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  • Maree Collinson

    June 12, 1930 to May 28, 2009 Maree passed away peacefully at her home in Woodstock on Thursday May 28th, 2009 in her 79th year. Maree was formerly of Atwood and a was member of Atwood Presbyterian Church where she had served on Session, taught Sunday School and enjoyed Craft Club. She taught kindergarten for over 37 years and will be remembered for her wonderful story telling ability which she shared with many schools, clubs, church groups and nursing homes. Maree was a member of Donegal Women's Institute, a former Atwood Lioness and a volunteer canvasser for many charities. She also served on the North Perth PARCC Board. Much loved mother of Layne (Tom) of Parksville BC, Ed (Sheila) of Listowel, Curtis (Janice) of Woodstock, Fraser (Linda) of Listowel and daughter-in-law Cathy of Atwood. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Mark, Cari (Brandon), Liam, Beau, Janice (Dwayne), Jenny, Kelly, Johnny, Jared, Andrea, Veronica, Taylor and Carter, great-grandchildren Cole, Karly and Kaitlyn and her sister-in-law Vicki Wall of Listowel. Predeceased by her parents Kurt and Elnorah (Ludwig) Wall, step-mother Marjorie Wall and her brother Jerry Wall. Maree's family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday May 31, 2009 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Maree's life will be held at Atwood Presbyterian Church on Monday June 1, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: Sleeping Children Around the World 28 Pinehurst Crescent Islington, ON M9A 3A5 or Atwood Presbyterian Church c/o Deanne Metzloff PO Box 290 Atwood, ON N0G 1B0 would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity at the above address.

  • Ken McLean

    March 25, 1953 to December 26, 2009 Ken McLean passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Saturday December 26, 2009. He resided in Monkton and was born 56 years ago in Brussels, a son of the late Ian and Blanche (Oppenhauser) McLean. Ken was a member of Monkton United Church and the Monkton Lion's Club. He enjoyed playing on the Monkton Wildcats hockey team and in the Monkton fastball league. Dear brother of Bob and Brenda McLean of Monkton and Patricia and Ed Martin of Prince Edward Island. Special uncle of Chris and Trisha McLean and their son Braedon, Kevin and Tammy McLean and their daughter Hailey, Kyle McLean and friend Megan Runhart, Corey McLean and friend Katie Gascho and step-uncle of Tracy and Cam Richardson. Fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins. In keeping with Ken's wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood on Thursday December 31, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Alex McGilvery officiating. Spring interment in North Logan Cemetery, Monkton. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: Muscular Dystrophy Canada 2345 Yonge Street, Suite 901 Toronto, ON M4P 2E5 Heart and Stroke Foundation 556 Huron Street Stratford, ON N5A 5T9 or The Elma/Logan Recreation Complex Building Fund c/o North Perth Recreation 330 Wallace Ave North. Listowel, ON N4W 1L3 would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity of choice at the above address.

  • Donald Shiell

    September 23, 1949 to December 25, 2012 Donald Shiell of Milverton, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday December 25, 2012 at the age of 63. Son of the late John and Lilly (Gill) Shiell. Loving brother of Leslie Shiell of Mount Forest and Marion Raymond of Burlington. Fondly remembered by Henry Christianson and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his brothers Gordon and his wife Ruth, Ross and his wife Wilma, sisters-in-law Adelle Shiell and Judy Shiell, and brother-in-law Gene Raymond. Don's family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Saturday December 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The service to celebrate his life will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Marion Raymond officiating. Cremation to follow with burial in Elma Centre Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: The Heart and Stroke Foundation 556 Huron Street Stratford, ON N5A 5T9 would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make a Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity at the above address.

  • John Partridge

    May 16, 1929 to July 23, 2012 John Partridge, of Monkton, passed away unexpectedly on Monday July 23, 2012 on the farm where he was born 83 years ago. Beloved husband of the late Dallas Partridge who predeceased him in 2010. Loving father and father-in-law of Bonnie and Wray Lealess of Fullarton, Irene Partridge of RR1 Brunner, Kevin Partridge of Monkton, Kimberley and Kevin Culligan of Mitchell. Cherished grandpa of Perry and Kendra, Patrick and Candis, Virginia, Heather and Adam, Ryan, Trevor and Julie. Special great-grandpa of Madison, Erika, Alexis, Kayla and Tuesday. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Leonard Partridge of Mitchell, Janet and Klaas Kroesen of Monkton and Ruby McEwen of Mitchell. Fondly remembered by nieces & nephews. Predeceased by his parents John Wesley and Mabel (Schade) Partridge, his son Ronald, sisters Wilma and her husband Clarence Connelly, Marion and her husband Kenneth McNaught, sister-in-law Doris Partridge and brother-in-law Keith McEwen. John's family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Wednesday July 25 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday July 26, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: The Heart and Stroke Foundation 556 Huron Street Stratford, ON N5A 5T9 or Listowel Memorial Hospital 255 Elizabeth Street East Listowel, ON N4W 2P5 would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make a Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity of choice at the above address.

  • Art Brenneman

    April 19, 1934 to February 17, 2010 Art Brenneman passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday February 17, 2010. He resided in Milverton and was born 75 years ago in Wellesley Township, a son of the late Elmer and Edna (Leis) Brenneman. Art was a member of Poole Mennonite Church. He was a well known livestock broker dealing with many local farmers and stockyards. Beloved husband of Dolores (Schultz) Brenneman whom he married in 1957. Loving father of Jim and Judy Brenneman of Atwood and Judy and Rod Shantz of St. Jacobs. Special grandpa of Jeremy and Bev, Justin and Pam, Scott and Nikki, Kathy and Mark. Dear brother of Ken Brenneman of Milverton and brother-in-law of Twila Brenneman of Linwood. Also remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Del and Judy Schultz of Waterloo, Franca Schultz of Las Vegas, Nevada, Ab and Shirley Schultz of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Wayne and Janet Schultz of Tavistock, Ralph and Dorothy Schultz of RR 4 Stratford, Robert and Karen Schultz of Stratford, Paul and Joan Schultz of Brunner, Garry and Lorraine Schultz of Milton and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his brother Cliff Brenneman, sister-in-law Emmaline Brenneman, step-father Enos Zehr, brother-in-law Cliff Schultz and nephew James Brubacher. Art's family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday February 18, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday February 19, 2010 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Art's life will be held at Poole Mennonite Church on Saturday February 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Paul Dyck officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: The Lung Association Jenny Trout Centre 121 - 342 Erie Street Stratford, ON N5A 2N4 or The Heart and Stroke Foundation 556 Huron Street Stratford, ON N5A 5T9 would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity of choice at the above address.

  • Kenneth Stewart MacDonald

    August 6, 1921 to May 2, 2010 Kenneth Stewart MacDonald passed away peacefully at his residence in Forwich Village Nursing Home on Sunday May 2, 2010 in his 89th year. Survived by his sister Mary MacDonald of Livingstone Manor Retirement Home, Listowel and his sister-in-law Faye MacDonald of Goderich. Remembered by his niece Margaret McInroy (nee Shortreed) and her husband Rick, his niece Julie Hymers (nee MacDonald) and her husband David, his nephew Peter MacDonald and his wife Jennifer and his nephew Bill's wife Valerie Shortreed. Predeceased by his first wife Doris Cunningham, his second wife Margaret Rogister, his parents Martin and Margaret (McNabb) MacDonald, his sister Muriel Shortreed, his brother Graeme MacDonald and his nephew Bill Shortreed. In keeping with Ken's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at the Brenneman Funeral Home 141 John Street, Atwood, on Saturday May 8, 2010 from 1-4 p.m. A family committal service will take place in Cranbrook Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: Atwood Presbyterian Church c/o Deanne Metzloff PO Box 290 Atwood, ON N0G 1B0 would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make A Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity at the above address.

  • Debra Newbigging

    June 25, 1960 to November 6, 2010 Debra Newbigging, of RR2 Listowel (Trowbridge), passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Saturday, November 6, 2010. Beloved wife of John Newbigging whom she married in 1982. Loving mother of Amy Newbigging of Listowel and friend Patrick Miller, Brody Newbigging and Ashley Machan of Monkton, Tess Newbigging of Listowel. Cherished daughter of Olive Coghlin Walsh and her husband Steve Walsh. Dear sister of Brenda Nieves of Toronto, Rick and Barb, Brian and Cheryl, and Paul Coghlin all of Atwood. Fondly remembered by her mother-in-law Louise Newbigging of Listowel and the Newbigging family. Predeceased by her father Glynn Coghlin. In keeping with Debra's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. Debra's family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at a memorial reception to celebrate her life on Monday November 8, 2010 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, Atwood. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: Community Care Access Centre 65 Lorne Ave E. Stratford, ON N5A 6S4 would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home at 519-356-2382 or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity at the above address.

  • Edna Crawford

    September 26, 1925 to November 26, 2009 Edna passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Thursday November 26, 2009. She resided in Monkton and was born 84 years ago in Elma Township, a daughter of the late Edward and Louise (Schmidt) Pehlke. Edna was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Monkton. She enjoyed sewing, volunteering at the church and quilting with the church ladies. Beloved wife of the late Andrew Crawford who predeceased her in 1987. Loving mother of Murray Crawford of Monkton. Special grandma of Josh and friend Samantha Hymers of Listowel, Nathan and friend Nicole Van De Gevel of Harriston and great grandma of Tabitha and Katrina. Fondly remembered by her siblings Luella Holman of Stratford, Norman and Leola Pehlke of Watford, Jack Pehlke of Kitchener, Ken and Rosemary Pehlke of Monkton, brother-in-law Harry Stroh of Wellesley and sisters-in-law Betty Pehlke of Mitchell, Beth Pehlke of Monkton and by many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her daughters Beverley Ann and Nancy (1975), her sisters Eileen Stroh, Emaline and her husband Harold Krueger, Helen and her husband Jack Strong, brothers Carl Pehlke, Elmer Pehlke, Lloyd Pehlke, and sister-in-law Eleanor Pehlke. Edna's family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday, November 29, 2009 from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate her life will be held on Monday November 30 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating. Interment to follow in Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery, Monkton. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery c/o T. Dietrich RR #3, Monkton, ON N0K 1P0 or Canadian Cancer Society 536 Huron Street Stratford, ON N5A 9Z9 would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make A Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity of choice at the above address.

  • Charles (Charlie) Gabel

    June 13, 1928 to May 2, 2009 Charlie passed away suddenly at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Saturday May 2, 2009 with his family by his side. He resided at RR#3 Listowel and was born 80 years ago in Wallace Township, a son of the late John and Ethel (Love) Gabel. Beloved husband of the late Joyce (Broome) Gabel who predeceased him in 2007. Loving father of Jack and Diane Gabel of RR#1 Listowel, Judy Gabel of Listowel, Joanne and Wayne Whitney of St. Clements, Jeff Gabel and friend Mandy Blakey of Stratford. Cherished grandpa of Matt and Allie, Scott, Kelly, Jay, Joel, Dustin and Carlie. Fondly remembered by his sisters Jean and her husband Lorne Barton of Cobourg, Joyce Cooper of Wellington, his sister-in-law Marj Gabel of Waterloo and by many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by his sister Eileen and her husband Pat Burnett, his brother Don Gabel and brother-in-law Ross Cooper. Charlie's family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday May 4, 2009 from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate his life will be held on Tuesday May 5, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating. Interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: a charity of choice would be appreciated and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity of choice.

  • Roy Coghlin

    December 23, 1921 to November 6, 2008 Roy passed away peacefully at Spruce Lodge on Thursday November 6, 2008. He was born 86 years ago in Elma Township, a son of the late Henry and Jessie (Allison) Coghlin. Roy was a member of Atwood United Church. Dear brother of Eleanor Hartwick of Brantford, Margaret Ritchie of Calgary and brother-in-law of Myrtle Coghlin and Olive Walsh both of Listowel. Also remembered by many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Mabel and her husband Don Gray, Dorothy in infancy, brothers Archie and Glynn, brothers-in-law Mac Hartwick and Burk Ritchie. A memorial service will be held at Spruce Lodge on Sunday November 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to: Spruce Lodge 643 West Gore Street Stratford, ON N5A 1L4 would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make Donation button. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity at the above address.

  • Gladys May Buchanan

    May 14, 1921 to October 24, 2008 Gladys passed away peacefully at her residence, Spruce Lodge, Stratford on Friday October 24, 2008. She was formerly of Listowel and was born 87 years ago in Listowel, a daughter of the late Oscar and Winnifred (Harris) Richards. Beloved wife of the late Carman Buchanan who predeceased her in 2000. Loving mother of Bruce and Heather Buchanan of Stratford, Brenda and David Sanderson of Kitchener, Brian and Nancy Buchanan of Lee Valley. Special Grandma of Shawn and Bianca Buchanan and their daughter Anika; Shelley and Darryl Berg and their children Aaron and Maya; Kristie MacDonald; Chad and Lorna Sanderson and their daughter Paige; Amy and Tim Brown and their children Saffron and Payton; Elissa Buchanan; Andrew Buchanan; Crystal and Barry Elliott and their family Ryan and Conja Elliott and their daughter Kira, Kyle Elliott and Nicole Elliot; Steve Lautenslager and his children Evan and Jordan; Dwight and Deborah Konings and their children Dayna and Drue. Also remembered by her son-in-law Albert Johnson, one sister, one brother and by many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her daughter Bernice Johnson, granddaughter Kimberly Lautenslager, two sisters and three brothers. A memorial service to celebrate Gladys1 life will be held in the Griffith Auditorium, Spruce Lodge, 643 West Gore Street, Stratford on Friday October 31, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Jay Jayaraman will officiate. Interment will be in Donegal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to: Alzheimer Society of Perth County 206 Ontario Street Stratford, Ontario N5A 3H4 would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home at 519-356-2382 or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make Donation button. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity at the above address.

  • Mary Agnes Harrow

    August 10, 1916 to April 26, 2011 The family announces with sorrow, the passing of Agnes (Mrs. Bill) Harrow, 94 years, on April 26, 2011, peacefully after a short illness. She was formerly of Atwood and resided at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel. Agnes was a member of Atwood Presbyterian Church, Atwood Ladies Aid and a former member of the Atwood Evening Auxiliary. She spent many hours sewing, quilting, knitting and loved playing cards, gardening and raising Pomeranian dogs. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Harrow who predeceased her in 1977. Loving mother of John (predeceased) and wife Joan (Porterfield) of Waterloo, Bill and wife Lynda (Hendry) of Ilderton and Allan and wife Brenda (Boluk) of Lively. Cherished grandmother of Brad (Connie), Paul (Joanne), Donna and Debbie (Peter Engel). Sadly missed by great grandchildren Justin, Anthony, Tiffany, Nicolette, Emma, Mark, David and great great grandchildren Ella, Addison and Benjamin. Dear sister of Jean Ballantyne of Listowel and Jack, Annie and Bob all predeceased. Fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Jeannie Ballantyne of Atwood and many nieces & nephews. Also predeceased by her parents John and Alice (Coghlin) Ballantyne and two brothers in infancy. Agnes’ family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood, on Saturday April 30, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. until time of the funeral service to celebrate her life at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Andrew Thompson officiating. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood. Reception to follow for family and friends in the Atwood Presbyterian Church basement. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: Listowel Memorial Hospital 255 Elizabeth Street East Listowel, ON N4W 2P5 or Atwood Presbyterian Church c/o Deanne Metzloff PO Box 290 Atwood, ON N0G 1B0 would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make A Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity of choice at the above address.

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