Pearle IRELAND, of Mount Forest, on Thursday, in her 96th year. Loving mother of Peggy Hobbs and Ken, and Cathy Moore and George. Cherished grandmother of Ken and Melanie, Joanne and Manny, Keith, Amy and Ryan, Tracy and Matt, and great-grandmother of Ashley, Kaitlyn, Jesse, and Brandon. Dear sister of Leah Linthorne. Predeceased by her husband George, and 4 siblings.
A service celebrating Pearle’s life will be held at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Tuesday, at 12 PM with visitation prior to the service from 11 to 11:45 AM. Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 134 Poppy Fund appreciated.
Joan DACIUK of Mount Forest and formerly of Cambridge, on Friday, in her 84th year. Wife of Tony Daciuk for 58 years. Sister of Helen Seifried of London, and Marion and Bernard Benn of Lucan. Sister-in-law of Marlene McQuinn, Beatrice McQuinn and Judy Gordon. Remembered by many neices and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Lorne and John McQuinn, sisters Frances and Norma, niece Carol Maslen and her great-niece Alyson Jones.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church, Mount Forest, on Wednesday, at 11:30 AM. Visitation prior to the service from 10:30 to11:15 AM.
Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.
Edith BURNETT of Listowel, at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on March 10th, in her 96th year. Mother of Elaine and Ray Coneybeare, and Keith and Betty Bender, all of Listowel, and Linda and Gerald Drew of Oshawa. Grandmother of Lori and Brent, Mark and Cheryl, Nathan and Wanda, Tim, Tennille and Dave, Darcy and Scott, Adam and Jenn, and Matt and Kat. Also, remembered by 18 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by husbands, Fred Bender and Les Burnett.
Visitation at Trinity United Church, Listowel on Monday, March 19th from 12 noon until the service at 2 PM. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. Arrangements entrusted to Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel
Blanche ASH, age 98, of Stratford, at the Stratford General Hospital on Thursday. Mother of Verlyn and Bob, and Robert and Deb. Grandmother of Jane and Jeff, Peggy and Pat, Crystal and Adam, and, Thomas and Chevonne. Great grandmother of Molly, Finn, Oliver and Nolan. Survived by her brother-in-law Ralph, sisters-in-law; Helen, Marjorie, Helen and Shirley and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, and husband, Ray, and 2 sisters and 3 brothers.
Visitation at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, Stratford on Monday, March 19th from 10 AM until the time of service at 11 AM. Spring interment in Harriston Cemetery.
Willem “Bill” VANDERLINDE at Huronview in his 93rd year. Loving father of Ron and Shelley, and, Margaret and Ernst. Opa of Halle and Lauren, and, Mariska and Devin. Survived by his brother Wim. Predeceased by his wife Aaltje, special companion Alie, and 6 brothers and sisters. Bill was born in the Netherlands in 1925. Following World War 2, he was recruited as a soldier to the Dutch army. Bill immigrated to Canada in 1952. In 2015, Bill returned to the Netherlands for one final visit.
Visitation on Saturday at the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Goderich from 1 PM until the time of service at 2 PM
Bob HEFT, of Hanover, at the Hanover and District Hospital on Tuesday, in his 68th year. Dear brother of Donna Hopkins and her husband Ron. Cherished uncle of Rob and Shannon, and Trish and Jeff. Predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Ethel Heft.
Following Bob’s wishes cremation has taken place, and no public visitation will be held. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to West Grey Minor Hockey would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home. Durham
Richard GROSS, of Hanover, at Hanover and District Hospital, on Tuesday. He was 78. Brother of Robert and Joanne, Francis and Dianne, Christine, and Theresa and Lou Villeneuve. Brother in law of Mary. Remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents, brothers John and Donald, sister Mary Elizabeth, and step sister Rose Jayes.
Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Friday, from 2 ’til 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, at 11 AM, at St. Francis Xavier Church – Carlsruhe. Spring Interment, St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.
William “Willie” Peter KELL, of Kincardine, on Tuesday, at age 91. Special friend of Tess Cervantes. Former spouse to Irene Roth. Father to Patricia, James and Shirley and father-in-law to Anne. Grandfather of Raurri and Sarah, Paula, Erin and Marc, Travis and Samara, Katie and Jon, Lisa and Andrew and Laura and Dylan. Great-grandfather to Hannah, Liam, Damion, Roen, Fiona, Olivia and Otis. Sibling of Elizabeth and Jim Gaine, Marybelle “Bubs” Wilfang and sister-in-law Velma Kell.
Visitation at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home on Friday from 1 ’til 4 PM and Saturday from 10 to 11 AM with service to follow at 11:30 AM.
Daphne DAVIDSON of Goderich at age 84, Wife of the late William Lizars Davidson. Survived by daughter Suzanne D. Carter, son Stuart Davidson and Melissa, and grandchildren Sophia and Cameron Davidson. Also survived by sister Joan Scott and Harry, and brother Humphrey Gilbert and R.J. Predeceased by brother Philip Gilbert and Wendy of Toronto. Lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, 11 Cambria Road, Goderich on Friday from 2 til 4 and 7 to 9 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to a children’s charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Isabel ZESNY at Fordwich Village Nursing Home on Tuesday, in her 84th year. Wife of Arno Zesny. Mother of James Darling, Ethel and Doug Morrison, Phyllis and Dale Bridge, Katherine and Dale Caskanette, Robert and Diane Darling, Stephen and Sharon Darling, and Ron and Ann Darling. Grandma of 16 grand and 20 great-grandchildren. Sister of Wilma and Carmen Nixon, Joyce Noble and Fred, and Alberta and Mike Newton. Predeceased by her sister Eileen Haugh and granddaughter Jessica Darling.
Visitation at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham, on Thursday, from 2 til 4 and 6 to 8 PM with the funeral service at the funeral home chapel on Friday at 11 AM.