October 10th, 2007
Cecil Allen Cooper, formerly of Fordwich, died suddenly on Sept. 21, 2007 in England at the age of 78. Cecil leaves to mourn, his wife Florabelle in the Bahamas, daughter and son-in-law Laurie and John Kosobucki, their children Jack and Alexandra, and his sisters MaryZella and June. He was predeceased by his brother Everett. Interment was in Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island, Bahamas.
October 3rd, 2007
Mr. William Edward “Ted” Fraser of RR 1, Fordwich passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 at the age of 73. Ted was the beloved husband of Marion (Topham) Fraser; dear father of Judy and Dan Kraemer of Waterloo, Bill and Sue Fraser of Listowel, Pam Fraser of RR 1, Fordwich, and Mark and Heather Fraser of RR 1, Gowanstown; and grandfather of Jennifer, Brent and his wife Crystal and Nick Kraemer, Lindsay, Kelly and Leigh Fraser, and Blake and Evan Fraser. He was the brother of Fran Fraser and uncle of Colin Whittaker, both of Toronto. Ted was predeceased by his parents Dixon and Hilda (Frank) Fraser, his sister Barbara McCreary, and his brother-in-law Fred McCreary. A private family service was held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Friday, Sept. 28, followed by interment in Fordwich Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated.
September 20th, 2007
Robert Raymond Gibbings (Ray) passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007 at the age of 78, and has been promoted to Glory. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 61 years, Iona Jane (Cluchey) Gibbings. Ray was a wonderful, loving father to Wayne and his wife Pat of London, Cedric and his wife Adele of Palmerston, Timothy of London, and Marvin and his wife Connie of Listowel; and will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Stacey and her husband Andrew, Kayla, Nicole, Aaron, Corey, and Josh. He also is survived by his brother Harold of Clinton, and will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and their families. A memorial service to celebrate Ray’s life was held on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. at Oakridge Presbyterian Church, London. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Presbyterian World Service and Development Fund or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
September 12th, 2007
Murray Ward passed away peacefully, with family by his side, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 at the age of 80. Murray was the beloved husband of Rene Ward (nee Hardwick); loving father of Robert (Brenda), Debra (Stewart) Gingerich, James (Luanne), Jeff (Vicki), Richard (Gail), and Terry; and proud grandfather of Samantha, James, Michael, Tony, Ryan, Leah, Natalie, Nicole, Michelle, Jacob, Victoria, Rachael and Grant. He was the dear brother of Lawson (Muriel), Hilton (Jane) and Lucy. He was predeceased by his sisters, Phyllis and Faye, and his brothers, Leonard and Ray. Murray was an avid boater and golfer, and he worked for Thackeray Roofing for over 25 years. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Interment at Memory Gardens, Breslau. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be arranged by calling the funeral home at 519-743-8900.
September 12th, 2007
Mrs. Madeline Echo (Abbott) Tindall of Royal Terrace, Palmerston, and formerly of Listowel, passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007 at the age of 88. Madeline was the wife of the late John Moon and the late Duncan Tindall; mother of Melody and George Yungblut of RR 4, Harriston; grandmother of Chad and Sherry Yungblut of Listowel, and Ben and Renée Yungblut of Fordwich; and great-grandmother of Parker and Keaton, and Kourtney, Madelyn, and Hunter. She was predeceased by her brothers Clifford, Murray, Clayton, and Bruce, and her sister Amy Brock. Visitation was held on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 2-5 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel, where the funeral service was held on Monday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiated, and interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. Memorial donations to the Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
September 5th, 2007
Raymond Alexander Robb passed away peacefully at the Royal Terrace Nursing Home, Palmerston on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007 at the age of 90, after a courageous battle with cancer. Raymond will especially be missed by his beloved wife Ileen (Kelloway nee Williams) with whom he enjoyed 40 years of marriage, and his only sister Elda Allan, both of Palmerston. He is survived by his stepdaughters, Gloria Adams (Archie) of Wasaga Beach, Nancy Doak (Barry) of Listowel and Mary Lou Mitchell (Bradley) of Moorefield. He will be remembered by his step-grandchildren, Ward Foster, Wanda Malott (Glenn), Wendy Presley (Hal Gaber), Sarah Rozendal and Lesley Lafrenere (Andrew); and his step-great-grandchildren, Victoria Foster; Kevin Malott; Ashley Presley and Matthew Presley; Cole Rozendal and Alex Rozendal; and Paige Lafrenere and Blair Lafrenere. Raymond was loved and respected and will be greatly missed by his nieces Brenda Allan of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Linda Allan (Jim Johnson) of Westbank, B.C. and Edith McArthur (David) of Moorefield and his great nieces and nephew Barbara McArthur Potts (Jayson), Stephanie McArthur, André Johnson and Claire Roberts, as well as many friends and neighbours. Raymond was born and raised on the family farm (lot 7, concession 7 of Maryborough Township), which had been homesteaded by his great-grandparents Peter and Isabella Robb. He was the only son of Stanley Alexander Robb and Rosa Jane Wooddisse. He took great pride in the farm where he and Ileen lived and worked. Raymond was especially attached to “Minnie”, his Minneapolis Moline tractor that he purchased in 1950 and used until he left the farm. In 2000, Ileen and Raymond retired to Moorefield. Although the farmland was rented, Raymond continued to visit and to grow a garden there until the farm was sold in 2006. Ill health, recently, caused him and Ileen to move to Royal Terrace, Palmerston. Raymond was a member of the Moorefield United Church and a founding and lifetime member of the Moorefield Optimists Club. He will be remembered as a hard worker who could always be counted on to lend a hand when the need arose. As a younger man, Raymond enjoyed hunting and fishing, usually with his pipe in his mouth. Raymond found pleasure in simple things like playing a game of cards or horseshoes, watching a game of ball at the park, or visiting with family and friends. We are saddened by our loss but are thankful for the pleasure his life brought to the people around him. The family will receive friends at the Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston on Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rev. Gord Dunbar will conduct the funeral service on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. in Moorefield United Church. Interment will be in Bethesda Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Moorefield United Church, or the Palmerston Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
September 5th, 2007
A good friend to many, Helen June Gallop, a long-time resident of Brussels, Ontario, passed away at Wingham and District Hospital on Sunday, Aug. 26. Helen was born on May 20, 1932 in Elma Township, a daughter of Alex and Lottie Cockwell and sister of James. Helen is the last surviving member of her family and was predeceased by her husband Norman. She is survived by nieces, nephew and cousins. Helen married Norman Gallop on Aug. 23, 1950 in a quiet ceremony in Seaforth, Ontario. They resided on Norman’s farm near Donegal until coming to Brussels in the early 1970s, where they first lived in a home on Turnberry Street North, and then moved to Sports Drive. Both Helen and Norman worked for many years at the Malcolm Furniture Factory in Listowel. Helen was a true community supporter. She was a welcome guest at many homes, meetings and gatherings, where her healthy, happy attitude made her good company. Helen’s talents included tatting, quilting and crocheting. Often her kind and caring notes were done on stationery she had crafted. Helen was an avid reader and used both the Huron County Library and the 5 Rs Thrift Shop as a resource. Helen exemplified a true Christian. She was a member of Brussels United Church and supported the work with joy. The Women’s Institute and the Legion also enjoyed Helen’s support. Interment in Brussels Cemetery has taken place. A time of remembrance and celebration of Helen’s life will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. at Brussels United Church. Donations to the Brussels United Church Memorial Fund would be gratefully accepted in Helen’s memory. Contact Ralph Watson at 519-887-6011.
August 31st, 2007
Michael Laverne Greenley, beloved son of Marlene and Barney Greenley of Howick Twp., passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre in Walkerton on Friday, Aug. 24, 2007 at the age of 39. Michael is survived by two brothers, Jack Greenley (Tammy) and Randy Greenley (Melanie) of Howick Twp.; one niece, Taylor; two nephews, Cooper and Charlie; his maternal grandmother, Elva Wylie of Hanover; his paternal grandmother, Maude Greenley of Howick Twp. and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Bert Wylie and Elmer Greenley. Friends were received at the Garrett Funeral Chapel in Clifford, where a private family funeral service was held on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Interment was in Lakelet Cemetery. The pallbearers were Sean Greenley, Troy Greenley, Ryan Dodd, Justin Greenley, Shea Greenley and Clint Greenley.
August 31st, 2007
Evelyn Elizabeth (Parr) Bray of Brussels passed away at Huronlea Home for the Aged on Friday, Aug. 24, 2007 at the age of 84. She was born in Grey Township on Nov. 2, 1922. Evelyn was the beloved wife of the late Glen Bray; dear mother of Jean and Robert Fischer of Kincardine, Murray and Gladys Bray of RR 2, Bluevale, and Ruth Hutton and Larry Wight of RR 5, Mitchell; and dear grandmother of Sandra Fischer and Jeff Scott of Kincardine, Sherry Fischer of Owen Sound, Tracey Fischer of London, Steven and Michele Bray of Cambridge, Paul and Ruthann Bray of Port Elgin, Brian and Amy Bray of Listowel, Kevin Hutton and Tracey of Kitchener, Todd and Samantha Hutton of Elmira, and Kim and Darcy Herrfort of Palmerston. She was the dear sister of Bernice MacFarlane of Brussels, and will also be missed by her 15 great-grandchildren and sisters-in-law Priscilla Bray and Helen Bray. Evelyn was predeceased by her sisters Berva Warwick and Eva Wright, and her son-in-law David Hutton. Friends were received by the family for one hour prior to the funeral service at the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, Brussels on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 1:30 p.m. with Sandra Cable officiating. Interment was in Brussels Cemetery. Carrying floral tributes were Kim Herrfort, Sandra Fischer and Tracey Fischer. Pallbearers were Steven Bray, Paul Bray, Brian Bray, Kevin Hutton, Todd Hutton and Darcy Herrfort. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Huronlea Auxiliary, Brussels United Church, or a charity of one’s choice.
August 31st, 2007
Mrs. Loreen Marie Hamilton of Listowel passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007 as a result of lung cancer at the age of 57. Marie was the wife of the late David Miller; mother of Charlene “Shelley” Peacock and her husband Brian, and David “Bradley” Hamilton, all of Listowel; and special grandma to Allen, Miranda, and B.J. She was the sister of Margaret and Jim McMahon of RR 2, Bluevale, Donald Hamilton of Kitchener, Douglas and Doreen Hamilton of Palmerston, Robert and Barb Hamilton of Elmira, Carol Ann Hamilton and Sandra Hamilton, both of Toronto. She also is survived by her stepfather Ian Cairney of North York, half-sister Colleen Cairney of Toronto and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents Earl and Alice Hamilton, and her parents-in-law Roy and Ethel Miller. Marie was a life-long resident of Listowel, and was employed at Spinrite for 30 years. During her illness, she was taken care of by a very special group of ladies from the VON and Town and Country Homemakers. Visitation was held on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel, where the funeral service was held on Friday, Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. Reverend John Zondag officiated and interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to VON or the War Amps would be appreciated.
August 31st, 2007
Mrs. Eva Isabel (Davidson) Coulter of Listowel passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Friday, Aug. 24, 2007 at the age of 89. Eva was the beloved wife of the late Harry Coulter; dear mother of Sandra and Gary O’Grady of Palmerston; grandmother of Jeff and Jenn O’Grady of RR 3, Listowel, Mark and Jennifer O’Grady of Palmerston, Douglas Coulter of Elmira and Tina Coulter of Palmerston; and great-grandmother of Sarah, Nicholas and Emma O’Grady, Tanysha, Dylan and Zoe O’Grady, and Taylor and Meghan Coulter. She was the sister of Mabel Elligson of Cambridge, and sister-in-law of Carl Coulter of Listowel and Charlotte Davidson of Palmerston. Eva was predeceased by her son Robert Coulter, her brother Mac Davidson, and her sister Florence Davidson. A private family funeral service was held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Monday, Aug. 27, followed by interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. Memorial donations to the Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, or Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated.