ALEXANDER, Mrs. Helen - Wife of Stan Alexander, of Caressant Care, Listowel, formerly of Ethel, passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital, on Monday, in her 89th year. Surviving is her family, Bob and wife Joyce of Ethel, Donna and husband Jim Knight of Brussels, John and wife Lois of Alberta; a son-in-law, Joe Raynard of Listowel; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mildred and husband Ralph Douglas of Atwood; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Bill Beirnes and Mrs. Cliff Beirnes, both of Listowel; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, William Francis Beirnes and the former Gladys Bowers; a daughter, Beatrice Raynard and three brothers, Ralph, Bill and Cliff Beirnes. Visitation at Peebles Funeral Home, Atwood, on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel.
DARLEY, Thomas Alfred - Thomas died, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999. Tom was born in Wolverhampton, England, on May 1, 1921. He was the beloved husband and friend of Olive Hindle Darley; loving father of Jane and her husband Don McLeod of Cambridge; grandfather of Tracy Williams of Welland and Tom McLeod of Cambridge; great-grandfather of Sydney and Spencer of Welland. Predeceased by a son John (1971) and also predeceased by brothers, Bill and Norman. Tom will be sadly missed by his wife Olive and their daughter Jane. Tom was employed at Schneiders Meats as a Government Meat Inspector. By the request of the family, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be conducted at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, corner of East Street and Ballantyne Avenue, Cambridge on Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Carolyn McAvoy and Rev. John McIntosh officiating. Donations to the Epileptic Association, Canadian Diabetes Association or the CNIB would be appreciated by the family. A special thank you to Dr. E. Mueller, the doctors and nurses on 3B South and 5B Oncology Unit at Cambridge Memorial Hospital and Para-Med nurses. Arrangements entrusted to Little's Funeral Home, Cambridge (623-1290).
DAVID, Fred P. - Of Kitchener, peacefully, on Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at Forest Heights Longterm Care Centre. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in the Record within a one week period or may be obtained by calling the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton (at Church Street), Kitchener, 742-4481.
DINNER, Ellen - Peacefully, at Sunnyside Home, Kitchener, on Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, Ellen Margaret (Lindsay) Dinner, formerly of Thorndale, in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Orlando John "Chap" Dinner (1972). Dear mother of Clive and his wife Mary Catherine of Kitchener and Ellahree and her husband Russel Neddow of Calgary; dear sister of Harold Lindsay of Woodstock and John "Baldy" Lindsay of Welburn. Also loved by six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sister, Agnes Dutkiewicz (1992). Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas St., Thamesford on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999 at 1 p.m., Rev. Michael Hathaway officiating. Interment Zion 7th Line Cemetery, West Nissouri township. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
EASTON, Bertha - At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late John Easton. Loving mother of Dorothy and her husband Burten Job and Glen and his wife Peggy, all of Cambridge. Cherished grandmother of Randy (Karen), Terry (Suzanne), Gary (Wendy), Brad (Liz), Greg (Monica), Heather, Michael and 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her son, Douglas Easton. Bertha was a lifetime member and actively involved in Wesley United Church, Galt, Cambridge. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge where the family will receive friends today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999 at 11 a.m., Rev. Roy Holton officiating. Interment Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
ERSKINE, Robert Richmond - Suddenly, at St. Mary's Hospital, on November 26, 1999. Robert is the beloved husband of Elizabeth Erskine. Predeceased by his first wife, Ruby Erskine (nee Noel). Loving father to Scott and Cathy, Beverley, Lynn, Gail and Carol. Loving Grandpa to Mary, Laura, Cameron, Colleen, Kristy, Brent, Jennifer, Danielle, Kevin, Jennifer, Jacqueline and Jillian. Survived by his sister, Gladys and her husband Fred. Predeceased by his brother, Ronny. Robert will be sadly missed by his many friends and relatives. Friends and family may call at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener (743-8900) on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999 at 2 p.m. for a memorial service to be held in the chapel. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.
KNUTSON, William - Passed away, on Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, William Knutson, 69 years of age. Husband of Miriam; father of Brian, Kenton and Cane. Mr. Knutson was an employee of Lear Siegler for many years. At William's request, there will be no funeral service.
RUPPEL, Mrs. Lloyd - Wife of Carl Ruppel, of Palmerston, formerly of Listowel, passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, in her 80th year. Surviving besides her husband Carl, a sister, Hazel Hutton, of Hamilton; sisters-in-law, Cora and Doris; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Henry Smith and the former Mary Alberta Barnett; two sisters, Ethel Offen and Laura Frost; one brother, Lloyd. There will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Listowel at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Listowel would be appreciated. Arrangements by the Peebles Funeral Home, Atwood, Ont.
SCHOLTES, Walter Konrad - Died peacefully, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Sunday, November 28, 1999, age 86 years, of Kitchener. He was born on February 21, 1913 in Bistritz, Romania. Father of Waldtraut and Rudi Droefke, Waldemar and Pieternella Scholtes and Hildegard and Werner Lindschinger. Lovingly remembered by his sisters, Helga Buchner of Woodstock, Edith Fejes and her husband Andras of Munich, Germany, and Erna Haydu in Romania, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends here and in Europe. Predeceased by his wife Rosina Paulina Scholtes; son Dietmar Scholtes and his wife Helene; parents, Robert and Luise; brother Edgar and brothers-in-law Mathias and Johann Tinnes and Russell Buchner. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and the Transylvania Club in Kitchener, where he was the founder and first director of the Transylvania Choir and Concert Band. He had been a long-time employee of the Waterloo Music Company as editor, arranger, composer, was active with the Waterloo Band Festivals and invented a unique system of music printing. He initiated the founding of the German-Canadian Choir Association (Deutsch-Kanadischer Saengerbund) and the organization of the first German Choir Festivals (Saengerfeste) after the Second World War. The family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo on Thursday December 2, 1999 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation will continue at Bethel Lutheran Church on Friday December 3, 1999 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. followed by the funeral service at Bethel Lutheran Church 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Dr. William Mundt and Pastor Fred W. Rink officiating. Following interment at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener, everyone is invited for refreshments and Christian fellowship at Bethel Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bethel Lutheran Church, "Altenhilfe", care of the Transylvania Club or to Freeport Health Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
TADROSS, Marissa Natasha - After a brief illness, at her residence, in Toronto, on Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999. Marissa was born in Essex, England. Marissa had worked as a Reference Librarian at Sigmund Samuel Library at the University of Toronto. Marissa graduated with an honours BA in French and Linguistics from Victoria College University of Toronto in 1987. She attained her Master Degree in Library Science from the Faculty of Library and Information Systems (FLIS) from the University of Toronto. Her volunteer work included ESL lessons in Toronto, providing swimming lessons to handicapped children and excursions for the housebound elderly. Marissa is the treasured daughter of Emmanuel and Mary Tadross of Waterloo; the cherished sister of Nicholas Andrew Tadross and his wife Dana (nee Domotor) and loving aunt of Rachel Lisa. Marissa is the beloved niece of Lesley Lofts and her husband Allan of Essex, England; cousin of Christopher, Sean and Zoe. Special friends are Kenneth and Mary Hendricks of Essex, England. Family members include Mr. Steve and Bette Domotor, Steve and Leanne Domotor and their children, Steven and Olivia and Joe and Donna Domotor and their daughter Sloane. Marissa's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, this evening (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m and Wednesday evening 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, with Rev. Michael Atkins officiating. Interment at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
ZAHRA, Ellen Mabel (Neeb) - On Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, age 77 years. A member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Erbsville. Loving wife of Sidney Zahra and dear mother of Sidney and his wife Paula of Kitchener. Will be sadly missed by a granddaughter, Kourtney and grandson, Kurtis. Also survived by a brother, Orley Neeb and his wife Lillian of Waterloo. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 2, 1999 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Erbsville, Rev. Olaf Poulsen officiating. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo. 745-8445.