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19 2017 October

Naylor, Ruby (Age 75, Monkton)

Ruby NAYLOR of Route 3, Monkton, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday in her 76th year. Wife of Bill Naylor. Mother of Ernie and Leslie, Beth and Tom Sorensen, Ken and Angela, and Jerry. Missed by her grandchildren Josh, Daniel, Ben, Dana, Alexander and William. Sister of Muriel Gottfried.
In keeping with Ruby’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Monkton or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood.

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19 2017 October

Foster, Ralph (Age 101, Goderich)

Ralph FOSTER of Goderich at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Tuesday at age 101. Husband of Avice Foster for 38 years. Father of Lynda and Duncan McGregor, Barbara and Doug Allemang, Philip, Cathy Bisset-Parkes, Susan Bisset, Jane and David Wilson. ‘Grampy’ to 10 grand- and 10 great-grandchildren. Brother-in-law to Vivian Pentland. Predeceased by his first wife Claire Pentland.
Visitation is at the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Goderich on Friday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM with a Lions Club service at 6:30. A Celebration of Life will take place at St. George’s Anglican Church, Goderich on Saturday at 1 PM.

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18 2017 October

Quennell, June (Age 92, frmly Listowel)

June QUENNELL, formerly of Listowel, at Huronlea, Brussels on Tuesday in her 93rd year. Wife of the late Bill Quennell. Mother of Pat and Sid Armatage of Barrie, Ted of Southampton, Nancy and Ken Lee of Listowel, Terry of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Peter of Listowel, and David and Linda of Barrie. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Sister of Bill Kidd of Toronto. Predeceased by her sisters Isabel Hyndman, Jessie Schroeder, and Margaret Shaw.
Private family arrangements have been entrusted to the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated.

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18 2017 October

Helmuth, Norman (Age 79, frmly Goderich)

Norman HELMUTH of Tara, formerly of Goderich, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Sciences Center on Sunday in his 80th year, with his son and daughter-in-law by his side. Husband of the late Doreen. Dear father to Tony and Sue McDougall. Survived by his grandson James, sisters Jo Ann and Larry Wesenberg, Dianna and Ron Jette, and Juanita and Jim Carrick. Missed by 16 nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his sisters Elaine Flood and Carole Downey.
Friends will be received at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich on Thursday from 2 till 4 and 6 to 9 PM, where a funeral service takes place on Friday at 11 AM. Interment, Maitland Cemetery.

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17 2017 October

Klaassen, Woody (Age 62, n/a)

Woody Theodor KLAASSEN at University Hospital, London on Saturday in his 63rd year. Loved son of Elfriede Klaassen. Dear brother of Hanna Nicholson and Joe of Bluevale, Gary Klaassen and Angie of Zurich and Ted Klaassen and Erin of Kitchener. Missed by many nieces, nephews and best friends Maureen and Patrick. Predeceased by his father Theodor Klaassen.
Cremation has taken place.
A private graveside service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Gowanstown. Donations to Parkwood Institute or Humane Society may be made through London Cremation Services at: londoncremation.com
Arrangements entrusted to London Cremation Services.

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17 2017 October

Chesney, Ronald ‘Ron’ (Age 78, n/a)

Ronald ‘Ron’ CHESNEY at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Sunday at age 78. Beloved partner of Theresa Martin. Dear father of William and Cindy, Deborah Smith and Noel, Diane Weick and Kevin, Dennis and Candice, Rhonda Snyders and Todd. Grandfather of 8. Brother of Robert and Rosanne, Betty and Robert Lambertus, Gerald and Marion, Marlene and Willard Teed, Donalda Bester, Jackie and Clare Poechman, Nadine and Allen Anstett, Tom and Jenny. Missed by Theresa’s family.
Mass of Christian Burial from St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Grafton on Wednesday at 11 AM.
Arrangements entrusted to the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg.

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17 2017 October

Parker, Robert ‘Bob’ (Age 86, Kincardine)

Robert ‘Bob’ PARKER of Kincardine at Kincardine Hospital on Friday in his 87th year. Dear father of George, Brenda and Mike Boudrias, and Les and partner Katie Freiburger. Father-in-law of Al Rapp. Grandfather of Crystal and Justin Tolton, Candice and Curtis Weber Mikayla and Justin Ruppert. Great-grandfather of Natalie, Zander, Lillian, Jace, and Ruby. Brother of Mary and Larry Schmidt, Audrey Wells, Ted and Geraldine. Predeceased by his daughter Linda Rapp, brothers Francis and Jim.
A private family graveside service will be held at Purdy Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to the T.A. Brown Funeral Home, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin.

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17 2017 October

McClenaghan, Mildred (Age 94, Wingham)

Mildred McCLENAGHAN of Wingham at Gilbert Hall on Saturday at age 94. Cherished daughter of the late George and Lily McClenaghan. Dear aunt of Percy and Sharon McClenaghan of Clinton, Cheryl Saunders and the late Donald of Goderich and Calvin and Amanda McClenaghan of Lucknow. Predeceased by her brother Edward McClenaghan and his wife Vera, and her companion John MacKinnon. Lovingly remembered by her extended family.
Visitation is at the McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham on Thursday from 12-noon until time of the funeral service at 1 PM. Final resting place, Wingham Cemetery. Donations to a charity of your choice appreciated.

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16 2017 October

Small, Janice (Age 66, n/a)

Janice SMALL (nee Newton), peacefully, with her children by her side, at Owen Sound Hospital on Thursday in her 67th year. Survived by her husband of 45 years, William ‘Bill’ Small; children Kathleen Small and Adam Hussey, Kevin Small and Johanna, adopted daughter Nina Small; grandbabies Piper, Jace, Emmie and Juliet. Missed by her siblings Grace, Diane, Cathy, Sharon and Brad. Predeceased by her parents Roy and Esther Newton and brother Mervyn Newton.
Visitation is at the Garrett Funeral Chapel, Neustadt on Wednesday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral service is in Trinity Lutheran Church, Louisa Street, Ayton on Thursday at 11 AM.

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16 2017 October

Potter, Frank (Age 94, Goderich Twp)

Frank POTTER of Goderich Township in Goderich on Saturday in his 95th year. Husband of Eileen Potter. Dear father of Greg Potter and the late Judy of Whitechurch. Grandpa of Shawn, Nathan and Jessica. Brother-in-law of Hugh and Betty Millar. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Edna Potter, parents-in-law Thomas and Maude Millar and siblings Willa, Ray, Joe, Betty and Ferne.
A funeral service will be held in the Bluewater Chapel of the Falconer Funeral Home, Goderich on Tuesday at 2 PM with visitation 2 hours prior to the time of the service.

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