Puzzo JohnPUZZO, John - January 9, 1941 - December 15, 2017

With heavy hearts the family announces the passing of John at the Juravinski Hospital with family by his side.

Loved son of the late Alfonzo and Salvatrice Puzzo (nee Bartolotta).  Dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Maria Gentile (Sam), Bill Puzzo (Sandy) and Charlie Puzzo (Fern). 

Will be sadly missed by nieces and nephews; Sam Gentile (Josie), Carmela Faure (Phillip), Drs. Alfonso Puzzo (Melissa), Sarah Koschir (Derek), Chuck Puzzo (Rebecca), and Dr. Carlo J. Puzzo (Dr. Julie Aldrich). Loved by great-nieces and nephews; Sam Jr. and Laura Gentile, Nicholas and Luca Faure, Mya and Aria Koschir, and Angelina Puzzo. 


ANDERSON, Lois Jennette (nee Fissette) – Daughter, wife, mother, grandma, great-grandma and friend. Lois passed away a few weeks prior to her 95th birthday.

The loving wife of Jack (1993) and the proud and loving mother of Paul (Sue), Mary Jane (David Dutchak) and Christine (Bob Slattery) all of Hamilton. Her grandchildren brought much joy to Grandma, Danielle (Jamie Nunn), Matthew (Holly), David (Elizabeth), Ben Dutchak (Nicole) and Krysta (Jake Smith). Her 10 great-grandchildren delighted her.


BUCHANAN, Anna “Shirley” - June 3, 1935 – December 14, 2017

Passed away peacefully in her 82nd year. 


ROSART, Ray Addison - Born in Hamilton March 14, 1924, passed at home Dec 04 2017.

Predeceased by loving parents Joeseph and Clara, much loved brother Stanley, the love of his life and mother of his children, Barbara, the late Violet (Rosart) Emerson and his late companion Jean Mooney.

Ray leaves behind a heart-broken family but none more then daughter Cathie (Gary) with whom he shared an exceptionally close and loving relationship; Warren, wife Kara, children Jasleen, Reea and Jovan Sanga, sons Chris and Craig, loving grandchildren; Bradley (Candice), Lindsay (Matt), Mathew (Michelle) and David and was Great-Grand Popa to; Connner, Abbey, Mathew, Maya and Luke.


Srigley DouglasSRIGLEY, Douglas Raymond - It is with broken hearts that we share the passing of our husband, father and grandfather Doug on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at the Juravinski Hospital in his 79th year.

He was the loving husband of Shirley for 57 years.  Proud Dad of Patti-Jo Greenough, Jodi-Lynn Dillon (John), Shari-Lee Srigley, and Kathi-Ann Soules (Jason). Loving grandpa of Robert, Taylor, Jesse, Johnathan, Jami, Jenna, Brandon, and Kelsey.

Doug was the son of the late Ruth and Archie Srigley and brother of the late Ralph Srigley. He will be missed by his nieces, nephews, family, friends and best buddy Oreo.


Hawkins JackHAWKINS, Jack 'Don' - It is with heavy hearts that the family announce the passing of Don at the Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in his 93rd year. 

Beloved husband of the late Ida Hawkins (2005).  Loving father of Brian (Valerie), Donna (Case) Coenjarts, Kevin (Karen), Jack (Darlene) and Greg (Kim).  Proud grandfather of 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  

Don will be sadly missed by many extended family members and friends.  He was predeceased by his sister Joyce (Bill) Baker. 


Carrozzella RosannaCARROZZELLA, Rosanna - Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, December 14th, 2017, in her 68th year at home surrounded by her family.

Loving wife and best friend of Pat for 51 years. Cherished mother of Anthony (Heidi), Anita (Bryan) and Michelle (Rick). “Nonna” will be terribly missed by her grandchildren Tanner, Luke and Casey. 

Sister-in-law to Angelina and Albert, Florence and Predeceased Mario. Predeceased by her parents Michael and Maria Vaccaro and in-laws Antonio and Anita Carrozzella. “Zia” to Adrian (Heather), Marilyn, Tony (Carmen), Darren, Richard, Christian, Austin, Allie, Tori and Julian.


Alford LarryALFORD, Larry - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on December 14, 2017 at the Brantford General Hospital in his 81st year.

Beloved husband of 55 years to Marilyn (nee Evans). Devoted dad to Donna Brown, Lisa Malenfant (Mike Stillwell) and Susan Taylor. Proud grandpa of Kayla (Mike), Haley, Matheson and Jaxson.

Survived by his sister Diane Knight (Doug), his brother Carl (Janice) and brother-in-law Larry Evans (Jane). Predeceased by his brother Allan (1968) and his parents Nelson (1970) and Olive (1962). Larry will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Larry was a long time employee of Massey Ferguson Combine Plant, and then Raymond Industrial where he worked up until he retired. Many memories were made at Brant Park, a spot that Larry, his wife Marilyn and his family spent 46 years camping.


SALMON, Helen Victoria - The family announces the passing of Helen Victoria Salmon (nee Mordue) on Thursday December 14, 2017, at the age of 99 years.

Beloved wife of the late George E. Salmon. Much loved mother of Carol Salmon (Murray Dance) and the late Diane Salmon, (2011). Loving grandmother of Jennifer Dance, Terri Goulding (Richard) and great grandmother of Alicia Mitton, Derek Goulding, and Devin Goulding. She is predeceased by her brother and sister. Helen will be also missed by her nieces and nephews.


CHILDERHOSE, Jacqueline "Jackie" - Passed away peacefully at home, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 in her 63rd year. 

Beloved wife of Blaine Childerhose.  Loving mother of Daniel, Julie, Laura (Frank), and Steven (Missy).  She is survived by her brother Stuart (Debbie).  Predeceased by her mother Ida.  She will also be fondly remembered by Tom Hunt, Norma Cronkwright and her many other nieces, nephews and friends. 

Jackie was the heart and soul of the Grand River Book Store, and was a dedicated member of Sydenham United Church and Erie Presbytery. 


Ionni PierinoIONNI, Pierino - Born in Ascoli Piceno, February 9, 1927 to parents Giuseppe and Caterina. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Pierino in his 91st year with family by his side on December 13, 2017.

Loving father of Antonio (Anita), Giuseppe, Domenico (Mary) and Paola. Loving Nonna of Stephanie, Marco, Tony Jr., Michaela, Lucas, Brandon and Patrick. Great-grandfather of Hunter.

Survived by siblings Pietro, the late Giulio (Bernardina), the late Santina, survived by Giovanni (the late Lucia), the late Francesco (survived by Lucia).


WILLIAMS, Robert “Keith” -  Peacefully, on December 13, 2017 at Orchard Terrace Care Centre in his 83rd year. 

Beloved husband of Hazel.  Cherished father of the late Raymond, the late Kenneth, Robert (Kelly), David (Christine), Helen Robins, Paul and Larry.  Loving Grandpa of 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. 

Survived by his sister Joan Reid and brother Ron. 


Bragues ManuelBRAGUES, Manuel - It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Manuel Augusto Laurenço Bragues. He passed away surrounded by his family at the Hamilton General Hospital on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. 

Manuel will be greatly missed by his wife Idalina (Heleno) of 59 years, and children Maria-Lena (Manny) and Victor (Yolanda).  Cherished by his grandchildren Lisa (Adam), David, Christina (Adam), Nicholas (Laura), Vivi, Gabi, and his great grandchildren Noah and Brooklyn.  Manuel will also be missed by his brothers Fernando and Mario, and their families.


House MurielHOUSE, Muriel Kathleen (nee Burton) - Muriel passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Alexander Place, Waterdown in her 96th year. 

Beloved wife of William ‘Bill’ Thomas House (predeceased 1996). Dear mother of Larry (predeceased 2017) and his wife Barb House, and Bill and his wife Terry House. Proud Grandmother of David (Corinna), Brian (Ananya), Craig, Brett (Katherine), and Jaclyn (Ryan) Chambers; Great-grandmother of Taylor, Lilly, Linc, and Josslyn.

Predeceased by her sister Jessie (John) Ferguson, brother Jack (Liz) Burton. Sister-in-law of Verna (Joe) Harris (both predeceased), and Jack (predeceased) and his wife Peg House. Muriel will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.


Speziale RobertSPEZIALE, Robert "Bob" James - It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Robert "Bob" Speziale on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

Bob was the cherished husband of Kathy (Kramer) and the loving father of Marc and Todd.

He is survived by his siblings Frank, Vince (Carol), Harry (Colleen), Angelo and Joanne. He also leaves behind his second family, the Kramers, George, Rosemary Hentges (Gary), Gary (Cindy) and Stephen (Michele). He will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.


McCartney JeremyMcCARTNEY, Jeremy James Spong - On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, after filling people's lives with joy and happiness for 35 years, our dear Jeremy was received into God's presence. He was reunited with his loving dad, Chris McCartney and his loving biological father, Gary Spong.

Survived by his caring mother Kathryn McCartney and his siblings, Aaron (Tabitha), Alanna (Robinson) Inkster and Brendan (Meaghan). Happy uncle to Edmund, Ava and Eli. Adored grandson of Coco (Corol McCartney) and Stanley (Terry) McCartney, and Papa and Nana (Gord and Eileen Spong). Also survived by many Aunts, Uncles, & cousins.  

Special friend to Rick Venema, Cheryl Gzik, & Daniel Barrette & their families. 

Special thanks for the wonderful care provided by all staff at Victoria Gardens.


DARDERIAN,  Anahit “Anna” (nee Papazian) – Peacefully at Brierwood Gardens on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in her 99th year.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Darderian. Cherished aunt of Mayda Oskan (Jack) and Mike Gobelian (Arpi). Lovingly remembered by her great-nieces and nephews Arthur, Walter and Renee; dear sister-in-law Margo Lapides and Lucy Papazian; dear friend of Harry Serabian and extended family and friends in Turkey. 

Anna is predeceased by her sister Alice Gobelian (John) and brother Vahe Papazian.  


Ferraro GiuseppeFERRARO, Giuseppe - With heavy hearts we announce the unexpected passing of Giuseppe Ferraro on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Joe at the age of 71 was the beloved husband of Antionetta (nee Pugliese) for over 45 years.

Proud and much loved Papa to Grace (Mike Taylor), Anna (Sandro Buccella), Luisa Bruno and the late Ferdinanda. Devoted and loving Nonno of Antonio, Giuseppe, Daniella, Alessandro, Matthew, Massimo, and Nicholas. Forever remembered by his many relatives and friends in Italy and Canada. 


Barbati Minischetti GiuseppeBARBATI-MINISCHETTI, Giuseppe - August 14, 1937 - December 12th, 2017

It is with broken hearts that we share the passing of our Husband, Father and Nonno Guiseppe (Joe) Barbati-Minischetti, December 12th, 2017. Loving husband of Laura, dearest father of John (Angela) Barbati, Vanna (Mike) Condello and Teresa (Alex) Zurza. Cherished Nonno of Alyssa (Stuart), Samantha, Christian, Jacob, Maia, Jessica and Julia.

Predeceased by his parents Giovanni & Giovanna Barbati-Minischetti and son-in-law of the late Tobia & Teresa Carrione. Dear brother of Teresa (the late Benedetto) Poli, Nicoletta (the late Marco) ReDavid, Nica (the late Tony) Doro, the late Frank (Vicky) Barbati, Nino (Anna) Barbati, Teresa (the late Michele) Losurdo and Lina (the late Vito) Colucci. Loving Uncle to many nieces and nephews in Italy & Canada.


McKenna FloydMcKENNA, Floyd Thomas - Suddenly on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at The Meadows Long Term Care Centre, in his 96th year.

Predeceased by his son Terry (Sandy) and daughter Sharon (Joe). Dear father of Nancy (Dave), Michael, Daniel, Timothy (Lorna) and Randy. Cherished grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Loving brother of Verna (the late Wally), Betty (Skip), the late Mel (Mickey), the late Helen (Harold) and the late Bruce (Edith).


THORNE, Ralph ReynoldPassed away peacefully, surrounded by love, on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at the age of 92. 

Beloved husband of the late Doreen (nee Kilpatrick), loving and supportive father of Kim (Ron) and Mikah (Catherine),devoted grandfather of Ryan (Megan),Tori and Ava, and delighted great-grandfather of Hudson.

Ralph was predeceased by his parents Leigh and Josephine, brothers Robert and Myron, brother-in-law Roy MacIntosh. mother and father-in-law Robert and Laura Kilpatrick, sister-in-law Wendy Crowe (nee Kilpatrick),brother-in-law Jack(Dunn). 


DRAHUSZ, Jan Frank “John” - Passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side, at the Hamilton General Hospital on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in his 67th year.

Beloved husband of Maria. Cherished father of Tony (Tina), Diana (Les). Devoted grandfather of Juliana, Joshua, Brandon and Ethan.

Dear brother of the late Stan, Helen (late Larry), Mary (John), Chris (Paul), Teresa, Mike (Jen), Jim (Lisa), Donna (Lawrence). Will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends.


Domladovac StjepanDOMLADOVAC, Stjepan - Peacefully passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the age of 67.

Lovingly remembered by Janina and his daughters Teresa and Gordana and his son-in-law Miroslav. Proud grandfather of Ariana. Dear brother of Marica and uncle of Ervin.

Steve will always be fondly remembered by his extended family and many friends in Canada and Croatia.


Foreman CliffFOREMAN, Clifford Darcie - (May 14, 1930 – December 12, 2017) -

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Clifford Foreman in his 88th year.

He passed away peacefully at The Carpenter Hospice with his family by his side after a mercifully brief battle with cancer.

He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Shirley Marie Foreman (nee Veale), children John (Margo), Lisa Marie and Carolyn, grandchildren Brian, Adam, Jenna, Marcus and Jayme, great grand-daughter Aidan Marie and niece Linda Sheppard (nee Foreman).


KRAMER, June Louise (nee Heimbecker) - Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Brantford General Hospital on Monday, December 11th 2017 in her 88th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Robert Kramer (2000).  Loving mother of Karen (Bill) Harrison, and the late Paul (1994).  Devoted grandmother of Jennifer (Adam) Schieman, Steven Harrison, and her great-grandson Ayden.  She is survived by her sister Gloria Seegmiller. 


GILLESPIE, Marlene Louise - Peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospital with her family by her side on Monday, December 11, 2017, in her 71st year.

Beloved wife of the late Norman Gillespie.  Loving mother of Kim Cino (Sam), Shawn Colling, and step-mother to Sara Carroll (Stephen).  Loving Nana of Erica, Rachel, Jacob and Sammy.