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Steve DeBoer

Steve DeBoer
Siebe “Steve” DeBoer, age 70, of St. Marys and formerly of Lakeside, passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Born in Burum, Netherlands, son of the late Bonne and Trijntje (Knot) DeBoer. True love and soulmate of Monica (Homan)…

Kathleen Wadsworth

Kathleen Wadsworth
Kathleen (Kay) Wadsworth, in her 104th year, passed away peacefully at Ritz Villa in Mitchell with her daughters by her side, on July 26, 2017. Born in Welland, moved to Montreal and then back to St Catharines and Niagara Falls. Predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years Albert…

Thomas Jepson

Thomas Jepson
Thomas Walter Jepson, age 71, of Woodstock passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on August 11, 2017. Tom was born in Stratford, July 18, 1946, son of the late John and Pearl (Lingard) Jepson. Loving husband of the late Judith Carolyn (Brodhagen) who predeceased him April…

Florence Clifford

Florence Clifford
At Toronto Grace Hospital on August 8, 2017. Florence Clifford, in her 94th year. Born in West Zorra Township, daughter of the late Joseph and Hannah Clifford (nee O’Flaherty). Flo was a lady of strong faith and incredible generosity. She was predeceased by her sisters Helen, Marie, Anna,…

Marina Weston

Marina Weston
Marina Prinos Weston lost her battle to cancer on July 30, 2017 in Stratford, ON at the age of 67. Marina is survived by her husband Edward Weston of 25 years, her 2 children Christina and David, son in law Tyler, daughter in law Caroline and her 4 grandchildren, Owen and Kate McNaughton,…

Frank Flood

Frank Flood
Frank Edward Flood, age 80, of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Born in Stratford, son of the late Clarence Flood and the former Elsie May Hope. Beloved husband of 62 years to Catherine Flood (nee Evans). Loved father of Catherine Hishon (Wayne Cole) and Bradley…

K. Lorna Isaacs

K. Lorna Isaacs
Kathleen Lorna Isaacs, age 97, formerly of Bayfield and London, passed away peacefully at McCarthy Place, Stratford on August 6, 2017. Lorna was born in Bradford, England daughter of the late Herbert and Ada Greenwood and came to Canada in 1949. Predeceased by her first husband Reginald…

Betty Schmidt

Betty Schmidt
Betty Jean Schmidt (nee Phillips) passed away at Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell on August 6, 2017 in her 90th year. She was predeceased by her husband George in 2007, by a great grandson in 2015 and by 1 sister and 1 brother. She is survived by her three children, Pamela Reeve (David),…

Irene Dench

Irene Dench
Irene Dench, age 93, of Stratford passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, daughter of the late Robert Rae and the former Catherine McWatt. Beloved mother of Elaine McMullan, Diane Dench and Kimberley Dench. Loving grandmother of Shona Dunseith (Glen), Michael…

Marg Kelly

Marg Kelly
Marg Kelly, age 85, of Stratford, passed away suddenly at her residence on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Born in Stratford, daughter of the late Herbert and Lillian (Appel) Tew. Predeceased by her husband Ronald George Kelly (March 2008). Loving mother of daughter Kathy Nigro (Jamie), Jim…

Peggy Rowe

Peggy Rowe
Peggy Susan Rowe, age 57, of Mississauga, passed away suddenly Monday, July 31, 2017 at her home. Born in Belleville, loving daughter of Douglas Rowe and the late Enid (Lakeman) Rowe. Peggy is survived by her two sisters; Julie Rowe and Janet Elliott, sister-in-law to Scott Elliott and a…

Eric McFadden

Eric McFadden
Eric Robert McFadden, age 81, of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Stratford General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Stratford, son of the late Roy and Carrie (Steinacker) McFadden. Survived by his true love and soul mate Doreen (Puschelberg)…

Rudolph Wilke

Rudolph Wilke
Rudolph Gernot Wilke, age 76, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Monday, July 24, 2017. Born in Germany, son of the late Hans and Ruth (Schwarze) Wilke. Survived by his two sisters, Gerlinde Pankonin and husband Werner and Marlene McFarlane and husband…

Bruce Sebben

Bruce Sebben
Bruce Edward Sebben, on the morning of July 26, 2017. Bruce passed away peacefully with family by his side. After a hard fought battle with diabetes and associated ailments, Bruce left us at Stratford General Hospital. Predeceased by his partner Nancy Femia (2002) and parents Jim and…

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…