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Obituaries

Ruth Bock

Ruth Freida Anna Bock, age 92, passed away peacefully at Dearness Home, London on April 29, 2017. Born in Lubeck, Germany, daughter of the late Anton and Dorthea Ballast. Beloved wife Otto. Loving mother of Jean Tennant (Dave). Grandmother of Shawn Tennant (Marlene) and Andrew Tennant.…

Larry Commerford

Larry Commerford
Larry Wayne Commerford, age 62, of Gads Hill passed away peacefully at Sakura House Residential Hospice in Woodstock on April 29, 2017. Loving son of Ruth Commerford of Stratford and the late Jim Commerford. Larry is survived by his children Lucas and Bridget, brother Jim Commerford and…

Michael Wheal

Michael Wheal
Michael Wheal, age 61, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Born in Stratford, son of the late Robert and June (Rae) Wheal. Proud and supportive father of Eric (Jackie) Wheal and Jennifer (Jason) Derrick. Loving grandfather of…

Ella Cates

Ella Cates
Ella M. Cates, age 79, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at the St. Marys Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Born in Lithuania, daughter of the late Karl Thier and the former Erna Schwartz. Beloved wife of Walter Cates. Loved mother of Steph Gingerich (Tom Bartlett) and…

Douglas Rhodes

Douglas Rhodes
Douglas Henry Rhodes, age 77, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Born in Windsor, Ontario, and raised in Stratford, he was a graduate of Stratford Teachers College. Doug was lead singer in the well-known local band of the sixties ‘The Revols’.…

Joan McDonald

Joan McDonald
Margaret Joan McDonald, age 73, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on April 23, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Jim McDonald who predeceased her July 22, 2016. Joan is survived by brothers-in-law Joe McDonald (Lorna) and John McDonald; nephew Matt McDonald;…

Larry M. Schooley

Larry M. Schooley
Larry Schooley, age 59, of Stratford, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at University Hospital. Born in Stratford, son of the late Vincent Schooley and survived by his loving mother Phyllis (Schultz) Schooley. Loving and supportive husband of Debra Lynn (Best) Schooley and proud father…

Elsien (Ella) Bebingh

Elsien (Ella) Bebingh
Elsien “Ella” Bebingh, age 94, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at her residence on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Born in Beilen, Holland, daughter of the late Harm and Harmiena Kok. Ella was predeceased by her husbands, Henry Huisjes (1982) and Derk Bebingh (2003).…

Maureen Davis

Maureen Davis
“Close as pages in a book”Maureen P. Davis, age 87, of R. R. 2 Stratford, passed away suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital Campus on Monday, April 17, 2017. Born in Huddleston, England, daughter of the late Reginald and Dora Burrell. Beloved wife and best friend of…

Carolyn Daly

Carolyn Daly
Carolyn Isobel Daly, age 71, of Stratford passed away peacefully at home on April 16, 2017. She was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, daughter of the late James and Renee (Metcalfe) Bartley. Beloved wife for 45 years of Bob Daly. Loving mother of Linzie Daly, Sheryl McGraw (Paul),…

Alice Hughes

Alice Hughes
Alice Hughes, age 95, passed away peacefully at Spruce Lodge on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Born in Swansea, Wales, daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Goss. Predeceased by her husband Royston Hughes (2008). Proud and loving mother of Jeff (Tracy) Hughes and Allan Hughes, all of Stratford,…

Jean Marshall

Jean Marshall
Jean Marshall, age 82, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, March 6, 2017. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, daughter of the late John and Bridget (Sheeky) McPhail. Loving wife of the late Charles Hubbert Marshall (Aug 1998). Loving mother of John Marshall, Charles…

Maurice Lavigne

Maurice Lavigne
John Maurice Lavigne, age 64, passed away suddenly on April 11, 2017. He was born in Renfrew, son of the late John and Mary (Enright) Lavigne. He is survived by his sister Violet (Bill deBossay). Interment will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, Meaford. As expressions of sympathy, memorial…

Ida Vandenberk

Ida Vandenberk
Ida Franciscus Vandenberk, age 86, of Stratford passed away peacefully at home on April 14, 2017. Ida was born in Holland, daughter of the late Henricus and Maria Althuizen. Beloved wife of the late Ted Vandenberk who predeceased her August 15, 2000. Loving mother of MaryAnne Baier (Paul),…

Wolfgang von Lepel

Wolfgang von Lepel
Wolfgang von Lepel, passed away peacefully at his residence, Spruce Lodge in Stratford on April 12, 2017 at the age of 86. Loving father of Maryann Alderton and Elizabeth Samms (Juan Perez). Dear brother to Dieter von Lepel (Marianne) and Peter von Lepel (Barbara) in Germany. Dearest Opa to…

Florence Kapas

Florence Kapas
Florence M. Kapas (nee Puschelberg), age 80, of Stratford, passed away peacefully with family by her side at the Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Born in Ellice Township, daughter of the late John Puschelberg and the former Dora Doell. Beloved wife of the late Steven…

Robert R. Zimmer

Robert R. Zimmer
Robert Ross Zimmer, age 76, passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Robert was born in Stratford, son of the late Harold and Fannie (Adair) Zimmer and has lived here all his life. Robert was a truck driver, being employed with Bulk Carriers, later at Marlette…

Doris R. Colyer

Doris R. Colyer
Doris R. Colyer, age 97, formerly of Stratford, passed away peacefully at her residence, Braemar Retirement Centre in Wingham on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Born in Grey County, daughter of the late Archie and Ada (Cornforth) Fisher. Doris was predeceased by her loving husband Robert John…

Jean E. Somerville

Jean E. Somerville
Jean E. Somerville, passed away peacefully at Cedarcroft Place in Stratford on Friday, April 7th, 2017 in her 96th year. Jean joins her dear beloved husband Bill whom she lost in 2005. Devoted Mom to John (Shirley) and Karen (Alan) and loving Grandma to Paul (Michelle), Jeff (Julie), Amy…

Brad Landsborough

Brad Landsborough
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Brad Landsborough at the age of 40. He was predeceased by his father, Donald. Brad leaves behind his mother Elaine (nee Dale), sister Kimberley, brother-in-law Ian Murray, nephew Piers Murray, niece Edie Murray, his grandmother…