Listowel Banner February 5, 2014 Obituaries
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Listowel Banner February 5, 2014 Obituaries

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Don Brisbin

Mr. Donald Allan Brisbin of Listowel passed away suddenly at home on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at the age of 62.

Father of Craig Brisbin and Lisa and Kevin Mayberry, all of Listowel, and grandfather of Katelyn and Kyle Mayberry. Brother of Peg and Bob Taylor of Ripley, and uncle of Kevin, Debbie and Angela.

Don was predeceased by his parents Bill and Jean Brisbin, and by his nephew Steven Taylor.

Visitation was held on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 2-4 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel where the funeral service was held on Monday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. Spring interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

Memorial donations to the Listowel Arena Project would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at

Ila Haight

Mrs. Ila Lenora (Stratton) Haight of Listowel passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at the age of 87.

Ila is survived by her loving husband Donald Haight; her children Fred Haight of Listowel, and Nancy and her husband Matt Guice of Ridgefield Park, N.J. and by her son-in-law Paul Verdon of Los Angeles, CA.

Ila was predeceased by her son Michael Haight, sister Mildred Dawson and brothers Jack, Jim and Len Stratton.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. Spring interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or Listowel Salvation Army would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be left at

Kurt Utley

Kurt Allen Utley of Teeswater, and formerly of Listowel, passed away at Wingham & District Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the age of 52. Born in Detroit, Michigan on Aug. 17, 1961.

Beloved husband of Kim Utley of Teeswater. Dear father to Kendall Cupskey and fiancé Doug Fraser of Amberley.

Remembered by his father James Utley, sister Lisa Pike, and brothers Karl Utley, Mark Utley and Jim Utley all of Michigan. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his mother Patricia Utley.

A celebration of Kurt’s life was held at the Listowel Legion Hall on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Memorial donations to the Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be arranged through the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater (1-519-392-6011).

Portrait and memorial online at


Gary Milner

Mr. Gary Gordon Milner of Listowel passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at the age of 59.

Beloved husband of Pam (Robicheau) Milner. Dear father of Jeff Milner and his fiancée Samantha of Edmonton, Alberta, Sarah Milner and her fiancé Mike of Spruce Grove, Alberta, and Guy and Nikki Milner of Listowel. Also survived by seven grandchildren.

Brother of Doris Milner of Digby, Nova Scotia.

Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Frances Milner, granddaughter Lacy Milner, sister Helen Milner, and brothers Jim “Miff” Milner and Kenneth Milner.

A celebration of Gary’s life was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Listowel on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m., with visitation for one hour prior.

Memorial donations to the Liver Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated, and may be made through the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel.

Online condolences at

Ralph Sharpe

Ralph Gordon Sharpe of Stratford passed away at Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, age 78.

Son of the late William and Elizabeth (McMorrin) Sharpe. Predeceased by his wife Joan (Keeso) Sharpe in 1996. Besides his parents and wife, Ralph was predeceased by a daughter Kim.

Ralph was employed in the automotive business as an auto body repair man for his working career.

He will be fondly remembered by his family, sons Terry Sharpe, Rick Sharpe and Paul (Barbara) Sharpe.  Ralph will also be missed by his grandchildren Ryan, Jenna, Lauren, Sydney and Victoria.

In keeping with Ralph’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date, with interment of ashes in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Stratford General Hospital and to our very close family friend “Mich” for her acts of kindness.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society through the W. G Young Funeral Home 430 Huron Street., Stratford, ON. 519-271-7411

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