MAHER, Mabel Florence (nee Bungay) - Of Drayton, passed away peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, in her 84th year.Beloved wife of the late Gordon Maher (1983). Dearest mother of Marie Whiteman (Gary) of London, Ingrid Forester of Elmira, Lois Maher (Sam Yee) of Etobicoke, daughter-in-law, Donna Maher of Owen Sound, Rhonda Lubbers (Albert) of Palmerston, Louise Maher of Sudbury, Paul Maher of Fordwich, Wesley Maher of Strathroy, Charmaine Klages (Doug) of Elmira and Dana Downey (Dennis) of Elmira. Loving grandmother of 24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.Predeceased by her parents, Theodore and Lillian (Stoodley) Bungay, one son Gordon Maher (2002), grandson Bradley Gordon and granddaughter Ginger Marie.The family will receive friends at the Heritage Funeral Home, Drayton tonight (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rev. Jeff McCracken assisted by Mabel's grandson Rev. Kyle Rolph will conduct the funeral service in the Drayton United Church on Saturday, July 31, 2004 at 1 p.m. Interment Drayton Victoria Cemetery.As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Camp Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Center or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
ARNDT, Dorothy - Passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2004, at Lisaard House. Dorothy Arndt, 81 years of age, beloved wife of the late Orval Arndt (1996). Dear mother of Ruth (Vicki, nee Arndt) and her husband Brian Alden of Harley, Ontario; also survived by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Marshall (Rose) Soehner of Waterloo, Ervin (Gaye) Soehner of Oakville, Carl (Evelyn) Soehner of Fergus, Alice Chamberlain of Elora, and Lila (Melvin) Hill of Arthur; dear sister-in-law of Audrey Soehner of Elora. Predeceased by her brother Thomas Soehner. Dorothy will also be missed by family friend Joan Bentley of Cambridge. Dorothy's family will receive friends at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge, 658-9366 from 7-9 p.m. (today) Saturday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., on Sunday. The funeral service will be held at Saint Luke's United Church on Monday morning at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at New Hope Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial donations to Lisaard House.
CORREIA, Carlos - Died peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 29, 2004, at the age of 74 years. Beloved husband of 48 years to Maria (nee Paquette). Loving father of Lucy Bastien and her husband, Richard of Kitchener, Carlos Correia and his wife Kelly, of Texas, Susan Pfeifer and her husband, Victor, of Kitchener and Kevin Correia, of Kitchener. He will be cherished by his grandchildren, Andrew, Stephanie, Ashley, Kyle, Brenna, Payten, Victoria, Julia, and his great-grandchild, MacKenzie. Brother of Joe, Frank, Anna, Vanda and Maria Luz. Predeceased by his parents, and brothers, Alfredo and Eduardo. Carlos was a member of St. Joseph's RC Church and a retired employee of B.F. Goodrich. Carlos was an avid gardener and always giving of his time and energy. He will be dearly missed by many, but, his life will live on through the beauty of his "gardens". The Correia family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St. Kitchener (749-8467) Saturday from 7-9 pm and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Prayers will be offered in the Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, August 2, 2004 at 10:30 am then transfer will be made to St. Anne's RC Parish, (268 East Ave. Kitchener) for Carlos' Funeral mass at 11 am. Father Michael King officiating. Interment Williamsburg Cemetery. Parish prayers Sunday evening at 9 pm in the Funeral Home. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Visit www.obit411.com/1353 for Carlos' memorial.
DOUGLAS, Ralph - Passed away, peacefully, on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel. He was born 86 years ago, a son of the late George and Hannah (Little) Douglas. Ralph was a member of the Masons, Elma Lodge No. 456 A.F. and A.M., and served as a director of Elma Mutual Farmers Insurance for many years. He was the beloved husband of Mildred (Beirnes) Douglas whom he married in 1939; the dear father of Marie and Roy Krauter of Goderich, Gerald and Carolyn of Bayfield, Roy and Colleen of Gorrie, Harold and Connie of St. Mary's and Lloyd and Ruth of Stratford. He will be lovingly remembered by 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Ralph was the dear brother of Walter and Laura Douglas of Stratford, Dorothy Pinkerton of London and brother-in-law of Mary Douglas of Winnipeg. He was predeceased by brothers, Eric and his wife Dorian, Elmer, Lyle, brother-in-law, Jim Pinkerton and sister-in-law, Marjorie Douglas. Ralph's family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at Peebles Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (today) Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday July 31, 2004 from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in Donegal Cemetery. A masonic service under the auspices of Elma Lodge No. 456 AF and AM will be held tonight (Friday) at 9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
PERO, Bruce David -With profound sadness, on Monday, July 26, 2004, surrounded by his loving family at Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest, Ont. Bruce David Pero in his 59th year.Beloved husband and best friend of Carolyn (Teal). Beloved son of Mrs. Beryl Pero, Hartington and the late Hermel Pero. Loving father of Sean, Amherstburg and Jason, Kingston. Dear Step-father of Jennifer Hogle (Jason), Amherstview and Matthew Teal (Angie), Ottawa. Devoted loving grandpa to Emma and Eithin Pero. Devoted loving Poppa to Blake and Regan Hogle and Mason Teal. Cherished son-in-law of Les and Helen Locke, Trenton, Ont. Dearest brother-in-law of Corrine Brownridge (Wayne), Stayner and Allan Locke (Joanne), Cochrane, Alberta. Also survived by his uncle Ronny McGowan, Sydenham and many cousins. Bruce will be sadly missed by his golf group, his friends and co-workers at the former Celanese Canada and his co-workers at Vintex Mount Forest, Ont. Resting at the Lindsay Funeral Home, Sydenham, Ont. (613-376-3022) for funeral service on Sat. July 31, 2004 at 2 p.m. Interment Desert Lake Cemetery. Friends will be received Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In memoriam donations in Mr. Pero's memory to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.
PURCHASE, George Norman - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday, July 29, 2004, at his residence in Cambridge. George Norman Purchase, 84 years of age, beloved husband of Ghretta (nee Cunningham), dear father of Pamela (Bill) MacGillivray of Halton Hills, Cynthia (Alan) Ross of Cambridge, and Brenda (Jeff) Belrose of Cambridge. Loving grandfather of Jonathan, Andrew, Josh, Courtney, Brittany, Shannon, Kylie, Stephen, and Camille; dear brother of Rita Pratt, Dorothy Moynan, and Douglas Purchase. Predeceased by his parents John and Thurza Purchase and his brothers William and John Purchase. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Purchase is resting at the Dale Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge, (519) 658-9366 from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday with a memorial service being held on Sunday at 4 p.m. under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion Hespeler Branch No. 272. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to St. James Anglican Church, 520 Ellis Road, Cambridge, Ontario.
REIMO, Leida (nee Sarv) - Passed away peacefully at Orchard Villa Retirement Home, Pickering, Ont., on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 in her 95th year. She was the beloved wife of the late Enn Reimo, and was predeceased by her parents, Aleksander and Liisa Sarv. Leida will be sadly missed by her many friends. She was born in Tarvastu, Estonia and immigrated to Canada in 1948. Together with husband Enn, she worked at Savage Shoes Limited in Preston, Ont. until retirement. Initially residing in Preston, they later moved to a farm near Ayr, Ont. It is the years at this farm amongst the many newly planted flowers and trees that remained most endearing to Leida and Enn. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the chapel at St. John's Lutheran Church, 22 Willow Street, Waterloo, Ont. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in Kitchener. Special thanks and appreciation are extended to the caring staff at Orchard Villa Retirement Home.
STUMPF, Audrey Margaret - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at The Westmount. Audrey (nee Makins) Stumpf in her 81st year was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Stumpf (2001). Dear mother of Bill and his wife Gloria, Gloria Hall and her husband Wayne, all of Kitchener, Richard and his wife Pat of Waterloo, Carol Green and her husband Norm of St. Clements, Sheila Lavoie and husband Ron of Seaforth, David and his wife Penny of Kitchener and Steve and his wife Kim of Waterloo. Audrey will be sadly missed by her 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Marvin Makins (Betty), Irene Wiles (Doug), Barbara Wiles and Shirley Cornell (Earl), all of Kitchener. Predeceased by grandson, Kevin and granddaughter, Mandy. Audrey's family will receive relatives and friends from 7-9 p.m. (this evening) Friday and continue from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2004 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 749-8467. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of the funeral home followed by cremation. Pastor Bradley Heinricks officiating. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stoke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).Visit www.obit411.com/1352 for Audrey's memorial. Special thanks to all the staff at The Westmount for all their care and support.
BLANCHE, Verkerke Glennys - At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Sunday, August 1, 2004. Glennys Verkerke (nee Lichty), of Southampton, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of William "Bill" Verkerke of Southampton. Dear mother of Brenda and her husband Jack Stewart of Brunner, Robert Beechey and his wife Donna of Southampton and Joseph Beechey and his wife Cheryl of Cambridge. Also survived by two brothers, Arthur and his wife Olive, Mervyn and his wife Delphine and by her two sisters, Helen and her husband Nyal Shantz and Norma and her husband Abner Shantz. Loving granny of Darryl, Darren, Glennys, Alison, Mark, Leslie, Jacquie and great-granny of Taylor and Peyton. Predeceased by her parents Oliver and Joanna Lichty, by her brother, Cranson, by her sister, Bernice, by her great-grandson Jonah and by her first husband Robert F. Beechey. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, tonight (Tuesday, August 3, 2004) from 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Pastor Randy Baker will officiate. Interment Southampton Cemetery. A Time of Fellowship will follow in the Family Centre of the Funeral Home. Expressions of Remembrance to the Canadian Cancer Society.
DANIEL, Ron - Of Kitchener, formerly of Bervie, passed away, at his residence, on Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the age of 63. Survived by his companion, Linda Stillar of Kitchener; loving father of Dwayne and his wife Kim of Plattsville, Greg and his companion Wendy of Kitchener, and Michelle Welk of Kitchener. Ron will be missed by his step-children, Chris, Kim, Tracey and Mike. Loving poppa of Codey, Aron and Shane Daniel, Jesse, April and Spencer Daniel, Kyle Emmerson and Nathan Welk, as well as step-grandchildren, Spencer, MacKenzie, Shelby, Sydney, Camryn and Riley. He will be sadly missed by his brother, Robert and his wife Florence of Walkerton and his sister, Shirley and her husband Orville Thompson of Tara, as well as his former wife, Phyllis Daniel of Kitchener. Predeceased by parents, Walter and Mary (McTeer) Daniel. Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, (519-881-1273) Walkerton, on Tuesday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at 1 p.m. at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Pierre H. Dube
1943 - 2004
Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, Pierre died at home, on Saturday, July 31, 2004, He was 60. Beloved husband and best friend of Ann (Rutherford); dear father of Jean-Pierre Dube and his wife Teresa of Chicago and Diane and her husband Kevin Slater of Oakville. Pierre will be lovingly remembered by his two grandchildren, William and Isabel. Brother-in-law of Donald Rutherford and his wife Nancy of California, Douglas Rutherford and his wife Anne of Ottawa and uncle to Chris, Ian and Jane Rutherford. He was predeceased by a nephew, Sam Rutherford and his parents, Raymonde (Mande) and Herbert Dube. Pierre had a distinguished teaching career in the French department at the University of Waterloo for over 30 years. He was instrumental in helping to introduce French immersion into the school system in Waterloo Region. Pierre was a faithful member of Trinity United Church in Kitchener. Friends are invited to share their memories of Pierre with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Tuesday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Pierre's life and faith will be held at Trinity United Church, 74 Frederick Street, Kitchener, on Wednesday, August 4, 2004, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Lori Campbell officiating. Following the service, friends are invited to join the family at the church for refreshments and a time to visit. The committal service will take place at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo, today, (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. In memory of Pierre, donations to the Herbert and Raymonde Dube Scholarship at the University of Waterloo, Trinity United Church or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be arranged through the funeral home, phone 745-8445
FOSTER, Audrey Marguerite (nee Campbell) - Died peacefully, at her home in Don Mills, on Sunday, August 1, 2004, in her 76th year, surrounded by her loving family. Audrey will be sadly missed by her husband John, children Jill, Judy, Rod, and Jennifer and her grandchildren Chris, Kate, Scott, Jacqueline, Jessica, Emma, Jeff, Nicholas, Megan, Jillian and Riley. She is also survived by her brother Gordon. Audrey, born in Montreal, was one of the original members of the Penguin Ski Club of St. Sauveur, Quebec and was the current President of the Leaside Lawn Bowling Club in Toronto. Audrey also had a long career with Bell Canada in both Montreal and Toronto. Those who love Audrey will remember her devotion to her family and her many friends. She was an avid world traveler, an enthusiastic surfer of the Internet, serious about bridge, a veteran Brown Owl, an aspiring golfer, and most importantly a wonderful grandmother. The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto (1-800-616-3311) from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, August 5. Service will be held at the chapel on Friday, August 6 at 1 o'clock. If desired, donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5.