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06 2015 June

Hoy, Jim (Age 84, Hanover)

James “Jim” HOY, of Hanover, at Grey-Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, on Friday just after his 84th birthday. Survived by his daughters Debra Hoy and Jackie Mitchell of Embrun, Kathie and Ron Parker of Gilles Lake, Sandi and Mark Mims of Anchorage, Alaska, Patricia and Ted MacDonnell of Alvanley . Grandfather of Trent, Tori-Lee, Jake, Jodi, Cole, Kyler and Riki. Brother of Margaret Heinbuch. Missed by special friend Sharon Laudry. Predeceased by wives Florence and Darlene, his brother Alex and friend Joyce Magwood.
Visitation at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Monday, from 2 til 4 and 7 to 9 PM where a Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM.

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05 2015 June

Leatham, Robert (Age 55, Elmwood)

Robert John “ Bob” LEATHAM of Elmwood in his 56th year. He is survived by his wife Wenda Humphries of Elmwood. Remembered by Wenda’s two sons Shaune Stroop and Jenn Mayville of Kitchener and Paul Stroop of Guelph. Son of Lois Leatham of Palmerston. Brother of Cheryl Leatham and Darroll Dirkising of Alberta, Jill Simmons and Carl Hofman of Drayton and Angela Leatham of Palmerston. Son-in-law of Mary Humphries of Brussels. Brother-in-law of Kim and George Kruse of Bayfield and Nora Humphries of London. Bob will also be sorely missed by his faithful companions Jack, Paddy, Mimi and Russell. To honour Bob’s wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the Palmerston United Church on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston.

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05 2015 June

McClure, Stanley (Age 56, Walton)

Stanley McCLURE, of Walton, suddenly on Thursday, in his 57th year. Husband of Donna for 34 years. Loving dad of Tina McClure and Glenn Lamont of Cargill, Trish McClure and Scott McLellan of Cambridge, and Robbie McClure and Amanda of Seaforth. Brother of Bill and Sharon of Winthrop, Laverne and Nita, Clyde and Cathy all of Walton, Neil of Huron Park, Rae of Alberta, Fred and Heidi, and Edward all of Walton, and Carolyn Johns and Gerald of Exeter; Brother-in-law of 3.
Visitation at McGlynn Family Funeral Home, Seaforth, on Sunday, from 1 til 4 and 7 to 9 PM with funeral service at Egmondville United Church, on Monday, at 11 AM.

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05 2015 June

Bilke, Joe (Age 74, Walkerton)

Joe BILKE, of Walkerton, passed away at Victoria Hospital, London on Sunday, He was 74. Husband of Janet. Loving father of Christian and Kelly of Dallas, Texas, and Ricke and Larry Thompson of Nashville, Tennessee. Grandfather of Lauren, Marcus, Griffin and Toby. Brother of Christian and Petra Bilke and, Eckehard and Edith Bilke all of Germany. Missed by his mother-in-law Iona Setterington of Walkerton and brother-in-law Doug and Lynda Setterington of St. Catharines. Joe was predeceased by his parents Herbert and Ursula.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton from 10 AM. until time of the Funeral Service at 11 AM.

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04 2015 June

Plaetzer, Lawrence (Age 87, Blyth)

Lawrence William PLAETZER, peacefully at his home in Blyth with his wife and family by his side on Wednesday in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Jean. Loving father of Sherry Foran of Calgary, Alberta, Wanda and Brian Holling of Markham, Larry and Linda Plaetzer of Auburn. Dear grandpa of Allison, Elise, Kaleigh, Ryan, Lisa, Brooke, Jeff, James, and Janette. Brother of Lenora Sword of North Bay.
The family will receive friends at the Blyth United Church at 442 Mill Street on Friday from 6:15 until 9 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 AM. Cremation to follow.
Arrangements entrusted to the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Goderich.

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04 2015 June

Wilson, Ralph (Age 92, Durham)

Ralph WILSON, World War 2 veteran, of Durham, surrounded by family on Saturday in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of 67 years to Elsie Wilson. Cherished brother-in-law and uncle.
Cremation has taken place.
A graveside service will be held at the Durham Cemetery on Saturday at 11 AM. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services, Owen Sound. Online condolences may be made at: www.greybrucecremation.com

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03 2015 June

Ermel, Shirley (Age n/a, Hanover)

Shirley Adele ERMEL (nee Church), peacefully at the Hanover Care Centre on Monday. Survived by sisters Diana Bishop of Kentville, Nova Scotia and Elizabeth Taplin of Newmarket; nieces Carol and Michael, Jean and Peter, Judy and Ron; nephews Ted and Annie, John and Trish, Fred and Kate, Jim and Janice and many other nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husbands Stuart Roach and Edgar Ermel, sister Eileen Purdy, and brothers Gilbert and Elliott.
Visitation is at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Saturday from 10 AM until time of a Memorial Service at 11. Inurnment in Hanover Cemetery.

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03 2015 June

Coupland, Stewart (Age 79, frmly Wingham)

Stewart COUPLAND of Waterloo, formerly of Wingham and Wroxeter at his residence on Tuesday at age 79. Loving husband of Joyce. Dear father of Judy and Tracy Kennedy of Kitchener and Kevin and Carol of Belleville. Grandfather of Madison, Zachary, Charlie, Henry, and Isabel. Brother of Donna and Bob Black, Mary and John Edgar, Carol and Glenn Pyke. Son-in-law of Margaret Robinson. Brother-in-law of Jim and Barbara Robinson, Tom and Aantje Robinson and Bill and Maxine Robinson.
Visitation is at the McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham on Thursday from 2 till 4 and 6 to 8 PM, where the funeral service is held on Friday at 1:30 PM.

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03 2015 June

Merrill, Mildred (Age 86, Bayfield)

Mildred Edith MERRILL (nee Wiltse) of Bayfield at Bluewater Rest Home, Zurich on Monday in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Ross Merrill. Loving mother of Gordon and Jose Merrill and Brian and Bev Merrill, all of Vancouver, B.C. and Esther and Wayne Cantelon of Homestead Heights, Bayfield. Cherished by grandchildren Lana, Christopher, Carla, Caroline, Andy, Ryan, Scott, Tim and by 12 great-grandchildren. Survived by her sister Lois Elliott of Clinton.
At Mildred’s request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews United Church, Bayfield on June 15th at 11 AM with visitation commencing at 9:30.
Arrangement entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Home, Clinton.

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03 2015 June

Luyten, Maria (Age 83, Mitchell)

Maria LUYTEN of Mitchell on Tuesday at age 83. Wife of John Luyten. Mother of Marianne and Ed Van Esbroeck, Greg and Helma, Ed and Lucy, Peter and Margaret, Ken and Marlene, Rob, Patricia and Andy Bader. Oma of 26 grand- and 4 great-grandchildren. Missed by her brother and sisters in Holland.
Visitation is at the Lockhart Funeral Home, Mitchell on Thursday from 2 till 4 and 6 to 8 PM with Parish and CWL prayers at 1:30. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Kinkora on Friday at 11 AM, with visitation from 10 until 10:45.

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