Today's date: Monday May 29, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 21
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DAFOE, William (Bill)
LEATHAM, Mary “Lois” (nee Carson)
LEE, Thelma (Peggy)
WATSON, Sylvia Marion


DAFOE, William (Bill)

DAFOE, William (Bill) - Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Guelph on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the age of 78 years. Bill Dafoe was the beloved husband of Ann (Horst) Dafoe. Dear father of David (Sue), Todd (Penny), Richard, Jeff, Louise (John) and Michael. Loved grandfather of Scott (Heather), Dillon, Jordon (Lorissa), Jessie, Alexis, Saphire (Matt), Katelyn, Nick, Madison, and great-grandson Jaxon. Fondly remembered by the Horst family. Bill was predeceased by his first wife Marjorie (Russ) Dafoe (1971), parents Clarence and Margaret (Greene) Dafoe, and sister Ethel Dafoe. The family received relatives and friends on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 12 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. Interment will take place in Elmira Union Cemetery, followed by a reception at the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the War Amps or St. Joseph’s Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.


HENNEBERG, Hans - Passed away peacefully on May 18, 2017 at Caressant Care, Fergus at the age of 90 years. Beloved husband of Rita for 60 years. Loving father of Eric (Kate), Helen Henneberg and Joanne (Mike) Broeckel. Cherished grandfather of Joshua, Cherry, Eric, Natasha and Kasper. Hans was a great grandfather of 5. Survived by brother Jacob. He is predeceased by grandson Bryce, sister Karen and brothers Jens, Thorvald, Knud and Erik. Hans, Rita and family operated Fergus Gardens for 40 years serving the area with fresh produce. Family and friends may visit at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St., South, Fergus, ON on Friday May 26, 2017 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel at 1:00pm the same day. Donations may be made in Hans’ memory to The Canadian Mental Health Association. Cards available at the funeral home.   519-843-3100.

LEATHAM, Mary “Lois” (nee Carson)

LEATHAM, Mary “Lois” (nee Carson) of Palmerston passed away peacefully at the Palmerston and District Hospital on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late John Leatham (2009). Cherished mother of Cheryl Leatham and Darrol Dierkhising of Wabasca Alberta, Jill Simmons and Carl Hofman of Drayton and Angela Leatham of Palmerston. Mother-in-law of Wenda Humphries of Elmwood. Grandmother of Erin Beaver of Edmonton Alberta, Morgan Dierkhising of Wabasca, Alberta Tammy Simmons and Nathan Douglas of Clifford, Annie Simmons of Drayton and Charlie Simmons of Drayton. Great grandmother of Tyana, Tayva, Tanika, Mason, Alana, Rachael and Harlee. Sister-in-law of Maureen Carrol, Joe and Mary Leatham, Audrey Sobczuk, Jack Taylor and Don and Florence Leatham. Dearly missed by Beth and Barry Denstedt, George Steven, Wayne Carson and Bonny Carson. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews, friends and her four legged friends Moonie and Moskwa. Predeceased by her son Bob Leatham and grandson Jason Simmons. To honour Lois’s wishes cremation has taken place. The family received friends at the Palmerston United Church on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy donations to Operation Smile or the Palmerston United Church would be appreciated by the family. Private family interment in Bethesda Cemetery.

LEE, Thelma (Peggy)

LEE, Thelma (Peggy) - Passed away into the presence of our Lord on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at age 85, from age related illness. Loving wife of Guy Lee for 65 years. Blessed with four children, Rick (Brenda), Randy (Brenda), Ron, and Rhonda Lee Wilken, also ten grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, Howard and Julia Wittich and her dear brother John. Thelma and Guy had a depot at their home in Stirton; tons of boxes and bags of clothing, plus school and hospital supplies were collected, sorted and packed. Trailer loads were then delivered to Canadian Food for Children in Kitchener and from there trucked to headquarters in Toronto. Bags of quilts and knitted articles were also collected and sent to Tikinagan at Sioux Lookout. So many wonderful volunteers helped with the mission work. The need was so great and they were so thankful. Since moving to Elmira ten years ago, Thelma continued her mission work by crocheting over 2,000 pneumonia vests for children in orphanages, schools and hospitals. Up until present day, Thelma and Guy have also helped to fundraise for a community in Haiti. In keeping with Thelma’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A private family interment will be held in West Montrose Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the KW Humane Society through the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira. Thank you.

God has her in His keeping;
we have her in our hearts.

WATSON, Sylvia Marion

WATSON, Sylvia Marion – Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Charles Watson (2001). Loved mother of Rick (Donna) Watson of Guelph, Katherine (Don) Huffman of Hanover, Sandy (Ken) Riley of Puslinch, Debbie (Dave) Donald of Corpus Christi, Texas, John (Cindy) Watson of Rockwood and Mike Watson (Harriet Fowler) of Guelph. Loving grandmother of Jennifer (Steve) and family, Lesley (Trevor) and family, Charles (Wes), Whitney (Jeremy) and family, Wesley (Val) and family, Gregory (Joanne) and family, Lori (Eddy), Krystal (Steve) and family, Shannon, Casey (Cameron) and family, Kenneth Jr., Brittany, Crisondra, Richard, Melissa, Nicoal, Michelle (Gui) and family. Friends were received at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until noon. Funeral service was held in the funeral home chapel at noon. Reception followed in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre. Graveside service was held at Everton Cemetery on Thursday, May 25 at 4:00 p.m. Memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.


WILSON, Grace - Mary Grace Wilson (Waters) passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Arthur on Friday, May 19th in her 97th year with her family by her side. Beloved wife for 61 years of the late Leonard Wilson (2007). Loving mother of Joan MacCannell (Gord) of Mono, Dorothy White of Hannon, Kenneth (Connie Cook) of Melancthon, Don (Janice) of Belwood, Joyce DeKruyf (Steve) of Burford, Rob of Calgary, son-in-law Jack Drimmie of Mount Forest and Bruce Smith of Arthur. Cherished grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Elgyn and Mary Waters (Smart), daughters Ruth Drimmie (2016), Marion Smith (2005), son-in-law Murray White (2014), sister Isabelle Drury and husband Clifford, brothers Ernest and wife Luella Waters, Elwyn Waters and Ray and wife Elmeda Waters. Friends called at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 7 – 9 p.m. A celebration of Grace’s life was held at the Mount Forest United Church on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation prior to the service from 12 – 12:45 p.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at



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