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20 2017 March

Young, Thomas ‘Tom’ (Age 94, Goderich)

Thomas ‘Tom’ YOUNG of Goderich, formerly of Dungannon at Alexandra Marine & General Hospital on Friday in his 95th year. Beloved husband of Margaret for over 67 years. Dear father of Linda and Don Culbert, Ross and Margie Young, Peggy and Craig Kerslake, Philip and Betty Young. Dear grandpa of 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister Amy Wiggins, and brothers Fred and Donna Young, Art Young, and brother-in-law Ralph Brodie.
Family and friends will be received at the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, 11 Cambria Road North, Goderich on Tuesday from 12:30 PM until time of the funeral service at 2.

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20 2017 March

Travis, Nelson ‘Sonny’ (Age 67, Listowel)

Nelson ‘Sonny’ TRAVIS of Listowel at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Saturday in his 68th year. Son of the late Nelson and Beatrice Travis. Brother of Ann Travis of Listowel, and the late Elva Travis. Also survived by his godchildren Gary and Cathy Kregar of North Bay, Teri-Lynn Kregar-Wick of Brussels, Michael and Joelle Kregar of North Bay, and Cindy and Brad Grant of British Columbia.
A graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Listowel in the spring. Memorial donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel.

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20 2017 March

Reid, Iva (Age 95, Hensall)

Iva REID of Hensall at Queensway Nursing Home on Friday in her 96th year. Wife of the late Clarence Reid. Dear mother of Gerald and Carol Reid of Exeter and Allan and Gail Reid of Hensall. Grandmother of Michael and Terri, Gail and Doug Upshall, Jeremy and Melissa, Jeff and Janelle, Scott and Sarah and 10 great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law of Irving and Ruth Reid, and Donna Smale. Predeceased by her brothers Lloyd and ‘Pete’ Allan.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Tuesday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 PM.

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20 2017 March

Gingrich, Helen (Age 92, Hanover)

Helen GINGRICH of Hanover at the Village Seniors Community, Hanover on Saturday in her 93rd year. Survived by sons Murray and Gloria Gingrich of Brampton, Dan and Judy Gingrich of Wellesley. Grandmother of Ben and Coral, Katie, Amy and Tom, Adam and great-grandmother of Mackenzie and Parker. Also survived by her sisters Jean Bowering, Della Watts, Betty and Bob Borders. Predeceased by her husband John Gingrich, brothers Delmar, Nyle and Ron Brunk.
Visitation is at Hanover Missionary Church on Wednesday from 12-noon until time of the funeral service at 1:30 PM. Interment in Breslau Mennonite Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover.

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18 2017 March

Bremner, Isabelle (Age 89, frmly Ethel)

Isabelle BREMNER, formerly of Ethel, on Thursday, in her 90th year. Mother of Joan and John Morgan of Ilderton, Brenda and Fred Phillips of Lucknow, Kathy and Maurice Nesbitt of Union, Mary and Karl Raszmann of Monkton, Donna Bremner and Ron Yarema of Dugald, Manitoba, and Karen and Nolan Wettlaufer of Tavistock. Proud grandma of 13 grand and 4 great-grandchildren. Sister of Andy McMichael, and Alma Steele; sister-in-law of Mary McIntosh, Bill Bremner, and Doris Bremner.
Predeceased by her husband Robert, sister Marie Davidson, and brother Ken McMichael. Visitation at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Friday, from 1 PM until time of the funeral service at 2 PM.

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18 2017 March

Botting, Ruth (Age 95, Hanover)

Ruth Viola BOTTING at McVean Lodge, Hanover, on Thursday at the age of 95. Loving mother of Marguerite Botting and Colin McKinnon, Doreen and Fred Wilken, Kathleen and Don Pletsch, Judy and Marv Sachs, Leonard and Tonie Botting, Shirley and Gary Breig, and John and Karen Botting. Grandmother of 14 grand and 11 great-grandchildren Remembered by sister-in-law, Georgina Harris and many neices and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Albert and 4 siblings.
Friends are invited to a Funeral Service at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hanover on Tuesday, at 1:30 PM. Interment in Hanover Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover.

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18 2017 March

Lazette, Bernie (Age 82, Hanover)

Bernie LAZETTE of Hanover, on Wednesday. He was 82. Survived partner Ann Schlatman of Hanover; children Bernard Jr. of Trenton, Cathy Lazette and Brian of Owen Sound, Michael and Angela Lazette of Castleton and Teresa Lazette of Burlington. Loved by step-children Paulette and Jeremy Moore, and Olivia and John Marshall. Grandpa of Richard, Michelle and Lucas, and step-grandson Logan. Great-grandfather of 2. Remembered by brother Joe. Predeceased by his wife Marcella and step-son Matt,
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 08 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior to the service at Holy Family Church, Hanover. Arrangements entrusted to Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover.

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18 2017 March

Koehler, Audrey (Age 76, Harriston)

Audrey KOEHLER at Caressant Care, Harriston on Thursday, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of John Koehler. Mother of Jeff Koehler and Karen of Mount Forest, Kathi Padget and Jake of Ayton and Michelle Green and Len of Ayton. Grandmother of 7 grand and 6 great-grandchildren. Sister of Verne and Sharon Eurig, Diane Eurig, and Linda Litt and Larry. Sister-in-law of Marie Eurig and Margaret Scherbarth. Predeceased by brothers John and Ida, and Donald and sister-in-law Anne Bogaert.
Friends may call at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Sunday from 2 til 4 and 7 to 9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Monday, at 1:30 PM.

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18 2017 March

MacTavish, Bob (Age 60, Wingham)

Bob MacTAVISH of Wingham at Stratford General Hospital on Thursday at age 60. Cherished husband of Louise MacTavish. Dear father of Tim of Wingham, Ken of London and Chris of Wingham. Son of Edna MacTavish. Son-in-law of Don and Annabelle Walker. Brother-in-law of Al and Paulette Walker, and Paul and Nancy Walker. Missed by his nieces, nephews and many friends. Predeceased by his father Alex.
A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at the Wingham Legion on Sunday from 1 until 4 PM with memories shared at 3. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or charity of choice appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham.

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17 2017 March

Gravett, Mary (Age 82, Hanover)

Mary Isabel GRAVETT, of Hanover, peacefully at Hanover and District Hospital on Thursday. She was 82. Survived by devoted sons Mark and Catherine of Toronto, Gary and Lynne of Goderich and John and Michelle of Newmarket. Special grandma of Ashley and Kirk Stewart, Kaitlyn, Callie, Luke, Emmerson, and Carlie Gravett. Dear sister of Jack and Raye McKnight and their children Steve and Ruth. Predeceased by her husband Don ‘Boom’ Gravett.
Visitation is at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Monday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A funeral service will be held at Grace United Church, Hanover on Tuesday at 11 AM. Interment in Hanover Cemetery.

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