Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Obituary

(ELIZABETH) ANN HUGHES

Ann Hughes passed away suddenly, peacefully surrounded by family, at Victoria Hospital in London on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in her 72nd year.

Beloved wife of Greg Naherne. Cherished mother of Stephanie Hughes-Naherne.

Ann will be remembered by her sisters Marg Metzger, Mary (Bob) Moore and Janet (Jim) Mackey as well as by her treasured nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, Campbell and Patricia Hughes; and brothers-in-law Bob Metzger and Michael Naherne.

Ann was truly one of a kind and will be missed by her countless friends from the different parts of her life. She loved her cats, was active in her Bruce Beach garden and took joy in sharing stories with family and friends from her prodigious memory. She will be missed.

During her career as a social worker, she saw the great work done by the Victorian Order of Nurses. Ann felt that charitable donation was an important part of her legacy. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to VON Canada.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street, London N6A 1W9; 519-433-7253; www.HarrisFuneralHome.ca. 

PETER PALUBISKI

After a brave and courageous battle with cancer, Peter Paul Palubiski peacefully passed away at home, surrounded by family, on Monday, May 16, 2016, at the age of 64.

Loving husband of Gabriele Palubiski (nee Rothammer) for 44 years.

Proud father of Dionne Felder (Roy), Dan Palubiski (Megan) and Natalie Hatt (Charles). Devoted grandpa of Payton and Hudson Felder, and excited to learn about the arrival of baby Hatt and baby Felder this fall.

Brother of David Palubiski (Winnie). Also survived by his mother-in-law Thea Rothammer and by his many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Agnes Palubiski; his sister LeeAnn, brother-in-law Gordon Dennis and father-in-law Karl Rothammer.

Peter proudly served his community as a member of the Kitchener Fire Department, retiring after 28.5 years of dedicated service. From an early age Peter had a passion for the great outdoors. This led him to his hobbies of hunting and fishing, which he enjoyed with his many friends and family.

Our deepest appreciation to Dr. Gurbin, Ann Becks and all the wonderful VON nurses who cared for Peter.

Visitation was held at the Henry Walser Funeral Home in Kitchener from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday May 20, 2016. A memorial mass was held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 56 Duke St. W., Kitchener, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016, with a reception following at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener (519-749-8467).

Cremation has taken place.

Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Kingsbridge at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Joseph's Kingsbridge Community were appreciated by the family. Online memorial available at www.henrywalser.com.

 

ROSINA SINGERMAN

Rosina Alice Singerman passed peacefully at Brucelea Haven in Walkerton on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in her 99th year.

Lovingly remembered by her family: Joye Hunt, Deborah and Gabe Caira, Cherie Johnson and Meghan and Braden Johnson.

Predeceased by her spouse Maurice Singerman and her son John May.

Rosina immigrated to Canada from England in 1970 to marry Maurice who was a family friend of Terry and Joye Hunt, also recent immigrants from England. Rosina and Maurice became the unofficial grandparents to the Hunt children: Deborah and Cherie.

Rosina was a voracious knitter and was most proud of the receiving blankets that she knitted for Prince William and Prince Harry, which were used to bring those babies home from the hospital.  Framed letters from Princess Diana and Princess Fergie were her prized possessions.

Rosina also developed a pattern and knit dozens of socks for the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band.  Her pattern was published in a knitting book under the title “Rose’s Hose”.

As per Rosina’s wishes, in lieu of donations or flowers, buy a scratch ticket or play a round of Bingo in her honour. The only thing she loved more than knitting was the chance to win big.  Private family arrangements have been entrusted to the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, 12 Queen Street, Box 248 Ripley N0G 2R0; 519-395-2969. Condolences may be left online at mackenzieandmccreath.com.