Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Kueneman, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Sunday, July 31, 2022.  She was 85. 

Born in Durham Ontario on November 29, 1936 to the late Walter and Catherine (O'Neil) Schafer.  Many will remember Liz as Mrs. Kueneman while in the classroom. She had a special way of teaching that really helped her students along. She had a love for youth, and was the leader for the Hanover & District School Band. She was so proud when they won the Nationals in Ottawa, which allowed them to perform at the Expo in 1967. She dedicated her time not only to her family, but her extended family at school and various activities that involved youth like Hanover Minor Hockey and the Hanover Figure Skating Club.... she was always their number 1 Fan. 

Survived by husband Gerald "Jerry" Kueneman of Hanover. Loved mother of Mark (Karen) Kueneman of Middlemiss, Grace Ann (Todd) Clarke of Clifford, Gregory (Carmen) Kueneman of Calgary, Alberta, and Elaine (Rick) Brown of Hanover. Loved Nana of Patrick (Sam), April (Nik), Gillian (Kevin), Alex (Marco), Tricia (Curtis), Haley (Steven), Brady, Coty (April), Jacob (Jillian) and Jocelyn. She was blessed with the love of her grandchildren and even more so with her great grandchildren, who affectionately called her "Bibbis". Missing their Bibbis; Evelyn, Lyla, Frances, Gaylen, Madelyn, Peyton, Dante, Esme, Tatum, Emersyn and Boone. Fondly remembered by her siblings John (Ev) Schafer, Larry (Dianne) Schafer both of Hanover, Gerry (Lauren) Schafer of Toronto, Carl (Lucretia) Schafer of Durham, Michael (Diane) Schafer of Ithaca, New York, and by her sister in law Linda Schafer of Durham. She will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents, brother Dave Schafer and sisters Catherine Schafer and Dorothy (Orville) Mead. 

Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Visitation held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 2-4 & 6-8pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 11 am, at Holy Family Church - Hanover. Father Romelito Guillen officiating. Cremation has taken place with Inurnment to follow in Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover. 

Memorial donations to the Charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at                

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