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James Boyd

James Edward Boyd, age 57, of Kitchener, formerly of Stratford, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 22, 2017. Born in St. Marys, son of the Sylvia (Cubberley) Boyd and the late John “Jack” Boyd. James is survived by his children Bryan Boyd (Jodie) and Lianne Stokes (Rodney). Grandfather of…

Muriel Johnston

Muriel Johnston
Muriel (Fountain) Johnston, age 84, of Stratford, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Knollcrest Lodge in Milverton. Born in Stratford, daughter of the late Wilfred and Amy (Hembery) Fountain. Predeceased by her husband of 63 years, James Richard Johnston (August 29, 2015). Loving…

Edna Rooney

Edna Rooney
Edna Margaret Rooney, age 76, of Stratford passed away peacefully at Seaforth Community Hospital on May 23, 2017. Edna was born in Prince Edward Island, daughter of the late Vernon and Helena Dennis. Loving mother of Nadine Sharples (Dave). Grandmother of Jesse and Alexandria. Sister of…

James Donald (Don) McCaul

James Donald (Don) McCaul
We remember with fondness James Donald McCaul. Don was born in Toronto. He first moved to Stratford with his family in 1923 when his father became a manager of McLagan Furniture. As the eldest of 5 children, he was a mentor to his three sisters, Jean (2010), Helen (2010) and Dorothy (2016),…

Jean Margaret Moore

Jean Margaret Moore
Jean Margaret Moore (nee Rock), age 70, of St. Marys and formerly of Stratford, passed away peacefully at Wildwood Care Centre on Monday, May 22, 2017. She was born in Stratford, daughter of the late Walter Rock and the former Flossie French. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Moore (2015).…

Robert Charles Marran

Robert Charles Marran
Robert “Bob” Charles Marran, age 85, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Born in Stratford, son of the late Fred and Madeline (Malloy) Marran. Survived by his loving wife, Doris (Foster) Marran of 25 years. Bob will be fondly remembered by his step-sons Kent and…

Elizabeth (Betty) Jones

Elizabeth (Betty) Jones
With family and pets at her side, Betty passed on Saturday, May 13th, at her home. Betty was the wife of John Carey-Woodman for over 35 years, step-mother to Joanne Moeser and Karen King. Betty was predeceased by sons Glen and Darren Jones, and parents Florence (nee Stewart) and Bernard…

Bill Fralick

Bill Fralick
William James Fralick, age 54, of RR# 5 Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on May 13, 2017. Bill was born in London, Ontario on July 30, 1962, son of Dorleen Fralick of St. Thomas and the late Bob Fralick. Father to Teri and Chad Fralick. Grandfather to…

Bob Traversy

Bob Traversy
At Stratford General Hospital on May 6, 2017, Bob Traversy, 87, passed away following complications after a fall. His beloved wife of over 58 years, Gail (née Stronach), daughters Robin and Nancy, son Bruce, sons-in-law Daniel and Martin and daughter-in-law Cindy were by his side. He was…

Guiseppe (Joe) DiGangi

Guiseppe (Joe) DiGangi
Guiseppe (Joseph) “Joe” DiGangi, age 81, of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Spruce Lodge (Stratford). He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Born in Italy, son of the late Salvatore and Guisepina (Merlina) DiGangi. True love and best friend of…

Charmaine Quain

Charmaine Quain
It is with profound sadness that the Quain, Piper and Eaton families announce the passing of Charmaine Quain on Sunday, May 7, 2017. She valiantly battled cancer and her spirit was triumphant. Charmaine was predeceased by her parents Mildred and Winston Quain, her brother-in-law Lyle…

Pauline Helm

Pauline Helm
Pauline Clarida Helm (nee Quinlan), 90, was called home by our LORD and Saviour on Sunday May 7th surrounded by her loving children. Pauline was born on January 14, 1927 in Stratford, daughter of the late William Quinlan and the former Clarida Legault, and loving sister to the late Dr.…

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…

Mona Kramp

Mona Kramp
It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Mona Kramp (Morrison) of Woodland Towers, Stratford on May 8, 2017. Mona was born Proton Township, Ontario in 1928, daughter of the late Andrew and Catharine (Adams) Morrison. It was there she met her loving husband Russell Kramp who…

Gerda Schilder

Gerda Schilder
Gerarda “Gerda” Christina Schilder, age 94, formerly of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Ritz Lutheran Villa (Mitchell). Wife of 41 years to the late Michel Schilder of Stratford. Loving mother of Brian Schilder and his wife Andrea of Stratford. Step grandmother…

James Clarke

James Clarke
James Leslie Clarke, age 78, of Stratford, passed away at University Hospital (London) on Monday, February 13, 2017. Born in Duncan, B.C. son of the late James and Margaret (Clark) Clarke. James is survived by his brother Murray Clarke and sister Carol McKay. Cremation has taken place.…

Sylvio Parr

Sylvio Parr
Sylvio Parr, age 82, of Stratford, passed away at the Stratford General Hospital on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Loving husband of 61 years of Shirley Parr (nee Hunter). Dear father of Jack, Vicki Cook, Len (Pauline), Dan (Dianne) and Murray (Joanne). Grandfather of Jacqueline, Carolyn, Michael…

Rita Pigeon

Rita Pigeon
Rita Marie Pigeon (nee McCaffrey), age 95, passed away at Spruce Lodge Care Facility in Stratford, Ontario on Monday, April 24th, 2017. Rita was born and grew up in Stratford, worked for the war effort in Hamilton, in retail at Prout and Lamont, before finding her dream job at the Royal…

Bernadette Williams

Bernadette Williams
Bernadette Williams, age 62, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Monday, May 1, 2017. Born in Trinidad, daughter of the late Percival and Audrey (Phills) Selman. Proud and loving mother of Trimmel Worrell of Stratford, Kleda Selman of Trinidad and…

Lyle Kipfer

Lyle Kipfer
Lyle Irvin Kipfer, age 77, of Stratford, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his side at the Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Beloved husband of 56 years to Helen Kipfer (nee Smith). Loving father of Wendy Haldane, Kim (Dana) Maxwell, Michele Bailey and Kevin…