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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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22 2015 April

Steffler, Blanche (Age 92, frmly Hanover)

Blanche STEFFLER, formerly of Hanover, at William Osler Health Centre in Brampton on Sunday. She was 92. Mother of Helen and Bill McDiarmid of Brampton, Ronald and Beth of Barrie, Dan of Vancouver, B.C., and Kevin and Rachel of Toronto. Grandmother of Gordon, Alan, Colin, Rob, Lori, Trevor, Ben, Darius and great-grandchildren Laylah, Jonah and Zye. Sister of Laverne and Theresa O’Donnell. Predeceased by her husband Elmer and sisters Genevieve, Leona, Rose, and Helen in infancy.
Visitation is at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Friday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Church on Friday at 1 PM.

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21 2015 April

McEwan, Joyce (Age 83, Kincardine)

Joyce Eileen McEWAN of Kincardine at Kincardine Hospital on Saturday in her 84th year. Wife of the late of Jim McEwan. Dear mother of Jamie and Barbara of Toronto, Ken and Marian of Chatham and Sandy of Calgary, Alberta. Grandmother of Ian, Colin, Sarah, Brett and James. Predeceased by her brother Gordon Arnold, brother-in-law Donald McEwan and his wife Mabel, sister-in-law Jean and her husband Jack White.
Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Friday from 6 until 9 PM. The funeral service will be held at the Kincardine United Church on Saturday at 2 PM.

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21 2015 April

Bridge, Kay (Age 85, Brussels)

Kay BRIDGE of Brussels at Huronlea on Monday at age 85. Mother of Garry and Tanya Bridge of Waterloo, Donna and Tom Scoggins of Brampton, Cathy and Owen Curtis of Route 1, Wingham, Jackie Bridge and George Kingyens of Tiverton. Grandmother of 7 grand- and 13 great-grandchildren. Sister of Stan Heibein, Ruth Parkhouse, Juelina Draper, Jack Heibein, Bill and Debbie Heibein, Joyce and Fred Jones, and Phyllis and Tom Hanna. Also survived by Gerald’s family.  Predeceased by her husband Gerald, daughters Brenda Jamieson, Pamela Rutledge, grandson Scott David, and 3 siblings.
Memorial services are at the McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham on Friday at 1:30 PM.

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20 2015 April

Bachert, Albert – update

Albert BACHERT of Seaforth, at Seaforth Community Hospital on Friday in his 96th year. Predeceased by his wife Mabel and 5 siblings. Left to mourn his passing is his dear friend Doris Muir of Seaforth; children Keith and Janet of Auburn, Ken and Charlotte of Burgessville, Dan and Mary of Seaforth, Dale and Starr of Blyth and, Kathy and Ron Rosborough of Egmondville. Also missed by 19 grand- and 58 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at the McGlynn Family Funeral Home, Seaforth on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9. Funeral service is at Northside United Church, Seaforth on Wednesday at 2 PM.

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20 2015 April

Rock, Beatrice (Age 91, frmly Monkton)

Beatrice ROCK, formerly of Monkton at Parkwood Mennonite Home, Waterloo on Saturday at age 91. Wife of the late Emerson Rock. Dear mother of Shirley Allen and Arthur, Les Rock and Linda, Bonnie Smith and Wayne, Larry Rock and Jane, Doug Rock and Kathy and Heather Pruneau and Yves. Missed by 14 grand- and many great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law of Eva Rock. Predeceased by her infant daughter Valerie, son Lloyd, grandson Daniel Allen, 2 sisters and 2 brothers.
Visitation is at the Lockhart Funeral Home, Mitchell, tonight [Monday] from 6 until 8, and on Tuesday from 10 AM until time of the funeral service at 11.

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20 2015 April

Golem, Allen (Age 76, Chesley)

Allen Charles GOLEM of Chesley, peacefully with family by his side at The Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce, Owen Sound on Friday in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Carol. Dear father of Wendy Boeru of Kitchener and Corey of Drayton. Grandfather of Allen Booth, Sarah and Kevin Webb, Justin Golem, Brett Banks-Golem and great-grandchildren Ciara, Owen and Logan. Missed by his brother Dan, sister Elda Mae Knapp and step-sister Helen Krueger. Predeceased by son-in-law Dale Boeru and brother-in-law Gordon Knapp.
Allen’s wishes were for cremation to take place. A private family inurnment will follow at Chesley Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley.

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