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31 2015 December

Kenny, Diane (Age 74, Hanover)

Diane Elaine KENNY of Hanover, surrounded by her family at Durham Hospital on Tuesday. She was 74. Survived by her husband Dennis; sons Sean and Janice, Daniel and Aska; grandchildren Abbey-Gale, Aisha, Miyako and Alexandar. Sister of Jim and Brenda Dale, Kerry and Connie Dale, Carol Copp, Barb and Malcolm Bliss, Glenna Kari and Bob Faraci, Marilyn Dale, Yvonne Wojcik and Bob Hatton, and Sandra Lowe. Predeceased by brother John Dale Junior, sister Joan McNeill and 2 brothers-in-law.
Visitation is at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Friday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM, where a funeral service is held on Saturday at 10:30 AM.

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31 2015 December

Giesz, Wesley ‘Wes’ (Age 96, Kincardine)

Wesley ‘Wes’ GIESZ of Kincardine at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine on Monday in his 97th year. Missed by his good friends Gordon and Mary McGarvey. Predeceased by his brothers Percy Giesz, and Maurice and wife Gladys Giesz. He will be missed by many cousins and close friends.
A memorial service will take place at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Wednesday, January 6th at 11 AM with Reverend Don Harry officiating. Spring interment, Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. Memorial donations to Kincardine Hospital Foundation or the Kincardine United Church would be appreciated.

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31 2015 December

Whynotte, Gerald ‘Gerry’ (Age 83, Kincardine)

Gerald ‘Gerry’ Gabriel WHYNOTTE of Kincardine at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow on December 24th in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Jeanette Whynotte of Kincardine. Dear father of Patti and Joe Walmsley of Toronto and Dawn and Jon Anderson of Barrie. Loving grandfather of Monik and Mat, Cassandra, and Kelly. Missed by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Also missed by his faithful canine companion Scamp.
Interment, Kincardine Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine.

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31 2015 December

Barstead, Leonard ‘Len’ (Age 95, Kincardine)

Leonard ‘Len’ BARSTEAD at the Kincardine Hospital on December 20th in his 96th year. Husband of the late Isabel Barstead. Dear father of Mark and Stana of North York, Terry and Janet of New Zealand, Astrid Huckvale of Orangeville, Carl and Kim of B.C., Margaret and John Renwick of Magnetawan. Missed by 12 grand-, 5 great-grandchildren and brother-in-law Arnold Bauder. Predeceased by son-in-law Peter Huckvale, brothers Percy, Arnold, Amos, Kenneth and sister Elaine Bauder.
Final resting place, Bear Creek Cemetery, Mooretown, Ontario. A funeral service will take place at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine.

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31 2015 December

Dill, Ray (Age 77, Wartburg)

Ray Elton DILL, suddenly at his Wartburg residence on Tuesday at age 77. Loving husband of Jean for 53 years. Dear father of Rosanne Parent, Kathy Wraith, Sharon Chaffe and Bill, Barb Woytowich and Adam, Wayne Dill and Cynthia. Grandfather of Brandon, Caitlyn, Tyler, Breanne, Analese, Lydia, and Zoe. Brother of Ed and Marion, Earl and Lou Anne, and sister-in-law Elaine Dill. Predeceased by his brother Donald.
Friends and relatives may call at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, this evening [Thursday] from 6 until 9, and on Saturday at 2nd St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wartburg from 1 PM until time of the funeral service at 3.

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31 2015 December

Bylsma, Pietje (Age 94, Seaforth)

Pietje BYLSMA at Manor Nursing Home, Seaforth on Tuesday at age 94. Mother of Theresa and Jim Brand, Auke and Christine, Wibbina Toonk, John and Ruby, Anne and Terry Kaastra, Cory and John Kuipers, and Patricia and David Brodie. Grandma to 28 grand- and 50 great-grandchildren. Sister of Willem and Tineke Venema, and Corrie Bouma. Predeceased by her husband Wobbe, son-in-law Gerald Toonk, 1 great-granddaughter, 1 grandson and her siblings.
Visitation is at the Christian Reformed Church, Clinton on Friday from 6 until 9 PM, where the funeral is held on Saturday at 1:30 PM. There is a private family interment.
Arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Home, Clinton.

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31 2015 December

Gillies, James ‘Jim’ (Age 91, frmly Teeswater)

James ‘Jim’ GILLIES of Toronto, formerly of Teeswater on December 13th in his 92nd year. Husband of Betsy for 62 years. Father of David and Kathy Gillies, Cathy Gillies, James and Cindy Gillies and Ted and Jacquie Gillies. Missed by his grandchildren Jackie, Gwen, James and David and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Dr. Midford and Gladys Gillies, sister Helen and James Wilson and brothers Don and Francis Gillies and John and Poppy Gillies.
A funeral service to commemorate Jim’s life will be held at the Teeswater United Church this Saturday at 1 PM.  Arrangements entrusted to the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater.

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30 2015 December

Kieffer, Joseph ‘Joe’ (Age 94, frmly Teeswater)

Joseph ‘Joe’ KIEFFER, formerly of Route 2, Teeswater on Tuesday at the age of 94. Husband of the late Teresa Kieffer. Father of Mary Teresa Reid, Anne Kieffer and Bill Major, Bernadette and Jim Scott, Jacinta and Grant Wingrove, Rose and Warren Weber, Kate Kieffer, Paula and Greg Fischer, and Jackie Kieffer. Missed by 10 grand-, 2 great-grandchildren and sisters-in-law Mary Corrigan, Berdella Kieffer and Virginia Kieffer. Predeceased by 3 sisters and 4 brothers.
Visitation is at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 1 until 5 PM. Funeral Mass from Sacred Heart Church, Teeswater on Saturday at 10 AM.

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30 2015 December

Kroeplin, James ‘Jim’ (Age 80, Walkerton)

James ‘Jim’ KROEPLIN of Walkerton at Walkerton Hospital on Tuesday. He was 80. Beloved husband of Joan. Dear father of Barry and Jacqui of Burlington, Terry of Calgary, Michele and Steven Field of Walkerton. Grandfather of Kyle, Benjamin, Noah, Simon and Madison. Brother of Rita Powers, Mary Schmidt, and Joan Bester. Brother-in-law of Jeannine Kroeplin and Ray Goetz. Predeceased by 2 sisters and 4 brothers.
Visitation is at the Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton on Friday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM with parish prayers at 4 and Legion service at 7. Mass of Christian Burial is at Sacred Heart Church, Walkerton on Saturday at 11 AM.

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29 2015 December

Pollard, Rose (Age 51, Guelph)

Rose POLLARD of Guelph, unexpectedly at Seaforth Community Hospital on Monday while visiting family for the Christmas holidays. Survived by her parents John and Mary Van Loon of Seaforth, brothers Jack and Rob Van Loon, sisters Helen Van Loon and Bruce, Jo Cronin, nephew Corey Cronin and Deanna, niece Dana Cronin and great-nephew James Cronin.
Cremation is taking place and memorial visitation will be held at the McGlynn Family Funeral Home, Seaforth this Saturday from 1 PM until the time of Rose’s memorial service at 2. Visit Rose’s online memorial at: www.mcglynnfamilyfuneralhome.com

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