BURKE, William 'Bill' Charles  - Passed away December 11, 2017 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, in his 84th year.

He is sadly missed by Irma, his wife of 56 years, his brother Elgin Don (Sarah), sister Esther Higgins and five nieces and three nephews.

Born in Mossbank, Saskatchewan he lived in Alberta and moved to Ontario in 1965. He sailed out of the Oakville Yacht Squadron for 22 years; built and flew his airplane for 12 years.


Albany NormaALBANY, Norma Noreen - Passed away peacefully on Sunday December 10, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Howard George Albany. Loving mother of Paul and his wife Kim of Georgetown. Loving grandmother of Joel and his partner Jenna of Collingwood. Survived by her sister Elizabeth Arnold and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Predeceased by her parents John and Sarah Dougall, brothers Girven and Lindsay.

In her work life she was a talented and productive executive secretary spending a number of years working initially at Toronto City Hall and later in her career at the Ministry of Transportation.


GARWOOD, Robert Henry - (1941 - 2017) - Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 10, 2017.

Robert Garwood, sadly missed by his fiancée Karen Motekaitis. Loving father of Amanda Garwood (Luis Endara) and Nicola (Patrick Richardson). Cherished grandfather to Freda Richardson.


Turley JoanneTURLEY, Joanne - Passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the age of 68.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Dr. Bradford Turley and her parents Francis and Helen Carroll (nee Beattie).

She is survived by children Kim Turley-Smith (Randy) and David Turley (Cindy) and by her grandchildren, the light of her life Ben, Katie-Jo, Luke, Jordan, Brayden, and Brooklyn.

Loved by her sister Linda Brown (Wayne) and many special friends, in laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.


ROBERTS, Philomena Anne Laird 'Palm' (nee Murphy) - (1928 - 2017) - Sadly we announce the passing of Palm at the Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the age of 89.

Beloved wife of the late Roger Roberts and to the late Aldo Pezzini and dear friend of the late Hank Van Cleef. Loving mother of Laura (Ray), Carol (Dan), Diane, Adele (Wilf), Lorna, Adrian and Christopher.

Cherished grandmother of Paul, Susan, Amy, Katie, Brian, Evan, Joseph, Genny, Maria, Patrick, and Tyler. Dear sister of the late William and of the late Mae of Scotland.


Simpson CraigSIMPSON, Craig William - (1946 - 2017) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Craig at The Carpenter Hospice, on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the age of 71.

Beloved husband of Diana (nee Moore) for 49 years. Cherished father of Michelle Olmstead and Scott Simpson. Will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Haley, Ethan, Rachel, Olivia and Nigel.

Will be remembered by Jamie Olmstead and Caroline Simpson. Trusted brother of Sharon and her husband The Reverend Canon Michael Fleming. Predeceased by his parents, Stewart and Maxine (nee Norton) Simpson

Following in his father's footsteps, Craig owned and operated the family business, S.B. Simpson Group Inc., expanding it to include locations across Ontario.


Groza EvaGROZA, Eva (nee Aarmaa) - Peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the age of 92.

Beloved wife of the late Cornelius Groza (October, 2001). Predeceased by her daughter Helen Ford and great-granddaughter Piper. Eva is survived by her loving children Robert Groza (Laurie Lequyer), Monica Markus (Joseph) and son-in-law Rick Ford.

Cherished grandmother of Holly, Karen (Chris) and Victoria (Brandon) and great-grandmother of Kaitlyn, Kennedy, Andrew, Prudence, Hailey, Abigail and Rowan.


Primeau BillPRIMEAU, William David 'Bill' - Died peacefully in his 68th year at The Village of Tansley Woods Long Term Care Facility in Burlington, Ontario on December 9, 2017.

Predeceased by his parents, Burton and Marjorie Primeau, he leaves behind his sons Philippe (Ayala) and Daniel (Sylwia), his brother Robert (Brenda), his two beloved nephews Ryan (Kristin) and Bobby, along with grandsons Uriya and Eitan

Bill was an honours graduate of McMaster University, receiving his Bachelor of Commerce in 1972 and his Master of Business Administration in 1973. Following graduation, he began his career in the petro chemical industry, ultimately relocating from Toronto to Calgary, where he worked in recruitment, training and development before suffering a brain injury resulting from a brain tumour in 1983.


Denobriga EstherDENOBRIGA, Esther - (1936 - 2017) - With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of a beautiful, kind and caring lady, our Gran, Esther DeNobriga. God called our Angel home on Saturday, December 9th, 2017.

Gran was predeceased by the love of her life and best friend, our loving Grandfather Carl (2013). Gran was also predeceased by her only child, our beautiful Mother Marie (2012).

Gran was a dedicated and loving grandmother to her grandson John (Christine) and her granddaughter Natalie (Andy). Gran was also proud of and cherished her great grandchildren V.J. (predeceased 1991), Kymberlee, Carl and Tommy.


Perica FrancesPERICA, Frances Fanika (nee Vukobratic) - Passed away on December 8, 2017 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 92.

Beloved wife of the late Peter Stanley Perica for 60 years. Loving mama of daughter Linda Perica-Nugent and her husband Thomas Nugent, and son Peter J. Perica and his wife Angela. Much loved grandmother of Michael, Sarah, Katie, Madelaine, Alyssia and Emily.

Predeceased by her siblings Marica, Anka, Barbara, Zorka and Joseph. Frances was the beloved daughter of Josip and Franca Vukobratic.


Di RISIO, Antonietta 'Toni' - Peacefully on Friday December 8, 2017 in her 96th year at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.

Antonietta, beloved wife of the late Donato. Loving mother of Nick and his wife Renate and Roberto. Antonietta was a devoted Nonna to Tonia (Robert Zingone), Don (Shelena Bergasse), Ryan and Taiya. She was a proud great-grandmother of Cole and Léo.

Antonietta arrived in Canada in 1957 with her family and began work at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital where she served for 26 years until her retirement in 1983.


Driedger ArthurDRIEDGER, Arthur Ernest Allen - (November 27, 1945 – December 8, 2017) - Arthur Driedger went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the age of 72.

He enjoyed a life of working on his farms and business ventures, “quality” music and all things fast. Art was blessed with a devoted wife, Irene, and loving children, Alan (Louise) and Nadine (Joseph).

He cherished his grandchildren, Jakob, Aliah, Olivia and Jack all of whom are saddened to lose him but are enriched because of his presence in their lives.

His sisters, Helga (the late Henry), Louise (Bernard) and Marianne (Grant), Irene’s sister Irma (Edmund) and many nieces, nephews and cousins will miss him dearly.


Heatherwick AnneHEATHERWICK, Anne (Colquhoun) - Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the age of 81.

Beloved wife of Alexander for 60 years. Cherished mother of Lori (Tom), Mitchell (Kristine) and Joseph. Anne will be dearly missed by her eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Survived by her sister Lynda (Jim). Predeceased by her two brothers, Douglas and Ross.


Gibson BrettGIBSON, Brett Kendall - Suddenly on Friday, December 8th, 2017 Brett, in his 57th year, cherished husband of Jen for 26 years, passed away.

Devoted father of Rachel and Tori. Loved son of Lorraine Schaefer and Ron Gibson (Wendy). Dear brother of Scott (Corey), Brian (Karen), Sandy (Chris) Bilous and Ron, and brother-in-law of Bruce and Aly Findlay.

Brett will be sadly missed by his extended family including his many nieces and nephews; Justin, Aden, Haleigh, Kyle, Braydon, Laura, Ryan, Jeff, Jaclyn and Bohdi. Son-in-law of the late Beverly and Dan Findlay.


Fox LorneFOX, Lorne Eber - Passed away peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital on Friday December 8th, 2017 at the age of 85.

Born in Amherstburg, Ontario September 2, 1932. Lorne was the beloved husband of the late Nancy(May, 2013), proud father of Tim(Janet) Michael(Pina) Neil(Dianne) Douglas(Lori), Grandfather to Sarah, Matthew, Katie, Nick, Emily, Steve, Jennifer and Brianna, and Great Grandfather to Sydney, Avery, Sawyer, and Taylor.

He is remembered by his brothers Mark(Lorna), Clair(Darlene), the late Lloyd(Mary) Late Brother in-law Ed(Sarah) his nieces, nephews and their families.


Santini RosaSANTINI, Rosa - (March 11, 1925 - December 8, 2017) - Passed away peacefully in her 93rd year while residing at West Oak Village Long Term Care Centre in Oakville.

She was the wife of the late Donato (deceased 1976), devoted mother of the late Mario (deceased 1990) and the dearly loving Nonna to Dana. She will be affectionately remembered by her siblings Laura Esposito of Oakville and Maria Tiberio and Michele Del Monte of Italy.

Rosa was predeceased by her youngest sister Gemma Marchioli in 2006. Rosa will be fondly missed by her daughter in law Colleen, and her many nieces and nephews here in Oakville and Italy.


Raymond GaryRAYMOND, Gary Lee - Peacefully on Thursday December 7, 2017 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Gary, in his 74th year.

Beloved husband of Mary Lou (nee Follick). Loving father of Doug (Jennifer) and Donnie (Christina). Proud grandfather of Evan and Lillee.

Predeceased by siblings Gerald "Tub" (Carol), Jim (Sandy), Bill (Lorraine), Delores "Duke" (Bert Harding) and Marion "Cook" (Erchil) . Dear brother-in-law of Roy (Trudy), Nancy, Fred (Teri), Don (Donna), Rick, Bruce, Jane, Pat and Gerald (Mumtaz).


Yurincich AnneYURINCICH, Anne - Peacefully passed away at her home, Billings Court Manor, Thursday morning, December 7, 2017 at the age of 94.

Anne came to Canada from Croatia in 1938. In 1942 in the former town of Creighton Mine, Ontario, she married her husband Mike Yurincich (predeceased in 2005). She was a loving mother to her late son John and his wife Mary Ann, and David and his wife Patricia.

Proud grandmother to her five granddaughters, Joanne (husband Bill, daughter Angela), Linda (husband Steve), Susan (husband Steve, daughter Olivia, son Benjamin), Katelyn and Laura. Predeceased by her sisters Slavi Borkovich and Dragica Juran.

Along with her husband Mike and sons, Anne is the former proprietor of the Coronation Sports Bar & Grill, which has served Burlington for 41 years.


Dalessio LuigiDALESSIO, Luigi - Peacefully with his family by his side, on December 7th, 2017 at 5:01 a.m., Lou went to meet his Lord, at the age of 88.

Beloved husband of 58 years to Margaret (nee Coneen). Loving father of Dale (Drew) and Karen (David). Grampa to Sarah (John) Jacob, Scott, Joshua, Ryan and Emerald.

Dear brother of Andrea. Predeceased by his sister Gloria and her husband Al of Deep River.

Very special Uncle to Linda, Carolyn and Brian, Gary and Erna, Rick and Andree, and Robert. Great Uncle to Sonja, Graham and Jonathon. Lou held a special place in his heart for his great-great niece Isla.


Crompton ErnieCROMPTON, Ernest William 'Ernie' - (1939 -2017) - Passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital on December 7th, 2017.

Devoted husband to Ruth for 57 years. Loving father to Sheila, Gary and Lauretta, Beth and Phil Doyle. Brother to Rhoda Langridge, John and Gert Crompton, Bernice and Lyle Daly and brother-in-law to Don and his wife Joan Morrell.

Loving grandfather to Amber and Guillermo Guerra, Calvin and Claire Crompton, and Shannon and Mackenzie Doyle. Great-grandfather to Javier Guerra. Remembered by Brianne, Darla, Mackenzie and Hunter.


Warren ElizabethWARREN, Elizabeth Joyce  -  Elizabeth JOYCE Warren, born April 8th, 1933, in Hamilton Ontario, passed away December 1st, 2017, in Burlington Ontario.

Daughter of Donald Alexander Warren and Gladys Warren (nee Preston) Joyce attended Westdale High School.

She graduated with an R.N. from Hamilton General Hospital in 1955.


Hamilton CraigHAMILTON, Craig Edward  - Suddenly as a result of a tragic accident on December 2, 2017, at the age of 53.

Craig was the loving father of Kendra and Kyle Hamilton, dear son of Donna Hamilton (the late Howie), brother of Roxie Van Dam and Uncle of Clayton. 

Craig was the beloved partner of Wendy Yundt and step-father of Brian and Derek. 

Craig will be sadly missed by Sean and also by Wendy's family; Betty Knapton, Heather & Simon, Jim & Patti and their Families.


Wood DorreenWOOD, Dorreen Lillian - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Ancaster at the age of 88.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Donald of 48 years.

Loving mother of Robert Wood-Corbet (Mary), Rodney Wood-Corbett and Danny Morrit (Bonnie). Cherished grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 11.

Predeceased by her three brothers Donald, Bobby and Billy.


Kovari ElizabethKOVARI, Elizabeth  - Passed away at The Carpenter Hospice, on December 5, 2017, at the age of 84.

Beloved wife of the late George Kovari (2016).

Loving mother of George and his wife Jacqueline. Cherished grandmother of Georges, Lianne and Stéphane (Marie). 


Savage BarbaraSAVAGE, Barbara Jean (Nixon)  - Passed away suddenly at Joseph Brant Hospital, on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the age of 84.

Beloved wife of the late Alfred Savage.

Loving mother of Glenn (Michele), Craig (Sharon), Kimberley Paulson (Jesse) and Karen Chan (Herb). Proud grandmother ("Grams") of Curtis, Jacob, Jack, Connor, Emma, Owen, Jay, Nicole and Kaeley.


Hanus MariaHANUS, Maria  - (September 17, 1922 - December 5, 2017) - 

Passed away peacefully in Oakville on December 5th, 2017, in her 95th year.

She was predeceased in 2002 by her very beloved husband George.

Maika will be lovingly remembered and very greatly missed by her son George (Paula), son Otta, and grandson Doane and all members of our related families.

Maika was born in 1922 in Prague in the former Czechoslovakia.