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26 2017 February
25 2017 February

Van Ninhuys, Martin (Age 77, Clinton)

Martin VAN NINHUYS at Clinton Public Hospital on Friday in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Beverley. Father of Cathy and Mark MacLean, Bill and Tammy, and Dan and Heather. Grandpa of 7. Brother-in-law of Jim Mitchell, Ray and Anne Mitchell, Elaine and Norm Culbert, Richard and Sherry Littlechild and sisters-in-law Terri Clifton and Gayle Van Ninhuys. Predeceased by parents John and Nellie, brothers Gysbert, and Gerard, sister Anne, brother-in-law Joe Clifton and niece Lisa Tavanno.
Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers donations to The Alzheimer’s Society or Clinton Public Hospital Foundation appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes, Clinton.

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25 2017 February

Cowen, Maurice (Age 94, Listowel)

Maurice COWEN, of Listowel, at Caressant Care on Saturday, in his 95th year. Husband of the late Louise Cowen. Father of Judy Heffer of Clarkesburg, Betty and Tom Haugh of Kincardine, and Gary and Jeannette Cowen of Cambridge. Grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 13. Brother of Russell and Lorraine Cowen of Alliston, Ivan and Eleanor Cowan of Brampton, and Yvonne McCabe of Shelburne. Predeceased by his son-in-law Barry Heffer and brother Glyn Cowen.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Monday.

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24 2017 February

Smith, Norma (Age 81, Listowel)

Norma SMITH of Listowel, peacefully on Thursday in her 82nd year. Wife of the late Albert Smith. Mom of Karen and Brian Allen of Listowel, Denise and Brian Boertien of Palmerston, and the late Murray Smith. Dear gramma of Ryan Allen, Alysia and Tanner McIntosh, Therese Boertien, Justin Boertien and Kaitlyn Martin, Jared Boertien and Raechel Worte; Sarah, Paul, and Colton Smith, and great-gramma of Charley Grace, Jaydon and Jaxon. Missed by Diana Lebbink.
Visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Sunday from 2 till 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Funeral service will be held at Listowel Mennonite Church on Monday at 1 PM.

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24 2017 February

MacLean, Bruce (Age 98, Wingham)

Bruce MacLEAN of Wingham on Thursday at age 98. Husband of the late Marie MacLean. Dear father of Barry MacLean of St.Thomas, Adora and Brian McKague of Kitchener, Sylvia and Murray Cox of Listowel. Grandfather of Scott and Amy McKague, Julia and Jonathan Hoffmann, Kent Lee and Amber Jeffray, Matthew Lee, Dianne Lee, and 6 great-grandchildren. Brother of Vivian Westlake and the late Gordon. Brother-in-law of Louise Collar. Predeceased by his sister Shirley and John Donaldson.
Visitation is at the McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham on Sunday from 1 until 4 PM, where the funeral service is held on Monday at 2 PM with visitation one hour prior.

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24 2017 February

Holland Wonnetta (Age 92, Clinton)

Wonnetta HOLLAND of Clinton on Sunday at Craigwiel Gardens in Ailsa Craig in her 93rd year. Mother of Harvey and Cindy Holland, Marilyn McMahon and Michael Powell, and Cliff and Betty Holland. Grandmother of Bill Cameron, Jill McMahon, Krista, Wade, Keith, Vince, Murray and Clayton Holland and 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband William ‘Bill’ Holland, brothers John and Cliff Henderson, son Keith and grandson Fraser McMahon.
Cremation has taken place.
Visitation is at the Falconer Funeral Home, Clinton on Monday from 12-noon until time of the funeral service at 2.

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23 2017 February

Smith, Rev. John (Age 83, Listowel)

Rev. John SMITH of Listowel, went home to the Lord, on February 3rd in his 84th year. Loving husband of Velma Smith. Father of Philip and Louise, Keith and Bev, Karen and Ted Parish, and Stephen and Stephanie, all of Haliburton, Miriam Smith and Vera Battista of Ottawa, and Cathy Peters and Mark of Stratford. Loved by many grand and great-grandchildren. Brother of Robert Smith of Niagara Falls. Predeceased by his sons Richard and Rob.
Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, Listowel, on Friday [February 24th] from 6 to 8 PM where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 AM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel.

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23 2017 February

Twamley, Murray (Age 89, Hanover)

Murray TWAMLEY of Hanover at Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce, Owen Sound on Wednesday. He was 89. Survived by his wife Elizabeth; children Paul Twamley and Pat Godsman, Inez and David Sweiger, Barbara Anne and Ron Cameron, and Faye and Bruce Harris. Grandfather of Rupert, Charlene, Ryan, Nathan; step-grandchildren Shauna, Scott, Amanda, Rustin and 7 great-grandchildren. Brother-in-law of Gerald Hastie. Predeceased by his grandson Kyle Woods and sister Marjorie Hastie.
Visitation is at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Friday from 2 until 5 PM, where a funeral service is held on Saturday at 12-noon.

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23 2017 February

Eedy, Thornton (Age 98, frmly Lucknow)

Thornton William EEDY, formerly of Dungannon and Goderich, peacefully in his sleep at the Parkwood Institute, London on Monday at age 98. He was a World War 2 veteran having served overseas in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Survived by his brothers Frank and Beth of Calgary, and Jack of Toronto. Missed by his many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his siblings Ross and Isabel, Irvin and Colleen, Lucile and Ralph Henderson, and sister-in-law Jean.
In keeping with Thornton’s wishes, private family arrangements have been made. Spring interment will take place at Dungannon Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow.

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22 2017 February

Purcell, Debbie (Age 57, Newton)

Debbie PURCELL of Newton at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday in her 58th year. Wife of Doug Purcell. Mother of Cory and Melissa, Natashia and Mike Cassel, Devin and Tessa. Missed by her grandchildren Cheyenne, Trevor, Caroline, Caitlyn, Makayla, Dakota, Brielle, Jack, Ruby and Grace; her father John Nafziger; siblings Connie Cassel, Frances Royal, Paul and Calvin Nafziger. Predeceased by her mother Barbara Nafziger.
Visitation is at the Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood on Friday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A private graveside service will be held at Riverdale Mennonite Cemetery, Millbank at a later date.

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