Listowel Banner obituaries April 9, 2014
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Listowel Banner obituaries April 9, 2014

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Sandy McTavish

Hugh Alexander “Sandy” McTavish went to his heavenly home peacefully, in his sleep, on his own terms, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener on Monday March 31, 2014 at the age of 80.

Loving husband and best friend for 55 years of Joanne (nee Waddell). Devoted Dad to Janet MacIntyre (Ian) and Ross (Sheila). Cherished Poppa of Andrew (Chrissy), Stuart (Courtney), Cera, Colleen and Caitlyn.

Best friend and brother to Dr. Ross McTavish (Dr. Judith Wyatt). Son of the late Archibald and Mary Ellen (nee Davidson). Brother-in-law to Shirley and Gerry, Ruth and Jim, June and Bill, Jean (late Charles), Wilma (late Cam), Shirley (late Paul) and late Joyce and Bill; and will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be sadly missed by the family pets. Sandy’s church family, neighbours, Bell Telephone and Antique Car friends have lost a legendary man of his time.

Sandy worked for The Bell Telephone Co. in London for many years. Together with Joanne, they shared their love of antique cars through motor rebuilding and restoration, which was well known throughout Canada and the United States. Later in life together, they rebuilt several church pipe organs.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Babapulle, Dr. Kim, Julie Kim NP, nurses Cheryl and Deanna, Rick and the staff of St. Mary’s Hospital.

The funeral service was held Saturday, April 5.

Memorial donations may be made to Burns Presbyterian Church or a charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences and donation information available at

Molly Heibein

Molly (Barker) Heibein passed away at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Friday, April 4, 2014, just days before her 87th birthday. Molly was born in Monaghan County, Ireland, a daughter of the late Robert and Marjorie (Turbitt) Brown.

Loving wife of Stanley Heibein of Listowel and the late Walter Barker (1983). Beloved mother of Arlie Clegg (Paul) of Nanaimo, B.C., Jim Barker (Liz) of RR 2 Atwood and Julie Barker-Brown (Steve) of Maple Ridge, B.C. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Angie (Kevin), Christopher (Jess), Jeremy (Tiffany), Katie, Jenny (Kevin), Krystle (Greg), Calvin, Savannah and Kayli; and great-grandchildren Tehya, Tenzin, Sarah, Quinten, Christine, Fiona, Lucy, Chase and Max.

Dear sister and sister-in-law of Helen Perkin (Leon) of Listowel, Jean Brown of Montreal and Eleanor McKertcher of Milverton.

Predeceased by her son Bob Barker, daughter Barbara Barker-Edwards, granddaughter Jillian Clegg and brother Bill Brown.

Molly was a member of Burns Presbyterian Church, Milverton and also the Retired Teachers Association. She taught for over 30 years in Perth County and is fondly remembered by her former students.

A memorial visitation will be held at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 7 Spencer Street, Milverton on Tuesday, April 8 from 5-7 p.m. and again Wednesday, April 9 from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 2 p.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Milverton.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton or Burns Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolence and memorial tribute information at


Ken Gibson

Kenneth Hilton Gibson, age 77, of Mitchell passed away at Stratford General Hospital on Monday, March 31, 2014.

Beloved husband of Arlene Gibson for 47 years. Dear father of Kimberley Gibson and David Gibson. Loving grandfather of Nathaniel Gibson.

Dear brother of Lloyd Gibson, Gloria (Carl) Berfelz, Dean (Wendy) Gibson, Lynda (Barry) Long, Ray (Lynn) Gibson and Gary (Joan) Gibson. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and their families.

Predeceased by his parents William and Laura Gibson, brother Raymond in infancy, and father-in-law and mother-in-law William J. and Martha Winteringham.

Ken was employed by Standard Products (Cooper-Standard) in Mitchell until his retirement in November 1996.

Friends were received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, Mitchell on Friday, April 4 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. A private family service followed.

Memorial donations to the Diabetes Association, Cancer Society, Lung Association or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at

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