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  • Bill Wilson

    September 14, 1950- September 8, 2023 Bill Wilson of Milverton passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Friday September 8, 2023 at the age of 72. Interment to take place at the Elma Centre cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations maybe made to Listowel Memorial Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca. Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation 255 Elizabeth Street East Listowel, Ontario N4W 2P5 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:

  • Aafke Portena

    Feburary 28, 1937- July 26, 2023 Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Stratford Rotary Hospice on Wednesday July 26, 2023 at the age of 86. Aafke's greatest love was her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Beloved wife of the late Willem- Jan Portena (2019) whom she married in 1959. Loving mother of Mike (Theresa) Portena, Bettina (at peace 2018) (Henk) Schuurmans, and Rick (Ingrid) Portena. Special Beppe of Joanne (Brendan), Gina (Jordan), Ryan (Lindsay), Marco (Zoé), Jim (Kate), Tom, Eric (Romy), Lize (Andrew), Emily (Brodie), Carmen (Kiel), Kristen (Brett), René and Great-Beppe of Ellie, Leni, Hadlee, Presley, Sully, Arian, Evy, Lucas and Jacob. Fondly remembered by her extended family and friends in the Netherlands and Canada. Predeceased by her parents Nammen and Harmina Faber Relatives and friends will be invited to share their memories at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 345 Elizabeth St. E, Listowel, on Sunday July 30 from 6 - 8 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Aafke's life will be held at Bethel Christian Reformed Church on Monday July 31, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Cameron Oegema officiating. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood. Reception at Bethel Christian Reformed Church to follow. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Stratford Rotary Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home Live stream link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSKVkbfDBJXRRBWs1aNmbAA/live The recording will be available to watch at anytime by using the link above.

  • Jessie Annetta Buchanan

    February 21, 1931 - July 25, 2023 Passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday July 25, 2023, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Alex Buchanan (1980). Loving mother of her three daughters, Pauline (the late Earl) Steffler, Cheryl (Alan) Cleland and Lee-Ann (the late Brian) Tucker. Cherished grandmother of Chad Cleland, Shawn Cleland, Jason Cleland, Ashley Steffler- McIntyre, Jordan Tucker, Brody Tucker and her 10 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents David & Mattie Dewar, siblings Kay (Alvin) Shiell, Tom (Lorraine) Dewar, Brothers and sisters-in-law Edna Laurie, Olive Cummings, Nina Cummings, Jimmy (Eva) Buchanan, Myrta Darroch, Gladys Scott, and Barry Wagner. Survived by her 3 sisters Shirley (the late Glen) Buchanan, Marj (Paul) Krauter, Dorie (the late Ron Hartman) Wagner, brother-in-law Andy (the late Delores) Buchanan (Marion Behrnes). She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Jessie was a member of Donegal United Church, Donegal UCW and the Donegal Women's Institute. Alex and Jessie owned and operated the service station in Donegal from the time they were married until his illness when they moved to Atwood. They both had a love for music and hosted many fiddle parties. Jessie was known for her love of baking and could plan a get together at a moment's notice. Despite her hearing impairment, Jessie was very social and loved to be around her friends and family. Friends and family are welcome for visitation at the Brenneman Funeral Home on Sunday July 30, 2023 from 4 PM - 8 PM. Funeral service will be held at Atwood Presbyterian Church at 11 AM on Monday July 31, 2023. Rev Brian Hymers will officiate. Burial will follow at the Donegal Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca. Memorial donations may be made to the Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or Canadian Hearing Services. Please find the donation links below: Arrangements entrusted to the Brenneman Funeral Home Atwood.

  • Adriaan Sinke

    July 16, 1945 - July 17 2023 Passed away suddenly on July 17, 2023 at Listowel Hospital at the age of 78. Adriaan was born in the Netherlands and a farmer for most of his life and is the brother of John Sinke (the late Corrie). Predeceased by his parents Koo and Petranella Sinke. Cremation has taken place. Online condolences may be left at www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca. Arrangement entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home.

  • David Barry Cleland

    October 2, 1945 - June 19, 2023 Passed away peacefully at his home on Lavallee Lake on June 19, 2023, at the age of 77. Loving father of Che Cleland of Innisfil and Devin Cleland (Kim) of Osoyoos BC. Cherished grandfather of Damien, Megan, Kali and Adele. Survived by his sister Lorraine Cleland Renaud. Predeceased by his parents David Alexander Cleland, Hanna Cleland, and brother Blaine Cleland. Barry loved his time up north at the cottage & spending time with family and friends. Barry was an avid fisherman and hunter, he loved scuba diving, stock car racing and skiing, he was a man of many talents. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John St. Atwood on July 15, 2023 at 1:00 pm. Interment at Elma Centre Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation & Diabetes Canada. Online condolences can be left at www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements are entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home Atwood.

  • Aileen Gillis

    May 4, 1924 - May 26, 2023 Formerly of Newry, passed away peacefully at Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus on Friday May 26, 2023 at the age of 99. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Gillis. Loving mother of Su Gillis and Nancy (Mark) Chambers. Cherished grandmother of Melanie (Jeremy) Thompson and Jessica (Bob Smith) Chambers. She will be lovingly remembered by her great grandchildren Joshua and Leah Thompson. Predeceased by her brothers Elwood (Margaret) Danbrook and Grant (Pat) Danbrook. Funeral services will be held at Atwood Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, May 30th, 2023 at 11 AM. Following the Interment at Donegal Cemetery, refreshments will be served back at the Presbyterian church. Memorial Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. The family would like to thank the nursing staff of Groves Memorial Community Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion. Online condolences may be left at www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home Atwood.

  • Wayne Sluys

    January 12,1939 - May 20, 2023 Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at home on Saturday May 20, 2023 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Corrie Sluys who he was married to for 61 years. Loving father of Gerry (Wilma) Sluys of Chepstow, Jacqueline (Ron) Knop of Bluevale, Wen (Alison Clark) Sluys of Clinton, Frank (Jelleke) Sluys of Listowel, Mark Sluys of Listowel and Ed (Jennifer) Sluys of Richmond Hill. Cherished grandfather of 20 and 11 great grandchildren. Survived by 1 brother in the Netherlands, 1 sister in the Netherlands and 1 sister in Australia. Predeceased by his 4 brothers, grandson Owen Sluys and grandson-in-law Adam Sinclair. Wayne, along with Corrie started farming in the Netherlands in 1965 and emigrated to Canada in 1989 and continued to farm in Canada until 2011. Wayne continued to be involved in the farm. Family and friends will be received on Thursday May 25, 2023 from 10 am until the time of the service at Listowel Evangelical Missionary Church, Listowel. Funeral Service will be at 11 AM. Memorial donations may be made to Listowel Memorial Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, or charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home Atwood. Click the link below to view the funeral live stream. https://youtube.com/live/v0UNHepmFaw?feature=share

  • Elvey Rock

    of RR3 Monkton, passed away at his home at the age of 84. He was born on March 6th, 1939 to the late Christian and Gladys (French) Rock in Logan Township. He married the love of his life, Edythe (Rinn) in 1960 and had two daughters, Joanne Foster (Dave) and Jennifer Rock. Elvey enjoyed many years farming in Elma Township and working off the farm doing carpentry, welding and working at the Maple Leaf Chicken Hatchery at Monkton and New Hamburg. He enjoyed all the custom combining that he did for other local farmers. He loved being in the sky flying airplanes or motorbiking any chance that he could. Elvey and Edythe enjoyed many motorhome adventures with the Ausable Nomads Club of Exeter during their retirement years. Elvey also loved caring for and cherished the companionship of all of his beloved cats and dogs over the years. Grandpa of Laurie Faulhafer (Kyle), Tim Misener, Michelle Olad (Mehdi), John Foster, and great-grandpa of Cohen, Violet and Mileena. Fondly remembered by his sisters Bernice Hutchison, Lila Ruth Bullock (Bob Fries), brother-in-law John Rinn (Theresa), and sister-in-law Janet Rock and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Bruce Rock, brother in-law Don Hutchinson, and his sister in-law Marjorie Rock and husband Keith Rock. Cremation has occurred as per his wishes and Interment will be in North Logan Cemetery, Monkton. As per his wishes, a service will not take place. He wanted to be remembered in life not death. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. May his precious soul rest in peace until we all meet again.

  • Doris Ensinger

    March 8, 1947- April 24, 2023 Doris Ensinger of Durham, formerly of Atwood and Monkton passed away suddenly at South Bruce Grey Health Centre in Durham on April 24, 2023 at the age of 76. Beloved wife of Daniel Ensinger in their 50th year of marriage. Remembered by her siblings Albert (Sheila), Donna, Ella, Betty (the late Bill Baker and George Szucs). She will also be missed by her sisters in law and brothers in law Joanne Subject, Sandra Subject, Iola Subject, Linda Ensinger, Kathy (the late Warren) Carter, Bill (Sherry) Ensinger, Julie (Ted) Donkergoed, Barb (Ron) Listman and several nieces and nephews. She will be remembered by Andrea Carnegie and Cecil Johnson. Predeceased by her children Sherry, Terry, Janet, and Daniel (1982), her parents Christian and Emma Subject, mother, and father-in-law Ernest and Elva Ensinger, siblings Bruce, Carl, John, Emmaline, Elaine, Ken, Mervin, Madeline and George. Friends and family will be received on Thursday April 27, 2023 at Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John St Atwood from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Funeral service will be held at Brenneman Funeral Home, on Friday April 28, 2023 at 11 AM. Rev. Ernie Naylor will be conducting services. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca Heart & Stroke Foundation: 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1200 Box 2414 Toronto, ON M4P 1E4

  • Marion Smith

    February 5, 1928- April 23, 2023 Passed away peacefully at Caressant Care in Listowel on Sunday April 23, 2023, at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Harvey Smith (2021), whom she was married to for 72 years. Loving mother of Ron (Susan) Smith, Brenda (Ken) Bast, Donna (Steve) Wells, Lorrie (Keith) Traves. Cherished grandmother of Sherry (Sean), Ryan (Tracy), Angie (Cam), Mike (Colene), Matt (Morgan), Chancey, Adam (Lisa) and Aleisha (Michael). Special great grandma of Bryn, Talia, Hannah, Holden, Haelyn, Winston, Edwin, Delilah, Meyer, Paige, Addison, Olivia, Ava, Maxwell, Jack and Molly. Survived by her sister Bonnie Gmelin. Predeceased by her parents Sam and Mary Pake, sister Helen Barker and brother Allan Pake. Fondly remembered by the Smith family and many nieces and nephews. Marion will be remembered for her great ability to do beautiful knitting, crochet, and other sewing projects. She was also a great cook and baker. Nothing pleased her more than creating a full course meal for her family and friends and ending the night with a game of cards. She also loved to travel in their camper van and camp with family and friends. She also loved fishing and snowmobiling. Cherished memories were made with her family and friends at their cottage in Point Clark which they owned for over 50 years. Marion and Harvey had a large, wonderful circle of friends known as the crew. Friends and family will be gathering at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel on Saturday May 13, 2023 at 11 AM for a Celebration of Life Service. After the service, a luncheon will be served at 12:30 at the Brussels Legion to shed a few tears and share memories, laughs and stories of a wonderful person who will be missed dearly. Donations may be made to Caressant Care in Listowel. Online condolences may be left at www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home. Caressant Care Listowel 710 Reserve Avenue Listowel, ON N4W 2L1

  • Katie Ernest

    November 8, 1975- April 23,2023 Katie Ernest of Monkton passed away suddenly at the Listowel Memorial Hospital on Sunday April 23, 2023 at the age of 47 Loving mother of Angel and Nick Martin, Richard, Hayley, Ryan and Riley Ernest. Special grandma of James, Amberlee and Avery. Dear daughter of John and Laura Ernest. Step daughter of Dennis Sanders. Dear sister of Jason Ernest, John and Ivy Ernest, Lisa Ernest and friend Donny Harper and Ruby Ernest. Dear Aunt of Tekyra, Lita, Chelsea, and Jaedyn. Fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Predeceased by her mother Shally Ernest and grandparents Lloyd and Shirley Ernest and John and Norma Darroch. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a the Listowel Ag Hall on Friday April 28th 1-5PM . Memorial donations may be made to Diabetes Canada. Online condolences may be left at www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home Donate to Diabetes Canada: OR Mail Cheque directly to Charity: Diabetes Canada 200-235 Yorkland Boulevard Toronto, ON M2J 4Y8

  • Marie Colquhoun

    June 14 1928 - April 9, 2023 Marie Colquhoun, formerly of Listowel, passed away peacefully at Huronlea Home for the Aged in Brussels on April 9, 2023, at the age of 94. Beloved wife of Donald Colquhoun for 75 loving years. Loving mother of David (Andrea) Colquhoun, Kathryn (Isaias) Teves and the late Douglas Colquhoun. Cherished grandmother of Scott Colquhoun, Chrystal (Jon) Colquhoun- Bottoms, Meghan (Jason) Rea, Julia (Ben) Teves, Allision (Alex) Teves and Catriona (Noah) Teves. Great grandmother of Ayla and Malcolm. Predeceased by her brother John Wenzel. Marie is survived by her sisters in law Helen Wenzel, Jalna Colquhoun(the late Al) and Jean (Ivan) Fischer and many nieces and nephews. Marie was a faithful member of Trinity United Church in Listowel. Marie will be remembered for her time singing and playing piano at home for her own enjoyment, and singing in many church choirs, community operettas, and Kiwanis music festivals. Member for many years at the Listowel Golf club, serving as president for 1 year in the 1970’s. Marie was an avid Bridge player and was known for her gardening and pastries. Friends and family will be received on Wednesday April 12th, 2023, from 7 PM -8:30PM at Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John St Atwood. Visitation will continue on Thursday, April 13th, 2023, at the funeral home from 10 AM until the time of service at 11 AM. Interment to follow. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church in Listowel or Listowel Memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be left at www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca.

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