Obituaries

Due to families wishes, not all obituaries are listed.





Sunday, January 21, 2024 - 1-4pm
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 130 - Hanover
Michael John McCleary, of Neustadt, passed away at SBGHC-Walkerton on Sunday, December 24, 2023. He was 69. Born in Burlington to the late John and Lorna (nee Melmer) McCleary Michael was employed in the Parks and Rec Department for many years with the City of Burlington. After moving to Grey County, he settled down to enjoy family and ... [Read more]



Tuesday, January 2, 2024 - 2-4 & 6-8 pm
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
James  "Jim" Shields, of Walkerton, passed away suddenly at his home in Walkerton on Tuesday, December 26, 2023.  He was 62. Born in Toronto on March 8, 1961 to the late John and Molly Ann (nee Wilkin) Shields. Jim enjoyed working with the Municipality of Brockton as a Custodial Maintenance Worker for the last 38 years. ... [Read more]



Saturday, January 6, 2024 - 11am
Holy Family Church, Hanover
Nancy Mary Stroeder (nee Hartman), of RR#3 Clifford, passed away peacefully at North Wellington Healthcare in Palmerston on Wednesday, December 27, 2023.  She was 77. Born on October 7, 1946 to the late Ralph and Clara (nee Dietrich) Hartman. Nancy was a Registered Nurse for many years and worked in a variety of places like the Birmingham ... [Read more]



Friday, December 29, 2023 - 1pm
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
Geertje (Gertie) Neeltje Schinkel, of Hanover, passed away at Bluewater Rest Home in Zurich on Thursday, December 21, 2023 in her 93rd year.  The Lord called our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother in to his eternal love and joy.  Born in Utrecht, Holland on April 15, 1930.  Daughter of the late Huibert (Martha) ... [Read more]



Thursday, December 28, 2023 - 11 am
Mighton Funeral Home
Annette Marie Loder, of Hanover, passed away at SBGHC-Walkerton on Thursday, December 21, 2023.  She was 57. Born on September 17, 1966 in Durham, Ontario to the late Lawrence "Larry" and Wanda (nee Merrifield) Rowe. Many will remember her for her gentle nature and smile. She was employed with Schultz's Bakery. Devoted ... [Read more]




We sadly announce the passing of James (Jim) Henry McCoy (born January 3rd, 1934), who passed away surrounded by his family on December 16th, 2023. Jim leaves behind his wife, Sarah (Sally) McCoy, daughter Teri (Mark Robins), son Brad (Gloria), grandchildren Megan (Jeffrey Haug), Anisa and Brendan, two great grandchildren, Declan and Rylie, ... [Read more]



Private Family Services
Joe Ward & Bruce Ward It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear brothers Bruce Ward on November 9, 2023 in Mexico and Joe Ward on December 12, 2023 in Abbotsford, B.C. Predeceased by their parents Gavin and Verna (nee Stoddart) Ward and brothers Walter and Gavin Ward. Fondly remembered by their brother Jack ... [Read more]



Friday, December 15, 2023 - 11 am
Holy Family Church, Hanover
Bernard Henry Eckert, born on October 5, 1932 near Tramping Lake, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully in his sleep, on December 12, 2023, at the age of 91, under the exemplary care of the staff at The Village Long Term Care in Hanover, Ontario.  Bernie had fond memories of growing up on the family farm in Tramping Lake. Bernie left ... [Read more]



Saturday, December 16, 2023 - 11 am
Hanover Missionary Church (628 11th St, Hanover)
Robert William Charles"Chuck" Fletcher, of Hanover, passed away peacefully and was greeted by the Lord in Heaven at Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, December 11, 2023.  He was 87. Born in Woodstock, Ontario on February 26, 1936 to the late Robert and Hannah (nee Scott) Fletcher. Robert, better known to many as Chuck ... [Read more]



Private Family Services
Inurnment Shiloh Cemetery, Chatsworth
Mildred Wilma "Winnie" Schaak, of Hanover, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, December 3, 2023.  She was 78. Born in Owen Sound on February 16, 1945 to the late Adolph and Viola (nee Crampton) Schopf. Better known as Wilma, she was employed with Schnieders as a Domestic Engineer. She was a member of ... [Read more]



Thursday, November 30, 2023 - 4-7pm
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
Richard Earl Arthur Moore, of RR#2 Walkerton, passed away peacefully with dignity at Hanover and District Hospital surrounded by his family on Friday, November 24, 2023. He was 72. Born in Hanover on July 25, 1951 to the late Arthur and Adele (nee Pegelo). Richard was the founder of R. Moore Construction and enjoyed his time playing with ... [Read more]



Private Family Services
Howard Weber, formerly of Neustadt, passed away at SBGHC-Walkerton, Brockton on Thursday, November 16, 2023.  He was 82. Born in Mildmay, Ontario to the late Edgar and Evelyn Weber. Howard enjoyed life as a farmer as well as trucking for New Life Mills for 48 years. Survived by sons Keith Weber of Hong Kong and Jeffrey Weber ... [Read more]



Private Family Services
Jean Marie Wright, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Hanover and District Hospital on Thursday, November 16, 2023. She was 83. Born in Chesley to the late Eldon and Luella (nee Weltz) Krause. Jean was employed for many years at both Buckeye Factory as well as Hanks Food Basket. She enjoyed people and treasured time with her family. Survived ... [Read more]




Private Family Inurnment
Brian Michael Cerutti, of Hanover, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, November 12, 2023. He was 73. Born on April 11, 1950 in Sault Ste. Marie to the late Attilio and Adeline (nee Fera) Cerutti. Brian will be fondly remembered by his past students and colleagues during his time as a teacher at Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton. ... [Read more]



1951-2023
It is with heartfelt sadness we mourn the loss of our loved one John Edgar Diehl 1951-2023. John courageously fought a lengthy battle with jawbone cancer and severe radiation complications. His quality of life fading, hope lost, he chose his death day. Surrounded by his loving family in the comfort of his home assisted by MAID, John departed ... [Read more]



Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 2-4 & 6-8 pm
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
David Lloyd Chittick, of Hanover, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 05, 2023.  He was 81. Born in Hanover on March 4,1942 to the late Lloyd and Evelyn (nee Witte) Chittick.  At a young age, Dave created his own band called “Dave Chittick and the Country Pals”.  Over the years he played at many public, ... [Read more]



Friday, November 10, 2023 - 11 am
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Dorothy Jean Snarr, 95 years, on November 2 2023 at Rockwood Terrace in Durham, Ontario. Dorothy was the daughter of William and Edna Trelford (nee Hammond), and was born on December 9th, 1927. As a younger person, she helped on the family farm and was an expert horse handler. Dorothy ... [Read more]



Friday, November 3, 2023 - 11 am
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
Hinke "Helen" Klaver, of Hanover, passed away peacefully after singing her favourite hymns with family by her side, at Hanover and District Hospital, on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. She was 91. Born in Workum, Holland, on August 6, 1932, to the late Tjipke and Baukie (nee Visser) Bouwman. Helen worked for many years at the Hanover ... [Read more]



Friday, November 3, 2023 - 10:30 am Mass, 12-2 pm Celebration
Holy Family Church, Hanover
Celima Margaret Mary Swailes, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital, on Sunday, October 29, 2023 in her 80th year. Born in Midland, daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret (Vallee) Pelletier.  Many will remember Celima and her friendly smile during her many years working at McDonald’s in Owen Sound and Hanover, ... [Read more]



Private Family Inurnment
Lois Jean Munro, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Hanover and District Hospital on Friday, October 27, 2023. She was 83. Born in Hanover on January 23, 1940 to the late Ivan and Norma (nee Weber) Alexander. Lois was employed at a variety of places like Buckeye Factory and Triangle Discount, but her favorite career was raising her ... [Read more]



Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - 7pm
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
Paula Marie Wiersma (nee McIntee), of Durham, passed away suddenly at the Louise Marshall Hospital in Mount Forest on Monday, October 23, 2023 in her 58th year. Paula loved traveling, scuba diving and entertaining friends around the fire pit. She had a wicked sense of humor and loved laughing and joking. She was an avid lover of music ... [Read more]



Sunday, October 29, 2023 - 2pm
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
Donna Carol Maine, of Ayton, passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Long Term Care in Listowel on Thursday, October 19, 2023.  She was 80. Born on February 22, 1943 to the late Ellis and Jean (nee Carruthers) Weber. Donna enjoyed the hard work of farm life and even more raising her children. She was a devoted and caring teacher. ... [Read more]



Saturday, November 11, 2023 - 10:30 am
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
Harry Alfred Driedger, of Hanover, passed away at Chesley Hospital on Tuesday, October 17, 2023. He was 92. Born in Leamington, Ontario, on December 12, 1930, to the late Jacob and Agnes (nee Dick) Driedger. He married the love of his life, Margaret Tiessen on Oct 3, 1953, and together they enjoyed raising their family while working on ... [Read more]




Barbara Ann MacDonald, of Hanover, passed away after a lengthy illness at her home on Thursday, October 5, 2023.  She was 67. Born in Chesley, Ontario on August 7, 1956 to Ken MacDonald and the late Dorothy (nee Letteau) MacDonald. Barbara worked at Dickies Factory for many years until her retirement. Survived by her father Ken ... [Read more]



Friday, October 13, 2023 - 11am
Holy Family Church, Hanover
Loretta Susanna Montag, of Hanover, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, October 5, 2023. She was 84.  Born on August 26, 1939 to Leo and Gertrude (nee Kupferschmidt) Grubb. Loretta was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She enjoyed farm life, and working in her garden.  She quite enjoyed dancing, ... [Read more]



Wednesday, October 11, 2023 - 11 am
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
Lavina Fritz, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Hanover Care Centre on Saturday, October 7, 2023. She was 98. Born in Normanby Township, daughter of the late George and Emma (nee Becker) Lantz. She enjoyed farm life and loved working side by side with Lloyd. When she wasn’t working outside, she was in the kitchen cooking, baking ... [Read more]



To be held at a later date
Mary Josephine "Jo" McQueen, of Hanover, passed away suddenly at Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, October 2, 2023.  She was 77. Born in Arthur on May 21, 1946 to the late Alfred and Eileen Green. Mary thrived in taking care of people and so it was a no brainer for her to become a Nurse. She was employed with the ... [Read more]



Private Family Services
Ruth Marie Gerth formerly of Linwood, passed away peacefully at The Village Senior's Community in Hanover on Friday, September 29, 2023. She was 91.  Born in Wellesley Township on July 22, 1932 to the late John and Anna (nee Lantz) Koenig. Ruth worked at various places until raising her children. She enjoyed in her later life ... [Read more]



Monday, October 2, 2023 - 11 am
Hanover Missionary Church, Hanover
John Lowell Shantz, of Arthur, passed away unexpectedly at Caressant Care Nursing Home in Arthur on Thursday, September 28, 2023. He was 89 years old. Born on December 8, 1933 in Waterloo Township, to the late John and Ida (nee Bechtel) Shantz, Lowell was a retired electrician and worked for IBEW Local 804 for many years until retiring. ... [Read more]



Saturday, October 7, 2023 - 12-3pm with Memories shared at 2pm
Royal Canadian Legion - Hanover
With her family at her side, Donna Marie Dentinger of Hanover passed away peacefully in her 80th year, after an absolutely courageous battle with a respiratory illness on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at the Hanover and District Hospital. Donna was born and raised in Owen Sound on March 27, 1944. After graduation she was employed for ... [Read more]



Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 11am
Teeswater Cemetery


Friday, September 29, 2023 - 2-7pm
Lamlash Hall, Bentinck Township
Irmgard Elisabeth Zimmermann, of RR#1 Elmwood, passed away peacefully at SBGHC-Walkerton on Friday, September 22, 2023. She was 85. Born in Zurich Switzerland on January 7, 1938 to the late Walter and Rosa (nee Rothacher) Renggli. Better known as Elisabeth, she and her late husband Adolf owned and operated a Restaurant in Switzerland for ... [Read more]



Family Inurnment
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Steven Sheldon Clark on September 22, 2023. Much loved husband of Bonnie Clark (nee Waller) for 38 years. The best, loving father to Jennifer (Brandon) Earnest. Proudest grampy to Taryn Earnest. Son in law of Ruby Waller. Predeceased by his mother Kathleen Clark, father ... [Read more]




Private Family Inurnment
James "Jim" Francis Collins, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Hanover and District Hospital on Saturday, September 16, 2023. He was 82. Born in Hanover on January 26, 1941 to the late Francis and Ruby (nee Johnson) Collins. Jim was employed with Desco as the sales and counter associate. He was a member of St. Andrew's ... [Read more]




Scattering at a later date
Henry Pomersbach, of Hanover, (formerly of Shelburne, ON) passed away peacefully at Hanover and District Hospital in Hanover on Tuesday, September 12, 2023. He was 69. Born on November 11, 1953 to the late John and Anna Pomersbach. After taking up residency in Toronto, Henry moved to Shelburne and then followed to Hanover. Henry was employed ... [Read more]



Wednesday, September 13, 2023 - 11 am
Holy Family Church, Hanover
Shirley Ann Georgina Ruetz, of Walkerton, passed away peacefully at Brucelea Haven in Walkerton on Saturday, September 9, 2023. She was 83. Born in Hanover on November 19, 1939 to the late David and Mildred (nee Hodder) Campbell. Shirley worked along side her husband with SunLife Financial as his bookeeper. Family was everything! Her pride ... [Read more]



Saturday, September 16, 2023 - 11 am
Holy Family Church, Hanover
Rosemary Barbara Murphy, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at The Village Seniors Community Centre on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at the age of 92. Born in Normanby at the Scoles family farm on December 3, 1930 to the late William and Mildred (nee Helm).  Rosemary married John Murphy on August 15th, 1953 at St. Peter's Church ... [Read more]




Private Family Inurnment
Steven Lorne Schmidt, of Chesley, passed away suddenly at home on  Friday, September 08, 2023.  He was 59. Born in Hanover on June 24, 1964 to Marlene (nee Becker) and the late Ralph Schmidt.  Survived by his mother Marlene (nee Becker) Schmidt of Hanover. Dear brother of Stan (Danielle) Schmidt of Australia and Lynda ... [Read more]




Celebration at a later date
Mitchell Leonard James Cordery, of Hanover, passed away suddenly at Grey-Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.  He was 30. Born in Owen Sound on January 9, 1993 to Margaret (nee Bachiu) and Bruce Cordery. Mitchell enjoyed working with his hands and especially loved woodworking in his spare time when not ... [Read more]



September 1, 2023 - 11:30 am
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
Grace Mabel Newton, of Hanover, passed away suddenly at her residence on Monday, August 28, 2023. She was 70. Born in Walkerton, Ontario, on December 25, 1952, to the late Roy and Esther (nee Klaholz) Newton. Grace was a kind and quiet lady that enjoyed the simple things in life.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, ... [Read more]




Robert Berkley Jank, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at his home after a short battle with cancer on Friday, August 25, 2023.  He was 86. Born in Hanover on July 25, 1937.Robert was employed by Knechtel Furniture and Sklar Peppler as their purchasing agent and ended his career as a sales agent with McIntee Real Estate. Bob was ... [Read more]



Visitation Tuesday, August 22, 2023 - 2-5 pm
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
Burton Earl Talbot, of Hanover, passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Thursday, August 17, 2023.  He was 92. Born in Flesherton on February 24, 1931, to the late Lloyd and Margaret (nee Best) Talbot.  Burton was raised on a farm near Flesherton. He started working out West on the harvest exchange as a farm hand in the early ... [Read more]



Saturday, August 26, 2023 - 11 am
Holy Family Church, Hanover
Daniel James Murphy, of RR#2 Walkerton, passed away at Grey-Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Thursday, August 17, 2023. He was 66. Born in Hanover on August 29, 1956, to John and Rosemary (nee Scoles) Murphy.  Many people will remember Danny from his 40+ years of service working at Bruce Power as a Nuclear Operator.  Danny ... [Read more]



Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 11am
The Parish Hall (212 Con Road 12, Formosa)
Bruce Stanley Joseph Kissner, of Hanover, passed away suddenly of heart failure at Hanover and District Hospital on Friday, August 11, 2023. He was 82. Born in Kingsville, Essex County on Christmas Day, 1940 to the late Wilfred and Jean (nee Hamilton) Kissner. Bruce called himself a ‘bean counter’ and had different careers ... [Read more]



Thursday, August 17, 2023 - 11 am
Holy Family Church, Hanover
Walter William Ellig of Hanover, passed away peacefully at the Hanover Hospital on August 9th 2023 with family at his side. He was 86 years old. He was devoted to and cherished by his wife, family and his faith. Wally was born April 7th 1937 to the late Jerome and Matilda Ellig. Wally enjoyed his working careers, as first a barber then ... [Read more]




Judith "Judy" Irene Thomson, of Ayton, passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her at Chapman House Residential Hospice in Owen Sound on Saturday, August 05, 2023.  She was 73. Born in England, UK on March 25, 1950 to the late Edgar and Myrtle (nee Budd) Swift. Judy had a beautiful aura about her and loved her ... [Read more]




Private Family Graveside Services
Julia Elizabeth Rose Byers, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at The Village Senior's Community, Hanover on Tuesday, August 8, 2023. She was 96. Born in Normanby Township on March 26, 1927 to the late George and Freida (nee Weigel) Seim. Many will remember Julia or Mrs. Byers as a Teacher for Normanby Central Community School for ... [Read more]




Private Family Inurnment
Dianne Elizabeth Speer, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at McVean Lodge in Hanover, August 3, 2023. She was 70. Born on July 23, 1953 in Chesley to the late John "Jack" and Hazel (nee Collins) Speer. Dianne held numerous roles at the Royal Bank over her dedicated 34 years of service before she retired. She was a quiet, private ... [Read more]



Friday, August 11, 2023 - 11 am
Holy Family Church, Hanover
Allan Anthony Poechman, of RR#2 Walkerton, passed away peacefully at SBGHC-Walkerton on Wednesday, August 2, 2023.  He was 92. Allan was born in Brant Township on May 30, 1931 and spent his whole life on the south line between Hanover and Walkerton. In his earlier years, he would deliver milk all around Walkerton, while expanding ... [Read more]




Private Family Inurnment
Ralph Walter Huckle, of Hanover, passed away peacefully free from Alzheimers at Hanover and District Hospital on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. He was 85. Born in Walkerton on March 9, 1938 to the late John and Alma (nee Baetz) Huckle.  Ralph was employed in the Poultry Division as Vice President and General Manager at Maple Leaf Foods ... [Read more]




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