Isabel WEPPLER (nee Buckton) of Route 3, Chatsworth, on Friday, in her 78th year. Mother of Susan Van Diepen and Eric Haldenby of Allan Park, Margaret and Wayne McConnell of Tara, Marvin and Sherry-Lyn of Sullivan Township and Mark and Jessica of the Township of Meaford. Missed by 7 grand and 2 great-grandchildren and Trish and Rachael Van Diepen. Remembered by brother Bert and Linda Buckton, brother-in-law Bruce Klages and the Weppler family. Predeceased by husband William, 4 siblings and son-in-law John.
Visitation at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Sunday, from 2 til 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A funeral service celebrating Isabel’s life will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, Desboro on Monday, at 11 AM.
Joe MURPHY of Stratford on Thursday at Stratford Hospital. He was 84. Loved husband for 58 years of Flora. Dear father of Colleen, Shawn and, Diane Dodge and husband Brian. Cherished papa of Cole, Mackenzie, Meghan, Riley, and Ryan. Survived by his sister Leila McLaughlin, and brother-in-law Rick Kerr. Predeceased by sisters Mary and Bernice and brother Raymond.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 AM at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Goderich. Arrangements entrusted to MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow.
Joanne “Joan” McTAVISH on Thursday in her 79th year. Wife of the late “Sandy” McTavish. Mother of Janet MacIntyre and Ian and, Ross and Sheila. Grandma of Andrew and Mattie, Stuart and Courtney, Cera, Colleen and Caitlyn. Sister of Shirley Reis and Gerry, Ruth Symons and Jim, June Coulter and Bill and Jean Mohr. Missed by sisters-in-law Shirley, Wilma, and Judith and brother-in-law Ross. Predeceased by parents Hugh and Catherine Waddell and 3 siblings.
Visitation at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, Milverton on Monday from 7 to 9 PM and Tuesday from 2 till 4 PM. Funeral and committal service at Burns Presbyterian Church, Milverton, on Wednesday at 11 AM.
Judith Van GEEM (nee Switzer) of Durham at Durham Hospital on Wednesday in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Kees. Dear mother of David and Lisa of Cambridge, Stephanie and David Seeley, Geoffrey and Stefanie, Brian and Cathy, all of Durham. Missed by 8 grandchildren. Dear sister of Gail and Ken McEwen. Sister-in-law of Joan. Predeceased by her brother Dennis Switzer.
Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Saturday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A celebration of Judith’s life will be held at Knox United Church, Durham on Sunday at 2 PM. Cremation to follow. Interment at Kirkton Union Cemetery.
Beatrice SPARLING (nee Ferguson), formerly of Howick and Goderich, at Fordwich Village Nursing Home on Wednesday in her 105th year. Wife of the late Everett Sparling. Survived by 132 nieces and nephews, great- nieces and nephews and great-great- nieces and nephews, plus numerous friends who affectionately called her Aunty Bea. Predeceased by her siblings Jack and Bob Ferguson, Alberta Ireland and their spouses.
Visitation will be at Lakeshore United Church, 56 North Street, Goderich on Monday from 10 AM until time of the service at 11. Interment follows at Gorrie Cemetery at 2:30.
Arrangements entrusted to the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Goderich.
Patricia ‘Trish’ CLARKSON, (nee Harvey) of Brussels, peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday at age 65. Beloved wife of Ron. Mother to Brett and wife Janice, Scott, Matthew and partner Amanda. Grandmother to Maiya, Lucas, River and Penny. Sister of Greg and Shelly Harvey and sister-in-law to Rhonda and Bob Stewart, and Greg and Connie Clarkson. Predeceased by her mother Myra Harvey.
A memorial visitation will be held at the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, Brussels on Friday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Memorial Service will be held from Melville Presbyterian Church, Brussels on Saturday at 2 PM.
Elma Margaret DRYDEN (nee Daniel) of Tiverton, at Kincardine Hospital on Wednesday in her 92nd year. Dear mother of Katharine and Hugh Watt, Norma and Dick Smith, Bill and Dawn Dryden, and Betty and Dorne Fitzsimmons. Missed by grandchildren Brad Watt, Julianne Paine, Aislinn Bissenden, Bri Dryden, Rob Fitzsimmons, Amy Fitzsimmons and grandson-in-law David; 6 great-grandchildren; and siblings Arnetta Sisson, and Ken Daniel. Predeceased by her husband Norman, sister Helen Chalmers, and 2 grandchildren.
Visitation is at Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton on Saturday from 12-noon to 1:30 PM, followed by a Celebration of Life at 2 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine.
Mary McCALL of Seaforth, formerly of Walton at Huronlea Home in Brussels on Wednesday in her 95th year. Predeceased by her husband Stewart. Loving mother of Dr. John “Jack” McCall and his partner Helene Pfeiffer and Murray and Sherry McCall. Dear grandmother of Shawna, Jason, Marcy, Robin, Dr. Carali and Jarred and “GG” of Jaedon, Kolten, Alivia, Kenna, Indre, Casey, Claribelle, Alexandra, Charles and Tara.
Visitation will be held at the McGlynn Family Funeral Home, Seaforth on Friday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A funeral service to celebrate Mary’s life will be held at Northside United Church, Seaforth on Saturday at 2 PM.
James ‘Jim’ GORMAN of Mount Forest, peacefully in Mount Forest on Monday in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Myrtle. Dear father of Michael and Ann, Paul and Paula, Brian and Julie, Carl, Cathy and Anson Lewis, Gerald and Tilly. Missed by 11 grandchildren. Brother-in-law of Lynjean Gorman, Eileen Murray, Dora Mulhall, Georgina Mulhall, Stella McCabe, Father Gerald Mulhall, and Lou Mulhall. Predeceased by his brother Edward and sister Rosalyn Gibson.
Friends may call at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Thursday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM with Vigil prayers at 8:30. Funeral Mass is at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Proton on Friday at 11 AM.
Delores Kathleen SOUCH of Blyth, peacefully at Clinton Hospital on January 9th in her 77th year. Survived by her husband Bill; children Gary and Cheryl, Lynda and Randy, David and partner Sherri; grandchildren Darryl, Melissa, Adam, Mathew, Felicia, Richard, Laura, Xavier and Keeara; and great-grandchildren Edyn, Owen and Hailey. Sister of John and Ruth, Don and Joan, and Sue. Sister-in-law of Mildred Golley, Leota King, Joanne Souch, and brother-in-law Murray Souch. Predeceased by brothers Dave and Bill, sister Shirley, daughter-in-law Sherry and brother-in-law Jim.
There will be a Celebration of Life at Blyth United Church this Saturday at 1 PM.