BALDWIN: Michael Nash

BALDWIN: Michael Nash (Oct 5, 1940 – December 10, 2018) after a long struggle with melanoma, at home, peacefully, in his wife’s arms.  He is survived by Colleen, his wife of 54 years, siblings Peter (Penny), Melody (Bill), and Tom (Diane), his sons John (Elizabeth) and Andrew (Sally). His heart was broken to lose his daughter Robin (Paul) in March of this year.  His beloved grandchildren include Kate, Teskey, James, Mairin, Isabel, Zoe, and Paige.

Mike grew up in London and his family summered in Port Stanley, which is where he met and fell in love with Colleen.  They married in 1964.  Mike graduated in 1962 from the Ontario College of Art in Industrial Design, which was a perfect match for his passions of the technical and the artistic.  These passions led his career in many diverse directions.  He worked at Electrohome designing detached lighting, winning several awards for his designs.  He taught Industrial Design at Conestoga College for a time, but his desire to create inspired him to leave the classroom.  He and Colleen moved to New Dundee, into a house that he had designed. They started Second Century Furniture, where they sold custom furniture that Mike had designed and built by hand himself.  Changing course yet again, they started Treen in 1980, building carved wood signs.  Mike ran this business until son John took it over, and Mike was then free to pursue his other passions of building mahogany boats and later, model airplanes. As he often said, he didn’t know what he wanted to do when he grew up.

Mike lived a life full of joy, creativity, and service.  He was the Charter President of the New Dundee Optimist Club in 1976, to which he belonged and served for the rest of his life.  His circle of friends was vast and deep, and just how many people Mike knew never failed to surprise his children and friends.  His creativity and generosity were shared with everyone, and the thousands of things he built were given freely to those he cared about. Everything Mike built was a piece of art, his attention to detail was exquisite, and his spirit will live on through everything he created.

Mike’s love of his family was also his passion, and he was fiercely devoted and committed to Colleen, his kids, and his grandchildren.  He always helped and guided them – building a myriad of projects, construction and home renovations, starting businesses, flying model airplanes, and playing silly games.  His curiosity about everything was infectious, and his loyalty was unfailing.  His sense of humour and laughter lifted us all, and he was a teacher and inspiration in so many ways.  We will miss him.

At his request, cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations in memoriam can be made to Sakura House Hospice, Woodstock.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Glendinning Funeral Home, Plattsville.

MEYER: Bonnie Germaine

Meyer: Bonnie Germaine – passed away peacefully on Sunday December 9, 2018 at the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Bonnie Meyer of Bright in her 76th year.

Loving mother of Jennifer (David) Gillingham of Goulais River, Michael of Kitchener, James (Tammi) of Paris and David (Kayleen) of Plattsville. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Jeffrey (Tiffany) Gillingham, Andrew (Katelle) Gillingham, Zackary Meyer, Molly Meyer, Aidan Meyer, Lexi Meyer and great grandchildren Myles and Weston Gillingham.  Companion of Larry Engel of Bright.  Survived by her brother Lorne Ray, sisters Colene Hutchison, Randi (Manning) Mugford, Karen (Ray) Hauser.  Dear friend Norma Gale, Sue Beilstein, Dale Buller and Cathy Thompson.  She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Bonnie’s Life will take place at the Edelweiss Tavern,  600 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener on Sunday December 16, 2018 from 2-5 pm.   Donations in memory of Bonnie may be made to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, 835 King St. W., Kitchener, ON.  N2G 1G3.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Glendinning Funeral Home, Plattsville.

FENN: Edward G.

FENN: Edward G. – passed away peacefully on Friday December 7, 2018 in his 94th year at Cassellholme, North Bay.

Predeceased by the love of his life Laura Jean (nee Rennick). Father of Dave (Pat), Victoria Harbour, and Donald (Linda), North Bay. Ed is lovingly remembered by 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Born in Plattsville Ontario, Ed was the last remaining child of Gillis and Mabel Fenn. Predeceased by sisters Margaret (Allie Everts) and Marion (Jim Rennick) and brothers Graham (Alma) and Jim (Reta).

Ed was a member of the Perth Regiment during WWII and served overseas in Italy, Belgium and Holland as a wireless operator and dispatch rider. He enjoyed working with the Federal Department of Agriculture Inspections Branch, especially his posting to North Bay and wonderful times with mom, family and friends at the family cottage.

Ed will be laid to rest in Chesterfield Cemetery, RR#1 Bright, ON

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Glendinning Funeral Home, Plattsville   519-684-7409

 

FRASER: Sandra Lee (nee McMahen)

FRASER: Sandra Lee (nee McMahen) – passed away peacefully on Thursday November 29, 2018.  Sandra Fraser of Brantford in her 73rd year.

Beloved wife of William “Bill” Fraser whom she married August 27, 1966.  Loving mother of Shona & her husband Chris Dezell of Princeton and the late Cameron (October 20, 2016).  Sadly missed by her grandchildren Ethan, Spencer and Dillon.  Survived by her brother Dave McMahen & wife Laurie of Gobles.

Predeceased by her parents Wes & Leone McMahen.

Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 6-9p.m. Cremation has taken place.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Glendinning Funeral Home, Plattsville.

 

 

 

HALLMAN: Isabel (nee Baird)

HALLMAN: Isabel (nee Baird) passed away peacefully on Sunday November 18, 2018 at the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, Isabel Hallman formerly of RR#1 Bright in her 99th year.

Beloved wife of the late Russell C. Hallman who predeceased her April 1, 2005.  Loving mother of the late Russell (2013) (Donna) of Waterloo, Ruth Hallman of Kitchener, Peter (Linda) of Kitchener and the late Susan (2003).  Sadly missed by her grandchildren David Hallman (Julianne) their children Abby, Josiah & Caleb; Laurie Stobo (Scott) their children Andrea Edwards (Marcus), Emma, Matthew and Bethany; Sara Middleton (Chris) their children Jude and Ethan; Anne Anderson (Trevor) their children Nathaniel and Finley; Heidi Meier (Matt) their daughter Lucie; Stephen Hallman (Alicia) and Lisa Moore (Mike).  Dear sister of Agnes Reist (George) (2005) and sister-in-law of Peter Gordon & Marjorie Hallman.

Predeceased her parents Robert & Rose (Bond) Baird, brothers Tom (Hazel), Robert (Jean), sisters Margaret Smith (Ken), Jean Cox (John), Faith Neudoerffer (Fred), and Ruth in infancy, by sons-in-law David & Gerald.

The Funeral Service will be conducted in the Peace United Church, Plattsville on Thursday November 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.  Interment to follow in Chesterfield Cemetery followed by a reception at Peace United Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Parkinson Foundation or Peace United Church (cheques accepted) and would be appreciated by the family.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Glendinning Funeral Home, Plattsville.

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