Obituaries

Lorna (McCutcheon) Cooney
B: 1926-09-15
D: 2012-12-08
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(McCutcheon) Cooney, Lorna
Hristu Abagiu
B: 1947-12-24
D: 2013-04-10
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Abagiu, Hristu
Edgar Abbott
B: 1926-09-10
D: 2008-06-05
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Abbott, Edgar
Frederick Abbott
B: 1936-11-26
D: 2017-06-15
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Abbott, Frederick
Jose Francisco Abrantes
B: 1922-03-20
D: 2010-06-26
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Abrantes, Jose Francisco
John Sidney Acheson
B: 1922-04-12
D: 2010-12-29
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Acheson, John Sidney
Kenneth Ackerl
B: 1934-08-08
D: 2016-02-23
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Ackerl, Kenneth
Ruth Acorn
B: 1932-01-06
D: 2007-09-11
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Acorn, Ruth
Gottlieb Adam
B: 1935-03-25
D: 2016-01-17
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Adam, Gottlieb
Ken Adams
B: 1922-06-08
D: 2010-04-09
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Adams, Ken
Janet Adams
B: 1970-11-22
D: 2015-03-15
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Adams, Janet
Marjorie Adams
B: 1919-11-18
D: 2015-09-04
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Adams, Marjorie
John 'Jack' Adams
B: 1924-06-03
D: 2015-12-08
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Adams, John 'Jack'
Eva Adams
B: 1958-08-16
D: 2017-01-23
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Adams, Eva
Edward Adlys
B: 1937-06-11
D: 2016-07-22
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Adlys, Edward
William Aeichele
B: 1961-05-30
D: 2014-05-08
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Aeichele, William
Maria Afonso
B: 1948-08-05
D: 2015-01-14
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Afonso, Maria
Gord "Butch" Agnew
B: 1961-04-19
D: 2013-01-07
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Agnew, Gord "Butch"
Eddie Aguiar
B: 1969-02-27
D: 2012-06-16
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Aguiar, Eddie
William Aiken
B: 1930-01-07
D: 2017-09-19
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Aiken, William
Lucile Aiken
B: 1922-11-25
D: 2016-08-22
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Aiken, Lucile

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All of our licensed directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field.  We are proud to have them on our staff.


Henry Walser, Funeral Director / Owner
Email: henry@walser.ca
Office Phone: 519-749-8467
Fax: 519-749-8174

Henry was born in Elora, Ontario to Joe and Joan Walser, the oldest of 5 children.  When he was a teenager, he worked for a couple of summers in Wiarton helping the funeral director who owned both the Marina and the Funeral Home in that town.  In 1980, his 10 year old brother was killed in a car accident.  After this experience, Henry knew that funeral directing would be his chosen profession.


Katie Eatemadzadeh, Funeral Director
Email: henry@walser.ca
Website: www.henrywalser.com
Office Phone: 519-749-8467
Fax: 519-749-8174

Katie has been a licensed funeral director since June of 2010. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in 2008.  She attended Humber College for Funeral Services.  Katie completed her internship with Michelle Glendinning as her preceptor  at the Henry Walser Funeral Home.

Michelle (nee Schagena) Glendinning, Funeral Director
Email: henry@walser.ca
Office Phone: 519-749-8467
Fax: 519-749-8174

Michelle has been working in the city of Kitchener since 1989 as a licensed funeral director.  She has been with Henry Walser Funeral Home since our opening in February of 2001.  

Jeff Heldmann, Funeral Director
Email: henry@walser.ca
Office Phone: 519-749-8467
Fax: 519-749-8174

Jeff was born and raised in the small town of Roseville, just outside of Kitchener.  Jeff graduated from Humber College with his Funeral Service Education diploma in 2002, and has been a licensed funeral director at the Henry Walser Funeral Home since August 2002.  

Cassandra Jones, Funeral Director
Email: henry@walser.ca
Website: www.henrywalser.com
Office Phone: 519-749-8467
Fax: 519-749-8174

Paul Klaassen, Funeral Director
Email: henry@walser.ca
Website: www.henrywalser.com
Home Phone: 519-749-8467

Born and raised in Galt, Ontario Paul attended Glenview Park Secondary School, Cambridge and graduated from the Funeral service Education Program of Humber College in 1978.  Paul articled with T. Little & Son Funeral Directors, Cambridge and spent most of his career with Little’s and Coutts & Son Funeral Directors, Cambridge serving as a Location Manager and General Manager.

Sarah Kuntz, Funeral Director
Email: henry@walser.ca
Website: www.henrywalser.com
Office Phone: 519-749-8467
Fax: 519-749-8174

Sarah has been a licensed funeral director since August 2011. She graduated from Cameron Heights in 2008. Sarah then went on to further her studies at Humber College for funeral services, she completed her internship at Henry Walser Funeral Home with Michelle Glendinning as her preceptor in 2011.

Roger Leistra, Funeral Director
Email: henry@walser.ca
Website: www.henrywalser.com
Office Phone: 519-749-8467

After graduating from the University of Toronto (B.Sc.) in 1993, Roger began to pursue a career in funeral service.  

Eric McGregor, Funeral Director
Email: henry@walser.ca
Website: www.henrywalser.com
Office Phone: 519-749-8467

Luke Nyenhuis, Funeral Director
Email: henry@walser.ca
Website: www.henrywalser.com
Office Phone: 519-749-8467
Fax: 519-749-8174

Luke was born and raised on a dairy farm near Stratford, Ontario where he shared a lively childhood with his seven younger brothers. Upon graduating from St. Michael’s Catholic Secondary School, he attended Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy in Barry’s Bay and completed a Christian Humanities Certificate in Theology. He moved to Toronto where he finished the Funeral Services program at Humber College and then interned at Cardinal Funeral Homes. After becoming licensed as a Funeral Director in 2016, Luke joined the Henry Walser team.

Jocelynn Patrick, Funeral Director
Email: henry@walser.ca
Website: www.henrywalser.com
Office Phone: 519-749-8467
Fax: 519-749-8174

Jim Penfold, Funeral Director
Email: henry@walser.ca
Website: www.henrywalser.com
Office Phone: 519-749-8467
Fax: 519-749-8174

Edward Piwowarek, Funeral Director
Email: henry@walser.ca
Office Phone: 519-749-8467
Fax: 519-749-8174

Born and raised in Kitchener, Ed attended Sacred Heart Elementary and St. Jerome's High School.  Ed received his Funeral Directors Certificate in 1957 from the Banting Institute, then started in funeral service with the Gruhn Funeral Home in 1955, where he was employed until 1967.  Along with a partner, Ed purchased the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, which they owned and operated until they sold their interests in the funeral home to a corporation in 1989. For 10 years following the sale, Ed managed the home for the corporation, then left in 1999.  The home continues under corporate ownership.  During his years in funeral services, Ed served as President of the Central Ontario Funeral Directors Association.


Richelle Vantyghem, Funeral Director
Email: henry@walser.ca
Website: www.henrywalser.com
Office Phone: 519-749-8467
Fax: 519-749-8174