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Ron McKenzie

Ron McKenzie
Ron McKenzie, born September 14, 1957, in Woodstock, Ontario died suddenly October 18, 2017. Ron’s formative years were spent in Embro, Ontario. His small town roots were always important to him. He fondly recounted his first job was at the furniture store/funeral home where he never knew…

Ken Coddington

Ken Coddington
Peacefully at home surrounded by those who loved him and will forever cherish his memory. Kenneth Coddington, age 70, passed away after a short illness on October 18, 2017. Born in Stratford to the late Jack and Audrey (Morrison) Coddington. Much loved husband for 48 years to Brenda…

Wendy Loghrin

Wendy Loghrin
Wendy Elizabeth Myrtle Loghrin (Steele), age 57, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by love after a short battle with cancer. Born to Russell and Marilyn (Thibideau) Steele of Oxford County and daughter-in-law to Harry and Bess Loghrin (McCorquodale). Loving wife to Don, caring…

Mynetta Stueck

Mynetta Stueck
Mynetta Mabel Elizabeth Stueck (nee Schmidt), age 95 passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on October 15, 2017. Born in North Easthope Township, June 5, 1922, daughter of the late Lloyd and Melinda (Wagner) Schmidt. On June 3, 1953, Mynetta married Ivan Stueck at St. James…

Marion Deem

Marion Deem
Marion Grace Deem, age 95, passed away peacefully at Greenwood Court, Stratford on October 15, 2017. Born in Stratford, daughter of the late Amel and Olive Kalbfleisch. Marion was the secretary at Knox Presbyterian Church for many years. She was a founding member of the Beta Sigma Phi…

Charles Beatty

Charles Beatty
Charles Beatty, age 72, formerly of Stratford, passed away at his residence in London on Monday, October 9, 2017. Born in Kitchener, Ontario, son of the late Carl Beatty and is survived by his loving mother Doris (Joseph) Hurlbut. Loving husband of Janet Lynn (Darbyshire) Beatty. Charles is…

Marjorie Garneau

Marjorie Garneau
Marjorie Anne Garneau, age 77, passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Marjorie was born in Stratford, daughter of the late Patrick and Myrtle (Fountain) Walsh. Predeceased by her husband Louis Garneau (October 13, 2000). Loving and proud mother…

Mike Pacia

Mike Pacia
It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Marcelo "Mike" Pacia, age 50, of Stratford on Thursday, October 12th, 2017. He joins his beloved wife Sonia in heaven and is survived by their son Christian Pacia. Born in the Philippines, son of the late Crecensio and Herminigilda Pacia,…

Stephen Moses

Stephen Moses
Stephen Harold Moses, age 61, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on October 11, 2017. Born in Stratford, son of the late Harold and Gwen (nee Chippendale) Moses. Beloved partner of Dawn McGregor and loved father of Aaron Moses (Ashley), David Shurgold…

Eileen Becker

Eileen Becker
It is with great sadness, the Becker family announces the passing of Eileen Marie Becker, age 87, peacefully at Spruce Lodge, Stratford on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Born in Logan Township, daughter of the late Harold and Theresa Cooper. Eileen spent most of her time raising her children,…

Rick Illingworth

Rick Illingworth
In the early hours of Thursday, October 5, 2017, Richard Charles Illingworth, beloved father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 68. Rick will be forever celebrated by his children, Kyla, Buffy (Greg) and Colter (Kanya) and by his precious grandchildren, River, Roma, Charlie and…

Hildegard Endres

Hildegard Endres
Hildegard C. Endres, age 94, formerly of Stratford, passed away peacefully at Wildwood Care Centre (St. Marys) on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Born in Veitshoechheim, Germany, daughter of the late Jakob and Elisabeth (Gutbrot) Eissner. Predeceased by her loving husband Karl J. Endres, October…

John Christian Weitzel

John Christian Weitzel
My dear brother John Christian Weitzel, age 68, passed away at his residence October 4, 2017. Born in Stratford April 16, 1948. Survived by his sister June Mary Hazen and her husband Willard. Predeceased by his parents Willard Henry and Elsie Mary (nee Neff) Weitzel, 2 brothers Mel Weitzel…

Dorothy Herman

Dorothy Herman
Dorothy Herman (nee Cross) died peacefully on September 27, 2017 at Oshawa Lakeridge Hospital, at the age of 100 yrs. and 45 days. She is survived by her daughter Diane Howald ( Ron) of Whitby, Ont., 2 granddaughters Andrea Aiello ( Ross) of New Mexico, USA, Sandra Romain of Whitby, Ont. ,…

Jim Teahen

Jim Teahen
Jim Teahen made his last wildly inappropriate and probably sarcastic comment on Sunday, October 1st, 2017. He passed away quietly in his home in the care and company of his loved ones. He leaves behind his son Shawn Teahen, daughter Angela Teahen, husband Dan Lynch, and grandson…

Beverley McCormack

Beverley McCormack
With love and gratitude for her time with us, we remember Beverley Lynn McCormack. Beverley was born in Parry Sound, to John and Helen, where her father worked in the war effort. Raised mostly in Burlington, she was the loving and always supportive eldest sibling to her two dear brothers,…

Lawrence Finch

Lawrence Finch
Lawrence Joshua Finch, age 97, formerly of Stratford, passed away peacefully at Caressant Care, Harriston on September 25, 2017. Born in Wiarton, Ontario son of the late James and Ellen Finch. Lawrence owned and operated Lawrence Finch Cleaning and Maintenance from 1947 - 1988. He was a…

Audrey Livingston

Audrey Livingston
LIVINGSTON, Audrey Lewis (Howard) Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. Lifelong writer and teacher. In her 104th year, on September 17, 2017 at Greenwood Court, Stratford, Ontario, with family by her side, Audrey passed away, joining her beloved husband Ted. She was the…

Irene Marie Hishon

Irene Marie Hishon
Irene Marie Hishon, age 93, formerly of Stratford passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge (Milverton) on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Born in Sturgeon Falls, daughter of the late Wilfred and Leta (Hickey) Rabillard. Predeceased by her husband, the late Joseph Patrick Hishon (March 1979).…

Dianne Bertelsen

Dianne Bertelsen
It is with broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Dianne Emily Bertelsen, age 54 of Stratford. Born in London, daughter of the late Dick and Dea (Carvell) Bertelsen and step-daughter of the late Deloris Bertelsen. Loving and proud mother of her daughter Dana Bertelsen (Chad Gaunt).…