SIMPSON: Howard Stanley “Howie”

SIMPSON: Howard Stanley – passed away suddenly in Sanford, Florida on Saturday February 2, 2019. Howie Simpson of Drumbo in his 86th year.

Beloved husband of the late Loretta (McKnight) who predeceased him November 11, 2011.  Dear father of Garey & wife Donna of Ipperwash and Karen Baker of Plattsville.  Sadly missed by his grandchildren Anthony & Deanna, Marlin & Tammy, Cheryl, Randy & Alison, Dawn & Darren, Matt & Paulette and by his 17 great grandchildren.  Survived by his brother Peter & wife Diana of RR# 4 Bright and sister-in-law Blanche of New Hamburg.

Predeceased by his brothers Jim (2001) and Wes (1988) and his wife Marg (2018).

Howie’s requested all arrangements to remain private.  Interment will take place in the Drumbo Cemetery.  Memorial donations in his memory directed to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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



Klassen: Peter – passed away suddenly on Thursday January 31, 2019 at his residence.  Peter Klassen of Kitchener and formerly of Simcoe & Port Rowan in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of Sara Helen “Sadie” (Dueck) Klassen whom he married August 4, 1956.  Dear father of Lois & husband James Nickel of Winnipeg, Ren & wife Joy of Kitchener and the late Patricia (October 24, 2018) and husband Tony Bouk of Tillsonburg.   Sadly missed by his 6 grandchildren Michael, Trish & Daniel, Joshua & Aiglee, Brittany, Luke, Ezra & great grandson Kingsley. Survived by his brothers John & wife Alita of St. Jacobs and Tom & wife Lydia of St. Williams, by his sisters Anne & husband Abe Toews and Martha & husband Dick Morgan all of Simcoe and by sister-in-law Helen of St. Catharines.

Predeceased by his parents Jacob & Helen (Unger) Klassen, by brothers J.P & Anne, Henry, Nick & Annie, Herman, Ed, Walter and by sisters Helen & Cornie Friesen and Mary & Abe Petkau.

Relatives and friends may call at the Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church 19 Ottawa St., N., Kitchener on Monday February 4, 2019 from 12-1:45pm followed by the funeral service at 2:00pm.  Reception to follow.  Private family interment will take place in the Fairview Cemetery, Port Rowan on Tuesday February 5, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gideons or to a local Church of your choice (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the family.

 Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Glendinning Funeral Home 40 William St., Plattsville.

SCHAGENA: Pauline (nee Sehl)

SCHAGENA: Pauline (nee Sehl) – lovingly surrounded by her four children, Pauline passed away on Jan. 30, 2019 at the age of 74.

Reunited with her beloved husband Wayne (Shag) 2012, grandson Cole, parents Harry and Kathleen Sehl and brother George.

Cherished mother to Mark (Sharilou), Michelle (Jeff Glendinning), Sheri (Greg Brow) and Nicole (Mike Ambeau). Nannie to Courtney (Owen), Riley, Alisha, Emily, Taylor and Paige. Loving sister to Nancy Kazarian.  Daughter in law to Josephine Schagena, sister-in-law to Rosie (Brad Knight), and Doug (Fern). Remembered by Janet Steffler, Rebecca,Trevor and her many cherished nieces and nephews.

Pauline’s family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home on Saturday from 6-8pm and Sunday from 3-5 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Marks RC Parish (55 Driftwood Dr.) on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at 10:00am. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment Woodland cemetery.

A special thank you to Drs. Valdez, Shahi, Brady and all those who went above and beyond for our family.

As expressions of sympathy, donations would be appreciated to The Ronald MacDonald House or Hopespring.

Visit for Pauline’s memorial.

WRIGHT: Gary James

WRIGHT: Gary – passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 29, 2019 at University Hospital, London.  Gary Wright of Bright in his 73rd year.

Beloved husband of Bernice (nee Stere) whom he married August 11, 1970.  Dear father of Shelley & husband Rob Deyo of Bright and Steven of Kitchener.  Sadly missed by his grandchildren Kiran, Nikolas, Larissa, Eriana, Rachel, Kaden, Alex and great granddaughter Reyanne.  Survived by his brothers Wayne & Cheryl, Bob & Bonnie all of Hickson, Bill & Deb of Cassel, by his sisters Shirley & Tom McGee of Lakeside and Donna Wright & Peter Bartram of Toronto and he will be remembered by the Stere family.

Predeceased by his parents Raymond & Helen (Bierbaum) Wright and by his brother Randy.

Relatives & friends may call at the Glendinning Funeral Home, 40 William Street, Plattsville on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8pm.  Funeral Service will be conducted at Peace United Church, Plattsville on Saturday February 2, 2019 at 2:00pm.  Interment later in Chesterfield Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the family.

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.  A Celebration of Mike’s Life will take place at the New Dundee Community Center on Saturday January 26, 2019 from 2 – 5 p.m.  Words of Remembrance will be shared at 3:30pm.  Donations in memoriam can be made to Sakura House Hospice, Woodstock.

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