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Obituaries

Lorne Ellah

Lorne Ellah
Lorne William Ellah, age 81, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on July 23, 2017. Beloved husband of Janice Kieswetter-Ellah (Voisin). Loving father of Tania Asselstine, Todd Ellah (Raquel), Karen Green (Robert), Carla McKay (Michael). Grandfather of Noah,…

Margaret (Peggy) Balsdon

Margaret (Peggy) Balsdon
Margaret “Peggy” Balsdon (McEwin), age 86, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at Greenwood Court, Stratford on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Peggy was born in Stratford (baptized at St. Andrews Church), daughter of the late Wilson (Skin) McEwin and the former Mabel Hutchison. Peggy lived all of…

John Haynes

John Haynes
John Haynes - John passed away peacefully on July 19, 2017 at Knollcrest Lodge in Milverton. He was born in Brampton on August 29, 1931, son of the late Viola (Bailey) and Jason Haynes. John was predeceased by his wife Darlene in 2015. Loving father of Lynnette (Wayne) McLeod, Wendy Ladd,…

Morris Shewchuk

Morris Shewchuk
Morris Walter Shewchuk, age 83, on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Stratford General Hospital passed away peacefully with Millie Chambers his loving partner of 36 years by his side. Born in Wakaw, Saskatchewan, son of the late John and Helen Shewchuk. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his…

Dwayne Achilles

Dwayne Achilles
Dwayne William Achilles, age 47, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on July 16, 2017 after battling cancer. Dwayne was born in Clinton, October 3, 1969, son of the late Donald Achilles and Kathy Schaeffer (Keith). Survived by his companion Betty Trotter.…

James Hopkins

James Hopkins
Our hearts are broken to announce the sudden death of our loving son, James Philip Narender Hopkins, age 30, of St. Marys and formerly of Stratford. Born in Sidcup, England, son of Mark and Cara (Budhram) Hopkins. Beloved brother of Cate Hopkins. Grandson of Shirley and Philip Hopkins and…

Debbie Thibeault

Debbie Thibeault
Debra Martha May Thibeault Pfaff (Lang), 60, of Stratford passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Stratford General Hospital after a long battle with her health onThursday, July 6, 2017.She was predeceased by her parents Betty and Jack Lang and mother-in-law Phyliss Pfaff.She…

Gordon Reid

Gordon Reid
William Gordon Reid (January 11, 1932 - July 7, 2017) Loving husband of B. Jean (Alexander) Reid for over 61 years, passed away peacefully at home with loved ones by his side. Gordon passed away in his 86th year after a life filled with hard work, dedication and laughter that centred around…

Ruth Hrabluk

Ruth Hrabluk
Ruth HrablukIt is with a sad heart that we announce the passage of Ruth Hrabluk, on July 1, 2017. Ruth was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia March 18th, 1922. She moved east to Ajax and later to Toronto where Ruth married and raised her family. Ruth is predeceased by her husband Sam Hrabluk.…

Ian Price

Ian Price
Ian Price, aka “Papa Price” or “Chief” age 59, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Saturday July 1, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Scarborough, son of the late Floyd and Elizabeth (Smith) Price. Survived by his true love and best friend…

Peter Sop

Peter Sop
Peter Sop, age 83, of Stratford passed away peacefully on July 1, 2017. Peter was born in Bosnia, son of the late Ivan Sop and the former Jela Stefanac. Beloved best friend to Marlene Zehr for 36 years. Loved father of Anton and Mark (Pam) Sop. Proud grandfather of Mitchell and Parker.…

Donald Lorne McLeod

Donald Lorne McLeod
Lorne McLeod passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer, in Stratford on Sunday, July 2, 2017, at the age of 81. Lorne is survived by his friend and former partner, Mary McLeod; daughter Kari McLeod (Rick Lusk) of Victoria, BC; son Greg McLeod, grandchildren Spencer, Ruby and Nora…

Eric McMillan

Eric McMillan
Eric C. McMillan - Eric was born and raised in Toronto spending the majority of his 92 years with his family in Stratford, the last few at Spruce Lodge. Beloved husband of Betty (Ashbourne) and father of four: son Eric G. McMillan (Wendy), their children Erin (Chris) and their daughter Zoe,…

James Donald (Jim) Morris

James Donald (Jim) Morris
James Donald (Jim) Morris, passed away peacefully at VON Sakura House on Monday June 26, 2017. Jim was born May 21, 1947 to Hilton and Rosina (Howe) Morris, living most of his life in the Harrington and Stratford communities. In addition to his many dedicated years of service to his…

Jacqueline Hall

Jacqueline Hall
Jacqueline Margaret Hall, age 85, passed away at Cedarcroft Place, Stratford on June 22, 2017. She was born in Stratford, daughter of the late George and Helen Hall and has lived here all of her life. Jacqueline graduated from the Stratford Normal School and enjoyed a long and rewarding…

Helen Wake

Helen Wake
HELEN READ WAKE (September 15, 1927 - June 26, 2017) Stratford native Helen Wake (nee Macdonald), passed away peacefully in Owen Sound Hospital on Monday, June 26, 2017. Helen was pre-deceased by her loving husband Bud Wake in 2012 – they celebrated 60 years of marriage and lived in…

John Bailey

John Bailey
Passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on June 25, 2017 in his 95 year. Born in Stratford, March 13, 1923. John volunteered to serve his country in World War II and joined the York Carlton Regiment (Red Devils) in London, Ontario on September 7, 1942. He served overseas…

Stanslawa (Stella) Koperski

Stanslawa (Stella) Koperski
Stanslawa Koperski, age 89, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on June 23, 2017. Stella was born in Poland and came to Canada in 1951. She worked several jobs before finding her home at SquareD where she worked until her retirement. Stella was a member of…

Alexander Rennie

Alexander Rennie
Alexander Rennie, died on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Stratford General Hospital following a brief illness.Born in Glasgow, Scotland on December 8, 1927 to James Rennie and Mary Pirie Rennie, Alex was christened in the Maryhill Barracks – a Son of the Regiment. He attended Allan Glen’s…

Kurt Machura

Kurt Machura
Kurt Joseph Machura, age 86, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at home on June 23, 2017. Kurt was born in Poland, son of the late Frantz and Gertrude Machura. Beloved husband of Annelies Machura who predeceased him February 6, 2012. Loving father of Klaus (Peter) Machura (Pam), William…