HALLMAN: Audrey Marie (nee Ernst)

HALLMAN:  Audrey Marie (nee Ernst) – passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Sunday April 30, 2017 at the St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener.  Audrey Hallman of New Dundee in her 93rd year.

Beloved wife of 63 years to the late Joseph “Joe” Hallman who predeceased her January 29, 2013.  Loving mother of Andy & Barb of Cassel, Mike & Jan of New Hamburg, Pete of Brussels, Susan of Wolverton and Stephen & Carrie of Reaboro.  Sadly missed by her grandchildren Matt Hallman (Holly), Amy Hallman, Jessi Hallman (Frank), Levi Hallman, Danny Hallman, Stacey LeBlanc (Gary), Mel Snyder, Michael Hallman (Angie), Paul Hunter (Ashley), Jasmine Clarke (Scott), Peter Hallman, Jessica Charbonneau, Cole Hallman, Russell Hallman and great grandchildren Dorian, Justice, Silas, Matthias, Danika, Kelly, Alison, Kristin, Lauren, Jack, Chazen, Tanner, Jordan, Sabrina, Vance, Gabby, Kaven, Bryce, James, Roselyn, Melina.  Survived by her sister-in-law Mae Ernst.

Predeceased by her son Dan,  October 9, 2016 and grandson-in-law Shane Snyder.

Relatives & friends call at the Glendinning Funeral Home, 40 William St., Plattsville for memorial visitation on Friday from 6-8pm.  Memorial Service will be conducted at the Peace United Church, Plattsville on Saturday May 6, 2017 at 11:00am. Interment of Ashes in Memory Gardens, Kitchener.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Charity of One’s Choice (cheques accepted) and would be appreciated by the family.  Personal condolences can be sent at www.gffh.ca



BIERMAN: Doreen (nee Rickert)

BIERMAN: Doreen (nee Rickert) – passed away on April 24th at Grand River Hospital after a brief battle with cancer. She was cared for by the excellent staff at Grand River during her brief stay in the hospital. They helped bring dignity to her final hours.

She is in the hearts of her husband, Winston Burrill, daughter Lynn Buckley, son Brad Bierman, grandchildren Aaron Buckley, Andrea Buckley, Claire Bierman, and Erica Bierman. Step sons Mark Burrill, Kevin Burrill, step daughter Melanie Burrill, and step grandson Daniel. Doreen is survived by her Sister Linda Pfaff and her husband Don Pfaff. Preceded by her father Walter, mother Doris, and her brother Bob Rickert and wife Marg Rickert. Loving daughter in-law of the Bierman family of New Dundee.

The family would like to share an afternoon of fellowship and recognition of Doreen’s life with the people she touched in her 69 years on this planet at the New Dundee Community Centre on Sunday May 28, 2017 from 1-4 p.m.

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

MAGEE: Anita Kay (nee Noddin)

MAGEE: Anita Kay (Noddin) – passed away peacefully on Thursday April 20, 2017 at her residence Caresant Care Nursing Home, Woodstock. Anita Magee formerly of Princeton in her 86th year.

Beloved wife of the late Patrick Magee October 20, 2007.  Dear mother of Susan & husband Gord Chiasson of RR#2 Princeton and Harry & wife Donna of RR#2 Drumbo.  Sadly missed by her grandchildren Vicki and Travis, Lori and Jason, Patrick, Jesse, Shannon and Steve, and by her great grandchildren Kelsey, Kayley, Bryce & Ashton.

Predeceased by her brother Calvin Noddin & wife Jean and sister Marie & husband Howard Plumstead

Relatives and friends may call at the Glendinning Funeral Home, 40 William Street, Plattsville on Sunday April 24, 2017 from 2 – 4 p.m.  A Private family service will be conducted with interment in Windfall Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of ones choice (cheques accepted) and would be appreciated by the family.

HARVEY: Jennifer Ann “Jenny” (nee Becks)

Died of a life well lived in her 89th year, Jennifer Ann Harvey leaves behind a stern injunction to “write it down.” Jenny travelled through life with a writer’s eye. She never owned a cell phone, preferring the company of the person next to her.  She listened compassionately and so people found her a stimulating conversationalist.

Born in Banstead, Surrey, Jenny was the only child of a whimsical artist and ne’er-do-well father whose financial adventures kept the family on the margins. As a child, Jenny was often sent to the homes of friends and relatives for long periods of time: the best of these came in the tiny village of Postwick where she lived with three spinsters by the blacksmith’s forge. The village had changed little over the centuries and their cottage even lacked running water. It was there that Jenny danced the Maypole, first tended a little garden patch, slept under a thatch roof, and cried when the boys hunted the rooks and rabbits in the fields.

Notionally raised in the Church of England,  Jenny flirted with the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy before setting theology aside for good. That said, she had a soft spot for Saint Francis and traveled with a tiny Saint Christopher medal which she lost several times only to have it turn up in some impossible spot or be inexplicably returned by a stranger. Jenny loved the idea of guardian angels, but in her mind these were always women with smiles rather than men with swords. Patriarchy made her angry, but animals made her smile.  Jenny could never decide whether birds were more remarkable than trees or if it was the other way around. Being English, she loved the sea.

By the time she was 19, Jenny had entertained two proposals for marriage (at least, two that we know about), smoked for years, and was running with a pack of army dental officers, one of whom introduced her to the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (FitzGerald’s translation, of course). Having helped her mother run a hostel for the Canadian Legion War Services, Jenny was keen on the idea of immigrating and they  crossed the Atlantic together on the Queen Mary in 1948. When she left her country of birth for this one, she embraced it fully. Jenny loved England, but she was proud of Canada.

In 1958, Jenny married a handsome coworker. They honeymooned in the bitter Manitoba winter and dwelt in Montreal and Toronto before buying a dilapidated farmhouse near the village of Washington in 1966. Gow worked in town while Jenny took up farming, raising two sons and a flock of cats. Boys love collecting things — a fondness she shared – and her young sons curated an eclectic assemblage of shells, feathers, eggs, arrowheads, and fossils, all displayed in a repurposed china hutch painted a garish orange and rechristened “The Museum.” She created a miniature North Pole for them as well, but Santa and his coterie were all rendered entirely as felt mice. From there, it was a small step to Toad Hall: a 55 cubic foot dollhouse, now accompanied by an entire village of Edwardian mice. If Jenny could recommend to you just one book it would be Kenneth Grahame’s, The Wind in the Willows.

Jenny liked the idea that people are kept alive so long as they are remembered and she diligently teased the citizens of Washington out of the historical record and back to life in the pages of her book: she was 79 when Once Upon A Time in Washington was published for the Plattsville & District Heritage Society.  She has done similar work for her family, filling dozens of “Fampedia” binders with the records and recollections of people long since dead, but – through her efforts – not forgotten.

On a trip to England with her husband in 1995, Jenny returned to the town of Postwick which time had finally discovered. She was walking through the village, desperate to recall how it had been when she last saw it some 60 years before, when a car pulled up to offer assistance.
“Are you looking for something,” the driver asked.

“Yes, my childhood!”

There was a momentary pause before another, older, voice from deep in the car said, “Jennifer?”

Jennifer Harvey is predeceased by her husband, Gow. She will be missed by her sons Michael and Marcus; their wives, Catherine and Louise; and her grandchildren Alexandra (fiancé, Justin), Dylan, and Jennifer Ann.

Relatives & Friends are invited to a Memorial Visitation at the Glendinning Funeral Home 40 William St., Plattsville on Wednesday April 19, 2017 from 6-9pm.  There will be no funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Humane Society or the Sakura House (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the family.