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11 2018 August

Datema, Fritz (Age 90, Brampton, frmly Auburn.

Fritz DATEMA of Brampton and formerly of Auburn, on Tuesday, in his 91st year. Father of Marg and Carl Mount of Queensville, Mathilda Tisseur  of Cambridge, Ralph and Pat Datema of Clinton, Anita Wilson of Sardis, BC, and Frank and Boni Datema of Aldergrove, BC. Cherished by 14 grand and 20 great-grandchildren. Brother of Mervyn, Fredrika, Martha, and
Ankie and Jan. Missed by in-laws in Holland, Chatham and PEI. Predeceased by his wife Grace.
Following interment at Ball’s Cemetery, Auburn, a memorial service will be held in the Heritage Hall at Holland Christian Homes, 7900 McLaughlin Rd., Brampton, on Friday, August 17, at 4 PM.  Arrangements entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Homes, Clinton Chapel.

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10 2018 August
09 2018 August

Murray, John (Age 79, Clifford)

John MURRAY of Clifford on Friday, in his 80th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Amelia for 60 years. Father of Deborah and Ron Simmons, Dianne and Brad Schieck, Nancy and Gary Gibson, Helen Murray and Ken Batte and, Alphonse and Crystal Murray. Grandfather of 15 grand and 12 great-grandchildren. Remembered by his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his son David and grandson Wade Simmons.
Visitation is at the Crawford Funeral Chapel, Arthur on Tuesday, from 2 til 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Memorial Service of Remembrance will be held in the Arthur Legion Branch 229, on Wednesday, August 15, at 11 AM.

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08 2018 August

Petrie, Elwin “Pete” (Age 90, Goderich)

Elwin “Pete” PETRIE on Monday in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Edna Petrie.  Survived by his sons Phil and Liz Petrie, Brian and Valerie Petrie and daughter Trish Doherty and Jeff Fisher, all of Goderich, and their families Michael, Tara, Avery, Ashton, Brady and Morgan, Monica and Amber, Amy, Katie, Shawn, and Harper.  Pete was also loved by his extended family, Mary Donlevy, Dave and Patrice Hilderley, Brian Donlevy, Barry Donlevy, Lyle Donlevy, John Donlevy, Kay and Bill Schellenbach and their families.  Pete was also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by wife Edna, parents Viola and Roy Petrie, sisters Eleanor and brother-in-law Gord Cockfield, Verna and brother-in-law Charlie Crossett, Mother-in-law Phyllis Lewis and husband Robert, brother and sister-in-law Albert and Carmen Lewis, sister-in-law Della Lewis and brother-in-law Elwin Lewis.
The family will receive friends at McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Goderich on Friday, from 2 until 4 and 7 to 9 PM, with a Memorial Service at 1 PM on Saturday.

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08 2018 August

Thomas, Rita (Age 94, St. Jacobs)

Rita THOMAS (nee Kennedy) of St. Jacobs, on Monday, at the age of 94. Survived by her three daughters. One is Nancy Lehmann of Waterloo. She will be fondly missed by her 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Robert, son Raymond, parents, brothers and sisters.
Friends are invited to share their memories of Rita with her family during visitation at
 the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, Waterloo on Thursday from 5:30 to 6:45 PM with the funeral service to follow in the chapel of the funeral home at 7 PM.  Cremation to follow and a private family interment will be held at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo at a later date

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08 2018 August

Botma, Durk (Age 92, Hanover and frmly Chesley)

Durk BOTMA of Hanover, formerly of Chesley, on Monday, in his 93rd year. Loving father of Anna Mary and Ross Weber of Port Rowan, Roy and Debbie of East Linton and George and Elizabeth of Bognor. Durk will live on in the hearts and minds of his eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and his siblings Ruurd and Anneke in the Netherlands. He was predeceased by his wife Dingena and ten siblings. Visitation will be held at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Monday, August 13th, from 12 noon until the celebration of Durk’s life beginning at 2 PM. Interment in Chesley Cemetery.

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08 2018 August

Caldwell, Nelson (Age 58, Goderich)

Nelson Earl CALDWELL of Goderich, on Monday in his 59th year. Father of Johnathan and friend Missy of Goderich, Jared of Goderich and Jordon and friend Harry of Guelph. Grandfather of Alyssa Caldwell and Myah Sheppard and special little boy Mason Dougherty. He will be missed by the boys’ mother Donna Caldwell of Goderich. Brother of Lorna and Randy Fraser, Gail Caldwell, Trent Caldwell, half-sister Jackie Caldwell and 11 in-laws. Missed by his parents Jack Caldwell of Seaforth, and Evelyn Robichaud of N.B.  Predeceased by his grandparents, 1 uncle, 1 nephew, his parents-in-law and 1 sister-in-law.  
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Goderich Legion on Saturday, from 2 until 4 PM. Arrangements entrusted to Huron Shores Cremation Services, Port Elgin.

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08 2018 August

Zulauf, Robert (Age 92, Milverton)

Robert ZULAUF, of Milverton, on Monday, in his 93rd year. Father of Valerie and husband Butch Weber of Listowel, Crystal Wade and Gord Philips, and Frank Zulauf and wife Dixie both of London. Grandfather to Heidi, Jeremy, Alexis, and Robin. Great-grandfather to Emily, Vincent, Leland, Max, Carter, Liam, Jacob and Jesse. Survived by brother Murray. Robert is predeceased by his wife Helen, brothers Frank, and Earl and sister-in-law Mary Ellen.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial visitation will take place on Thursday, at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, Milverton, from 11 AM till the service time at 12 noon. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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07 2018 August

Gilbert, Florence (Age 83, Harriston)

Florence GILBERT (nee Moore) of Harriston on Sunday, in her 84th year. Wife of Frank Gilbert. Mother of Ronald and Mary Beth Gilbert of Harriston, Kenneth and Twyla Gilbert of Elmira, and, mother-in-law of Lyle Reid of Belgrave. Survived by  6 grand and 3 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and 2 sisters-in-law. She was predeceased by her daughter Debbie Reid, by her sister Elaine, and 9 in-laws.
Friends may call at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, on Sunday from 2 until 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral service will be held at Harriston United Church on Monday, August 13th at 11 AM.
Arrangements entrusted to Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston.

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07 2018 August

Gethke, Ken (Age 79, Mitchell)

Ken GETHKE, 79, of Mitchell, on Monday. Husband of the late Phyllis Gethke. Father of Warren Gethke and Nancy, and, Terri-Lynn McCoy and Lee. Step-father of Barry Cleave, Harvey Cleave and Valerie, and, Marilyn Greene and David. Grandfather of 8 grand and 4 great-grandchildren. Brother of Irven Gethke and Eileen, John Gethke and Janice. Lovingly remembered by Joan Eickmeyer and her family. Predeceased by his parents Charlie and Martha Gethke.
Friends will be received at the
Lockhart Funeral Home, Mitchell on Wednesday, from 6 to 8 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2:30 PM. Interment in Grace Lutheran Cemetery.

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