Doris WILKEN (nee Witte) of Hanover at Hanover Hospital on Friday. She was 91. Survived by her husband Milford. Dear mother of Wayne and Nancy of Route 1, Elmwood, Brad Wilken and Dawn MacKay of Walkerton, Darlene Gross of Hanover, Joan and Rob Moorehouse of Cambridge. Grandmother of Jeff, Christopher, Jenna, Mark, Brooke, Cody, Billy and 9 great-grandchildren. Sister of Orville Witte and Merry Francis, and Shirley Goldsmith. Sister-in-law of Bernice Witte. Predeceased by an infant son and 2 brothers.
Visitation is at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, today [Monday] from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral service from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Brant on Tuesday at 11 AM.
John SHEPHERD, World War 2 Veteran, of Kincardine, on Friday. He was 92. Father of Dianne and Bill Van der Wal of Abbotsford, B.C., Barbara and Denny Knott of Lucan, Karen Winter of Gananoque, Bonnie and Larry Kraemer, Garry Shepherd, and Bev Shepherd all of Kincardine and, Ruth Robbins-Wall and Andrew Wall of Cambridge. Missed by 17 grand and 21 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Dorothy, son Morley Shepherd and 8 siblings.
Visitation at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Sunday from 2 til 4 PM, where the funeral service to celebrate John’s life will be held on Monday at 1 PM.
Margaret SCHNURR at Chesley Hospital, on Thursday. She was 76. Wife of Jim Schnurr for 57 years. Mother of Margaret and Donald Pritchard, Sherri and Barry Ray, Wanda and Wayne Meyer, Marybeth and Brad Farrar and honourary daughter Tracey and Kevin Hammell. Proud Granny of 5 grand and 5 great-grandchildren. Sister of Helen McLean, Harriet and Peter Kraemer, and Gayle and John Schnurr. Predeceased by parents Kelly and Jessie Long, brother Len Long and several brothers-in-law.
Casual visitation from 2 til 4 and 7 to 9 PM on Sunday, at the Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, where the funeral service will be held on Monday, at 11 AM. Reception to follow.
Elizabeth COUTTS at Saugeen Valley Nursing Centre, Mount Forest on Friday, in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of Alastair Coutts for 50 years. Loving mother of Kevin Coutts and Lori of Mount Forest. Cherished grandmother of Jamie Coutts and Skye, Scott, Kimberley, Evan, and Mercedes Coutts, and Randy Middleton. Predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Ida Lytle, son Mark Coutts, daughter Susan Coutts and brother Donald Lytle.
Friends may call at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Sunday, from 7 to 9 PM and on Monday from 10 to 10:45 AM where the funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11 AM.
Willis Walper, of Varna, formerly of Route 1, Dashwood on Thursday, at age 80. Beloved husband of Joanne Walper. Father of Karen and Wen-Zhi Luo of London. Grandpa of Clarissa, Hilary and Vivian Luo all of London. Brother of Evelyn Johns, Mervyn and Audrey, Jean and Heilke Berends, Norma, John and Alma Hood, Diane and Barney McCann, and Janis Ingram. Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by brother Lloyd, and sister Gladys Peck.
At Willis’ request, cremation has taken place. A private family celebration of life will be held. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.
Bill VAN REENEN, of Seaforth, at Clinton Public Hospital on Wednesday, in his 77th year. Husband of Lois nee Dykstra. Father of Monica and George Geerts of Walkerton, and David and Cheryl van Reenen of Ottawa. Opa of Caleb, Aidan and Claire. Brother and brother-in-law of Gerrie, Gert and Martha, Marius and Grace, Jan and Tjitske, Doreen, Helen, Kees and Stein, Francine, Alfred and Margaret, Margaret and Murray, Bert and Nellie, and Tom and Diane.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at McGlynn Family Funeral Home, Seaforth, on Sunday, from 2 til 5 PM with the funeral at Clinton Christian Reformed Church, on Monday, at 11 AM.
Linda DAVIDSON of Listowel and formerly of Brussels, at Wingham and District Hospital, on Thursday, in her 65th year. Beloved wife of Doug Davidson. Mother of Blair Davidson of Ottawa, and Becky and Peter Bosch of Fordwich. Grandmother of Rylin, Quinn, and Everett. Sister of Shirley Ann Bremner of London, and Irene Raynard of Midland. Sister-in-law of Joyce and Ralph Triebner of Listowel, Anne Laurie of Millbank, and Connie Davidson of Port Elgin.
A Celebration of Linda’s life will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel, on Tuesday, with visitation at 1PM until time of service at 2 PM. A reception to follow.
Dorothy BENDER of Listowel on Thursday in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Laverne Bender. Mother of Donna and Bob Woods of Gowanstown, Doug and Michele Bender of Ottawa, Glenn and Debbie Bender of Port Perry, Bruce and Donna Bender of Pickering, and Paul and Charlene Bender of Whitby. Grandmother of 8 grand and 10 great-grandchildren. Sister of Geraldine McDowell of Unionville, and Ruth and Peter Melnychuk of Arizona.
Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, Listowel on Monday from 10 AM until time of the funeral service at 11 AM. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. Arrangements entrusted to Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel.
Bill MILLER of Listowel, on Tuesday, in his 85th year. Husband of Marjorie Miller of Listowel, and brother of Jacquie Dorland of Niagara Falls. Father of Megan and Rory Wood of Brampton, Kim Miller and Tracey Gilmour of Toronto, and Susan and Gordon Aldcorn of Calgary. Grandfather of Kristen and Andrew Wood, and Hannah, Rachel, and Lauren Aldcorn. Remembered by Marjorie’s children Cathy and Barry Buchanan, Pat Fizell, Linda and Harold Illman, and Connie and Joe Crosby, all of Listowel.
A Family Gathering will be held, with interment in York Cemetery. Donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital, or the Lung Association appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel.