In Memorium

MCCUNE, ANNE

Anne Jane McCune, 78, of Stratford, Ontario, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020, with her two adoring daughters, Erin Knights (Alan) and Marcie McCune, by her side after a short and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Anne was born in Montreal, Quebec to Anna (née Bienvenu) of Montreal and William Mainwaring of Darwen, Lancashire.  She married Wayne McCune on September 12, 1964 and became a grandmother to Charlie MacIsaac in 2004, in Stratford. She is also survived by her older sister, Claire O’Quinn, niece Dale O’Quinn and nephew John O’Quinn. She was predeceased by brother-in-law, Wallace O’Quinn. 78 going on 60, Anne lived proudly and independently in her home in Stratford, two blocks over from Marcie and Charlie.  Anne was genuinely kind to all, yet underneath her sweet and soft demeanour were untold amounts of strength and resilience. Impeccable etiquette and the ability to be perfectly turned out for any occasion were her personal code.  She was an avid gardener, homemaker, quilter, reader, cook, baker, sports fan, cheerleader, personal taxi driver and sun-worshipper. Anne spent hours volunteering between helping children learn to read, delivering books for the library, and escorting patients at Stratford General Hospital. Above all, family was Anne’s top priority. Her girls and Charlie were her raison d’être. Growing up in Burlington, everyone’s presence at Sunday dinner was non-negotiable as Anne instilled the importance of maintaining family traditions and values. Anne will forever be remembered for her ever-present heartwarming smile and  “hands up in the air” expressions of delight at the very sight of you walking in the room. For those who knew her best you’ll appreciate this: when asked if she would prefer expressions of sympathy to be made through charitable donations in lieu of sending flowers, Anne, the most selfless, generous and thoughtful individual in the world said with little hesitation, “No, I want the flowers.”  Off-white hydrangeas and tulips to be precise! A time for family and friends to visit and share memories of Anne will be held at the Stratford Country Club, 53 Romeo Street, North, Stratford on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 7-9 p.m.  A celebration of life followed by a reception will be held there on Friday, January 31, at 5 p.m. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

KALMIKOV, MARIA

Maria Kalmikov, in her 86th year, passed away on Monday, January 13th at Sunnyside Home in Kitchener, ON.  Maria was born on July 7, 1934 in Waltersdorf, Romania.  Her parents were Peter & Maria Bachner.   She was loved by her two sisters Katie (George) Ungar, Rosie (John) Karst, and two brothers Peter Bachner and Mike Bachner.  Maria met and married her husband Anton (Tony) Kalmikov in Austria, and they moved to Canada in July of 1956 and resided on Caverly Rd., Aylmer, ON.  They had two sons; Harold (Lorrie) Kalmikov and Richard (Linda) Kalmikov.  Maria was an Oma who was devoted to her grandchildren Jennifer Kalmikov (Scott Stubbs) and Blair (Jaime) Kalmikov, as well as her two great grandchildren Marshall and Callum Stubbs.  Oma was shared with step-grandchildren Stephanie and Craig Antonissen.  Maria was pre-deceased by her parents, her  brother Peter Bachner, her husband Tony Kalmikov (1998), and her brother Mike Bachner.  Maria’s life will forever be cherished by her family.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:00 am. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, John St. W., Aylmer, ON Donations in memory of Maria can be made to Sunnyside Foundation, 247 Franklin St. N. Kitchener, ON N2A 1Y5 or visit www.sunnysidefoundation.ca to donate online.

MOUNTENAY, JEAN

Peacefully and with dignity, Jean Mountenay of Dorchester in her 92nd year. Wife of the late Raymond Mountenay (2010). Dear Mother of Sharon Gaudon (Wayne) of Wallacetown, Sheila Sparling of London, Joseph (Deb) of St. Thomas and Trese Biddiscombe (Geoff) of Sherwood Park, Alberta. Loving Grandmother of Todd, Lisa, Phillip, Rhonda, Laura (Mike), Geoff (Jen), Dan (Krista), Eryn and Adam (Courtney) and dear Great Grandmother to Ella, Chloe, Evan, Sophie, Graham, Abbie, Jayden, Sadie, Mavis, Quinn, Baby “M”, and Ember. Sister of Harry, Richard Broughton, Pearl Lynne, Treva Lonsbury and sister-in-law of Velma Clarke and Lenore Broughton. Predeceased by her brothers Bruce, John and Ross. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jean was a self-described artistic quilter and enjoyed her time tending to her gardens. The Mountenay family would like to express their deepest thanks to the staff at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital – Continuing Care Unit C and the recreational therapy department for their outstanding care and kindness. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Bieman Funeral Home (3970 Hamilton Rd. Dorchester, Ontario) on Friday January 17th 2020 from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm with a memorial service at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, (4101 Catherine St. Dorchester, Ontario) at 11am on Saturday January 18th 2020. Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital – Continuing Care Unit C (189 Elm St, St Thomas, ON N5R 1J3). Online condolences may be made at www.biemanfuneralhome.com