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11 2015 April

McKinnon, Madeline (Age 76, frmly Teeswater)

Madeline McKINNON of Brucelea Haven, Walkerton and formerly of Teeswater, on Saturday, in her 77th year. Daughter of the late John and Florence McKinnon. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Marilyn McKinnon of Aylmer, Betty and Jim Ryan of Brussels, Joe and Trudy McKinnon of Alberta and Anna McKinnon of Teeswater. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Jack, Jim and Don McKinnon.
Funeral arrangements for the late Madeline McKinnon are incomplete and will be announced on Monday by the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater.

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11 2015 April

Heibein, Lloyd (Age 74, Listowel)

Lloyd Heibein of Listowel, and formerly of Brussels, at his residence on Thursday, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of the late Violet Heibein. Father of Janet and Doug Mitchell of Walton, Wendy Marks, and Jeff Heibein and Dawn Currie, all of Brussels. Father-in-law of Gary and Cheryl Souch  of Brussels. Also survived by 9 grand and 6 great-grandchildren, 7 sisters and 3 brothers. Predeceased by his daughter Sherry Souch, son-in-law Steve Marks, and sisters Jean Fox and Gertrude Lambkin.
Visitation at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Sunday from 1 to 4 PM with a funeral service at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel on Monday at 11 AM.

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11 2015 April

Ralston, Robert (Age 75, Moorefield)

Robert RALSTON of Moorefield at Palmerston and District hospital on Thursday in his 76th year. Loving husband of Dianne. Proud father of Robert, Mary, Tom and Scott. Devoted Poppy to 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Survived by his brother Bill. Predeceased by his brother Jack and his wife Kris.
As a family request there will be no visitation. A private family service will be held on Tuesday at the Listowel Community Family Funeral Home, Wallace Avenue N. at Fairlane Rd. in Listowel. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated.

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11 2015 April

Rhody, Merle (Age 82, Lucknow)

Merle RHODY beloved wife of Gerald Rhody, passed away in their 65th year of marriage, at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow on Friday. She was 82. Dear Mother of David and Marilee Rhody of Quebec, Allan Rhody of Route 1, Holyrood, Wayne and Janet Rhody of Route 3, Ripley and, Marilyn Rhody-Brace of Route 1, Holyrood. Greatly missed by 12 grand, 21 great-grand, 2 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving sibling of Wilda Thompson, Frank, Stuart, Cecil, Don and Claude Dore.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley on Friday at 2 PM with visitation one hour prior.

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11 2015 April

Johnston, Charles (Age 83, Goderich)

Charles A. JOHNSTON on Thursday, at the age of 83 with his loving wife Johanna of 59 years by his side. Loving father of Fred and Ingrid, Carolyn and Frank Van Boom, Rose and Del Tucker, Mark Johnston and, Charlene and Larry Otten. Missed by 13 grand, 5 great-grandchildren and sisters Eileen, June and Eleanor. Predeceased by sister Sharon. Always fondly remembered by his church community and many friends.
Visitation on Sunday from 2 til 5 PM and Celebration of Life Service on Monday, at 11 AM at the Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Goderich. Private interment at Maitland Cemetery, Goderich.  Arrangements entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Homes, Bluewater Chapel, Goderich.

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10 2015 April

Grice, Larry (Age 84, Walkerton)

Larry Russell GRICE, peacefully at Walkerton Hospital on Wednesday in his 85th year. Loving husband of Alice for 62 years. Dear father of Brian and Donna, Brenda and John Kranenburg, Susan and Mark Featherstone. Grandpa of Melissa, Crystal, Angel, Corrie, Mark, Marcella, and Rachelle. Great-Papa of 10. Brother of Shirley MacKenzie, Velma and Jim McCombe. Predeceased by his son Wayne, and brothers Glen and Bill.
Friends will be received at the Immanuel Evangelical Missionary Church, Paisley on Monday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM, where a funeral service is held on Tuesday at 11 AM.
Arrangements entrusted to the T.A Brown Funeral Home – Paisley Chapel.

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10 2015 April

Rodger, Keith (Age 73, Auburn)

Norman ‘Keith’ RODGER of Route 2, Auburn, with his family by his side, at Alexandra Marine & General Hospital, Goderich on Sunday in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Jane for 51 years. Dear father of Rob and Judy, Lisa and Bill, Scott and Lindsay and Shawn and Jenn. Grandpa of Justin and Emily. Brother of Bill and Joan, Betty and Bill, Gary, Clare and Linda. Missed by several nieces and nephews and his dog Buddy.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Knight’s of Columbus Centre, 390 Parsons Court, Goderich, on April 18th from 2 until 5 PM. Cremation has taken place.
Arrangements entrusted to the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Goderich.

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10 2015 April

Harkness, Ronald (Age 74, Bervie)

Ronald HARKNESS of Bervie on Wednesday in his 75th year. Survived by the love of his life for 41 years Marj Nicholson; siblings Mary Huber, Evelyn and Paul Fischer, Elda Huber and Glen Lippert, and Donald Harkness. Brother-in-law of Linda and Gordon Ergang and Richard Huber. Missed by Marj’s children Dave and Doreen Nicholson, Carolyn Schurter and Ken Price, granddaughter Susan and Mark Gagne, great-grandson Nicolas; and the Harkness and Nicholson families. Predeceased by 2 siblings.
Visitation is at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on April 20th from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM, where the memorial service is held April 21st at 11 AM.

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10 2015 April

Robertson, Harold (Age 93, Harriston)

Harold ROBERTSON of Harriston at Palmerston Hospital on Thursday at age 93. Father of Alan and Fay of Minto Township, Keith and Colleen of Harriston, and Janice Robertson of Mount Forest. Grandfather of Trevor and Fiona Batte, Brett, Scott and fiancée Kathleen, Candice and fiancé Tyler, Mark and Tawnya; and 4 great-grandchildren. Brother of Olive Robertson. Missed by Joyce’s family and his sisters-in-law. Predeceased by his first wife Jean, second wife Joyce, and brothers Art and Gordon.
Visitation is at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston on Sunday from 6 to 8 PM, where the funeral service is held on Monday at 1:30 PM.

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09 2015 April

McDonald, Larry (Age 64, Wingham)

Larry McDONALD of Route 2, Wingham at his residence on Wednesday at age 64. Beloved husband of Cheryl McDonald. Cherished father of Ardis McDonald of Guelph and Michael McDonald of Toronto. Dear son of Jeanne McDonald of Braemar, Wingham. Brother of Jeannette and Greg King of Route 2, Wingham. Brother-in-law of Maureen Cross and Peco, and Leanne Bernaerdt and Dan. Predeceased by his father Lorne and parents-in-law Charlie and Bernice Hayes.
A Celebration of Larry’s life will be held at a later date. Donations to Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters or Wingham & District Hospital Foundation appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham.

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