Edna MORSE (nee Smith) of Listowel at Caressant Care on Tuesday in her 95th year. Dear grandmother of Bill and Ann LeCourtois of Grand Bend, and Joan and Paul Finlay of Lucknow. Great-grandmother of Bob, Gary, and Graham Finlay. Sister of Isabel Fisher and Pearl Bromley, and sister-in-law of Rose Smith. Predeceased by her husband Lorne, daughters Marie Morse, Joan Morse, Carol LeCourtois, and Jeannie Morse, son Doug Morse, sisters Ellen Potts, Ida Posliff, Rebecca Ruppel, and brothers James, David, and Elwood Smith.
Visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Friday from 10 AM until time of the funeral service at 11.
Doris DEALY (nee Middleton) of Bruce County at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday. She was 85. Beloved wife of Lloyd. Loving mother to Janice Morris of Australia, Lance of Edmonton, Alberta, Michael and Linda of New Hamburg and Marie and Michael Sullivan of Cambridge. Dear grandmother of 10 grand- and 12 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers Bill Middleton of Sauble and Doug Middleton of Hanover. Predeceased by her daughter Sharon, son Steven and wife Jessica, siblings Norma Love, Lenore Eby, and Tom Middleton.
Visitation will be held at the Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton on Friday from 10 AM followed by service at 11.
Marlene BROWN (nee Hehn) at Owen Sound Hospital on Monday in her 79th year. Beloved wife of Beverly. Loved mother of 3 step-children. Dear grandmother to 6 step-grandchildren and 1 step-great grandchild. Sister-in-law of Ruth and George Allen of Elmvale. Missed by her cousins, nieces, nephews, former colleagues, and church family.
Friends may call at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Friday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. The funeral service will be held at the Alsfeldt United Church, 101-429 Concession 6, Normanby Township on Saturday at 11 AM with visitation at the church from 10 AM.
Jimmie BUCHANAN of Listowel, formerly of Atwood at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday in his 94th year. Husband of the late Eva Buchanan. Father of Lyle and Barb, and Mary Pat and Brad Smith. Missed by his grandchildren Bonnie and Alex, Tyler, Curtis and Alysia, Jillian and Mark. Brother and brother-in-law of Nina Cummings, Andy Buchanan, Shirley Buchanan, Howard Darroch, and Jessie Buchanan. Predeceased by 5 sisters and 4 brothers.
Visitation is at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, Atwood on Friday from 10 AM until 12:45 PM, followed by the funeral service at 1.
Arrangements entrusted to the Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood.
Hendrik ‘Henk’ KOESLAG of Route 4, Durham at Durham Hospital on Monday in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Jean. Dear father of Catherine and her husband Klaus Buick, Douglas Koeslag, Dorothy Koeslag, Bertha Benninger, and Bonnie and her husband Ben Cameron. Missed by 11 grand- and 11 great-grandchildren. Survived by 1 brother and 4 sisters. Predeceased by his son-in-law Francis Benninger, grandson Ian Cameron, 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Friday from 6 until 9 PM, where a celebration of Henk’s life will be held on Saturday at 2 PM.
Elizabeth “Beth” Ann BREARS of Route 2, Walkerton, went to be with her Lord and Saviour, surrounded by her family at Hanover and District Hospital on January 9th. She was 75. Survived by loving husband and best friend Earl Brears of Route 2, Walkerton, sons Paul and Janice Brears of Hanover, Carman Brears and Sean Brears, both at Route 2, Walkerton. Missed by her sisters Isabelle Heaven of Minden and Laurie Ritchie of Cambridge.
A Memorial Service to honor and celebrate Beth’s life will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Walkerton on Saturday at 11 AM. Interment to follow in Fordwich Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover.
Francis G. BENNINGER of Hanover, quietly at home on Monday in his 95th year. Survived by daughter Dianne Benninger of Hanover. Dear grandfather of Jason Young and Vicki Maluske, Katy and James Paylor, Matthew Nicholson, Kira, Nikita and Trinity Benninger and many great-grandchildren. Brother-in-law of Pat Smith. Predeceased by his wife Kathleen, son James, siblings Cornelius, Sylvester, Josephine Eby, Anna Hallman and Hilaria Smith.
Visitation is at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Thursday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM with Legion service at 6:45. Funeral Mass from Holy Family Church, Hanover is held on Friday at 10 AM.
Lorraine EDWARDS of Route 1, Wingham at Braemar Retirement Centre on Tuesday at age 90. The former Lorraine Nickel, beloved wife of the late Lorne B. Edwards. Loving mother of Sharon Harrison of Wasaga Beach, Tom and Judy Edwards of Ridgetown, Carol Masse and Borden Jewer of Kelowna, B.C., and Paul and Teresa Edwards of Palmerston. Missed by 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Emma Nickel, son-in-law Ken Harrison and infant brother George.
Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham on Wednesday at 7 PM.
Mervyn KRITZER of Listowel at Livingstone Manor on Monday in his 88th year. Husband of the late Marion Kritzer. Dear father of Ken and Gayle of Waterloo, Brenda and Paul Scrivener of Toronto, Don and Dina of Listowel. Grandfather of Sandra, Andrew and Angie, Laura, Andrea, Jeremy and Renee, Jennifer and Shane, Kim and Brad, Jennifer and Brad, Chris and Sarah and 11 great-grandchildren. Brother-in-law of Donna Kritzer and Edna McLellan.
Visitation is at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Thursday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral service is at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel on Friday at 11 AM.
Ross MacDONALD of Seaforth, peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Thursday in his 87th year. Loving father of Irene MacDonald of Stratford, Barb Miller of Seaforth, Brenda McClure of Seaforth and Ken MacDonald and Jen Lamb of Stratford. Cherished Grandpa of Lindsey Ramseyer and Tim, Michael McClure, Kelly Miller and Craig Nicholson, Darryl MacDonald and Chelsey MacDonald. Also fondly remembered by the Taylor family.
Cremation has taken place. There will be a Memorial Service held at Maitlandbank Cemetery this Friday at 1 PM. Arrangements entrusted to the McGlynn Family Funeral Home, Seaforth.