Parish Life News

Hoshooly, Helen Maryann

Died peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener after a brief illness in her 89th year.
Helen has gone to be with her Lord Jesus, to whom she devoted her life and all that she did. Born in Guelph Ontario in 1927, Helen is survived by her sisters Mary Lapshinski of Guelph, Jenny Burjoski of Kitchener and pre-deceased by her parents Michael and Annie, brother Alex Hoshooly and sister Annie Olynyk. She will be missed and very fondly remembered by her 8 nieces and nephews, many grand-nieces and nephews. Helen spent her life as the owner of Baby Point Beauty Salon in Etobicoke and was more than 40 years in her location there. She was a devoted member of St Cecelia’s Catholic Church and will be missed by her friends and members of her prayer group. Helen was a true character, friendly and welcoming, ready to strike up a conversation with anyone. She lived a humble life and believed in helping the poor. She was a vibrant soul who leaves behind a lifetime of memories and stories.
Helen’s family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 7-9 pm at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener 519-749-8467. Parish prayers 8:30 pm Tuesday evening. Funeral Mass 11 am on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at St. Francis R.C. Church, 49 Blueridge Avenue, Kitchener. Fr. Tim Uniac C.R. officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener followed by a reception at the funeral home.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Vincent dePaul would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
Visit http://www.henrywalser.com for Helen’s memorial.


Oeser, Anna-Maria

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Anna Maria Oeser (nee Kerber) who died peacefully at home on September 22nd 2017, with her family by her side. Born August 1925, in Heidelberg Germany her life was full of faith, service, gratitude, adventure and most of all caring with love. Anna Maria immigrated to Canada in October 1953 to work as a physiotherapist and assist those suffering from the polio epidemic. It was here in Kitchener Waterloo where she was blessed to find her beloved John Oeser (predeceased) to whom she was married in June 1954. Their union created three children John Peter, Eva Straus (Dan) and Thomas (Laura). She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren to whom she will forever be Oma: Danielle Straus (Kevin Stordock) and their children, Rayvenne and Korbin, Anthony Straus (Meaghan) and their children, Oliver and Ava, Jessica Straus (Dylan MacDonald), Tyler Straus (Mehrnoosh) and Katlyn Ziegler. She is predeceased by her brother Gregor Kerber, survived by his wife Anneliese and their children Elisabeth Kerber (Ullrich Mall), Johannes Kerber (Brigitte), Martin Kerber (Daniele), Maria Kerber (Axel) and Clara Kerber.
Anna Maria’s personal philosophy was always that when you give you will receive in the most unexpected ways and that caring is at the centre of every relationship. “How can I help?” was how she started almost all of her relationships. As an accomplished physiotherapist her devotion to healing kept her working well into her eighties. As young parents Anna Maria and John were passionate about travel, packing the kids up in their converted van and driving across the country, to Alaska and even Mexico. Anna Maria never lost her sense of wonder and continued to travel on her own after John passed. She made great friendships around the world, exchanging ideas about faith, history and seeing the great wonders of God’s earth. From Cairo to Sydney, Johannesburg to her beloved Germany, the list goes on and on. It was her immense and devoted faith that guided her through the deepest valleys and greatest mountains that she encountered and survived in her ninety two years. Anna Maria loved to laugh and saw great value in the smallest of moments. She often remarked that with family, all you need is love. We will hear her laughter in our dreams, long for the wisdom of her touch and cherish the love she so generously gave.
Anna Maria’s family will receive relatives and friends from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St. Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. followed by a reception in the church hall. Private family interment at Woodland Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Grand River Hospital Foundation – Integrated Stroke Unit, Kidney Foundation of Canada, or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home)
Visit http://www.henrywalser.com for Anna Maria’s memorial.
Wir lieben dich Mama, Anna Maria order einfach Oma. Bis wir uns in 2,000 jahren wieder Treffen.


NOLAN, Mary (nee Bruce) 1922-2017

Our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at Columbia Forest LTC on July 31, 2017 in her 95th year.
Mary was the wife of the late Simon Nolan (2016) and mother to their predeceased son Edward (1997). Left to mourn her loss are her 4 children Bruce (Gini), Barbara Pearce (Bill), Janet Armstrong (Don) and Bill (Patti). Much loved and admired by 11 grandchildren, Rob (Carolyn), Becky (Rob), Michael (Shanna), Steven (Breanne), Kara (David), Craig (Erin), Brent (Kelcey), Kyle (Erin), Lauren (Trent), Michaela (Patrick) and Liam and 6 great-grandchildren, Carter, Reid, Leighton, Hudson, Abby, and Grayson.
We will always treasure our mom’s commitment to family, all the wonderful sweaters she knit with TLC, delicious balanced meals and her outstanding baking, especially her homemade bread.
Mary’s family will receive relatives and friends from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., (519) 749-8467. Prayer Service 8 p.m. Thursday. Prayers will also be offered at the funeral home on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:20 a.m. followed by a procession to St. Francis of Assisi RC Church, 49 Blueridge Ave., for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Fr. Sam Restivo C.R. officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com to view Mary’s memorial.

ZUPAN, Majda

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at K-W Campus of Grand River Hospital at the age of 83.

Beloved wife of 56 years to Josef. Loving mother of Joe Zupan (Tammy Hynes) and Helen (Nelson) Ribeiro. Cherished Mama of Porter, Jeremy, Emma, Zachary, and Ethan. Dear sister of Lencka (Pavel) Zupan. Also survived by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Sylvester and Helena, and her brother Janez Kosir.

Majda’s family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener (519-749-8467) on Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1 p.m. Interment Williamsburg Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a Charity of ones’ choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
Visit http://www.henrywalser.com for Majda’s memorial.


METZLOFF, Jack

Passed away peacefully after a long illness, on Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of 60 years to Dianne (nee: Carlberg). Loving Dad to Randy (Jo-Anne), Penny (Paul) Grominsky , Jackie (Bill) Medeiros , Tammy (Carl) Boomhouwer, Jeff (Marlene) and Kerri (Marko) Paranosic. Will forever be remembered by his 20 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Survived by his siblings Betty (Gerry) Dietrich, Doreen (Lorne) Hogan and Sandra Roehrig. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Priscilla. Jack was founder and president of A & A Paving Ltd. which was established in 1966.

Jack’s family will receive relatives and friends from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis of Assisi RC Church (49 Blueridge Avenue Kitchener) on Friday, May 12th, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Interment Williamsburg Cemetery. Reception to follow the burial at Henry Walser Funeral home.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Grand River Hospital Foundation- Dialysis Unit or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
Visit http://www.henrywalser.com for Jack’s memorial.


CROLLA, Maureen Bridget (nee Donaghy)

Passed away peacefully, May 3, 2017 in her 83rd year at Freeport Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Survived by daughter Maria, son John, precious granddaughter Kyra Hardman (Caleb). Sister Rachel Donaghy, friend Claudette Pilon of Kitchener, niece Jacqueline Shaw and nephew Nathan of Hamilton. Dear friends Ian and Margaret Gordon of Waterloo and many relatives in Scotland. Predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Michael. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Freeport and St. Mary’s Hospitals. Mass 11 a.m. Thursday May 11 at St. Francis of Assis – 49 Blueridge Ave., Kitchener. Reception to follow 1061 Queen’s Blvd., Kitchener.


SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

Congratulations to all our young people who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this past Sunday.