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17 2015 October

Johnston, Bill (Age 90, Goderich)

William “Bill” JOHNSTON of Goderich and formerly of Ashfield and and Colborne Townships, on Friday in his 91st year. Survived by his sister-in-law Mildred Johnston. Dear uncle of Bonnie and Stan Dungale, Larry and Ann Johnston, Gary and Cheryl Johnston and Linda Johnston and their families. Also predeceased by his parents Les and Ida and brothers Charles and Don.
Friends will be received at Lakeshore United Church, North Street, Goderich, on Monday from 1 PM until the time of service at 2 PM. Interment Dungannon Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich.

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16 2015 October

Ferguson, Dorothy (Age 86, Exeter)

Dorothy FERGUSON (nee Rodges), peacefully on Wednesday at South Huron Hospital, Exeter in her 87th year. Loving mother to Bob Ferguson, Marie Scott and Wayne, and Glenn Ferguson. Dear Grandmother to Amie, Joel, Jared and Sarah Lee, Jordan and Nicole, Joshua and Karlee, Anya, Bonnie and great-grandchildren Donovan, Ashley, Aiden, and Lydia. Dear sister to Eileen, John and Della Rodges and Lois Hugill. Predeceased by her husband William and brother Leonard Rodges.
A memorial visitation will take place at the Evangelical Missionary Church, Auburn on Saturday at 10:30 AM with a Memorial service at 11.
Arrangements entrusted to the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Goderich.

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16 2015 October

Smith, Patrick (Age 80, Harriston)

Patrick SMITH of Harriston, on Thursday, in his 81st year. Husband of the late Judith Smith, and father of Dawna and John Heise, and Matthew Smith, all of Harriston. Remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Robert Smith.
Friends are invited to the Harriston Town Hall Theatre on Saturday at 2 PM to celebrate Patrick’s life and recognize his final curtain call. Memorial donations to Grey Wellington Theatre Guild would be appreciated and may be made through the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston.
Arrangements entrusted to the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston.

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15 2015 October

Pearson, Edna (Age 88, Brussels)

Edna PEARSON (nee Freebree) of Brussels, peacefully on Monday at Huronlea Home in her 89th year. Wife of the late Ralph C. Pearson. Sadly missed by her daughters Nancy Procter and husband Murray of Aguanga, California, Joyce McLean of London, Janet Smith and partner Ben Durose of Owen Sound. Grandmother of Mark, Kyle, Kirk, Andrea, Jill, Janine and 9 great-grandchildren. Missed by brother-in-law Jim. Predeceased by her granddaughter Christina McLean, sister Lucy Freebree and 7 brothers- and sisters-in-law.
Visitation is at Brussels United Church this Saturday from 10 AM until time of the funeral service at 11.
Arrangements entrusted to the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, Brussels.

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15 2015 October

Detzler, Bernice (Age 93, Walkerton)

Bernice DETZLER (nee Bruder) of Walkerton, formerly of Culross Township on Wednesday at age 93. Mother of Joe and Gloria of Culross Township, Barb and Ted Fischer of Teeswater, Marion and Ray Beninger of Mildmay and Paula and Rick Weiler of Formosa. Missed by 9 grand-, 15 great-grandchildren, sisters Florence Schumacher, Bette and Len Chapman, and sister-in-law Ann Bruder. Predeceased by her husband George and 7 siblings.
Visitation is at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM, with parish prayers at 8:45. Funeral Mass from Immaculate Conception Church, Formosa on Saturday at 11 AM.

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14 2015 October

Strader, Sheila (Age 57, Markdale)

Sheila STRADER of Markdale on Tuesday in her 58th year. Beloved wife of Joe Strader of Markdale. Dear mother of Willard and Eileen Rehkopf of Hanover. Loving sister of Darrell Rehkopf, Larry Rehkopf, and Darlene Divers, all of Hanover. Fondly remembered by her step-children Joanne Wilhelm, John, Steve, and Jim Strader, Laura Murray, and 18 step-grandchildren.
Visitation is at the Garrett Funeral Chapel, Neustadt on Thursday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral service is in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Neustadt on Friday at 2 PM. Donations to Stayner Collegiate appreciated.

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14 2015 October

Racho, Jackie (Age 83, Dublin)

Jackie RACHO (nee Brown) of Route 2, Dublin on Saturday at age 83. Wife of the late Doug Racho. Mother of Brenda Dunn, and Larry, and John Racho. Grandmother of Sherri Lynn, Douglas, Donald, Connie, Michael, Brian, 13 great-grand- and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Sister of Jim Brown, Bill Brown, and Margaret Londy. Predeceased by sisters Bea Chambers, Helen Elliott and Linda James.
A memorial service will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion, 156 Main Street, Seaforth on Saturday, October 24th at 2 PM, followed by a reception. Arrangements entrusted to the Lockhart Funeral Home in Mitchell. Online condolences at:  www.lockhartfuneralhome.com

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14 2015 October

Pol, William ‘Bill’ (Age n/a, Stratford)

William ‘Bill’ POL of Route 3, Stratford on Tuesday. Husband of Bertha Pol. Father of Aart and Emmy, Tonette Renecker and Paul, Ivan and Ann, James and Linda, Connie Vandersleen and Rae, Gerald and Linda, Lewis and Linda, Wilma VanBeek and John, Alice Jongerden and Bert, Betty de Boer and Jelle, and Robert and Tanya. Grandfather of 45 grand- and 42 great-grandchildren. Brother of Betty Meinen, Jack and Carla, Lewie and Nellie, Els, and Wendy Pol-Baergen.
Visitation is at the Lockhart Funeral Home, Mitchell on Thursday from 2 till 4 and 6 to 8:30 PM. Funeral service is at Bethel Free Reformed Church, Mitchell on Friday at 11 AM.

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14 2015 October

Sinclair, Adam (Age 34, n/a)

Adam SINCLAIR at Walkerton Hospital on Monday in his 35th year. Loving husband of Corien. Daddy of Denton and Emrey. Dear son of Paul and his wife Barb. Predeceased by his mom Laurie. Brother of Neil, and step-siblings Brandy Patterson and Bruce Cayford, Becky and Dan Trepanier, Brandon Patterson and Lisa. Grandson of Ken Sinclair. Son-in-law of Gerry and Wilma Sluys. Brother-in-law of Susan and Kyle Blommers, Ben Sluys and Tiffany, Kevin Sluys and Mandy.
Funeral service from Knox United Church, Paisley on Friday at 3 PM followed by a celebration of life at the Chepstow Community Hall.
Arrangements entrusted to the T. A. Brown Funeral Home, Paisley.

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14 2015 October

Drew, Jeanne (Age 93, frmly Kincardine)

Luella ‘Jeanne’ DREW (nee McColl) of Walkerton, formerly of Kincardine, peacefully at Brucelea Haven on October 8th at age 93. Loving wife of the late Douglas Drew. Survived by her son Bill and Lorraine Drew of Hanover and her daughter Susan Corrin of Calgary. Gramma to Christy and Kent of Point Clark, Jenny and Bill of Woodstock, Tara and Chris of Kitchener, Jesse and Chrissy of Calgary, Michelle and Jared of Hamilton, and great-grandchildren Owen, Zeke, Landyn, Justice, Tytus, Jackson, Minka and Selah.
A funeral service will be held at the Anglican Church of the Messiah, Kincardine on Friday at 11 AM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine.

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