Waterloo Region Generations
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6001 McFARLANE, Clarence Douglas

At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday, February 17, 1995, Clarence McFarlane of R.R. 6, Cambridge in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Craigen) McFarlane and dear father of George and wife Karen of Havelock, Jim and wife Julie and David and wife Nancy of Cambridge. Beloved brother of Ralph and wife Janet of Ajax, Alvin and wife Joan of Oshawa, Don of Lucan and Jack and wife Donna of Oshawa and Susan Lowery and husband Karl of Bowmanville. Dearly loved granfather of Jason, Thomas, Ryan, Andrew, Joshua, Heather and Danny. Dear son-in-law of Margaret Craigen of Cambridge. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Clarence was predeceased by his parents, Alec and Edith McFarlane and his brother, Douglas. Clarence was an elder at St. Andrew's Galt Presbyterian Church. He had worked for 34 years at C.M.C. in Cambridge. Clarence and Helen owned and operated McFarlane Catering from 1968-1978. Funeral Services were held today, at St. Andrew's Galt Presbyterian Church, Cambridge, at 2 p.m. Interment followed at Mount View Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1995 
McFarlane, Clarence D. (I421092)
6002 McGregor Clinic Fund

On September 1, 1922, Doctors J.K. McGregor and F. B. Mowbray who had been practicing surgeons, joined together with four other doctors to form the McGregor-Mowby Clinic at 250 Main Street East in Hamilton. Dr. Mowbray died in 1931 and the Clinic became the McGregor Clinic. The primary motivation was to have a number of doctors working together with laboratory and radiology facilities and to better serve the patients in various fields of medicine. In 1946, Dr. McGregor died and the staff doctors bought the Clinic from his Estate and established a group practice with an elected Board of Governors. It was incorporated as a non-profit corporation, called the McGregor Clinic. Two members of the Board were non-medical community representative and a number of senior executives from industry and the University helped guide the policies of the Clinic. 
McGregor, J. K. (I84136)
6003 McGREGOR, Donald Albert

Suddenly, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, July 7th., 1992, in his 62nd year. Don McGregor of Cambridge, beloved husband of Betty (nee Barnhardt), dear father of Richard of Kitchener and Donald Jr., of Cambridge, loved step-father of John Wilkinson and his wife Helga, Bob Wilkinson and his wife Karen, Bart Wilkinson and his wife Dale all of Cambridge and Jim Wilkinson and his friend Teresa of Hamilton. Loved son of Mrs. Gladys McGregor of Cambridge, loved grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Dear brother of Beatrice Bygott of Napanee, Alice Daniels of Woodstock, Evelyn Snider of Victoria B.C., Ivy Chester, Verna Brisson, Eleanor Hamill, Velma Drew and Joyce Jansen all of Cambridge. Predeceased by one sister, Beulah and two brothers, Allen and Laverne. Friends will be received at COUTT'S & SON FUNERAL HOME, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, on Thursday, 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral and Committal Service will be conducted at New Apostolic Church, 645 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge, on Friday, at 2: 00p.m. Reverend Roy Wilkinson officiating. Interment, Mount View Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1992 
McGregor, Donald Albert "Don" (I405031)
6004 McILVEEN, Ronald Jack Passed away suddenly, on Monday, November 30, 2009, at the age of 67. Husband of Joan McIlveen (nee MacLeod), father of Trish Kaminski (nee McIlveen), Sue McIlveen, Ron McIlveen and his wife Nicole and Sheri McIlveen and her partner Ron Bach. Proud Poppa to Kyle and Cassandra Kaminski, Jake and Cody McIlveen, and Chelsey Bach, all of Kitchener. Predeceased by his parents, Gladys and Jack McIlveen and his brothers, Ralph and Robert McIlveen. Ronald was a 20 year employee of Sunar (Sunshine) as a transport truck driver and was presently employed by Almondit Haulage. He will be sadly missed by his family. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Associations and may be arranged by contacting the Westmount Funeral Chapel at (519) 743-8900 (519) 743-8900. Share fond memories of Ronald online at www.mem.com

Waterloo Region Record 30 Nov 2009 
McIlveen, Ronald Jack (I116251)
6005 McKAY, Colin Robert-On Thursday, July 10, 1997, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Colin Robert McKay in his 67th year, formerly of Kitchener and Elmira. Dear father of Donald and his wife Mari-jo of Embro and Gail Hyatt and her husband Jeremie of Queen Charlotte City, BC. He will be remembered by his two grandsons, Luke and Malcolm Hyatt of the Queen Charlottes. Will be sadly missed by Shirley. Lovingly remembered by his sister, Dora Longo of Kitchener and his brother, Murray McKay and his wife Helen of Guelph and his many nieces and nephews. Colin was a member of the Presbyterian Church all his life. He was an elder and active in many church groups as a teacher and participant. He also was a member of the choir in Kitchener and Elmira. Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Dorothy McKay and his brother, Donald James McKay who was killed overseas during World War II. Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Gale Presbyterian Church, Elmira with Rev. John Kurtz officiating.

The Record Newspaper 11 Jul 1997 
McKay, Colin Robert (I260925)
6006 McKellar-Rumpel Wedding

The marriage of Miss Olga Rumpel, eldest daughter of Mr. George Rumpel of Berlin, and Mr. H. D. McKellar on Tuesday, was an event which had been eagerly anticipated by all in the entire town. It took place at 2: 00 o'clock in the afternoon in St. Peter's Lutheran Church in the presence of more than one hundred guests and a crowd which not only filled the large church, but also stretched out as far as the street. After the marriage ceremony, the young couple held a reception in Mr. Rumpel's beautifully decorated residence, and then departed at 5: 30 for New York and other points, east. The quantity of beautiful and costly gifts, which had been presented to the bride by friends and relatives exceeds anything of the sort previously seen in Berlin. The wedding refreshments served in the course of the afternoon were prepared and served by a Toronto firm. A Toronto gardener had also decorated the house. As well, the myrtle wreath of the bride was a shoot from a branch that her mother had carried in her hands on her wedding-day.

Berliner Journal September 11, 1902 Page 4 - Column 2 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk April 25, 2008 
Rumpel, Olga (I186523)
6007 McKELV1E, Mrs. Helene (Kelly)

At her residence, 119 Fourth Ave., Kitchener, on Saturday, Nov. 22, 1988, in her 79th year, the former Helene Braniff. A member of St. Aloysius RC Church, a member and past president of the Catholic Women's League, a charter member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association for the Mentally Retarded and the Mother's Auxiliary and an honorary board member of Catholic Counselling Centre (Region of Waterloo). Daughter of the late John A. Braniff and the former Jane McDonald; wife of Harry McKelvie; mother of Michael and his wife Mary Margaret, Maureen Jane (finny) and Christine Morton and her husband Ron, all of Kitchener and Father Pat McKelvie, CR, of Toronto; sister of Rita Ellis of Strathroy and Rose Pope of Windsor. Also survived by live grandchildren. Predeceased by one son, Douglas; two brothers, Joseph and Jim and two sisters, Molly Kelly and Mary. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener. Prayers will be offered from the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, Nov. 25 (today) at 9: 30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Aloysius RC Church at 10 a.m. Following cremation, interment Kitchener Mount Hope cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Nov 1986 pg F7 
Braniff, Helene (I352955)
6008 McKillican, Gladys Winkler

Passed away suddenly in the presence of the Lord on August 28, 2013 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre with her family by her side. Gladys Winkler McKillican in her 91st year. Beloved wife of Rev. Donald McKillican.

Predeceased by her former husband Harry Watts of Markham. Dear mother of Gordon (Sue Anne) Watts of Little Britain, Ontario. Loved grandmother of Genni (Andrew) Epp, James (Sarah) Watts, Joel and Jonathan Watts. Great grandmother of Olivia, Alexander and Hudson Epp. Much loved by Kathy, Glen, Ward and Larissa and Norman and Sharon Hollinger. Loved sister-in-law of Marie, Bernal and Marjorie. Predeceased by her parents Gordon Hollinger and Olivia Winkler. Gladys was a dedicated volunteer at the Grove Park Home for 15 years and a faithful secretary to the WMS of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church for 20 years. Her whole life was devoted to the Christian Faith.

Family and friends will be received at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie (705-721-9921) from 2: 00 - 4: 00 p.m. and 7: 00 - 9: 00 p.m. on Thursday September 5, 2013. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 11: 00 a.m. Reception to follow. An interment will take at Barrie Union Cemetery following the reception. Donations to the St. Andrew's Presbyterian WMS would be gratefully appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com  
Hollinger, Gladys Winkler (I28655)
6009 McKILLOP, Margaret

Of Winston Hall Nursing Home, on Wednesday, May 10, 1995, at her residence, in her 89th year. Margaret Buchan, beloved wife of the late Angus McKillop (1991), dear mother of Andrew Buchan McKillop of England and Mary and her husband Jack Stone of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by three grandchildren, Mark, Cheryl and Michelle and seven great grandchildren. Mrs. McKillop was born in Wick, Scotland and has been a resident of the Waterloo Region for the past five years. Friends will be receieved at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, on Thursday, from 7-9 p.m. The Funeral will be held at the Funeral Home, on Friday, May 12, 1995, at 12: 30 p.m., with Rev. Al Beaton officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment of ashes in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1995
Buchan, Margaret F. (I382631)
6010 McLAY, William With love and sadness we announce the death of William McLay at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, peacefully on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Born in Bannockburn, Scotland on December 28, 1946, Will immigrated to Kitchener in 1967 and worked for Indiana Steel. He will be sadly missed by his devoted son Andrew. Will leaves behind his family in Scotland; the late Robert (Christine), the late Christine (Andrew), David (Marie), Mary (Tom), John (Isabelle), Janet (Bob) and Marjorie (Sandy). Also missing him are Gudrun (Brian), Ricki (Paul) and Suzanne (Horst). Will's caring friends also grieve for his passing; Alicia, Doris, Aida, Lisa, Rio, Melinda (Mea) and her daughter Aaliyah. He will also be missed by his other relatives and all of his many friends; Graham, Tony, Moore and Sandra. Until his unfortunate accident, Will's great love was soccer and he was a first rate player for the Kitchener Rangers and the Guelph Kossuth soccer clubs. Will's generosity knew no bounds and he always greeted his friends with a broad smile. He was always interested in life about him. The family would like to send heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses of the ICU department of the Grand River Hospital who supported and cared for Will in his final days. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Will's life will take place on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Grand River Hospital. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Will's memorial.

Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousands winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die. Mary Elizabeth Frye - 1932.

Waterloo Region Record 26 Feb 2011 
McLeay, William (I175922)
6011 MCLEAN, Edward Angus - At Hilltop Manor Nursing Home, on Saturday, May 30, 2009, in his 89th year. Loving husband for 64 years to June McLean and dear father to Betty May Moore (Terry), Lisa Scrimshaw (John) all of Cambridge and Linda Harlow (David) of Kitchener. Dear grandfather of Craig, Kelly, Michael, Amanda, Jeffrey and Nathan and loved great-grandfather of Daniel, Hannah and Alexander. Ed was previously employed for over 40 years with Butler Metals serving as a production foreman. A lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Galt Branch No. 121, Ed served his country in the Second World War in Italy, France and Holland. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home , 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family will receive friends today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to take place at the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. A legion service under the asupices of the Royal Canadian Legion (Galt Branch No. 121) will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 7 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Parkinson Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family. www.corbettfuneralhome.ca.

Waterloo Region Record 1 Jun 2009 
McLean, Edward Angus (I158462)
6012 McLEOD, John Robert

Suddenly, at the Hamilton General Hospital, on Tuesday, March 14, 1995, in his 42nd year. John McLeod of Branchton, beloved husband of Louise. Dear father of Shannon, Katie and Ashleigh all at home. Dear brother of Gordon and his fiancee Elizabeth, Donald and his wife Jane and Janet and her husband Frank McKenna all of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by his Nieces and nephews, his sisters-ih-law, Jayne and Joanne and his many close friends. He was predeceased by his son, Jake Ronald, his parents, Donald and Clara, his brother, Ronald and his niece Monica. Mr. McLeod was auctioneer with the Ontario Auto Auction, for over 15 years and was a Member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Cambridge. Friends will be received at COUTTS AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, on Thursday, from 7 - 9 p.m. and Friday, from 2 -4 and 7 - 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, East Street, Cambridge, on Saturday, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Gordon Griggs officiating. Interment to follow in Mount View Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1995 
McLeod, John Robert (I415292)
6013 McOUIBBAN, Mrs. J. W.

On Tuesday, June 12, 1979, at K-W Hospital, Marie Zilliax, beloved wife of the late Dr. J. W. McQuibban, of Elmira. Dear mother of Dr. George A. McQuibban of 'Brampton; dear mother-in-law of Margaret ; grandmother of James, Cara, Alanna and Angus. One brother Arthur, predeceased her. Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, until Thursday morning at 10 a.m., when removal will be made to Gale Presbyterian Church. for funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment...in the Harriston cemetery. 
Zilliax, Clara Marie "Marie" (I194376)
6014 McPEAK, Charles Henry June 8, 1924 - February 26, 2011 It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of their father, grandfather and great-grandfather on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Heritage House in St. Jacobs. Charles was in his 87th year, formerly of Elmira and Sarnia. Dear father of Heather McPeak of Elmira, Margaret and Bob Petersen of Kitchener, David and Mireille McPeak of Hawkesbury, Lawrence McPeak of Kitchener. Also lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Scott McPeak (Ruth), Rob Petersen (Tami), Jenifer Petersen (Brad), Christine Petersen, Jessica and Christopher McPeak and his great-grandchildren Logan and Zoe. Charles was the beloved husband of the late Betty Goring McPeak (2004) of Sarnia. Charles was predeceased by his parents Charles and Gladys McPeak. Cremation will take place. There will be no visitation. A family service will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. A special thank you is extended to Chateau Gardens and Heritage House for their generous care of Charles. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com.

Charles Henry McPeak 26 Feb 2011 
McPeak, Charles Henry (I175891)
6015 MCRUER, Douglas "Gordon"

I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away….. Gone to that celestial shore, on April 6th. Born April 8, 1932 to Robert and Marion Mcruer, Gord grew up on the family farm on Trussler Road. Alongside brother Don (1981), his parents taught him to work hard but also play hard. Always a team player, he enjoyed baseball and hockey, playing for his hometown, Ayr. Once off to university, he made life long friendships with his classmates of OAC '56. Upon his return to the farm, he married Barb (Kelman 1997) and they welcomed Lynn (Bill Labron, John and Andrew and Brittany Bethune), Mary (Pete Milanovich, Petar, Sarah and Lamar Martin, Katie, Jon, Emily and Mark), Heather (Bob Snell, Ben and Alicia Cabral, Stu and Meg), Doug (Beth Harmer, Will, Matt and Keith) passing on the values of faith, family, education, work and fun. Gord loved singing - whether in the church choir or a quartet. He liked a good game of hearts or crokinole and was a master of the "2-dive swim"…1 dive across the pool and the 2nd one back! His ability to pitch hay bales across the mow is legendary in the eyes of his kids. Left to mourn, Betty and Bert Armstrong, Carolyn Kelman, Margaret Kelman (Nelson 2010), Dave and Marie Kelman as well as many nieces and nephews and their families. Friends may call at the Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home (183 Northumberland St., Ayr), Friday 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 11 at Calvary Church, Ayr. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Lyrical Lines Education Network OR Calvary Church OR Dr. Michael Strong: ALS Research OR Foodgrains Bank. Online condolences or donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. KIPP 519-632 8228. ….. When I die, Hallelujah by and by, I'll fly away …

The Waterloo Region Record Apr 14 2011
McRuer, Douglas Gordon "Gordon" (I339572)
6016 McTaque, James, Deputy Reeve since 1876 Mr. McTaque has; been engaged in the general hardware, cutlery, stove and tinware trade since 1859. Was born at Guelph. 1837, and has resided in this county since 1849.

Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881


McTague, Hardware, Stoves, etc., Main Street - One of the handsomest and best selected stocks of stoves and hardware in Galt is that carried by Mr. James McTague in his establishment on Main Street. The premises occupied, which are large and commodious, are well adapted for the display of the stock on hand, being 15x100 feet in dimensions and three stories in height. These are completely filled with a large and complete stock of stoves, of the best manufacture and most elegant designs, from the best makers in the Dominion; general and shelf hardware, cutlery, etc.; also tinware in profusion, the later line being of their own manufacture, which is made for stock or to order. Mr. McTague gives employment to five capable and courteous assistants, who are kept constantly busy attending to the demands of the business, which extends throughout the town and country, and is constantly increasing. The business has been established for the past 26 years and since its inception has annually developed. Mr. McTague is a native of Canada, and is a capable, energetic and enterprising business man, who takes a deep interest in all matters that tend to the welfare and development of Galt. He represented the town for 20 years in the Council, was Reeve for 3 years and Deputy-Reeve for 6 years. He is a gentleman held in high esteem in the community of which he is an honoured member

Industries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886) 
McTague, James (I65692)
6017 McTAVISH, Marg (nee KUDOBA) Slipped away from us, on Saturday, October 27, 2001, in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband, Ken and also her sister, Florence Kudoba. Much loved mother of John and his wife Marion and Julie and her husband Joe Wetzler; cherished grandmother of Sandra, Todd and Ian McTavish and his wife Marni and Lisa and Brian Wetzler. Dear sister of Marie Stuebing and her husband Ken. Cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance will be held at First United Church, 16 William St. W., Waterloo on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 1: 30 p.m. Memorial donations to Trinity United Church, Huntsville would be appreciated and may be arranged by contacting the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo at (519) 745-8445 or through www.edwardrgood.com.

The Record Newspaper 29 Oct 2001 
Kudoba, Marguerite L. "Margaret" (I322609)

Mrs. R. Fleischauer

Chop pieces of beef, veal or lamb, or all three, and make a layer in the bottom of baking dish with thin slices of tomatoes, a very little onion, season nicely, add bits of butter and chopped cracker, repeat this until the dish is nearly full, then pour a cup of water into it and cover with a crust made of 1 pint of flour into which you have sifted 4 teaspoons of baking powder, butter size of an egg and sufficient water.1a

1aThe Ladies of Berlin, Waterloo and Friends Elsewhere, The Berlin Cook Book (Berlin, Ontario: The New Record Print Shop, 1906), pg 51 
Huehnergard, Mary Ann (I98117)
6019 MEDEIROS, Joao De (formerly of San Miguel, Azores) - Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 31, 2008 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in his 80th year. Loving husband of Zelia (nee Vieira) and father of Mario (Donna) of Branchton, Carlos (Jennifer) of Sault St. Marie, John (Lucille) of Dundas, and Joe of Cambridge. Beloved grandfather of Michael (fiancé Jill), Matthew, Lauren, Christopher, Jonathan and Jasmine. Son of the late Manuel and Maria Medeiros. Dear brother of Manuel (Alda), Lucy (Serafim) Da Silva, Maria Silva, Gilda Ferreira, Conceicao Cordeiro, Maria Jose Medeiros. Predeceased by his sister, Adriana. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home , 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 2, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Rosary will be recited at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, Elgin Street, Cambridge, on Thursday, April 3, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery. www.corbettfuneralhome.ca 1

1Waterloo Region Record Newspaper 1 Apr 2008 
Medeiros, Joao De (I129709)
6020 Meet Violet Cook, Kitchener's Senior of the Year

She's spent nearly three decades volunteering at St. Mary's Hospital

Ninety-nine-year-old Violet Cook has been volunteering for almost three decades.

This year, she was named Kitchener's "Senior of the Year," an annual award that honours local seniors for volunteer or community building work.

Cook was born in 1917 in New Hamburg. She grew up speaking Pennsylvania German (often called Pennsylvania Dutch), but learned English as a child, around the time her family moved to Kitchener.

Cook graduated from KCI around 1939, and went to work at the Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada, and then E. Honsberger and Sons Lumber, where she stayed for more than 30 years.

She took courses at both Wilfrid Laurier and the University of Waterloo.

"Every opportunity, if there were lectures down at the library, Vi Cook was there," she said.

Giving back to the hospital

When her husband got sick, she all but moved to St. Mary's.

"I was here every day at eight o'clock before the doctor, and whenever they called me at night I came back," she said. "He wanted me beside him, so they rolled in a big chair and a pillow and a blanket and they even offered that I could crawl into bed with him."

When he died, Cook stayed.

She's spent the past 26 years working in the hospital gift shop.

"I stayed because I enjoyed the work, and I do enjoy the people I work with," she said. "I am 99 and a lot of them are half my age, but they are all my friends."

These days, she mostly works the till, but for years Cook helped out with the hospital volunteer association's Festival of Trees fundraiser as well.

She says the work keeps her sharp.

For the past 70 years, Cook has attended St. Mark's Lutheran Church, where she's volunteered as a Sunday school teacher, a choir member and as the former head of the woman's group.

She says, she's found community there \emdash and family too.

"It's surprising the number of people that call Vi Cook 'Mom,'" she said..

Cook turns 100 this October.

By Max Leighton, CBC News Posted: Jun 06, 2017 5: 29 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 06, 2017 5: 29 PM ET

Meet Violet Cook, Kitchener's Senior of the Year. (2017). CBC News. Retrieved 8 June 2017, from https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/violet-cook-kitchener-st-marys-volunteer-senior-1.4148474 
Violet "Vi" (I97382)

Mrs. Alton Eby Almost Instantly Killed When Hit by Radial Car. Stepping off a Comet bus at Preston, close to the tracks, Mrs. Alton Eby was struck down by a Galt bound Grand River radial car and died almost instantly. She suffered severe injuries to her head and limbs. Mrs. Eby was the last passenger to leave the husand did not see the approaching radial car. Her death came as a shock to her friends. She was in her 28th year and leaves a husband and two young sons. She is also survived by a widowed mother, Mrs. Johnson of Hespeler, four sisters and two brothers.

Waterloo Chronicle 17 Nov 1927 pg 1


Preston Woman Killed at Galt

Mrs. Alton Eby Is Struck By Radial Car As She Was Transferring From Stalled Bus; Had Sung Solo In Church Shortly Before Mishap

Mrs. Alton Eby, King Street East, was almost instantly killed last night when she was struck by a Galt-bound Grand River Street car after stepping off a Comet bus, which was parked against the curb owing to engine trouble on the Galt-Preston highway which parallels the railway right-of-way. The bus was traveling towards Preston and having encountered engine trouble it had stopped on the highway at a point opposite Dr. MacKendrick's residence on the outskirts of Galt, near the golf links to transfer its passengers to another bus belonging to the same company. Mrs. Eby was the last passenger out and she was apparently unaware of the oncoming radial car. The space between the bus and the tracks was not very wide and the unfortunate passenger apparently got too close to the tracks with the result that she was struck a glancing blow by the fast traveling street car. Severe injuries to her legs and head resulted in practically instantaneous death. Other bus passengers narrowly escaped being hit as well as the space between the vehicle and the passing car was limited. Word of Mrs. Eby's death cast a spell of gloom over the whole town as she is well known and had made many friends here by her kindly and cheerful disposition. For several years she was associated with the Knox Presbyterian Church choir as a soprano soloist and was otherwise active in church work. Only a short time before the accident which occurred between eight and nine o'clock she sang a solo at the evening service in Knox Church and those who heard her were greatly shocked at her sudden demise. She had left church early in order to accompany her sister Mrs. Bell t the C.P.R. statin at Galt to catch a train for London where she resides. It was after saying goodbye to her sister that Mrs. Eby was returning to Preston in the bus. Her death was a great blow to her husband who was waiting at home for her after putting their two young children to bed. The deceased was in her 28th year and only yesterday stated that never in her life had she been so happy. The sympathies of Preston citizens are extended to the bereaved husband and little family consisting of two boys Kenneth, the eldest attending school, and little Roy who is below school age. Besides her husband and children she leaves to mourn her loss her widowed mother, Mrs. Johnston, of Hespeler, and four sisters, Miss Ola Johnston, of Halifax, N.S., Mrs. Ogden, of Kincardine, Mrs. Davies, of Toronto, and Mrs. Bell, of London, also two brothers, Roy of Hespeler and Jay, of Toronto. - Inquest Adjourned - Corner J. H. Radford, of Galt, has ordered an inquest into the death. The coroner's jury met in the Galt council chambers at 11 o'clock today, and it was decided to adjourn until 2 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon. The following are serving on the jury, J. Burgess, James Vlasey, Ernest Hutchison, R. McCully, N. Hammon, Reid Hunter, J. W. McKellar, C. Gorth, George Burgess, and A. R. McFayden, all of Galt. Archie Love, of Galt, was the driver of the bus.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Johnson, Ila (I225419)
6022 Meets Death in Auto Accident

Mr. John C. Hahn, of Kitchener, died from injuries received in an auto accident which occurred on the Galt Hamilton highway on Monday morning when he and four others Kitchener men were on their way to see the R-100 at Hamilton. The accident happened when the car driven by Mr. Hahn took to the ditch while passing another car. He was taken to St. Marys Hospital, Kitchener, where he passed away without fully regaining consciousness, suffering from a broken pelvis and internal injuries. The other occupants of the car, Fred Yantz, Carl Speaker, Albert Smith and Carl Witte, were also injured, but will recover. They were taken to the Galt hospital. The late Mr. Hahn was a former resident of New Hamburg and was well known here. He was employed here as a machinist in the old New Hamburg foundry. Leaving here he moved to Kitchener about 25 years ago. He leaves a sorrowing wife, one son and eight daughters. The funeral was held yesterday to St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Mount Hope Cemetery.

New Hamburg Independent, August 15, 1930 
Hahn, John Conrad (I40781)
6023 Meets Death In Fa11 Off Load Of Hay

Edwin Moyer, aged 56, a wellknown farmer on the Preston Breslau road, was fatally injured on his farm last night when he fell off a load of hay, which was being drawn to the barn. Mr. Moyer died in the Galt general hospital at noon today, as a result of a fractured spine. He was attended by Dr. Claude Reist of Preston. From what can be learned Mr. Moyer and his son were rushing in the hay crop and on taking his last load into the barn Mr. Moyer lost his balance falling to the ground. Gray Brothers ambulance from Preston, was called and removed the injured farmer to the hospital. The accident happened about, seven o'clock.

The late Mr. Moyer had resided on the Preston Breslau highway all his life, having been born on the property which until his death was his farm and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Moyer, both of whom survive and reside on the Preston Breslau road. There also survire his wife, one daughter, Elsie and four sons, Elton of the Preston Breslau road, Howard of Peterborough, Herbert at home and Lloyd of Mozetta, Alberta. Coroner Dr. Anthony Oaks of Preston was notified of the deat, early this afternoon and no inquest will be held. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock.

Kitchener Daily Record 29 Jun 1932 pg 3 
Moyer, Edwin Bryon (I351935)
6024 Meets Instant Death in Fall At Speedway

A seven-year-old Bridgeport farm boy, Douglas Brubacher of Woolwich street, was instantly killed last night when he fell under the wheel of a tractor on the Bridgeport Speedway.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Brubacher. Crown Attorney Daufman said no inquest will be ordered into the accident.


Police Chief Cecil Phillips said the mishap occurred while Douglas was riding on the right fender of a tractor driven by Benny Ten[…?], 20, farm hand on the Brubacher farm.
A neighbor, Gerald Berlet, 17, was riding on the left fender. "They were on their way to get a load of hay from a field at the rear of the speedway," the chief said. The gate to the track was open and they were taking a short-cut along the raceway. "Suddenly Douglas fell off the fender into the path of the large rear wheel. He died instantly," the chief said. Dr. C.C. Belyea, coroner, was called and pronounced the boy dead. An autopsy was conducted today.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Jul 1956 pg 3 
Brubacher, Douglas Murray (I164109)
6025 MEINZINGER, Vincent G. - Vincent G. (Vince) Meinzinger, passed away on June 16, 2008, in his 83rd year. He leaves his life-long partner and loving wife, Blanche (Koch); and his close and loving family, daughter, Susan Robinson, her husband Brent and their daughter Katie of Burlington; daughter, Pamela Thorpe, her husband Terry and their two daughters Ashley and Hilary of Burlington; and one son, Howard, his wife Susan, their daughter Hailey and son William of Grimsby. Also survived by three sisters, Theresa Kraftchick, Agnes Allen, and Barbara Meinzinger, all in Kitchener. Predeceased by a son, Alan. Vince was a veteran of the Second World War and member of the Canadian Merchant Navy Veterans Association; a Life Member of Wentworth Lodge, No. 166, A.F.A.M. a 32nd degree member of the Moore Sovereign Consistory of the Scottish Rite of Ontario; The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 622, Stoney Creek. He was actively involved in the Kitchener and Waterloo Sales and Ads Club during his tenure in Kitchener. Past President of the Men's Ambitious City Toastmaster's Club, Hamilton, and also a popular guest speaker of many insurance functions. He was also a Life Member of the Life Underwriters Association of Canada and member of the C.L.U. Institute of Canada. These were attained during his 42 happy and successful years with the Paul Revere Insurance Co. (now RBC Insurance). He managed the starting of the first brokerage office for the company in Canada, in Toronto, then through its very successful years as the general manager of the leading brokerage office in the sale of disability insurance. He enjoyed his sales and training work and the daily contact with, and successes of his brokers, to the extent that he defied the retirement age barrier and continued until retirement at age 73. He and Blanche enjoyed the meetings with the other Canadian and U.S. general managers that were held in various meeting venues throughout the U.S. mainland, Hawaii, and Canada. He was pleased and proud that son, Howard joined him in 1984 and is still carrying on the work of training and working with brokers in the disability insurance vocation. Retirement years included their spending enjoyable months at their summer home at Orr Lake. Special thanks to the staff on the 5th floor ICU and CCU for their concern, help and wonderful care in Joseph Brant Hospital. It could not have been improved upon. Also special thanks to Dr. Kwok and Susan Clarkson (Palliative Care) for their solid support throughout a difficult time. Cremation has taken place. Dr. Bob Kemp was the family doctor for many years. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospices www.kemphospice.org. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Donald V. Brown Funeral Home . The family will honour Vince's life with a memorial service on Friday, June 20, 2008, at 1 p.m. at Stoney Creek United Church, 1 King Street West. The family invites you to sign the online book of condolences at www.donaldbrown.ca Vince enjoyed the Mariner's Version of the 23rd Psalm: …Yea, tho' I sail through the thunders and the tempests of life, I shall dread no danger; for Thou art with me. Thou preparest a harbour before me in the Homeland of Eternity. Thou annointest the waves with oil; my ship rideth calmly. Surely sunlight and starlight shall favour me on the voyage I take, and I will rest in the Port of My God, forever.

The Waterloo Region Record - Jun. 17, 2008  
Meinzinger, Vincent G. (I253250)
6026 Melancholy Death in Galt

"In the midst of life we are in death." How terribly these words have been brought home to us during the past two days! From an active, vigorous life, to the cold embrace of Death, was but as it were a few moments and even yet it is hard to realize that the great conqueror has done his work so thoroughly, and that a well-known face has been taken from amongst us, never more to return.

The death to which we allude is that of Mr. David Scott, eldest son of our well-known townsman, Mr. Adam Scott and the circumstances attending the death are of the most melancholy character. For some short time past, it appears, Mr. Scott has been troubled with what he thought were neuralgic pains in the head. On Tuesday morning last, his young child being threatened with an attack of croup, Mr. Scott called in Dr. Lundy, and after the child had been attended to Mr. Scott mentioned to the Dr. the occurrences of these pains in his head, which came on and left him at regular intervals. The Doctor told him that he thought these pains must be neuralgic, and that is so, from 10 to 12 grains of quinine, in a couple of doses, would probably relieve him; and further told him that if they came back again in that way, to send down to his office and he would give him what was requisite. Nothing further took place at this time; but during the afternoon it would appear that the pains returned for shortly before 4 o'clock Mr. Scott wrote out the following order, and sent it to Mr. Lutz's drug store

"Galt, April 16, 1878,
Mr. W. Lutz,
Please give the Bearer 10 grs. of Morphine, and oblige.
D. Scott

The order was filled by the assistant in the drug store, who put a label upon the package endorsed - "Morphine - Poison - Dose from 1/8 to ¼ grain" - and cautioned the girl who got the morphine as to its dangerous character. When she returned with the medicine, the label was red out to Mr. Scott by both herself and by Mrs. Scott; but the deceased merely made light of it and said "He should follow the Doctor's orders and not the Druggist's." He then took the package and mixed a dose for himself, which he took. A few minutes after taking it he felt much relieved of the pain, and remarked so to his wife as he was playing with his child on the floor; but a few minutes afterwards he made the remark that "he couldn't stand this any longer, but must lay down and have a sleep." He threw himself on a bed; and in a short time his wife noticed him breathing very heavily. She immediately went to him and endeavored to rouse him but found it impossible; and becoming alarmed she went to some of the neighbors, who came to her assistance. Finding all their efforts to rouse him in vain, medical aid was immediately sought; and in a very short time Drs. Philip and Brown were in attendance, Dr. Lundy arriving some time after. These gentlemen did all that human power could do to counteract the effects of the fatal drug, but all in vain. Mr. Scott never recovered his consciousness; and at 9: 40 on Wednesday morning he breathed his last. Both Mr. and Mrs. John Scott were absent from home when the fatal dose was taken, the former being at the town of Waterloo and the latter at the farm; but they were both summoned home, and arrived at the bedside of their dying son in a very short time.

We may say her that there can be no doubt that Mr. Scott made a mistake in the name of the medicine spoken of by the Doctor, and wrote "morphine" instead of Quinine." We can only say in conclusion that the family and parents of the deceased have the earnest sympathy of their friends both in town and country in the terrible blow which has fallen upon them.

Galt Reporter Apr 19 1878 pg 2 
Scott, David A. (I252794)
6027 Melancholy Suicide

It is our painful duty this week, to record a very sad occurrence that took place in the Gaol, in this town, by which an erring mortal hurried himself into an awful eternity, with his own hand. The unfortunate man, named Samuel Guggesberg, said to be respectably connected, and a resident of the township of Blenheim having. been arrested for debt of fifty dollars and committed to Gaol about three weeks ago, was discovered by the Gaoler, on Friday last, in the passage leading to his night room, laying on his back, in a pool of blood with his throat cut. An inquest was held on view of the body the same evening, Dr. Turquand Coroner, and the jury, failed to lead them to a definite conclusion, as to the cause which led to the perpetration of the deed The following is the evidence on the case: Mr. Cummings, Gaoler, sworn stated that he saw the deceased about 4 o'clock, and subsequently about 8 o'clock in the morning; apparently quite well; the deceased then told witness he wanted breakfast of bread and beef witness ordered the servant girl to get breakfast for the deceased, and then went down to the town on his return, nearly 12 o'clock went to see he deceased about some notes he had two days before, spoken of giving witness for his board when they have the means on entering they day-room he did not see deceased, but a saw the remains of his breakfast on the table, a German bible lying open, and his pipe beside it the boots he had on in the morning, were standing of at one side of the room witness went towards the night-room, and found him lying on his back, on the, floor of the passage, in the midst of blood with his throat cut, and immediately judged he had cut his throat with his own hand went and called his man, Charles Bush, to came in, as Guggesberg had cut his throat the man came and examined, as did also the Sheriff and Clerk of the Peace, a razor, all over blood, was found on the window sill, over where deceased lay. In answer to questions by jurors could not say he was crazy, Mr. Muma, in company with Mr. Ball the lawyer, call to see him yesterday after which he told witness, he was afraid Muma wanted to keep him Gaol he appeared very much afraid and said he had a great many enemies - he had been confined in Gaol about three weeks, but without looking at his book, could not tell exactly he complained being sick last week got medicine from the doctor for him he had the razor about a week debtors generally bring their own kit with them the razor belonged to the debtor's room he asked for a looking glass this morning to shave himself witness asked him if he slept last night, he replied, he did previous to Monday last, rest was broken gave him a glass of hot grog, with sixty drops of laudanum by the doctor's orders he had a vial of medicine besides, to be given him occasionally, until sleep would be produced, as was the case, on Monday night last, and has since rested well gave him no medicine these two days past, as sleep was produced gave him in all, since Monday 1st, two glasses of raw grain whiskey none since yesterday morning gave none with the doctor's order from his manner and the way he talked, witness thought that he was laboring under an indisposition of mind.

Charles Bush, Sworn, saw deceased lying dead in the manner described by Mr. Cummings was not acquainted with him only saw him once at the hole of the door did not know that he was crazy believes he cut his own throat no doubt about it.

Bridge Grace, Sworn went into the room where Guggesberg usually ate his victuals, this morning, with his breakfast Guggesberg was standing near the window he did not speak went out and saw him, through the hole in the door, going to eat his breakfast, which consisted of potatoes, meat, bread, butter, and two eggs and tea he did not appear sick, saw nothing unusual about him saw him again in the position he was found by Mr. Cummings believes he killed himself, has no doubt about it was in the habit of taking his meals to him. One evening, last week, he appeared not to speak plain, merely whispered and witness did not understand what he said - though he was not right thought he was delirious this morning he looked rather downcast he was not in the habit of speaking much made no noise in his room was always quiet.

The Coroner, who is the Gaol Surgeon, stated that when call upon to see Guggesberg, he found him feverish and depressed in mind; on Sunday last he was poorly, and from appearances he was apprehensive that the deceased was threatened with an attack of delirium tremens; understood from him that a month ago he had been on "a great spree;" in answer to inquiry, deceased told him, the Coroner, that he had had delirium tremens before; in consequence, advised for him and prescribed some medicine, and a portion of laudanum in a little grog, in order to produce sleep and prevent delirium coming on; the Gaoler on Monday, had learned that deceased had slept and was better; and that he, the Gaoler, had discontinued to give the medicine as the prisoner's rest was good, of which course he, the Coroner, approved. The Jury upon the above evidence unanimously agreed on the following verdict: -

"The the deceased Samuel Guggesberg, a prisoner for debt in the Gaol of the County of Oxford, came to his death by cutting his own throat with a razor, which laboring under an extreme depression of spirits"

\b\iWeekly Dispatch\b0 Newspaper, St. Thomas, Ontario 3 May 1853 [from the British American newspaper, Woodstock, Ontario] 
Guggisberg, Samuel (I95881)
6028 MELO, Maria Vieira

Suddenly, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, May 26, 2001, in her 91st year, Maria Melo, of Cambridge. Beloved wife of the late Frarcisco Vieira. Dear mother of Zelia and her husband Joao Medeiros of Cambridge, Stephanie and her husband Joao Bota of Taunton Mass. and mother-in-law of Fatima Pimental of Cambridge. Predeceased by a son, Antonio. Cherished grandmother of Mario, Carlos, John, Joe, Zelia, Adelaide, Johnny, Sandy, Gilbert and Zelia and also fondly remembered by 12 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at Coutts & Son Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, on Sunday and today (Monday), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish rosary was said Sunday evening. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Elgin Street South, Cambridge, on Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at 10: 00 a.m. Interment, Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 2001 
Melo, Maria (I386461)
6029 Melva Hahn
Funeral service was held Sunday in New Hamburg for Melva Muriel Daley, of 363 Bleams Road West, New Hamburg. She died December 18, 1986, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the wife of Robert Lewis Hahn; mother of Phil Hahn, of Heidelberg; daughter of George A. Daley and Ella Shelley; sister of Wilbur Daley, of Kitchener; also survived by two grandchildren, Robert and Kristen Hahn, one niece, Janet (Mrs. Paul Miller), one nephew, James Daley, and one sister-in-law, Mabel (Mrs. Don Ruggles), of New Hamburg.Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg.

Elmira Independent Dec 22 1986 pg 15 
Daley, Melva Muriel (I185839)
6030 Melvin Cressman

SOUTHWEST WILMOT - Melvin Cressman, 57, of Sault Ste Marie, died suddenly at his home Friday. He had suffered a heart attack two week ago. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs., Noah Cressman. He was born near New Hamburg. He lived for many years at Thorold, more recently to Sault Ste Marie. He was a member of Thorold United Church. Surviving are his wife the former Edith Shantz, whom he married in 1923: four sons; Gerald and Elwood of St. Catharines, Herbert of Thorold and Robert of Sydney, N S. Two daughters, Doris of St. Catharines and Rita of West Germany: two brothers, Zenas and Elam of RR1 New Hamburg. There also are 12 grandchildren. The funeral will he conducted Monday afternoon at a Thorold Funeral Home. Burial will be in ThoroId.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Jun 1958 pg 5 
Cressman, Melvin (I202337)

The death of Melvin E. Appel, 1 Cedar St. S., apt 1, occurred today at the K-W Hospital at the age of 47. A son of Mrs. Catherine Appell of New Hamburg and the late Charles Appell. He was born Dec. 9, 1897 at New Hamburg. Mr Appell attended Benton St. Baptist Church. Surviving are his wile, nee Faith McKelvie, two sons, Cpl., Robert Appell, confined to a hospital in England and Jack Appell of Kitchener, one grandson, one brother, Eldon (Charles) Appell of Kitchener and one sister, Mrs. Roy Hagey of New Hamburg. Private service will be held at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, with burial in Woodland Cemetery. Rev. G. Stover. pastor of Benton St. Baptist Church, will officiate. Remains are resting at the funeral home.

Kitchener Daily Record 4 Jun 1945 pg 15 
Appell, Melvin Edward (I352407)
6032 Melvin E. Baer

On Sunday, Nov. 28, 1971, at Fairview Mennonite Home, Preston, Melvin E. Baer, age 82, formerly of Blair. Beloved husband of Luanna Brubacher; dear father of Russell of Peterborough, Kenneth of Willowdale and Mrs. Elmer (Mary Margaret) Reist, Waterloo. Brother of Eldon of Plattsville, Harvey of Tucson. Ariz., Mrs. Albert (Luella) Blaschke and Grace Baer of Galt, Mrs. Byron (Myrtle) Kenyon of New York. Also survived by nine grandchildren. Predeceased by one sister, Stella. Resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. South, Waterloo, for service in the chapel, Wednesday, 2 p.m. Interment Blair cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Nov 1971 pg 23 
Baer, Melvin Elma (I8985)
6033 Melvin J. Robb

Melvin James Robb, an Ayr businessman and twenty year veteran of municipal politics, passed away at his home, Swan Street, on Sunday, July 30, 1995. He was in his 79th year. Born in Galt, he was a son of the late William G. Robb and Isabella White. For a time the family resided at St. George before moving to a farm at Wrigley's Corners, east of Ayr. In 1946 he and his wife Audrey, married 53 years at the time of his death, moved to their home on Swan Street in Ayr. Mel operated a truck hauling feed for Ayr Feed from 1944 to 1951. Upon selling the truck to McDonald Transport, he went to work for Ayr Feed. In 1960, he again entered business, becoming the fourth person in Ontario to put a mobile feed mill on the road. In December 1974, he was elected a member of North Dumfries Township council, as representative for the Ayr ward. He had continuously held this position, and for the present year was deputy mayor. Mel loved his community and whenever a helping hand was needed, he was there to supply it. He was a faithful supporter of the upcoming International Plowing Match and was a member of the parking committee. Husband of Audrey; father of Brian of Innerkip and Linda and her husband David Lee of Paris. Also survived by seven grandchildren; five sisters Kathrine Gautreau of Kitchener, Frances Foreman of Cambridge, Beatrice Robb of St. George, Christina Shoemaker of Elmira and Dorothy Smith of Cambridge and two brothers Fred of Woodstock and Roger of RR 2, Drumbo. Predeceased by a brother Charles. Funeral at the Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, on Wednesday, August 2nd. Interment Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 9 Aug 1995 pg 11 
Robb, Melvin James (I338674)
6034 MELVYN EDWARD (Ted) BODMAN VE3CD 1914 - 2009 Passed away, peacefully, on Saturday, February 14, 2009, at the age of 94 years. Dear husband of Margaret Eleanor (Peggy) Bodman. Predeceased by his brother, Hugh R. Bodman. Survived by sister-in-law, Gertrude Bodman; nephew, Mel Bodman and his wife Roxanne and niece, Joanne Whidden and her husband Warren and their families. Ted served in the Second World War from 1942 - 1945 with the British Security Co-Ordination, Radio Intelligence Division. He was the founder of Waterloo Electronics Supply Co. Inc.; Member of Lake Shore Masonic Lodge No. 645 in Etobicoke; PM of Temple Lodge No. 690 Waterloo; 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Guelph Valley; Royal Order of Scotland, Kitchener Chapter No. 117 R.A.M., and Red Cross Constantine No. 12 Mocha Shrine Temple, London. Ted was also a member of St. Columba Anglican Church, Waterloo and an active HAM radio operator since 1933. Friends are invited to share their memories of Ted with his family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Thursday February 19, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday, February 20 from 10 - 10: 45 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dana Rodgers officiating. Following the service everyone is invited to join the family in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home for refreshments and a time to visit. Cremation and interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Etobicoke at a later date. Condolences to the family and in lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Ted, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.

The Waterloo Region Record newspaper - Feb. 17, 2009 
Bodman, Melvyn Edward (I158603)
6035 Memorable Manitobans: Charles Walsh Rowley (1869-?)

Born at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on 30 September 1869, son of Lieutenant Colonel John William Horsley Rowley and Miriam Walsh, he was educated at Yarmouth Academy. He entered the service of the Bank of Commerce at St. Catharines, Ontario, in 1887. He was a bank accountant at Collingwood (1893), Berlin [Kitchener] (1895), Winnipeg (1898), and Vancouver (1902); Manager at Calgary (1902) and Winnipeg (1911); Superintendent of Manitoba and Saskatchewan Branches (1920), and Assistant General Manager in 1925.

He and wife Fannie Woodman Smith (?-1913) had two daughters. He served as Provincial Commissioner of the Boy Scout Association of Manitoba (1915-1925). He was a member of the Order of the Silver Wolf; Honorary Lieutenant Colonel, 100th Regiment Winnipeg Grenadiers and Acting Officer Commanding, 1916-1918. Member, Military Hospital Commission, 1915-1918. He was President of the Canadian Club of Winnipeg (1914), Honorary Treasurer of the Navy League of Canada, Honorary Treasurer for Western Canada Armenian Relief Fund, Honorary Treasurer League of Nations Society in Canada (Winnipeg Branch), and a member of the Royal Colonial Institute (London), English Speaking Union, Alpine Club of Canada, Manitoba Club, Carleton Club, St. Charles Country Club, Motor Country Club, Garrison Club, Badminton Club, and Minneapolis Club (Minneapolis). His Winnipeg home at 124 Harrow Street was designed by architect R. G. Hanford.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

The Leading Financial, Business & Professional Men of Winnipeg, published by Edwin McCormick, Photographs by T. J. Leatherdale, Compiled and printed by Stone Limited, c1913. [copy available at the Archives of Manitoba]

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2017

Goldsborough, G. (2019). Memorable Manitobans: Charles Walsh Rowley (1869-?). Mhs.mb.ca. Retrieved 8 June 2019, from https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/rowley_cw.shtml 
Rowley, Charles Walsh (I40827)
6036 Memorable Manitobans: David Grant Potter (1893-1956)
Lawyer, judge.

Born at Morden in 1893, son of James A. Potter and Barbara Winkler (sister of Valentine Winkler), he was educated at the Morden public school, Mulvey School, and Manitoba College. The Potter family came to Manitoba from Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario in 1881; his father worked in the implement business at Emerson, W. R Watson Company, Morden, 1885; one of Morden's pioneer merchants. In January 1916, he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force and went overseas in February 1916, serving in France and seeing action at The Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Arras, and Amiens. He was sent to England for Officers' Training then returned to France. He returned to Canada and completed his law training.

He articled in law to Noel Bernier and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1919. He became a partner with F. M. Ferg in the firm of Ferg & Potter at Glenboro and later moved to Cypress River when the firm opened a branch office there. He became an Assistant Crown Prosecutor in 1927 and, seven years later, he was appointed Assistant Deputy Attorney-General at Winnipeg, a position he held until his appointment in July 1945 as a magistrate in the Provincial Police Court at Winnipeg. He was made a King's Counsel in 1934.

On 6 September 1922, he married Marion Agnes Fleming (?-?) at Winnipeg. They had two children: Isabel Potter (wife of W. G. Wither) and G. Ross Potter. He was a member of the Canukeena Club and Masons (St. John's Lodge), and enjoyed time at his cottage at Caddy Lake in the Whiteshell. He was a member of the Masons and the Law Society of Manitoba.

He died at Winnipeg on 6 September 1956 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park. At the time of his death, he lived at 222 Waterloo Street, Winnipeg.

Goldsborough, G. (2019). Memorable Manitobans: David Grant Potter (1893-1956). Mhs.mb.ca. Retrieved 8 June 2019, from https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/potter_dg.shtml 
Winkler, Barbara (I174179)
6037 Memorable Manitobans: George Wallace Erb (1861-?)

Born at Preston, Ontario on 11 February 1861, son of Abraham Erb and Margaret Wallace. On 5 December 1893, he was married to Fannie Henman Armel (1872-1943) of Ohio, at Toronto, Ontario. They had one daughter, Alleen Armel Erb (b 1894). In 1902, he was manager of the Winnipeg branch of the Waterous Engine Works Company. His Winnipeg home was designed by architect Herbert B. Rugh. He had a second home in Washington, DC. He was a member of the St. Charles Country Club.

Marriage registration, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary of Mrs. G. W. Erb, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 February 1943, page 4.

Page revised: 14 February 2009

Goldsborough, G. (2019). Memorable Manitobans: George Wallace Erb (1861-?). Mhs.mb.ca. Retrieved 8 June 2019, from https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/erb_gw.shtml 
Erb, George Wallace (I258251)
6038 Memorable Manitobans: Henry Bruce Gordon (1855-1931)
Wholesale grocer.

Born in Waterloo County, Ontario on 23 December 1855, son of John and Frances Gordon, he was educated at Ontario schools then came to Manitoba in 1882. He joined the firm of Thomson, Codville & Company in 1883, working as a buyer for a number of years. He was Second Vice-President when the joint stock company was formed and President from 1916.

He was President of the Dominion Wholesale Grocers Guild from 1914 to 15, President of the Manitoba and Saskatchewan Grocers Association for twelve years, and President of the Winnipeg Board of Trade from 1911 to 1912. On 3 August 1887, he married Alma L. Douglass at Winnipeg. They had no children. He was a founding member of the St. Charles Country Club. Liberal. Anglican.

He died at his Winnipeg home, 77 Wilmot Place, on 21 April 1931 and was buried in St. John's Cemetery.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

"H. Bruce Gordon, pioneer, succumbs", Manitoba Free Press, 22 April 1931, page 1.

Page revised: 4 April 2010

Goldsborough, G. (2019). Memorable Manitobans: Henry Bruce Gordon (1855-1931). Mhs.mb.ca. Retrieved 8 June 2019, from https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/gordon_hb.shtml 
Gordon, Henry Bruce (I273887)
6039 Memorable Manitobans: James Johnson Anderson (1851-1912)
Physician and surgeon.

Born in Grantville County, Ontario on 5 November 1851, son of James J. Anderson and Elizabeth Hyndman, he worked on the family farm from 1866 to to 1869 then lived with an uncle, Dr. W. J. Anderson and worked successively as a clerk then manager of the Winchester Springs Sanatorium. From 1881 to 1888 he studied medicine at the sanatorium, graduating from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1887. In the fall of 1888 he went to New York city for a year of postgraduate training. He came to Manitoba in 1889 and set up a practice at Wawanesa. In 1894 he relocated to Brandon where he remained until his death. From 1903 to 1909 he was Superintendent of the Brandon Asylum then took another year of postgraduate training at Baltimore, Chicago, and New York.

He was married twice, first (in 1897) to Catherine H. Holdgate of Winnipeg, who died a year later. He married Barbara McBride Dahl of Berlin, Ontario in April 1903. They had three children: Arthur Johnson Anderson (1906-1909), Helen M. Anderson (b 1908), and Harry L. Anderson (b 1910).

He died at Brandon on 21 September 1912.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 May 2016

Goldsborough, G. (2019). Memorable Manitobans: James Johnson Anderson (1851-1912). Mhs.mb.ca. Retrieved 8 June 2019, from https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/anderson_jj1.shtml 
Anderson, James Johnson (I174185)
6040 Memorable Manitobans: John Clare Falls (1854-1924)
Hardware merchant.

Born at Kells, County Meath, Ireland on 10 December 1854, son of Reverend Alexander S. Falls, Canon of Diocese of Huron, Ontario, and Anna Falls. He came to London, Ontario as a boy, in 1859 and was educated at Hellmuth College and the high school at Berlin [Kitchener], Ontario. He commenced in the hardware business at Berlin, coming to Winnipeg in 1892 and engaged with the Wood Vallance hardware firm, of which he became general manager the next year.

In 1879, he married Agnes A. Mackie of Berlin, Ontario. They had one daughter. He was a member of the Carleton Club, St. Charles Country Club, and AF & AM. Recreation: golf. Conservative; Anglican.

He suffered poor health during his later years, traveling in 1922 to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for an operation and spending time in Bermuda and several winters in Victoria, British Columbia. He died at his Winnipeg home, 36 Roslyn Road, on 11 April 1924 and was buried in St. John's Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Falls House (36 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg)

Who's Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

"Hardware Man Passes After Long Illness" Newspaper clipping dated 12 April 1924. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Winnipeg Buildings Index.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 May 2011

Memorable Manitobans: John Clare Falls (1854-1924)
Click to enlargeHardware merchant.

Born at Kells, County Meath, Ireland on 10 December 1854, son of Reverend Alexander S. Falls, Canon of Diocese of Huron, Ontario, and Anna Falls. He came to London, Ontario as a boy, in 1859 and was educated at Hellmuth College and the high school at Berlin [Kitchener], Ontario. He commenced in the hardware business at Berlin, coming to Winnipeg in 1892 and engaged with the Wood Vallance hardware firm, of which he became general manager the next year.

In 1879, he married Agnes A. Mackie of Berlin, Ontario. They had one daughter. He was a member of the Carleton Club, St. Charles Country Club, and AF & AM. Recreation: golf. Conservative; Anglican.

He suffered poor health during his later years, traveling in 1922 to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for an operation and spending time in Bermuda and several winters in Victoria, British Columbia. He died at his Winnipeg home, 36 Roslyn Road, on 11 April 1924 and was buried in St. John's Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Falls House (36 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg)

Who's Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

"Hardware Man Passes After Long Illness" Newspaper clipping dated 12 April 1924. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Winnipeg Buildings Index.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 May 2011 
Falls, John Clare (I138869)
6041 Memorable Manitobans: Norman George Heimbecker (1879-1963)
Grain merchant.

Born at Waterloo, Ontario on 19 November 1879, son of Frederick Heimbecker and Rosina Ziegler, he came to Winnipeg in 1905. Four years later, he partnered with William Parrish in establishing the grain firm of Parrish & Heimbecker. At the time of his death, he was its Chairman. On 26 March 1907, he married Caroline Drepel (c1883-1970) at Hanover, Ontario. They had one son, Lloyd Friedrich Heimbecker (1908-1971). He was a member of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange, Motor Country Club, and Good Fellowship Club. He died at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital on 4 June 1963 and was buried in the family plot at Hanover, Ontario.

See also:

Manitoba Business: Parrish & Heimbecker

Ontario birth and marriage registrations, Ancestry.

Birth registration [Lloyd Friedrich Heimbecker], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 June 1963, page 11.

"Grain man's estate totals $1,039,566," Winnipeg Free Press, 10 September 1963, page 2.

Obituary [Caroline Heimbecker], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 August 1970, page 25.

Obituary [Lloyd F. Heimbecker], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 April 1971, page 41.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2017

Parrish, W. (2019). Memorable Manitobans: Norman George Heimbecker (1879-1963). Mhs.mb.ca. Retrieved 9 June 2019, from https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/heimbecker_ng.shtml 
Heimbecker, Norman George (I150776)
6042 Memorable Manitobans: Peter Jansen (1852-?)
Farmer, politician, land promoter.

Born in Russia on 21 March 1852, his father Cornelius Jansen, the German consul in Russia, was banished from that country in 1873. The family emigrated to Canada, settling at Berlin [now Kitchener], Ontario. The next year they moved to Nebraska where they raised sheep and farmed. Peter Jansen served in the Nebraska state legislature and helped in 1896 to nominate William McKinley for the US presidency.

An advocate for German immigration to North America, he visited Canada in 1902 to tour Doukhobor settlements on the prairies. Being so impressed by the potential of the land he saw, Jansen purchased land in Saskatchewan and Alberta. He served as Second Vice-President and Director of the Saskatchewan Valley and Manitoba Land Company and, being fluent in English, Russian and German and a friend of William Hespeler, he worked to encourage the settlement of German-speaking immigrants on the prairies.

In 1906, he organized the Saskatchewan Elevator Company with himself as President, A. D. McRae as Vice-President, his son John P. Jansen as Manager and Secretary, and A. D. Davidson and A. R. Davidson as its principal shareholders. He retired from politics and moved to Winnipeg to live.

"Personal view convinced them" Manitoba Free Press, 31 May 1902.

"Twenty townships being settled" Manitoba Free Press, 4 November 1903.

"A true German" Manitoba Free Press, 20 February 1904.

"West's new grain co. now organized" Manitoba Free Press, 9 October 1906.

Page revised: 24 May 2009

Goldsborough, G. (2019). Memorable Manitobans: Peter Jansen (1852-?). Mhs.mb.ca. Retrieved 8 June 2019, from https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/jansen_p.shtml 
Jansen, Peter (I61514)
6043 Memorable Manitobans: Robert Strang (1868-1906)
Insurance agent.

Born at Waterloo, Ontario on 1 July 1868, son of Robert Strang, he came with his father to Winnipeg when he was seven years old. He attended Manitoba College then went into the insurance business with his father in 1884. He was a keen sportsman and took a special interest in horses and horse breeding. A weak heart prevented him from participating in field sports.

Unmarried, he died at his Winnipeg home, 82 Carlton Street, on 15 June 1906.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Goldsborough, G. (2019). Memorable Manitobans: Robert Strang (1868-1906). Mhs.mb.ca. Retrieved 9 June 2019, from https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/strang_r.shtml 
Strang, Robert (I133814)
6044 Memorable Manitobans: Samuel James McKee (1849-1937) Cleric, educator.

Born in Waterloo County, Ontario on 17 July 1849, to Irish parents, he attended Stratford and Brantford grammar schools and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1872, winning the silver medal in metaphysics. Ill health brought him west in 1881, and he opened a private school in Rapid City, Manitoba, in 1881 which prospered until 1889. He was a member of the First Convocation of the University of Manitoba.

After a year in Ontario he returned to Brandon and opened another private academy, closing it to become a member of Brandon College's first faculty in 1899. He was professor of philosophy. On principle he did not belong to any secret societies or clubs. McKee was a Liberal in politics, but never ran for public office.

He and wife Laura B. Harris had four children: George Eugene McKee (b 1881), Mildred Roseborough McKee (b 1883, wife of R. A. Cunningham), James Harris McKee (b 1889), and William Carey McKee (1892-1918).

He died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 14 September 1937 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery. The S. J. McKee Archives at Brandon University is named for him.

https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/mckee_sj.shtml 2013 
McKee, Samuel James (I69802)
6045 Memorable Manitobans: Victor Friesen (?-?)

Born in Ukraine, he came to Canada in 1924, originally settling in Waterloo, Ontario. He arrived in Winnipeg in 1926 to work at Brigden's. From 1929 to 1934 he attended the Winnipeg School of Art, where he won scholarships and prizes. Although he exhibited often, he worked chiefly as a commercial artist, after 1956 in his own firm.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 9 March 2008

Goldsborough, G. (2019). Memorable Manitobans: Victor Friesen (?-?). Mhs.mb.ca. Retrieved 8 June 2019, from https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/friesen_v.shtml 
Friesen, Victor (I204360)
6046 Memorable Manitobans: William H. Decker (1851-1926)
Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Waterloo, Ontario on 29 May 1851, son of Isaac S. Decker (?-1876) and Sarah Hunt (?-1885), he attended schools of Lambton County until the age of 18 years, after which time he worked on the family farm. In 1873, he began working as a carpenter on the Grand Trunk Railway, coming to Manitoba in 1881 and taking up a farm in the western part of the province. In addition to growing crops, he raised horses, cattle, and swine. When the Canadian Northern Railway constructed a line through the region, it purchased forty acres of Decker's land to establish a station and townsite that they named Decker in his honour. On 7 October 1879, he married Martha Alice Frankland (1856-1945), daughter of Robert Frankland and Elizabeth Gofton, at Peterborough, Ontario. They had seven children: Herbert J. Decker (?-?), Frederick Walter Decker (1883-?, husband of Annie G. McConnell), Naomi Sarah Decker (1885-?, wife of Frederick L. Cook), Mabel Decker (1886-?, wife of Frederick Wyatt), Robert Scenica Decker (1889-?), Albert Lemual Decker (1891-?, husband of Myrtle I. Sunley), and Lily May Decker (1896-?). He served as Reeve for the Rural Municipality of Hamiota (1915-1916) and Secretary-Treasurer of the Ethel School District. He was a member of the IOOF. He died in 1926.

Birth, marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 January 2016

Goldsborough, G. (2019). Memorable Manitobans: William H. Decker (1851-1926). Mhs.mb.ca. Retrieved 9 June 2019, from https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/decker_wh.shtml 
Decker, William (I27134)
6047 Memorial will honor city teacher

CAMBRIDGE - Students, co-workers and friends will gather Friday at Glenview Park Secondary School to remember a guidance counsellor who died Saturday after a freak December accident. Fred Robert Andersen, of Esther Avenue in Cambridge, died of head injuries at 5: 30 a.m. in Cambridge Memorial Hospital. He was 41. "It's pretty sombre; it's pretty tough going for some people around here," Glenview Park principal Tony Fieder said Monday. Mr. Anderson was walking his dog during Christmas holiday, when the animal bolted and pulled him off balance, Glenview librarian Gerry Love said. He fell and hit his head, and was treated at hospital. He went home, then returned to hospital later in January and died of complications. He was a history teacher, guidance counsellor and coached boys and girls volleyball teams. He was also coach of the hockey team from 1978 to 1981. A Cambridge native, Mr. Andersen was a 1970 Glenview graduate. He was also a member of the Galt branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, where he had served a term on the executive and was responsible for youth education. A funeral service was set for 11 a.m. today at the Corbett Funeral Home. Glenview's memorial service is set for 3 p.m. in the school's west gym.

Cambridge Reporter


ANDERSEN, Frederick Robert - Of Esther Avenue, Cambridge at the Kitchener Waterloo Hospital on Saturday, February 6, 1993 in his 42nd year. Beloved husband of Susan (Cumming) Andersen and dear father of Ginny and Kristy both at home. Dear son of Carl Andersen and the late Mary Andersen. Frederick Andersen was a teacher at Glenview Park Secondary School and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Galt Br. #121. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Monday (today) from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held from the Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, February 9, 1993 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Dale Allison officiating. Interment Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Fred Andersen Scholarship Fund at Glenview Park Secondary School would be appreciated by the family. "Remembered forever with love and fond memories"

Cambridge Reporter 8 Feb 1993
Andersen, Frederick Robert (I165405)
6048 MENARY, Glen D.-On Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Glen D. Menary age 62 years, of Barrie, formerly of Elmira.
Beloved husband of the late Shirley Menary (1997). Loving father of Andrew and Rebecca Menary of Kitchener, Derek Menary and Sherry Ryan of Belleville. Fondly remembered by his three grandchildren, Ryan, Thomas and Hannah Menary. Glen is also lovingly remembered and missed by Sheila Courtney of Barrie and her family.
Glen held various positions with the Royal Bank of Canada within the Waterloo-Wellington Regions.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. when the funeral service will be held in the chapel at 1 p.m. (Saturday) with Rev. Mark Gedcke officiating followed by cremation. 
Menary, Glen D. (I203280)
6049 MENARY, Shirley (Mrs. Glen) - On Friday, Dec. 19, 1997, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Shirley (McDougall) Menary, in her 60th year, of Elmira.

Beloved wife of Glen Menary. Loving mother of Andrew Menary of Kitchener, Derek Menary of Elmira; sister of Donalda Turcotte of Renfrew.

Predeceased by her parents, Neil and Mary Belle McDougall, one brother and two sisters.

The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. On Monday morning at 9 am, transfer will be made to Gale Presbyterian Church, Cross Street, Elmira for funeral service at 11 am, with The Rev. Dr. Linda J. Bell officiating, followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. 
McDougall, Shirley (I203287)

Menno L. Weber, one of St. Jacobs' best-known citizens, died Friday morning, April 9th. He was 83. Mr. Weber retired several years ago after operating a flour, feed and coal business here for many years. Born near St. Jacobs, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Weber. He was the last surviving member of his family. His wife died in 1941. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Brubacher, Kitchener, and 13 grandchildren. One grandchild Sgt.Gunner Lloyd Ernst, has been missing overseas since last November. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at his late residence, followed by service in Calvary Evangelical Church. Interment was made in Calvary Evangelical Church cemetery. Rev. H. E. Roppel officiated.

Weber,Menno Lehman-death-Kitchener Daily Record 9 Apr 1943 pg 19 
Weber, Menno Lehman (I350947)
6051 Menno Otterbein

Menno Otterbein, 86, of Rochester, Mich., a native of the Bright, Ont., district, died Monday, at Pontiac Hospital, Rochester, following a short illness. Mr. Otterbein went to the United States at an early age and taught school for many years, later taking up farming in Michigan. He spent many summers in the Twin City area. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Max (Marjorie) Eckert of Dearborn, Mich. and Mrs. Frank (Virginia) Irish of Rochester. Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m., at Memorial Hall, Rochester. Interment will be in Vestaburg cemetery, Vestaburg, Mich.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Jun 1965 pg 21
Otterbein, Menno (I24046)
6052 Mennonite Brethran Herald, Volume 41, #17, October 4, 2002

Abram (Abe) Goerz passed away July 28. He was born May 8, 1918 in Ladekopp, Molotschna, Russia. When he was 8, the family immigrated to Rosthern, Sask. At 16, in Dalmeny, Sask., he accepted Christ through Abraham H. Unruh's ministry. In the summer, he taught daily vacation Bible school. He graduated from Tabor Bible School, worked on farms in Saskatchewan and Alberta, attended Hepburn (Sask.) Bible School for 2 years and taught Bible school at Speedwell/Fairholme for a few months. Serving as a conscientious objector near Banff, he held Bible studies and many were saved. He married Helen Penner in Kitchener, Ont. May 19, 1945. He graduated from MB Bible College, pastored in Lindal, Man. for 3 years, managed a nursing home in Morden, Man. for 2 years, earned a B.A. and B.D. at Waterloo College, pastored in Main Centre, Sask. for several years and Swift Current, Sask. for a couple of years, then began teaching at Mennonite Educational Institute in Abbotsford, B.C. in 1957. He painted many pictures, including murals at MEI and Clearbrook MB Church. In 1962, the family moved to Kitchener, Ont., where he operated a massage clinic for 13 years. In 1971 Helen died of cancer. In 1972 he married Wanda Hiebert. In 1977 they moved to Abbotsford, joining Bakerview MB Church. After several moves, they returned to Clearbrook and Clearbrook MB Church. In his last years, his health was poor. Predeceased by Helen, he is mourned by Wanda; children Don, Elmira, Margaret Stevens, Edith Loewen, Douglas and Gilbert; 10 grandchildren; and 3 sisters. The memorial service was July 31 at Clearbrook MB Church, with Jay Neufeld ministering. 
Goerz, Abram "Abe" (I1997)
6053 Mennonite Church Aid Leader Dies

A prominent church worker in social and welfare programs of the Mennonite Church, Harvey W. Taves, 39, of 105 Union Blvd. died today, in K-W Hospital after a brief illness. He was the former Canadian executive director of the Menno- nite Central Committee and was Ontario executive director at the time of his death. The MCC work involves sending of cloth- ing to needy areas of the word, a PAX program similar to the U.S. Peace Corps, a teach- ers abroad program, a child- adoption system an var- ious projects such as building a hospital in Viet Nam and relo- cating Indians in Paraguay. Mr. Taves was one of the founders of the Ailsa Craig boys farm (now named Craigwood) for disturbed boys. He was born March 22, 1926, in Winnipeg, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Toews of Steinbach, Man. They survive him. He graduated from Goshen College, Ind., and lived in Kitchener for the past 12 years. He was a member of Rockway Mennonite Church. He was a director of the Canadian Mennonite As- sociation and was a member of the board of governors of Con- rad Grebel College. Besides hs parents, he is survived by his wife, the former Iva Sherk, a pathologist at K-W Hospital; two daughters, Mila Joy and Mary Margaret, both at home; four brother, Leonard of Willowdale, Benno of St. Vital, Man., Albert of Regina and Vernon of Washington State, and two sisters, Mrs. Roderick Blunt of Winnipeg and Mrs. A.A. Toews of Steinbach, Man. Friends and relatives ar requested to pay their respect at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home before noon Thursday. A memorial service will be held at Con- rad Grebel College at 1 p.m. Thursday, and the funeral will be held at First Mennonite Church at 3 p.m.Thursday. Donations to the Mennonite Central Committee will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.

Taves, Harvey W. (I149217)
6054 Mercantile Fire Insurance Co., P.H. Sims, Secretary - Among the insurance companies which are worthy of generous support is the Mercantile Fire Insurance Company, of Waterloo, which has been established for the past ten years. The subscribed capital of the Company is $200,000; paid up in cash, $20,000, and Government deposit, $20,100. The record for the Company has been excellent, and it has steadily but constantly advanced. The losses for 1885 were below the average, being only 49 percent of the net income, and after paying a 10 percent dividend on the paid up capital, there was on hand, over and above the paid up stock, an amount of at least 110 percent greater than required to reinsure all risks. There was a gain in business during 1885 over 1884 of $10,099.52 in the premium income, and a gain in assets of $14,465.57.  During the year 5,756 policies and renewals were issued for insurances amounting to $5, 951,556, on which premiums were received in the sum of $89,131.86, and including interest on investments, made the total receipts for the year $92,301.05. The total insurance in force on Dec 31st, 1885, was $6,906,795, and the reinsurance liability of these risks $37,957.38. The officers of the Company are, J.E. Bowman, Esq., President; John Shuh, Esq., Vice-President; P.H. Sims, Esq., Secretary; James Lockie, Esq., Inspector, and Alexander Millar, Esq., Solicitor. Mr. Sims is a gentleman eminently qualified for the position.1a

1aIndustries of Canada Historcial and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886    
Waterloo, Mercantile Fire Insurance Co. (I11)
6055 MERCER, Arthur "Mark" Avery

Passed away at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at the age of 45. Beloved son of Joan Mercer. Cherished father of Kristen Marie Andrade and Brianna Caitlin Mercer. Mark will also be sadly missed by his son-in-law, Jesse Gary Oliver Gray. Predeceased by his wife Anabela Machado Andrade and his brother, Michael Alan Mercer. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., N., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends, on Saturday, July 18, 2015, from 9 a.m., until the time of the funeral service, to be held in the funeral home chapel, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Mount View Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 14 Jul 2015 
Mercer, Arthur Avery "Mark" (I415897)
6056 MERKLINGER, Edward Henry - On Friday, Feb. 1, 1985, in Orillia, in his 83rd year. Husband of the late Mildred Jackson; father of William, Robert and Helen. Funeral services will be held at Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, with interment in the Elmira Union cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Feb 1985 
Merklinger, Edward Henry (I130063)
6057 MERLE JONES 1918 - 2005 Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Anna Merle Jones (Paff) of Waterloo entered into rest on Friday, September 16, 2005, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Merle was born in Stratford on October 13, 1918. Predeceased by parents John and Lydia Paff, husband Paul Jones, sister Alice Watkinson, brothers-in-law Park Winkler, Bob Watkinson, Dave Jones and Russell Warris, and sisters-in-law Ruth McCallum and Esther Osborn. Survived by son Stephen Arthur Jones, daughter-in-law Wendy Lee Stocker, sisters Betty Winkler and Helen Warris, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A hearty thanks to Drs. Kugler, Maurice, Kilmurray and Stewart, the staff of Victoria Place, and the nurses on 6 North and 5 North at Grand River Hospital for their compassionate care. Sincere thanks also to CCAC for practical assistance. Visitation at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Sunday, September 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service celebrating Merle's life and legacy will take place at First United Church, corner of King St. and William St. in Waterloo, on Monday, September 19, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Richard Hawley officiating. (Parking is available at the funeral home, one block south of the church). A reception for family and friends will be held in Hilliard Hall at the church following the service. Interment in South Easthope United Church Cemetery will follow the reception. Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region or a charity of choice. I have fought the good fight, I have Finished the race, I have kept the faith. Condolences/Donations/Flowers www.edwardrgood.com (519) 745-8445

The Record newspaper 17 Sep 2005 
Paff, Anna Merle (I51132)
6058 Merril - Lydia Buerge was born in Ontario, Canada, Feb. 14, 1857; died March 15, 1938; aged 81 y. 1 m. 1 d. She moved with her parents to Reed City, Mich., at the age of twelve years, and to a farm near Jasper, Mo., when a young woman. She became a member of the Mennonite Church some twenty years ago. She was married to George Merril in October, 1932, who passed away a little more than four months ago. She leaves 2 sisters (Bessie Buerge and Mrs. Jacob Scott), 4 nephews, and 2 nieces Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church at Jasper, Mo., by E.J. Bekery of Oronogo, Mo. Text, Psa. 116;15. Burial in Mitchel Cemetery four miles east of Jasper.

Gospel HeralD - Vol. XXXI, No. 3 - April 21, 1938, Page 62, 63 
Buerge, Lydia (I107099)
6059 Merry Cake

2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sweet whole milk
1/2 lb. dates
15 c. worth of shelled walnuts
15 c. worth of coconut
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups of flour

Cream butter and sugar, then add beaten eggs. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add alternately with milk and beat well. Add dates, coconut and walnuts and vanilla. 
Cook, Edna C. (I136749)
6060 Mervyn Bowman, 59, Fatally Injured in Bethel Corner Crash on Tuesday.

NEW DUNDEE.-An inquest will be held at New Dundee, November 29, into the death at St. Mary's Hospital, here, Tuesday, of Mervyn Bowman, 59-year-old New Hamburg farmer, Chief County Coroner Dr. Ward Woolner said today.

Bowman was fatally injured shortly before noon, Tuesday, at Bethel Corners, near New Dundee, when his car collided with a truck, allegedly driven by Alvin Egerdee, R.R. 2 Petersburg. Rushed to hospital by ambulance, he died three hours later. According to the coroner, Bowman's chest was crushed and he suffered a fractured skull and fractured ribs.

Despite the fact the car was almost completely demolished Mrs. Bowman, wife of the victim, and his four-year-old grandson, Larry Schmidt of New Dundee, suffered only slight abrasions.
According to police, Bowman was driving west and Egerdee south towards New Dundee when the accident occurred. Egerdee told police the front of Bowman's collided with the side of his truck. Both left the road and broke off "several" telephone poles and fence posts before coming to rest, police said.

Dr. W. S. Foote, New Dundee, who attended the injured at the scene of the accident said Egerdee was not injured.

Born at Port Elgin, Mr. Bowman was a son of Mrs. C. W. Backus, New Dundee, and the late Noah Bowman, New Dundee. He had lived most of his life in New Dundee district. Deceased was secretary-treasurer of Pine Hill public school for twenty-five years and a member of the finance board of New Dundee United Brethren church, of which he was a valued member.

Besides his widow, he is survived by his mother, two daughters, Mrs. Jack Schmidt, New Dundee, and Mrs. Walter Schmidt, Kitchener.

The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the residence to New Dundee United Brethren church for service.

Ayr News Nov 24 1939 pg 1, 2 
Bowman, Mervyn Buckborough (I202249)
6061 Mervyn C. Markle (1876-?)

Lawyer. Born at Fishers Mills, Waterloo County, Ontario, 1876. Son of John A. Markle and Rebecca Clemens. Married Lydia Bates, 1904. Has eight sons and two daughters.Was educated at Birtle Public School, Berlin (Kitchener) Collegiate, Manitoba University, Chatham Business College. Family came to Manitoba in 1882; father in the flour-milling business at Birtle; afterwards entered the government service, Indian Department, 1883; was for a time Indian Agent at Birtle; later at the Blackfoot Indian Reserve; Inspector of Indian Agencies for Alberta; super-annuated and lives in Vancouver. Mervyn Markle graduated from Manitoba University in 1898, was articled in law to John Crearer of Melita; admitted to practice, 1902; for a time was associated with the late Judge Mickle in the practice of law at Birtle; came to Shoal Lake where he has practised continuously. Member, Manitoba Law Society. Ex-Member and Secretary-Treasurer of the Hospital Board. Member of the School Board, Chairman. Elected Mayor of Shoal Lake, 1911. Member of the IOOF . Solicitor for the village of Shoal Lake, rural municipality of Shoal Lake. Member of and for many years on the Trustee Board Methodist and Union Churches. Address, Shoal Lake, Manitoba.1a

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba


Married in Shoal Lake in 1904 to Lydia Isabella Bates


Memorable Manitobans: Mervyn C. Markle (1876-?)

Born at Fishers Mills, Ontario on 1 August 1876, son of John A. Markle and Rebecca Clemens, he came to Manitoba with his family in 1882 where his father worked in the flour-milling business at Birtle, afterwards working for the Indian Department in 1883 and was for a time Indian Agent at Birtle, later at the Blackfoot Indian Reserve, and Inspector of Indian Agencies for Alberta. Mervyn Markle was educated at the Birtle Public School, Berlin (Kitchener) Collegiate, the University of Manitoba (1989), and Chatham Business College.

He articled in law to John Crearer of Melita and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1902. For a time he was associated with C. J. Mickle in the practice of law at Birtle, afterwards moving to Shoal Lake where he continued his law practice and served as solicitor for the Village of Shoal Lake and the Rural Municipality of Shoal Lake. He was a member of the Manitoba Law Society. He served as a member and Secretary-Treasurer of the Shoal Lake Hospital Board, a member and Chairman of the Shoal Lake School Board, and a member of the Trustee Board for the Methodist and Union Churches. He was elected Mayor of Shoal Lake in 1911.

On 10 August 1904, he married Lydia I. Bates at Shoal Lake. They had eight sons and two daughters. He was a member of the IOOF.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 November 2012

Goldsborough, G. (2019). Memorable Manitobans: Mervyn C. Markle (1876-?). Mhs.mb.ca. Retrieved 8 June 2019, from https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/markle_mc.shtml 
Markle, Mervyn C. (I143095)
6062 MESSNER, Norma Theresa Peacefully with her daughter, Mary at her side, at Columbia Forest Long Term Centre, Waterloo (formerly of Winston Park, Kitchener) on Sunday, January 24, 2010 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Messner (1969). Cherished mother of Michael (Mary) of Kitchener, Anne Steinman of Waterloo, Cathy (Greg) Twigge of Whitehorse, Yukon, Mary (Andreas) Christophersen of Kitchener and Cecilia (Doug) McManaman of Aurora. Beloved grandmother of Joe (Amy), Ted, Ahren (Drew), Andrea (Gord), Allan, Cecilia, Adam and Sarah. Great-grandmother of Sarah, Isabella and Alex. Dear sister of Marlene (Carl) Solomon and pre- deceased by siblings, Jack Brenner, Carl Brenner, Ollie Brenner, Paul Brenner, Alice Brenner and Mary Kropf. Norma was a long time employee of Catholic Family Counseling (now known as Mosaic). She was a faithful member of St. Aloysius RC Church, and a long time member of the C.W.L and the Rockway Seniors' Centre. Norma served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Norma's family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 519-749-8467. Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 8:30 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 10:20 a.m., then transfer will be made to St. Aloysius RC Church, 11 Traynor Avenue, Kitchener for the Celebration of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society-Walk of Memories would be appreciated (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Norma's memorial.

Waterloo Region Record 24 Jan 2010 
Brenner, Norma Theresa (I108316)
6063 Messrs Bulgin Bros. have sold their livery business to Mr. Wm.Steuernagel.... Steuernagel, William (I96865)
6064 Methodists Organize

The second denomination to start work within the village were the Methodists who about 1865 commenced holding services in the frame school house near the Oswald corner. Besides various local men and Rev. Jacob Freshman who supplied for the mission, the following pastors, Rev. Ferguson, Mills, Williams, Coopman and Scott served in rotation from Kitchener to which place the congregation belonged until about 1877 when a separation took place and was joined to Elmira as a parish. In these years the Sunday school of this church was called into life when Dr. W. J. Passmore, one of the influential men of those days, organized it as a Band of Hope, in which he as ably assisted by Mrs. Geo. Wright and Miss Perine. Sunday school was held in Oswald's Hall for some time and later, when the congregation was in possession of its own place of worship it was removed there under its new name, the Methodist Sunday school. It was soon joined by the Presbyterians and Mennonites and the result was a union Sunday school for a number of years.

Among those members prominent as supporters to their cause in the early years were Mr. Geo Wright, Dr. Passmore, Mrs. M. B. Perine, Geo. McIntyre, Albert Heidlinger, Menno Snider, John B. Snyder, N. S. Bowman and I. E. Bowman.....

Medical Attention

It was found that somebody was required to look after the welfare of man and beast and the work of a veterinary surgeon was taken up by Mr. Lippert and later on by a M. Teft, while in later years veterinarians had located here for short times only. In the interests of mankind medical aid was obtained chiefly from Berlin until about 1875 when Dr. Passmore opened a surgery connected with an up-to-date drug store, which he conducted until about 1890 when he removed from our midst. He was followed by Doctor Wells, Grant and Evans since whose days medical aid again has had to be obtained from outside sources.....

Where The Rivers Meet Picturesque Conestoga Pretty Woolwich Village


Lutherans Made Beginnings In 1850 And Have Finest Country Church In Ontario; Methodists Organized 1865 Erecting Church In 1878; M.B.C. Church Built 1888.

The Daily Record Kitchener-Waterloo, Saturday, June 20, 1925 Second Section, pp. 1-2


PASSMORE, WILLIAM JULIUS was probably a native of Rockwood. He received his early education at the Rockwood Academy, and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1865, and returned to Rockwood to set up his practice in that year. He operated a drug store in connection with his practice, and in 1866 two children were poisoned when given the wrong medication by his assistant.

Possibly as a result of this mishap he left Rockwood, and in 1867 is listed in Iona, Elgin County. After a brief stay there, he opened an office and drugstore in Conestoga, probably in 1868. He carrierd on his practice there for the next twenty-three years.

In his early years he was prominent in political circles, acting as township organizer for I. E. Bowman, M.P. He was also among the first temperance workers in Ontario at a time when these people were regarded as cranks and were subjected to petty persecution.

In August 1885 the Galt Reporter tells of a group of Bloomingdale evangelists who were assaulted with eggs and stones while holding a meeting in Conestoga. Two of the leaders in the assault were taken before Dr. Passmore, who was a Justice of the Peace, and fined. A few weeks later, the night before the Bloomingdale people were supposed to return, the front of Dr. Passmore's drugstore was demolished by heavy pieces of timber being thrown through the windows. Although the identity of the perpetrators was probably an open secret, no further mention was made of. the incident.

In 1891 he went to Toronto where he resided until 1899, when he moved to Deseronto to live. He died there on March 18,1915 at the of 73 years, Leaving his widow, two daughters and two sons.

From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell
Passmore, Dr. William Julius (I274035)
6065 MEYER

Wilhelmina A memorial service for Wilhelmina Meyer of 1125 Rose St., Cambridge (P), who died at St. Mary's Hospital, November 10, 1978, will be held at the Stager-Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge (P), Friday, November 17, at 2 p.m. Mrs. Meyer is survived by two sons, Henry of Cambridge, John of Tillsonburg, one sister in Germany, and six grandchildren.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Nov 1978 pg 31 
Wilhelmina (I348981)
6066 MEYER, Elizabeth Edna (Betty)

Of 120 Whitley St., on Wednesday, February 12, 1992, at her residence, in her 57th year. Betty Miller, beloved wife of the late Howard J. Meyer (November 14,1991). Dear mother of Darrell and his wife Norma; Doris and her husband, Kalvin Lichty; Bonnie; and Jo-Anne, all of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by three grandchildren, one brother, Bill and his wife Rose Miller of Regina, Saskatchewan and two sisters; Mable and her husband, Leo Strauss of Durham and Myrna and her husband, Sam Cooke of Chesley. Mrs. Meyer was born in Hanover and came to Preston, in 1953. She had been employed as a waitress at Carls Restaurant for twenty years, retiring in 1989. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge today (Wednesday), 7-9 and Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clements Church, Duke St., Cambridge, Friday, February 14, 1992 at 10 a.m. Interment, Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1992 
Miller, Elizabeth Edna "Betty" (I381367)
6067 MEYER, Iva-Delle

Formerly of Hamilton Street, Cambridge on Sunday, May 9, 2004, at Hotel Dieu Hospital, St. Catharines, in her 94th year. Iva-Delle Tilk, beloved wife of the late Harold Meyer (1965). Dear mother of Bill Meyers and his wife Joan of Saugeen Shores, ON and the late Pamela Pratt (2002). Lovingly remembered by six grandchildren, Cathy (Brian) Ross of Severn Bridge, Bill (Susan) Meyers of Clinton, Heather Pratt (Larry) and Sharon (Stan) Chelmecki, all of St. Catherines, Brian (Marjorie) Pratt of Huntsville and Carolyn (Jim) Tripp of Warminster, ON; nine great-grandchildren and one son-in-law, Paul Pratt of Cambridge. Predeceased by her parents, William and Louise Tilk; daughter-in-law, Marion Freeman (1986) and one brother, Albert Tilk. Mrs. Meyer was born in Preston and had been a lifelong resident of the area until she moved to St. Catherines Place in 2002. She was a former member of the Queen Rebekah Lodge and a retiree of Savage Shoes. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. when Canon David Bowyer will conduct the service at the funeral home. Interment in New Preston Cemetery.

Tilk,Iva-Della-Meyer-death-The Record 11 May 2004 pg B7 
Tilk, Iva-Della (I163119)
6068 MHS Centennial Business: Brown & Rutherford Co. Ltd.

Brown and Rutherford Co. Ltd., was established as a small planing mill on Bannatyne Avenue in Winnipeg in 1872. Thanks to a brief history prepared by a grandson of the founder, and some wonderful family letters donated by the Browns to the Provincial Archives of Manitoba (MG8 B92), we can follow the first steps in the establishment of this early business.

Alexander Brown was born in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1842 and had come to Canada in 1862, settling with the rest of his family in Galt, Ontario. He married Margaret Neilson in 1865, and on April 21, 1872 he and Thomas Rutherford left Galt to make their fortunes in Manitoba. They traveled by rail through Chicago and St. Paul to Fishers Landing and then by boat down the Red River, arriving in mid-May. They immediately started work building houses, one for their two families to share, and another house on each side.

By August one house had been rented by another recent immigrant, George Bryce . You may recognize the name. Bryce was the first minister of Knox Presbyterian Church, founded Manitoba College, and assisted in founding the University of Manitoba, teaching and administering in these institutions for many years and serving as the city's first school inspector. He also was instrumental in founding the Manitoba Historical Society in 1875, so the connections between the Manitoba Historical Society and Brown and Rutherford date back more than a century and a quarter! In August, Alexander wrote to his wife, who was making arrangements to come out with their three children: "You may bring my certificate of Church Membership. I attend Prof. Bryce's Church and Bible class. I can't say that I like him very much. He has rented the house we are working at for a Ladies School. He pays 30 dollars a month for it. So you see you have a College on one side of you and the Queen's Printing Office on the other. Now what more have I got to say" (PAM, MG8 B92: 9).

Besides these three houses, they signed a contract to build four more 20 x 30 foot, one and one half storey houses for $1000 by November 1st. They also had an offer to do the carpentry work on a large hotel, and Professor Bryce had asked them to complete an addition to the Presbyterian Church because it was filling up rapidly. Alexander wrote to Margaret: "I think we will be better with the Hotel but perhaps you think a teetotaller should not work on a Hotel. Perhaps not, but if we don't do it, somebody else will and it will be a winters work for us" (p. 14). They built the hotel!
It was not until early October that the wives of Brown and Rutherford arrived in Winnipeg to live in the house built by their husbands. Although they were working from 5 AM to dark, they found time to begin a small saw and planning mill on Bannatyne Avenue. In 1873 Galt Machine Works supplied the machinery and the firm later expanded into lumbering timber berths on Lake Winnipeg in order to cut down on the high cost of importing wood. After Margaret Brown died leaving four children, her sister Isabella married Alexander Brown in 1880 and fit into the closely knit Brown-Rutherford partnership.

In 1882 they sold the original mill and moved to another factory with a lumberyard in Point Douglas near the Louise Bridge. Thomas Rutherford and Alexander Brown, obviously ideal partners, built identical large houses side by side at this new location. Despite fires in 1900 and 1912, the mill continued in family hands, and their sons rebuilt and expanded the business. A tug, The Granite Rock, was added to the assets as well as four new barges each capable of carrying 400,000 to ½ million feet of lumber. In 1932 they added the new Civic Auditorium [now the "old" auditorium and home of the Provincial Archives of Manitoba and the Hudson's Bay Company Archives] to the long list of buildings for which they supplied the lumber and millwork. Others included Springfield United Church, the Hudson's Bay Company downtown store, St. Vital Sanatorium and St. Paul's College. The company stayed in the family's hands until 1956 when it was sold to the Silpit Group, and through all these years has continued to do business in Point Douglas Sutherland and Higgins. Presented by Judith Hudson Beattie , January 2001

Brown, Alexander (I127944)
6069 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Ball, Michael (I152049)
6070 Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke, age 85, ill for some time, died Saturday night at the home of his brother, Philip, on the 13th line of Wellesley. Deceased was born on the third line of Wellesley, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Clarke. He resided in Toronto for 45 years where he was employed as a motorman for the Toronto Transportation Commission. For the past 12 years he has lived on the 13th line. Mr. Clarke was a member of the St. Joseph's R.C. church, Macton. Surviving are two brothers, Philip and John, a sister, Margaret, all of the 13th line. His wife predeceased him about 30 years ago.

The Waterloo Chronicle May 26 1939 pg 3 
Clark, Michael (I85532)
6071 Michael Kraus (minister)

Michael Kraus (March 26, 1908 '96 November 16, 2003) was a Canadian entrepreneur and minister in the New Apostolic Church.

Mihail Krauss was the eldest son of a tavern-owning farmer in Meeburg, a village of 950 German-speaking Lutheran Saxons in the Transylvania region of Romania. According to Canadian immigration records, in 1926, at age 18, he boarded the Canadian Pacific ship Minnedosa, and emigrated to Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He often described his arrival saying, "I had only ten cents in my pocket, didn't speak a word of English, didn't know a soul; not even the dogs barked at me." In the 1930s, he worked in a furniture factory by day. After hours he built apartments, beginning a lifelong interest in real estate and construction. At some point his name was changed to Michael Kraus'97it is not clear when this change occurred.

In 1941, Michael Kraus began importing fabrics to Canada. In 1946 he formed a partnership to manufacture fabric. Initially adopting fabric looms to manufacture carpet, he founded Kraus Carpet Mills in 1959. A daring expansion into fibre extrusion, he founded Strudex Fibres in 1971. By his death in 2003, Kraus companies employed over 900 people at facilities across Canada, in the United States and in Australia.

Michael Kraus joined the New Apostolic Church in 1932 and was ordained into the ministry one year later. Like other ministers in the New Apostolic Church, he served in a voluntary capacity, initially as an assistant local minister and later in various regional commissions. In 1955 he was ordained as an apostle and, in Zurich on June 21, 1958, he was ordained as a district apostle and national leader of the New Apostolic Church Canada. He traveled extensively, and sent fellow missionaries to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and establish the New Apostolic Church in over 70 countries, where church membership grew to over 4 million by his retirement in 1994. He organized the construction of thousands of church buildings in developing countries. His impact on the worldwide growth of the New Apostolic Church was so great, that at his funeral, Chief Apostle Richard Fehr compared it to the missionary work of Paul the Apostle of biblical times.

New Apostolic Church International News. District Apostle Michael Kraus: A quite exceptional servant of God entered into eternity!, retrieved 2007-07-19
Kraus Flooring: A History of Growth, archived from the original on 2007-09-29, retrieved 2007-07-19
"Kraus Carpet founder also was church leader", The Kitchener-Waterloo Record: B4, November 19, 2003
"Kraus Carpet founder dies", The Guelph Daily Mercury: A6, November 19, 2003
"A Twentieth-Century Paul. Funeral Service for District Apostle Michael Kraus", Our Family: The Magazine of the New Apostolic Church, 50: 14'9615, January 2004
"Obituary: Michael Kraus", The Kitchener-Waterloo Record: B11, November 21, 2003
"Sit down! Shut up! Do as you're told!" A Letter to NAC Members from Michael Kraus", The NACBoard: 1, March 22, 1989

Michael Kraus (minister). (2018). En.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 12 September 2018, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Kraus_(minister)


Kitchener, Canada, Nov. 19--The Board of Directors of Kraus Carpet Mills Limited joins the Kraus family and all employees in mourning the passing of Michael Kraus, founder and Chairman Emeritus. Kraus entered into eternity at 5: 00 AM on Sunday, November 16, at home in Kitchener, Canada, aged 95. He will be missed by his family; including his son, Nelson Kraus, and his wife Ruth; and his daughter, Anneleen, and her husband Harold Eckhardt. Both Nelson and Harold are vice presidents and directors of the Corporation. In recognition of his leadership and legacy, Kraus Carpet Mills will observe a day of remembrance, closing the Waterloo facility on Friday 21 November. Having immigrated to Canada from Siebenburgen, Romania at age 18, he often described his arrival in Kitchener, "I had ten cents in my pocket, didn't speak a word of English, didn't know anybody." At 22 he married Hilda Loscher. They were married for 71 years until her death in 2001. In the 1930s he worked in the Baetz furniture factory. After days in the factory, he would work into the night building apartments. Ever the entrepreneur, he began importing upholstery fabric at age 33, forming a partnership to manufacture fabric five years later. Initially adapting fabric looms for carpet, he started Kraus Carpet Mills at age 51. A daring expansion into yarn extrusion, he founded Strudex Fibres at age 63. Kraus Carpet Mills is today the largest Canadian-owned carpet manufacturer, employing over 900 at facilities in Canada, the United States and Australia. A passionate entrepreneur and minister, his tireless work and inspiring leadership had an enduring impact on the business and church communities that he served with distinction. Those who had the privilege of knowing him will never forget his legacy.

Kraus Carpet Founder Dies . (2018). Floordaily.net. Retrieved 12 September 2018, from https://www.floordaily.net/flooring-news/kraus-carpet-founder-dies 
Kraus, Rev. Michael (I158920)
6072 Michael Wagler - by Record Correspondent

Wellesley - Michael Wagler, 97, of Wellesley died Saturday at his home.

Born in Wellesley Township, Dec. 30, 1862, he farmed in the township until retiring in 1934. He was a son of the late Jacob Wagler and Magdalena Gordner.

He was a member of Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite church.

His wife, the former Magdalena Schultz, died in 1934.

Survivors include one son, John Wellesley, five daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Barbara) Lichty of Wellesley, Mrs. Ezra (Elizabeth) Leis and Mrs. Jacob Z. (Nancy) Lichty of Wellesley, Mrs. David (Magdalena) Gascho and Mrs. Joseph (Catherine) Lichty of Millbank; one brother, David of Wellesley Township; 28 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The body is at his home in Wellesley where the funeral will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Memorial service will be held in the church at 2:15 p.m. Bishop Samuel Roth will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record Jul 11 1960 pg 7 
Wagler, Michael (I109123)
6073 Michael Zimmer: Last Will and Testament of Michael Zimmer, of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman.

…I Michael Zimmer, of the township of Waterloo, Yeoman, do make, constitute and publish these presents, dated the 26th December 1853, my Last Will and Testament, ordaining and directing concerning my worldly estate as follows ;

(1) I desire my hereinafter named Executors in due time and times to collecty, receive, demand and me[sic] for my outstanding debts, dues, notes and bonds, and also to pay and discharge in due times all the debts due and owing by me.

(2) My farm, consisting of the north half of Lot Number forty eight of the German Company Tract of the said Township of Waterloo, is to be carried on by my family unitedly as hitherto until it shall have been fully paid and freed from the incumberance resting thereon in favor of Christian Fray. After this be effected all my chattels and goods with the exceptions as hereinafter mentioned and provided shall be sold by public auction to the benefit of my estate, and then my eldest son Adam Zimmer is to have and take the farm, containing in the whole two hundred and twenty four acres - with exceptions for my second son Jacob as hereinafter provided at the price or payment and conditions as hereinafter mentioned, such exceptions to my son Jacob to contain about seventeen acres.

(3) My son Adam is to give and pay out of the said farm to my beloved widow Margareth annually her regular widow third and allow her and the younger children in the free indwelling in our present dwelling house, but in case that circumstances arise which cause her to desire a dwelling place apart for herself, my said son Adam Zimmer is to build one for her on this place, in a suitable situation and in suitable dimensions on his own sole expenses and costs, and which she shall and may inhabit as long as she shall and doth remain my widow, but ceasing to be such, she shall have no further claim therein and in case she intermarries again, her widow third shall be computed and such computed sum be paid over to her by my said son Adam Zimmer, and she thus pay off all her further claims in and against my estate.

(4) On my son Dadam Zimmer taking the farm as aforesaid, my beloved widow Margareth is to have and take as and for her own property for ever all and singular the house and kitchen furniture which she wants and doth desire to have, also two beds, bedding and bedsteads for herself and the younger children, also one cow, with the free run and pasturage and stabling on the place, along with the cattle of my son Adam. And my said son Adam is to have for his own property free out of my erstate, one span horses, one cow, one plough, one harrow, one wagon, one double horse harness, and one good fanning mill, and my half share in the threshing machine which I conjointly hold with Eli Clemens. And my son Jacob shall have and take out of my estate as his own property one horse and harness, one cow, one wagon, one plough and the old fanning mill. All the remainder of my chattels and goods is to be sold and the proceeds be laid up for my younger two children, and in case of need to be paid for and to them as occasions shall and may arise, and the balance thereof, each, his or her own share, be paid over to them when they do come on age, my daughter Louise Zimmer, when an age of twenty years, and my son Daniel Zimmer twenty one years old. My said son Adam Zimmer is further to pay out of the said place the sum of nine hundred dollars to my said two younger children, when they shall come on age…the first share to my daughter she being now about sixteen years old, and my said son Daniel being now about ten years old, is to receive his share after his said sister, but each of them shall receive her and his first installment of her or of his on their respective day of maturity, and from hence in yearly instalments, until the whole be paid, but without interedst until due, but in case either of them, or both, do die and depart life without leaving legal bodily issue, before she, or he, shall have received her or his respective share, in part of in full, then such unpaid portion and portions thereof shall fall back upon my estate, to be divided in equal shares amongst my surviving heirs, but the portion or portions which they, she or he actually had received, they may dispose of after their own mind and will, even if leaving no bodily issue and this shall be their respective portions out of my place.

(5) My said son Jacob Zimmer shall have as his own property for ever free out of my land and estate all the parcels of land and premises which belong to this said lot number forty eight, - first, that which were formerly occupied by Franz Kraft and his wife, containing five acres, situate on the north side of the road leading to the Township line of Waterloo and Wilmot, with house and stable thereon. Secondly that field of eight or nine acres on the south side of the said road, adjoining Eli Clemens, as it is fenced in, and thirdly that piece of cedar land or swamp, adjoining Jacob Clemens land, containing about three acres, and which is butted and bounded - described as follows, viz: Commence at Jacob Clemens' land, thence along the south side of the said road eastward as far as one rod (or twenty five links) beyond the spring going amongst as by the name of "Krafts' Spring" thence backwards from the road to the fence bordering this cedar swamp, thence along this fence to the land and fence of Jacob Clemens aforesaid, and then this fence along to the beginning and of which lands he is to give and pay annually to my said Widow the sum of five shillings in place and lieu of her widow dower…My said daughter Louise shall after my demise go and try to earn her bread herself, but all her wages she shall and may keep and use herself. My said son Daniel shall be put out to learn a trade after his own liking my Executors to bind him out to some tradesman to the best of his advantage and interest, after he shall have attained his sixteenth year, up to such age he is to remain with my widow, or my son Adam, and be held to industry and work according to his abilities, not to forget however sufficient schooling. As Executors to my estate I hereby constitute and make my beloved son Adam Zimmer and my trusty friend Jacob Zoeller, of the said Township of Waterloo, Yeoman.

Witnessed by Eli Clemens and Jacob Zimmer
Will date 26 Dec 1853
Proved and Insinuated 1st March 1854
No Inventory amount

Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber. A-1-27 
Zimmer, Michael (I42639)
6074 MICHALOFSKY, Bernice M. - Passed away peacefully in her 84th year, at Sunnyside Home on Friday, July 27, 2007, surrounded by her family. Bernice was a member of St. Aloysius Church, the CWL of the Church for over 40 years. Formerly a member of the St. Aloysius Choir and a Eucharistic Minister, as well as a member of the Right to Life Association and the Chord Spinners. Loving mother to James and his wife Joanne, Terry, Robert, Donna and her husband Victor Komer all of Kitchener, Brian and his wife Leanne of Mississauga, Dianne and her husband Dennis Muhlbauer, Debbie and her husband Bruce Ernst all of Waterloo; sister to Laird Linesman and his wife Laurel, Donny Linesman and Margaret Berwick all of Kitchener and Eileen Lamoureux of Rhode Island. Will be sadly missed by her fourteen grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, Vincent Linseman and Margaret Kraemer; her husband, Willard in 1969; four brothers, Wilfred, Cecil, Howard and Earl. Friends may call at the Ratz- Bechtel Funeral Home , 621 King St. W. Kitchener on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 where parish prayers will be recited at 8: 45 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. from St. Aloysius Church with Father Cornelius O'Mahony officiating. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery and donations may be made to the Carmel of St. Joseph arranged through the funeral home. Her family would like to thank the staff at Sunnyside Home for the love, care and kindness they provided our Mom over the years. Especially the last two weeks with their continuous support. Online condolences may be sent through www.mem.com Dear God, There are things we cannot measure Like the depth of waves and sea And the height of stars in heaven And the joy you bring to me, Like eternity's long endlessness And the sunsets golden hue, The love I have for you.

The Record Newspaper - Jul. 30, 2007 
Linseman, Bernice (I193574)
6075 MICHIELS, Leona Constancia (nee Sprengers)

Peacefully, at Stedman Community Hospice, Brantford, on Thursday September 2, 2010, of Ayr, in her 87th year. Born in Antwerp, Belgium, she immigrated to Canada. She moved to Ayr from Orillia in 1964. For many years she was a nurse's aid at the the Nursing Home in Ayr. She was the lunch supervisor at Ayr Public School for many years (forever). She enjoyed playing cards, belonging to the Bridge Club. She was well known for riding her bike throughout the village. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Beloved wife to the late Emiel (1989); loved mother to Anne Marie Wood (Charles), Frans (Gail), Joseph (Elizabeth), Leo (Sherry), Danny (Kim), Emiel (Deb), and Michelle Smith (Don); and mother-in-law to Frieda Michiels and Darlene Michiels. Cherished grandmother to 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sons Maurice and Renold, granddaughter Katie, her sister and a brother. Friends may call at the Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home , 183 Northumberland Street, Ayr on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services to be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Ayr Cemetery. Donation to Stedman Community Hospice or Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences or donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. KIPP 519-632 8228 .

The Waterloo Region Record Sep 4 2010 
Sprengers, Leona Constancia (I168821)
6076 Mike Wagner Heritage Awards

Named in honour of Mike Wagner, a former Kitchener city councillor who was a strong advocate for heritage, culture and the arts, this bi-annual award recognizes and pays tribute to individuals, property owners, businesses, organizations and institutions who have contributed to the conservation of the City's cultural heritage resources 
Wagner, Mike (I19609)
6077 MIKEL, Harry Arthur - Went home to be with his beloved Doris, on Wednesday April 8, 2009, at Leisureworld Nursing Home, Elmira in his 89th year. Loving father to Richard (Janet), Karen Scott (Bill), David (Christina) and Keith (Barb). A dear grandpa who will be sadly missed by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Brother to Donald (Hazel) and Ruby Shantz. Predeceased by his wife, Doris (2003); parents, Dora and Martin Mikel; granddaughter, Christine (1997); five sisters and one brother. Harry had served with the Canadian army as an engineer in the Second World War. He was an entrepreneur and a tool and die maker by trade. At Harry's request there will be no visitation at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 11th at 1 p.m. from the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home Chapel , 621 King St. W., Kitchener. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Hospital Cardiac Care Unit, Lisaard House or the charity of your choice as expressions of sympathy through the funeral home. A special thank you to the staff at Leisureworld for their loving care and compassion over the past eight years.

The Waterloo Region Record Newspaper - Apr. 9, 2009  
Mikel, Harry Arthur (I158654)
6078 MILES, Laurence Frederick Cecil - Born July 31, 1926 in London, England and died on Wednesday, May 7, 2008. Predeceased by his parents, Maurice Beverley-Hall Miles and Maud Catherine Lawrence and also his eight older brothers and sisters. Survived by his special companion and dearest friend, Edith, whom he greatly loved and his two sons, Adrian and Tim and his daughter, Fiona. He served in the Second World War in Europe, North Africa and Palestine and had a 35 year career with Shell International Petroleum Company serving in Holland, U.K., Brunei, Sarawak and Venezuela. he retired as General Manager Shell U.K. Materials Services in 1983. He was a graduate of many learned Institutes. He loved to watch and play golf, sit in front of his computer and was found on many a day downloading the many photographs that he took of the family. His love of music, singing and playing the organ or piano meant he was often involved with his and Edith's church. His claim to fame was to be broadcast on the BBC as a boy soprano so many years ago. He will be dearly missed by Edith and his family, who loved him so much. A funeral service will be held at David MacLeod Funeral Home , 617 King St. N., Waterloo, on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 3: 30 p.m. Father Edward Sheridan officiating. Cremation has taken place. A reception will follow the service in the funeral home reception room. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mary's General Hospital or Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church would be appreciated by the family and many be arranged by contacting the funeral home at 519-888-7700.

Waterloo Region Record - May. 9, 2008  
Miles, Laurence Frederick Cecil (I157899)
6079 MILLAR, Mrs. Frederick B. (Ida Bergey) -- At Cambridge Country Manor, Route 31, Cambridge (P), on Saturday, April 29, 1978, Ida Bergey, formerly of 54 Marshall St., waterloo, age 92 years. Mrs. Millar was born in New Dundee, a daughter of the late David Bergey and the former Louisa Bowman. A member of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church; a member and past president of the Women's Missionary Association of the church. A charter member and past presiden tof New Dundee Women's Institute and a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick B. Millar, in 1955 and by four brothers and two sisters. Surviving ar five sons, Douglas and Donald of Kitchener, Rev. Robert Millar of Oklahoma and twins, Roderick of Cambridge (G) and Frederick of Kitchener and two daughters, Louisa Miller and Bertha (Mrs. Robert Landers), both of Waterloo; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive. A private family committal service was held at Woodland cemetery today. The family will be receiving friends and relatives at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church chapel on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with Rev. Martha Smith and Rev. Ron Rempel officiating. Donations to the memorial find of the WMA, the Mennonite Central Committee or the CNIB may be made as expressions of sympathy, and may be made at the church or the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 May 1978 
Bergey, Ida (I6595)
6080 MILLER, Dorothy L. - At the K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Thursday, August 21, 2008. The former Dorothy Louise McKeown, aged 87 years. Dorothy was a very active member of The Church of The Holy Saviour, had served with the Canadian Army during The Second World War, and was a member of The Eastern Star, Woodstock Chapter. Loving wife to Harold. Step- mother to Christine and her husband Blaine Charlebois of Desboro and her family, Jordon and Ryan Weinike and their children Emma and Branden. Sadly missed by Marsha and her husband Wayne Lalonde and their children Lee Gill and Christina Benton; great-granddaughter, Brandy. Aunt to Kirsten Hubbard, Doris Gordon and Howard McKeowen and his wife Irene. Great-aunt to Susanna Hubbard Krimmer, Anna Marie Hubbard-Kitching, Lise Hubbard-Muir, and Karen Hubbard. Dorothy will be fondly remembered by close family friend, Virginia Rescola. Predeceased by her parents, Jessie and Christina McKeown; her son, Lawrence Gill; one brother, Herbert McKeown; one sister, Maude Hubbard; a nephew, John (Jack) Hubbard and a niece, Helen Lutz. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W. Kitchener on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. from The Church of The Holy Saviour, with the Rev. Canon Peter T. Townshend officiating. Interment will be in Parkview Cemetery. Donations may be made to The Church ofThe Holy Saviour or The Lung Association through the funeral home. On-line condolences may be made at www.mem.com. Dorothy will always be remembered for her many jokes and great sense of humour.

The Waterloo Region Record - Aug. 23, 2008 
McKeown, Dorothy L. (I157753)
6081 MILLER, Harry H.

On Sunday, March 21. 1993, at Maples Nursing Home. Tavistock, Harry Miller, formerly of New Hamburg. He was born in Baden 71 years ago, a son of the late David and Lydia (nee Bast) Miller. Prior to retirement he had been manager of Seyler's House Furnishings Ltd., New Hamburg. Harry was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Kitchener, where he had served in various capacities; a member of the New Hamburg Board of Trade (served as Arena Booth Manager for many years) and had served as commissioner with the former New Hamburg PUC. He had been active in various community endeavours and was an avid supporter of New Hamburg ball and hockey programs. Beloved husband of the former, Eunice E. Seyler, who predeceased him April 21, 1984 and whom he married January 6, 1945. Dearly loved father of Rosalyn and her husband Marson Bailey, Danny and his wife Eileen, all of New Hamburg; cherished grandfather of David Bailey and his wife Kim of Tavistock, Tim Bailey and his wife Jacqui, Julie-Ann Bailey, Cortney and Lyndsay Miller, all of New Hamburg; dear brother of Beatrice (Mrs. Delton Snyder) of New Hamburg, Pearl (Mrs. Albert Diebel), Verna (Mrs. Howard Hesse), both of Kitchener, Grant Miller and his wife Pearl and Bernel Miller, all of Baden; loving brother-in-law of Doris Miller, Frances Holtzhauer, both of Kitchener, Wilma (Mrs. Harold Krampien) of Baden and Hubert Schmidt. He will also be lovingly remembered by a number of nieces and nephews. Harry was predeceased by two sisters, Genevieve Schmidt and Mabel Binkle; two brothers, Earl and Laverne. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, today (Monday), 7-9 p.m.; Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and until Wednesday, March 24, 1993, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., with Mrs. Margaret Day officiating.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Mar 1993 pg A11 
Miller, Harry H. (I352837)
6082 MILLER, Mrs. Eileen - At Central Park Lodge, on Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, Frances Eileen Miller (nee Schweitzer), age 89 years, of Kitchener. Mrs. Miller was a member of Calvary United Church, the UCW, was very active in church activities and a former member of the Rockway Senior Citizens Glee Club. Beloved wife of the late Ezra Miller who predeceased her in 1976. Dear mother of Lorne and his wife Eve, Lois and her husband Arthur Hulks, all of Kitchener, Gloria and her husband Donald Dyson of Guelph, Janet and her husband William Whaley of Abbottsford, B.C. Lovingly remembered by her eight grandchildren and her 11 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister, Mrs. Ella Keyes of Kitchener and her several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, John Schweitzer and the former Sarah Bricker and her daughter-in-law, Lynda Miller and brother, Clarence. Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m., with Rev. Bruce Seebach officiating. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Interment Elmira Union Cemetery after the reception.

The Record Newspaper 28 Dec 1998 
Schweitzer, Eileen Frances (I167800)
6083 MILLER, Mrs. Eunice (Harry)

Peacefully, on Saturday, April 21, 1984, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Toronto, Mrs. Eunice Miller, of 417 Bleams Rd. W., New Hamburg. She was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist, Kitchener and was actively involved in the work of the church. She was a partner in Seyler's House Furnishings Ltd., New Hamburg. Beloved wife of Harry Miller, whom she married Jan. 6, 1945; dear mother of Rosalyn and her husband Marson Bailey and Danny and his wife Eileen, all of New Hamburg; cherished grandmother of David, Tim and Julie-Ann Bailey, Cortney and Lyndsay Miller; sadly missed by one sister, Wilma (Mrs. Harold Krampien) of Baden. She was predeceased by her parents, the late William L.P. Seyler and the former Edna L. Ritz; one brother, William in infancy and one sister, Lorna. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg after 7 p.m. this evening, and until Tuesday, April 24, where service will be held at 2: 30 p.m., with Mrs. Margaret Day officiating. Interment in Riverside cemetery, New Hamburg.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Apr 1984 pg D11 
Seyler, Eunice E. (I352838)
6084 MILLER, Susanna, daughter of Solomon and Mary Ann (Hostetler) Shantz, was born at Baden, Ont., Aug. 23, 1897; died at Millersburg, Ohio, May 27, 1966; aged 68 y. 9 m. 4 d. On March 24, 1920, she was married to D. Frank Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters (Mrs. Roy Burkey, Mrs. James Crissey, Mrs. Max McClelland, Mrs. Sheldon Schmucker, and Mrs. Merwyn Litwiller), 24 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Titus Kolb). She was a member of the Millersburg Church. Funeral services were held at the Martin's Creek Church, May 30, with Paul Lantz and Roman Stutzman officiating

Gospel HeralD - Volume LIX, Number 29 - July 26, 1966, pages 666 - 667 
Shantz, Susannah (I9963)
6085 Miller. - Christian S. Miller was born Feb. 22, 1830, in the township of Wilmot, where he lived until the time of his death. He was married to Maria Roth Feb. 2, 1851, with whom he lived in matrimony 40 y. 8 m. 27 d. To them were born 8 children (Maria, Jacob, Barbara, Rudy, Mattie, Katie, Fannie, Christian) all are living in Waterloo Co. except Jacob, who lives in Alberta. After fighting the battles of a widower's life for 24 y. 3 m. 27 d. he departed this life on Feb. 25, 1916, at the ripe old age of 86 y. 3 d., leaving to mourn his departure 6 children (1 adopted), 48 grandchildren, and 56 great-grandchildren. Funeral Feb. 29 conducted at the house by Bro. D. Steinman and at the Steinman Church by Bro. E. J. Berkey in English (text, II Cor. 5: 1) and Bro. Eli Frey in German (text, Jno. 3: 36; 5: 24). Burial in cemetery near by.

"His face on earth we see no more,
But hope to meet on other shore."

Gospel Herald - Volume VIII, Number 51 - March 16, 1916 - pages 828, 831, 832 
Miller, Christian S. (I77975)
6086 MILLS, Frederick (Fred) - Passed away peacefully, at St. Mary's Hospital, on Monday, October 6, 2008, at 84 years of age. Devoted husband of 59 years to Betty (nee McColl). Son of the late Albert and Lily Mills. Survived by three daughters, Sandra (Grant) Shaw of Nanaimo, B.C., Sharron (Terry) Buttler of Ottawa, ON, and Susan (Chuck) Tomlinson of Linden, AB; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He is also survived by his brother, Bob (Margaret) of Mississauga. He is predeceased by his daughter, Sarah; and brother, Bert. Fred was a Charter member of All Saints Anglican Church, Waterloo. He was also a proud Veteran of the Second World War and recipient of the Pacific Star. Fred retired from Laura Secord/Smiles 'n' Chuckles in 1989, following 49 years of service. At his request, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to All Saints Anglican Church or the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society can be made by calling Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home at 519-742-4481. Share your memories of Fred by visiting www.MeM.com

Waterloo Region Record - Oct. 8, 2008  
Mills, Frederick (I157911)
6087 Milne, Almeda, daughter of Aaron C. and Sarah (Bricker) Bowman, was born near Mannheim, Ont., May 27, 1890; died at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Oct. 8, 1966; aged 76 y. 4 m. 11 d. On March 13, 1912, she was married to George Milne, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Robert), 4 daughters (Alice - Mrs. Lloyd Cressman, Edith - Mrs. Earl Cressman, Jessie - Mrs. Howard Bearinger, and Gladys - Mrs. Donald Feick), one brother (Walter), 3 sisters (Mrs. Ward Mann, Mrs. Leslie Musselman, and Mrs. Eldon Musselman), and 27 grandchildren. One son (Donald) predeceased her in 1915. She was a member of the Mannheim Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 11, with Donald Wenger officiating.

Gospel Herald - Volume LIX, Number 47 - December 6, 1966 - pages 1070, 1071 
Bowman, Almeda (I6908)
6088 Milne, George, son of George and Maggie (Ducan) Milne, was born in Scotland, Nov. 15, 1885; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 9, 1967; aged 81 y. 1 m. 25 d. On Mar. 13, 1912, he was married to Almeda Bowman, who died Oct. 8, 1966. Surviving are 6 children (Robert, Alice--Mrs. Lloyd Cressman, Edith-Mrs. Earl Cressman, Alma, Jessie--Mrs. Howard Bearinger, and Gladys--Mrs. Donald Feick), 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Donald and Maggie), and 27 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son (Donald). He was a member of the Mannheim Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 12, with Donald Wenger officiating.

Gospel Herald - Volume LX, Number 6 - February 7, 1967 Pages 134-135 
Milne, George (I129280)
6089 Milo Shantz
From The Waterloo Way Wiki

Milo Shantz was born in the New Hamburg, Ontario in 1932 and was raised by hard working, industrious Mennonite parents. From a young age, Shantz showed a entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to take risk. At the age of 13, he started buying and selling pigs, and at the age of 21, along with a partner, bought 500 commercial meat turkeys. By 1958, he had made it a family business with his father and brother, and involved employees as shareholders. Shantz' early involvement in the poultry business led to the development of Hybrid Turkeys in 1970, with which he was actively involved with until 1981 when the company was sold to British Petroleum. Today, the company is one of the two major turkey breeding companies worldwide with 14 farms, two hatcheries and affiliate operations in Brazil, Hungary and Ireland.
In 1975, Shantz had a local investment in Hoffman Meats Ltd., buying the Hog Processing company along with Don Martin and Mark Hoffman as partners. The company was later sold to Gainers Inc., a meat packing conglomerate.
Soon in 1981, Milo Shantz founded the Mercedes Corporation, while the village was in somewhat of a state of disrepair. Shantz' interest in the village of St. Jacobs began with the opening of the Stone Crock Restaurant which was a former Zehrs. In the following twenty-five years, Shantz' involvements, through various companies and shareholder groups, have been extensive. The most notable of these include the St. Jacobs and Waterloo Farmers' Markets, the Ontario Livestock Exchange, the St. Jacobs Outlet Mall, a number of rental properties, and six long-term care homes for the elderly. Shantz vision has put St. Jacobs on the international tourism map. People were streaming to St. Jacobs to
learn about Old Order Mennonites and to learn more about their beliefs and theology. The more visitors who flocked in, the more opportunity there clearly was for re-adaptive use of old structures, redevelopment, and turning St. Jacobs into a countryside destination. By 1988, Mercedes Corporation and Stone Crock Inc., owned 17 of the 36 commercial properties in or around St. Jacobs. Mercedes with real estate assets of $27 million, had revenues of $16.4 million.
Then in 1997 Mercedes was sold to Consolidated Properties, a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange for $11.5 million. Milo Shantz served as chairman of Consolidated on the board of Directors to have control over the operations of Mercedes.
In 2001, Mercedes Holdings Corp., a newly-incorporated business owned by a group of investors that includes Milo Shantz and his brother Ross Shantz bought Mercedes Corporation for $10.2 million dollars and return the company to private ownership. Mercedes states this will put it in a better position to develop its tourist properties and nursing home business.

www.thewaterlooway.com 2008


Milo Shantz passes away

ST JACOBS - The man credited with converting St Jacobs into an international tourist destination has passed away.
Milo Shantz,76, who along with his brother Ross, spearheaded a number of developments in the village, was born in the New Hamburg area in 1932. The brothers worked together for decades, notably with Hybrid Turkeys, a Kitchener-based turkey breeding business that became a world leader by the time it was sold to Hendrix Genetics in 1981.
Shantz opened the Stone Crock restaurant in downtown St Jacobs in 1975 at a time when the area was in severe economic decline. Many credit that restaurant for starting a rebirth in St Jacobs.
Shantz started Mercedes Corp. in 1981. That company drove development in St. Jacobs and eventually acquired a number of properties in the area. It owns the St. Jacobs Farmers Market, Waterloo Farmers Market, Ontario Livestock Exchange, St. Jacobs Factory Outlet Mall, St. Jacobs stockyards as well as seven other rental and retail properties in the village. Mercedes also owns retirement homes in the region as well as several other cities.
An official with Mercedes confirmed that Shantz passed away, but did not offer any other details. Shantz had been battling cancer for some time, his friends said.
Although best known for his business successes, Shantz was also a large supporter of Habitat for Humanity. He played a key role in establishing the charity in Canada and was instrumental in arranging a visit where former U.S. President Jimmy Carter came to Canada to promote a local Habitat project in 1993.
Shantz, raised by Mennonite parents, was also known for his belief in sharing his successes with employees. He offered to allow his employees to buy into his businesses. He often said his goal in creating a destination in St. Jacobs was not meant to exploit area old order Mennonites but to create an attraction that promoted local artisans and merchants.

The Waterloo Region Record Newspaper 7 Jan 2009


MILO DANIEL SHANTZ 1932 - 2009 Milo Shantz died at home Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Laura Shantz (Martin). Loving father of Jenny Shantz (Willem Moolenbeek), Christine Shantz, Sandra Shantz (Tania Benninger), Margaret Shantz (Greg Bezzo), Marcus (Lisa) Shantz. Cherished grandpa of Jacob, Kira, Laura, Timothy, Nathan and Martin. Milo is survived by his brother, Ross and Erma Shantz. Also sadly missed by Laura's family, Florence Wideman, Viola and George Wallace, Ellen Moyer, Abner and Shirley Martin, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Irvin and Lovina Shantz (Roth) and grandson, Adam Daniel Shantz. Milo spent his early years working on the family farm and at the age of 21 purchased his first 500 turkey poults. Milo's early involvement in the poultry business developed into Hybrid Turkeys, a global turkey breeding company, which he was actively involved with until 1981. In 1975, Milo and Laura opened the Stone Crock Restaurant in St. Jacobs. As chairman of Mercedes Corporation and the Stone Crock Inc., Milo was instrumental in developing St. Jacobs Country into a popular destination. A special project was The Mennonite Story interpretive centre, where he recently led a major creative renovation despite his failing health. Milo served on many boards and organizations throughout his life, among them Mennonite Economic Development Associates, Habitat for Humanity, St Mary's Hospital, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Conrad Grebel College, Community Futures and the Woldemar Neufeld Art Collection. Milo was often recognized for his entrepreneurship and community involvement including the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, the Confederation Medal and an Honorary Doctorate from Wilfrid Laurier University. The family will receive friends and family at the Waterloo North Mennonite Church , 100 Benjamin Road in Waterloo on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 (today) from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, January 8 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Waterloo North Mennonite Church, on Friday, January 9, at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery. Condolences for the family and donations to MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates) or Mennonite World Conference can be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Milo, a donation will be made to the Trees For Learning Program by the funeral home.3a

3aThe Waterloo Region Record Newspaper Jan. 7, 2009 
Shantz, Milo Daniel (I140891)
6090 Milt Schmitt, Ex-Eaton Head, Dies

Former manager of the T. Eaton Company Ltd. store here Milton Henry (Milt) Schmitt, 74, died last night of a heart attack at his home, 479 Lancaster St. West, Bridgeport. He was found dead today seated in a chair in front of the television set which was still on. Born Sept. 6, 1887, in Tavistock, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Schmitt. He spent most of his business career in Kitchener. Mr. Schmitt joined the Lang-Tracey Company - one of Kitchener's pioneer retail stores - in 1910 and managed the furniture department when the firm sold out to Eaton's in 1927. Mr. Schmitt transferred to the Eaton staff and was named manager in 1930. His wife, the former Maude Elizabeth Gastmeier, predeceased him Dec 1, 1958. He was a member of Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Retired Business and Professional Men's Club. Surviving are two sons: Donald E. G. of Noranda, Que., Murray H. of Kitchener, three brothers, J. Albert Smith of Kitchener, Samuel O. Smith of Wilsons, August Schmitt of Howell, Mich., and eight grand-children. A daughter, Doris, two brothers and two sisters also predeceased him. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where service will be conducted Saturday at 2 pm by Rev. F. M. Faist and Rev. G. F. Barthel. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Photo attached to obit. Passes - M. H. (Milt) Schmitt, 74, former manager of T. Eaton Company Kitchener store, died today.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record - Thu, 5 Oct, 1961 
Schmitt, Milton Henry (I173047)

ELMIRA, Oct. 20— Milton David Auman, 53, died at the home of his brother William, Centre Street, this morning. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Auman of Elmira, he was a popular member of the sales staff of McKie and Hall Ford Motors, Kitchener, for the past 20 years. He was a member of Trinity United Church, Kitchener. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Laura Hollinger and one brother, William, both of Elmira. Two nieces and one nephew also survive. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2: 30 o'clock from the Dreisinger Funeral Chapel, Elmira, Rev. A. L. Thompson of Wesley United Church officiating. Burial will be in Elmira cemetery. The body is resting at the chapel.

Kitchener Daily Record 20 Oct 1942 pg 17 
Aumann, Milton David (I353489)
6092 Milton Erb

PRESTON, A former Preston merchant who retired in 1928, Milton Erb, 532 Sherring St., Preston, died Monday at his home after a short illness. A lifelong resident of Preston, he was the last surviving member of the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Erb. Surviving is his wife, the former H. Helen Lindhurst. Two brothers and one sister predeceased him. The body is at the H. K. Stager Funeral Home, Preston, where Norman Elvy of Jehovah's Witnesses will conduct a service at 2 p.m., Thursday. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Nov 1958 pg 5 
Erb, Milton (I352679)


John Burnett Dies of Injuries Following Highway Accident

Severely injured when he was knocked down by a motor car on the Hamilton highway Saturday evening, John Burnett. aged 78, of 90 Lake Shore road, Mimico, passed away in the St. Joseph's hospital a few hours later. Burnett was crossing the road from the north side to the south, when a car proceeding east struck him and passed over his body. The motor car was driven by Victor Bailey, of 155 Clendenan avenue, who stated that he didn't see Burnett.

The latter had just left his home and was bound for the theatre across the road. He was dragged a distance from the spot where he was hit and was picked up directly opposite his front door. He was suffering from head and limb injuries, and front shock. He was removed to St. Joseph's hospital in a private ambulance. No responsibility was attached to Bailey. An inquest is to he held.

Deceased was born at Linwood. Ontario, and was a miller by trade. In religion he was a Methodist and as a young man he served in the Fenian raid. In recent years he lived at Guelph, removing to Mimico on the death of his wife two years ago. surviving are four brothers, Samuel of Listowel; William and Thomas. both of Linwood, and James, of Guelph; two sisters, Mrs. M. Stricker, of Beamsville, and Mrs. Jane Nurse, of Lynwood:. two chidren, A. H., of Mimico, and Iona. Mary, of Toronto, and one grand-child. 
Burnett, John (I106389)
6094 Minetta Rellinger

Last week, Minetta, the thirteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rellinger passed away at Bloomingdale. The remains were taken to the home of her parents where service was held. Burial was made in the cemetery at New Germany. The bereaved parents will have the sympathy of many friends in their loss.

Waterloo Chronicle, March 1, 1923 
Rellinger, Minetta (I40363)
6095 Minnie Alberta Mickus

On Friday afternoon, December 13, there passed away one of Elmira's estimable young ladies after a short illness, namely, Minnie Alberta Mickus, second youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Mickus, at age of 21 years, 6 months and 5 days. She was born in Pilkington Township, on June 8, 1897, and came with her parents to Elmira last spring. She has since been employed in the Elmira Rubber Factory. She was somewhat of a reserved disposition yet amiable, cheerful and sociable, and endeared herself to a large circle of friends. About two weeks ago she was stricken with an attack of influenza, which developed into pneumonia, and in spite of the Doctors' skill and care of her most intimate friends, she passed away. She was a consistent adherent of the Evangelical Church, a member of the Sunday School and Y. P. A. and was very much interested in the church and its welfare.

The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, interment taking place in the Union Cemetery. The services were in charge of Rev. G. F. brown.

She leaves to mourn their loss, her parents, two sisters and one brother.

Elmira Signet 19 Dec 1918 
Mickus, Margaret Alberta (I162412)
6096 Minnie Lehnen

Many friends will learn with sincere regret of the death of Miss Minnie Lehnen, who passed away suddenly at her home on the Preston road on Sunday, Sept. 27, following a two days illness of blood poisoning. Deceased was in her 22nd year and was born in Woolwich towship. She was a member of the office staff of the Pilliner Products Limited, Waterloo. There survive her sorrowing parents, three brothers, Frank, Robert and Wilson at home. Deceased was a faithful and active member of the New Jerusalem church. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon when the remains of the departed were laid to rest in Mount Hope cemetery.

Waterloo Chronicle 8 Oct 1925 pg 5 
Lehnen, Minnie Elizabeth (I21048)
6097 MINSTER, Robert Joseph (Bob) - Passed away peacefully, at St. Mary's Hospital, on Wednesday, February 20, 2008, in his 81st year. Loving husband of Margaret (Sam) Wallace. Devoted father to Marta Schedewitz and Eric Minster of Kitchener. Loving father-in-law of Margaret Minster of Winterbourne. Cherished grandpa to Laura and Rachel Minster. Also survived by his aunt, Eleanor Hoch of Kitchener. Will be sadly missed and forever remembered by his many cousins and their families. Predeceased by his first wife, Betty; his son-in-law, Stewart Schedewitz and his parents, Annie and Joseph Minster and his aunt and uncle, Dorothy and Bill Paterson. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home , 51 Benton Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 3H1 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated

The Record newspaper 26 Feb 2008
Minster, Robert Joseph (I43248)
6098 MISENER, Jennie "Jean"

At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, April 5, 1995, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Orval Misener (1987). Dear mother of Barbara and her husband Jack Harvie, Gail and her husband George McCue, Larry and Donald and his wife Lynne all of Cambridge. Loving grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Sister of William Dilworth of Brantford, Hilton Dilworth of Hamilton and predeceased by 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Friends will be received at COUTTS AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge (today), from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home Chapel, on Friday, April 7, 1995, at 2: 00 p.m., with Pastor Rob Miner officiating. Interment will follow in Mount View Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1995 
Dilworth, Jennie "Jean" (I415548)

At the K-W Hospital Thursday, Aug. 5, 1976, following a lengthy illness, Agnes Brubaker aged 86, of Kitchener. A member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. She was a life long resident of the Twin City area. Dear sister of Ralph, Brantford, Eli, Hanover, Calvin, Kitchener, Cleason, Killaloe, Joy of Kitchener, Aleda, Beamsville and Mrs. Stanley (Mabel) Schweitzer, Waterloo; predeceased by her parents, two brothers Eugene and Lloyd who was killed in the First World War; two sister Alice and Magdalene. Friends may call at the Ratz Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener. Funeral and committal service in the chapel on Saturday 3 p.m. Rev. Grant Milroy officiating. Interment Calvary cemetery St. Jacobs. The family will be in attendance at the funeral home, Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. Donations to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Aug 1976 
Brubacher, Agnes (I7996)
6100 Miss Agnes Colombo

The death occurred at Baden on Thursday last of Miss Agnes Colombo, following an illness of pneumonia of only 9 days' duration. Deceased was a daughter of Mrs. Barbara Colombo of Baden and was in her 38th year. She was a member of the R. C. Church and was highly respected by all who knew her. Besides her sorrowing mother she is survived by five brothers and one sister, to whom much sympathy is extended.

The funeral took place on Saturday morning to St. Agatha R. C. Church and cemetery.

New Hamburg Independent, April 16, 1920 
Colombo, Agnes (I77751)

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