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25 2015 April

Glenn, Wilfred (Age 87, Goderich)

Wilfred GLENN of Goderich at Maitland Manor on Thursday in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Doris Glenn. Loving father of Jim and Donna Glenn of Paris, Ontario, Bonnie and George Hudson and, Linda and Clare Rodger all of Goderich, and Nancy and Brian McGregor of Beaverton. Grandfather of 15 grand and 22 great-grandchildren. Also survived by his brother Norman, and sisters Vivian Schilbe, Eleanor Graham, and, Marie and Kip White. Also missed by the Broome family.
Friends will be received at McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Goderich on Tuesday from 12 noon until the time of service at 2 PM. Interment Maitland Cemetery.

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25 2015 April

Royce, Allan (Age 71, Listowel)

Allan ROYCE, of Route 4, Listowel, at home on Friday, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Dianne. Father of Bradley Royce and Jody Fleming of Mount Forest, Brent and Christa Royce of Listowel, and Kerri and Deane Hay of Minising. Grandfather of Hayleigh, Emily, and Dustin. Brother of Ray and Shirley of Conestogo, and Bob of Toronto. Son-in-law of Daisy Campbell of Listowel.
Visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Monday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. The funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church, Listowel, on Tuesday at 1:30 PM with reception to follow at the Listowel Agriculture Hall.

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24 2015 April

McCombie, Harry (Age 86, Wingham)

Harry McCOMBIE of Braemar Retirement Residence at Wingham & District Hospital on Thursday at age 86. Lovingly remembered by his caregiver Jan Heinmiller of Wingham. Special friend of Clifford Coultes of Belgrave, Lynn Johnston and Paul Zinn of Route 2, Lucknow. Fondly remembered by the staff and his friends at Braemar Retirement Residence.
Born in Scotland, he came to Canada as a young man, living in Toronto, Waterloo and taught at Listowel High School before retiring to Wingham. Predeceased by his mother Rita McCombie.
Private funeral arrangements are entrusted to the McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham.

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24 2015 April

Hackett, Erma (Age 86, Ashfield Twp)

Erma Beatrice HACKETT of Ashfield Township, peacefully at the Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre in Kitchener on April 12th in her 87th year.
A Memorial Visitation is being held at the Ashfield Presbyterian Church located at 86252 Kintail Line in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township on Saturday from 2 until 5 PM. Cremation has taken place for a private burial at the St. Joseph’s cemetery, Kingsbridge.
Arrangements entrusted to the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King Street, West, Kitchener.

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24 2015 April

Arenda, Ralph (Age 86, Listowel)

Ralph ARENDS of Route 1, Listowel on Thursday in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Mary. Father of Glenn and Anita of Route 1, Listowel, Sharon and Les Webb of Mexico, and Helen and Fred Heyns of Owen Sound. Grandfather of Ryan and wife Rachel, Kevin, and Stephen Arends; and Brad Heyns. Brother of Jantje Hovius and brother-in-law of John Pelleboer. Predeceased by infant granddaughter Mary Helene, brother Jake, and sister Frances VanderVeen.
Visitation is at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Sunday from 2 until 5 PM. Funeral service is at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Listowel on Monday at 1 PM.

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23 2015 April

Young, James ‘Jim’ (Age 71, Mississauga)

James ‘Jim’ YOUNG at the Trillium Health Partners Hospital in Mississauga on April 16th. He was in his 72nd year. Survived by his beloved wife Heidi and sons James and Ramona, and Darryl and Lisa. Missed by his grandchildren Victoria, Leah and Luke. Also survived by his brothers Harry and Leslie, his mother Phyllis, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Rob and sister Gail.
Visitation is at the Glen Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, 3164 Ninth Line in Oakville on Sunday from 12-noon until time of the Memorial Service at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army or Oakville Humane Society.

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23 2015 April

Black, Reg (Age 94, Arthur)

Reg BLACK, formerly of Hillsburgh, Moorefield and Brampton, at the Caressant Care Nursing Home, Arthur on Sunday in his 95th year. Husband of the late Helen Black. Father of Donna and Jim Richardson of Arthur, Robert and Jennifer Black of Hillsburgh, and the late Alan and his wife Wendy Black of Fergus. Missed ‘Papa’ of 9 grand- and 13 great-grandchildren. Brother-in-law of Enid Wilson, Doris Dodwell, Carolyn Wilson and Keith McLeish.
The family will receive friends at the Heritage Funeral Home, Drayton on Sunday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral service is in the Alma Community Centre at 51 Simpson Street on Monday at 11 AM.

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23 2015 April

Ruhl, Joy (Age 90, Hanover)

Joy RUHL of Hanover, peacefully at The Village Senior’s Community on Tuesday. She was 90. Survived by devoted husband Allan “Lefty” Willfang of Hanover and his children Garry Willfang of Fergus, Paul and Marlene Willfang of Haileybury and their families. Dear sister of Lorie Davis, Gordon and Joyce Davis, and Mae Redford. Predeceased by her first husband Claude Ruhl, sisters Marie Lettau, Clara Belle Weirmier, Helen Lark, Betty Baldwin, brothers Bruce, Earl, Albert Davis and step-son Donald Willfang.
A private family funeral service will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover with interment to follow in Hanover Cemetery.

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22 2015 April

Goetz, Charlene (Age 69, Walkerton)

Charlene GOETZ of Walkerton at Walkerton Hospital on Sunday. She was 69. Survived by her husband John; children Paul and Angie, Kelly and Vic Morris, Kim and Shawn Jacques; grandchildren Tyler, Ryan, Logan, Vanessa and Devin, Carly, Madison, and Kylie; siblings John and Stephanie Noonan, Mary Lynn and Fred Raftis, Jim and Barb Noonan, Deana and Bob Felstead, Lee-Anne and Lloyd Kroeplin, Gerard and Nancy Noonan. Predeceased by her brother Cyril and brother-in-law Bruce Orth.
Visitation is at the Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton on Thursday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM with parish prayers at 3:30, where the funeral service is held on Friday at 11 AM.

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22 2015 April

van Donkersgoed, Grace (Age 82, Listowel)

Grace van DONKERSGOED of Listowel, suddenly on Tuesday in her 83rd year. Wife of Bert. Mother of Gerald and wife Laurie Miller of Vancouver, B.C., Christine and Frank Remley of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Bernice and Dan Baljet of Rochester Hills, Michigan. Grandmother of Luke, Kelly, Laura, Karina and Kenny, Matthew, Kristin, Danielle, Nicole, and great-grandson Cade. Sister of Luke, George, Margie, and sister-in-law Annie. Predeceased by her son Luke, and 3 siblings.
Visitation is at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Thursday from 2 till 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Funeral service is at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel on Friday at 11 AM.

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