Alberta FERGUSON, formerly of Howick Township and Listowel, on Sunday in her 99th year. Wife of the late Jack Ferguson. Mother of Lynn and Karen Ferguson of Goderich, Lois and Harry Vogelzang of Mississauga, and Blake and Dana Ferguson of Ilderton. Grandmother of Jan and Jeremy Tomlinson, Krista and Brandon St. Amand, Kent Ferguson and Meghan Kraatz, Cale Ferguson, and Michelle Vogelzang. Great-grandmother of Sara and Nicole Tomlinson, James, Simone and Lyndon St. Amand. Sister-in-law of Beatrice Sparling.
Visitation is at Calvary United Church, Listowel on Wednesday from 12-noon until time of the funeral at 1 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel.
Ken JOHNS of Staffa on Friday at age 75. Surviving are his sons Keith Johns and Jody, Dennis Johns and Tracy, and their mother Lynda Johns. Loving grandfather of Jasmine, Carissa, Tausha, Richard, Sheena, Alyssa and Sarah. Great-grandfather of Hayden. Dear brother of Don Johns and Marjorie, Marg Miller and Doris Rock. Predeceased by his daughter Mary Jane Forrester, brothers-in-law Earl Rock and Barry Miller and nephew Roy Johns.
Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, Mitchell on Wednesday from 6 until 8 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 AM. A reception will follow at the Lockhart Reception Centre.
Hattie ‘Hat’ BRAUN, formerly of Durham, peacefully at The Village Manor, St. Jacobs on Friday in her 94th year. Missed by her grandchildren Stan Mance and wife Christine, Sylvia Mance and husband Bob Weber and great-grandchildren Alexander, Eric, and Victoria. Sister of Reta Black, and Vernon Brown and his wife Elva. Predeceased by her daughter Maxine Mance, son-in-law Steve Mance, life partner John Clark, twin sister Roberta, and brothers Elmer, John, Stan and Mel.
Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Wednesday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A celebration of life held at Knox United Church, Durham on Thursday at 11 AM.
Ruby GREIN of Hanover, formerly of Ayton and Guelph, at The Village Senior Community on Saturday in her 81st year. Wife of the late Herbert Ezra Grein. Dear mother of David Grein of Guelph, and Kathryn and husband Peter Appelman of London. Survived by her sisters-in-law Doreen Sachs, Betty Grein, and Ruth Grein Boxburger of Ayton, Vera Leeson of Hanover, and Erma Kupferschmidt of Guelph.
Visitation is at the Garrett Funeral Chapel, Neustadt on Tuesday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral service is in Trinity Lutheran Church, Ayton on Wednesday at 11 AM followed by interment at Memory Gardens, Route 2, Breslau at 2:30.
Marie HILTZ of Listowel at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Friday in her 77th year. Wife of the late Brian Hiltz. Mother of Randy and Cheryl of Listowel, Danny and Dianne of Gorrie, David and Joan of Shining Tree, Gerry of Atwood and Tim of Atwood. Missed by 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Sister-in-law of Gord Cupskey of Monkton. Predeceased by her brothers Delford and Ken Duncan, and her sisters Joyce Yundt and Doris Cupskey.
In keeping with Marie’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Arrangements entrusted to the Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood.
Arthur DEWBURY at Port Colborne Hospital on Thursday in his 87th year. Husband of the late Jean Dewbury. Father of Marion Boot of Calgary, Pamela and Cosimo Figliomeni of Siderno, Italy, Cindi and Ian Beattie of St.Catharines, Bill and Sherry Dewbury of London, Brett and Bethe Dewbury of London, and Roy and Franny Dewbury of Niagara Falls. Missed by 11 grand- and 9 great-grandchildren. Brother of Robert and Doris, Fred and Marion, Kathlean Hannah, Lois Lowenburg, and Bruce Dewbury.
Visitation is at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston on Thursday from 12-noon until time of funeral service at 2 PM.
Clara HOLMES, at Fordwich Village Nursing Home on Friday at age 95. Wife of the late Sterling Holmes. Mother of Gerald and Yvonne Holmes of Gorrie, and Joyce Roberts of Kitchener. Missed by Terri and Charlie Wick, and children Kaitlin, Hailie, and Tyler of Brussels; Michael and Joelle Kregar, and son Cody; and Gary and Cathy Kregar and son Garrett, all of North Bay; Cindy and Brad Grant, and children Travis, Colin and Taylor of B.C. and brother-in-law Ken Hamilton of Listowel.
Visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel, this evening[Monday] from 6 until 8, where the funeral service is held on Tuesday at 11 AM.
John “Jack” ALLEN, of Hanover, at The Village Senior’s Community, Hanover on Saturday, in his 86th year. Survived by his wife Winnifred “Winnie” Allen, sons Lee of Paisley, Rick and Linda of West Grey and Dale and Sheila of Hanover; 6 grand- and 10 great-grandchildren. Remembered by brother Harv Allen and sister Lavina Wilson both of Hanover, and sisters-in-law Millie and Johanna. Predeceased by parents Joseph and Caroline, daughter-in-law Susan Allen, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
Visitation at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Monday from 2 til 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, at 11 AM, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Hanover.
Johanna HEERSCHAP at Durham Hospital on Thursday in her 90th year. Mother of Arita Droog and Arnold of Durham, and the late Henry Heerschap. Mother-in-law of Kim Heerschap of Barrie. Grandmother of Adrian Droog, Alysa Beirnes and Lionel, Max and Sam Heerschap, and Joe Heerschap. Great-grandmother of 3. Predeceased by husband Jacob, parents Pieter and Arigje Van De Graaf, sister Corrie, and brother Jan.
Visitation at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Sunday from 7 to 9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Monday at the Durham Presbyterian Church at 2 PM with visitation one hour prior. Private interment to take place at the Holstein Cemetery.
Elizabeth “Betty” Kroeplin, of Walkerton and formerly of Chepstow, at Walkerton Hospital on Friday. She was 75. Mother of Mary Beth and Don Fischer of Mildmay, Marj and Mike Kraemer of Formosa, Barb and Allan Durrer of Mildmay, Shirley Young of Elmwood, Pat and Tracy Kroeplin of Everett, and Rita Stroeder of Formosa. Missed by 20 grand, and 5 great-grandchildren, and 8 brothers and sisters. Predeceased by her husband Norbert.
Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, on Wednesday from 2 til 4 and 7 to 9 PM with CWL service at 1:45 PM and Parish Prayers at 3:30 PM. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, at 11 AM at Mary Immaculate Church, Chepstow.