Listowel Obituaries - January 30, 2013
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Listowel Obituaries - January 30, 2013

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Alie Phillips

Mrs. Alexandra Cooknell (Waugh) Phillips of Listowel passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at the age of 90.

Beloved wife of the late Percy Phillips. Mother of Judy Cook of Elora and Sandra Phillips of Elora. Grandmother of Thomas Cook of Elora and Meghan Hicks of Montreal. Sister of Mary McIntosh of Lucknow, and a loving aunt to many.

Alie Phillips was a housewife in the best sense of the word, who loved, nurtured, and supported her family every day. She and Percy were devoted members of Knox Presbyterian Church in Listowel. Alie cherished many deep and long-lasting friendships, was a meticulous “Keeper of the Family Tree” and in later years found a passion for gardening. She had a brilliant memory, a very quick wit, and was a gifted artist, fashion designer and decorator who beautified everything she touched.

Visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel on Friday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Don McCallum officiating.

Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be left at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca

Don Swift

After a brief illness, Donald Harold Swift died peacefully at University Hospital, London, in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at the age of 88. Don was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, eldest child of the late Harold and Annie Swift.

Beloved husband of the late Helen (Pearson) Swift (2007) and dear father of Linda Callaghan (John), Janice Scott (Douglas) all of London and Douglas Swift (Elizabeth) of Oakville. Much loved Poppa of Timothy Scott (Stephanie), Sarah Scott (Todd Ritchie), Patrick Callaghan (Veronica), Geoffrey Callaghan (Andriana), Matthew Scott, Carey Swift (Kyler Bateman) and Kaitlyn Swift (Brendan Mikkelson). Great-Grandpa "Turkey" of Dylan and Adam Scott, Teaghan, Brenna, Taryn and Broden Scott-Richie and Christian Callaghan.

Brother of Jack Swift of Newcastle, Marie Pettit of Ingersoll and the late Wilfred Swift and Joanne Swift.

A veteran of World War II, Don was a successful entrepreneur, involved over the course of his career in a range of endeavours, especially in the automotive and communications industries. Highlights included ownership of Middlesex Motors in London, as well as the winding road that led to the formation of the present-day Tiger Tel Communications.

Various business interests meant the family lived in Ethel, Listowel, Brampton and London, making life-long friends in each community. Don and Helen also had strong ties to the people in England, Holland and Belgium who were so kind to Don during the five and one-half years he spent fighting overseas.

Don was an avid golfer and a member of the London Hunt & Country Club (where he chaired the 1970 Canadian Open) and the Prestancia Golf and Country Club in Sarasota, Florida.  As well, he enjoyed many, many rounds in Palm Springs, California where he and Helen spent much of the winter months from the early 1960s to the early 1990s. For many years the family spent summers at the cottage in Oakwood Park, Grand Bend and on Don's favourite toy – his boat named The Swifty Mark IV.

The family will receive friends at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. Cremation to take place.

The family would like to thank the staff and nurses on the 6th floor at University Hospital for their compassionate care of Don during the last weeks of his life.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Don are asked to consider a donation to My Sister's Place, 546 King Street, London ON N6B 1T5. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com.

Don will be forever remembered as a man who "did it my way!"

Jack Fenton

Mr. John Alexander Fenton of Listowel passed away at Caressant Care, Listowel on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at the age of 92.

Husband of the late Jean (Tanner) Fenton. Stepfather of Lynne and John McLeod of Listowel, grandfather of Megan and Brian Young of Listowel, and Trevor McLeod of London, and great-grandfather of Ava and Nicholas Young. Also survived by his nephews Kim Legate of London, England, and Kevin Legate of Owen Sound.

Jack was predeceased by his parents Tony and Lila (Hatton) Fenton, and by his sister Betty Legate.

Jack was active in the Standard Bred Horses business, and served in the RAF during the Second World War.

Private family arrangements have been entrusted to the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel.

Memorial donations to the Humane Society would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be left at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca

Mark Perkin

Mark Wesley Perkin, of RR 1 Gowanstown, passed away suddenly, in the home he built with his own hands, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the age of 48.

Predeceased by his father Harold, Mark leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Jennifer (McKinnon) Perkin, and his three daughters, Stephanie, Geneva and Claire.

Mark will also be remembered by his mother Gwen Perkin of Listowel, his sister Debra (Steven) Brown of Parkhill, his brother Kim (Susan) Perkin of Belwood, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mark was a builder. He followed his late father and grandfather into the carpentry trade and built or renovated many residential and commercial buildings.

However, Mark's greater legacy is his family. His “boys” were the apples of his eye and his pride and joy. Mark was always a kid at heart and Stephanie, Geneva and Claire gave him just the excuse he needed to express his playful side and his zest for life.

One of his favourite places was Disney World and until recently, he found an excuse to visit every year. Mark particularly enjoyed passing on his life-long passion for skiing to his girls and created many memories with them on Blue Mountain, including his adventures learning how to snowboard.

Mark loved animals of every kind (except snakes) and was pleased to be able to count several dogs, horses and donkeys among his friends.

Mark was a familiar face around Stratford, having worked many years for the city in the engineering and public works department as construction inspector.

Friends called at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Friday, Jan. 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Mark's life was held at Listowel Missionary Church on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Steven Brown and Rev. George Russell officiating, and Pastor Kurt Reinhardt assisting.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Humane Society would be appreciated.

Online condolences at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca.

Shirley Miller

Mrs. Shirley Marie (Kritzer) Miller passed away peacefully at her home in Listowel on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the age of 78.

Predeceased by Henry Miller, her loving husband of 46 years, and by her parents Edith (Nickel) and Lawrence Kritzer.

Mother of Brian and Brenda Miller of Burlington, Wayne Miller of Kitchener, Barry and Darlene Miller of Listowel, Warren and Hope Miller of Listowel, and Shelley Miller and Paul McNeill of Guelph.

Grandmother of Lisa and Gary Jones of Hamilton, Kevin Miller of Burlington, Ashley and Tim Blagrave of Listowel, Carley and Kirby Martin of Elmira, and Sara Miller of Listowel, and step-grandmother of Steve McNeill and Dan McNeill. Great-grandmother of Ethan, Austin, Callen and Seirra Jones, and Kloey Blagrave.

She will be remembered by her sister-in-law Mary Sage and Margaret Streeter, and by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 22-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel where the funeral will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

Memorial donations to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be left at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca.

Scott Irvine

Mr. Scott Robert John Irvine of Fordwich passed away suddenly, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at the age of 32.

Beloved son of Jeff and Norma (Lytle) Irvine of Fordwich, and grandson of Marilyn Irvine of Listowel. Brother of Angela Irvine and Paul Hiusser of Durham, and Casey Irvine and Andrew Schneider of Wingham. Uncle of Kenny, Katrina, and Kylie Hiusser. Also remembered by his aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Scott was predeceased by his grandfather John Irvine and by his grandmother Mary Lytle.

A memorial service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel, on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m., with visitation for one hour prior and reception to follow.

Memorial donations to Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated and may be made through the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel.

Online condolences may be left at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca.

Rex Whaley

Mr. Ernest Rex Whaley of Listowel passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Kathleen Whaley. Father of Maxine and Wayne Beirnes, and Brent and Marilyn Whaley, all of RR 2 Listowel. Grandfather of Jeffrey and Jacqueline Beirnes of Sudbury, Jason Beirnes of Listowel, Carolyn Whaley, and Natalie Whaley, both of RR 2 Listowel. Great-grandfather of Miguel and Bianca.

Brother of Murray and Marilyn Whaley of Leamington, Alfred Whaley of Huntsville, Doreen Scratch of Windsor, and Eleanor Laramie of Essex.

Predeceased by his grandson Benjamin Whaley, and by his sister Edith Bride.

Visitation was held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Friday, Jan. 25 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held at Trinity United Church, Listowel, on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Elma Township.

Memorial donations to Trinity United Church, Listowel, or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be left at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca.

Marilyn Hamilton

Marilyn Arlene Hamilton (nee Klinck) of Listowel and formerly of RR 2 Palmerston passed away suddenly at her home on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at the age of 73.

Beloved wife of the late Douglas Hamilton (2003). Dear mother of Brenda and her husband George Koenig of Listowel, David Hamilton of RR 2 Palmerston and Dale Hamilton of Thailand. Loving grandmother of Lisa Koenig of Kitchener.

Sister of Rondel Klinck and his wife Beatrice of Cambridge, Eleanor and her husband Graham Bridge of Palmerston, Erma and her husband Duncan MacDonald of Stratford, Cathy and her husband Dan MacRae of Kitchener and Donna Scrinshaw of London. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Pastor Jeff Wood will conduct the funeral service in the Evangelical Missionary Church, Listowel on Friday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. Spring interment in Fairview Cemetery Listowel.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Diabetes Association or Victoria Order of Nurses would be appreciated by the family.

Helen Coghlin

Mrs. Helen Gertrude (Bateman) Coghlin of Listowel passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at the age of 89.

Devoted wife of John Coghlin, and they proudly celebrated 69 years of marriage on Oct. 30. Mother of Joan Carnahan and Matt Miller of Listowel, Donna Petrie of Stratford, and Doug and Mary Lynn Coghlin of Freelton. Loved also by her grandchildren, Jill Carnahan-Baetz and Louie Baetz of Brantford, Jan and Chris Burns of Ottawa, Erica and Andy Limisis of Kitchener, and Leith Coghlin of London, and by her great-grandchildren Jenna Baetz, Megan, Jack and Nathan Burns, and Lucas Limisis.

Sister of Marjorie Struthers of Listowel and Doris McNeilly of Waterloo, and sister-in-law of Ursula Bateman of Stratford and Joan Bateman of Ethel. Survived by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her son-in-law John Carnahan, three brothers and one sister.

Visitation was held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 1-4 p.m. The funeral service was held at Trinity United Church, Listowel on Monday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Steven Cox officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

Memorial donations to Trinity United Church, Listowel, would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be left at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca.

Gladys Beidler

Gladys Mabel (Price) Beidler, formerly of Listowel, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at the Fordwich Village Nursing Home. Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland on June 20, 1927, Gladys was 85.

Gladys is survived by her children Ian and Susan Haslem of Ontario, Paul and Pamela Haslem of Fordwich, Glenn and Carla Haslem of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and Laurie and Robert Gingery of Anchorage, Alaska. Also loved by her 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by her husbands Eric Haslem and Ed Beidler.

At Gladys's request, cremation has taken place.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Huron County.

Gladys's family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the staff and volunteers of the Fordwich Village Nursing Home for their excellent care and compassion shown during her stay there.

Online condolences may be made at www.schimanskifamilyfuneralhome.com.

Donna Gile

Mrs. Donna Marie (Wooddisse) Gile of RR 1 Gowanstown passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at the age of 84.

Wife of the late Ray Gile. Mother of Howard Gile of RR 1 Gowanstown, Stephen Gile and Pamela White of Owen Sound, and Jim Gile of Winnipeg.

Sister of Glen Wooddisse of Clinton, Vernon Wooddisse of Kitchener, Julie Sowerby of Clinton, Wilda McKnight of Walkerton, and the late Jack Wooddissee.

She will be remembered by Ray’s family, and by her many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m., with visitation for one hour prior. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

Memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be left at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca.

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