wally Wilkinson and wife Gerry of Mount Forest, Lloyd Wilkinson and wife Sandy of Waterloo and Wayne Wilkinson and wife Dianne of St. Clements. Sister-in-law of Dianne Wilkinson of Guelph. Marion is also survived by her many nieces and nephews and predeceased by brother, Merv Wilkinson; nephews, Robert and Barry Wilkinson and nieces Sharon and Sheila Wilkinson. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, July 28 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Louise Marshall Hospital or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
FRANCIS (FRANK) VICTOR KOEBEL
Passed away, suddenly, while vacationing in Branson, Missouri, on Friday, July 23, 2004, at the age of 64 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Carol Koebel (nee Hinschberger) for 41 years. Loving father of Chris (Allison) Koebel, Steve (Jennifer) Koebel, Dean (Tracey) Koebel and Derek Koebel. Proud grandfather of Justin, Ashley, Matthew and Sarah. Survived by his brothers, Bernie (Karen) Koebel of California, Albert Koebel of Toronto, and sister-in-law, Mary Koebel of Kitchener. Also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Shirley (Louis) Nowak, Theresa (Wayne) Grant, Helen Renaud, Janet (Roger) Dupuis, Philip Jr. (Betty) Hinschberger, Martina Hinschberger, and Diane (Bud) Dietrich. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Loretta Koebel; brother, Gerry Koebel and brother-in-law, Albert Hinschberger. Frank was employed by Raytheon Canada for 44 years. He was an avid musician, woodworker and fisherman. He touched many with his musical talent and ability and also passed this love and talent for music to his children. Friends are invited to share their memories of Frank with his family during visitation at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo (today) Tuesday, July 27, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The parish prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 8:45 p.m. A morning prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 9:15 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Louis RC Church, 53 Allen St. E., Waterloo at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Edward Sheridan as celebrant. In Frank's memory donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family and can he arranged through the funeral home at 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com. I Have a Place in Heaven Please don't sing sad songs for me. Forget your grief and fears. For I am in a perfect place, Away from pain and tears. I am far away from hunger, And hurt and want and pride, I have a place in Heaven, With the Master at my side. My life on earth was very good, As earthly lives can go. But paradise is so much more Than anyone can know. My heart is filled with happiness And sweet rejoicing too, to walk with God, is perfect peace, A joy forever new.
McKINNON, John - Passed away after a lengthy illness on Saturday, July 24, 2004 at St. Mary's Hospital. Beloved husband for 58 years to Verna. Lovingly remembered by his children, Jim (Ingrid), Joan (Roger Blackwell), Juanita (Dennis) Nolan. Special grandpa to Sylvia, Lisa and Brodie. Also loving father to Christena, Butch and Bernie. Will be missed by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his son, Dickie. John was a World War Two Veteran and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Waterloo). He was an avid card player and bowler and loved to watch a good boxing match. Cremation has taken place. Friends and family are invited for a service of remembrance to celebrate John's life on Thursday, July 29th at 11 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 19 Regina St. N. Waterloo with Rev. William Shafer officiating. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association, St. Mary's Hospital Foundation or Freeport Health Center of Grand River Hospital by contacting Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel at 742-4481
MUELLER, Gardener - Passed away peacefully on July 24, 2004 at his home in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Phyllis. Father of Doreen and her husband Rod Minden, David, Barry, Carol and her husband Rick Dorscht, Diana and her husband Tony Currie, and Becky and her husband Jim Dorscht. Grandfather of Anthony, Jamie, Sara, Joe-Kyle, Kate-Lynn and Connor. Gardener served during the Korean War and was a member of the Army, Navy, Airforce Club Unit 247, Kitchener, Ontario. He will be missed by many brothers and sisters, family and friends. A memorial service will take place Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario. As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to the charity of your choice and can be made by contacting the funeral home, 745-9495
PYM, James William (Jim) - At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Friday, July 23rd, 2004, with his family at his side, James William Pym of London, Ontario, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of 47 years to Dorothy (Stevenson) Pym. Dear father of Brent and his wife Shelley of St. Catharines, Steven and his wife Ruby and Scott and his wife Judi, all of London. Beloved Grandpa to his 4 grandchildren, Stephanie, Nicole, Heather and Jeffery and his many nieces and nephews. Dear brother of Jack and his wife Jean of Kitchener- Waterloo. Dear brother-in-law of Paul and Gayle Wiltse of Barrie, and Constance Catania of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His sons remember him as a strong loving husband and father who taught by his example the importance of honesty, integrity and hard work. Jim will be sadly missed by the many friends and acquaintances he made over the 50 years in the Electrical Distribution Industry. Jim retired in 1997 from Guillevin International Co., where he was Vice-President of National Marketing in Montreal, Quebec. He will always be remembered by his many golfing friends at Highland Golf and Country Club, London, where he was a member for over 40 years. Though we grieve now, in days to come we will be able to look back over the years and remember the memories and love that filled our hearts. A memorial service to celebrate Jim's life will be held at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London, Ontario, on Tuesday, July 27th at 2 p.m. with Reverend Canon Ken Anderson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated to St. James Westminster Anglican Church Memorial Fund, 115 Askin Street, London, ON, N6C 1E7 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, ON, N6A 3A1. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario (1-877-246-7186) in care of arrangements.
REINHART, Frances Elizabeth - At St. Joseph's Health Centre, Guelph on Sunday, July 25, 2004. Frances Elizabeth (Bruder) Reinhart in her 74th year was the beloved wife of Simon Reinhart of Guelph. She was the loving mother of Tom of Guelph, Jim and his wife Rose of Ariss, Carl and his wife Debbie of Ariss, Mary and her husband Dan Mitchell of Maryhill, David and his wife Mary Lynn of Guelph and the late Jean Draves (2002) and the late Joseph. Frances was the dear mother-in-law of Bryan Draves of Waterloo. She was the proud grandmother of Christine, Tammy, Kelly, Bill, Lisa, Jeff, Michael, Rob, Vicky, Paul, Alex, Amanda, Brett, Shane, and Luke and great-grandmother of Caitlyn, Julie, Devon and Mason. Frances was the dear sister of Sister Mary Bruder of Maryhill, Helen Dorsch of Waterloo, Herb Bruder and his wife Phyllis, Elmer Bruder and his wife Cathy, and Arthur Bruder and his wife Eva, all of Guelph and predeceased by her brother, Leo. Frances was a long time member of St. Boniface Church Choir and C.W.L. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family received friends on Monday and will receive friends (today) Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Vigil for Frances will be held on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Boniface Church, Maryhill on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 10 a.m. Interment St. Boniface Cemetery, Maryhill. As expressions of sympathy donations to St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation or to St. Boniface Church would be appreciated by the family. (cards available at the funeral home (519-822-4731) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org). The family would like to extend special thanks to all the dedicated staff at St. Joseph's Health Centre.
SCHWANDT, James (Jim) - Passed away, suddenly, on Friday, July 23, 2004 at Grand River Hospital, K-W Health Center, Kitchener. He was born 74 years ago in Strasbourg, Sask. and was the son of the late August and Mary (Heck) Schwandt. Jim was a member of Zion United Church, New Hamburg. Beloved husband of Ann (Arneson) Schwandt of New Hamburg. Dear father of Connie and husband Larry DeMay of London and Barb and husband Terry Hinch of Pike Bay. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Kristin Hinch and Trevor Hinch. Also missed by his brother, Allan and wife Fay Schwandt of Thunder Bay; sister, Dorothy Gerrard; sister-in-law, Hazel Schwandt and brothers-in-law, Harold and wife June Arneson and Ken Arneson, all of Saskatchewan. Remembered by many nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by brothers, Hank and wife Jennie Schwandt, Chas and wife Mary Schwandt, Walter Schwandt, Edward Schwandt; sisters, Anne and husband Dave Davies, Hilda and husband Jack Erhardt and brother-in-law, Doug Gerrard. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Jim's life will take place on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. at Zion United Church, New Hamburg with Pastor Bob Thaler officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Grand River Hospital Dialysis Unit, Alzheimer Society or Zion United Church. Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg 662-1661 assisted with the arrangements. Special thanks to Dr. Vitou, the Dialysis Staff at Grand River and the Staff at Columbia Forrest.
SMYE, Emily - At Park Lane Terrace, Paris, on Saturday, July 24, 2004, Emily Gertrude Smye, formerly of Ayr, in her 91st year. Dear wife of the late George Smye (1997); beloved mother of Margaret and her husband Herbert Thompson of Paris and Gordon and his wife Teressa of Belwood; loved grandmother of Tom and Jamie Thompson, Jennifer and Mike Clawsie; dear sister of Velma and Jack Clement; brother, Harry Wight and sister-in-law, Laura Wight. Friends will be received at the AYR CHAPEL, WM. KIPP FUNERAL HOME 183 Northcumberland Street, Ayr, today (Monday), July 26 from 2 p.m. where funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Interment Ayr Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Wm. Kipp 632-8228.
ANDY VARGA 1943 - 2004 It is with great sadness that we announce Andy passed away, suddenly, of a heart attack, on Friday, July 23, 2004 at his residence in Waterloo, age 60 years. Beloved husband of Rozalia Kihut (Rose); dear father of Rudy and his wife Lisa of Waterloo; brother of Attila and his wife Julia of Yugoslavia and 2 nephews, Attila and Otto; brother-in-law of Zoltan Kihut and his wife Veronka of Waterloo and a godson, Chris and his wife Sherry of Kitchener. Also survived by his godsons and several cousins in Temerin, Yugoslavia. Predeceased by his parents, Sylvester and Borbala Varga Somogyi and his mother-in-law, Maria Kihut in October 2003. Andy was president of AVS Machine and Tool, Waterloo for the past 18 years. Friends are invited to share their memories of Andy with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service in celebration of Andy's life will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2004. Interment in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo.
WAIGH, Roy Alfred Louis - May 2, 1913 - July 20, 2004. It is with great sadness, that the family announces his peaceful death, in his 92nd year. Predeceased by his wife, Ida in 1992 and daughter, Rosalind in 1987. Greatly missed by his son, Ashley and wife Ora of Napean, Ont., Martin and his wife Barb, currently residing in France, and Michael and wife Jacqui of Waterloo, Ont. Loved grandfather of Christine, Bruce, Geoffrey, David, Elizabeth and Derek. Great-grandfather of Kaitlin and Pierce. Roy was born in London, England and moved to Canada in 1948, after coming here as a member of the RAF during the Second World War, as a Flight Commander F/Lt., he loved the country and immigrated here after the War. Roy had a long and rewarding career as a "Certified Administrative Manager", and held positions as Chief Administrator for several corporations, including Bermuda Aviation Services. He was a member of the "Chartered Institute of Secretaries", and was also a "Certified Office Administrator". He came to Waterloo in 1992 from British Columbia to be closer to family. The family would like to thank the staff at Bankside Terrace in Kitchener for making the last year of his life comfortable. Cremation has already taken place. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 2 p.m., at David McLeod Funeral Home, 617 King St. N., Waterloo, Ont. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
WITT, John - Passed away Saturday, July 24, 2004 after a courageous battle with cancer at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. John Witt in his 71st year was the beloved husband of Mary (nee Brattan) Witt for 50 years. Loving father of John and his wife Joanne of Waterloo, Mia and her husband Richard Holz of Germany, Steve and his wife Jaime of Lynden, ON, Edye St. Hill of Barrie and Dan and his wife Anna of Kitchener. Grandpa to Steve and Nancy, Jenny, Diana, Jaclyn, Laura, Bernhard, Alexander, Brandon, Dylan and Madison. Predeceased by sister, Barbara Lenhardt. John's family received relatives and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 749-8467. Parish prayers were held at 8 p.m. Monday evening. Prayers will be offered in the funeral home chapel at 9:30 a.m. (today) Tuesday, July 27, 2004 followed by procession to St. Anthony Daniel RC Church for funeral mass at 10 a.m. Fr. Earl Talbot officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to St. Anthony Daniel RC Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.obit411.com/1350 for John's memorial.
WYSE, Maura (Mary) Bridget - Peacefully at Golden Years Nursing Home, in Cambridge on Saturday, July 24, 2004 in her 77th year. Beloved wife of James Wyse and loving mother of David and Susan of Toronto and Steve and Hilde of Cambridge. Cherished grandmother of Evan, Jake and Sean. Also survived by her brother, Charles Feehan and her sister, Delores Groom, both of England. Mary was born in Dublin, Ireland on July 20, 1928 and has been a resident of Cambridge since 1957. She was a retired employee of Hostess and a member of St. Clement's R.C. Church and the C.W.L. The family will receive their friends at the Barthel Funeral Home (566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 from 1-3 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clements R.C. Church (745 Duke Street Cambridge) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Park Lawn Cemetery. Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.