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09 2015 November

Funk, Gord (Age 82, Bluevale)

Gord FUNK of Bluevale at Wingham Hospital on Saturday at age 82. Beloved husband of Lois. Dear father of Terry, Bob, and Allen Funk, Christina Worner and Mike Latronico, and Dawn and Rick Poels. Grandfather of Patricia, Victoria, Nicole, Jenna, Victor, Shelby, Marcella, Jesse, Bailey and Ben. Great-grandfather of Landis and Logan. Also survived by his friend Gord McKeen. Predeceased by his parents Otto and Phyllis Funk and sister Gladys Hughes.
Visitation is at the McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham on Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM. Memorial services will be held at the Wingham United Church on Wednesday at 3 PM.

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09 2015 November

Ward, Evelyn (Age 89, Gowanstown)

Evelyn WARD of Gowanstown at Caressant Care, Listowel on Saturday in her 90th year. Beloved wife of Jack Ward for 23 years, and the late Frank Bollman. Dear mother of Steve and Heather Fowler of Florida, and Carol Allen of London. Caring stepmother of Jo Ann Fredin, and William and Kelly Bollman, all of London, Jackie and Joe Adams of Thorndale, and Steve and Janice Ward, and Cindy McLean, all of Gowanstown. Survived by 15 grand- and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Tuesday from 10 AM until time of the funeral service at 11. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, London.

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09 2015 November

Wagner-Reeves, Josephine (Age 82, Richmond, Michigan)

Josephine WAGNER-REEVES of Richmond, Michigan on Friday at age 82. Beloved wife of William Wagner. Mother of Anne and Robert Case, Phillip and Suellen, Cynthia and Jeffrey Salawage, Jeffrey and Phyllis, Ruth and Daniel Wilcox, Heidi and Timothy Bauer. Missed by 20 grand-, 16 great-grandchildren; siblings Mary Gibson, Ruth McLellan, Doug Reeves, Rose Ferrier, Pat Stortz, Bob Reeves, and Donna Love. Sister-in-law of Elva, Bev, Roy, Art, Marion, Barb, David, Bill, Larry, and Donna. Predeceased by 6 siblings.
Visitation is at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Thursday from 11 AM until time of the funeral service at 1 PM.

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06 2015 November

Prentice, Lillian (Age 88, Arthur)

Lillian PRENTICE (nee Woods) of Arthur, peacefully at the Caressant Care Nursing Home on Thursday in her 89th year. Wife of the late Mervin Prentice. Loving mother of Kay and Chuck McIntosh, Wayne Richmond, all of Arthur and Marilyn and Jim Cox of Guelph. Grandmother of Sheri McIntosh and Alex MacKenzie, Adam McIntosh and Connie, Sabrina and Jody Dolson, Kayla Richmond and Josh, Dylan Richmond, Kelly Richmond and Billy and 5 great-grandchildren. Missed by nieces Ann and Lois.
Visitation is at the Crawford Funeral Chapel, Arthur on Sunday from 2 until 4 PM, where the funeral service is held on Monday at 11 AM.

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05 2015 November

Orth, Alice (Age 91, Listowel)

Alice ORTH (nee Hersey) of Listowel at Royal Terrace, Palmerston on Wednesday in her 92nd year. Mother of Darlene Brooks of Kitchener, Cindy and Greg Webster of Trenton, George Hersey and Debbie Barager of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Grandmother of Charlene and Murray Stevenson, Steven Brooks, and Nathan Webster. Great-grandmother of Jordan Ripley and Taylor Stevenson. Sister-in-law of Rhys Williams. Predeceased by her husband Roy, son-in-law Douglas Brooks, grandson Shawn Hersey, sister Vera Hersey, and brothers Edward Hersey and Frank Burill.
A graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Listowel on Friday at 3 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel.

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05 2015 November

McClennan, Jean (Age 80, Farewell)

Jean McCLENNAN (nee Denny) of Farewell at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener on Tuesday in her 81st year. Wife of Bill McClennan. Mother of Larry and Debbie of Arthur, Joanne and Greg Evans of Elora, Randy and Chris of Temagami, Bruce and Kim of Mount Forest, and David and Theresa of Guelph. Remembered by 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Sister of Bernice Mahood, Ron Denny, and Leonard and Barb Denny.
Visitation is at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston on Friday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM, with an Order of the Eastern Star memorial service at 6:30. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 11 AM.

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05 2015 November

Vallance, James ‘Jim’ (Age 87, Stratford)

James ‘Jim’ VALLANCE, peacefully at his residence at Greenwood Court, Stratford on Tuesday at age 87. Predeceased by his wife Rhea Mann in March. Survived by his children George and Shirley of Vancouver, BC; Julie and Bill Ullrich of Detroit, Michigan, Lloyd and Yoko of Vancouver, Beth Vallance of Stratford; grandchildren Sarah, Jennifer, Christopher, Jessica, Ian, Tyson; and great-grandchildren Nathan, Tyler and Ben.
Visitation is at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, this evening [Thursday] from 7 to 9, where the funeral service is held on Friday at 11 AM with a reception to follow.

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04 2015 November

Andriessen, Nell (Age 83, Listowel)

Nell ANDRIESSEN (nee Pierik), formerly of Route 3, Listowel at Fordwich Village Nursing Home on Tuesday in her 84th year. Wife of the late Nic Andriessen. Mother of Doug and Lee Anne, and George and Sheila, all of Route 3, Listowel, and Nick of Kitchener. Grandmother of Kyle, Noah, Isabelle, Tamara, Bronwyn, Jasmine, Blake, Laurel, and Paige. Sister of Ted and Mary Pierik of Newcastle, and sister-in-law of Ria Pierik of Hanover, and Marie Pierik of Nova Scotia.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Listowel on Saturday at 11AM, with visitation 1 hour prior.
Arrangements entrusted to the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel.

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04 2015 November

Small, Stephen (Age 69, Kincardine)

Stephen SMALL of Kincardine on Monday at age 69. Survived by his wife Joan, and son Steven and his wife Liz, all of Kincardine. Missed by grandsons Matthew and Jordan Small and brother Barry and Donna Small of B.C. Remembered by in-laws Eldon Roppel, Randy and Gerta Roppel, Donald Roppel and Carolyn Hamilton, all of Tiverton and Lori and Allen Desjardins of Chatsworth, nieces, nephews and Eleanor Roppel. Predeceased by his parents and sister-in-law Bonnie and Bud Collins.
A celebration of life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Kincardine on Saturday from 1:30 until 5 PM with remembrances at 2:30.
Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine.

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04 2015 November

Wesselink, Derkje (Age 85, Blyth)

Derkje WESSELINK of Blyth at Huronview Home, Clinton on Monday in her 86th year. Beloved wife of John. Dear mother of Joan and Dirk DeLange of Stratford, David and Joyce of Brussels, Margaret and Bill Karelsen of London, Darlene and Andy Vander Veen of Blyth, and Grace and Roy Schinkel of Dorchester. Oma of 16 grand- and 10 great-grandchildren. Missed by her siblings in The Netherlands and New Zealand. Predeceased by grandson Jesse and 2 sisters.
Visitation is at the Falconer Funeral Home – Blyth Chapel on Thursday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral Service is at Blyth Christian Reformed Church on Friday at 2:30 PM.

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