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24 2016 May

Agar, Kathleen ‘Kasie’ (Age 43, Mount Forest)

Kathleen ‘Kasie’ AGAR, suddenly at her home in Mount Forest on Friday at the age of 43. Beloved companion of George Fischer. Loving mother of Adrienne Agar and Mike Endeman of Mount Forest. Loved daughter of Virginia Wadel and Ray of Bayfield. Sister of Michael Agar and Nicole of Kitchener, Jonthon Agar and Maria of Waterloo and Darin Wadel of Stratford. Grandmother of Braelynn. Missed by her nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Predeceased by her father Vern Agar.
Cremation has taken place.
A celebration of Kasie’s life will be held at the Mount Forest Legion on Saturday at 11 AM.
Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.

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24 2016 May

Nairn, Harold (Age 79, Staffa)

Harold NAIRN of Route 2, Staffa at Stratford General Hospital on Friday at age 79. Dear uncle of Matt Nairn and Jaquolynn, Gail Nairn and Jason. Loving great-uncle of Brody and Morgan, Caitlyn, Dakota and Madison. Predeceased by his parents Mervin and Eleanor Nairn and brother Bruce.
Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Thursday from 10 AM until time of the funeral service at 11. A reception will follow at the Lockhart reception centre. Memorial donations to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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24 2016 May

Thornton, Earl (Age 59, Whitehorse, YT)

Earl John THORNTON of Whitehorse, Yukon, suddenly on Friday at London Health Sciences Centre. He was 59. Beloved husband of Karen. Loving father of Mike and Jessica, Mandy and David Stoneman, Grant and Rachel Rushton, Jamie and Joanna Rushton, Jill and Kevin Fisher. Missed by 11 grandchildren. Dear son of Merlene Sparry. Brother of Andrew and Heather Finton, Doug, Kathryn and Jim McLaughlin, Sheila and Pat Trimble. Predeceased by his brother Ron Sparry, stepfather Robert Sparry and father Doran Thornton.
Friends are invited to a visitation celebrating Earl’s life at the Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton on Saturday from 1 until 4 PM.

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24 2016 May

Benders, Laverne (Age 90, Listowel)

Laverne BENDER of Listowel on Monday in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Father of Donna and Bob Woods of Gowanstown, Doug and Michele of Ottawa, Glenn and Debbie of Port Perry, Bruce and Donna of Pickering, and Paul and Charlene of Whitby. Grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 10. Brother of Lyle and Edith Bender of Listowel, and Audrey and Peter McFarlane of Mississauga. Predeceased by his sister Lois Douglas and her husband Ross, and daughter-in-law Elaine Bender.
Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, Listowel on Saturday from 10 AM until time of the funeral service at 11.
Arrangements entrusted to the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel.

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24 2016 May

Osborn, Gail (Age 79, Mitchell)

Gail OSBORN of Mitchell, peacefully on Sunday in her 80th year. Wife of the late Robert Osborn. Dear mother of Ruth Ann Eckert and Paul, Cathy Meagher and Jim, Marlene McNamara and Peter, and Roberta Partridge. Grandmother of 9 grand- and 7 great-grandchildren. Sister of Richard Adair, Lloyd Adair, Sharon Wright and John, Mary Ellen Gerber and John. Predeceased by her sons-in-law David Partridge and Howard Horn, grandsons Jacob, Patrick, and B.J., 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Visitation is at the Lockhart Funeral Home, Mitchell on Wednesday from 2 till 4 and 6 to 8 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2 PM.

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24 2016 May

Miller, Marie (Age 91, Durham)

Marie Mary MILLER (nee Hopkins) at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Saturday in her 92nd year. Wife of the late George Miller. Loving mother of Tom and Dawna of Durham, Shirley Miller of Durham, Donna and George Sheehy of Harriston and Rhonda and Roger Schram of Clarksburg. Grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 14. Dear sister of Seth and Rose Hopkins of Durham and the late Agnes Widmeyer, Barbara Wright and Farquhar Hopkins.
A celebration of life will be held at the Mulock Christian Fellowship Church, Mulock Road on Sunday at 1 PM. Cremation has taken place.
Arrangements entrusted to the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home, Durham.

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23 2016 May

Kupferschmidt, Erna (Age 91, Guelph)

Erna KUPFERSCHMIDT, at Guelph General Hospital, on Friday, in her 92nd year. Wife of the late Cletus Kupferschmidt. Mother of Gerry and Laura, William and Jeanette, Michael and Karen, Paul and Gary, and Mark and Brenda. Remembered by 11 grand and 9 great-grandchildren. Survived by sisters, Vera Leeson, Doreen Sachs, and Betty Grein. Predeceased by infant son, Stanley, and 5 brothers.
Visitation at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, Guelph, on Wednesday, from 2 til 4 and 7 to 9 PM with Vigil at 3:30 p.m. Funeral Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, Guelph, on Thursday, at 10 AM.

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23 2016 May

Coutts, Allan (Age 80, Walkerton)

Allan COUTTS of Walkerton, at The Village, Hanover on Sunday, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Coutts. Father of Lori and Mathew Stuart of Dutton, David of Elmwood, Karen Mitchell, and Jim all of Walkerton. Grandfather of 11. Survived by sister Zelma Dobson and brothers Alastair and Torrince. Predeceased by his daughter Kathy McKague, sister Melvie and brother Carwin.
Visitation at the Greg Roberts Funeral Home, Mildmay on Tuesday from 2 til 4 and 7 to 9 PM with a grave side funeral service on Wednesday at 10 AM in the Holstein Cemetery. A celebration luncheon to follow at the Walkerton Legion at 12 noon.

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23 2016 May

Rowland, William (Age 86, Hanover)

William ROWLAND, of Hanover, peacefully at Hanover and District Hospital on Friday. He was 86. Survived by friends Norman “Dempsey” and Gwen Yost of Hanover and their families. He is the last surviving member of his family. Predeceased by his brother Ronald Rowland and by his dear friend Meta Yost.
Visitation is at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Tuesday from 10 AM until time of services at 11 AM. Interment to follow in Hanover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Hanover and District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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21 2016 May

Kearns, Norman (Age 96, Durham)

Norman Albert KEARNS World War 2 veteran of the 48th Highlanders Regiment at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Thursday in his 97th year. Husband of Eleanor. Loving father of Arlene and Jim Purdie of Kitchener, Patricia and Wally Vince of Sharon and step-father of Donald and Kathleen Neal of Oshawa, and Katherine and Brian Small of Toronto. Remembered by 10 grand, 4 great-grand and 1 great-great-granchild. Also missed by brother Paul Kearns. Predeceased by siblings Chuck Kearns and Beth Ransome.
A funeral service will be held at the Durham Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 28th at 1 PM with cremation to follow.  Arrangements entrusted to Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton.

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