Listowel Obituaries - October 31, 2012
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Listowel Obituaries - October 31, 2012

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Lovina Martin

Mrs. Lovina (Shantz) Martin of Listowel passed away at Seaforth Community Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at the age of 81.

Beloved wife of Sidney G. Martin. Dear mother of Rosemary and Ron Metzger, and Charlotte Cressman, all of Stratford, Dorcas and Jim Toth of Atwood, Lucille and Mark Stolz of Monkton, Daryl Martin of Listowel, and Jennifer and Ed Vellenga of Walton.  Grandmother of Jason (Erin), Adam (Ruth), Cody (Danielle), Melissa (David), Brandon, Jessica, Rochelle, Eric, and Emily, and great-grandmother of Nathaniel.

Sister of Leah Mayville of Kitchener, Elias and Lillith Shantz of Shellbrook, Sask., Henry and Edna Shantz of Heidelberg, Abe Shantz of Breslau, Sam Shantz of Hanover, Mose and Lorraine Shantz of Agassiz, B.C., Katie Lavy of Cridersville, Ohio, Dan and Carol Shantz of Elmira, and Josiah, Aleda, and Annie Shantz, all of Mount Forest.

Predeceased by her parents Abram and Lovina (Martin) Shantz, sister Rebecca, and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Jean, Gladys, Onias, Elvina, Magdalena, Lydia, Elam, Amos, Mary, Susannah, and Minerva.

Visitation was held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Monday, Oct. 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held at Listowel Mennonite Church on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

Memorial donations to Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be left at

Matthew Peebles

It is with great sadness that the family of Matt announces his passing.

Matthew Jack Scott Peebles was born in Toronto and attended R.H. King Collegiate. Matthew was enrolled at St. Mary's University in Halifax, completing a business degree.  Matt had worked this past summer at McGovern Hurley and Cunningham and was looking forward to commencing his accounting career next September.

Matt spent a great deal of his time on Lake of Bays, where he was actively involved in the Lake of Bays Sailing Club as a participant and as an instructor. He loved the cottage on the lake, which was always a sanctuary for him. Sailing, skiing, hockey, golf – Matthew loved all outdoor activities and excelled at anything he tried.

Blessed with a joie de vivre, Matt was strong, loyal, admired and deeply loved. Matt's love, light and infectious laugh and huge heart will continue to guide and inspire all those whose lives he touched. His family and the countless lives he touched in Scarborough, Toronto, Lake of Bays and Halifax will forever miss his warmth and generosity. Matt will always be in our hearts.

Beloved son of Bonnie Peebles of Scarborough and Greg and Monique Peebles of Toronto. Much loved brother of Miranda, Claire, Marshall, Connor and Hunter, all of Toronto.

Cherished grandson of Elaine and Lorne Scott of Listowel. He will be sadly missed by his aunts and uncles, Brenda (Stewart) Simpson of Wiarton, Sharon (Paul) Van Veen of Wroxeter, Monica (Brian) McCallum of London and Ivor (Anne) Peebles of London, as well as his many cousins and friends.

Matthew was predeceased by his grandparents Jack and Marion Peebles.

Family and friends were invited to share their memories at the McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, Toronto (416-267-4656) on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Matthew's life was held at Kingston Road United Church, Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. Donations made to the Lake of Bays Sailing Club "Fund the Fleet" - Matt Peebles would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.

We would like to acknowledge all the medical staff who assisted Matthew at Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.

Margaret Duhig

Peggy Duhig (née Arnold), 1928-2012, passed away at home in her sleep on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Much loved for 60 years by Charles (Clair) Duhig, wonderful mother to David Duhig (Yvonne) of Seagrave, Karen McCullough (Tom) of Toronto, Lisa Duhig (Scott Hewitt) of Sunderland and the late Michael Duhig (Charlene) of Orillia; and dear grandma to John, Janet, Kate, Ben, Mitchell and Marshall.

Peggy was born and raised in Listowel, daughter of Margaret Rogers and Howard Arnold, granddaughter of William and Margaret Rogers (née Dixon).

Young Peggy Arnold entered high school at age 12 and went on to excel in all subjects, but especially English, French and Latin. This led her to a jack-of-all-trades job at the Listowel Banner, where she was a copywriter, assistant and sometime reporter.

As Peggy wished, she has been cremated and a private gathering will be held.

To honour Peggy, friends may leave memories and words of condolence at Memorial donations may be made to Yonge Street Mission, a charity Peggy supported for many years.

The family thanks Dr. Tibor Harmathy and the visiting nurses and caregivers for the great care they gave Peggy during these last weeks.

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