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24 2014 October

Wilson, Isabell (Age 92, Kincardine)

Isabell WILSON, wife of the late Cam Wilson, of Kincardine at Owen Sound Hospital on Thursday at age 92. Survived by daughter Deborah and Tom Burgen of Waterloo, step children Lori and Blair Small of Kincardine, Lea Ellen and Doug Pugh of Michigan and Robert and Barb Ross of Kincardine. Missed by 10 grandchildren, siblings Bill Thacker, Reta Hoffman, Lois and Don Hallman and sisters-in-law Elaine and Shirley Thacker. Predeceased by son Gary Gurzi, step daughter Lynne Ross and siblings Orville, Glen, Harold, Ronald, Olive and Eldon.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kincardine Legion on Sunday from 1 until 4 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley.

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24 2014 October

Berry, Ann (Age 77, Ashfield Twp.)

Ann BERRY of Ashfield Township at Huronlea on Wednesday in her 78th year. Dear mother of Wayne and Debbie of Dungannon, Kevin, Steve and Brenda, Brent and Cindy, all of Goderich. Grandmother of 11 grand- and 13 great-grandchildren. Sister of Rita and Jack Tigert, Mary Maize, Clarence and Loretta Doherty, and Stan Doherty. Sister-in-law of Isabel and Anne Doherty. Predeceased by husband William and 5 siblings.
Visitation is at the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Goderich, today [Friday] from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM with Parish prayers at 6:45. Funeral Mass from St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Goderich, on Saturday at 11 AM.

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24 2014 October

Merrill, John ‘Jack’ (Age 89, Clinton)

John ‘Jack’ MERRILL of Clinton, peacefully at Maitland Manor on Wednesday in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Lula Merrill. Loving father to Faye and the late Jamieson Ribey of Route 6, Goderich, Lois Jones and Frank Fargnoli of London and Ivan Merrill and Maureen McCulley of Toronto. Missed by his grandchildren Walter and Penny Ribey, Sherilyn and Adam Delves, Chrystal Jones, Michael and Patricia Jones and 4 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Home, Clinton on Sunday from 3 until 5 PM, where a Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday at 11 AM.

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24 2014 October

Verstoep, Shirley (Age 83, Mitchell)

Shirley VERSTOEP, formerly of Route 3, Monkton, at Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell on Thursday in her 84th year. Wife of Adrian Verstoep. Mother of Marian Hutchinson, Hugh and Pearl, Marjorie and David Lindsay, Linda and Ted Groenestege, Barbara Verstoep, Leo Verstoep, Leona and Jeff Donaldson. Missed by 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law of Doris Lamont and Jean Storey. Predeceased by her brothers Jim, Leonard, Graham and sister Doreen Seip.
Visitation is at the Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood on Sunday from 2 until 5 PM, where the funeral service is held on Monday at 11 AM.

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24 2014 October

Rock, Doris (Age 80, Ripley)

Doris ROCK, beloved wife of the late Oraen Rock, of Ripley, at Kincardine Hospital on Wednesday at the age of 80. Dear mother of Rose and Tom Broome of Lucknow, Ruth and Jim MacKenzie of Point Clark, Rick and Jacqueline of Clifford, Rob and Heather of Listowel, and Ron and Mary Jane of Ripley. Missed by 12 grand-, 15 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and brother Ivan Emmerton of Deep River.
Visitation will be held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley on Sunday from 2 until 4 PM. The Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Monday at 11 AM. Interment, Ripley Cemetery.

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24 2014 October

Johnston, Mary (Age 76, Listowel) – update

Mary JOHNSTON of Listowel at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Thursday in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Bill. Dear mother of Mike and Sandy, Sue and Bob Scott, all of Listowel, Doug of Atwood, Sandra Schaulk of Listowel and friend Paul McPhail, and Jenn and Rod VanEngen of Listowel. Missed by 11 grand- and 3 great-grandchildren. Sister of Bernice Noble, Lorraine and Gerry Hartung and sister-in-law of Jeanette Calder. Predeceased by brothers Sonny and Donny Long.
Visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Sunday from 1 until 4 PM. Funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel on Monday at 11 AM.

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24 2014 October

Cooper, Jim (Age 81, Brussels) – update

Jim COOPER of Route 3, Brussels at Seaforth Community Hospital on Wednesday in his 82nd year. Husband of Anne Cooper. Missed by his nieces and nephews Margaret Anne and Barry Buchanan, Marilyn and Bob Mitchell, Jean Hurst, Robert and Bonnie Leslie, great- nieces and nephews Catherine Liden, Andrew Mitchell, Ryan Buchanan, Kara Hinder, 6 great-great- nieces and nephew, and cousins.
Visitation is at the Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood tonight from 7 to 9, and on Saturday from 1 until 1:45 PM followed by the funeral service at 2.

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23 2014 October

Johnston, Mary (Age 76, Listowel)

Mary JOHNSTON of Listowel at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Thursday in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Bill. Dear mother of Mike and Sandy, Sue and Bob Scott, all of Listowel, Doug of Atwood, Sandra Schaulk of Listowel and friend Paul McPhail, and Jenn and Rod VanEngen of Listowel. Grandmother of Ryan, Heather, Bobby Sue, Bill, Brandon, Tyler, Paige, Olivia, Spencer, Rachel and 3 great-grandchildren. Sister of Bernice Noble, Lorraine and Gerry Hartung and sister-in-law of Jeanette Calder. Predeceased by brothers Sonny and Donny Long.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, and will be announced tomorrow by the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel.

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23 2014 October

Mitchell, Phyllis (Age 84, Brussels)

Phyllis MITCHELL of Brussels at Seaforth Community Hospital on Tuesday in her 85th year. Beloved wife of 65 years to Emerson.  Mother of Gordon and Julie of Route 3, Brussels, Ross Mitchell and Susan Reeves of Ripley, Doug and Janet, Neil and Marie, all of Route 3, Walton. Grandmother to Doug, Erin and Shawn Walker, Holly, Rob and Tammy, Mandy and Derek Dimaline, Jamie, Sean, Emily, Sarah, Claire and 7 great-grandchildren.
Visitation from the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, Brussels on Friday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. The funeral service will be conducted from Duff’s United Church, Walton on Saturday at 11 AM.

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23 2014 October

Lamont, Ronald (Age 78, Teeswater)

Ronald LAMONT of Route 3, Teeswater on Tuesday in his 79th year. Husband of Anne. Father of Peter and his wife Sue of Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Remembered by siblings Lloyd of Teeswater, Everett and Lenora of Culross Township, Joan and Jim Whytock of Teeswater, Francis and Gail of Sauble Falls, Larry and Carol of Culross Township and Brian and Norine of London; brothers-in-law Bill and Kay Lindsay of Inverhuron, Murray Lindsay of Webbwood and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 7 to 9 PM, where a private family service will be held on Saturday.

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