Florence ‘Jean’ Willitts (nee Thompson), peacefully at her new home in Amica in Newmarket on Sunday in her 87th year. Daughter of the late Duncan and Mary Thompson of Culross Township. Mother of Bonnie and Ken Lendrum, Barb, William, Robert, Tom and Peggy, and Doug. Missed by 17 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson; many nieces, nephews and cousins; sister Helen and Steve Woloschuk of Winnipeg. Predeceased by her husband Doctor Donald Willitts, siblings Mac and Betty Thompson, Lloyd and Bea Thompson, and Olive and Ernie Hanna.
Family and Friends are welcome to visit the family home farm, 18874 Centre Road, Mount Albert, on Thursday from 5:30 PM.
Lorna BUTTON, beloved wife of the late Bill Button, of Lucknow at Pinecrest Manor on Wednesday at age 87. Dear Mother of Marion Button of Australia, Murray and Cathy Button of Waterloo and the late Bob Button of Calgary. Also greatly missed by 6 grand-, 5 great-grandchildren and brother Jim Hunter of Lucknow. Predeceased by sisters Alma McKinnon, Lois McIntosh and brother Lloyd Hunter.
A Celebration of Life will be held from MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow on Friday at 2 PM with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Cancer appreciated. Interment, Greenhill Cemetery.
Fergus JANTZI of Route 1, Dublin, suddenly on Monday in his 74th year. Loving brother of Harold Jantzi of Clinton and Joy Ross and her husband Alf of Seaforth. Also missed by 8 nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Aaron and Flossie Jantzi and sister-in-law Edna Jantzi.
Visitation will be held at the McGlynn Family Funeral Home, Seaforth on Thursday from 7 until 9 PM. Visitation continues on Friday from 1 PM until time of the funeral service at 2. Interment will be in Maitlandbank Cemetery followed by a reception at Cavan United Church, Winthrop.
Visit Fergus’ online memorial at: mcglynnfamilyfuneralhome.com
Donna WILSON (nee Scarborough) of Hanover, peacefully at the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce, Owen Sound on Tuesday. She was 60. Survived by loving son James Wilson and daughter Amy-Rose Wilson, both of Hanover. Loved sister of Robert and Michele Scarborough of Hanover. Predeceased by her husband Don Wilson and her parents Earl “Jim” and Rosaland “Rosie” Scarborough.
Funeral arrrangements are incomplete at this time and will be updated as soon as available. Memorial donations to the Hanover Masonic Lodge or St. James Anglican Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Arrangements entrusted to the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover.
Bruce FOXTON of Wingham at Wingham Hospital on Tuesday at age 79. Husband of Grace Foxton. Father of Kathy Dickison, Brad Foxton, Kim and Rick Timm, Karen and James Dickison, and Trudy Wilhelm and Steve Marks. Missed by 11 grand- and 15 great-grandchildren. Brother of Dianne and Don Cameron, Connie Hickey and Doug Harkness, Jo-Ann and Gordon Rintoul, and Bob and Marlene Foxton. Brother-in-law of Shirley, and Betty Foxton. Predeceased by brothers Ron, Ted, Ken, Doug and Bud, son-in-law Dan Dickison and grandson Jamie.
A Graveside service will be held at the Wingham Cemetery on Friday at 1:30 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham.
Ron BURGSMA of Route 1, Dungannon on Saturday at age 56. Loved by his wife Gerda and children Harrison and Alissa. “Papa” to Mariah, Arron, Aric, Jillian, Matthew, Danielle, and Hudson. Dear son of Harry and Gerda, and son-in-law of the late Doeke and Henny Buffinga. Brother and brother-in-law of Hugh and Kim, Byrne and Alice, Wayne and Elizabeth, Jeff and Janine, Bert and Susan Buffinga, John Buffinga, Grace and John Fuerth.
Visitation is at the Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 245 Mill Road, Goderich on Thursday from 6 until 9 PM, where a celebration of life service is held on Friday at 1:30 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Homes, Goderich.
Duane SHAW of Arthur, suddenly at Guelph General Hospital on Sunday in his 65th year. Dear husband of Wendy for 41 years. Father of Shawn and Julie of Elora, Sherri Shaw of Arthur and Sheila and Jonathan Faulkner of Route 2, Harriston. Grampa of Autumn, Angus and Eli. Son of Shirley Shaw. Brother of Debbie and Hank Pietrowski and the late Kathy Dyce. Brother-in-law of Lindsay Dyce.
Visitation is at the Crawford Funeral Chapel, Arthur on Wednesday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A graveside service for family and friends is held in Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur on Thursday at 11 AM with a Celebration of Life at the Arthur Legion at 12:30.
Paul MOORE of Walkerton, peacefully, surrounded by family at Walkerton Hospital on Monday. He was 71. Survived by his wife Marion; children Laurie and Brad Pettet of Elmwood and Jason and Suzanne of Hanover; grandson Luke; sisters Glenna Smith of Mt. Brydges and Grace Letteau of London. Brother-in-law of Ruth Moore, Ron McGarvey and Gary Johnston. Missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Ted, Bob and his wife Lois, sisters Mary McGarvey, Rita Johnston, Alice and her husband Walter Moore.
A private family Funeral Service will be held at the Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton.
Valerie WICK at her home, Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Monday in her 50th year. Beloved daughter of the late Arthur and Leona Wick. Sister of Sharon and Larry Deckert of Saskatchewan, Carol Jacklin of Listowel and her friend Ed Doherty, Bonnie and Greg Ward of Route 3, Ayton, Darlene White of Windsor, Dave and Rose Wick, Barb Clark, and Barry and Judy Wick, all of Stratford, Randy and Glenda Wick of Trowbridge and sister-in-law of Grace Wick of Chatham. Predeceased by her brother Elmer, sister Janet Crawford, and infant sister Linda.
A private family funeral will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Wednesday.
Edith STOKES of Fordwich, formerly of Belmore, at Fordwich Village Nursing Home on Saturday at age 97. Cherished aunt of Donald Nickel, Marjorie and Gary Stefan, Doris and Gerald Rodges, Gordon and Louise Elliott, Bruce and Lenore Elliott, Linda and John Lichtenberger, and Betty and Phillip Feeley. Missed by several great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Tom Stokes, sisters Margaret Nickel and Mildred Elliott Yuill and niece June McBurney.
Visitation is at the McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham on Thursday from 12-noon until the time of the funeral service at 1:30 PM.