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Cleon Brubacher

Cleon Brubacher of Listowel passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of Marilyn Jones. Father of Valerie and Ken Quarrie of London. Grandfather of Alicia and Mike White, Joshua Quarrie, and Sarah Quarrie. Remembered by his stepchildren Brenda and Glenn Holloway of Kitchener, Bruce and Kathy Jones of Listowel, and Richard and Bonny Jones of Trowbridge, nine step-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren.

Brother of Abner and Mary Irene Brubacher of Wellesley, Sidney and Martha Brubacher, Sally and Wayne Martin, Manny and Mary Ellen Brubacher, and Aden and Jan Brubacher, all of Elmira, Amzie and Doris Brubacher of New Hamburg, Hank and Mary Ann Brubacher of St. Clements, and Peg and Richard Bauman of RR 2 Guelph, and brother-in-law of Joan Brubacher of Elmira.

Cleon was predeceased by his first wife Mary (Heintz) Brubacher, his twin brother Cleason, and his sister Edna Bauman.

Visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Wednesday, March 12 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Listowel Mennonite Church on Thursday, March 13 at 11 a.m. Spring interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

Memorial donations to Listowel Mennonite Church or the Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be left at

James Wray

Mr. James Townsley Wray of Listowel  passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the age of 90.

Beloved husband of the late Betty Wray, who passed away on Jan. 11, 2014. Father of Sheila and Ken Rich of Fordwich, and the late James William Wray.

Brother of Bert and Helen Wray of Durham and Dick and June Wray of Stratford, and brother-in-law of Phyllis Guthrie and Leroy Kemp of Zellwood, Florida.

As a youth, Jim loved playing hockey in Listowel. Later, he coached hockey for many years, and will be remembered for being the person who opened the Listowel arena many mornings, and for the countless pairs of skates that he tied.

During the Second World War, Jim fought with the Irish Regiment of Canada and was wounded in Italy. Upon his return home from the war, Jim was a member of the 100th Battery, served as the caretaker of the Listowel Armouries, and was a 65-year Legion member.

A graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Listowel in the spring.

Memorial donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated, and may be made through the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel.

Online condolences may be left at

Allan McKertcher

Mr. Robert Allan McKertcher of RR 1 Listowel passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the age of 81.

Husband of Doreen (Gabel) McKertcher. Father of Donna and Murray Grainger of Tavistock, Bob and Charlene McKertcher of Gowanstown, Dianne MacEwen of Gowanstown, Larry and Marie McKertcher of RR 1 Listowel, and Kim McKertcher of Toronto.

Grandfather of Chris and Erin Grainger of Guelph, Craig and Freya Grainger of Taiwan, Erin and Josh Hornblower of Kitchener, Dana and Mark Stanley of Kincardine, Jason McKertcher and Kait Filman of Ethel, Lisa McKertcher, Jen MacEwen, and Heather and Ryan Bylsma, all of Kitchener, Matt and Amanda MacEwen of RR 1 Listowel, Tracey McKertcher, and Kyle McKertcher and Amanda Smith, all of Listowel, Laurie McKertcher of London, and Isabella McKertcher of Toronto. Great-grandfather of Grace, Hannah, Scarlett, Jayden, Emma, Owen and Georgia.

Brother of Alice Kreuger of Kitchener, and brother-in-law of Eleanor McKertcher of Milverton.

Predeceased by his brother Charles McKertcher, and by his sisters Pearl Weber, Ruby Steele, Marjorie Shantz and Lorraine Haynes.

Visitation was held on Thursday, March 6 from 6-9 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel, where a private family funeral service was held on Friday, March 7. Spring interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

Memorial donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be left at

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