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Raymond Rock PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 17:19
Raymond Rock of Listowel, formerly of RR 2, Atwood, passed away unexpectedly at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. He was in his 77th year.
Raymond was a member of Second St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wartburg and a life member of the Atwood Lions Club where he willingly served his community for 48 years. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking in his spare time.
Raymond was the beloved husband of Marg (Dietze) Rock, whom he married in 1961, loving father of Matthew and Angie Rock, and Cheryl and Allan Krotz. Raymond was the special grandpa of Rochelle Rock, Jasmine Rock, Nolan Krotz and Michelle, Jenna and Steve Morris and their daughter Olivia, and Kelby Krotz and Brett. He was the brother and brother-in-law of Barbara Rock, Mark H. and Kathy Rock and Joel and Marilyn Rock. Raymond will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Myrn (Diehl) Rock and his brothers Donald and John.
Relatives and friends were invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood on Monday, Nov. 17 and a Lions service was held later that evening. The funeral service to celebrate Raymond’s life was held at Second St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wartburg on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Pastor William Kramer officiated. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Second St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Hour Ministries would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences may be left at www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca
 
Mary MacGillivray PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 17:17
Mary MacGillivray, beloved wife of the late Stewart MacGillivray, passed away at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. She was 100.
Mary was born in Ashfield Township on Oct. 22, 1914 to the late Ida (Lane) and David Hackett.
Mary was the dear mother of Ron (Rose) MacGillivray, Alberta; Ruth (Ray) Buchmeier, Lucknow; Lloyd MacGillivray, Sault Ste. Marie; Merle (Myra Ann) MacGillivray, Chapleau;  Eileen LeClair, Wingham; Don (Marsha) MacGillivray, Goderich; Carolyn Phillips, Goderich and Bob (Cathy) MacGillivray, Lucknow. She will also be greatly missed by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mary was predeceased by son Harold MacGillivray, sons-in-law Norman LeClair and Glen Phillips, sisters Loretta Hackett, Millicent Bowles and Tillie Hackett and brother Caswell Hackett.
A funeral service was held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Rev. Lynne Wilson officiated. Interment was in South Kinloss Cemetery, Lucknow.
Donations to the Lucknow United Church are greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Condolences may be left online at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com
 
Jette (Bjerg) Button PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 17:15
Jette (Bjerg) Button of Blyth passed away at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. She was in her 59th year.
Jette was the dearly loved wife of Jim Button and loving mother of Jerrod and Hope Button, Blyth and Jody and Kevin Procter, London. She was the cherished grandmother of Jordan (Alix), Justin, Bailey, Reid, Luke, Kobie and one great-grandchild Jaxson. Jette was the dear sister and sister-in-law of John and Rolynda Bjerg and Janet Coombs, all of Seaforth; Roy and Lori Button, British Columbia; Dave and Cheryl Button, Seaforth and John and Sharlet Button, Sarnia. She will also be missed by her nieces and nephews. Jette was predeceased by her parents Ben and Karen Bjerg and her mother-in-law Marie Button.
At Jette’s request, cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held at the Blyth Union Cemetery. Friends are invited to a celebration of life gathering at the Blyth Legion on Saturday, Nov. 22 between 2 and 4 p.m.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Foundation – Dialysis Unit, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 420 Blyth or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Condolences for the Button family may be left at www.falconerfuneralhomes.com
 
Doris Marie (Pierce) Laidlaw PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 14:06
Doris Marie (Pierce) Laidlaw, formerly of Blyth, passed away at Braemar Nursing Home, Wingham on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. She was in her 88th year.
Doris was the beloved wife of the late James Laidlaw (2010) and the loving mother and mother-in-law of Bonnie and Wayne Gazel, Stratford and Connie and Richard Schumacher, Southampton. She was the dear grandmother of Curtis Gazel and Avery Gazel and Edward   Towes and the loving sister of Ethel Adams, Darlene Shobbrook and husband Gordon and June Knox and husband Charlie. Doris is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Ethel and Alfred Pierce, brother Jim Pierce, sisters-in-law Bernice Pierce, Mary (Beacom) Ritchie, brothers-in-law Sid Adams, Bert Beacom, Ken Ritchie and nephew Trent Shobbrook.
Friends were received at the Falconer Funeral Homes, Blyth Chapel on Friday, Nov. 7. A private family funeral service was held. Pallbearers were Wayne Gazel, Rick Schumacher, Curtis Gazel, Kevin Adams, Charlie Knox and Gordon Shobbrook. Interment was in Blyth Union Cemetery.
Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Condolences for the Laidlaw family may be sent to www.falconerfuneralhomes.com
Doris Marie (Pierce) Laidlaw, formerly of Blyth, passed away at Braemar Nursing Home, Wingham on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. She was in her 88th year.
Doris was the beloved wife of the late James Laidlaw (2010) and the loving mother and mother-in-law of Bonnie and Wayne Gazel, Stratford and Connie and Richard Schumacher, Southampton. She was the dear grandmother of Curtis Gazel and Avery Gazel and Edward   Towes and the loving sister of Ethel Adams, Darlene Shobbrook and husband Gordon and June Knox and husband Charlie. Doris is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Ethel and Alfred Pierce, brother Jim Pierce, sisters-in-law Bernice Pierce, Mary (Beacom) Ritchie, brothers-in-law Sid Adams, Bert Beacom, Ken Ritchie and nephew Trent Shobbrook.
Friends were received at the Falconer Funeral Homes, Blyth Chapel on Friday, Nov. 7. A private family funeral service was held. Pallbearers were Wayne Gazel, Rick Schumacher, Curtis Gazel, Kevin Adams, Charlie Knox and Gordon Shobbrook. Interment was in Blyth Union Cemetery.
Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Condolences for the Laidlaw family may be sent to www.falconerfuneralhomes.com
 
John James McIntosh PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 14:14
Mr. John James McIntosh of Clinton, passed away at Clinton Public Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was 80.
John was the beloved husband of Marie (Gateman) McIntosh and the dear father of Michael McIntosh, Sprucedale; David McIntosh, Tillsonburg; Robert and Brenda McIntosh, Walton; Kim and Bud Breyley, Ohio; Janet Koehler, Vanastra; Heather and Rod Jones, Lucknow; Chris and Stephanie McIntosh, Palmerston and Paul and Carole McIntosh, Paris. He was the grandfather of 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. John was the brother of Elizabeth McIntosh, Victoria, British Columbia; and Richard and Margaret McIntosh, Vancouver, British Columbia and the brother-in-law of Mary McIntosh and Roy Pullen. John is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John and Dorothy (Chander) McIntosh, sister Patricia Pullen and brother Don McIntosh.
A family graveside service was held at Brandon Cemetery on Saturday. A celebration of life service was held at Knox United Church, Belgrave on Sunday, Nov. 2. Pastor Elly Dow officiated.
Memorial donations to Knox United Church, Belgrave would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be placed through McBurney Funeral Home Ltd., Wingham.
Online condolences may be left at www.mcburneyfuneralhome.com
Mr. John James McIntosh of Clinton, passed away at Clinton Public Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was 80.
John was the beloved husband of Marie (Gateman) McIntosh and the dear father of Michael McIntosh, Sprucedale; David McIntosh, Tillsonburg; Robert and Brenda McIntosh, Walton; Kim and Bud Breyley, Ohio; Janet Koehler, Vanastra; Heather and Rod Jones, Lucknow; Chris and Stephanie McIntosh, Palmerston and Paul and Carole McIntosh, Paris. He was the grandfather of 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. John was the brother of Elizabeth McIntosh, Victoria, British Columbia; and Richard and Margaret McIntosh, Vancouver, British Columbia and the brother-in-law of Mary McIntosh and Roy Pullen. John is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John and Dorothy (Chander) McIntosh, sister Patricia Pullen and brother Don McIntosh.
A family graveside service was held at Brandon Cemetery on Saturday. A celebration of life service was held at Knox United Church, Belgrave on Sunday, Nov. 2. Pastor Elly Dow officiated.
Memorial donations to Knox United Church, Belgrave would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be placed through McBurney Funeral Home Ltd., Wingham.
Online condolences may be left at www.mcburneyfuneralhome.com
 
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