Phyliss Pfaff – of Stratford, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Stratford General Hospital on Monday March 11th at the age of 78, five days before her birthday.
Loving mother of Lance and Sharon, Vaughn and Carolyn, Rondell, Jodean, Faye and Dale Shiell, Lyndon and Deb and Lewallyn, all of Stratford. Special grandma of Heather, Steven, Courtney and Mike, Kelly and Nick, Jason and Jaclynn, Amber and Aaron, Kadin, Justin and great-grandma of Isabelle, Aidan, Sophie, Charlotte and Bennett. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents John and Mabel Huston, her brother Russ, her sisters Lillian and husband Wallace Baillie, Fern and husband Jack Worth and her brother Ron and wife Audrey.
There was no visitation. A private family service was held at Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood. Spring interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:03
Passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Monday, March 11, 2013. Esther was born 73 years ago in Elma Township, a daughter of the late Daniel & Elizabeth (Kuepfer) Wagler. Beloved wife of Stan Herrfort of Milverton. Loving mother of Patty Bisch (Larry) of Wellesley, Corrie Herrfort (Corry), Jeffrey Herrfort, all of Stratford, and Tracey Quinn (Dwayne) of Elmira.
Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Kelsey, Quinn, Curtis, Corbin, Karick, Janelle, Krista, Lauryn & Maddie. Dear sister of Sarah Wagler of Milverton and Jonathan Wagler (Margaret) of Fordwich, and sister-in-law of Shirley Wagler of Newton, Bruce Kreller of Clifford, and Ralph Herrfort of Millbank. Esther was predeceased by her sister Louise Kreller and brothers Samuel Wagler, William & wife Edna Wagler and Elmer Wagler.
Visitation at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 7 Spencer Street, Milverton on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 1-4 & 7-9 p.m.. The funeral service will be held at Riverdale Mennonite Church, Millbank on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Jim Brown officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolence and memorial tribute information at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca
Harris, Marion Frances
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:00
Marion Harris of Stratford, ON passed away after a courageous battle with leukemia on March 11, 2013 at LHSC Victoria Hospital Campus. Beloved wife and best friend of 43 years to Ralph Harris. Loving mother to Lynn and Tracy (Dave) and Kenneth Reeves.
Survived by grandchildren Breeanna, Meghan and Carly, by her brother Maurice Cassidy (Darlene) of London and a brother in law Harry Harris of London. Marion held a special spot in her heart for numerous lifelong friends and relatives.
The family would like to gratefully acknowledge the outstanding care Marion received from the Adult Oncology Department and the Palliative Care team.
Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Thursday March 14, from 2-4 and 7-9. Parish Prayers to be held at 6:45p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday March 15 at 11:00 a.m.
As expressions of sympathy the family would ask you to consider memorial contributions to LHSC-Leukemia Research, St Joseph's Church Restoration Fund or the charity of your choice through the funeral home. (519) 271-7411.www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
Needles, Ann Marie
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:54
Ann Marie Needles (nee Henderson)
July 7, 1923 – March 11, 2013
The Needles family is very saddened to announce the passing of their matriarch.
Mom was predeceased by the love of her life Myron (Buddy) whom she met on a blind date while training as a nurse at Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto. First came love, then came marriage, then came Buddy pushing a baby carriage... and again, and again... Mom made home a blessed and happy place for her eight children. The first four were born in Ohio, living in Hamilton, Chillicothe and Springfield but Mom's homesickness culminated in a move to Stratford where the last four were born.
While Mom called us her "cherubs" it was her love and faith that saw us through the thick and the thin of life's ebbs and flows. She had the ability to find the best in everybody. Mom was a dedicated to her community and was a member of St. Joseph's Church. She and Dad kept close contact with many friends from many associations they made in their life together.
The family is appreciative for the care Mom received in her final days at Stratford General Hospital. Anne Marie's children are Mary Ann (Bob Dempsey), Beth (Les Pulchinski), Bill – deceased (Nano), Patrick – deceased, Mike (Anna Marie), Charles (Kathy), Diane Snider, George (Susan). Her 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren have the assurance that she will now be with her Lord for eternity and that she will "join her boys".
A private family service will take place at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Saturday, March 16, 2013. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society through the funeral home. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
Lichti, Melvin A.
Quietly in his sleep at Knollcrest Lodge in Milverton, on Monday, March 11, 2013, Melvin in his 93rd year.
Beloved husband of the late Mary Jantzi (1993). Loving father of Edna Jane Lebold (Ronald) of RR2 Wellesley and Nelda Erb (Donald) of RR1 Milverton. Dear grandfather of Terry Lebold (Susan), Tim Lebold, Robert Lebold (Stephanie), Randy Lebold (Anita), Angie Jacobs (Wes) Nathan Erb, Jeremy Erb (Janice), Chrissy Erb, Jenny Brenneman (Brad) as well as his great-grandchildren; Dylan, Amanda, and Brody Lebold, Aaron, Justin, Olivia, and Tejitu Lebold, Cameron, Hudson and Jadon Lebold, Hayley, Ethan, and Molly Brenneman.
Will be sadly missed by his sister Helen Shantz, brother-in law Alvin Roes, sisters-in law; Emma Lichti and Eva Albrecht. Predeceased by his brothers; Albert, Peter and sisters; Luella Wagler, Marie Roes, brothers and sisters-in law; Ion Shantz, Erven Albrecht, David Wagler, Emmanuel and Loreen Jantzi, Betty Lichti and Dorothy Lichti. Melvin farmed all his life in Wellesley Township and was a faithful member of Mapleview Mennonite Church.
Friends may call at Mapleview Mennonite Church, 5074 Deborah Glaister Line, Wellesley, on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the church on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. Pastor Brent Kipfer officiating. Interment to follow in church cemetery. Donations to the Mapleview Building fund or M.C.C. would be appreciated. (Arrangements entrusted to Futher-Franklin Funeral Home. Wellesley)