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  • Doris McCourt

    August 11, 1924- December 23, 2023 Passed away peacefully on December 23, 2023 in her 100th year. She was predeceased by her husband Cecil McCourt (1994). Loving mother of Dianne (John) Riddell, Shirley (Randy) Foerster and Doug (Karen) McCourt. Beloved by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Faith, family and friends were very important, and she will be remembered by many. As per her wishes, cremation will take place and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at

  • Kenneth Brenneman

    November 29, 1930- December 22, 2023 Kenneth Walter Brenneman passed away peacefully at Cedarcroft Place Retirement Residence in Stratford, Ontario on December 22, 2023. Ken was born in Wellesley Township November 29, 1930, to Elmer Brenneman and Edna (Leis) Brenneman. He was in his 94" year. He is lovingly remembered by his children, Mark Brenneman of Plattsville, Ruth (Dan) Schrock of Hayward, Wisconsin, Mary (Myron) Jantzi of Brunner. Ken was blessed with 8 grandchildren, Melanie Brenneman, Martha (Aaron) Baker, Mayra (Steve) Craig, Sophia (Ty) Rook, Eric (Julia) Schrock, Tom (Danae) Schrock, Heidi (Kerry) Martin, Stephanie (Trenton) Yoder and 6 Step-grandchildren. Cherished great grandfather of 21 great grandchildren and 32 step great-grandchildren. Ken is remembered by sisters in law Twila (Cliff) Brenneman, Dolores (Art) Brenneman, Catherine (William) Kuepfer. Predeceased by his loving wife Emmalene (Nafziger) in 1995, parents Elmer and Edna Brenneman, step-father Enos Zehr, brothers Cliff Brenneman, Art Brenneman, brothers and sisters in law William Kuepfer, Arlan and Marion Erb, and son-in-law James Brubacher. Ken was a pastor and evangelist for over 50 years, preaching throughout Canada and the United States. He enjoyed auction sales and the 40 years he worked for Gerber Auctions. Ken had a passion for studying his Bible, preaching, reading, singing, Travel, word games, but most of all he loved the Lord with all his heart. Visitation will take place at Donegal Mennonite Fellowship in Donegal, 7021 Perth County Rd 147, Listowel, on December 27" from 1:30 PM — 4:30 PM, and 6:30 PM — 9:00 PM Burial will take place at Bethel Conservative Mennonite Church 3968 Perth County Line 72, Millbank at 9:30 a.m.on December 28, 2023, with the memorial service following at 11:00 a.m. at Donegal Mennonite Fellowship. As expressions of sympathy donations can be make to Christian Aid Ministries. Online condolences may be made at The funeral live stream can be viewed at the time of the funeral from the link below.

  • Mary Klassen (Wall)

    August 23, 1978- December 20, 2023 Mary Wall Klassen, Passed away at Grand River Hospital on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, after spending 45 years, 3 months, and 27 days on this earth. Loving wife of John Klassen. Beloved mother of Antonio and Bianka, Alexandra, John-Markos and Anna, Dean, Izack, Ryan, and Ariana Klassen. Cherished daughter of Katharina and the late Isaak Wall. She will be missed by her siblings, David and Margaretha Wall, Aganetha and Herman Wall, Katharina and Abram Wiebe, Cornelius and Agatha Wall, Jacob and Maria Wall, Isaak Wall, Abe and Margaret Wall, Helen and Peter Suderman, Aaron and Nancy Wall, John and Nancy Wall, Susan and Ben Neufeld and the late Isaak Wall. Daughter-in-law of Katherina and the late Jacob Klassen. Sister-in-law of Peter and Agatha Klassen, Jake and Nancy Klassen, Agatha and Henry Giesbrecht, Anna and Corny Epp, Corny and Agatha Klassen, Dave and Margaret Klassen, Henry Klassen, George Klassen and the late Tony Klassen. She will be missed and cherished by many nieces, nephews, cousins, coworkers, friends, acquaintances, and Her future grandchildren. Friends and family will be received at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John St Atwood, on Friday, December 22, 2023, from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. The funeral service will be held at Donegal Mennonite Church on Saturday, December 23 at 2 PM. Interment to follow. Online condolences may be left at Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood

  • Myrtle Coghlin

    March 29, 1932- December 17, 2023 Myrtle Coghlin of Livingstone Manor and formerly of Atwood passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on December 17, 2023 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Archie Coghlin (2006). Loving mother of Carol (Leo) Hanlon of Ingersoll, Allan (Nancy) Coghlin of Atwood and Bob Coghlin of Atwood. Cherished grandmother of Adam (Katie) Coghlin, April (Ryan) Bowles, Tiffany Coghlin (Mike Cascagnette), Tatyana Coghlin, Scott Hanlon and the late Andy Coghlin. She will be missed by her great grandchildren Emersyn, Hannah, Brooklyn, Blake, Jase,Damen and Eloise. Survived by her brother Austin (Margaret) Clipperton of Walford, brother-in-law James Wilkie (Edna) of St. Thomas, sister-in-law Olive Coghlin Walsh of Listowel. Predeceased by her siblings Margaret (Wes) Jones, Jennie (Gene) Culbert, Yvonne Wilkie (Rev. Jim Van Slyke) and several in laws. Myrtle was a former member of Atwood United Church. She will be remembered for her involvement in Atwood UCW, Federated Women’s Institute, 4-H leader and avid crocheter. Myrtle raised many boxer dogs and imported and sold several Japanese Embroidery kits. Family and friends will be received on Thursday December 21, 2023 at Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John St Atwood from 11 am until the time of service at 12 pm at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Elma Centre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Livingstone Manor, Listowel Memorial Hospital Palliative Care or charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be left at Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood

  • Doug Smith

    May 6, 1957- December 17, 2023 Doug Smith of Atwood passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at the age of 66. Beloved husband of 24 years to Lorell Smith. Loving father of Dave Hodges (Carrie), Angie (Steve) Cameron and Jason Smith. Cherished grandfather of Eathan, Jessie, Jenasta, Travis, Brooke, Ryder, Cali and Alex. He will be missed by his siblings Diane (Al) Darroch, David (Cathy) Smith, Darlene (Tom) Bowes. Special friend Wendy Butcher. Predeceased by his parents Garnet and Doreen Smith. Doug was a passionate and proud truck driver and will be remembered for his hard work ethic. He was an avid camper and loved his many adventurous travels. He was always offering a helping hand to anyone who needed it. His nurturing and positive attitude helped him and his family through his battle with cancer. He will be missed by all who knew him. Friends and family will be received at a visitation at the Brenneman Funeral Home in Atwood on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Visitation will continue at Elma Memorial Community Centre in Atwood on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 from 10 AM until the time of service at 11 AM. Pastor Brian “Stewie” Hymers will be conducting the service. Interment at Elma Centre Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or London Health Science Centre Foundation. Online condolences may be left at London Health Sciences Centre Foundation: Cheques can be mailed directly to: London Health Sciences Centre Foundation 747 Base Line Rd E London, ON N6C 2R6 Online donations can be made at: Canadian Cancer Society: Cheques can be mailed directly to: Canadian Cancer Society 55 St Clair Ave W Suite 500 Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7 Online donations can be made at:

  • Keith McMillan

    March 31 1950 - December 13, 2023 Keith McMillan of Bayfield, formerly of Seaforth and Atwood, passed away peacefully with family by his side at Alexandra Marine & General Hospital in Goderich on Wednesday December 13 th, 2023, at the age of 73. Beloved husband to Bonnie McMillan (nee McIver). They were in their 50 th year of marriage. Loving father of Lucas (Kelly) McMillan of Waterloo, Heather (Jason) Denstedt of Shanty Bay and Ian McMillan of Kincardine. Cherished grandfather of Alexandra and Abigail. He will be remembered by his siblings Murray (Linda), Kevin (Carrie), and Marion, plus nieces, nephews and extended family in Canada and Australia. Keith is predeceased by his parents John and Ina McMillan and his sister Margaret. Keith spent his life dedicated to agriculture. He was well known throughout Southwestern Ontario as his work brought him close to many farming families, most notably through his work at Pioneer Hi-Bred and culminating with his version of ‘retirement’ at Crop Quest. He loved his vacation families and was a proud member of those communities wherever he went. His favourite stories usually came from the early days in Atwood, and from time spent at Pine Lake, Canada House, and his recently adopted boating family at A Dock in Goderich. A gathering of friends and family will be held at Elma Memorial Community Centre 251 Main St. Atwood, Ontario. On January 13 th, 2024, between 2:00 and 5:00. Family tributes will take place at 3:00. Making too much of a fuss might risk going against Keith’s modest nature, but regardless, let’s salute him together by bringing a photo, memento, or story of happy times. Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Program at Alexandra Marine & General Hospital or to Ronald McDonald House. Online condolences and donations may be left at Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood

  • Cornelis (Case) Tegenbosch

    June 4, 1927- November 7, 2023 Cornelis (Case) Johannes Tegenbosch, formerly of Route 2 Atwood, passed away peacefully at his residence in Royal Terrace, Palmerston on Tuesday November 7, 2023 at the age of 96. Case and his wife Nellie farmed for many years at Route 2 Atwood. Case was an avid dairy farmer his whole life. He was a member of St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Kinkora and was a fourth degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus. Predeceased by his wife Petronella (Nellie) Tegenbosch (2022). Loving father of Marilyn Whaley (Dennis Horton), Chris (Christine), Joanne (Wim) Vink. Dear Opa of Carolyn (Brad), Natalie, Jessica (Randy), Janine (Jim), Nick (Vera), Ian and great-Opa of Emily, Curtis, Florentina and William. Fondly remembered by family in Holland. He was predeceased by his parents Andrianus and Hendrika Tegenbosch. Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday November 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 1025 Wallace Ave. N. Listowel on Friday November 10, 2023 from 10 am until the funeral mass. Funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Father Bester officiating. Interment in Donegal Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to The Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation are appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at Arrangements entrusted to the Brenneman Funeral Home.

  • William Edward Smith

    October 27, 1941- November 6, 2023 William Edward Smith of Huron park passed away peacefully November 6th, 2023, at Huron Hospice Bender House. Father of Debra (Trent) Ward, Michael (Pauline) Smith and Joe (Darlene) Smith. Stepfather to Linda Barker, Kenneth (Sheila) Barker. Grandfather to Grant (Cathy)Ward, Patti Jo Locke, Trevor (Katie) Ward, Shaelyn (Jaymz) VanHerten, Lisa Hergott (Gary), Scott Smith, James Smith, Jessica Smith, Joshua Barker, Matthew Barker, Nicole Barker, Mac Barker, Lorie/Tim Stack, Gill/ Caitlin. Great Grandfather to Lily, Austin, Lynsey, Lacey, Kailyn, Sophia, Brianna, Darius, Cody, Alexis, Talan, Emmett, Oven, Maverick, Charlize, Colton, Blair, Lyla, Athena, Wyatt, Shikera, Steven, Hunter, and Gilbert. Predeceased by partner Shirley Barker (2021) and son-in-law AJ Barker (2020), Brother of Ruth Ann Partridge (Don), Jim Smith (Elaine). Remembered by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bill started school up the 16th at Elma Public School, Listowel Secondary School in Listowel and attended teachers College in Stratford. Bill started his career in 1961 at the CIBC Bank in Midland, in 1964 Bill moved to Aylmer to work for Beaver Lumber. His passion for building would lead him to work in the Listowel and then Brunner where he managed Jayco Trailers and Maple Leaf Truck Caps. Finishing his career at Northlander in Exeter. He loved the on the road repairs he did for Northlander around Southwestern Ontario. In 1969 he moved to the family farm on the 16th just down the road from his parents and gave his kids the gift of a wonderful childhood of farm life with grandparents and happy memories. Bill’s favorite pastime was at the arena refereeing hockey or the Diamond Umpiring baseball. Bill loved watching his children and grandchildren love sports as much as he did. As with Bill’s wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held Sunday November 26th from 1 PM to 4PM at Monkton Arena Community Centre. With words of remembrance and service at 2PM. Donations to Elma Minor Ball, or Central Perth Minor Hockey Association would be appreciated by the family. Thank you to Cassie and the staff at Huron Hospice, the Staff at St. Elizabeth, and to Dr. Gravis for your care and support. Online condolences may be left at Arrangements entrusted to the Brenneman Funeral Home.

  • Lillian Smith

    September 15, 1935- November 5, 2023 Smith, Lillian Louise nee Pehlke Passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Sunday November 5, 2023 at the age of 88.Beloved wife of the late George Smith (2017). Loving mother of Kevin (Julia) Smith of Peterborough, Cheryl (Andrzej)Dominski of Toronto, Ted Smith of Bracebridge and Sean (Kate) Smith of New Hamburg. Cherished grandmother of Mia, Michael,(Charisse)Julianne(Jeremy)Travis(Caroline)Kelsey, Jackson,  Quinn,Emily and Matthew. Great Grandmother to Ellanore, Thomas, Alora and Iris. Lillian was predeceased by her parents Frederick and Christina Pehlke, her siblings Esther (Henry) Knechtel, Frieda (Leo Mueller) Hilda (Ralston) Shore, Ruth (Murray) Hammond, Ella (Grant) Hastings, Laura (John) Anstette, Wilfred (Vera) Pehlke, Elsie (Ron) Alder, Lorine (Jack) Ryan, Harold Pehlke, and her son Brian (1957). Survived by her sister in law Joan Pehlke. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Lillian was a member of the Atwood Presbyterian Church and attended the bible study group at the church. She will be remembered for her love of gardening, knitting, sewing, home decorating and her talented piano playing.Friends and family will be received on Saturday November 11, 2023, at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John St, Atwood Ontario.   from 1 PM until the time of the service at 2 PM. Interment at Elma Centre Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Atwood Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be left at Arrangements entrusted to the Brenneman Funeral Home.

  • Clayton Shine

    October 4, 1935 - November 3, 2023 Passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Friday November 3, 2023 at the age of 88. Clayton is predeceased by his parents Russell and Hazel Shine, his brothers Kenneth and Dalton Shine and his sister Isabel Martin. He will be missed by his nieces, nephews, and cousins. Clayton lived in Monkton his whole life creating many connections in the Monkton and area community. He was a farmer and operated his own dump truck for many years. In his later years he would help drive many in his community who could not drive to doctors' appointments, grocery store or to visit family. Clayton was a real character to anyone who knew him and loved him. He was known for always having a story to tell. As per Claytons wishes, cremation has taken place, and a small private family graveside service will take place on a later date. Online condolences may be left at Memorial donations may be made to the Monkton Lions Club. Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home Atwood.

  • Don Dewar

    April 27, 1931- October 30, 2023 Don Dewar of Listowel passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday October 30, 2023 at the age of 92 after struggling with cancer. Don will be forever in the hearts of his loving wife Ruth (Daer) of 63 years, son Keith of Toronto, daughters Carol (Paul Davidson) of Cambridge and Karen Dewar-Birk (David Birk) of Ayr. Cherished grandfather of Zachary, Cameron, Katie (Luke) and Blake. He will be missed by his brother Ken (Gayle), Dean, Jenn, Luke, Christine, Kelli, Doug, Ben, Kristy, and sister-in-law Shirley Rolston Predeceased by his parents Roy and Theora Dewar, sister Mary Phyllis, brother in laws Gordon and Alvin (Janet) Daer, Harold Rolston and sister-in-law Marilyn (Brian) Wallace. Don was born on the farm now owned by his brother at RR#1 Monkton. Then, he moved to Atwood in 1960 and worked at Arbor Acres which was a local chick hatchery. After the hatchery closed, he was employed at Spinrite Yarns in Listowel for over 20 years. Don enjoyed fishing, camping at many provincial parks with family. The family wishes to thank all those who supported Don through his health journey. A special thanks to Dr. Edmonds, Care Partners, and the dedicated nurses and staff at Listowel Caressant Care Retirement Home. Thank you to Ernie Naylor for the words of comfort and prayers. Don was a member at Atwood Presbyterian Church. He was known for being a family historian, his stories of his past adventures, and his love for music. A private family service will take place. Memorial donations may be made to Atwood Presbyterian Church, the Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at Thank you to David and Abbey Bald for their kindness and caring touch. Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood.

  • Anne Edgar

    July 29. 1931- September 9, 2023 Anne Edgar of Livingston Manor and formerly Listowel, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday September 9, 2023, at the age 92. Beloved wife of the late David Lawrence Edgar. Loving mother of Dan (Madelon) Edgar, David (Suzanne) Edgar, Rob (Jennifer) Edgar, Colleen (Darren) Bishop and the late Steven (survived by Sally). Cherished grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren She will be missed by her brother Bill Hull of Exeter, sister-in-law Dorothy Hull. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Mary Hull, sisters Juneve (William) Flood, Elaine (Lawrence) Jacklin, Jean Hull, Marion Knox, brother Charles Hull, Archie (Jean) Hull, sister-in-law June Hull and Ruth Cummings. Anne would be remembered for her love of her family and the great memories she created being a part of the Country Cousins Band who blessed many people with their endless talent. Cremation has taken place. Interment of her remains will be held on Wednesday September 13, 2023, at Elma Centre Cemetery at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences and memorial donations may be left at Arrangements entrusted to the Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood. Kidney Foundation 1599 Hurontario Street, Suite 201 Mississauga, ON L5G 4S1 Click the following link to donate directly to the charity. Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation 255 Elizabeth St E Listowel, ON N4W 2Y8 If you chose to donate to the charity directly, and would like us to place a card for the family please fill out the notify us of a donation form. This form can be reached in the menu of our website or by clicking here:

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