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Sommers, Katherine Viola "Kay" (née Zehr) (Died)
appeared in Woodstock Sentinel, 4 May 2018, A, p. 11, column 3
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SOMMERS, Kay - Katherine Viola "Kay" Sommers, 98, of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. She was born in East Zorra Township, Oxford County on May 15, 1919 a daughter of the late Joseph and Suzanna (Brenneman) Zehr. With her husband Wes, Kay was a co-founder of Sommers Motor Generator Sales and Service in Tavistock in 1936 and for many years was the company office manager. She was an active member of Parkview United Church in Stratford; had been a member of the Tai Chi Society of Stratford, the Stratford Scrabble Club and Stratford Christian Women. She was predeceased by her husband, Wesley E. Sommers on February 12, 1995, by her daughter, Wendy McNamara in 2014 and by her infant grandson, Geoffrey Sommers. Kay is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Cathy Sommers of Toronto, James and Joyce Sommers of Ayr, Kenneth and Roberta "Bobbie" Sommers of Woodstock; by daughter, Dr. Evelyn Sommers of Toronto; by son-in-law, Brian McNamara of Burlington; by sister-in-law, Marilyn Zehr of Woodstock; eleven grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson. Predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law, Lloyd and Grace Zehr, Oliver and Ada Zehr, Arnold and Carol Zehr; sisters and brothers-in-law, Emma and Sidney Everett, Ruby and Alvin Bender, Mabel and Arley Shantz and Bill Roi; "Sommers" brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Christina and Clayton "Ike" Ruby, Clayton and Irma Sommers, Viola and Nelson Iutzi, Curtis and Irma Sommers, Ada and Oliver Zehr. There will be no funeral home visitation. A service to celebrate the life of Kay will be held in Parkview United Church, 470 Ontario Street, Stratford on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Tom Beecroft will officiate. Reception following. Interment in East Zorra Community Brickyard Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Parkview United Church, Stratford would be appreciated and may be made through the FRANCIS FUNERAL HOME , 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock by calling 519-655-2431 or at the church on Monday.

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4 May 2018
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May 2, 2018
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.13339 Longitude: -80.7497
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Sommers, Katherine Viola "Kay" (née Zehr) (Died)