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
EVENS, Raymond Victor
It is with great sadness that the family announces, the passing of their father, on Sunday, August 1, 2004, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital at the age of 88 years. Ray was predeceased by his wife, Hazel (1998) after 52 years of marriage and his parents, John and Annie Evens. He is survived by his eight children, Brian, Mary Ann, Wayne and his wife Emily, Steven and his wife Kerry, Craig and his wife Val, Scott, Sandra and her husband Ed Tone and Shawn. Grandpa will be dearly missed by Andrew and Tyler Evens, Adam and Kayla Tone and Kaitlyn Evens. Ray is also survived by his brothers, Stanley and his wife Ann, Nelson and Alan and his sisters, Margery Pfanner and Myrtle Hexamer. He was predeceased by his brothers, Rueben, William, Robert, Donald, John and his sister, Elsie Hill and one brother-in-law, Russell Pfanner. He leaves behind many nieces; nephews; cousins; his brother-in-law and three sisters-in-law. At Ray's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, 653-3251, on Thursday, August 5, 2004 from 2-4 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. in the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Solly Kerschenbaum at the age of 84 after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 surrounded by the love of his family.His memory will be deeply cherished by his loving children, daughter, Myra Sherman and her husband Ken of Waterloo, and his son, Dr. Joel Kerschenbaum and his wife Nancy of Houston, Texas. Always a kind, fun-loving and generous grandfather, he will be dearly missed by his four grandchildren, Aubrey and Jessica Sherman and Taylor and Aubram Kerschenbaum. One of Sol's greatest pleasures was to share in his grandchildren's joys and accomplishments. They will miss being able to ask for his wise advice. Born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario, Sol is predeceased by his parents, Abraham and Bessie Kerschenbaum. Sol was a proud Canadian, having served as a Staff Sergeant in the RCAF in the Second World War from 1941-1944. Stationed in Trenton, Ontario he was in charge of the ground salvage flight crew for aviation training. After the war he helped his father in the wholesale cattle business. From 1946 to 1952 Sol was the owner of a men's wear clothing store called The Swank Shop which was located at Duke and Queen Streets in Kitchener, Ontario. In 1953, Sol started a long and successful relationship as a men's wear manufacturer's agent for Coronet Clothing in Montreal. In 1956 Sol met the founder of Montreal Leather Garment which was then a new company with only four employees. With Sol as their Vice-President of Sales and aided by his natural flair for style and design, the company soon grew to 250 employees, producing high end men's and ladies leather and suede garments for leading fashion retailers across Canada and the USA. Throughout his life Sol was an avid golfer and a member for many years at The Cutten Club in Guelph, Ontario. Sol loved both the camaraderie and the competition of the game, winning many amateur events and accomplishing nine holes-in-one over his lifetime. Sol spent his retirement years in St. Simon's Island, Georgia and later relocated to Pompano Beach, Florida at the Palm-Aire Golf and Country Club. He was an active member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale community, volunteering for many committees and charities. In Florida, Sol continued his passion for music and dance and soon became a Seniors Tango champion in Advanced Ballroom Dancing. Sol's memory will be cherished by his long time companion and friend Cathy Pope of Fort Lauderdale with whom he enjoyed the Florida nightlife and memorable vacations. During the last year of his life, Sol was very fortunate to become dear friends with Mildred Boos whose loving care and companionship was very special to him. Throughout his life, Sol's warm and generous personality, his keen insight and intelligence and wonderful sense of humour were his outstanding qualities that will always be cherished by his many friends. Sol taught us to love life, cherish family and to face challenges bravely. We will miss the magic of his smile and the twinkle in his eyes. He will continue to live on in our hearts and we will treasure the memories forever. The Sherman family would like to thank Dr. Bob Stevens, Oncology, for his special mixture of humour, compassion and skill which makes him an outstanding physician and friend. A service will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, with Rabbi Joseph Bloch officiating followed by interment at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Private Shiva. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to make a donation in Sol's memory to HopeSpring, The Hospice of KW or Lissard House. Donations may be placed through the funeral home
KRABBE, Jacoba Henderika (Coby)
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved mother, in her 84th year, on August 2, 2004. Born in Assen, The Netherlands on December 20, 1919. Devoted wife of the late Albert Krabbe. Loving mother of Margriet and her husband Dennis of Carlisle, Derk and his wife Carrie of Elora, and Paul and his wife Mary of North Bay. Grandmother of David and his wife Hollie, Jacob, Jennifer and Andrea. Great-grandmother of Carter. Predeceased by her cherished son Felix. Friends will be received at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 37 Church St., Elora, today (Wednesday, August 4, 2004) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Alma United Church on Thursday, August 5, 2004 at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association as expressions of sympathy. Cards are available at the funeral home, 846-5352.
ROY G. MITCHELL
1916 - 2004
Passed away, peacefully, at A.R. Goudie Eventide Home, Kitchener, on Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the age of 88 years. Dear husband and friend of Peggy (nee Adams) of Waterloo. Loving father of Kevin of Waterloo and Shane and his wife Linda of Kingston. Cherished grandfather of Deirdre, Brendan and Colleen. Predeceased by one sister, May Barton. Friends are invited to share their memories of Roy with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today, (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family graveside service will be held. Donations may be made to the A. R. Goudie Eventide Home, as expressions of sympathy and can be arranged through the funeral home at (519) 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com Special thanks to the second floor staff at A.R. Goudie Eventide Home.
RECCHIA, Joy (nee Campbell)
After a courageous battle, Joy passed away peacefully, on Monday, August 2, 2004, at the tender age of 45. Beloved wife and friend of Joseph Recchia. Loving mother of Carleigh McCannell; Holly Recchia; Jonathon Recchia and his wife Irene and Carole Thompkins and her husband Dick. Cherished grandmother of Liliana and Park. Survived by her father William Campbell and mother-in-law Catherine Recchia. Loving sister of Anne Taylor and her husband Garry and Mary Robinson and her husband John. Joy will be lovingly remembered by her nieces Valerie and Virginia. Survived by her brother-in-law Leo Recchia and his wife Georgina and their family. The family will receive friends at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King Street, W., Kitchener, today, (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be celebrated at Knox Presbyterian Church, 50 Erb Street West, Waterloo on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Reception to follow at the Waterloo Inn. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to Hopespring or Princess Margaret Hospital may be placed by contacting the funeral home or online at email@example.com Until We Meet Again
ALEX KENNETH ROBINSON
1938 - 2004
Passed away, peacefully, at Freeport Health Centre of the Grand River Hospital, on Monday, August 2, 2004, at the age of 66 years. Alex will be lovingly remembered by his best friend and partner, Evelyn Schiefele; his son, Peter and his wife Tammy of Mount Forest and by his daughter, Rebecca Robinson-Hoch and her husband Andy of Kitchener. Proud and loving grandfather of Catherine, William and Jordan Robinson and Ashley Bouvae. He is also survived by his sisters, Betty Carn, Alice Wellsand, Dorothy Schultz; by his brother, Bob Robinson and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister, Gean Martin. Prior to his retirement in 2000, Alex was a long-time dedicated employee of Hogg Fuels and later Boehmers. A memorial service will be held in the Dedication Centre at Williamsburg Cemetery on Thursday August 5, 2004 at 2 p.m. Cremation has taken place. In Alex's memory, donations may be made to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre and can be arranged through the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo, 745-8445
VERKERKE, Glennys Blanche
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, was held Tuesday, August 3, 2004 from 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted in the Chapel of the Funeral Home (today) 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.