Effie McTAVISH of Toronto, formerly of Chesley, at Brucelea Haven on Friday, in her 97th year. Mother of Roberta Godwin of Cargill, Marabelle McTavish of Toronto and David and Dianne McTavish of St. Jacobs. Grandmother of Robert and Alison, Heather and Phil, Becky, Candice and Shane. Great-grandmother of 5. Missed by siblings, Gordon Bell, Sheila Westlake, Dorothy and Harry Always, Aletta Bell and sister-in-law Jean Bell. Predeceased by her husband Robert and 4 siblings.
A funeral service celebrating Effie’s life will be held at the Chesley Baptist Church on Monday, at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior to the service. Arrangements entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley.
Mary Isabel ACTON, peacefully with family by her side, at Walkerton Hospital on Thursday in her 72nd year. Wife of the late Rex Acton. Loving Mom of Rob Butchart and his friend Lynn Tolton, and Scott Acton and his wife Carrie. Proud Grandma of Matthew and Carly. Missed by sister Nina Nastke and partner Keith Dickison, aunt Aurie Schildroth; nephew Shawn Nastke and his wife Stacy.
Visitation is at the T. A. Brown Funeral Home – Paisley Chapel, today [Friday] from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM with Legion Ladies Auxiliary service at 6:45. Funeral service will be held at Knox United Church, 399 Goldie Street, Paisley on Saturday at 11 AM.
Fred ‘Twig’ THOMAS at Clinton Public Hospital on Wednesday in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Judy Dykstra. Dear father of Brian Thomas and his wife Jamie of Bayfield, Keith Thomas and his partner Judy Pitts of Egmondville and Karen Thomas-Forte and her husband Steven Forte of Cambridge. Special Grandfather to Tyler Forte, Bradley Thomas, Meghan Forte, Jacky Thomas, Katie Thomas, and Annie Thomas.
At Fred’s request, cremation has taken place. A graveside memorial service will be held for the immediate family. A celebration of life will be held at the Clinton Legion on Wednesday from 3 until 7 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the McGlynn Family Funeral Home, Seaforth.
Ken PENNINGTON of Cargill on Thursday at the age of 60. Husband of Pauline. Survived by children Tammy Bates, Crystal and Dave Whitehead, Deanna and Wayne Page, Amanda and Kirk Rice, Andy and Stacey Pennington, Angela and Ryan McGinn, T.J. and Lauren Bates, 14 grandchildren, parents Everett and Kathleen Pennington; siblings Lynn and George Fischer, Dianne Pennington, Ron and Lisa Pennington, and Karen and Don Pantaleo. Missed by the Pennington and Moore families.
A celebration of Ken’s life will take place at the Diebold Farm, 117 Concession 10 Greenock Township on Saturday from 2 until 5 PM, with remembrances at 4.
Arrangements entrusted to the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater.
Alvin SCHWARTZ of Chesley, formerly of Sullivan Township, at Chesley Hospital on Wednesday in his 96th year. Dear father of Wayne and Vida of Waterloo, Katie and Randy Brooks of Okanagan Centre, B.C. Father-in-law of Bev Gallinger of Chesley. Missed by grandchildren Wanda Luke, Rob Gallinger, Renee Kent, Mia Brooks, Carly Brandel, 8 great-grandchildren, and brother Allan and Betty Schwartz. Predeceased by his wife Hazel, daughter Lorraine Gallinger, sisters Lyla Schwartz and Marjorie McKinnon.
Visitation is at the Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Monday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM, where a funeral service is held on Tuesday at 1 PM.
Anna Mae THUELL of Palmerston, peacefully at the Royal Terrace Nursing Home on Wednesday in her 100th year. Wife of the late Kenneth Thuell. Loving mother of Douglas Thuell of Waterloo and Janet Thuell Goldhar of Toronto. Sister-in-law of Edith Thuell of Palmerston. Missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her parents Roderick and Sarah Cameron, siblings Catherine Struke, Hazel Wolfe, Donald, and Murdoch Cameron.
Visitation is at the Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston on Saturday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A private family funeral service will be held in the chapel.
Ann ATKINS of Lucknow at Pinecrest Manor on Tuesday at age 90. Loved wife of the late Ronald Atkins. Dear mother of Vana and Bryan Gammie of Lucknow and Vicki and Gordon Bathurst of Royston, B.C. Missed by her grandchildren Jeffrey and Kristi, Donald and Trina, and Brent and Lesley Gammie; Leif and Lucas Bathurst; great-grandchildren Kylie, Shealene, Nicholas and Nathan Gammie, Autumn Bathurst; and step-great-granchildren Ivah, Zach, and Kristen Guy.
Private family arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow. Interment at Wingham Cemetery.
Isabel DEWAR at Grey Bruce Residential Hospice, Owen Sound on March 19th in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Darrell of Durham. Dear mother-in-law of Lisa Vanderkwaak of Edmonton, Alberta. Grandmother of Miriam, Abigail and Jeremy. Sister of Ruth Peter-Nielsen, and Robert and William Peter. Mother of the late Reverend Darwin Dewar.
Visitation will be held at the Durham Presbyterian Church on Friday from 11 AM until 12:45 PM, where a celebration of life is held at 1. Donations to the Durham Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, Maplewood Cemetery or the charity of your choice appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham.
John LYALL of Mildmay at Walkerton Hospital on March 17th. He was 79. Beloved husband to “Betty” of Mildmay. Dear father of Sandra and Steve Culeen of Scotland, Steve of Brampton, John and LoriAnn of Guelph. Gappy of Andrea and Wayne, Marc, Scott, Sean, John, Maggie, Emmett and great-grandson Joshua. Brother of Martha Brothwood, Tom and Cath, Bill and Janet, Catherine Neilson, Ken and Jane. Predeceased by brothers George and Bruce and 2 brothers-in-law.
Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service and Masonic Lodge service at Knox Presbyterian Church, Walkerton on Saturday at 12-noon.
Arrangements entrusted to the Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton.