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17 2017 January

Hafermehl, Allan (Age 94, Elmwood)

Allan HAFERMEHL of Elmwood, formerly of Hanover at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton on Sunday. He was 94. Survived by wife June Hafermehl, son Randy and Joan of Elmwood, daughters Brenda Hafermehl and Bonnie Sue Hafermehl, both of Durham. Grandpa of Mandy Hafermehl and fiance Jeff Gotelaer, Cory and Lisa Hafermehl, and great-grandson Kingston. Also survived by his sister Irene Kain of Walkerton. Predeceased by his brother John.
Memorial visitation is at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover this Saturday from 2 unitl 4 PM. Spring inurnment in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Mildmay.

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16 2017 January

Devitt, Althea (Age 97, Tiverton)

Althea DEVITT of Tiverton at Kincardine Hospital on Wednesday in her 98th year. Wife of the late Homer Devitt. Greatly missed by children Sylvia and Erv Nixdorf of Vancouver Island, Graham and Carol of Waterloo, Blake and Patty of Ripley, Brad and Marla of Florida, Lavonne and Brian Robinson of London. Also survived by 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Grace Bock, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Dennis, siblings Ronald, and Cameron Bock and Marjorie Sherk.
A Funeral Service will be held at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley on Thursday at 2 PM with visitation 2 hours prior.

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16 2017 January

Coulter, Sharon (Age 74, Gorrie)

Sharon COULTER of Gorrie, suddenly on Saturday in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Cliff Coulter of Gorrie. Mother of Murray and Sandra Coulter of Kitchener, Marion and David Gray of Moorefield, Marlene Coulter of Waterloo, and Michelle Ross and Darrell Paradis of Milverton. Grandmother of Tate and Reid Coulter, Rebecca, Dawson, and Bryce Gray, Jayden Ross, and Sydney Paradis. Sister-in-law of Harold Coulter and Lois Gilliland of Route 3, Listowel.
Visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Tuesday from 2 till 4 and 6 to 8 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 AM.

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16 2017 January

Hamilton, Kathleen (Age 90, Listowel)

Kathleen HAMILTON (nee Schiestel) of Listowel on Sunday in her 91st year. Beloved wife of Ken. Dear mother of Lloyd and Judy Schnurr of St. Thomas, and Paul and Anne-Marie Church of Guelph. Grandmother of Andrew Schnurr, Russell and Heather Schnurr, Shannon, and Megan Church. Great-grandmother of Emily and Ryan. Predeceased by siblings Frank, Alfred, Clarence and John Schiestel, Jean Schnurr, Florence Henhoeffer, and an infant sister.
Visitation is at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Wednesday from 3 till 5 and 7 to 9 PM with prayers at 3. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Listowel on Thursday at 11 AM.

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15 2017 January
14 2017 January

Jones, Harold (Age 97, Zurich)

Harold JONES at the Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich on Thursday, in his 98th year. Dear father of Ken and Anne, and Brenda. Loved grandfather of Mike and Patty, Crystal, Adam, Jeremy, and Megan; step-grandfather of Cory and Shannon and great-grandfather of 4. Brother-in-law of Marjorie, and Wayne and Sharon Love. Special uncle to Marlene, Pete, Brenda and many neices and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Margaret, son-in-law Grant and sister Margaret Keyes.
Visitation at the Haskett Funeral Home, Zurich on Monday from 6 to 9 PM and 1 hour prior to the funeral service on Tuesday, at 2PM at the Brucefield Community United Church,

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14 2017 January

Harkness, Doug (Age 71, Wingham)

Doug HARKNES of Wingham, in Porter, Indiana, on Saturday, January 7th at age of 71. Husband of Connie Hickey. Father of Terry and Carol-Ann, Tim Harkness and Lori Van, Darin Hickey, and Dwayne and Rhonda. Grandpa of Shawna, Nick, Sydney, Lauren and Jordan, Natasha, and Alannah and 2 great-grandchildren. Brother of Jean Mair, Gary and Marlene, Ivan and Lyla, and Rick and Laura. Brother-in-law of Dianne and Don Cameron, Jo-Ann and Gord Rintoul, Bob and Marlene Foxton, and Shirley, Betty, and Grace Foxton.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Wingham on Sunday from 1 to 4 PM with special remembrances at 3 PM.  Arrangements entrusted to McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham.

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13 2017 January

Stevens, Hennie (Age 91, Drayton)

Hennie STEVENS of Drayton at Palmerston and District Hospital on Wednesday in her 92nd year. Wife of the late Ralph Stevens and late Martin Boonstra. Dear mother of Henry and Jacquie, Nick and Elaine, Fred and Evelyn, Grace and Ralph Sikkema, Hilco and Joyce, John and Anne, and Bert and Tammy. Grandmother of 25 grand- and 40 great-grandchildren. Missed by the Boonstra family.
Visitation is at the Drayton Christian Reformed Church on Monday from 6 until 9 PM. Private family interment in Drayton Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life in the Drayton Christian Reformed Church on Tuesday at 2 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Heritage Funeral Home, Drayton.

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13 2017 January

Wersch, Albert ‘Al’ (Age 91, Hanover)

Albert ‘Al’ WERSCH of Hanover at Hanover Hospital on Thursday, 3 days after his 91st birthday. Survived by his children Marsha and Bernie Lipsius, and Michael Allen and Gillian Lloyd. Adored by his grandchildren Eric, Arlene, Stefan, Stephanie, Robin and great-grandchildren Jude and Isaac. Missed by his brother Gustave and Frances Wersch, and Ruth Reder. Predeceased by his wife Marian Wersch in January of 2016, brother Alfred and brother-in-law Paul Reder.
Visitation is at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, this evening [Friday] from 6 until 9. A funeral service will be held at Grace United Church, Hanover on Saturday at 11 AM.

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13 2017 January

Datema, Gaye (Age 82, Blyth)

Gaye DATEMA of Blyth, after a courageous battle with cancer, peacefully went to be with her Lord on January 11th at Clinton Public Hospital in her 83rd year. Beloved wife to Merv for 61 years. Loving mother to Robert Datema, Judy and Dave Siemon, Giena and Eric Nonkes, Don and Cathy Datema, and Wayne and Michelle Datema. Adoring grandmother to 19 grandchildren.
Friends and family will be received at the Blyth Christian Reformed Church, 354 Queen Street South, Blyth, today [Friday] from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 AM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Home, Blyth.

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