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12 2016 February

Bye, Viola ‘Tootie’ (Age 80, Mount Forest)

Viola ‘Tootie’ BYE (nee Hotchkiss) of Mount Forest at Wellington Terrace, Fergus on Thursday in her 81st year. Dear mother of Randy and Carolyn of Mount Forest, Cheryl and Edward Murphy of Kitchener, Wendy and Larry Vollett of Mount Forest. Grandmother of 10. Sister of Mary Horsburgh, Irene Thompson, and Violet Hotchkiss. Sister-in-law of Mildred Hotchkiss. Predeceased by her husband Harry, 4 brothers and 1 sister.
In accordance with Tootie’s wishes, private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest. A public celebration of life is held in the Mount Forest United Church Fellowship Hall on Monday from 1 until 3 PM.

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11 2016 February

Brown, Fern (Age 93, Mount Forest)

Fern Florence BROWN (nee Davidson) of Mount Forest at the Guelph General Hospital on Tuesday in her 94th year. Wife of the late Bev Brown. Dear mother of Barb and Brian Schmidt of Walkerton and Neil and Jeanne of Route 3, Clifford. Grandmother of Steven Schmidt, Stephanie Baker, Pamela Schmidt, Michael Schmidt, Robbie Brown, Courtney Brown, Lindsay Brown and 7 great-grandchildren. Sister of Leslie Davidson, and Jean and Wellie Anderson. Sister-in-law of Betty Williams.
Visitation is at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Monday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM, where the funeral service is held on Tuesday at 11 AM.

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11 2016 February

Hanna, Douglas ‘Doug’ (Age 74, Wingham)

Douglas ‘Doug’ HANNA of Wingham at Wingham & District Hospital on Wednesday at age 74. Brother of Bruce and Pat Hanna of Woodstock and Maureen and Randy White of Bayfield. Uncle of Mike and Sherry Jenner, Diarmid Hanna, Niall Hanna and Matilda, Cari White and Lori White. Great-uncle of Michael and Tiffany Jenner, Britney Jenner, Chelsea, Ryan, and Tom Hanna and Jorja Yantha. Great-great-uncle of Hayden Roberts and Michael Jenner. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Olive Hanna and step-father Lorne Jamieson.
Memorial services will be held at the McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham at a later time.

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11 2016 February

Snyder, Gertrude (Age 105, Goderich)

Gertrude SNYDER, peacefully at Maitland Manor, Goderich on Tuesday in her 106th year. Predeceased by her husband Stanley Snyder. Loving mother to Dawn and Donald Sowerby, Wayne and Donna Snyder, and Lynn Rumig and Warren Knight. She will be missed by 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by siblings Charles, Adelaide, Jean, Harold, Mel, Hazel, Minnie, Myrtle and Marie.
Friends will be received at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich on Friday from 7 to 9 PM and on Saturday from 1 PM until time of the funeral service at 2. Interment, Colborne Cemetery at a later date.

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10 2016 February

Gross, Carol (Age 64, Blyth)

Carol Anne GROSS (nee Govier) of Blyth at Clinton Public Hospital on Saturday in her 65th year. Beloved wife of Paul Gross. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Kevin and Amanda Gross, Dawn Gross and Gerald Benninger, all of Blyth. Missed by grandchildren Josh Hay and Julian Gross. Sister of Joan McDougall of Goderich, Murray Govier of Londesborough, Robert Scott, Donald and Brenda Scott, all of Blyth. Predeceased by her parents Murvin and Margaret Govier and Dorthy and Laurie Scott.
A celebration of Carol’s life will be held at the Blyth and District Community Centre on Friday from 2 until 4 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Home, Blyth.

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10 2016 February

Crowley, Frank (Age 63, Seaforth)

Frank CROWLEY of Route 5, Seaforth at Seaforth Community Hospital on Monday at age 63. Beloved husband of Patsy. Dear father of Jim and Stephanie, Jane and Ben Rapien, Julianne and Mark Dunn, Jeanette and Ryan Parker, and John. Grandpa of Jake, Joey, Casey, Sarah, Katie, Connor, Hannah, and Grace.
Visitation is at the McGlynn Family Funeral Home, Seaforth on Thursday from 7 to 9 PM and on Friday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM, with Prayers at 1:30. Mass of Christian Burial from St. James Catholic Church, Seaforth on Saturday at 11 AM. Interment in St. Columban Catholic Cemetery followed by a reception at the Seaforth Community Centre.

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10 2016 February

Weber, Aaron (Age 90, Hanover)

Aaron WEBER of Hanover, formerly of Neustadt at The Village Seniors Community on Tuesday in his 91st year. Beloved husband for 69 years of Ruth of Hanover. Dear father of Robert and his wife Susan of Walkerton and Barbara and her husband Bryon Litt of Route 3, Durham. Grandfather of Beverly, Stephen, Becky, Matthew, Timothy, Michael and 11 great-grandchildren. Brother of George and his wife Emma of Hanover. Predeceased by 1 brother and 5 sisters.
Visitation is at the Garrett Funeral Chapel, Neustadt on Friday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral service will be conducted in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Neustadt on Saturday at 2 PM.

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10 2016 February

Beuker, Julie (Age 30, Mildmay)

Julie Patricia BEUKER (nee Ruetz) of Mildmay at Walkerton Hospital on Monday. She was 30. Beloved wife of Thom and cherished mother of Anieke. Dear daughter of David and Trish, and sister of Erik and Amanda, Analisa and Mitch, and Gina and Shawn, all of Mildmay. Granddaughter of Roy and Hilda Blackhall. Predeceased by her grandparents Leo and Laverne Ruetz.
A mingle and mix visitation will be held at the Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton on Thursday from 4 until 9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial from Sacred Heart Church, Mildmay on Friday at 11 AM. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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10 2016 February

McDonald, Rev. Stanley (Age n/a, London)

Reverend Stanley McDONALD at Westmount Gardens, London on Monday. Dear uncle of the late Donald Coghlin and Pat, Dennis Earl and Joan, Murray Coghlin and Barb, Gary Earl and Beth, the late Rick Earl and Susan, Elaine Bell and Kim, Judy Hackett and Scott; and many great- and great-great nieces and nephews. He served churches in Londesborough, Hensall and Siloam United Church. Predeceased by his sisters Grace Coghlin and Ruth Earl.
Visitation is at the Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint James Street at Richmond, London on Friday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral service will be held at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Road East, London on Saturday at 11 AM.

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10 2016 February

Beddoe, Margaret (Age 82, Kitchener)

Margaret Christine BEDDOE (nee Oehm) of Kitchener at Sunnyside Home on Saturday. She was 82. Loved by her sons Andrew and Valerie of Wellesley, Thomas, and daughter Julia Beddoe, both of Kitchener. Grandma of Eric and Claire. Missed by her only surviving sibling Marion Kreutzkamp. Predeceased by her husband Bernard, sisters Edna Henderson, Ruth Deeves, Esther Deeves and brother Fred Oehm.
Friends are invited to a Memorial Celebration of Margaret’s life at Saint Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hanover on Saturday at 11 AM, with visitation one hour prior to service. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment in Hanover Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to the Mighton Funeral home, Hanover.

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