It is with profound sadness and broken hearts that the family of Valerie announce her peaceful passing on November 1, 2006 following a 13 year battle with Lymphoma.
She leaves to mourn her children, Rob and Su, Rozalie and John, Lydia and Dave, Irene and John, Lucie and Gord and her sister Bronislawa. She is the loving Babcia of Kasia, Danielle, Michael, Laura, Julia, Jennifer, James and Phillip whose lives she touched in a million wonderful ways. She was predeceased by her husband George (2004) and Bronislaw (1967). Her kind, gracious and loving spirit will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, friends, family and neighbours.
Valerie’s family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home (507 Frederick St., Kitchener 519-749-8467) on Friday, November 3 from 7-9 p.m. (parish prayers at 8:45 p.m.) and on Saturday, November 4 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. A memorial service to celebrate Valerie’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2006.
Memorial donations to Trillium Oncology Clinic or to Cambridge Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit (cards available at the funeral home) would be appreciated by the family.
Greig, Donald: Passed away peacefully at the Caressant Care Nursing Home in Arthur, on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at the age of 79.
He is now reunited with his loving wife, the late Marj Greig (2003). Dear father of Connie and her husband, Bill Manning, Virginia and her husband, Larry Blatchford all of Chemainus, Vancouver Island, Sandy Greig and his wife, Stefani Peter of Vancouver, Larry and his wife, Pat Greig of Kitchener, and Jeff and his wife Marguerite Greig of Waterloo. Cherished grandfather of Tristram, Tarrant, Gillian, Sunshine, Kevin, Destiny, Courtney, Connor, Lindsay and great grandfather of 10 great grandchildren. Brother of Bev and her husband, Roland Brundle of Lakefield, and Caroline and her husband, Henry Curtis of Arthur.
Donald was an active member of Trinity United Church where he was in the choir. He was a member of Grand River Masonic Lodge #151 A.F. & A.M. and was a Past president of the Waterloo County Shrine Club where he was a member of the Colour Unit. He was active with the Shriners Circus.
Donald’s family will receive relatives and friends for memorial visitation on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. The Masonic Lodge Service will be held on Friday at 6:30pm in the Funeral Home. A memorial service for Donald will be held at Trinity United Church on Saturday, November 4, 2006 at 2pm. A reception will follow in the church hall.
As expression of sympathy, donations to the Shriners Children Hospitals would be appreciated by the family. (Cards available at the Funeral Home)
Palubeski, Donald M.
Died peacefully in his sleep, of a brain aneurysm on Sunday October 29th. He was in his 62nd year. Survived by his brother, Fr. Joe Palubeski, C.R. (of Hamilton, Bermuda), Marylin Strauss (Ron, of Waterloo) and Beverly Sieber (Joe, of Cambridge). Donald was a special uncle, AKA "U.D.” to Annette Collins (Mike), Nancy Strauss and fiancé Joey McNeil, Tom Strauss and fiancée Monica Chan, Jackie Sieber (Jeff Diefenbacher), Michelle Buie (Mark), Krista Sieber and fiance Roger Selmi. He was a great-uncle to Grace and Luke Collins. Predeceased by his parents, Dominic A. (1986) and Stella A. (1992) Palubeski. Donald (Donnie) was a loyal employee of William Knell Ltd. since 1977 and a member of St. Anne’s RC Church. He loved to be surrounded by his family and friends, whether it was during his many years at Point Clark or family get-togethers. Times at Dillon Cove and Lake Louisa were also special. Donald loved to golf and tried to avoid the ponds on the courses, especially at Merry-Hill Golf Course. Talking sports was a favorite past time and he was known to not miss the NASCAR races on TV. He was also eager to go out for a good meal, and if invited for dinner, always arrived early just to spend a little time with his hosts. A highlight for Donald was his recent trip to Bermuda in May. To be able to golf in Bermuda was a dream come true.
Donald’s family will receive relatives and friends from 3-5 and 7-9 pm on Wednesday November 1, 2006 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A Vigil Service will be held on Wednesday at 8:45 PM. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Thursday November 2nd at 9:30 AM, followed by the Mass of Thanksgiving for Donald’s life at St. Ann’s Church at 10:00AM. (268 East Ave. Kitchener)
In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation; Resurrectionist Missions, or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Donald, you will be greatly missed, always loved and never forgotten.
Passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, at the K-W Health Centre of the Grand River Hospital on October 30, 2006 in his 82nd year.
Beloved husband of 54 years to Irma (nee Mink). Loving father of Joanne and her husband John Witt and Michael and his wife Laurie Kysley. Cherished grandfather of Jaclyn and Laura Witt and Evan Kysley.
Michael was a loyal employee for over 30 years with Lear Seating where he retired in 1989. After retirement, he enjoyed golfing at the Doon Valley Golf and Country Club. He was also a member of St. Anne’s RC Church.
Michael’s family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9pm (parish prayers at 8:00pm) at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Prayers will be offered in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 12:30 pm followed by the procession to St. Anne’s RC Church (268 East Ave. Kitchener) for Michael’s Funeral Mass at 1:00pm. Father Mark Sullivan officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.
Prang, Shirley: Passed away with her family at her side at St. Mary’s Hospital on Tuesday October 31, 2006 at the age of 72.
Beloved wife of the late Leonard (2000). Loving mother of Jim and Barbara Prang, Pam and Richard Mosser and Darrell Prang. Cherished grandmother of Corey and Christina Prang, Craig Prang, Kevin, Kyle and Kristi Mosser and great grandmother of MacKenzie and Vanessa Prang. Dear sister of Doris Litwiller and sister-in-law of Jan Prang. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents, Allan and Barbara Litwiller, sister, Eileen Hanley, brother, Kenneth Litwiller.
Shirley was a long time volunteer with Kitchener Minor Hockey Association.
The Prang family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St. Kitchener (519-749-8467). Shirley’s memorial service will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2006 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of the Funeral Home. Interment has taken place in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee or St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Passed away peacefully, on October 30, 2006, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, at the age of 86. Survived by daughter Sigrid Finnie of Kitchener. Grandfather of Casey, Brandon and Matt all of Kitchener. Great-grandfather of Alex. Brother of Gertrude and Werner Reynolds of Australia. Step-father of Elizabeth Koubena of Greece and Bob Schmall of Calgary. Niece Elvie of Kitchener. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews in Germany.
Predeceased by his first wife, Erica, and his second wife, Catherine.
At Karl’s request, cremation has taken place. A private family burial will be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467.
Morris, Wendy (nee Hemmerly): Passed away suddenly at her home on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at the age of 51 years.
Loving wife of John Morris. Twin sister of Tim Hemmerly and sister of Brenda and her husband, Carl Brgudac. Dear Aunt of Timothy and Tony Brgudac. Daughter-in-law of Joyce Morris and sister-in-law of Ken and Shelley Morris. Wendy will be fondly remembered by many other relatives and friends.
Predeceased by her parents, John and Marian Hemmerly and her father-in-law, Kenneth Morris.
Wendy’s family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 from 12 noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 pm in the Henry Walser Funeral Home Chapel, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Cremation will follow.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Grand River Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Wagner, Barbara (nee Geiser) 1923-2006
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 29, 2006 at St. Mary’s Hospital, at the age of 83 years.
Beloved wife of Josef Wagner for 57 years. Loving mother of Rosalie and her husband Jakob Schleicher of Kitchener and Anne Wagner of Bamberg. Grandmother of Robert and his wife Barbara Schleicher, David and his wife Melody Schleicher, Frank and his wife Debra Schleicher. Great-grandmother of Krista, Erich, Christopher, Laura, Jakob and Ashley.
Barbara’s family will receive relatives and friends from 7-9pm on Wednesday at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 10:20 am followed by procession to St. Michael’s R.C. Church for funeral mass at 11 am. Interment Parkview Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
Szuck, Priscilla Lavina (nee Woolner)
Passed away peacefully, with her girls at her side, on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at Heritage House, St. Jacobs just a week after celebrating her 92nd birthday.
Beloved wife of the late John Szuck (1973). Loving mother of Alice Roeder of Breslau and her late husband Kurt (1975), John Szuck and his wife Beth of Winnipeg and Maryanne Szuck of Breslau. Dear grandmother of Robert Roeder of Kitchener and Aaron and Nathan Szuck both of Winnipeg . Dear sister-in-law of Katharina Bondan of Waterloo, Barbara Ruskiteka of Germany, Doreen Woolner of Breslau and Elvina Woolner of Kitchener. Predeceased by her brothers Royden and his wife Mildred, Maurice and his wife Ella, Walter, Leonard and parents Nelson and Ida (nee Snider) Woolner.
Priscilla was a longtime member of Breslau Mennonite Church and she was the last surviving member of her family.
Priscilla’s family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Saturday at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 and 1:30 -2:45 PM Sunday at Breslau Mennonite Church. Funeral service 3 PM Sunday, October 29, 2006 at Breslau Mennonite Church (226 Woolwich St., Breslau) with Juanita Laverty officiating.
Interment in Breslau Mennonite Cemetery will take place during the service.
As expressions of sympathy donations to Mennonite Central Committee or Heritage House, St. Jacobs would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home and the church).
Goguen, Jackie; Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Lisaard House in Cambridge on October 25, 2006 at the age of 51.
Beloved wife of Bob Goguen for 28 years. Loving mother of Caitlin and predeceased by her son Wesley. Survived by her sisters Patricia, Pauline and Rhonda. Jackie will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Mary and Richard Scott.
Jackie’s family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, October 27, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A funeral service to celebrate Jackie’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception. Interment will take place at Meadowvale Cemetery in Brampton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Lisaard House would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
MOFFAT, Gordon John (1953-2006)
It is with great sadness, but wonderful memories, that we announce the passing of Gordon after an eight month struggle with cancer. Gordon left us peacefully surrounded by his family, at home.
.Beloved husband and best friend of 32 years, of Margaret (nee Duggan). Loving father of Fiona and her husband Joseph Reddick of Waterloo and Neil and his girlfriend Holly Gierscher of Kitchener. Survived by his mother Cecilia Moffat, sister Elaine and her husband David McGeough, brother William and mother-in-law Mary Duggan of Scotland. Will also be missed by his in-laws, Elizabeth Duggan, Patricia and her husband Geoffrey Hawkins of England and his nieces Jennifer Hawkins, Gillian McGeough and nephew Craig McGeough.
Gordon will be greatly missed by many friends and co-workers.
Predeceased by his father William (1979) and father-in-law James Duggan (1980).
Gordon was born in Renfrew, Scotland and emigrated to Canada with his wife in 1976. He was employed as a skilled "Millwrong” at BendAll, Boehmer Box and for many years at Butler/Oxford Automotive. Gordon loved to travel and cook, play, teach and watch soccer and was skilled at all home renovation projects and woodworking. Gordon had a black belt in judo and placed first and second in the Kata division of the Ontario Senior Judo Championships in 1999 with his partner and Sensei, Bob Zettl. He enjoyed teaching the sport he loved to children at Kaizen Judo Club.
Sincere thanks to Barby, Dianne, Ruth and Dr. Tan for their care of Gordon which allowed him to remain at home with his family and friends.
Following Gordon’s wishes, cremation has already taken place. Friends are invited to join in a memorial service to celebrate Gordon’s life at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (54 Queen St. N., Kitchener) at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2006. Rev. Mark Lewis officiating. Reception to follow.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Gordon Moffat Memorial Fund (to provide assistance to children to participate in the sport of Judo which Gordon loved) or to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (donations may be made by calling the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener 519-749-8467).