Eileen HICKSON of Listowel at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Wednesday in her 88th year. Wife of the late Gerry Hickson. Loved by her children Julie and Dan Wick of Listowel, Rosalyn Wyntjes and Mark Burrough of Edmonton, Alberta, Danny and Cathy Hickson of Listowel; her grand-, great-grandchildren, brother, and dear friend Roy Bean of Listowel. Predeceased by her son Casey.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Listowel on Wednesday at 11 AM, with visitation one hour prior. Reception and Legion Auxiliary Memorial Service will follow at the Listowel Legion at 12:30 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel.
Robert David PARKER Senior of Clinton, unexpectedly in Nova Scotia on January 3rd in his 70th year. Beloved husband of the late Claire Parker and the late Bonnie Parker. Dear father of David Parker and Dawn Powell-Parker of Clinton, and Yvonne and Leon Bessey of London. Grandpa of Kerry and Michelle Parker, and Monica, Michael, and Amanda Bessey. Brother of Gordon and Sandra Parker. Brother-in-law of Margaret and John Brand, and Robert and Marie Young. Predeceased by sister-in-law Susanne Kirnbauer.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Clinton Legion, 95 Kirk Street on Saturday from 1 until 2 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Home, Clinton.
Bernita PLATT of Listowel, formerly of Grand Valley, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday in her 91st year. Wife of the late Dalton Platt. Mother of Larry and Kathy of Guelph, and Linda and Ken Williams of Route 1, Gowanstown. Grandmother of Shannon, and Laura Platt, Brent and Missy Williams, Jeni and Rod MacEwen, Luke and Steph Williams, and 9 great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law of Eileen Beale. Aunt of Kendra, Keith and Aaron. Predeceased by her brothers Vernon and Danny Moffit.
A private family service will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Friday. Spring interment in Grand Valley Union Cemetery.
Alice KERR of Tiverton, formerly of Kincardine and Maitland, on Monday at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Kerr who predeceased her in 2008. Dear mother of Patricia Kerr and her husband Keith Hedley of Kincardine. Remembered by sister-in-law Agnes Boyd, nieces Diane, Cheryl and Debbie and nephew Peter. Predeceased by her parents Fred and Blanche Boyd and brother Ken Boyd.
A private family funeral service to celebrate Alice’s life will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine. Interment in St. Mark’s Cemetery, Prescott.
Connie CLEMMER of Route 5, Mount Forest at home on Tuesday in her 56th year. Daughter of Gladys and the late Nathan Clemmer. Sister of Laura and Edward Bauman, RoseLynn and Mahlon Martin, Bart and Mary, Julie Ann and Oscar Brubacher; the Bauman family: George and Lucinda, Ervin and Rhoda, Frank and Erma, Ralph and Rita, Marvin and Erla.
Friends may call at her home, 9322 Concession 11, Wellington North, today [Thursday] from 2 till 5 and 6 to 8, on Friday from 12:30 until 6 PM, where a funeral service is held on Saturday at 9 AM. Public services at Farewell Mennonite Meetinghouse at 9:30 AM.
Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.
Robert ‘Bob’ WHITEHEAD of Goderich, formerly of Hanover, at LHSC Victoria Hospital, London on Monday. He was 78. Survived by his wife Mary Nesbit of Goderich, son Mike and Julie of Hanover, daughter-in-law Tanya of Dominican Republic, and grandchildren Spencer and Sarah. Brother of Charlie and Jan of Daytona Beach, Florida. Predeceased by his first wife Barbara, sons Anthony and Thomas and sister Georgina Whitehead.
A memorial visitation will be held at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Saturday from 1 until 4 PM. Memorial donations to the Hanover Minor Hockey Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Maurice ‘Mauri’ FRY, peacefully at Goderich Hospital on Wednesday at age 91. Beloved friend of Irene Bish. Brother to Margaret Haldenby, and Bill and Karen Fry. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews, great- nephew and niece Liam Townsend and Adara Stannard-Fry. Predeceased by brother Gordon and spouse Joan, sister Winifred Dahmer and spouse Jack, brother-in-law Dr. Fred Haldenby, and nephews Kevin and Daniel Fry.
Cremation has occurred and a celebration of life will be held in the spring. Memorial donations to Kincardine Community Health Care Foundation appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Goderich.
Bruce Wilmer BARRIE of Kitchener at the Grand River Hospital on Monday at age 82. Beloved husband of Eileen Barrie. Loving father of Roger Barrie, Dan Barrie, Marie Rosen and Mike, and Joan Barrie. Grandfather of Lexi and Joshua Rosen. Dear brother of Lorna Lyddiatt and Bert. Predeceased by siblings Margaret McVittie and Bob Barrie.
Visitation will be held at the Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 2723 Victoria Street, North, Breslau on Thursday from 1 until time of the funeral service in the Chapel at 2. Memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated.
Gloria WARD of Wingham, at Braemar Nursing Home on Monday at age 79. Beloved wife of the late Bill Ward who predeceased her in 2015. Sister of Karen Kroezen of Cambridge. Dear sister-in-law of Mary-Lou Herd of Wingham, Shirley Riebeling of Drayton, Doug and Beatrice Ward of Listowel, Ila Rae and Nick of Kitchener, Pauline Nutt of London, and Ron and Brenda Ward of Route 2, Wingham.
Visitation is at the McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham on Friday from 1 PM until time of the funeral service at 2. Donations to Braemar Residents Council, or Maitland River Elementary School appreciated.
Marie OBERLE at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on December 26th in her 98th year. Mother of Marguerite Thomas and husband Bob Kellington of Brussels, Lynda Benninger, and daughter-in-law Susan Oberle, both of Formosa. Missed by grandchildren Vicki Martel; Michael, Jody, and Joshua Benninger, great-grandchildren Nicole and Joey; sister Rita Kroker; sisters-in-law Mary Keip, Phyllis Keip, and 2 step-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Edgar and son Kenneth.
Visitation is at the Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton on Saturday from 11 AM until time of the memorial prayer service at 12:30 PM, with Formosa Lioness and CWL services at 12:15.