Obituaries

Due to families wishes, not all obituaries are listed.





Friday, January 27, 2023 - 11 am
Holy Family Church, Hanover
Beatrice Laura Beckberger, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover Care Centre, on Monday, January 23, 2023.  She was 89. Born in Brant Township on August 24, 1933, to the late Milton and Martha (nee Rody) Gateman. Many may remember Beatrice from her years working at P&H Foods (Exceldor), and her years as a faithful member of her church ... [Read more]



Friday, January 20, 2023 - 11 am
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
Gerald Kenneth Fidler passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 in his 88th year with his loving daughter and wife by his side. Gerry was born on May 31, 1935 and was the youngest of 9 children. His sister Marian "Esther" is the only surviving sibling. Lillian (Percy Martin), Harold (Pauline), Ivan (Joy), Clarence (Rita), ... [Read more]



Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 2-5 pm
MacDonald Residence
James Peter (aka “J.P.” or “Jim”) MacDonald of Hanover, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at the Hanover and District Hospital in his 76th year. Dearly missed by his beloved wife Eileen (Nee Russwurm, Dillon). Stepfather to Ron (Sherri) Dillon and Chad (Bridget) Dillon both of Walkerton. Proud step-grandfather ... [Read more]



Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 11 am
Holy Family Church - Hanover
Dorothy Marie Agombar, of Hanover, went home to be with the Lord with open arms on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the Hanover Care Centre. She was 104. Born on July 28, 1918 in Hanover to the late Joseph and Salome (nee Lobsinger) Bohnert. She is the last surviving member of her family. Dorothy loved music and painting (particularily oil ... [Read more]



Monday, January 16, 2023 - 11am
Salvation Army - Hanover
Patricia "Pat" Louise Preiss, of Hanover, went to be with her Lord and Saviour, surrounded by her loving family and friends at Chapman House Residential Hospice in Owen Sound on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. She was 77. Born in Walkerton on June 13, 1945 to the late Jerry and Ethel Liddel. Many people will remember Pat from her ... [Read more]




Cremation has taken place
Burnette "Nettie" Florence Emke, of Hanover, passed away surrounded by her family at Hanover and District Hospital, Hanover on Friday, January 6, 2023.  She was 87. Born in Hanover on December 4, 1935 to the late Christian and Mary (nee Zimmerman) Hilgendorff. Nettie was employed with Peerless Buckeye, Swifts and P and H ... [Read more]



January 1, 2023
2022 Mighton Funeral Home Memorial Remembrance Tribute   [Read more]



Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 7pm
New Apostolic Church - Hanover
Johanna Wilhemina de Gans (Storteboom) of Hanover passed away on Friday, December 30, 2022 in her 89th year. She was predeceased by her husband Philip de Gans and her son Eric de Gans. She is survived by her children Nancy (Dave), Frances (Ken), Ron (Reina), Richard (Gayle) and Susan (Scott). Cherished Grandma to Bradley, Pamela, Trevor, ... [Read more]



Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023 - 11 am
St. Paul's United Church - Walkerton
Ian Munro passed away at Brucelea Haven in Walkerton on December 30th, 2022,  in his 67th year after a lengthy battle with kidney disease and cancer. Ian is predeceased by his parents, Jim and Anna Munro. He is survived by his sister Peggy (Gary) Munro of Walkerton, nephew David (Jessica) Munro and great nephews Alex and Aiden and ... [Read more]




Cremation has taken place
John Craig Williams, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, December 29, 2022.  He was 77. John was born on September 28, 1945 in the USA. He eventually moved to Canada and settled in Hanover. He had a passion for history and knowledge. He will be missed by many family and friends as well as his work family at ... [Read more]



Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 11am
Mighton Funeral Home
  Ronald  "Ron" James MacDonald, of Walkerton, tragically after an accident in Effingham, Illinois on his way to visit family for the holidays, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2022.  He was 65. Born on January 12, 1957 in Durham Ontario to the late Calvin and Kathleen (nee Kirkpatrick) MacDonald. Ron was ... [Read more]



Friday, December 30, 2022 - 11:30 am
St. John's Lutheran Church - Elmwood
Everek “Ev” Frederick Monk, formerly of RR1 Elmwood, passed away at Hanover Care Centre, on Sunday, December 25, 2022. He was 80. Born in Hanover, Ontario, on June 20, 1942, to the late Alfred and Wilma (nee Sachs) Monk. Ev worked at many different jobs and careers over his lifetime. Some may remember him from his years working ... [Read more]



Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 1pm
Grace United Church, Hanover
Charlotte Colleen Price (nee Bird) September 13, 1934 - December 24, 2022   With heavy hearts, her family announces the passing of Colleen Price. With her son David and her daughter Cathie by her side, Colleen died peacefully on Christmas Eve. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Peter (October 15, 1931-February 15, 2009), Colleen ... [Read more]



Friday, December 30, 2022 - 2pm
Trinity Lutheran Church - Ayton
Betty Frances Weppler, of Ayton, passed away peacefully at Hanover and District Hospital, Hanover on Sunday, December 25, 2022. She was 82. Betty was born in Durham, Ontario on January 22, 1940 to the late William and Jane (nee Hopkins) Brown. She married Leroy Weppler and began her family. She  loved raising her children and was ... [Read more]



Private Family Services
Hanover Columbarium
William "Bill" Whitehead, of Hanover, passed away at The Village Senior's Community, Hanover on Friday, December 16, 2022.  Born in Hanover on April 22, 1941 to the late Stewart and Irene (nee Priebe) Whitehead. Bill was employed for over 38 years with Hanover Kitchens. He was a hard worker and enjoyed all his co-workers ... [Read more]




Cremation has taken place
                                Arthur Brent Aljoe, of Hanover, passed away suddenly at Hanover and District Hospital on Friday, December 16, 2022. He was 67. Born on May 30, 1955 in ... [Read more]



Friday, December 16, 2022 - 10-11 am
Victory Fellowship Baptist Church - Hanover
Murray Anderson Sherk passed away at Revera L.T.C. in Hanover, Ontario on December 7, 2022. He was 100. Son of the late Pearlous and Nellie (nee Anderson) Sherk. Murray was born September 8, 1922 on the family farm - Concession 12, in the former Bentinck Township. He attended Crawford Public School. Murray did not get the chance to attend ... [Read more]



Saturday, May 27, 2023 - 1-4pm
Durham Town Hall, Durham Ontario
On December 7th, 2022 Sharon Avery, in her 81st year, passed away at Durham Hospital peacefully surrounded by the love of her family. Sharon is predeceased by her husband Donald Avery and former husband, Peter Talbot.  Parents Permilla and Meredith Hyett, brothers; Blain, Jerry, Keith, Gary and James Hyett.  Sharon is survived ... [Read more]



Saturday, December 17, 2022 - 11 am
Hanover Cemetery, Hanover
Harvel "Harv" Murray Allen, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.  He was 88. Born in Hanover on July 18, 1934 to the late Joseph and Caroline (nee Mortley) Allen.  Harv was the youngest of 9 children. He was employed for many years at Smitty's in Hanover as well ... [Read more]



Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 2-4 pm
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
Nancy Lynn Thornton, in her 57th year, of Hanover, Ontario, formerly of Paisley, passed away on December 4, 2022 at St Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario. Nancy was born in Listowel, Ontario, on December 8, 1965, to the late Lloyd Thornton and Donna (nee Chittick) Eaton. Loving partner of Doug Kingston for 21 years, Nancy and ... [Read more]



Celebration of Life at a later date
Karen Pettigrew Gordon (nee Schenk), of Hanover, passed away suddenly after a brief illness with loved ones by her side at Hanover and District Hospital on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. She was 81. Karen was born on November 2, 1941 to the late George and Mary (nee Fleming) Schenk. She was the 3rd out of 7 children in her tight-knit family. ... [Read more]




Shirley Margaret Rush, of Elmwood, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, November 28, 2022. She was 84. Born in Owen Sound, Ontario, on September 19, 1938, to the late John and Sarah (nee Steinoff) Follis. Many may remember Shirley from her years working as a server and cook at Norm's Restaurant in Hanover, and then ... [Read more]




Joseph "Joe" Rands, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by love on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.  He was 75. Born in Flesherton on December 21, 1946 to the late William Reginald and Bertha (nee Waites) Rands. Joe enjoyed his tinkering and was most known for his small engine repairs and honest pricing. Survived ... [Read more]



Celebration at a later date
Neil Joseph MacDonald, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at The Village Senior's Community, Hanover on Friday, November 25, 2022. He was 64. Born on December 2, 1957 to the late Angus and Gladys MacDonald. Neil was employed as Custodial Staff with Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo for years until health complications prevented ... [Read more]



Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 11 am
St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church, Hanover
                           Velma Knapp (nee Leifso), of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Parkview Manor in Chesley on Saturday, November 26, 2022. She was 87. Born on November 10, 1935 in Brant Township to the late Gordon and Adeline (nee Frook) Leifso. Velma was ... [Read more]




Linda Marie Pfeffer, of Hanover, passed away suddenly after complications from a brief illness at Grey-Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Sunday, November 20, 2022. She was 70. Born on June 25, 1952 to the late Wilbert and Verna (nee Weber) Krueger. Linda had a great sense of humor and could be found cracking jokes just to get a reaction ... [Read more]



Friday, November 25, 2022 - 1-3 with sharing of memories at 2pm
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 130 - Hanover
                               Douglas "Doug" Bernard McQuaid, of Hanover, passed away with Emmy by his side at Hanover and District Hospital on Thursday, November 17, 2022. He was 81. Born in Toronto on January 26, 1941 to the late Clifford and ... [Read more]



Monday, November 21, 2022 - 11 am
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
William Arnold Corlett, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Hanover and District Hospital on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. He was 89. Born in Sullivan Township on December 3, 1932, to the late William and Myrtle (nee Boyce) Corlett. Arnold grew up with a hard work ethic, and loved growing up on the farm and life in the country. He worked ... [Read more]



Private Funeral Service
Angela Reay (nee Lowe), of Hanover, passed away at Hanover Care Centre, Hanover on Friday, November 11th, 2022 in her 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Wilmer Reay. Loving mother of Steve and Debi Reay, Brad and Charlotte Reay, Bruce and Nancy Reay, Roger Reay, and Megan and Jeff Schwehr. Cherished grandmother of Travis, Cassidy, Ryan, ... [Read more]




Celebration of Life Service at a later date
Tunkl, Annelene "Ann" of Ayton, resident of Rockwood Terrace in Durham, passed away November 9, 2022 in her 86th year. Born in Oberderdingen Germany on September 22, 1937 to the late Fritz and Eliese Mayer of Germany. Ann had a great passion for nature, sewing and cooking. But her favorite job was being the best Oma to her grandchildren. ... [Read more]



Saturday, November 19, 2022 - 11am
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
Carman Brears, of RR#2 Walkerton, went to be with the Lord and passed away peacefully at Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood on Tuesday, November 08, 2022. He was 57. Born on March 20, 1965 in Guelph, Ontario to the late Earl and Elizabeth "Beth" (nee Ritchie) Brears. Carman was employed with MaxEquine Feed in Durham for many ... [Read more]



Friday, November 11, 2022 - 1pm
Trinity Lutheran Church - Ayton
Paul Pfeffer, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Hanover and District Hospital on Tuesday, November 08, 2022.  He was 87. Born on April 9, 1935 on the farm in Ayton to the late Wilbert and Doretta (nee Wesch) Pfeffer. Paul was active in the Trinity Lutheran Church Choir and enjoyed playing cards. His favorite game was solo and ... [Read more]



Sunday, November 6, 2022 - 1-5
Flesherton Kinplex Hall
April 8, 1930 - November 1, 2022 “A gentleman and a gentle man who was loved by many” Born to Denis and Clara (Pelrine) Cashin, on April 8, 1930 in Port Felix, Nova Scotia. He worked in the shipyard in Halifax, and as an adventurous young man, was part of a crew sailing from Halifax to India. On his return, he settled in ... [Read more]



Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 11 am
St. John's Lutheran Church - Elmwood
Muriel "Lois" Ahrens, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Hanover and District Hospital on Thursday, October 27, 2022.  She was 99. Lois was born in Bentinck Township daughter of Wesley and Eva (Barbour) Magwood.  She was employed by MacMicking Motors for 15 years, a member of Malcolm Institute, the E.L.W. of St. ... [Read more]



Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 11 am
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
Kenneth Charles Knapp, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Hanover and District Hospital on Friday, October 28, 2022.  He was 77. Born in Knappville on August 21, 1945 to the late Earl and Christine (nee Krohn) Knapp. Ken was hard working and loved the outdoors. He could be found in the bush hunting, fishing or just enjoying the ... [Read more]




Inurnment in Hanover Cemetery
Irene Joan Fisher, of Hanover, passed away at her home in Hanover on Wednesday, October 26,  2022. She was 81. Born on February 28, 1941, in Walkerton, Ontario, to the late Gottlieb and Maria (nee Grobbenhoffer) Kurz. Irene worked for many years as a nurse at Durham Hospital, and Irene and her husband Alan were very involved in the ... [Read more]



Friday, October 28, 2022 - 1pm
Hope Community Church, Hanover
Zyan Winter Peters, of Hanover, passed away suddenly at Hanover and District Hospital on Sunday, October 23, 2022. She was 19. Born in Walkerton on January 28, 2003 to Charity (nee Peters) and Ronald McLellan. Zyan graduated from Walkerton District Secondary School and was a great friend to all that knew her. Survived by mother Charity ... [Read more]



Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 11 am - Live stream option as well
St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church - Hanover
The Reverend John Michael Polačok, of Hanover, passed away at the Hanover and District Hospital, on Thursday, October 20, 2022. He was 57. Born on July 13, 1965, in Homestead, Pennsylvania, to the late John and Joanne (nee Bretsnyder) Polačok. John had fond memories of his childhood growing up in Avon Lake, Ohio. He started his career ... [Read more]



Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 11 am
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery - Ayton
Florence Isabel Weltz of Ayton, passed away peacefully at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. She was 76. Florence was born on November 7, 1945 in Bentinck Township to the late Valentine and Caroline (nee Weidendorf) Kaufman. Florence had a warm personality and was well liked wherever she went. She easily made friends; ... [Read more]



Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 10:30 am
St. George's Anglican Church - 1049-4th Avenue East, Owen Sound
Donald "Don" Edward Tedford, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Saturday, October 15, 2022. He was 73. Born in Owen Sound on March 23, 1949 to the late William and Marjorie (nee Gilmore) Tedford. Don graduated from Fanshawe College with a diploma in Architectural Engineering and was the Director of Development ... [Read more]



Monday, October 17, 2022 - 1pm
Holy Family Catholic Church, Hanover
Diana Mae Stewart (nee Scott) passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 81 years of age. Born in Toronto on October 10, 1941, Diana grew up in the city with her 2 sisters and 3 brothers. She met her husband Hugh Stewart as a teenager and has now gone home to be with her lifelong best friend. She watches over her children Anthony Stewart ... [Read more]



Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 2pm
Hanover Missionary Church (628 11th St, Hanover)
Travis James Green, of Georgina, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 6, 2022.  He was 34. Born on September 15, 1988 in Egremont Township, to James Green and Jane Leroux. He was currently not working due to a recent hand injury, but previously enjoyed the construction field. Travis was a force to be reckoned with. He came into ... [Read more]



Private Family Services
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
We cannot imagine a world without our G'ma. Marj was a sassy, tough, and determined Hafermehl girl from Mildmay. She has been a positive role model to her daughters and granddaughters teaching them to be a beautifully kind person like her.  We will continue to smile at her great sense of humor. Marjorie Edith Turner 78, passed ... [Read more]




Private Family Inurnment
Huber James "Jim" Lahn, of Hanover, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Saturday, October 1, 2022. He was 89. Born in Hanover, Ontario, on December 20, 1932, to the late Norman and Carrie (nee Barkholtz) Lahn.  Jim was a former member of the Hanover Legion, the Hanover Lawn Bowling Club, and St. Matthew's Ev. ... [Read more]



Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 11 am
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
Isabelle Myrtle Stinson (nee McCracken), of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Hanover and District Hospital on Saturday, October 8, 2022. She was 85. Born in Glenelg Township on January 5, 1937 to the late Gordon and Margaret (nee McLean) McCracken. She was a member of the CWL with Holy Family Church in Hanover. Survived by children ... [Read more]



Friday, October 7, 2022 - Recorded
Ground Effects - Event Centre
VIDEO: Dr. Kerr William Clark Memorial Celebration & Words of Remembrance VIDEO: Slideshow Tribute   [Read more]



Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 11 am
Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Mildmay
Eleanor Irene Ditner (nee Walters), formerly of Mildmay, passed away peacefully at the Hanover and District Hospital on Thursday September 29, 2022 at the age of 83.  Beloved wife of the late Stan Ditner (June 1, 2022).  Loving and devoted  mother of Dave (Theresa) Ditner of Point Clark and Laurie (Pat) Reinhart of Elmira.  ... [Read more]



Private Family Inurnment
                          Maureen Anne Wilson, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Rockwood Terrace in Durham on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. She was 82. Born in Glasgow, Scotland on July 23, 1940 to the late James and Jane, “Jean” (nee Jeffrey) Curran. ... [Read more]



Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 1-3pm with Words of Remembrance at 3pm
Ground Effects - Event Centre
Dr. Kerr William Clark, 81, passed away September 21, 2022 at Hanover District Hospital (HDH) after a brave and dignified 2 year battle with cancer. He was born April 18, 1941 in Ayr, Scotland as the younger of 2 siblings.  Growing up in Stevenston, Scotland he was in the Boy’s Brigade, attended Ardrossan Academy, and played ... [Read more]



Monday, September 19, 2022 - 11-12 noon
Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover
Joyce Edith Wiseman (nee Schenk), of Hanover, passed away peacefully after a lengthy hospital stay at Hanover and District Hospital on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.  She was 88. Born in Normanby Township on April 22, 1934 to the late Menno and Laura (nee Weber) Schenk. Joyce worked alongside her husband on their dairy farm in Carrick ... [Read more]




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