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Larry Dietrich

December 24 1943 ≈ July 27 2022

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After a long and courageous 11 year battle with cancer Larry passed away peacefully in the early morning on July 27, 2022 surrounded by his family at home. Larry will be missed by his partner Madeline Graham, son Stephen (Dawn) Dietrich, daughters: Julie (Steve) Franchetto and Sheryl (Adrian) Dietrich. He will also be missed by his grandchildren Paige Dietrich, Sarah and Grace Franchetto and Braydon Hoban-Dietrich.

Mark A. Bartel

May 4 1960 ≈ July 27 2022

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Passed away peacefully at Hospice of Waterloo Region on Wednesday July 27, 2022 at the age of 62. He will lovingly be remembered by his many dear friends. Predeceased by his parents Max and Emilie, brother Fred, sister Anne and Oma Francisca. Mark was an avid hunter spending many hunting seasons at Conestogo Dam. Throughout his hunting career, he never missed a shot which earned him the nickname, "Goldfinger." He also enjoyed drag racing and fishing. Mark was a 35+ year employee at J.M. Schneider.

Joseph Henry Hauck

November 11 1934 ≈ July 6 2022

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Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Del, who predeceased him in 2005. Loving father of Barry (Penny), Paula and Brian. Will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Mandy (Brian), Phillip and Brandon (Kendra). Cherished great-grandpa to Julia and Blaire. Joe retired from JM Schnieders with over 35 years of service. He was known for his love of gardening and enjoyed going to the horse races. He was "Papa Joe" to all.

James "Jimmy" Gordanier

November 9 1943 ≈ June 28 2022

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Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Fairview Mennonite Home in Cambridge at the age of 78. Jim was born November 9, 1943 in Hamilton, Ontario to a loving family of pranksters. Husband of the late Margaret (May 2022). Fabulous Father of Sherri Linka (Dan) and Lisa Gordanier (JD Jarus). Amazing Grandad "Gramps" of Adam Linka (Nicole), Courtney Linka (Jeff) of B.C., Sam and Max Jarus of California. Sweet Brother of Allan Gordanier (Pat), Karen McArthur (Patrick), Murray Gordanier (Bev) and the late Lois Roung. Will be greatly missed by the Brown family. Very funny uncle to many nieces and nephews. Perhaps at the top of the list should be his right hand man, Rex, his dog and trusty four legged companion who never left his side.

Thomas Eason

October 26 1935 ≈ June 18 2022

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Passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at St. Mary's Hospital at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Tena (nee McKenzie) for 67 years. Loving father of Debbie Luft (Bob) and Tom Eason. Cherished grandpa of Ryan (Julie), Ashley, TJ (Caitlin) and Michelle (John), and great-grandpa of Logan, Dustin, Pearl, June, Levi, Duke and Beau. Dear brother of the late Gloria Cassel. Tom loved golfing, was a proud gardener, loved his annual fishing trip with his buddies and he and his wife enjoyed 29 years in Panama City Beach with all their snowbird friends.

Betty Dahms

September 26 1948 ≈ June 11 2022

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Passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Village of Winston Park in Kitchener at the age of 73. Loving mother of Kimberly Dahms and Melissa Jolly (Daren). Cherished grandmother of Afiya and Aiden. Dear sister of Ted (Janet) and Linda Norris (Andy) and sister-in-law of Doug Fries (Pat Hamilton) Predeceased by parents, George and Gladys (nee Isreal) and siblings, Don (Gertrude) and Shirley Fries. Betty was a 35 year employee at J.M. Schneider and an active member of the New Apostolic Church. Hobbies included gardening, decorating, time with her dogs and most importantly, time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Harold Bolt

June 13 1938 ≈ May 13 2022

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It is with sadness that the family of Harold Bolt announce the news of his passing. Harold passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on May 13, 2022, just one month before his 84th birthday. Predeceased by his parents, Harold Sr., and Grace, and his three sisters Florence, Mary Ann, and Helen. Harold leaves behind Johanna, his wife of 58 years, and their three daughters Elizabeth (Ben), Mary Ann (Paul) and Christina. He also leaves five granddaughters, Katherine (Steven), Sophia, Olivia, Lucy, and Charlotte. Harold was an avid outdoorsman and loved archeology. Not one for small talk or material things, you could always count on finding Harold hunting in a field, fishing on a lake, or spending time in his vegetable garden. He was a first-class storyteller with a seemingly endless knowledge of birds, wildlife, and random trivia, and enjoyed chatting with and sharing his insights with friends and neighbours.

Hilbert Joseph Freiburger

December 12 1934 ≈ May 8 2022

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Bert lived a loving and full life. He left this world peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2022, to be with our Lord. Bert was born in Bamberg, Ontario, as one of fourteen children to the late Herbert and Elfreida (nee Straus) Freiburger. An amazing and loving husband to Evelyn (nee Wittich). They just celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. Mom always referred to Dad as "Hon". Greatest Dad to Steve (Deb), Linda (James), and Rodney (Becky). Blessed to have as their Papa are Brittany, Jordan (Lindsay), Taylor (Ian), Parker (Gage), Nathan, Grace, Carlie (Kory), Zachary, Logan (Taylor). Great Papa to Lilah and Evie. Bert is survived by his sister Jean (Larry) Robertson and in-laws Joe Vollmer, Norma Freiburger, Carol Freiburger and Lorean Freiburger. Bert was a butcher and a long-time employee at J.M. Schneider Inc. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed many days spent on the river with his fishing crew. Loved playing cards with any who dare to challenge him. So many evenings spent with neighbours that were like family. His true love was Evelyn and his family and friends. Dad will truly be missed.

Helga Edith Poerschke

June 24 1933 ≈ May 4 2022

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Poerschke, Helga Edith (nee Kriese) Went home to be with our Lord and Saviour Jesus on the evening of May 4, 2022 at the age of 88. Helga was predeceased by her husband Georg; her parents Theophil and Irma Kriese; her sister Inge and husband Cornelius Barg, and her brother-in-law Georg Nebel. Helga immigrated to Canada from Germany/Poland during WWII for a new life with her mother and 2 sisters. She worked as a nanny in B.C. for a few years, ultimately returning to Kitchener and settling down, and marrying Georg. Helga is survived by her sister Margit Nebel and her children, as well as, nephews David Barg (Jennifer Brazequ-Barg, Benjamin and Jadon) and Timothy Barg. Now at peace, Helga valued her beloved family, friends and the caregivers at Lisaard House who walked through the journey of cancer with her. Helga was an exceptional person who loved those around her and entertaining friends with great coffee and cake. She retired from many years of working at J.M. Schneider's. She will be dearly missed.

Tibor Schmidt

March 23 1936 ≈ May 3 2022

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Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Freeport Hospital at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Renate (nee Gerstenkorn) Loving father of Corry (Jeff), and Trevor (Lisa) Cherished and caring opa of Howard, Jonathan, Leo and Evelyn Dear brother of Risty (Janice), and Valerie Predeceased by his parents John and Elizabeth Schmidt. Tibor was a man of many interests and skills. Born in Hungary, he immigrated with his family to Canada in 1950. He took on responsibilities of earning an income at an early age. From washing cars, to car mechanic, to construction and eventually entering the elevator industry, Tibor understood the benefits of honest hard work and of having an easy-going personality. Tibor eventually owned and operated his own elevator company servicing southern Ontario.

Walaidum Sawh

87 ≈ May 3 2022

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Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022, at St. Mary's Hospital at the age 87. Beloved husband of Ena Noreen Sawh for 65 years. Loving father of Patricia Ramsammy (Robin), Sandra Singh (Roy), Monica Sawh, Brijeth Sawh and Indira Vaughan (Mark). George will be missed and remembered by his 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and their families. He was a longtime member of Hope Lutheran Church and retired from J.M Schnieders after 25 years service.

Tom Howard Needham

1954 ≈ April 16 2022

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Tom Needham of Waterloo Ontario age 68 with his family by his side. On Saturday, April 16, 2022, as the sun rose at Hospice Waterloo Region. Tom and Judie (Woods) have been married almost 44 years. They have two children Christopher and Gregory who brought him endless Joy and grey hair! Tom was happiest around the home he created for his family, surrounded by family especially his precious four grandsons! After retirement Tom's idea of travel was a daily three hour walk around Anndale Park and the neighbourhood with lab Molly and often a grandson or two.

Martin Edward "Marty" Brenner

72 ≈ April 14 2022

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Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's General Hospital on Thursday April 14, 2022 at 72 years. Marty worked for over 35 years at JM Schneider's, Marty loved 50 & 60's music as he knew every song. He was a sharp thrower of horseshoes, loved classic cars and owned many of them. Marty always enjoyed a Pepi's pizza and a Pepsi.

Larry Edward Spaetzel

October 24 1962 ≈ April 5 2022

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Larry Edward Spaetzel, age 59, of Kitchener, Ontario passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Larry was born October 24, 1962.

Daniel W Ropp

1935 ≈ March 24 2022

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Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 24, 2022, at Nithview Community in New Hamburg. He was born 86 years ago in Wellesley Township and had resided in Wellesley. A son of the late Amos and Sarah (Wagler) Ropp. Dan is now reunited with his beloved wife Shirley Ropp (Brenneman) whom he sorely missed the last 21 years

Peter Meinzer

June 6 1945 ≈ December 3 2020

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Passed away peacefully at Grand River Hospital on Thursday, December 3, 2020 with his wife Wendy by his side. Loving father of Jӧrg, Allan, Amy (Matt), Rob (Kim) and the late James (2004). Dearest Grandpa to Brad, Taylor, Brandon, Andrew and Alex. He is also survived by his two sisters Dorothy of Cambridge and Helga of Germany.

Leighton Snider

April 17 1931 ≈ September 5 2021

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Passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital on Sunday September 5, 2021 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Helen Snider (Rueffer). Dear father of Shelley Snider, the late Donald Snider and the late Pam Snider. Loved grandfather of Andy White (Annette) and Ben White (Choui) and great grandfather of Shay-Lynn White. Leighton was an amazing family man and a dedicated employee of Schneider’s Meats for over 30 years. Cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will take place at a later date. If desired, donations would be appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Francisco Fernando Cabral

December 30 1937 ≈ February 1 2022

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Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at the age of 84 years. Beloved husband of Maria de Conceicao. Dear father of Tammy Growden (Joe) and Frank Cabral. Loved grandfather of Joey and James Growden, and Nathan and Chloe Cabral. Dear brother of Fatima Oliveira.

John Henry Quehl

July 25 1934 ≈ March 6 2022

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It is with the great sorrow that comes from great love, that we announce the passing of John Henry Quehl on Sunday, March 6th, 2022. He passed on peacefully, in the comfort of his home, with family by his side and faith in his heart. He was in his 88th year. Born July 25th, 1934, in Tavistock, he was the son of the late Henry and Erica Quehl. His family, which included his late sister Elaine (Schneider), moved to Kitchener just as John became school age. He remained in Kitchener for all his years, attending Sheppard Public School, Kitchener Collegiate Institute and earning a degree from Waterloo College which is now known as Wilfrid Laurier University. He went on to work at J.M. Schneiders for over 35 years.

Albert "Gabe" VanDer Zwaag

85 Years ≈ March 4 2022

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Passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 4, 2022 at the age of 85 years. Beloved husband of Helen (predeceased) and loving father of Cheryl Gibbons (Doug) and Dennis Zwaag (Robyn). Caring grandfather of Heather, Mike, Aaron, Victoria, William and Zachary. He will be missed by his brother and sisters; Pat (Floyd) Gerber, Greta (Glen) Zehr, predeceased by his brother Hans (Sharon) and sister Hillie. Uncle Albert will be forever missed by his many nieces and nephews. Albert worked for over 20 years at J.M. Schneider in the Fresh Sausage Department.

Ivan Matic

90 Years ≈ March 3 2022

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Passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the age of 90. Today he is home with the God he so faithfully served. He mourned many deaths in his life and he's finally reunited with all those we lost. Beloved husband of the late Marija (2007), who he married on November 1, 1951. Loving father of the late John (2013; Ann) and Tony (Blazenka). Proud Didi of Jennifer, John, Nancy and Janet (Aaron) and great-Didi of Theodore.

William Gordon Dennison

21 May 1936 ≈ February 16 2022

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Bill retired from J.M Scheiders after a 37 year career. He was a diehard fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. Bill enjoyed attending live music and theatre events, and could often be found on the dance floor. He spent his summers camping at Silent Valley Park.

Earl Cull

1943 ≈ January 21 2022

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It is with great sadness the family of the late Earl Cull of Laurenceton announce his passing on January 21, 2022, at James Paton Memorial Health Centre in Gander, at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by his parents Douglas and Clarice along with his brother Boyd. Leaving to cherish his memory his loving wife Lorna, three children, Kim (Randy) Chaulk, Kerry (Sharon) and Claudette (Kevin) McLeod; seven precious grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; siblings, Louise Barrett, Vera Pike, Henley (Rita), Craig (Beth); many nieces and nephews other relatives and friends.

Jerome Engelbert Hauck

May 11 1927 ≈ December 24 2021

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It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather Jerome Engelbert Hauck. Dad passed away on December 24 in the comfort and surroundings of his own home after saying goodbye to those he loved. He was in his 95th year. Jerome leaves behind his beloved wife, Lorraine of 70 years. Loving father of Faye McAdam and her husband Harold, Gary Hauck, and his wife Robinne and Paul Hauck and his wife Shannon. He also leaves behind 8 grandchildren; Heather, Ian, and wife Natalie; Cam and wife Rachel, Wes, and wife Allie; and Brady and friend Negar; Spencer, Wendell and wife Ashley and Rachel. Dad was blessed with seven great-grandchildren: Owen, Lauren, Maggie, Madalynn, Connor, Harper, and Gavin.

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Jerome was originally from Formosa, Ontario where he lived with his 10 siblings on the family farm. He eventually made his way to Kitchener where he married his wife Lorraine and raised their family. Most know Jerome for his award-winning gardens on Courtland Ave. He was an avid gardener and was a member of the K-W Horticultural Society. He worked for Ball Brothers for 10 years as a carpenter, then JM Schneider 35 years where he led the carpentry shop. Jerome was always ready to lend a helping hand to family and friends. His work and talents will be treasured by his family where he contributed to the construction and development of decks, pools, retaining walls, fireplaces, birdhouses, projects for the church and schools. Jerome’s family are proud of their father who heroically cared for his wife Lorraine at their home for many years until his recent brief illness. The family have chosen to delay a celebration of Jerome’s life until we are able to gather with family and friends. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place provided by Henry Walser Funeral Home. Dad always said “we plant trees for the future enjoyment of the next generation” If desired, please plant a tree in memory of our dad Jerome.

Maria Kruppa

October 29 1931 ≈ December 25 2021

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Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday December 25, 2021, at Grand River Hospital, at the age of 90. Beloved wife and best friend of the late Josef Kruppa. Loving mother of Rudy (Deborah) and cherished nana of Nicholas (Danielle) and Amy (Tyler).

Robert Hoffmann

October 8 1920 ≈ December 20 2021

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In sadness but with celebration we announce the passing of our father (affectionately known as Papa) and grandfather (Opie) in his 102nd year on December 20th, 2021. Robert was born on October 8th, 1920, in Gross Dembe, Poland. He immigrated to Kitchener in 1948 from Kiel, Germany, with his mother and sisters (Selma & Melieda). He married Sophie Hoffmann (nee Manke) in 1951. They were married for 68 years until Sophie's death in 2019.

Elmer " Bruce " Steinmann

November 18 1947 ≈ December 6 2021

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It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Bruce at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Monday, December 6, 2021, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Ruth Steinmann (nee Roth) for over 45 years. Son of the late Bena Lebold and the late Elmer Steinmann.

Miln Krieger

July 30 1965 ≈ December 5 2021

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With sadness we announce that Miln passed away following a brief illness on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at the age of 56. Sadly missed by his fiancee Vikki Beasley. Proud father of the late Cole Bey (2019). Dear nephew of Ida Fowler. Son of the late Archie and Almeda Krieger. Step-father of Jordan Seabrook (Vanessa), Mitch Martyn (Janine) and Hayley Martyn (Zack). Miln was an avid hunter, had a love for Harley's and lived life to the fullest. He was very loyal, always putting his family and friends first. Those who knew Miln would say he worked hard and played hard. He will be sadly missed.

Grace Ilene Huber

November 30 2021

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Passed away on November 30, 2021 at Freeport Hospital with family by her side at the age of 84. She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Ronald Huber. Ilene leaves behind her five children, Debbie (Gary) Bruder, Diana Johnson, Darlene (Daryl) Smith, David Huber and Donna (Dave) Charlton. Grandma will be missed dearly by her grandchildren, Matthew (Jennifer), Michelle (Raph), Krystle (Dave), Paul, Kelci, Spencer, and Macy (Srecko), and her great-grandchildren, Jackson, Ella, Tobias, Novak, Anastasija and Jaxson. Ilene was last of her siblings to pass; she will be missed by her many extended family and friends.

Michael John Jeffries

April 1 1949 ≈ November 25 2021

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Passed away at home on November 25, 2021 at the age of 72. Predeceased by his parents Jeff and Betty Jeffries. Sadly missed by his sisters Corrine (Woody) Kreuger and Darlene (Jim) Schmidt. Much loved uncle Mikey to Meghan (Trevor) and Ashley Kreuger and Great Uncle Mikey to Grayson. “Big Bird” was an employee of Schneider’s for 30 plus years and a motorcycle enthusiast who will be greatly missed.

Alois Seschel

May 1 1924 ≈ November 3 2021

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Adoring and loving husband to Maria. Beloved dad to Zdenka Josephine (Raymond) and Sylvia. Cherished Opa to Andrea (Dan), Dennis (Tracey), Lexus, Connor, Brooklyn, Olivia & Declan. Precious brother of Milica. Loved uncle to Dragica (John), Anna (Al), Wendy, many nieces and nephews, and family in Slovenia.

Joao Amorim “John ” Rocha

September 18 1942 ≈ November 9 2021

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Passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Freeport Health Centre at the age of 79. Cherished husband of the late Maria (August 2021). Much loved father of Gloria MacNeil (Stephen), Vic Rocha (Kelly) and Kelly Merritt (Scott). Cherished grandfather of Baden, Kendyll, Jacob, Morgan, Maggie, Gavin and Carley. Dear brother of Alda DeSousa and the late Jose Da Rocha. Predeceased by his parents Antonio and Gloria Da Rocha.

Bruce Charles Main

1941 ≈ October 28 2021

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MAIN: Bruce Charles - passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, October 28, 2021 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Carol (née Habel) who he married July 23, 1966. Proud father of Rebecca and husband Joseph Irvine of Waterloo and Sarah of RR# 1 Plattsville. Sadly missed by his cherished grandchildren Henry & Lillias. Dear brother of Jean Brown of Plattsville and brother-in-law Gwyneth Murray of New Hamburg, Beth & husband John Bell of Woodstock and Katie Scott of Canmore, Alberta and will be remembered by his several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Roy & Irene (Thomson) Main, brothers-in-law Bill Brown, Jim Murray and Tom Scott. Bruce graduated from the University of Guelph, Ontario Agricultural College in 1965. While at Guelph he played varsity football and hockey. After graduation, he embarked on a 47-year career at J.M. Schneiders in Kitchener where he held a variety of roles and for many years was a successful salesman for the Horizon division. He also ventured into the independent poultry farming business for a number of years.

Dennis David Kavelman

October 22 2021

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After saying all of his goodbyes and surrounded by his family, Dennis passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 22, 2021 at the age of 76 years. He is survived by his wife Heidi, brother Ed (Barb), sister Grace (Dave, deceased), sons Dennis Jr. (Karen) and Neil (Jessica) and four grandchildren- Matthew, Emily, Summer and Poppy.

Joyce Mildred Headlam

1928 ≈ September 27 2021

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Joyce Headlam died peacefully at her home on September 27, 2021, surrounded by her family and listening to the music she loved. Joyce grew up a child of Kitchener in the 1930s and 40s, the daughter of the spirited Viola Volker (nee McCulloch) and Howard Volker, vice-president of Schneiders, one of the great companies that helped define the city during those years. At age eight, Joyce became the original Little Dutch Girl, appearing in costume at company events, and the image became the corporate symbol for Schneiders to this day.

Albert Breau

October 4 1949 ≈ September 20 2021

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Passed away suddenly at his residence, on Monday, September 20, 2021, at the age of 71. Albert resided on Ross Road, NB with his life partner Louise Roy, in their dream log cabin. In addition to his life partner, he is survived by two sons: Justin and Jason (Maricel); Maricel's children: Roshella, Camille, Evanz and Macoy; five sisters: Yvonne, Helen, Anna, May and Emma; five brothers: Edouard, Arthur, Adolphe, Benny (Albénie) and Gérard; a special nephew, Denis Breau; a goddaughter, Kathleen Breau, as well as several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and cousins. Born October 4, 1949, he was the son of the late Luc Breau and the late Béatrice Doiron. He was predeceased by two brothers, Alpheus and Joseph. Albert worked at JM Schneiders, Kitchener, Ontario until he retired and moved to New Brunswick.

Catherine Howlett

December 22 1947 ≈ October 6 2021

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t is with sadness that the family of Catherine announce she passed away peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital, Wednesday morning, October 6, 2021. Catherine Howlett (nee Lorbetskie) of White Lake, Ontario, formerly of Kitchener, Ontario at the age of 73. Catherine was born in Killaloe, Ontario to her late parents Joseph and Catherine (Plebon) Lorbetskie from Wilno and Hopefield Ontario. Predeceased by beloved husband Donald Howlett (2016). Much loved mother of Michael (Marie) of White Lake, Jason (Holly) and Shawn, all of Kitchener. Cherished grandmother of Castin, Benjamin, Ashdon and Ethan. Dear sister of Dorothy Daub (Bill), William (Donna), and Ann Eno (late Vern). Also predeceased by brothers Teddy, Thomas, Michael and Jerome Lorbetskie and dear sister Margaret Spain (late Dan). Catherine will be greatly missed by her family, friends and many nieces and nephews.

Donald Bruce Winsor

April 3 1947 ≈ May 16 2021

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It is with immense sadness and broken hearts that the family of Donald Bruce "Squid" Winsor, son of the late James and Doris Winsor (nee Manuel) announce his passing on May 16, 2021 at the age of 74. Beloved husband to Ruth Winsor (nee Cull). Loving father to Shelley Winsor and her husband, Vishnu Hanoman. Survived by his brothers and sisters, Maxine Lane, Stanley Winsor (Cynthia), Ross Winsor, Annabel Lewis (Bill), Guy Winsor (Millicent), Ray Winsor (Barbara) and Erna Troke. Will be remembered by brothers and sister-in-laws, Glenn Cull (Carol), Sandra Foss and Tony Cull (Helen), his great-aunt Nellie Foss, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Wayne Nelson Beasley

October 1 1944 2020 ≈ September 24 2020

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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Wayne Nelson Beasley at home with family by his side on September 24, 2020 at the age of 75 years. Loving son of Winnifred and Percy Beasley (predeceased). Beloved husband of Sharon (Jacklin) of 53 years; loving father of Jennifer and Tim (Lisa); and, cherished Poppa of Josh and Jenna. Dear brother to Don (Audrey) both predeceased and Glen (Corrine); and, loved by many nieces, nephews and our extended Newell family. Wayne was a genuinely caring man that deeply loved all of those in his life and truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was an avid golfer and hunter and loved the comradery of hunting with his closest friends at the fall hunt camp on Manitoulin Island. He will be missed immensely and will forever live in our hearts. Rest in peace Beautiful Man.

Douglas Leroy Poll

September 13 2020

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Audrey Marcella (Eby) Becker

December 14 1927 ≈ September 1 2021

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Loving Mother of Sandy Wilcox (Nigel Grinsteed), Steve, Rod (Cheryl Becker), Pam Becker. Proud Grandmother of Mike Becker (Rebecca Becker) and Katelin Becker. Great Grandmother of Landon Becker. Sister of Nyle Eby. Predeceased by infant brother Eldon Ross Eby (d.1925), her dearly loved husband Donald Roy Becker (d. 1993) and deeply saddened by the loss of Grandson Daniel Becker (d. 2020). Sandy, Nigel, Rod and Cheryl were blessed to spend Mom's final three days by her side. Mom was born at home to parents Isaiah and Dora Eby (Hallman) and grew up in Williamsburg, Ontario, and attended Williamsburg school, where Helena Feasby was her favorite teacher. At 16, Mom left the farm to work at J.M. Schneider's, in Kitchener, where she was crowned "Miss Schneider 1949" - she still had great legs! Audrey married the love of her life, Don in 1950. Life soon changed with the birth of four children in five years.

Wardin (Ward) Arnold Schade

1930 ≈ August 30 2021

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Passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener on Monday, August 30, 2021 at the age of 90. Wardin is predeceased by his loving wife of 45 years, Irene Schade (2011). Loving father to Ian (Sylvia) Schade and Jennifer (Daniel) Fulton. Cherished Poppa to Kelsey, Emma, Chrissy and Susie (Mike). Great Poppa to Kaeden, Brynnlee, Laynee, and many more great-grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by his sister-in-law Janet Schade, nieces Susan and Martha, nephews Reggie and Teddy, and cousins Velma and Delores. Predeceased by his parents Oskar and Korah (Würm) Schade, his son Daniel Woodbury and daughter Beverly (Woodbury) Goulet (2009), and brothers James, Aldimer, and Edward Schade. Wardin was a Chief Operating Engineer at J.M. Schneider Meats in Kitchener. He was also a member and Elder at Gale Presbyterian Church, Elmira, and a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years.

Michael Joseph Roga

September 28 1932 ≈ August 18 2021

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Passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at Guelph General Hospital at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Joan for almost 66 years. Loving Dad of Denise (late Brad) Roga, Christine (Dietmar) Bischoff, Joanne (Bruce) Roga-Borden and Jeff (Dot). Cherished Grandpa of Amber, Jessica, Sydney, Norah, Nick, Marley and Olivia. Dear brother of Olga Hardy and brother-in-law of Claire LaFlamme, Vivian Rickert, Emilie Totzke and Larry Culliton. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Dimitri and Honora, and siblings, Marg and Rudy Roga. Mike enjoyed his career of 38 years with J.M. Schneider. An avid sportsman, he played hockey, baseball, bowling, horseshoes, and his true passion was golf. He was a member at Rockway Golf Course for 65 years and helped establish the "Fighting Irish" golf tournament held annually for the past 60 years.

Maria Rocha

June 22 1946 ≈ August 14 2021

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Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital in Kitchener on August 14, 2021 at the age of 75. Cherished wife of Joao Rocha and much loved mother of Gloria MacNeil (Stephen), Vic Rocha (Kelly) Kelly Merritt (Scott). Loving grandmother to Baden, Kendyll, Jacob, Morgan, Maggie, Gavin and Carley. Survived by her sister Margarida Aguiar (Frank). Predeceased by her parents Jose and Serafina Silvera and her siblings Manuel and Jorge.

Eileen Frim

1936 ≈ 2021

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After a 9 year journey with cancer, Eileen Frim (nee Kraehling) has traveled over her rainbow bridge to be with her beloved husband Mike. (2003). Eileen was 85. Loving Mother of Donna and Michael Frim (Kathy). Grandmother of Melissa (Ben Murphy) and Rachel Frim (Connor Keough). Great-grandmother of Carter and Boden. Eileen is predeceased by her parents John and Kathleen Kraehling, brothers Ken, Oscar, John and Billy, sisters Helen, Cecilia, and Marjorie. Eileen began her working life at age 14. She worked as a shoemaker at Savage Shoes and Greb’s Shoe Factories, a poultry worker at J.M. Schneiders, a cafeteria worker at Electrohome, a care giver for numerous seniors and a lunch room supervisor at Wilson Avenue Public School.

Mildred Faulkner

March 7 1939 ≈ July 18 2021

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At Freeport Hospital, Mildred Faulkner, aged 82, passed peacefully on Sunday night July 18. Daughter of the late Wilfred and Clara (Wagner) Lemp. Predeceased by her beloved husband Freeman, her brothers Hilburt, Eldon and Carl (Lemp) and sisters Verda Lipskie and Erma Nafziger. Will be missed dearly by her brother Alfred Lemp (Mary Sample) and her loving sister Gertrude Kukor. Aunt Mildred/Millie will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Survived by goddaughter Kenda (Jim) Lindsay. Mildred and Freeman were married 40 years and were blessed to have many friends and loving families. She will be missed by her many friends at Pittock Park in Woodstock. Mildred was a longtime employee of J.M. Schneider and member of the Royal Canadian Legion. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Freeport Hospital as well as the staff who provided gracious care at Conestoga Lodge.

Janko Fraculj

December 17 1942 ≈ July 2 2021

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Passed away on July 2, 2021 at Kitchener, at the age of 78. Much loved father of Michael. Predeceased by his wife Anica "Ana" (February 28, 2009). Also predeceased by his parents Mijo and Sofija Fraculj and his siblings Joza, Slavo, Lucija and Kata.

Howard Garry Emanuel Kavelman

January 26 1953 ≈ July 1 2021

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Howard G. E. Kavelman with his family by his side on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Husband to Leona Kavelman (Peplinskie) of 49 years and father to Tanya Wilkes (Patrick), Brandy Ziolkowski (Paul), Shawn Kavelman and Stephanie Kavelman (Mike). Proud Papa to Haley, Ethan, and Austin Kavelman, Aleena, Brian and Payton Ziolkowski, Tatum and Addison Wilkes.. Big brother to Glen Kavelman (Mary), Jennifer Kavelman (John), Trevor Kavelman (Beth).

Clare Joseph Wagler

June 21 1947 ≈ June 28 2021

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Obituary for Clare Joseph Wagler WAGLER, Clare J- I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Clare Wagler passed away peacefully at Innisfree Hospice with his family at his side at the age of 74 on Monday, June 28th, 2021. Clare is survived by his loving wife Judy (Steckly) Wagler with whom he shared 50 wonderful years of marriage. Also mourning his loss are his daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry Wagler (Jamie Gaulton), Beth (Steve) Baechler, Tanya (Damon) Johnstone. Already missing their Papa are his beloved grandchildren, Sam and Alex Baechler, Jonas and Hannah Gaulton and Ethyn and Evan Johnstone. Survived by his siblings Dale (Jean) Wagler and Brenda Wagler. Loving remembered by his niece Rochelle and his nephews, Trevor, Jeremy and Ryan. Also remembered by Lyle and Marg Ellison. Predeceased by his parents Stan and Ruby (Lebold) Wagler and Judy’s parents, Ernie and Betz (Bender) Steckly. Also predeceased by his sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Steckly) Ellison and his brother-in-law Ron Steckly and Ron’s wife, Rose (Bender) Steckly. Clare was a long-time dedicated employee of Schnieder Maple Leaf Foods, winning The President’s Award in 2006 for Overall Leadership Excellence before his retirement in 2008.

Werner Oswald

August 25 1934 ≈ June 21 2021

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Werner was born August 25, 1934 in Kelpin, Poland. He and his family came to Canada in 1947. He later met and married his wife Louise (Karges) in Kitchener, where they raised 4 children. He worked as a Production Scheduler at J.M. Schneider Inc. until he retired in 1999. Werner is predeceased by his wife, Louise (2001), his grandson Nicholas (2005) and his parents Ferdinand and Dora. Beloved dad to Chris (Glenn), Sue (Robert), Steve and Tina. Much loved grandpa to Stephanie, Stacie, Andrew, Tyler, Mathew, Corey and Michael and great grandpa to Danika and Kailee. Werner is also survived by his siblings; Agnes, Dieter, Winfred, Doris and Adeline.

Nikola Rakic

January 17 1938 ≈ June 15 2021

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Passed away on June 15, 2021 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 83. Beloved husband of the late Zuzan Rakic (2015). Dear father to Zika and Mike (Cindy). Cherished Grandpa of Ben, Nicole and Adam.

Arthur Kuenzler

November 3 1929 ≈ June 9 2021

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Kuenzler, Arthur Peacefully after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Sunnyside Home, Kitchener at the age of 91 years. Beloved husband of the late Elisabeth (2016). Loving father of Reinhart and Erwin (Ernie) and his wife Ginny. Cherished Opa of Kimberley (Chris) Veevers, Armand, Bridget (Rolf) Gutknecht, Timothy (Stacey), Adam and great-grandfather of Hayden, Summer, Ex, Emma, Lillian, Oliver, Josie, Ellie and Bastian. Also survived by his sister Lilly Gallagher and brother Albert Kuenzler.

David Paul McQuay

August 23 1946 ≈ May 25 2021

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It is with the deepest sorrow we announce the passing of David Paul McQuay on the 25 th of May 2021. Born August 23 rd , 1946 to Morley and Vera (nee Miller) in Kitchener Ontario. David leaves in love, his beloved wife Mary Lynne (nee Wrathall) and children Brenda (Jarid) and David Jr. (Shannon), sister Barbara and much-loved nephews Brent and Tyler. In 1974 David left his job at Bauer Skate to pursue a career with J.M. Schneiders, a position in Order Fill he held until his retirement in 2003. In his off-time David could often be found camping and fishing, at the local rink watching his granddaughter (Ayrial) with the Lady Rangers or his grandson (Kaden) with the Panthers / Tigers. David’s generous and charismatic attitude have thankfully and successfully been passed down to and showcased everyday in his grandchildren Aaralyn and Easton as well.

Wayne Edward Adams

April 16 1954 ≈ May 25 2021

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Passed away on May 25, 2021 at Freeport Hospital at the age of 67 after a short illness. Beloved husband of Patricia Adams. Cherished father of Kirk (Ella) and Sandra (Krisz). Loving Grandpa of Geena, Marissa, Alex, Adam, Alyssa and Amythyst. Wayne will be missed by his siblings: Daryle Adams, John (Donna) Young, Carol (Dan) Hatt and Gennifer Adams. Predeceased by his parents: Albert and Lilia Adams and his step-mother Doris Young, his brother Everett and his sister-in-law Debbie. Wayne leaves behind his good friends Bob and Peggy Adams, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Julie Ann Kress

February 21 1986 ≈ May 19 2021

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Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in Kitchener, ON, at the age of 35 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Beloved wife to Dan Dobson for almost 6 years. Dear daughter of Gail and Bob Kress and sister of Rob Kress. Missed by furry son, Jack. Fondly remembered by her uncle Brent and special friends. Julie worked at the Home Hardware Warehouse in St. Jacobs. She enjoyed watching her Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays.

Carl Wilhelm

1960 ≈ May 5 2021

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Of Lion’s Head and formerly of Kitchener, suddenly at his Myles Bay residence on Wednesday May 5, 2021. Carl Grant Wilhelm at the age of 61 years. Devoted husband and best friend of Lori (nee Brown) for 37 years. Dear father of Brandon (Melissa), and Cameron (Emily). Brother of Brian (Sheila), Brenda Coulombe, and Heather Brook (Gerhart Huber); and brother-in-law of Bunny Brown, Linda Brown, Debralee (Curtis Fernets), Rob Brown (Hermine), Randy Brown (Tracey), Kelly Brown (Chantal), and Trish (Jay Thompson). Sadly missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as many friends. Predeceased by his parents, Lorne and Lillian; and Lori’s parents, Patrick and Cavell Brown. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place when circumstances allow. Lori, Brandon, Melissa, Cameron, and Emily wish to thank all their family, friends and neighbours for sharing their wonderful memories of Carl and being so supportive during this difficult time.

Susan Margaret Motyka

January 26 1957 ≈ April 25 2021

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Motyka, Susan Margaret (nee Stevens) Suddenly on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at the age of 64. Dear mother of Lesley Motyka and Riley Motyka (Matthew McCrystal). Cherished Nanny of Erica, Aidyn, Xander, Miller and MacKenzie and Great-Nanny to Zendaya, Zion and Zhayne. Loving daughter of Sidney and the late Gwendolyn. Predeceased by her son Erik (1995). Remembered by her brother Robert Stevens and Debbie Stevens. Predeceased by her sister Laura and her brother Paul. Susan will also be greatly missed by other relatives and many friends.

Paul (Tuffy) Tuffin

June 1 1956 ≈ October 1 2010

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The family of Paul Frederick Tuffin released him to the Lord on Friday, October 1, 2010. While our world will shine less brightly without him we will hold fast to many wonderful memories he has left us. We felt his love and are comforted that he is at peace. Paul leaves behind his wife, Christina and children Joshua, Autumn and Kelsey. Predeceased by his beloved father George Tuffin and survived by his mother Jean, his sister Wendy and her family. Employed by J.M. Schneider’s for 30 plus years, Paul loved his job in Research & Development. That joy of cooking extended to his home where he was happiest barbecuing for guests. Paul’s laughter and big heart were signs of his deep love for people and life.

Nancy Marie Steen

October 29 1949 ≈ March 7 2021

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The flame of my candle was blown out by God. Nancy passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at the age of 71. Beloved wife of the late Brian "Terry" Steen (2019). Loving mother of Michael Paul (Sonya), Monique Paul, Brian Steen and Tina-Marie Dryden (Paul). Cherished Nana of Koby, Brayden, Danielle, Tina-Marie and Tristan. Survived by her siblings Lynda Ann (Jim) Smith, Bryan Lorentz (Wendy Dupont), Kim (Madeleine) Lorentz. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by her fur-baby Widdle. Dear friend of Bill Wilson. Predeceased by her parents Jack and June Lorentz.

Ralph Brenneman

81 ≈ February 28 2021

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Formerly of Wellesley, passed away peacefully at his residence in Nithview Community, New Hamburg on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at the age of 81. Prior to moving to Nithview, Ralph was a very active member of Poole Mennonite Church serving as a song leader and on many church committees. Ralph was employed by J.M. Schneider Ltd. for over 35 years. Ralph loved music and he loved to make music as a singer and as a conductor. A self-taught musician, he was a dedicated former member of the Schneider Male Chorus for 36 years and was honoured by the choir in 2015 with the "Jim Rennie Award" for his passion and outstanding commitment and service to the choir.

Jose Manuel Amorim DaRocha

1936 ≈ June 1 2006

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Da Rocha, Jose Manuel; Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, June 1, 2006 at St. Mary�s General Hospital in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Aurea Da Rocha for 44 years. Loving father of Gloria Vieira and her husband Jose of Kitchener, Isaura Pereira and her husband Filipe of Toronto, Maria Sousa and her husband Jose of Kitchener and Paula Neves of Toronto. Grandfather of Tania, Vanessa and Joshua Vieira, Bryan Ferreira, Filipe and Noah Pereira, Cassandra, Tyler and Christopher Sousa, Breanne and Kira Neves. Survived by his brother Joao Rocha and his wife Maria and by his sister Alda Sousa and her husband Jose. Jose will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Donald Henry Hohner

March 14 1927 ≈ February 4 2021

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With sadness but respect for a life well lived, the family of Donald Hohner wish to announce his peaceful passing Feb. 4th, 2021 in Freeport Palliative Care at the age of 93. Donald Henry Hohner was born to Elmer and Hilda (nee Zinkan) Hohner on March 14, 1927 in Kitchener where he lived his entire life. He worked at Hohner’s Meat Market, the family business until 1968 and then went on to work at Schneider’s Meats until he retired. He is predeceased by his parents, wife and brother (Kenneth).

Lennard Larry Schmidt

August 7 1937 ≈ February 8 2021

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In his 84th year, Larry went home to be with the Lord on Monday February 8, 2021, Larry was the beloved husband of Joanne (Stevenson) Schmidt for 54 years. Dear father of Bryan Schmidt and Dwayne Schmidt both of Kitchener and Christine (Urb) Van Bendegem of Georgian Bluffs, Ontario. Remembered by his sister-in-law Patricia Glebe and her son David and his wife Jennifer and their two boys Keagan and Kohen of Golden British Columbia. Remembered by many cousins in Ontario and British Columbia remembered by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and nephews and nieces on Joanne’s side. Larry was predeceased by his mother Alvera (Schmidt) Glebe of Floradale and his brother Gerald Glebe.

Agnes Skanes

September 14 1947 ≈ February 2 2021

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passed away very peacefully at Freeport Hospital on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at the age of 73. Beloved wife of Wayne. Loving mother of Derek, Patricia and Robert (Jen). Proud Nana of Austin, Kaileigh, Connor, McKenna, Zoey and great grandmother of Brennen. Survived by her sisters Dorothy and Lorraine and brothers Earl Jr. and Gary.

Harold Yensen

May 28 1932 ≈ January 7 2021

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Born on May 28, 1932 died on January 7, 2021 at the age of 88 of a sudden heart attack. Harold is survived by his loving wife Jean (nee Goebel) of almost 65 years. Harold was the proud father to Steve (Lori) Yensen and grandfather to Ashley (Vinnie), Krystina (Jimmy) and Scott; Dave (Connie) Yensen, grandfather to Nicole (Grigas), Andrew (Elma); Karen (Gord) Shomphe, grandfather to Gillian (Phil) and Zach. He was a wonderful great-grandfather to Shaila, Kiara, Ajay, Ember, Chara, Selene and Sawyer. Harold was predeceased by his parents Daniel and Ethel, sisters Edna Brewster, Erna Doud, Dorothy Bender, Audrey Diemert and brothers Allan, Gerald (Jerry) and Lloyd. Harold is also fondly remembered by his many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Harold was a long-time employee of J.M. Schneiders and member of Faith Lutheran Church.

Donald Peter Brenneman

February 26 1936 ≈ January 30 2021

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Born on February 26, 1936 in South Easthope Township and died on January 30, 2021 in his home in Kitchener at the age of 84. Donald was the son of Alvin and Viola Brenneman. Happily married for 61 years to his beloved wife, Jeanette (nee Lackenbauer) Loving father and father-in-law to Michael and Sue Brenneman, Cindy Flannery and Deanna Brenneman. Donald will be forever loved by his grandkids, Holly Brenneman (Brendan), Lisa Selwood (William), Joshua Flannery (Nicole) and Aaron Flannery (Ashley), who will treasure his hand carved birds and animals and all the things they did together.

Ivan Janakovic

June 8 1951 ≈ January 31 2021

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Passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loved ones, on Sunday January 31st, 2021 Beloved husband of Katica Janakovic. Loving father of Matija (Krystal) and Maryanne Noble (Jeremy). Cherished Deda of Connor, Sofija, Matija, Katherine, Lillian, and Ivan. Survived by his mother Sofija, predeceased by his father Mato. Dear brother of Marica Ladesic (Franjo) and family. Predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Kata and Petar Flanjak. Lovingly remembered by his uncle and aunts, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins and many nieces and nephews.

Gale S ( Gary ) Anderson

January 30 1939 ≈ January 30 2021

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Passed away peacefully in his sleep on his 82nd birthday, Saturday, January 30, 2021. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Cuthbertson) of 64 years. Loving father of Dave, Steve (Kelly), Howie (Angela), Sheryl (Jean-Paul) Bernard, and Rob. Cherished grandpa of 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Gary worked at J.M. Schneider's until his retirement.

Lewis ( Lew ) Lubisha Bradich

April 20 1930 ≈ January 27 2021

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With a full moon to guide him, Lew passed away peacefully in his 91st year on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 . Lew’s passing was due to congestive heart failure and Parkinson’s Disease. Long time life and mixed doubles partner of Joan of 66 years, loving husband and proud Father, Father-in-Law, Brother-in-Law, Uncle, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Survived by his children Tim (Sheila), Dave (Arlene), Jan (Dan), Sue (Mike), and Cathy, Grandfather of Holly, Julie (Dragan), Mark (Zharen), Luke (Paige) John, David, Margaret, Michelle (Greg), Emily (Ethan), Great Grandfather of Ben, Leah, Luka and Aleks, and sister-in-law Barbara and nieces Elizabeth and Katherine

Jillian ( Jill ) Patricia Crichton

September 30 1953 ≈ January 24 2021

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Passed away on January 24, 2021 at the age of 67 after a hard fought battle against an old foe. Jill was born to Betty and Gordon Martindale in St. John’s, Newfoundland on September 30th, 1953. She completed her education in Kitchener, ON and had a long and successful career with J.M. Schneiders where she met her husband Rick. Jill lived life to the fullest and was loved for her “larger than life” personality and the easy way that she shared it with her friends and family. She is survived by Rick, her husband of 37 years, her sons, James (Anna) and Jason (Janine) and her much loved grandchildren, Brennan and Makeilah. Jill will be sadly missed by her siblings: John (deceased) (Marilyn), Judy Roane (Denise), Jay Martindale (Carol), Janet Dallaire (John) Jeanne Lorentz (Paul), Jeri-Lou Nowak (Mike), and by her many nieces, nephews, and close friends.

James David Emslie

November 8 1929 ≈ January 23 2021

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James was predeceased by his beloved wife Fern Emslie (née Steppler) of 68 years who passed away on December 24, 2019. Lovingly remembered by his children Steve Emslie and wife Danielle, Jim Emslie and wife Wonita, and Cindy Goodyear and husband Bernie. Predeceased by his son Michael Emslie. Grandpa to Alex Emslie, Nick Emslie, Ben Goodyear and wife Stephanie, Kenny Goodyear and his fiancé Helvi, James Emslie, Jr. and Reaghanne Emslie. Great grandpa to Charles and Henry Goodyear. Jim is predeceased by his father Charles Emslie and his mother Alice Jonas, stepfather Walter Jonas, brothers Malcolm Emslie and wife Audrey, Kenneth Emslie and John Emslie. Jim is survived by his sisters-in-law Emily Emslie and Pat Emslie, Betty-Anne Luft (née Steppler) and husband Dave and daughter-in-law Jackie. Predeceased by brother-in-law Jimmy Steppler and wife Heather and sister-in-law Joyce Nagel (née Steppler) and husband Ed. Jim served as a Paratrooper in the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), and was a proud member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #530 in Waterloo. Jim retired from J.M. Schneiders after 38 years of service.

Bradley Kaminska

August 3 1960 ≈ January 16 2021

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Passed away peacefully at home on January 16, 2021 with his wife Tammy by his side. Brad was embraced into eternal life by his parents, Ronald and Floris Kaminska (nee Freund). Brad spent his career as a longtime employee of J.M. Schneiders, later Maple Leaf. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Tammy, sister Jann and her husband Peter Sperling, Uncle Wayne and Aunt Valerie Freund, and Godmother Helen Frey, as well as many cousins and second cousins from the Kaminska and Freund families.

Helmut Emrich

December 22 2020

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Helmut passed away peacefully with family by his side, at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, in his 73rd year. He was born on April 21, 1948 in Linz, Austria. Beloved husband of Katy for 52 years. Loving father to Christopher Emrich and his wife Jennifer, David Emrich and his wife Andrea, Katharina Karst and her husband John, and Kimberly Emrich. Adored Oti to Cierra and Brock Emrich, Katelyn, Joshua and Thomas Emrich, Evan, Breanna and Aidan Karst, and Michael, Cameron and Evelyn Stuehler. Cherished brother to Dorothy Alderson and her husband Philip. Predeceased by his parents George and Maria Emrich and parents-in-law Michael and Katharina Kauntz. Helmut retired from J. M. Schneider after 39 years of service and was a longtime member of the Transylvania Club.

Helmut Krueger

October 23 2020

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Passed away peacefully, at home, on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the age of 89 years. Helmut is survived by his son Ronald and family members in Germany. He was predeceased by Ronald’s mother Emilie Krueger. In his early years, Helmut worked for C.P. Rail for 12 years and then worked at J.M. Schneider for over 30 years before retirement. Helmut will be remembered as a good, clean living person.

Jadranka Andric Vukancic

August 17 1966 ≈ November 23 2020

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Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at home on November 23, 2020 at Kitchener, ON at the age of 54. Beloved wife of Josip Andric-Vukancic. Loving mother of Janja (Marin), Dejan (Kornelia) and Karmela (Damir). Cherished grandmother of Anastazia, Juliana, Angelina, Daniel, Adriana and Tony. Loving daughter of Jelka. Dear sister of Anto, Drago, Marinko, Slavica, Andrija, Anica, Stanko, Silvester and Mario. Jadranka loved being at home cooking, cleaning and caring for her family. She treasured each moment with those she loved and will be dearly missed.

Douglas Leroy Poll

August 13 2020

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Greg Ayres

June 7 1950 ≈ October 16 2020

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It is with great sadness we announce that Greg passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the age of 70. Beloved husband of Darlene (nee Ruppel) for over 49 years. Loving father of Chad (Sarah) and Anjanette. Proud Papa of Emileigh, Rachel, Kyle and Nicole. Beloved son of Muriel and the late Bob Ayres. Dear brother of Reg and Steve (Darlene) and brother-in-law of Diane Reinhart (David), Deb Ayres, Donna Booth and Denise Durbin (Mark). "Uncle Big" will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.

Kenneth Enoch Witmer

March 8 1935 ≈ November 2 2020

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It is with sadness we announce our Dad passed peacefully at Grand River Hospital ICU at the age of 85. Ken will be remembered by Nancy Paetz. Children Paul Witmer, Allan Witmer (Debbie), Greg Witmer (Barb), and Tim Witmer (Mary). Predeceased by his beloved daughter Jackie Witmer-Hiemstra. Grandchildren Sean Norman, Matt Norman (Courtney), Sarah Witmer, Emma Witmer, Dylan Witmer, Kayla Witmer, Nathan Witmer (Marci), Jason Witmer (Karmen), Jennifer Morrison (Trevor), Ashley Graham-Schilroth (pre-deceased) and Rebecca MacDonald (Darren), Joel Witmer (Asha), Jeff Witmer and 14 Great Grandchildren. Ken is survived by siblings Ruth and Edward (pre-deceased) Schiedel, Eileen (pre-deceased) and Elmer Shantz and Dave and Rose Witmer. Ken worked 44 years for J.M. Schneiders and drove school bus for Shantz Coach Line.

Stjepan Broz

July 20 1933 ≈ October 9 2020

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Passed away peacefully on Friday, October 9, 2020 at The Village of Winston Park in Kitchener at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Ljuba (2017). Loving father of Katica Symington and the late Anica Broz (2013). Cherished grandpa of Philip, David and Martin. Survived by nieces and nephews in Ontario and Croatia. Predeceased by siblings, Slava, Franca and Ivan.

Freida Elsie Cochrane

February 25 1929 ≈ September 22 2020

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passed away peacefully at Owen Sound General Hospital on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the age of 91. Loving mother of Robert Cochrane (Lynda), Heather Cochrane, Kim St. Marie, Kirsty Duxbury, Karen Golka (Peter) and Kirk Cochrane. Proud Grandma of 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Lillian, Violet, Marie (Lloyd) and the late Seaford, Emma, Edna, and Ernie. Survived by her sister-in-law Claire.

Ericka Christine Strack

September 10 1940 ≈ August 6 2015

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William Allen (Al) Strack

December 18 1938 ≈ September 20 2020

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William Allen Strack (Al) passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the age of 81. Al is predeceased by his parents, wife Ericka, sister Betty and 2 children . He is survived by his 5 children, lovingly known by him as the 5 brats; Gina (Gregg), Denise, Dean (Sandy), Theresa, and Peter (Cindy) as well as his grandchildren; Eric, Adam (Ruth), Zachary, Emilee (Jordan), Jessica (Brendan), Tessa (Tom), Alex, Marley (Wade), and Lily (Cody). The mold was broken when Al (Papa) entered this world in Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 18, 1938. He worked a lifelong career at Schneider's and was an avid hunter, fisherman and overall sportsman. At the age of 55, he retired to the infamous "Shack" where he spawned countless woodworking gems (hope chests, canoe paddles, clocks, canes and the most renowned; The Fish Bonker).

Stan Maciaczyk

72 ≈ September 15 2020

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Peacefully, at Beechwood Manor, Waterloo on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the age of 72. Born in Germany to Polish parents Ludwik and Mary Maciaczyk, Stan was raised in Schumacher, Ontario. He worked many years at Schneiders in Kitchener. Stan enjoyed playing baseball, golfing, and attending the Kitchener Rangers games. Stan was predeceased by his wife Cathy in 2013 and is survived by his brothers Marty (Edith) of Kitchener, Peter (Hester) of P.E.I., and sister Sophie Parsons of London, Ontario.

Bruce Wittnebel

7 September 1933 ≈ September 10 2020

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Passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Listowel Memorial Hospital, in the arms of his beloved wife Lucille of 45 years. Survived by sons Ronald (Holly) Wittnebel of California, Jeff Wittnebel of Idaho, David (Bertha) Vanderburgh of Nova Scotia, daughter Lyn (Doug) Zettell of Elmira and daughter-in-law Donna Vanderburgh of Waterloo. Adored grandfather of Jarett, Scott, Catherine and Elizabeth Vanderburgh and Sara Thompson. Loving great-grandfather of two. Predeceased by his parents John and Edith (nee Martin) Wittnebel and his son Norman Vanderburgh. He will be dearly missed by his siblings Jack Wittnebel of Kitchener and Doreen McLachlan of Goderich, nephews and many other family members and friends. Bruce retired from Schneider's after 40 years of service as a Tow Motor Driver.

Errol Semple

22 May 1945 ≈ March 13 2020

Cremated and buried at Mount Herman Cemetary, Quebec City


Robert (Bob) Ellis Charters

12 February 1935 ≈ August 30 2020

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Peacefully, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener on Sunday, August 30, 2020, Dad went to be with the Lord. Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick on February 12, 1935, Bob lived in Priceville, New Brunswick as a child with his loving and caring grandparents, the late Hartley and Susan (Beek) Price. He was an employee of J.M. Schneider in Kitchener for 36 years and after retirement enjoyed many summers at the cottage at Davidson Lake, New Brunswick. Bob always enjoyed family get-togethers, playing his guitar and singing. His gentle manner and great smile will be missed by family and friends.

Ivan Grein

20 March 1930 ≈ August 7 2020

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van Grein, of Hanover, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 7, 2020 in his 91st year after a full and well-lived life. Born in Ayton, Ontario, on March 20, 1930 to the late George and Hilda (Fischer) Grein, Ivan grew up in Hanover. He owned and operated Grein’s meat market and Lucky Dollar grocery store in Mount Forest. In 1964, Ivan moved back to Hanover to work in sales for J.M. Schneider Ltd. for 29 years before retiring. Ivan was proud of his German heritage and especially loved German music. In his younger years, he enjoyed travelling with his family and friends, and later on made many great memories at Lake Rosalind. Ivan had a lot of good times with his many friends over the years. He enjoyed learning and had a sharp mind. Family was always his first priority and we were blessed with a quiet, kind, compassionate, thoughtful, and loving man. He was a true gentleman. He will be so very missed.

Nellie (Darnell) Foglton - Freeland

29 March 1935 ≈ July 29 2020

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Nellie (Darnell) Foglton-Freeland passed away suddenly but peacefully, with her son by her side, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Dear and beloved mother to Kevin Freeland (Valerie) and adored grandmother to Rachel and Nicole Freeland. Predeceased by parents Stephanie & Louis Foglton, brothers John (Ramona) and Bill (Mary) Foglton, sisters Margaret Kadey (Earl), Teresa Zerbes (Jim), and Annie Ferguson (Bob). Loving sister to Jack Foglton (Joan), Olga Pettit (Stan), and Rose Kelly (Earl). “Aunt Nellie” to multiple nieces and nephews. She was born premature and weighed less than 3 pounds at birth and to increase her odds of survival, her parents constructed an incubator made of warmed bricks wrapped in blankets. She survived due to a fighting spirit and incredible will which underpins the story of her life. Fiercely independent, she left home at a young age after the passing of her parents and ventured to Kitchener where she settled permanently and took on various positions to support her independent self. One of her first jobs was a roller-skating waitress at A&W at a time when food trays were served to cars and hung off of their partially rolled down windows. When her manager would ask why her tips were so much higher than the other waitresses, it was simply related to her personable and outgoing personality. As a single mother and with no immediate local family, she continued in various labour positions to provide for her son. She persisted working into her 60’s out of the pure desire to provide at all cost, and retired from J.M. Schneiders after 25+ years of service.

Marilyn Joan Petrie

81 ≈ July 31 2020

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Passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Black. Loving mother of Stephen (Mitzi) Petrie of Kingsville and Valerie (Heinz) Lindlau of Kitchener. Predeceased by her children, Lori Lynn, Vicki Koebel and Michael Petrie. Remembered by son-in-law Dan Koebel. Stepmother of Greg (Elizabeth) Black of Orton. Cherished grandmother of Chantelle, Nicki, David, Ashley and Sara. Step-grandma of Alysha, Lauren, Braeden, Jennifer and Jessie. GG of Makayla, Zach, Dylan, James, Beau and Savannha. Dear sister of June Hamilton of St. Thomas and the late Donna VanPatter. Will missed by many nieces and nephews. Marilyn retired from J.M. Schneider in 1999 after 25 years of service.

Steven John Eby

June 12 1963 ≈ July 27 2020

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of the Steven John Eby on July 27th at the age of 57 at Freeport Hospital. Steven passed peacefully with his loving family and his girlfriend Toni by his side. Steven fought a long and courageous battle with cancer to the very end and never gave up. Steve is survived by his parents Patricia and Ray Eby, his sister Jenny (Colin), his brother Carl (Carol), his nieces Danielle (Brian), Amanda (Jack) and his niece Trishia, his only nephew and godson Tyler (Christina) and three great nephews: Mason, Logan & Graham. He is also missed by his girlfriend Toni and her son Brendan. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Steve loved working on his vehicles and camping with his friends, but his true passion was helping others in which he touched so many lives.

R. Keith Rosenberger

82 ≈ July 22 2020

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Peacefully passed away at the Village of Winston Park on Wednesday July 22, 2020 at the age of 82 years. Keith worked for JM Schneiders as a Truck Driver for over 30 years and won many awards for his safe driving. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, pubs, outdoor gardening and taking care of all his cars and trucks. He also liked listening and dancing to country music. Loving father of five sons: Brad (Julie), Doug (predeceased), Jeff (Karen), Greg (Pat) and Darrin (predeceased). Cherished Grandpa/Papa of four special grandkids, Stephanie (Glen), Ashley (Jordan), Kristopher (Erica), Kara (Adam) and Old Grandpa/Papa of seven great-grandkids, Nicolas, Brayden, Jayden, Peyton, Greyson, Quinn and Christian. Also cherished by many more. Dear brother of Nancy Varley (predeceased) and Ruthann Ramseyer (Clare-predeceased). Predeceased by father Lorne Rosenberger and mother Myrtle Van der Schoot.

Richard Charles Weiler

86 ≈ July 23 2020

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Passed away peacefully on July 23, 2020 at the age of 86. Loving husband of Dorothy for 64 years. Will forever remain in the hearts of his children James (Lise), Thomas (Janice), Matthew (Karen) and Julia Martin (Kyle). Cherished grandfather to Erin Kipfer (Evan), Melissa (Nick), Laura and David. Great-grandfather to Emmett Kipfer. Survived by his brothers Maurice (Pat), Ken and Bill (Cathy). Prior to his retirement, Richard enjoyed a 38-year career with J.M. Schneiders. He also enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and time spent with family.

Robert ( Bob ) Cassidy

July 5 1924 ≈ June 19 2020

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Robert passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on June 19, 2020 at Innisfree House Hospice in Kitchener. Bob was the beloved husband of Mildred (nee Maier) and father of Elizabeth (Betty Loth) both predeceased. He will be lovingly remembered by granddaughters Judith McCarthy (Michael), Sharon Loth (Michael Goodyear) and great-granddaughter Nicole Montgomery (Paul Binns). In addition, he will be greatly missed by Frank Dingethal (Paula) who was like a son to him, his niece Linda and nephew Bob as well as several close personal friends. Bob is the brother of Bonnie Fondacaro, Paul and Gary Cassidy and Ken Kopf and brother in law to Erna and Margaret Cassidy. Additionally he is predeceased by his parents Frank and Anna Cassidy, sisters Betty Cassidy, Ardynne Ward, Rosemary Steffler and brothers Lloyd, Chuck, Bruce and Marshall Cassidy and one brother at birth. Robert was a long time employee of J.M. Schneider Foods where he worked for over 43 years.

Alexandra ( Alex ) Stockie

July 1 1925 ≈ June 16 2020

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Alexandra passed away, peacefully, at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in her 95th year. Predeceased by her husband Gerald (Gerry) Stockie in 2006. Alex is survived by her three children, Gary (Loretta) Stockie of Waterloo, Janet (Robert) Silver and Paul Stockie, all of Kitchener; and grandchildren, Keith, Karalee, Kristen, Ryan (Alicia), and Benjamin (Skylar) as well as nieces and nephews. Alexandra came to Canada from Ukraine as a teenager in the position of a dental hygienist. She met her future husband at Rockway Fish and Chips; they later married in 1950 and began their family. After raising their family, she was employed by J. M. Schneider for many years. Alex was an active member of St. Louis RC Church in Waterloo where she belonged to the CWL. She was a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Waterloo, Branch 530. Alex was the last original resident of Oriole Street in Waterloo. Alex and Gerry enjoyed many years at the family cottage in Woodland Beach.

Lorance Jaklin

October 8 1941 ≈ June 14 2020

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Born Lorance Barnie Charles Jacklin on October 8, 1941 in Parry Sound, Ontario, he passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Columbia Forest Long Term Care, Waterloo, Ontario. Dearly loved husband of Marion, and cherished father of Dana (Jon) Remy and Darrin (Lesley). Much loved Papa to Deanna and Joshua. He was the fifth child of the late Frank and Elizabeth Jacklin and brother of Loretta (Everett) Mullen, James (Wilma), Pauline Knechtel, Karen (Dan) Alves, and Gloria (David) Andrews.

Gilbert Joseph Peplinski

March 4 1938 ≈ April 29 2020

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Walter Stewart Becker

March 2 1951 ≈ March 9 2020

At his home in Bradenton Florida, No Obituary Details Available


Clarence Voisin

February 21 1930 ≈ June 1 2020

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It is with great sadness that the Voisin family announces the passing of Clarence Voisin on June 1, 2020 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 90. He passed peacefully with his children by his side. Clarence will be dearly missed by his wife, Marie (nee Hauck) of 65 years. He is the loving father of Diane (Rich) Fritz, Don (Jackie) Voisin, Bob (Cathy) Voisin and Brenda (Rick) Denomme. He is cherished grandfather of Nicole (Andrew) Hopp, Lisa (Jon) Shilling, Shawn (Alicia) Bontaine, Amanda (Kevin) Voisin, Erin Voisin, Chase (Karolina) Denomme, Taylor (Paige) Denomme, and Zach Denomme and 8 great grandchildren. Clarence is fondly remembered by his brothers Edward (Maryann) Voisin and Richard (Sheila) Voisin and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, George and Matilda Voisin; and his siblings, Wilfred Voisin, Gerard Voisin, Lorraine Simpson and Mildred Wilson. Clarence retired from J.M. Schneider after 35 dedicated years of service.

Paul Albert Diebel

October 4 1946 ≈ May 2 2020

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Passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at St. Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener. Paul was born 73 years ago on October 4, 1946 a on of the late Albert and Pearl (Miller) Diebel. Beloved husband and best friend of Pat (Cook) Diebel whom he married on March 10, 1972. Devoted and loving father and grandfather to Scott Diebel and wife Melissa Gray and their daughters Atlanta and Lily; Todd Diebel and wife Kristin and their children Harry and Isabelle and Pamela and her husband Jeff Balfour and their daughters Ellie and Beatrice. Paul will be deeply missed by his sister Elaine Bretz and brother in law Bob Cook and wife Joan and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Murray Bretz. Paul was a man of many things. But what he was most famous for was being an amazing papa. Papa loved his girls and his only boy more than life itself. Paul worked for JM Schneiders on Courtland in Kitchener for 42 years. He was a foreman and retired in the Research and Development Department. He took pride in being a part of the JMS team.

Earl Raymond Kavelman

October 1 1923 ≈ May 2 2020

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Kavelman, Earl Raymond (October 1, 1923 - May 2, 2020) Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital on May 2, 2020. Lovingly remembered by his sons Terry (Brenda), Larry (Donna), David, John ( Ellie) and Robert (Gail). Proud grandfather of Rebecca, Jason, Martha, Sarah, Andrew, Matthew, Laura and 17 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his war bride Doris (2007) and son Peter (April 2020). He was the last surviving member of his family. Earl was a proud longtime employee of J.M. Schneider's for 46 years.

Robert "' Bob " Sutherland

1932 ≈ April 29 2020

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Passed away peacefully at Trinity Village Care Centre, Wednesday April 29th, 2020. Beloved husband of Helen, for 69 years, dear father of Paul Sutherland and Bonnie (Dennis) Diebolt, loving Grampa of Scott (Robyn) Diebolt and Andrea (Steve) Boyce and Papa to 5 great-grandchildren, Kaelin, Fiona, Lily, Isla and Parker. Bob was predeceased by his parents, John and Stella Sutherland, his infant sister Irene and brother Donald. Bob started working at JM Schneiders at the age of 15 and was proud to have worked there for almost 45 years. He will always be remembered for his love of family, strong work ethic and sense of humour. Bob enjoyed travel, camping and the great outdoors. He was always happiest fishing and canoeing at The Cottage with family and friends.

Frank William Biro

1950 ≈ April 22 2020

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BIRO, Frank William Frank passed away peacefully at Freeport Campus, Grand River Hospital, on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in his 70thyear. Frank will be forever remembered by his six sisters - Elvira Gaylor (Jim), Judy Linton, Julie Reid (Tom), Betty Orr (Bob deceased), Rose Stevenson (Larry) and Carol Turkheim (Richard). Frank was a very proud uncle to many nieces and nephews and their children. Frank is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Ethel Biro.

Shirley Egerdeen

1945 ≈ April 22 2020

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Egerdeen, Shirley With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Shirley Egerdeen on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at the age of 74. With her feisty personality and her fight she was reunited with her mom. She will be missed by many family and friends. Shirley leaves behind a special friend she called her adopted daughter Tracy Rowley, sister Nancy DeCaen and brother Robert Egerdeen. Shirley was predeceased by her parents Gertrude and Charles Egerdeen as well as her brother-in-law John DeCaen. Shirley leaves behind nephews, cousins, aunts and extended family. Shirley had a special place in her heart for Erick DeCaen (Al) and Deborah Herzog.

Michail Karpow

93 ≈ April 6 2020

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Karpow, Michail: Passed away on April 6, 2020 at Lanark Heights LTC in Kitchener, at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Anastasia for 73 years. Loving dad to Peter, the late Mike (2015) and Michele (Tom) Stoikos. Cherished Deda to Stephanie, Alex, Sierra and Jenna. Loved by his nieces and nephews in Canada and Russia.

Judith Ann Farwell (Schmitt)

May 27 1947 ≈ February 19 2020

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Surrounded by the people who loved her, Judy started the next chapter of her story. “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey. You’ll never know dear how much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away”. Loving mother to Jeremy “Bubba”. Sister to Douglas (Edee) Schmitt. Aunt to Geoff (Jennifer) Schmitt, Jane (Geoff) Atkinson and Tim (Kamila) Schmitt. Great Aunt to Kate and Keira Atkinson and Damien and Trinity Schmitt. Predeceased by her parents Walter and Delores (Schnarr) Schmitt. Judy was a long time employee of J.M. Schneider’s where she retired after working there for 44 years. She was also an active volunteer at Sunnyside Home for many years. She thoroughly enjoyed bingo and pub night and her caring spirit shone through for many people. Her gentle nature will truly be missed.

John Jacob Christian

February 18 2020

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John Jacob Christian passed away at George Pearson Center in Vancouver, British Columbia on February 18, 2020. John was a graduate of the University of Waterloo and a former employee of J.M. Schneider Limited in Kitchener. John loved the outdoors and while cycling through Europe developed a taste for being a wine and cognac connoisseur. He was tactful and diplomatic at war gaming. John had been battling a severe form of Multiple Sclerosis for over 30 years yet maintained his sense of humour throughout. He was predeceased by his parents John and Katharina Christian (Kitchener). John is survived by his wife, Karen Gibson, who loved and devotedly cared for him, his brother Michael (Rosemary), niece Shannon and nephew Brandon (Kitchener). He will be sadly missed by all of his Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, his wife's family and his extended family. "Muggins" will be greatly missed by all of his friends. Many thanks to the MS Society and medical staff at George Pearson Center. Published b

William Clayton "Bill" Haid

93 ≈ February 6 2020

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Passed away peacefully at home on February 6, 2020 at the age of 93. Predeceased by his loving wife Joan (Zister) in 2016, his parents Joseph and Theresa (Logel) Haid, his siblings John, Charles, Anthony, Lawrence, Alfred, Theresa, Emmilene, Mary, Agnes, Rosella and Margaret. Loving father of Dennis, Paul (Marilyn), Angela (Jim) Sinclair, Lisa (Jim Shantz predeceased 2013) and Alan (Claudine). Cherished grandfather of Sarah (Alex) Krynicki, Benjamin, Joshua (Sarah), Victoria (Brian) Malecki, Jacob (Emily), Krista Sinclair, Amy (Mike) Woroch and Brenda (Justin). Devoted great-grandfather to several great-grandchildren. Survived by his siblings Jerome, Stanley, Kathleen, Rita and sister-in-law Rosemary Kopf. He was a long time employee of J.M Schneiders. He enjoyed socializing and assisting neighbours with lawn mowing and snow blowing.

Dianne Schuiling

1945 ≈ January 31 2020

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After a courageous battle with cancer, Dianne passed away peacefully on January 31, 2020 at the Lisaard House at the age of 74. Cherished wife of Edward for 53 years. Devoted mother to Mark and Stacey. Loving grandmother to Kathryn, William, Bryden and Wyatt. Survived by her siblings Alex Watson and Bonnie Ersman. Will forever remain in the hearts of her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

James Lack

January 15 1930 ≈ January 12 2020

Died in Nanaimo BC.
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Larry Angst

March 1 1942 ≈ January 20 2020

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Larry Angst, of Hanover, passed away surrounded by his family at home on Monday, January 20, 2020. He was 77. Born in Kitchener, Ontario on March 1, 1942 to the late Emerit and Eileen (nee Reidt) Angst. Larry was a Research Developer with Schneider’s Meat for many years. Larry often loved the solace of the calm lakes that he loved to fish in. The only sound heard was often just a reel bringing in the catch of the day. Survived by devoted wife Gail (nee Charles) Angst and son Bradley Angst both of Hanover. Fondly remembered by his brothers Ronald (Donna) Angst of Kitchener, Jeffrey Angst (Samantha) of Waterloo and brother in law Geofrey (Carol) Charles of Listowel. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents, sister Janice Dolphin and brother in law David Charles.

Murray Gordon

1932 ≈ January 10 2020

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Murray, Gordon Passed away peacefully, on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Freeport Health Centre at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Lorraine (nee Wood) for 66 years. Dear father of Heather Reidl (Erwin), Patricia Gillies, Christine Bryant (Phil), Alan Murray (Vickie), Donna Murray (Neville Clayton). Dear grandpa to Melanie (Jon), Kelsey (Dave), Tyler (Sarah), Lauren (Scott), Drew (Maren), Kale (Rachel), Samantha (Keenan), Jamie (Robbie) and A.J. Great-grandpa to Honor, Verity and Amelia. Dear brother to Ronald (Sharon).

Joseph "Midnight Fisherman" Freiburger

April 16 1935 ≈ December 23 2019

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Harold Near

December 25 2019

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Near, Harold: Passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at Freeport Hospital at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Marilyn for 31 years. Loving Dad to Kerry Near (Pauline Mumby) and Tammy Olinski (Gary). Cherished Papa to Zach Olinski and Blake and Hailey Near. Dear brother of Wilfred Near and Sherry Marston (David). Harold was a retired employee of 32 years at J. M. Schneider.

Henry Edward Holdenmeyer

December 25 2019

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Holdenmeyer, Henry: Passed away peacefully at home on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of 68 years to Ruby (nee Wildfang). Loving dad of Diane (Carl) Lammert and Linda (Rick) Sernoski. Cherished grandpa to Josh, Laura, Brad (Samantha), and Nick. Great grandpa to Cameron, Kayla, Elizabeth and Wyatt. Brother of Clara Schaefer and Josephine Schagena and brother-in-law to Shirley Giilck. Predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Julia, and his siblings, Bert, Helen, Stella, Stanley, sister-in-law, Marion (Harold Becker) and brother-in-law, Ross. He was a dedicated employee of 35 years at J.M. Schneider.

James "Jim" Black

1945 ≈ December 9 2019

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Donald Paterson

December 13 2019

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PATERSON, Donald Passed away peacefully on Friday, December 13, 2019 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Cecilia for 58 years. Cherished dad of Lynn (Gerard) Reinhart and Deb ""Bubs"" (Steve) Seeley. Dear grandpa to Jason (Melissa), Keith (Sabrina) and Matthew Reinhart and Ben and Laura Seeley. He will be lovingly remembered by his lifelong special friend Fred Bruder as well as many other dear friends. Don was always there for his family. He was interested in every little detail of their lives and was a proud supporter at graduations and all other memorable moments. Lynn and Debbie feel very blessed and proud to have had such a kind, thoughtful and caring man for their dad. Don loved his sports! Playing, coaching, volunteering and being his grandchildren's biggest fan. Don was a proud employee of JM Schneiders working as a master butcher and company representative. Don enjoyed his last 10 years working as an usher at the auditorium and especially enjoyed when the Kitchener Rangers were playing. He was really more than an usher though, he was a friend to all and greeted them with a handshake and warm conversation. Don enjoyed walking along the beach and watching many sunsets at the cottage with his wife, family and friends.

David Alan Brown

Sept 28 1953 ≈ December 15 2019

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Dave Brown’s life was filled with shenanigans, laughter, practical jokes, and a fierce love for his family and friends. Dave was born in Port Dover on September 28, 1953. He passed peacefully on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Sunnyside in Kitchener in his 67th year. Dave was predeceased by his parents Jack and Marion Brown. He was a loving husband to his wife Barbara (nee Elliott), and the best father and friend to his daughters Joanne (Mark) and Julie (Paul). He leaves behind his grandchildren Kassie, Mya, Jack, Aiden and Evelyn. Dave will be greatly missed by his brother Ralph (Brenda) and his sister Nancy (Randy) and nieces and nephews Jamie (Becky), Jaclyn (Andre and daughter Savannah), Brian (Rebecca and children Sam and Charlotte), and Darren. He will also be missed by a large extended family and many friends who were like family to him. Dave explored a few career paths as a young man before finding his fit with J.M. Schneiders in 1973. Dave tested the waters as a deck hand with the Merchant Marines aboard the Imperial Sarnia Tanker for a season. He also tried his hand as an Electrical Apprentice, but that wasn’t for him either. Dave’s career with Schneiders began loading and shunting trailers and with the incredible support and mentorship of some great people, he proudly retired as the National Transportation Director for Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Inc. in 2009.

Shirley Barron

Sept 16 1939 ≈ November 6 2019

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Barron, Shirley It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Shirley Barron at the Grand River Hospital on Wednesday November 6, 2019. Beloved wife to Ken Barron, sadly missed by her brothers Gerald Troy (Shirley) and Leo Troy (Mary). Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Madeline Troy also predeceased by her brother Bryce Troy. Shirley was a long time employee of J.M. Schneider’s in Kitchener for over 25 years. This is where she met the love of her life Ken; who also worked for many years at J. M. Schneider’s until their retirement.

Dolores Schneider

November 9 2019

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Schneider, Dolores: It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Dolores on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Harold Rochejocquelein (1944) and the late Rudy Schneider (2001). Loving mother of Karen (Don) Reist of Bloomingdale, Brenda Schneider (Bill Dickin) of Kitchener and the late Glenn (Elaine) Schneider of Milton. Mother-in-law of Art Martin of Elmira. Cherished grandmother of Vickie (Al) Murray, Donna Reist (Marie Agnes Pilon), Melanie Martin-Griem (Matt Griem), Bryan Martin, Cheryl (Jon) Weichel, Laura Anne Schneider (Jamil Spencer), Andrew Schneider and Emily Schneider. Treasured great-grandmother of Samantha Murray, Jamie Murray, Alex Griem, Elsa Griem, Owen Weichel and Kaydence Weichel.

Allen Edward Peck

November 27 2019

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PECK, Allen Edward "TED" Passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Lisaard House, Cambridge. Ted was born 90 years ago in Mactier, Ontario, a son of the late Arthur and Florence (Needle) Peck. Loving husband and best friend of Beverley Joan Peck (Shaw). Cherished father of Timothy Allen Peck (Kathy) and Trevor Scott Peck (Cheryl). Dear grandfather of Jessica, Sarah, Abigail, Zachary, Gregory, Bradley and Travis. Ted is remembered by his sister-in-law Doreen Peck and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his daughter Trudy Lynne Peck, brothers Kenneth Peck, Dalton (Dorothy) Peck and sisters-in-law Marion (Ernest) Ormshaw and Betty Lou Darling. Ted was a member of Zion United Church, New Hamburg as well as a member of the Masonic Lodge. Ted was a hardworking and dedicated man, who graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelors of Arts in Geography at the age of 70, after retiring from J.M. Schneiders and Erb Transport.

Darcy Ernest Bedford

August 24 1972 ≈ November 9 2019

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BEDFORD, Darcy Ernest- Passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at the age of 47. Beloved husband of Pamela Susan Bedford (nee DeRuiter), together for over 30 years. Loved father of Sarah and Trenton Bedford. Cherished son of Allan Bedford and the late Ivy Bedford and son-in-law of John and Susan DeRuiter. Dear brother of Pamela (Jody) Bedford and brother-in-law of Pauline (Cory) Charlton, Paul (Eden) DeRuiter, Rob (Laura) DeRuiter, Kate (Nathan) Wade and Matthew (Candice) DeRuiter. Also sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Darcy was a dedicated Controller of the North American Stamping Group, a long-time former coach and treasurer of the Woodstock Minor Hockey Association as well as a member of the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce.

Bruce McGlynn

1935 ≈ October 25 2019

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Bruce passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre, on Friday, October 25, 2019. Beloved husband of Juanita (nee Hesch) for over 50 years. Much loved father to daughter Tracey Kwan (the late Robert Kwan), Melissa (Derek) Northmore and Dana McGlynn. Cherished grandfather to Brandon Kwan, Meghan and Jenna Northmore. Bruce will also be remembered by his brothers and sisters, David (Joan) McGlynn, Doris (Frank) Sachs and Ruth (Bob) Gooding, his in-laws Theodore (Yvonne) Hesch, Philip (Kathy) Hesch, Yvonne Boniface (the late Ralph Boniface), Alecia (Al) Nicholls, Valerie (Pat) Reeves, Holly (Wayne) Hesch, Connie Hesch (the late Abbott Hesch) as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Eva McGlynn of Teeswater ON, brothers Lloyd, James (Mary), Ernest (Mary), Art (Fran), and Daniel McGlynn. Bruce was a retired employee (41 years) of J.M. Schneider Co. He was an avid gardener and a member of a woodcarving club for many years.

Francis ( Frank ) Freiburger

67 years ≈ October 25 2019

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Passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 at his home at the age of 67. Beloved husband of Wendy (nee Mills) for 42 years. Loving father of Diana (Willie) Ritzmann. Cherished grandpa of Andrew (Lauren) Ritzmann and Kyle (Alexis) Ritzmann and great-grandfather of Logan and Bennett. Dear brother of Joseph (Krystina), Cecilia Racine, Paul (the late Arlene) and Jerome "Jerry" (Karen). Treasured uncle of Roxy Mills. Will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Carl and Alfreda, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joan and Norman Mills, sisters-in-law, Arlene Mills and Arlene Freiburger Frank was the owner of Freiburger Landscaping and longtime member of Landscape Ontario. He was a die hard Kitchener Rangers fan.

James Eckert

July 7 1938 ≈ October 14 2019

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Eckert, James "Jim" Passed away at home on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the age of 81. Survived by his wife Donna, 4 children Kelly (Greg), Kerry (Ann Marie), Kristy and Kevin, 4 step-sons Brian (Seema), Jeff, Dave, Mike (Wendy), 3 grandchildren Morgan, Lauren and Jessica, 2 sisters Jean (Jack) and Eileen, 2 brothers Bob (Millie) and Ed (Marita) as well as by many nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by Carol Harris.

Edward Frank Rees

March 30 1958 ≈ August 26 2019

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Rees, Frank Passed away comfortably, surrounded by family, on Monday, August 26, 2019 at the age of 61. Beloved husband of Joanna. Loving father of Matthew and Rebecca. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Winifred Rees. Dear brother of Harrison (Patricia), Stephanie, Leslie, Grant (Sylvia), Colin (Cheryl), Edith and the late Boyd and Darrell. Son-in-law of Ryszard and Anna Migon. Dear brother-in-law of Greg (Zofia) and Jagoda (Pavel). Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, family, co-workers and friends.

Mathew Joseph Theis

December 6 1923 ≈ August 17 2019

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Wilbert Francis Anthony

June 17 1930 ≈ August 22 2019

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Anthony, Wilbert Francis Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's hospital on August, 22, 2019. Loving Husband of Leniss (Lee) for 68 years. Devoted Father of Rick (Tammy) & Donna. Cherished Grandfather of Jenna Anthony, Brent Anthony, Emma Anthony, Marshall Anthony, Jacklyn Heimpel, Stephanie Heimpel and the late Jacob Heimpel. Great-Grandfather to 7 Great-grandchildren. Brother of Karen (John) Schmidt. Predeceased by parents Joseph and Margaret, sister Eileen, brothers Lorne and Ollie (Dorothy). Remembered by in-laws Mel, Eleanor, Ross, Diane and many nieces and nephews. Wib worked at J.M. Schneiders for 43 years, he started in the shipping department and finished as a truck driver. Wib was very active throughout his life. From coaching his son's hockey team to playing all different types of sports. His favourite spot was at his cottage on Gould Lake where many happy memories where made.

David Edward Blundon

1940 ≈ August 18 2019

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Blundon, David Edward "Nutsy": Passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, August 18th, 2019 at Barnswallow Place at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Chris for 50 years. Loving father of Leah (Brian Wettlaufer) and Luke (Lisa). Cherished grandpa of Madison, Kaitlyn and Ainsley. Special father figure to Stephen and his daughters, Hannah and Myah, of Brantford. David is now reunited with his brother and best friend, John. Survived by 6 brothers and sisters. Dave was a retired employee of J.M. Schneider, where he spent 38 years wreaking havoc and pretending to work. David, also known as Nutsy among family and close friends, was an outdoorsman at heart. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. If something was broken, David could fix it. He believed duct tape and WD40 could fix anything! David was a jokester, loving to play pranks. His greatest loves were his family, granddaughters, and his granddogs.

Ruth Glebe

5 February 1927 ≈ August 14 2019

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David Aikin

August 3 2019

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Hugh McCormick

June 10 2019

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Richard Zehr

Age 72 ≈ May 31 2019

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James Devitt

23 December 1936 ≈ May 28 2019

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Devitt, James "Jim" Murray (December 23, 1936 - May 28, 2019) It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Jim, surrounded by family, at St. Mary's Hospital as a result of heart complications. Loving husband of Ellen (nee MacDonald) for over 63 years. Cherished father of Steve (Cathy), Penny, Brenda and Colleen. Proud Pappa of Bradley, Brandon, Melanie, Paige, MaryBeth, Adam, JayLynn, Wylder, Owen, Luke, Carrington, Makayla, Athena-May and Logan. Dear brother of Sandra and the late Doris, Ronald and Gord. Loving brother-in-law of Jan (Sharon), Gary (Agnes) and Helen. Jim was a long time resident of Roseville and even adopted the name Mayor in his mind. He worked for over 35 years as a dedicated employee of JM Schneider's and following that enjoyed 25 years of retirement. He was born in Kitchener to Carl and Loretta Devitt.

Adolph Sonnenburg

14 March 1935 ≈ May 2 2019

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Oscar Knoph

1936 ≈ April 5 2019

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Joseph Schanzenbacher

May 8 1923 ≈ April 8 2019

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Schanzenbacher, Joseph John (May 8, 1923 - April 8, 2019) Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital following a brief illness, one month short of his 96th birthday. Beloved husband of the late Doreen (nee Gofton). Joe was a dedicated, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He leaves behind his children David (Susan), Mary Ellen (Dietmar Sommerfeld), Tom (Kelly Brown) and Brad (Debbie), grandchildren Michael (Heather Hughes), Julie (Mark Gronsfelt), Krista (Will Hunter), Angela (Adam King), Mark Sommerfeld, Matthew, Kaitie (Jahdiel Larraguibel), Wesley (Catharine Gregory), Terra (Andre Botha) and Danny (Constance), and great-grandchildren Chase, Gavin, and Riley Hunter, Henry and Emily King, Ryan Julia Schanzenbacher, and Nolan Schanzenbacher. Predeceased by his sister Margaret Schulz. Fondly remembered by his nephew, nieces, cousins and friends. Joe proudly worked at Schneider Foods for 45 years, ending his sales career as Account Executive, servicing Zehrs Markets. After retiring, he went on to work 9 years with Olsen Realty. He will be remembered fondly for his great smile and willingness to speak about investments with anyone who would listen

Dean Evans

1948 ≈ March 29 2019

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It is with broken hearts that we announce Dean’s passing, on Friday, March 29th, 2019, at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, surrounded by his loving family. He was 71 years of age. Beloved husband of Carol, for forty-three years. Adored father of Kristy (d. December 1997); Lindsay Koka (Michael); and Blake (Melissa Bechtloff). Doting papa of Evie and Millie Koka. Cherished brother of Art Evans (Gayle), of Guelph. Also survived by his sister Charlene, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Missed, as well, by his furry friend, Benji. Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Lottie Evans. Dean was employed at Schneider Foods, in sales administration for thirty-eight years until his retirement in 2007. In his retirement, Dean enjoyed spending time outdoors, walking the trails, gardening, feeding the birds, golfing and above all else, spending time with his family.

Keith Kelly

February 17 1934 ≈ March 26 2019

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Kenneth G Murray

October 17 1926 ≈ March 2 2019

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Peter Grierson

1944 ≈ February 5 2019

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James ( Jim ) Kittel

1945 ≈ February 16 2019

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It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of James (Jim) Kittel at Wingham & District Hospital on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the age of 73. Beloved husband of Irene Kittel. Cherished father of Corinna (Jody) McConnell, Marie (Sean Routledge) Kittel-Routledge, Ron (Linda) Markle, William (Teresa) Markle, Kelly Markle, Shelley (Mike) Duchaine and Sandy Pace. Special grandpa of 15 grandchildren. Dear brother of Teresa Arrigo. James will be lovingly remembered by all. Predeceased by his parents Jerome Kittel & Marie Weber, son Scott Markle and brother-in-law Salvatore Arrigo.

Joseph Malleck

July 10 1961 ≈ February 11 2019

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Suddenly on Monday, February 11, 2019, at the Portage and District General Hospital, Joseph Malleck passed away at the age of 57 years. Joe was born in in Kitchener, Ontario where he grew up and attended school. At the age of 18 he began as a metal sheet apprentice with Marvel-Air Ltd. He received his electricians ticket while working at Kaufman Footwear. He worked for several electrical companies including Becker's Lay-Tech Inc., J.M. Schneider Inc and Kitchener Frame Ltd. From 2009 until 2019 he was employed by McCains Foods Ltd. in Portage la Prairie, MB. He loved working with electronic robots in the large processing plants. He was an accomplished electrician, carpenter, and mechanic. He could build or repair anything and would help anyone. Joe played hockey for many teams in Kitchener, Ont. including two years professionally

Kenneth Sangster

August 2 1934 ≈ January 19 2019

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Beloved father of David of Kitchener and Michelle of Vancouver. Proud grandfather of Morgan of Kitchener and Molly of Vaughan. Pre-deceased by his parents James and Adelia Sangster, his brothers Morris, William, Gordon and James, and sisters Ruth, Joyce, Grace and Evelyn. Born in Stratford Ontario, Ken relocated to Kitchener where he was a proud employee working at J.M. Schneider’s for 35 years. He made several close bonds with his colleagues and made lasting friendships. He was known as a soft spoken, kind and gentle soul. Ken always saw the best in people and engaged fully in life. His jovial nature, generosity, patience and sense of humour were just a few of the wonderful qualities for which he will be remembered.

Gilles Tremblay

May 21 1941 ≈ January 17 2019

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Tremblay, Gilles: Passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Innisfree House at the age of 77. Best friend and companion of Beverly Winter. Loving father of Jill Marie Kraft (David) and Jeff Tremblay (Paula). Cherished grandfather of Katherine Kraft, Jani Kraft, Joseph Kraft and Lucas Tetreault (Erica). Dear brother of Peter Tremblay, Robert Tremblay and Claudette Tremblay. Predeceased by his partner Mary Corrigan (1990) his brother John, parents Raoul and Yvonne (nee Lacharité) and grand daughter Candase. Gill retired from J.M. Schneiders as a truck driver after 35 years of service.

Sandra Yvonne Demers

April 12 1942 ≈ December 13 2018

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Michael Petzke

February 2 1949 ≈ January 2 2019

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Petzke, Michael Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Brenda. Loving father of Scott (Sherry), Kary (Pete Stefanac), Belinda (Perry Buchenauer), Krista, and the late Casey. Survived by daughter-in-law Jen. Proud "Pa" of Hayden, Drew, Sydney, Ema, Cole, Amanda, Liam, Kennadi, Montanna, Meaghan and Bubba. Dear brother of Dick, Jim (Susan) and Bradley (Lynn).

Howard Knipfel

May 9 1919 ≈ December 11 2018

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Knipfel, Howard (May 9, 1919 - December 11, 2018) Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Pinehaven Nursing Home at the age of 99. Howard is survived by his daughters Karen Stemphlet and Beth Baker (Rob), grandchildren Gabrielle, Cameron and Olivia, and sisters-in-law Dorothy and Erika Knipfel. Howard was predeceased by his parents Fred and Elizabeth Knipfel, wife Marguerite, and brothers John, Alfred, Walter, Fred and fraternal twin brother Harold. Howard was born and raised in Petersburg and with brothers Walter and Alfred provided music for many dances during the 1940's and 50's. For 11 years he was church organist at Petersburg Evangelical Church and conducted the male choir. He was also the church organist at Holy Cross Lutheran Church for 15 years and conducted their children's choir. Howard always had a love for music. He was also an employee at J.M Schneiders for 41 years.

Monty Ward

May 1 1951 ≈ December 1 2018

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Ward, Monty Passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 67. Beloved husband of Iris. Loving father of Ryan and Jordan. Cherished grandfather of Xavier and Ozzy. Dear brother of Jo Anne Watamanuk (Ken), Jefferey, Deborah Weavers (Arnold) and Dennise Barth (Ron). Survived by many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by his parents James and Elinore. Monty developed his career at Schneiders, later turned entrepreneur founding Elmira Poultry as well as JRM and Creative Landscape Depot.

George Huehn

February 16 1933 ≈ December 1 2018

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Huehn, Burton George Passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Grand River Hospital Freeport Campus in his 86th year. Burton was born in New Hamburg, February 16, 1933. Son of the late Annie (Eichler) and Wesley Huehn. Employed with J.M. Schneider for 38 years. Loving husband of Ruth (Martin) Huehn for 61 years. Dear father of Jennifer Keeley. Grandpa to Dylan and Stephanie (Matthew). Also survived by a sister Joan, sister-in-law Nancy, brothers-in-law Bill (Marilyn) and Donald. Predeceased by 2 sons, Brent and Scott, brother Ross, sisters Gloria, Marjorie and Helen and brothers-in-law Bill and Ernest.

Lee Bender

February 26 1928 ≈ September 10 2018

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Bender, Leander "Lea" Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital on Monday, September 10, 2018 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Agnes for 60 years. Loving father of Donna Mitchell (Stuart), Anne Jackowetz (John), Paul Schnarr (Donna), Pauline Tschirhart (Ed) and Dave Schnarr (Terri). Proud grandpa of Kayla, Nick (Christina), Lindsay, Matt, Stacey, Meghan (Mish), Kelsie, Craig (Madé), Aimee, Kerri, Ryan (Erin) and great-grandfather of Henry, Vale, Carter, Katie, Ben and Jack. Survived by his sister Laurine MacDermott. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and their families. Lea was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, baseball, golf, horseshoes and bowling. The highlight of his sporting career was winning the Canadian Doubles Horseshoe tournament in Ottawa with his partner Stan Leis. Lea was at his best with 73% ringers for the tournament. He threw 14 ringers in his last 16 attempts to clinch the win. The icing on the cake with this win was defeating his rival Elmer Hohl who was the Canadian Champion. St. Clements Parish was a key part of Lea's life. He was very active in many different aspects of the church, including Eucharistic Minister, usher, lecturer, rang the bells, visited the shut-ins and lead Corpus Christi processions. Lea was a dedicated employee for 34 years at J.M. Schneiders.

Walter Sidler

May 24 1936 ≈ August 22 2018

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Sidler, Walter Passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Amanda Hernandez and the late Estelle (nee Hamlin) Sidler (2007). Dear brother of Yolanda Baur of Switzerland. Walter will be missed and remembered by Yolanda, Jeffrey, Bryan and Emily and his dear friends Clare and his wife Evelyn Boudreau and their children Dea, Wendy and Katherine and Helga Ronnenberg and Adolf Gombcz. Walter retired from J.M Schneider in 1999 after 36 years service. He had a passion for gardening, polishing, travel and boating.

Larry Kissack

August 10 2018

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Passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 78. Born in Hanover and resided in Kitchener. Beloved husband of Blanche Gaudet. (Blondie) Larry is survived by daughters Colleen, Kathleen and Christine and their familes. He will be missed by his step son Paul Gaudet and his wife Lynn, and Paul's son Garrett and many friends. Larry was a proud employee of J M Schneiders for 34 years, working in the maintenance department. He was also an active member of the RCL Polish Veterans Legion Branch 412 (Polish) where he will be fondly remembered for his outgoing personality.

Gerald Chuck Wilken

July 24 2018

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Chuck passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington in Guelph on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the age of 82 years. Beloved husband of Helen Bruder. Loving father of Lisa Wilken (Ron Klicka) and grandfather of Katrina. Chuck is survived by his sisters Lois (Gerald) Slimmon and Jane (Wayne) Arbic-Moore, brother Ted (Velda), nephews Brian, Terry, and Tim, and niece Stacey. He will be sadly missed by his Maziarz step-children Chris, Mike (Mylene), and Beverley (Harold), step-grandchildren Jessie, Joe, Anna, Beatrice, Harry, Georgia, Johnny, and Evelyn, and special family friend Carol. Chuck will be deeply missed by Helen’s daughters’ families, Susan (Tom), Debi (Rick), Lori (Al), and Diane (Dave), ten grandchildren, and the Reilly family. Predeceased by Elaine Maziarz, his parents Herb and Lillian (Moore) Wilken, and brother-in-law Wayne Arbic. Chuck was a proud employee of JM Schneiders for 38 years,

Gus Lesperance

August 3 2018

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Lesperance, Augustine (Gus): Passed away peacefully on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Sunnyside Home at the age of 82. Beloved husband to Dorothy (nee:Schmidt) for 61 years. Loving father to Louise (Luc), Dennis (Cathy), Susan (Elwood), Stephen (Mary), Rose Marie (Paul) and Ronald (Melanie). He will be missed by 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Gus was 1 of 10 children and is survived by 2 sisters and 1 brother. He was a longtime employee at Schneiders.

Henry Raab

July 29 2018

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Raab, Henry: August 21, 1937 - July 29, 2018 Henry passed away peacefully at Innisfree House, Kitchener on Sunday, July 29, 2018. He was in his 81st year. He leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Wendy (nee Demerling). Loving father of Mike (Victoria), and Katherine. Cherished Papa to Braeden, and Stella. Henry was born in Hungary and immigrated to Canada in 1957 where he made Kitchener his new home.

Tony Cybulskie

July 24 2018

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John Martindale

June 7 2018

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Martindale, John Gordon The family announces with deep sorrow the sudden passing of John Gordon Martindale on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 68. Beloved son of the late Gordon and Betty Martindale. He will be forever missed by his loving and devoted wife Marilyn, and his children Tammy Malcolmson, Michael Brown (Dawn), Lisa Brown (Ron), Shelley Martindale, Todd Martindale (Karolina), Tiffany Martindale (Michael O'Driscoll). Dear Papa to Amber, Faith, Nolan, Fiona, Alison, Tatianna and Lily. Dear brother of Judy Roane (Denise), Jill Crichton (Rick), Jay Martindale (Carol), Janet Dallaire (John), Jeanne Lorentz (Paul) and Jeri-Lou Nowak (Michael).

Norman Jarvis

June 4 2018

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Klaus Stendel

May 29 2018

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STENDEL, KLAUS It is with extreme sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Klaus (Teddy) Franz Stendel on Tuesday, May 29th at the age of 81. He spent his last days in one of his favourite places Matheson, Ontario, where he and his wife Christle spent 34 glorious years at their cottage. He is survived by his wife, Christl Stendel (Sessel), his sons Tom Stendel and Troy Stendel (Tammy), his 4 grandchildren Ashlyn Groff Stendel, Dustin Stendel (Kayla), Lexi Stendel, Lana Stendel and 3 great grandchildren, Madison, Owen & Reid Stendel. He is also survived by his younger sister Monika Koenig (Uli). He was predeceased by his parents Charlotte and Franz Stendel. Teddy was born in Berlin, Germany and Immigrated to Canada at the age of 20. He played soccer for the Concordia Club, belonged to the hunting club and retired from Schneiders in 1997.

Eugene Boshart

May 27 2018

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Obituary for Eugene "Gene" Boshart BOSHART, Eugene W. “Gene”-Born August 31, 1929-May 27, 2018. Peacefully at Sakura House in Woodstock. Survived by his sons Bradley (Brenda), Larry (Liz), daughter Lori Mitchell (Larry) as well as 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his daughter Fay Mohr, grand-daughter Brandy Boshart, parents Emanuel Boshart and Marie (nee Siegner), brother Peter Boshart and sister Grace Borne. Gene’s life was spent working at Blackstone and Schneider Foods. He enjoyed his retirement years at Lake Tomiko in North Bay,

Pfeiler Gerhard Johan

November 28 2017

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George Rieck

May 6 2018

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Kenneth Rabethge

April 9 2018

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Rabethge, Kenneth Eric: The Gates of Heaven opened wide and Gloria welcomed Ken inside, died peacefully of a broken heart in his 94th year on Monday, April 9, 2018. Devoted and loving husband of the late Gloria (Schmidt) Rabethge (2017) and the late Vera (Hunter) Rabethge (1977). Beloved father of Terralene (Ron) Johnston and Sandra (Ken) MacDougall. Cherished and loving stepfather to Gloria's children, Terry Warner, Nancy (Al) Burgers, Jim Warner, Karen Hallman (Ben) and Lynette (Russ) Blackwell. Dear grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Ken is survived by sisters-in-law Marie Deichert, Claudine Koyich and Joanne Schmidt and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Eric and Leona Rabethge, and his brother Bobby (2007). Ken was an electrician at J.M. Schneiders until his retirement and was a member of the Waterloo Legion. Death in old age is a transition not a tragedy.

Robert Anger

April 4 2018

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Anger, Robert Passed away suddenly at his residence in New Hamburg on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Robert was born 73 years ago, a son of the late Edward Anger and former Dorothy Spaetzel. Beloved husband of Diane Anger (nee Yutzi) of New Hamburg. Loving father of Patricia Kalbhenn (Richard), Stephanie Price (Kevin), all of Kitchener, and James Anger (Aimee) of Paris. Dear grandfather of Rebecca, Chloe, Ciaran, Aiden, and Erin. Survived by siblings Donna-Lou Grundy (Fred) of Winterbourn, Harold Anger of Kitchener, Valerie Hein (Terry) of Mannheim, Kenneth Anger (Joyce) of Baden. Robert was predeceased by a grandson Alan Kalbhenn and sister-in-law Iris Anger. Robert was very active with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 532, where he had served as President for many years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served on council and was “Mr. Fix-it”. He was also a member of the New Hamburg Optimist Club and had been a volunteer fire fighter in New Hamburg. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Foxwood Golf Club.

Nick Frank

March 10 2018

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Frank, Nikolaus "Nick": Passed away on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at his home at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Katie. Loving Dad to Heidi Pernfuss (Tom) and Rick (Vicky). Cherished Opy to Katie, Nick and Jackie. Loving partner to Lyn Kennedy for 27 years. Survived by his sister Anna O'Rourke, brother Matt, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Milla-Petereit and her husband Ziggy and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers, John and Phillip, brothers-in-law Tony and his wife Anna Milla, George and Joe. Nick Immigrated to Canada in 1953. He spent most of his career as a night superintendent of G.M. Schneider's. In his retirement years, he enjoyed helping at his son's butcher shop in Stratford. Nick will always be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews as the uncle who always had time for them. He selflessly was their boat driver at the family cottage.

Harry Brown

March 3 2018

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Brown, F. Harry: April 7, 1930 - March 3, 2018 F. Harry Brown, after a long and industrious life has gone to be with his Lord. He died March 3rd at Trinity Village LTC in Kitchener. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Nina Jean Brown (nee Hughes), wed for 65 years. Loving father of Judy Brown, Kim Brown (Loretta) and Hughbee Brown (Carolyn) and grandchildren Eric (Ariel), Alex (Jenna), Luke (Sarah), Samantha and Darian. Harry is remembered by his brother Clare and his wife Jean. He is predeceased by his eldest son Rick (1964), his parents Wilford and Lydia Brown, as well as his sister Olive, his brother Howard and his wife, Norma. Born and raised near Tavistock, in his early adult years, Harry took on the family farm for a number of years. His love of singing drew him to the Oxford Junior Farmers' Choir where he met his future wife, Nina Hughes. They married in 1952 and had 4 children. In the early 1960s they moved with their children to Kitchener where Harry worked for many years at J.M. Schneider's. In his retirement he worked for M&M Meat Shops.

Grace Hartleib

January 21 2018

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Passed away at Freeport Health Centre on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the age of 87 years. Loving mother of Tony (Ingrid) and Chris (Georgina). Much loved grandma of Amy (Scott), Amanda (Will), Lucy and Emma and loving great-grandma of Brandon, Dylan and Caleb. Also survived by her brother John Pflance and brother-in-law Bruce Watt and her extended family Maryam Amiri (Hamid Shaafi) and their children Shadi, Sheila and Chantal. Grace was predeceased by her beloved husband Leon “Whitey” Hartleib, her sister June Watt, sister-in-law Doris Pflance and parents Harry & Kathleen (nee Westlake) Pflance. Grace was a longtime employee of the Schneider Foods organization and was a member of Women’s Probus Club of Kitchener-Westmount

Armando Da-Rosa

January 15 2018

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Da Rosa, Armando Garcia Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Grand River Hospital on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Teresa for over 54 years. Loving father of Leona (Joe Hannon) and Sandra (Ed Hofstede). Proud Vavô of Jessi (Luis Hernández), Evan and Nolan. Dear brother of Maria Olivia, Jose Ilidio, António, Maria Honoria and the late Jorge, Manuel and Maria Odilia. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

Hugh Duncan

January 11 2018

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Hugh Alexander Duncan on January 11, 2018 at Hospice Wellington surrounded by the love of his family. Hugh was in his 90th year, a longtime resident of Bloomingdale and retired millwright from J.M. Schneiders. Beloved husband and best friend of the late Joyce (nee McAllister), his wife of 55 years and Ruthe Patterson. Hugh was adored, treasured and will be greatly missed by his children Nancy Boudreau and her husband Gary, Carolyn Duncan, and Bruce Duncan and his wife Judy. Sadly missed by his precious grandchildren, James, Brad and Brittany (Brad), Kayla and Krista as well as his great-granddaughters, Brooke and Alexis. Hugh was predeceased by his brother Neil and leaves behind his sister Marion Anderson and sister-in-law Kathleen Dahmer and their families. He will also be missed greatly by his Patterson step-family. Hugh left a legacy of love, kindness and care for his family and friends. In his quiet way he helped anyone in need. He had a talent for repairing almost anything on Earth but pancreatic cancer was more than he could fix.

Aguto Ramon

January 2 2018

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Aguto, Ramon Peacefully at home and surrounded by the love of family, Ramon passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the age of 71 following a difficult battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Lerma for 44 years. Loving father of Gary Aguto and Melissa Aguto (Adam Jensen), and devoted Lolo to Maxena, Olivia and Miles. Dear brother of Ronald Aguto and Eleanor Abad in The Philippines. Predeceased by his parents Jose and Pelagia (nee Acebes) Aguto and his brothers, Nicanor and Mariano.

Petar Kozokari ( Herbie )

December 20 2017

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David Disley

November 17 2017

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Douglas Norman

December 13 2017

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Donald Schantz

December 2 2017

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Following a short battle with cancer Roy Shantz passed away at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener in his 93rd year. Beloved husband for 53 years of Elaine (Rohr), who passed away in 2009. He was the youngest son of the late Bishop Benjamin and Myra Shantz of Preston. Devoted father to his children Carolyn Strathdee and her husband Mike, Mark Shantz and his wife Suean Shantz, Phil Shantz and his wife Chris Enns, and Brenda Shantz. Loving grandfather to Ashton Gervais and her husband Kyle, Ella and Kate Strathdee and Mackenzie and Natasha Shantz. He is also survived by in-laws Nelda Shantz, Gloria and Bill Coats, Diane Rohr, Grace Rohr and Marion Rohr. Roy was predeceased by his sisters Marjorie Martin, Edna Hilborn, Grace Metzger and Violet Good, his brothers Elmer (in infancy), Clayton, Gordon and Ralph, sisters-in-law Verna Shantz and Beth Shantz, and brothers-in-law, Phares Martin, Cranson Good, Wes Metzger, Rae Hilborn, Ed Rohr and Ken Rohr. Roy was raised on the family farm that was located along the banks of the Grand River near Freeport. Roy attended the two-room Pine Grove School and later Preston High School. He worked in the accounting department at J.M. Schneider for 42 years.

Jerry Juricic

November 10 2017

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Allan C Osland

October 12 2017

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Howard William Brunk

September 22 2017

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Josef Muhlbock

September 28 2017

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Muhlbock, Josef: Passed away peacefully after a brief illness, with family by his side, on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, at the age of 67. Beloved husband of Lucille (nee Miller) for 42 years. Loving father of Jeff (Cassandra), Dan (Lisa), Karen (Josh), and Greg (Dua). Proud grandpa of Riley, Logan, Ciera, Josef, Zara, and Brooklynn. Predeceased by his parents Karl (2002), and Katharina (2014) and his brother Karl Jr. (1997). Survived by his sister-in-law Betty Laemers (Steve), brother-in-law Larry Miller (Yvonne), and sister-in-law Lynn Martin. Dear uncle to Chris (Holly), and Rob (Erin), Rick (Donna), and Randy (Melissa). He was a long time member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Elmira. Josef was an electrician by trade, but a jack of all trades. He worked hard all his life until his retirement where he enjoyed building things and spending time with his family and pets. He will be fondly remembered by all his family and friends.

Guy Lemay

September 15 2017

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Lemay, Guy Edouard (1933 - 2017): With his family at his side, Guy passed away at home on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Monique (2005). Dear father of Linda Claydon and her late husband Don (2016) and John Lemay (Claire). Cherished grandfather of Louise Robillard (Chris), Steve Lemay, Jason Potvin, and the late Julie Potvin (2016) and great-grandfather of Claydon Potvin-Hunt. God father to Pauline Monique Bergeron and the late Carol Veillette (2016). Dear brother of Jeaninne Dion and Francoise Loranger. Predeceased by his siblings, Giselle Perusse, Marcel Lemay, and Gilles Lemay. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. He retired after 27 years of service from J.M. Schneiders. Guy was a former president of Club Allouette.

Emilie Vieregge

September 15 2017

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Vieregge, Emilie "Millie" Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Innisfree House on Friday September 15, 2017 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of Heinz for 54 years. Loving mother of Michelle Lantink (Mike) and Sylvia Weber (Tom). Cherished Oma of Stefanie, Eric, Derek and Courtney. Dear sister of Hildegard Fister (late Herman) and Julius Bollenbach (late Yvonne). Millie was a long time member of Bethel Lutheran Church and 30 year employee of JM Schneider

Ross Downham

August 16 2017

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William Dorscht

July 25 2017

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Dorscht, William (Bill): Passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 79. Former employee of Schneiders.

Paul Ouellette

July 14 2017

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Henry Hess

May 26 2017

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Hess, Henry Leo Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of family at the cottage on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Pat (nee Jadeski) Hess for 56 years. Loving father of Greg Hess (Deb) of Sherwood Park, AB, Sharon Middleton (Ian) of Nobleton, ON., Jacqueline Madden (Paul) of London, ON and Joanne Davis (Steven) of Ile Bizard, QC. Grampa to Jessica, Brian, Blair, Drew, Tyler, Kelli and Kylie and Big Guy to Christopher, Kevin and Mark. Dear brother of the late Frank Hess (Ginny), the late Joan Janzen (Peter), Bill Hess (Cathy), Doug Hess (the late Mary Beth), the late Connie Fraser (Steve). Brother-in-law of Carl Jadeski (Margaret), Ed Jadeski, the late Bob Jadeski (Audrey), the late Connie and Murray Stockie. Uncle and great-uncle to many. Predeceased by his parents Harold and Catherine (nee Forwell) Hess. Henry retired as Director of Operations, Horizon Poultry after 42 years service with J.M. Schneiders. He was life time member of Council 1504 Knights of Columbus, Kitchener. He was a long time member of Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church and the funeral choir of the church.

Wilbert Calma

November 6 2016

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Passed away peacefully at Forest Heights LTC, Kitchener on Sunday, November 6, 2016 after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Gertrude for 65 years. Loving father of Mark (Jackie) Calma of Waterloo. Sadly missed by grandchildren, Rebecca (Alan) Steinwall, Elizabeth (Andy) Perrin, Luke (Alicia) Calma, Matthew Calma, Jonathan Calma, Laura Calma (James Dammeier) and Brian Calma and great-grandchildren, Sam Steinwall, Wesley, Austin, Max Perrin, Julia Dammeier and Kate Calma. Predeceased by brothers David, Bill and Art and sister Dorothy and beloved son David in 1993. Long-time employee of J.M. Schneider Meats, and a faithful member of Glen Acres Baptist Church, Waterloo.

Howard Gastmeier

May 17 2017

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Gastmeier, Howard Jacob 1922 - 2017 Passed away peacefully on May 17, 2017 at Grand River Hospital Freeport Health Care Centre. Howard will be remembered by his companion Veronica Thiele, and predeceased by his first wife Eda Gastmeier (1984). Dear father of Ray of Kitchener, Ralph (Kathy) of Kitchener, Carla Laubach of Kitchener, Ron (Linda) of Waterloo, Mark of Kitchener, Jenny Gastmeier (Ralph Schade) of Ayr, and Kristin Gastmeier (Ange) of Nova Scotia. Loving grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Howard will be remembered by numerous nieces and nephews and extended family from around the world. He is predeceased by his brothers and sisters.

John Laughlin

April 9 2017

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Passed away at the Palmerston Hospital of Sunday, April 9, 2017 following a short illness. Husband of Shirley Laughlin and the late Barbara(1975). Father of Tim Laughlin(Leanne Rohr). Grandfather of Sam and Ethan. John is survived by sisters Margaret Wittich, Mary(Dave) Melitzer, Dorothy(Roger) Wilson, brother Lorne(Diane) Laughlin, brother-in-law Bernie Campbell and sister-in-law Jean Laughlin. He will be sadly missed by Bernie Yakabuskie, Wayne Hergert, all his many in-laws, nieces and nephews and friends. John is predeceased by his parents Jack and Ruby Laughlin, sister Helen Campbell, brother Roy Laughlin and infant sons Jonathan Shayne and James Dean.

Gertrude Calma

April 7 2017

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Obituary of Gertrude E. Calma Passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener on Friday, April 7, 2017 after a brief illness. Beloved wife of Wilbert for 65 years. Loving mother of Mark (Jackie) Calma of Waterloo. Predeceased by son David Calma in 1993. Cherised grandma of Rebecca (Alan) Steinwall, Elizabeth (Andy) Perrin, Luke (Alicia) Calma, Matthew Calma, Jonathan Calma, Laura Calma (James Dammeier) and Brian Calma; great-grandmother of Sam Steinwall, Wesley, Austin, Max Perrin, Julia Dammeier and Kate Calma. Fondly remembered by sister Betty Weber. Special aunt of Lori (Gary) Thresh, Lisa Weber (Mike) and also godmother of Al (Tracey) Calma Predeceased by brother Al and sister Darlene. Employee of J.M. Schneider Meats and a faithful member of Glen Acres Baptist Church, Waterloo.

Kenneth Hecktus

April 5 2017

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Hecktus, Kenneth Edward (Longtime Employee - JM Schneider; Usher - Kitchener Auditorium; Courtesy Driver - Toyota) Passed away quietly with family by his side on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Freeport Campus of Grand River Hospital at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Anita (nee Kempel) for 63 years. Loving father of Wayne, Michael (Vicki) and Kim (Trevor Ludolph). Proud "Poppa" of Jessica (Mike), Courtney, Tyler, Jordan and great grandfather of Kaydence and one on the way. Son of the late Edward and Ada Hecktus. Dear brother of Jean (late Arwood Schnarr) and the late Ross Hecktus and Elaine (Lorne Bieman). Survived by sister-in-law Carole Hecktus. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and extended family.

Lorne Wilhelm

March 28

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Raymond Meyer

March 11 2017

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Meyer, Raymond L. Passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital, at the age of 67. Beloved husband of Cathy for 45 years. Loving father of Melissa Bartman (Andrew) and Amanda Meyer (Todd). Cherished Poppie of Talia, Malayna, Brianna, Emily and Nate. Predeceased by his grandson Austin and his parents Russell and Wilma.

David Heffernan

February 6 2017

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Heffernan, David: Passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Village at University Gates, at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Margaret for 49 years. Loving father of Bernadette (Colin Cranston) and John (Annette). Cherished grandpa to Megan, Sarah and Zackary. Loved son of Helen and the late Nelson Heffernan. Dear brother of Patrick (Bernice) Heffernan David worked at J.M. Schneiders for 42 years and was a long time member of the KW Naval Association.

Clayton Puddester

January 24 2017

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Oliver Anthony

January 22 2017 93 years

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Passed away at Wiarton Hospital on Sunday, January 22, 2017, at the age of 93 years. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (nee Aris) Anthony (2016). Dear father of Reg (Nancy) and Randy (Wanda). Loved grandfather of Steven, MaryBeth, and Ashley. Also remembered by his 6 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Dear brother of Wilbert Anthony (Lee) and Karen Schmidt (John). Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Olivia (nee Helm) Anthony, stepmother Margaret Helm, sister Eileen, brother Lorne, and sister Margaret in infancy.

Isaac Goertz

January 21 2017

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Leslie Coombs

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Coombs, Leslie James passed away peacefully with family by his side at St. Mary's Hospital on Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Bernadette for over 45 years (nee Duchesne). Loving father of Tammy Thomson (Matt) and Rodney Coombs (Andrea). Proud Poppy to Sydney, Isla, Nolan, Hailley, Josie and Macie. Dear brother of Bob (Daphne), Ray (late Louanne), Louise (Boyd) and the late Wayne. Les had a very large extended family and he will be missed dearly by all.

Nikola Cavic

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Cavic, Nikola: Passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, December 31st, 2016 at Waterloo, at the age of 78. Father of Angela Denstedt / Cavic and husband Rob of Gananoque and Anita Cavic of Kitchener. Long time friend of Dragica Zielinsky of Kitchener. Nikola was a long time employee of J.M. Schneider.

Carol Madter

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Herbert Schrum

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Schrum, Herbert L. Passed away peacefully with family at his side at Grand River Hospital on Monday, December 19, 2016 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Eva for over 51 years. Loving father of Tony (Angela) and the late Nick (Mireille). Proud Opa of Mitchell, Lia and Alex. Dear brother of the late Heinz (late Waltraut) in Germany, and the late Hildegard (Heinz) and Adolf. Survived by his sister-in-law Marianne. Loved by many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy Edith (Aris) Anthony

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Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Centre, Southampton, on Friday, December 2, 2016, at the age of 88 years. Beloved wife of Oliver Anthony. Dear mother of Reg (Nancy) and Randy (Wanda). Loved grandmother of Steven, MaryBeth, and Ashley. Also remembered by her 6 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Dear sister of Albert Aris (Ellen). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Albert and Hannah Aris.

Stanley Graham

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Wilbert Calma

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Slavko Vrbanac

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Douglas Bolby

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Elmer Potz

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Potz, Elmer August; Passed away at Freeport Campus of Grand River Hospital on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the age of 100. Beloved husband of Marie Anna Potz (February 24, 2013). Loving father of Janet Marie Hartford (Arnold) of Brampton. Predeceased by his parents the late August and Catherine Hinz, and sisters Irma Murtagh and Elsie Cornelson. Survived by In-laws, Ruth Eby, Edgar Olney, and Annie Eby. Predeceased by in-laws, George Eby, Mabel Olney, and Howard Eby. Elmer was a faithful member of Benton Street Baptist Church, a former resident of the Sandhills Community before moving to Lanark Place. He was a retired employee of J.M. Schneider.

Bruce Hemmerle

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Henry Beben

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Leroy “Lee“ Miller

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Roman Lavant

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Eldon Erb

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Leo Forwell

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Forwell, Leo Eugene; Passed away peacefully, on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Pinehaven Nursing Home, at the age of 84. Beloved husband of the late Stella (Yendruck) (2016). Loving father of Brad (Kim Rowland) and Brian (Laure Leckwold). Dear Grandpa to Morgan Forwell (Danielle Belcourt) and Great-Grandpa of Hendrix Leo. Predeceased by his parents the late Leo and Mary (Blay) Forwell, brothers and sisters; Margaret Forwell, Rolland Forwell, Catherine Hess, Norbert Farwell, Madeline Dietrich, Anna Marie Nafziger, Walter Forwell, Art Forwell, Joseph Forwell, Raymond Forwell, Donald Forwell, Kenneth Forwell. Dear brother to Ruth Schnarr, Edward Forwell and dear brother-in-law to Mary Forwell, Betty Jane Forwell, Elizabeth Forwell and June Yendruck. Leo worked at J.M. Schneiders for some 43 years and once retired he could be found with Stella at d'bush in St. Jacobs where family and friends would visit and share in their hospitality.

Henry Fisher

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Fischer, Henry It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our wonderful father, Henry Fischer. He went to be with our mother on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Henry was born in Munich and came to Canada in 1951. He was a longtime loyal employee in the maintenance department at J.M. Schneiders. Henry was predeceased by his wife Maria (1998), parents Gerda and Franz and brother Hans-Jorg. He leaves to mourn his 3 girls, Helga Ronnenberg (Terry), Linda Hallman (Peter) and Heidi Ingold (Tim). Opa will be missed by his broken-hearted grandchildren Heidi Hallman Meier (Matt), Steve Hallman, Lisa Hallman (Mike), Elizabeth Ingold (Nick) and Alexandra Ingold. His great grandchild, Lucie Meier, will miss him dearly. "It's okay Opa". Henry is survived by his sister Karin (late Jerry), brothers Dieter (Julie), Klaus (Cheri) and Hans, cousin Inge (late Wenzel) and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Henry was a great artist and has left us with many works of art to remember him always.

Shirley Mayer

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Verna Nickle

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William (Bill) McCarthur

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Alfred Lawrence Dietrich

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Mervyn V Stroh

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Mary Geraldine Gascho

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Mervyn Baker

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Baker, Mervyn: Passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at University Gates Nursing Home, Waterloo. Mervyn was born June 28, 1946, the son of the late Vance Baker and Jessie (need Henderson), in Grey County. He was predeceased by one sister Barbara Walters. Mervyn was a longtime employee at JM Schneider for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Loretta, son Michael & his wife Jennifer Diehl, his two grandsons Ashton and Grayson, and his nieces and nephews. Brother-in-law to Bert & Sandy Diehl, Stan &Shirley Diehl, Donna & Bob Wall, Roy & Joyce Walters and Judy & Bob Smith.

Jose De-Sousa

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De Sousa, Jose Passed away on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Freeport Campus of Grand River Hospital at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Alda. Loving father of Elizabeth Papazotos and her husband George. Cherished grandfather of Tina, Jimmy and Raquel. Will be missed by his brother-in-law Joao Rocha and his wife Maria. Loving remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Thomas Logel

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Passed away at his residence on Friday, April 15, 2016, at the age of 75 years. Beloved husband of Janet Logel (nee Finney). Dear father of Connie Logel (Rob), Denise Legge (Phil), Kevin Logel (Cheryl), Wendy Logel (Mike), and Dean Logel (Sandra). Loved grandfather of Brandon, Melissa, Carrie Lynn, Cody, Christopher, Courtney, Chad, Ryan, Tyler, Connor, Jordan, Kalista, Alexa, Michelle, and Dawn. Dear brother of Rosemarie Overland, Laverne Logel (Laura), Alice Preiditsch (Bernie), David Logel (Sandy), Marjorie Goodyear (Larry), Mary Daunheimer, Joanne Hepditch, and Sharon Boyle (Mike). Loved brother-in-law of Shirley Logel, Patsy Logel, Barb Logel, Art Finney, Shirley Meinzinger (Ross), Bob Finney (Janet), Sally Sanders (Joe), Dan Finney (Liz). Predeceased by his parents Charles and Leona Logel, brothers George Logel, Clare Logel, James Logel (Genevieve), and Daniel Logel, brother in-law's Al Overland, Doug Finney (Helen), sister in-law Florence Finney and in-laws Grace and Bernard Finney. Thomas was a longtime employee of J.M. Schneider Ltd. and retired after 30 years.

John Benninger

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BENNINGER, John Stephen - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Trinity Village Care Centre, Kitchener on Monday, April 11, 2016 in his 101st year. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn Benninger (nee Sutter - 1999). Dear father of Grant (Judy) of Kitchener, and Brian (Theresa) of Florida. Loving grandpa of Kim deHaan (Steve) of Collingwood, Lynn Benninger of Kitchener, and Steve (Jen) Benninger of Michigan. Great-grandpa of Luke, Timothy and Andrew Benninger of Michigan and Carter and Brooklynn Lipskie of Kitchener. Predeceased by his brother William O'Connor, sister Marie Waechter, grandson Gregory Benninger, parents Basil and Marie Stefanyshyn, and his adoptive parents George and Hedwig Benninger. John retired in 1980 from J. M. Schneider Inc, where he worked for 40 years.

Lavern Hergott

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Hank Duivenbode

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Richard Irwin Totzke

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Passed away at the Freeport Site of Grand River Hospital on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at the age of 76 years. Beloved husband of Annette (nee Mombourquette). Dear father of David (Hong), Debbie (Tim), and Donald (Pat). Loved grandfather of Justin, Joann, Jeffrey, and Jorja and great grandfather of Eddie. Dear brother of Doug (Emily), Ken (Nancy), Marie Ann, and Fred. Also remembered by his nieces, nephews, and extended family. Predeceased by his parents Irvin and Mary Totzke.

Lloyd Riche

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Joseph Fargo

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Farago, Joe Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the age of 58. Loving husband of Cory. Loving father of Jory and Josh (Taylar). Dear brother of Ildi and her husband Ron Kloiber. Uncle Joe will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by the Kalbfleisch family. Predeceased by his parents Julius and Margit.

Hilde Himmel

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It’s with heavy hearts we make known the passing of Hilde in her 84th year after a short illness with cancer. Hilde passed away at Emmanuel House on Saturday Jan 9, 2016. Loving Mother of Karl (Heather). Cherished Oma of Trevor and Amanda Himmel. Dear sister of Maria, predeceased by her sister Else . Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews; Christa (Ernst), Connie (Alfredo), Peter (Saundra), Bernard, Wolf (Annette), Roy, Linda (Bill) and their children.

Maria Da-Silva

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Da Silva, Maria Rosario (nee Avila) Passed away with family at her side at Grand River Hospital on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at the age of 63. Beloved wife of Jose. Loving mother of Natalie and her husband Grant Fairley and Jeff and his wife Lucy. Proud grandma of Nikki and Tyler Fairley, and Sarah Da Silva. Much loved daughter of Hortencia and the late Manuel Avila. Dear sister of Manuel, Maria, Jerry, and Joe. She will be fondly remembered by all her extended family and friends.

Josephine Pachereva

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Jack Houston

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Houston, Jack Wesley Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of family at St. Mary's Hospital on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Doreen (nee Morgenroth) Houston for 67 years. Loving father of Donna Wile (Malcolm), Dan and David (Karin). Greatly loved grandpa to Christina "Chuck" Kemp, Dani Cudney (Robin), Michael (Gina), Jessie Percival (Chris) and Wes. Dear great-grandfather of Damien and Kayden Cudney Dear brother of Peggy Shantz (the late Maurice). Will be missed by nieces, nephews and cousins. In 1925 Jack was born in Kitchener. In 1944, he enlisted in the Navy and served on the HMCS Uganda. He was an accompanist for the Schneider Male Chorus and the Director of the Knox Presbyterian Church Choir for 47 years and was also a member of the Kiwanis Club. Jack retired in 1985 from J.M. Schneider after 42 years of dedicated service.

George Tihanyi

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Tihanyi, George: [retired J.M. Schneider employee] Longtime resident of Kitchener, George passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his son and daughter at Creek Way Village LTC in Burlington on Monday, November 9, 2015. George was born in Nagyszekely, Hungary on May 8, 1922. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary of 68 years in 2009. He is also predeceased by his mother Dorothea when he was 1 1/2 years old, his father Gyorgy during WWII, his stepmother Erzsebet and most recently his sister Boszi in August of this year. George is survived by his son, George of Arizona and daughter, Irene of Burlington.

Alberto Alves

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Alves, Alberto Da Silva passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday October 7, 2015 at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Asela. Loving father of Humberto (Terri) and Edgar (Kerri). Proud grandfather of Jason Alves and Ryan Alves. Dear brother of Deolinda De Cuba Alves, Carminda and Joao Amorim and Fatima and Armando Martins. Survived by many nieces, nephews and relatives in Canada, Aruba, The United States and Portugal. Predeceased by his parents Augusto and Coustodia. Alberto was employed by JM Schneiders for 23 years, and was co-owner of New Dominion Bakery in Kitchener.

Bob Mathis

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Mathis, Bob Passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital at the age of 71. Loving husband and best friend to Mona. Cherished father of Dave (Sherri) of Kitchener and Tim (Suzanne) of Mississauga. Loving and doting grandpa to Evan of Kitchener, Nicole, Megan and Gavin of Mississauga. Loved brother of Anna (Herb), Rick (Diann), Roy (Betty) and predeceased by Margaret.

Erna Walder

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Richard Holowaty

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Holowaty, Richard (Rick) Passed away after a brief illness with his family at his side on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, at the age of 57. Beloved husband of Hilde (nee: Konnerth). Loving father of Katie, David, and Jason and his wife Jessica. Dear brother of David and his wife Angie, Janice Kroetsch and her husband Rick, and Paul and his wife Angela. Son of the late Michael and Mary Ann Holowaty. Lovingly remembered by his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Fondly remembered by his loyal companion Sammy. Rick was a career employee of J.M. Schneider's and a long time member of Rockway and Doon Golf Clubs.

Larry Stecho

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Passed away peacefully at Sunnyside Home on Monday, July 13, 2015 at the age of 75. Beloved husband to Joyce Padington and cherished father to Rodney (Laura), and Kevin. Papa Larry leaves precious memories with John, Thomas, Jack, Claire, Linda (Robert), Nelson (Rose), Pamela, and Cheryl (David). He is predeceased by his parents John and Charlotte Stecho and will be sadly missed by many other family and friends.

Charlie Hancock

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Manuel Gomes

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Gomes, Manuel Alves Passed away peacefully at Freeport Hospital with family by his side on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Ana for 42 years. Loving father of Dennis of Portugal, Diane of Kitchener, and the late Daniel Gomes (1973). Dear brother of Maria (Frank) McMiller of Abbotsford B.C. and Rose (Lou) Rotondo of Bolton. Predeceased by his parents, Jose and Maria Gomes. Manny was a dedicated employee of 35 years at J.M. Schneider.

Dora Louisa Schaus (nee Kocher)

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Passed away at Cambridge Country Manor on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the age of 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Donald Schaus (2001). Dear mother of the late Donna Eykens and Brian Schaus. Loving grandmother of Cindy Dokis (late Kelly), Jamie Eykens, John Eykens (Terra), Jason Schaus, Brandon Schaus, and Melissa Schaus and great grandmother of Courtney Eykens, Mason Eykens, Nathan Dokis, and Quentin Mitchell. Dear sister of Blanche Hergott, Marlene Voisin, and Cosmas Kocher (Maryanne). Dora was a longtime employee of J.M. Schneider and will be missed by her former co-workers.

Larry Cybulskie

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Cybulskie, Lawrence "Larry" (Retired - JM Schneider) Passed away suddenly with family by his side at Grand River Hospital at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Josie for over 45 years. Loving father of Dinah and Stuart (Charity). Proud "Papa" of Holden and Owen. Dear brother of Annie (late Frank), Evelyn (late George), John "Sylvie", Freddie (Chris), and the late Rosie, Barbara Ann and Theresa. Uncle Larry will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Friend of Bill Wilson for 55 years.

Jo-Ann Bovingdon

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Katherine Grace

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Grace, Kathy (Beetle): Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the age of 52. Beloved wife of Roland St. Denis. Predeceased by her Mom & Dad, Frank and Velma Grace. Dear sister of Tom (Val) Grace, Jen (Barry) Genrick, Mary Ann Grace and Fran Schoen. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews, Sam, Dana, Lisa, Tracy, Jason, Amie and Chad and a great neice and nephew, Leah and Owen. Loving mother of Jan St. Denis. Daughter-in-law of Teresa Milon and Regis (Linda) St. Denis. and brothers-in law Mike (Linda) St. Denis and Dan (Karen) St. Denis and sisters-in-law Louise St. Denis and Kim Parr and their families.

Lorraine (Gerth) Daub

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Gerard Girodat

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Leonard Hiscock

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It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of a beloved husband, father and grandfather, Leonard Hiscock, aged 68, at Grand River Hospital on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Predeceased by his darling daughter, Beverly, his precious granddaughter, Tiffany, his brother, Joshua, his sister’s Dorothy, Ella, Annie, Joyce, Wilma and his brother-in-law’s Bill Dodge, Leonard Tee. Leaving to mourn with fond and happy memories are his loving and devoted wife of forty-seven years, Martha, his daughter, Annette (Steve), his five grandchildren, Taylor, Ryan, Joshua, Jonathan and Kristine, his brother Ellis (Lenora) his sister Jean and sister-in-law Mary Tee, Sister of Mercy, also a large number of nieces and nephews.

Roy Holm

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Holm, Roy Sr. Passed away peacefully at Cambridge Country Manor on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Joyce for 45 years. Loving father of Roy (Marilyn), Kevin (Patti) and Jeff (Susan) and step-father of Michael (Sharon), Gary (Valerie) and Sharon (Ross). Sadly missed by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his first wife Barbara (1965). Dear brother of Pearl and the late Leona, Etta and Earl. Brother-in-law of Jim (Marylou) and June (Peter).

Ronald Schaus

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Jutta Ulmer

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Ulmer, Judy (Jutta) Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Gustav Ulmer (2010). Loving mother of Richard (Danielle Lynch), Susan (Dave Wittie), Michael and the late Robert Ulmer (2012). Dear Oma to Meaghan, Zachary, Alexandria, Ryan, Nylan, Jessica, Tyler and Kaitlyn Ulmer and great-Oma to Mikala and Maxwell. Judy will be remembered by Shelley Ulmer (Bandoni).

Kenneth May

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Sherwood "Woody" Gossman

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Gossman, Sherwood (Woody): Passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital at the age of 85. Loving husband of Rhea (Shantz) for 57 years. Beloved dad of Carol (John), Dennis (Lynn), Sheila and Sandy (Jim). Cherished grandpa of Tanya (Paul), Wesley (Kirstin), Alex (Joanne), Bradley (Vanessa), Jeramie (Abby), Lisa (Tom), Leha (Ben), Craig and Ashley (Kyle). Predeceased by his first grandson Shannon (2005). Will be missed by his 14 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Delores, Leonard (Clare), Ken (Joan), Clara Ann, Martha (Noel) and Shurli. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters; Garnet, Jean and Harry. Survived by sisters-in-law Grace, Norma (Lyle), Marjorie and Kay. Also predeceased by his parents William and Mable (Geiger) Gossman. Sherwood was a retired employee of J.M. Schneider after 41 years of service.

Alrfed Krampitz

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Krampitz, Alfred, 80 of Guelph, Ontario Passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Tues 11/25/14. Alfred is survived by his wife of 57 years Edith Krampitz (Biese), beloved father of Ruth (Mario), Angela (Georg), Reinhard (Ute) and Christine. Proud Opa of Jeremy (Emily), Carmen (Benjamin), Sabrina (Michael), Lukas, Niklas and Sonia and loving OpaOpa to his great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Irene Wendel and Gertrud Demant, loving uncle to Walesas, Wendels, Trelenbergs, Wissmachs, and Demants. Brother in-law and uncle of Bieses, Nielsens and Baders in Germany.

Larry Kuschnereit

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Kuschnereit: Larry J. Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Friday November 14th, 2014. Larry James Kuschnereit aged 75 years. Beloved husband to the former Marjorie Fischer, dear father to Scott and Mark and his wife Tricia all of Kitchener, loving papa to Stella, brother to Frank and his wife Glenda of Ottawa.

Peter Schmidt

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Schmidt, Peter A. Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, October 24, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital, at the age 87. Beloved husband and best friend of Alice for over 54 years. Cherished father of Dan and Tom (Kim). Proud grandpa of Susannah, Caroline, Eric, and Michael. Brother of Jakob (Coy) of Kitchener and Nick (Ruth) of Georgia. Brother-in-law of Edith. Predeceased by his parents, Abraham and Agnes, and twin brother Abraham.

John Freund

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Freund, John David: At St. Mary's Hospital, on Friday, October 24, 2014 John Freund of Kitchener suddenly passed away at 76 years of age. Mr. Freund was a longtime employee of J.M. Schneiders Inc., for 40 years before his retirement in 1996. Beloved husband of Carol (Geach), Kitchener and loving father of James Freund and his wife Julie, both of Kitchener. Dear brother of Wayne Freund and his wife Valerie. Also missed by his in- laws David and Barbara Geach. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Tara and her husband Ryan, Missy and her husband Mike, Greg, Amy, Erica, his two great-grandchildren River and Mason and his niece and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Marion, his son Michael and his sister Floris and her husband Ron.

Louis Krissak

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Krissak, Lou Lou passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Freeport Health Centre at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Donna (nee Osier, 2008) and loving father of Michele Debau and her husband Octavian of Newmarket, Mark Krissak and his wife Cindy of Waterloo, and Tim Krissak and his wife Kathy of Baden. He was cherished grandfather of Evan (Emily) Stergiakis, Matthew Krissak (Jen Smith) and Steven Krissak (Sarah Mcrae). Lou is survived by his sister Leona Potje and will be missed by many family members, friends and neighbours.

Horst Gwinner

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Glen Becker

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Wayne Kaitting

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Kaitting, Wayne Garry Passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Freeport Health Centre at the age of 69. Loving father of Ken Kaitting, Jim Kaitting (Jennifer) and Bill Roach (Becky). Cherished grandpa of Justin Pallen and Jacob Kaitting. Dear brother of Gail Loveday (Ken Campbell) and Barry Kaitting (Cindy). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Ken and Olive Kaitting and his brother Arthur in infancy.

Peter Schuitema

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Paul Waechter

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Waechter, Paul: Passed away peacefully with family by his side at Twin Oaks of Maryhill on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Frances for 55 years. Loving father of Pattie Koreck (Rob), Steve Waechter (Linda) and the late Paul (Anita) and David Waechter. Proud grandfather (G Pops) of Joshua and Cassandra Bulbrook, Samantha, Bianca and Vincent. Dear brother of Mary Anne Clemmer (Wilfred).

Felix Ostrowski

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Surrounded by family, Felix died peacefully on August 7, 2014 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Valentina for over 68 years. Loving father of Genevieve (Neville) Robinson of Australia and Victor (Mary) Ostrowski of Kitchener. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Larissa (Guennadi), Eric (Maiko), Marc (Sidney), Antony, Max (Zen), and Frank of Australia; Andrew (Kristen) of Alberta; Sarah and John (Paula) of Kitchener; and Christopher (Patty) of Guelph. Also survived by 6 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his father Ludwig, mother Jadwiga, 9 older brothers and a twin sister.

Frank Hess

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Hess, Francis Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 at the age 76. Beloved husband of Ginny Hess (nee Schaaf). Incredible father of Michelle Bigard (Paul), Ann Wilhelm (John), Paul Hess (Joanne) and Roger Hess (Christine). Awesome grandfather of Ben, Hayley, Niki, Aidan, Jacob, Noah, Brooklyn and Laura. Dear brother of Henry (Pat), Bill (Cathy), Doug, brothers in law Peter Janzen, Steve Fraser, Jack Schaaf (Jackie), and sisters in law June Slater (Dick), and Marilyn Schaaf. Predeceased by his father Harold Hess, mother Catherine (nee Forwell), sisters Joan Janzen and Connie Fraser and sister-in-law Mary Beth Hess.

Joseph Anstett

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Anstett, Joseph: Passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 at Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Lenore Anstett (2011). Loving father of Robert Anstett of Waterloo, John Anstett (Sylvia) of Cambridge, and Gary Anstett (Sheila) of Kitchener.

Brian Schell

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Schell, Brian Alexander "Poppy" (1944-2014) It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Brian at home on Thursday June 5, 2014 in his 71st year. Beloved husband and soulmate of Lynn (nee Milne) for 47 wonderful years. Loving father of Steve (Wendy) Schell, Laura (Jason) Schwindt and Darryl (Brooke) Schell. Most amazing Poppy to Taylor, Cole, Sydney, Kai, Brady, Cooper and Maguire.

Florence Brunet

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Bill Perry

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PERRY; Bill (William) Passed away peacefully on Thursday May, 26, 2011 with his family by his side in his 76th year. Beloved husband to Marion for over 53 years. Cherished by his dear children Rick (Debbie), Greg (Sherri), Andrew (Gerri Fowler) and Pam Smith (Gary). Proud Grandpa to Meaghan, Kirsten, Justine, Ashley, Kendra, Kara, Courtney, Sarah, Morgan and Taylor. Survived by his mother-in-law Marion Herbert, brother-in-law Tom Herbert (Marylou), sister-in-law Honor Tyler, uncle to Annette and lovingly remembered by nieces, nephews and friends.

Floris O'Dell ((Nee; Snyder)(Eidt))MacLeod

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Passed away peacefully on May 7, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital, at 87 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Robert L. MacLeod (1996) and previously married to Stuart W. Eidt. Loving mother of Brian (Mary Lou) Eidt; Brad (Lenia) Eidt; Lori Clausing (Don Hurlock). Dear grandmother of Jason (Lisa), Jeremy (Michelle), Joel (Kate), Spencer (Bronwyn), Hayley and Rochelle and special great- grandmother to Harrison, Penelope, Samuel and Jaxon. Survived by sister-in-law Eva Snyder. Predeceased by father Herman and mother Edna (nee Schmidt), siblings Mildred (Graham), Walter, Gretta (Carl), Harold (Doris) and son-in-law Erich Clausing. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Anton “Tony” Fisher

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Harold Luft

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Harold Clements

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Richard Fletcher

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Joseph Walder

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Joseph Mosburger

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John Mansz

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Dorothy Bowman

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Helen Michaels

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Jack Butler

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Gertrude Voisin

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Kenneth Morris

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Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at the age of 63. Beloved husband of Margaret. Loved father of Shannon (Amy) and Luke (Laura). Proud Papa of Clay and Samantha. Dear brother of Leonard (Marilyn). Predeceased by his parents Bernice (1981) and Bill Morris (2001). Ken's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467 for a celebration of his life on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 3 - 5 pm. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Ken's memorial.

Lloyd Donohue

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Dolores Schmidt

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John Hendel

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Howard Conrad

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Jose Da Silva

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Lloyd Donohue

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Max Bartel

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James Brant

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Alberto Nunes

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Paul Boronka

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Mark Raines

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Kenneth MacKenzie

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Bruce Gilbert Goodwin

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Herman Eykens

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Robert George "Bob" Hasenpflug

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William Waechter

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Wilma Messer

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James "Patch" Pachereva

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Francisco Borba

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Gilbert Joly

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David Barker

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Gizella Galantai

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Robert (Bob) Blundell

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Dennis Hergott

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Paul Hurlbut

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Emrich Traugott

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Robert Joseph Timmons

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Guy Tschirhart

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Drago (Bajdo) Antolcic

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David Michael (Mike) Baggey

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Dean William Zenkin

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Donna Marie Eykens

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Susan Prus

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Patrick M Fisher

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Bernard Fitzmaurice

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Howard Brown

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Jim Totzke

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Raymond Wagler

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Holmes Harry Ronald (Ron)

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Owen Patrick Rochford

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Robert Gary Kropf

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Lavern Steffler

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Margarethe Diermair

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Simon Schaman

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Hugh Robert George

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Ivon Holzschuh

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Jim McGinnis

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Dennis Lamourea

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Ellen Lefever

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Charles Sheldon ”Chuck“ Worsell

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Edward Thacker

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Mildred Rodina

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Robert Malcolm Trupp

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Wayne Sachan

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Fred Schneider

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Ruby Szedetzki

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Katharine Federer

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Carl James Ertel

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Ted Froehlich

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Peter Schmitz

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Edward Emery Reibling

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Andrew Bielawski

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Martha Rutkowski

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William “Bill” Paleczny

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Robert Jaye Spaetzel

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Milton Reist

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Herbert Walter Dehn

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Forrest J. Campbell “Forrie”

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Brian Eckert

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Vera ( Seftel ) McClenaghan

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Larry Melvin Kilgour

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Douglas Bluhm

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Laurio Bourdon

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Laurio Bourdon

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Mario D “Pinky” Innocente

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Emil Hatz

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Lorraine Boutilier

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Paepcke Howard

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Neil Merv

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Evans Douglas Atrhur

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Giesbrech Frank

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ZARZYCKI, Elizabeth Catherine

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Freeman Faulkner

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Frank Giesbrecht

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Allen “Al” Wynne

“Betty Wynne” wife

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Ross Kehl

Born:     May 12, 1921     Died: November 12, 2010     Age: 89


We sincerely regret to report the death of Ross Kehl on Friday November 12, 2010. Ross joined the company on October 17, 1945. He retired May 1985.
Funeral services have already taken place.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Matthew�s Lutheran Church would be appreciated.
The management and many friends at Courtland Avenue wish to extend their deepest sympathy to the Kehl family.

Rodney Steinman

Born:     February 5, 1949     Died: November 16,    2010     Age: 61


We sincerely regret to report the death of Rodney Steinman on Tuesday November 16, 2010. Rodney joined the company on September 19, 1983.
Funeral Visitation will take place at Henry Walser Funeral Home on Friday, November 19th from 3:00-5:00 pm & 7:00-9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, November 20th at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Freeport Health Center would be appreciated.
The management and many friends at Courtland Avenue wish to extend their deepest sympathy to the Steinman family.

Randy Douglas Poll

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Born:     December 29, 1950     Died: November 14, 2010     Age: 59

We sincerely regret to report the death of Randy Poll on Sunday November 14, 2010. Randy joined the company on October 6, 1969. He retired January 2006.
Funeral Visitation will take place at Westmount Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 17th from 7:00-9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, November 18th at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association would be appreciated.
The management and many friends at Courtland Avenue wish to extend their deepest sympathy to the Poll family.

Jacob “Jake” Dyksterhuis

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Dyksterhuis, Jacob “Jake” Passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 7, 2010 after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer in his 83rd year at the Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Beloved husband for 35 years of his devoted wife Doreen (nee Welch). Loving father of Jean (Michael) Kalbun, Mary Jo Crawford, Linda (Brian) Shoemaker. Betty Dyksterhuis and cherished stepfather of Tim (Joan) Parker, Andrea (Barry) Watson, Vicky (Mark) Potts and Lee (Debbie) Parker. He will be remembered with love by his 16 grandchildren. He is survived by his mother Grace Dyksterhuis, his brothers Henry and Peter, sisters Coby and Hennie and their families. Predeceased by his father Jan. His love and sense of humour will be greatly missed by many friends and family in Port Severn, Fort Myers Beach and Holland. Cremation has taken place. Jake’s family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, November 22, 2010 from 1:00-1:45PM at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467, followed by a memorial service to celebrate Jake’s life in the chapel at 2:00PM. Reception to follow. The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at the Grand River Hospitals, for their exceptional care and kindness. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Jake’s family (cards are available at the funeral home) Visit www.henrywalser.com for Jake’s memorial.

Angela Ladzil

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Peacefully at the Trinity Care Centre on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Ladzik Sr. (September 2, 2003). Loving mother of Janet and husband Wolfgang Altmann of Waterloo and Arthur and wife Kathleen Ladzik of Kitchener. Cherished grandmother of Michael and wife Tanya Altmann of California, Brian Altmann of Kitchener, Daniel Altmann of Toronto, Kimberley Ladzik, Lindsay and husband Ian Sprague, all of Kitchener and great grandmother to Aiden and Gavyn. Dear sister of Robert Bezruki of Kitchener and Paul and wife Myrna Bezruki of Waterloo. Angela is the daughter of the late Catherine and Paul Bezruki, also predeceased by her brothers Stanley and wife Joan and Casey Bezruki, and sisters Jean Cybalski, Josephine and husband John Iza and Leona and her husband Harold Johnson. Fondly remembered by her in-laws, Don Cybalski and Ethel Bezruki and will be fondly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Angela was a long time employee of Wiegand Shirt and a former member of the St. Agnes CWL.

Code James Edward

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Lorne Anthony

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John Winterkorn

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Elizabeth Schmidt

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Isabel Plate

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Benjamin Lang

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Ruth Bruder

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Elmo Miller

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Christine Springall

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Robert Leitch

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Gordon Blain

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Richard Schoeneich

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Roy Wilfred Hauck

1936 ≈ October 27 2009

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Hauck, Roy Wilfred Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by the love of his family on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at the age of 73. He leaves his wife Joan (Logel) with a broken heart, but wonderful warm memories of 49 very special happy years together.