William (Bill) Lloyd Baillie passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 at the age of 77. He farmed at RR 1 Monkton for over 50 years. Bill was born in Elma Township, a son of the late Mark and Wilda (Baker) Baillie. He was the owner of Wm. Baillie Silo Construction. Bill enjoyed spending time hunting and trapping.Bill was the beloved husband of the late Alice (Broughton) Baillie, who predeceased him in 1991; the loving father of Marie and Rick VanderVeen of Seaforth, Brenda Keats of Listowel, Lillian and Garry Van Poucke of Seaforth, Darlene and Mike Trapnell of Egmondville, Pauline and Kevin Raycraft of RR2 Wroxeter, and father-in-law of Connie Baillie of RR1 Monkton. He was the special grandpa of Tammy, Craig, Melissa, Ashley, Kirk, Leslie, Candace, Christina, Jacqueline, Michelle, Pat, Trevor, Tyler, Trenton and their spouses and great-grandpa of Payden, Ben, Justice, Deagan, Kayden, Wade, Aleah, Bryce and Annabel. Bill was the dear brother of Ken and Linda of Listowel, Audrey and Fred Ludington of Atwood, Maxine and Richard Adair of Listowel, Bob of Kitchener, John of Monkton, and Barry and Cheryl of Monkton and brother-in-law of Jack Sanburn of Gorrie. He will be fondly remembered by the Broughton family and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Lloyd, son-in-law Alfred Keats, grandchildren Sabrina, Justin, Scott, and Lindsey; his brother James and his sister Donna Sanburn. Bill's family invited relatives and friends to share their memories on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood where the service to celebrate his life was held on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. George Russell officiating. Spring interment will be in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca
Bill Burke of Listowel, and formerly of Atwood, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 at the age of 81. He was born in Listowel, a son of the late Glenn and Alma (Forrest) Burke.Bill was a member of Atwood Presbyterian Church where he had served as elder and clerk of session. He was a member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows Atwood Lodge No. 332 and a life member of the Avon Oddfellows Lodge No. 41. Bill also served as a director of Elma Mutual Insurance.Bill was the beloved husband of Daryl (McAllister) Burke, whom he married in 1976; and the dear brother of Helen Hanna of Listowel. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews Doug and Vickie Hanna of Gravenhurst, Ron and Brenda Hanna of Milverton, Pauline Hanna of Stratford, Diane and Jack Gabel of RR 1 Listowel and his cousin Bob and wife Isobel Burke of London. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law Elwood Hanna. Bill's family invited relatives and friends to share their memories at the Atwood Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, Jan. 13 from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the funeral service to celebrate his life at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Cathrine Campbell officiating. Spring interment will be in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital, Atwood Presbyterian Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca
Madeline (Maudie) Hamilton of Toronto, formerly of Listowel, passed away peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 at the age of 97. She was born in Listowel, a daughter of the late Henry and Martha (Ash) Thedorff.Maudie was the beloved wife of the late Bill Hamilton, who predeceased her in 2001; the loving mother of Bill and Carlyne Hamilton of Scarborough; and the special grandma of Dan and Barbara and their son Scott of Scarborough, Jamie and Heather and their daughter Madelyn of Brooklin, and Lindsay Hamilton and fiancé Mo. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Maudie was predeceased by her son Jim and his wife Mary. She was the last surviving member of her family, being predeceased by her brothers and sisters Charlie, Sayde, Minnie, Christopher, Ellie and Roy.Maudie's family invited relatives and friends to share their memories on Wednesday, Jan. 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood, where the funeral service to celebrate her life was held on Thursday Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michelle Owens officiating. Spring interment will be in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Elma Centre Cemetery or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca
Simon DeKok of RR 3 Listowel passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, two days after his 79th birthday.Simon was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to Karel and Clasina (VandenBroek) DeKok. In 1952, he immigrated to Canada with his young bride of two weeks. He adventured into many things throughout his life, but his love for God and his family were the most important to him.Simon is reunited with his wife Jean (Onnink) DeKok (2003). He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Carl DeKok of Kurtzville, Harriet and Vern Noseworthy, Jeany Willfong, Herman and Maxine DeKok, and Marian Newbigging, all of Listowel, Linda (Ghislain) DeKok, and Judy DeKok and her friend Scott, all of B.C., Harvey and Lorie DeKok of Lucan, and Cheryl and Chuck Davis of Kitchener.He was the grandfather of Amy, Joseph, Jon, Anita, Ashley, Michelle, Carrie, Tessa, Trevor, Amanda, Daniel, Jordan, Andrew, Blake, Jessica, Bryan, Krystal, Cody, Brandon, and Emily, and great-grandfather of Coda, Bronyaur, Kailynn, Carly, Hanna, Sam, Colby, and Carson.Simon will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives in the Netherlands, Canada, and United States. He was the brother of Ina and Art Vlasblom of Shelburne, and Karel and Truus DeKok of Rotterdam, Netherlands.He was predeceased by his grandsons Jeremy DeKok and Johnathon DeKok, his son-in-law Rick Willfong, parents Karel and Clasina DeKok, and by his sister Janny VanderGraaf. Visitation was held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Listowel, on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.Memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated.The family thanks Dr. Latuskie and the CCAC team for their care and compassion.Online condolences may be left at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca.
Verna Crawford of RR 1 Monkton passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 at the age of 88. She was born in Logan Township, a daughter of the late William and Agnes (Melville) McNaught. Verna was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Monkton where she had served as record secretary for over 30 years. She was a former member of the Moncrief Women's Institute and Atwood Senior Citizens. Verna was the beloved wife of the late Ken Crawford, who predeceased her in 2003; the loving mother of Harvey and Evelyn Crawford of Kitchener, Lloyd and Shirley Crawford of Stratford, Agnes and Joe Udvari of Woodstock, Janet and James Keenleyside-Richter of London, Donald and Beth Crawford of Brussels and mother-in-law of Joe and Dianne Brown of Tillsonburg. She was the special grandma to 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and the dear sister of Ken and his wife Marion McNaught of Mississauga and Agnes Ward of Stratford. Verna will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Marilyn, granddaughter Lori Hewitt, sisters Janet and her husband Grayson Richmond, Florence and her husband Edwin Drager, brothers Sterling and his wife Bertha McNaught, Melville and his wife Irene McNaught and brother-in-law Clarence Ward. Verna's family invited relatives and friends to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood on Monday, Jan. 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate her life was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Monkton on Tuesday Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Theresa McDonald-Lee officiating. Spring interment will be in North Logan Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital or Knox Presbyterian Church, Monkton would be appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca