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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…

Steve Houghton

Steve Houghton
It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of our son Steve on June 22, 2017 in Stratford at the age of 47. Steve was the son of William and Betty Houghton; father of Emily and Eric Houghton; brother of Leah Challenger (Craig) and uncle to Poppy. Steve is survived by…

Myrtle Whiting

Myrtle Whiting
Myrtle Helene Whiting, age 94, formerly of Stratford, passed away peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital (Simcoe). Born in Stratford, daughter of the late George and Edna (Wolfe) Roegele. Loving wife of the late Lorne Russell Whiting (September 1997). Adored mother of Jeannette (Ted) Hunter…

John McLellan

John McLellan
John McLellan, age 71 passed away peacefully at Hillside Manor on June 21, 2017. Funeral service will take place Friday, June 23 at 11 a.m. at Hillside Manor. Interment at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice…

Bill Nichol

Bill Nichol
William Howard Nichol, age 70, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on June 22, 2017. Bill was born in Stratford, son of Howard Nichol of Stratford and the late Vivian Nichol. Beloved husband for 42 years of Lois Marie (Thomson). Dear brother of Shirley…

Ann Hopps

Ann Hopps
Ann Carolyn Hopps bravely and peacefully passed away with family at her side at the Stratford General Hospital on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the age of 72. She has been reunited with her loving husband Harold Hopps, who predeceased her in November 2014. Loved dearly by her children, Jason…

Mai Que Chung

Mai Que Chung
Mai Que Chung, age 92, of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Stratford General Hospital. Loving wife of the late Henry Chung, whom she married in 1947 and who predeceased her December 1988. Proud mother of Sing (Ivy) Chung, Nancy Chung (Pat White), Linda (Jack)…

Harold (Corky) Erb

Harold (Corky) Erb
Harold Erb, age 86, of Stratford, passed away suddenly at his favourite summer place (The Last Resort), at the Riverside Park in Port Albert on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Born in Stratford on April 25, 1931. Harold had the Silver Lining Apple Orchard in Sebringville, with the first in the…

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…

Johanna Hinrichs

Johanna Hinrichs
Johanna Hinrichs, age 95, formerly of Dundas, passed away peacefully at Hillside Manor, RR# 5 Stratford on June 14, 2017. Johanna was born in Nijmegen, Holland, daughter of the late Herman and Jacobus Van Zoest. She was a former member of St. Paul's United Church, Dundas. Loving mother of…

Marie McKone

Marie McKone
Marie Kathleen McKone, age 54, of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Stratford General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Loving daughter of Mary Neeb of Stratford. Much loved partner of Brian Wicke. Proud mother of Keith McKone and his wife Ashley. Nanna…

Charlaine Wray

Charlaine Wray
Charlaine Ruth Wray, age 72, of Stratford, passed away suddenly at her residence on Monday, June 12, 2017. Born in Sarnia, daughter of the late Charles and Evelyn (Barrett) Wray, loving sister of Janet and her husband Nevin Singh and their son Nirish. Charlaine will be remembered from her…

Dan Young

Dan Young
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Daniel Patrick Young. Dan passed away peacefully surrounded by family members at London Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the age of 69. He was born in Kitchener on January 25, 1948, son of the late William and…

David Knechtel

David Knechtel
David Clark Knechtel, age 57, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on June 10, 2017. David is survived by sons Chad and Charles. Brother of Keith Knechtel (Mary), Janice Rose (Dave), Connie Voisin (Paul) and Norman Knechtel (Tonya). Also survived by…