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COCCIA, Nazzareno Coccia,, Obituary | Print |

COCCIA, Nazzareno -

Coccia_Narareno(May 14, 1928 - July 21, 2014)

After a courageous battle with cancer, Nazzareno was called home by our Lord on July 21, 2014 at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of 56 years of the late Maria.

Loving father to Beatrice and Greg Adoranti, Anthony and Liz Coccia, Frida and the late Ray Carbert, Marco and Nora Coccia. Much loved and cherished Nonno of Christopher, Marie, Natalie, Daniel, Michelle, Anthony, Jessica, Matthew, Gabriella and Eliana.

Nazzareno will be sadly missed by his family and friends in Italy and Canada.

Thanks to Father Janusz Roginski and Father Charlie Galea for giving him his dying wish, as well as the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital for their care and compassion. 

We know you are at peace and looking over us. Thanks for giving us so much love.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Assumption Parish, 63 Highway 20 East, Stoney Creek on Thursday, July 24th at 10:30am. Entombment to follow.

Donations to the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


LANIGAN, Harold J. Lanigan, Obituary | Print |

LANIGAN, Harold J . -

Peacefully, on Monday, July 21, 2014, at St. Peter's Residence at Chedoke, Harold Lanigan, in his 89th year.

Beloved husband of the late Evelyn (née MacIntyre). Loving father of Marleen Burgess, Barry, and Randy (Lorna). Loved grandfather of Michael (Courtney), Robin (Steven), Nicole (Eugene), Brett, Kylee, and Shaun.

Dear brother of Joan Llewellyn, Jack, Arthur (Mary), Maxine Bell, Joey (Shirley), and Larry (Jean). Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his brother Vince.

Mr. Lanigan was a long time employee of Shell Canada with over 30 years of service, then worked for First Ontario Credit Union for 25 years as a Courier.

The family wishes to express their thanks to the Staff of St. Peter's Residence at Chedoke for the care and compassion shown to their father during his residency there.

A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, July 25th in Hamilton. Cremation to follow.

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.


LYON, John Lyon, Obituary | Print |

LYON, John -

Lyon_JohnPeacefully, at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Monday, July 21, 2014 in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of Shirley for over 69 years.

Devoted father of Peter and his wife Mary, and Anita.

Grandpa will be missed by Donna (Kyle), Susan (Dan) and special great-grandpa of Julia, Mason and Jessie.

John was in the RCAF and did a tour of opts with the 420 squadron, he was also a lifetime member of the Stoney Creek Radio Control Model Club and retiree of Local 18 Carpenter Union.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Stoney Creek.


ROOS, Peter Roos, Obituary | Print |

ROOS, Peter -

Passed away peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Monday, July 21, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones.

Predeceased by his wife Edel (1995). P

eter will be loved and missed dearly by his companion of 14 years, Martina; his son Dominik (Jennifer) and daughter Michelle (Bryan Hall) and step-children Ronny, Nicole and Stephan; grandchildren Adel, Max and Lotta; sister Waltraud Menzel (predeceased Helmut).

In Peter's younger years, he worked for the largest printing press in Germany where he was taught how to print books for school children. When Peter came to Canada he bought what was to become a well known restaurant in Dundas, the Schwaben Inn. He owned and operated this business for 34 years before retiring. He enjoyed the many years of chatting and getting to know his patrons.

He happily spent his retirement chasing after his grandchildren.

A special thank you is extended to the doctors and nurses at the Hamilton General Hospital for their care.

Funeral Mass will take place at ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, 58 Sydenham Street, Dundas on Friday at 11 a.m.

If you so wish, donations to the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital or The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


FREEMAN, Joan Freeman, Obituary | Print |


Peacefully at Idlewyld Manor on July 20, 2014, in her 84th year.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas (1997).

Joan is predeceased by her parents George and Olive.

Dear sister of Carol Walters (William). Loving Aunt of Ross (Tammy), Mary Beth, Alex and Doug (Mary) and great-aunt to six.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Idlewyld Manor for their exceptional care.

Service will be held in Hamilton on Wednesday.  Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Idlewyld Manor would be appreciated.

Joan, you were an amazing sister and aunt. We were all blessed to have you in our lives. You will truly be missed.


HAWORTH, Leslie Haworth Obituary | Print |

HAWORTH, Leslie -

Haworth_Leslie(April 18, 1943 – July 20, 2014)

Peacefully at home on July 20th, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.

Cherished husband to Beryl. Loving Father to Michael (Joan) and Melanie. Devoted Papa to Andrew, Owen and Simon.

Brother to the late Diane, Dorothy Davis (Geoff) and John (Maureen).

Leslie was a former board member of the St. Joseph’s Foundation (Hamilton) and was the CFO at the Laidlaw Group of Companies from 1970-2000.

Thanks to Dr. Turnbull and the staff at McMaster ALS Clinic and ALS Society. A special thank you to the Caregivers Grace, Vilma and Melinda.

A Celebration of Life will take place in Burlington on Thursday July 24th. Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the ALS Society.


MARIC, Mihajlo Maric, Obituary | Print |

MARIC, Mihajlo -

Suddenly passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Juravinski Hospital, at the age of 81.

Very dear husband of 61 years to Nevenka.

Predeceased by his son Milorad, parents Ruza and Pane, siblings Simo, Kosavka, Vidosava, Jovanka, and Milan.

Loving father of Nikola. Very loving grandfather of Daniella (Simo) Stevanovic. Loving and proud Pra Deda of Nemanja.

He will be sadly missed by his brother-in-law Ratko (Slobodanka) and nephews Nikola (Linda), and Marko (Amanda) and families.

Mihajlo was a retiree of Bell Canada and also a longtime member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church (Barton St.).

A Funeral Service will be held at St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church (Barton St.) on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with the Very Reverend Father Vojislav Pavlovic officiating. Interment.


WHITWELL, Margaret (Lane)Whitwell Obituary | Print |

WHITWELL, Margaret (nee Lane) -

Peacefully on July 20, 2014, at Victoria Gardens in her 91st year.

Predeceased by husband Gordon.

Loving mother of Donald, Theresa (Dennis), Rosemary (Robert), Rodney, Richard (Marge), Alison (Boris), and predeceased James, Thomas, and Kristine. Proud grandmother of 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grand- children.

Special thanks to the staff at Victoria Gardens for their attentive care.

Margaret was known to carry her catholic faith on her sleeve and was a lifelong member of the CWL.

A funeral mass will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (416 Mohawk Road East) on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Good Shepherd would be appreciated by the family.


FANARA, Girolamo 'Gino' Fanara Obituary | Print |

FANARA, Girolamo 'Gino' -

Fanara_Gino(August 28, 1947 - July 19, 2014) - Surrounded by his loving family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Girolamo (Gino) Fanara in his 67th year.

Girolamo leaves behind his loving wife (Lina) of 44 years. He is survived by his son Emanuele (Lucy) Fanara and his daughter Grace (Patrick) Palmer, proud and loving Nonno to Matthew and Nicholas Palmer and Guilia and Dante Fanara.

He is survived by his siblings, Giuseppe (Antoinette) Fanara, Pietro (Antonella) Fanara, Santa (Angelo) Scime, Teresa (Mario) Chiodo, brother-in-law to Mary (Joe) Martorelli, Angela Vanderlaan, Carmela (David) Knowles and Salvina Smith (Chris Robb).  He is survived by many nieces and nephews in Canada and Europe, who thought the world of him.

Girolamo is predeceased by his parents Emanuele and Concetta Fanara and his in-laws Salvatore and Grazia Noto Campanella.

A Funeral Mass will be held at All Souls Catholic Church, 21 Barton Street W., Hamilton on Wednesday, July 23rd at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Ancaster.


HANSON, Catherine Hanson Obituary | Print |

HANSON, Catherine -

Peacefully at the Stedman Community Hospice on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in her 53rd year.

Catherine Hanson, beloved wife of Ken Mitchell for 19 years. Loving mother of Belinda Hanson (Paul Bien), Stephen Hanson, Grace Ross (Dan Serpa).  Much loved grandmother of Oriana.

Catherine was a teacher at Grand Erie Learning Alternatives.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements out of Brantford.

If wished, memorial donations to the Stedman Community Hospice gratefully appreciated.


RUSSELL, Gladys Irene (Brandt) Russell Obituary | Print |

RUSSELL, Gladys Irene (Brandt) -      "Express Condolences"

Passed away at her home on July 19, 2014 in her 94th year.

Predeceased by her husband Lorne.

She will be missed by her children Sharon (Bruce) Fleming, and Lorna Newport, her 5 grandchildren, and her 4 great grandchildren.

The family wishes to extend its thanks to the doctors and staff at St. Joseph's Hospital for their compassion and care.

Friends may call at the   MARLATT FUNERAL HOME , 615 Main Street East, Hamilton on Tuesday, July 22nd from 7-9pm.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, July 23rd at 1pm. Interment to follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

Donations to the SPCA would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be made at marattfhhamilton.com.



TILL, Asta (Senila) Till Obituary | Print |

TILL, Asta (nee Senila) -

Till_Asta(January 20, 1923 – July 19, 2014)

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in her 92nd year.

She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years Arnold, and her son Erik.

She is survived by her son Roy and his wife Nicole and five grandchildren, Shawn (Leanne), Tammy (Scott), Alana, Natasha, and Mia; and five great-grandchildren Leia, Ethan, Matthew, Noah, and Connor.

“Mummu” was loved by all and was known for her kind disposition, never complaining, and quietly accepting both the sorrows and beauty of life. She is well remembered for her always effervescent smile.

Many thanks to the kind staff at Wentworth Lodge which was her home for the last four years.

Funeral service will be held in Dundas on Tuesday, July 22nd.  Interment.

If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.


WARD, Ralph Herbert Ward, Obituary | Print |

WARD, Ralph Herbert -

May 23, 1936 - July 19, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family of Ralph Ward announces his sudden passing on July 19, 2014 in Hamilton, in his 79th year.

Born in Gananoque, Ontario, Ralph was predeceased by his loving wife Anna Ward (2002).

Survived by his sister Sharon Frink (Wayne) and brother Patrick Ward of Kingston.

Ralph will live on in the hearts of his nieces and nephews, stepchildren, grandchildren, family and friends.

Ralph was a dedicated employee of Stelco Hilton Works for 35 years with Local 1005 and served his communities as a volunteer firefighter.

Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 23rd in Hamilton.  Interment.

Those wishing to make a donation in Ralph's memory are asked to consider the Canadian Diabetes Association.


ANDERSON, William 'Bill' Anderson Obituary | Print |

ANDERSON, William 'Bill' -

Anderson_Bill(April 12, 1927 - July 18, 2014)

A loving family man passed away peacefully on July 18th, 2014 at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Bill was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Donna (nee Markle).

Loved father of Dennis Anderson (Karen) and Karen Provost (Jerry). Adored grandfather of Jennifer (Stu), Sarah (Julian), Katie, Megan, Carling (Scott) and Laura (Adam). He was such a proud great-grandfather of Nevan, Hannah, Avery, Johanna, Mira and Peyton.

Bill enjoyed a long successful career at Stelco, retiring in 1987 as Head of Mechanical Installation, Field Forces.

Bill was a lifetime member and served as president of the East Hamilton Optimist Club enjoying club activities. He was also the Charter President of the Caledonia Optimist Club. In his later years, he was a member of the Stoney Creek Legion.

The family would like to thank ALL staff at 3West, St. Peter’s Hospital, including his special nurses and many friends for all their expertise and compassionate care. A very special thank you to Anne Cliffe, who played crib with our dad twice a week during his stay at St. Peter’s. He loved and appreciated it very much.

Funeral Service will be held in Stoney Creek on Wednesday, July 23rd. Interment to follow.

If desired, donations may be made to St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation.


BAKER, Lawrence William Baker, Obituary | Print |

BAKER, Lawrence William -    "Express Condolences"

Passed away after a long full life on July 18, 2014 in Hamilton at the age of 99.

Predeceased by his wife Evelyn and daughter Judith.

Loving father of Robert and father-in-law of Maureen Baker. Awesome grandfather of Leigh and Paul Baker.

Will be missed by sister-in-law Dorothy Dyer. Very deeply loved by his nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends at Queens Garden and Court at Rushdale.

Special thank you to all the staff at Queens Garden for all their compassionate care.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Ave. E., on Wednesday, July 23rd at 1 p.m. in the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to McMaster Children’s Hospital would be appreciated by the family.



BLACHA, Gertrud (Gertrude) Irena Blacha, Obituary | Print |

BLACHA, Gertrud (Gertrude) Irena -     "Express Condolences"

Blacha_GertrudPeacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Friday July 18, 2014 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Leon Blacha. Predeceased by her sister Helena Przybyla and her brother Joseph Gizewski.

Survived by her sister Johanna Meyer (Waldemar) in Germany.

Irena will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and friends in Canada, Germany, Poland and France.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Church since she and her husband arrived in Canada in 1950.

Friends will be received at the "THORPE BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL" 96 West Street on Monday July 21st from 7:00 to 9:00 pm with Parish Prayers at 8:00 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church 235 Brant Avenue on Tuesday July 22nd 2014 at 10:00 am. Interment.

If wished, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Elevator Fund, St. Joseph's Scholarship Fund or the charity of your choice.



BUCK, Betty Alice (Quanbury) Buck Obituary | Print |

BUCK, Betty Alice (nee Quanbury) -

Buck_BettyPeacefully, at her home in Port Dover, on Friday, July 18, 2014. Betty (nee Quanbury) formerly of R.R. 5, Simcoe, six days before her 85th birthday.

Wife of the late Bill (2010).

Beloved mother of Wendy and Darcy Mitchell, Debbie Bisson and Jeff Simon, Scott Buck all of Port Dover. Mother-in-law of Sheron Buck of R.R. 5, Simcoe and Janice Buck of Port Dover.

Loving grandmother of Shawn and Laurie, Stephanie and Dana; Stacy, Michael and Nadia; Brad and Jonelle, Abby, Charly, Ginny; Tara and Dylan; Jason, Chris and Shaundra and 16 great grandchildren.

Predeceased by sons, Roger (1967), Marc (2001) and Wayne (2010), grandsons Cody (1984) and Ryan (2001).

Sister of Elsie Lawrence and Ernie Quanbury.

Arrangements out of Jarvis. Funeral Service for Betty will be held at Grace United Church, Port Dover on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Interment.

Donations to Grace United Church Building Fund would be appreciated by the family.


DEMILLE, Gordon Warren Demille, Obituary | Print |

DEMILLE, Gordon Warren -

His struggles with declining health came to a peaceful end at home on July 18, 2014, in his 69th year.

Forever missed by his high school sweetheart and wife, Fran, of 49 years. He will be deeply missed by his loving, caring and devoted sons Rick (Teresa), Don (Sherri) and Steve (Carolyn). Gord was the proud Grandpa (Poppy) of Kevin, Sara, Dezirae, Shantelle, Tyler, Emily and Max.

Predeceased by parents Lyle and Alma, and brothers Donnie and Bill.

Loving brother of Nancy DeMille, sisters-in-law Sue DeMille and Shirley (Jim) Banyard.

He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Gord was employed at Stelco for 36 years and retired in 2001. He was an avid golfer and member at Twenty Valley G&CC and enjoyed his time on the course with his buddies.

Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Gord's life at Marquis Gardens, 1050 Rymal Rd. E., Hamilton on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 1-4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please give the gift of time to your family.


HOCHEVAR, Mary (Zakrajsek) Hochevar, Obituary | Print |

HOCHEVAR, Mary (nee Zakrajsek) -

Peacefully passed away on July 18, 2014 at Heritage Green Nursing Home, in her 93rd year.

Loving mother of Mia (Rob) Goodfellow. Cherished grandmother of Gregory and Christopher. Dear great- grandmother of Charlotte and Jones.

Mary is predeceased by four brothers and two sisters.

She will also be missed by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends in Slovenia, Canada and the USA.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Heritage Green for the care of Mary over the past three years as well as the Juravinski Hospital for their compassion during this difficult journey.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Gregory The Great Church, 125 Centennial Parkway North, Hamilton on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. A burial will follow.


MEHLENBACHER, John Mark Mehlenbacher, Obituary | Print |


Mehlenbacher_John(April 30, 1959 - July 18, 2014)

With heavy hearts we say goodbye to Mark, who lost his courageous battle with cancer at home surrounded by his loving family.

Mark leaves behind his best friend and loving wife Cindy (nee Walker) and his three children Brian, Jeff, and Kayla.

Mark also leaves behind his parents Morris and Yvonne, sisters Laurie (Ron, recently deceased) and Kimberly (Dan), mother-in-law Betty Walker and sister-in-law Shelley (Dean).  Favourite uncle to Cody, Kyle, Lucas, Jake, Nicole, Kelsey and Ben.

How fortunate we all are to have had such an amazing man in our lives. We will not be the same without him. Mark was a mentor and inspiration to many and friend to all.

Mark started as a volunteer firefighter in Ancaster in 1981 and became a full time firefighter with Hamilton Fire Department in 1986. He moved to a full time position with the Ancaster Fire Department in 1988 that began his career path as an officer, eventually becoming Fire Chief in 1998.

Mark became the Deputy Fire Chief with the Burlington Fire Department where he remained until December 2007.  In January of 2008, he became the St. Catharines' Fire Chief. Mark also served as a Director within the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs until his sudden passing.

During his career, Mark was instrumental in leading many initiatives and changes. Some of these included pumper shuttle accreditation, defibrillator implementation in recreational facilities, emergency preparedness planning, while consistently applying his talent to foster and build relationships.

Being a firefighter was more than a job to Mark, it was his passion, along with boating and happy hour at home or on the dock with family and friends at the family lake house.

Many thanks to Dr. Antoniuk, CCAC, "nurse Shelley" and homecare nurse Joanne Norwood. We would also like to thank all those who supported the family through this difficult time.

The family will receive visitors, family and friends at the Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home, Ancaster on Monday, July 21st from 6 - 9pm, and on Tuesday, July 22nd from 1 - 4 pm  &  6 - 9 pm .

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 23rd at 1 p.m. at the Ancaster Fairgrounds "Marritt Hall," located at 630 Trinity Rd. S., at Hwy 52 and Hwy 2.


PASCOE, Maurice Miles 'Doc' Pascoe Obituary | Print |

PASCOE, Maurice Miles 'Doc' -

Passed away at Burloak Long Term Care, Burlington on Friday, July 18, 2014, Maurice Pascoe of Burlington at the age of 91.

Beloved husband of Patricia Pascoe. Predeceased by his first wife Kathleen (nee Doyle).

Cherished father of Patrick (Beryl), Maureen Beatty (Larry), the late Maurice (Stephanie) and the late Michael. Predeceased by daughter in law Heather. Cherished grandfather of Michael (Whitney), Courtney, Chantelle (Andrew), Erika, Roy, Jennifer (Ryan), Andrea (Linden), John-Philip, Christopher and great grandfather of Elsie, Emmit, Abigail, Jacob, Odin, Tiawna and Tanisha.

Dear brother of Marian McLean, the late Pearl Churcher, late Kathleen Thompson, and late Viola Bell. Lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by niece Patricia.

Doc was a former member of East Plains United Church and the Masonic Lodge, The Shriners and the Scottish Rite.

A Funeral Service will be held in Burlington on Tuesday, July 22nd. Private Cremation.

For those who wish, donations in memory of Doc to The Shriners Club of Hamilton would be sincerely appreciated by the family.


SLACK, Mildred Margaret Slack, Obituary | Print |

SLACK, Mildred Margaret -

It is with great sadness and yet joy that we announce the passing of our beautiful and amazing mother Mildred on July 18, 2014, at the age of 94 at the West Haldimand General in Hagersville.

Reunited with her husband Rivers (1989). Dearly loved mother of Wilbert (Webb) and Marjorie Slack, and Marlene and Ron Link. Grandmother to 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Also survived by sister Audrey Hoover; sisters-in-law Sonia Bacher and Reta Bacher and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by brothers Winfred, Albert, Roy, and Howard and sisters Mabel, and Helen.

Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Hagersville. Interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charity of Your Choice.


WARD, Claire Ward, Obituary | Print |

WARD, Claire -

Passed away peacefully at the Juravinski Hospital on July 18, 2014, after a lengthy battle with cancer, at the age of 56.

Claire will be sadly missed by Joanne and Nolan Santucci, Liz and Rick Bomford, Jacque Billette and all her friends in the transportation industry.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 24th in Hamilton.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hamilton Food Share would be kindly appreciated.


ISABELLA, Faustino Isabella, Obituary | Print |

ISABELLA, Faustino -

Peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital, with his family by his side, on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of the late Nicoletta (nee Gallo). Loving father of Joseph, Domenic, and Felina Urciuoli. Cherished Nonno to Alisa, Justin, Nicole, Brittni, Peter and Lucas.

Dear brother of Idea Carpenter, the late Rose Trunzo, the late Francesco Isabella, the late Rinetta Isabella and brother-in-law of Giuseppina Cerminara, and Felicia Mercuri.

He was loved and cherished by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A special thank you to all the Palliative Care Team for all their care and compassion.

The Funeral Mass will be offered at Incarnation Parish (corner of Nash and Barton) on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 9 a.m. Entombment will follow.


KOWALCHUK, Mary Kowalchuk, Obituary | Print |


At the Guelph General Hospital on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in her 95th year.

Mary, formerly of Stoney Creek, was predeceased by her husband Stephen (1997) and her daughter Teresa (1993).

Loved mother of Sonia (Mrs. David Green) of Guelph, Dennis and his wife Margo of Caledon and David and his wife Patti of Kennesaw, Georgia. Cherished grandmother of nine grandchildren and twelve great- grandchildren.

Predeceased by her brothers and sisters.

Will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 19 at 1 pm. in Stoney Creek. Interment.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


MATI, Mary Mati, Obituary | Print |

MATI, Mary -     "Express Condolences"

It is with great sadness that Mary's family announces her passing at St. Joseph's Villa on July 17, 2014 at the age of 97.

Beloved wife of the late Michael.

Loving mother of Mary Lipa (John). Cherished Baba of Deborah Blain (Leo), Michael Lipa (Penny) and Nancy Inch (Geoff). Great-Baba of Dylan, Leah, Sean, Kathryn, Madison and Cooper. Great-great Baba of Anna and Wyatt.

Special thanks to the staff of Trillium Lane at St. Joseph's Villa for their exceptional care.

Visitation at MARKEY-DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth) on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 9am until the time of Funeral Mass at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Slovak Catholic Church-Byzantine Rite, 1406 Barton Street East at 10:30am. Interment to follow.

If desired, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Villa.



PRENGER, Gerry Prenger Obituary | Print |

PRENGER, Gerry -

Peacefully at Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in his 85th year.

Gerry Prenger, beloved husband of the late Teresa Prenger (nee Gerritsen).

Loving father of Aly Heugh (Dave), Wendy Harris (Rick), Sharon Dickenson, Gerald Prenger, Beverly Messenger (Ray), Patricia Prenger (Bill), John Prenger.   Dear brother of 6 brothers and 8 sisters. Much loved grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. 

Memorial service will be held in Brantford on Tuesday, July 22. Cremation has taken place.

If wished memorial donations to the charity of your choice gratefully appreciated.


PROKOP, Barbara Ellen Prokop, Obituary | Print |

PROKOP, Barbara Ellen -

It gives me deep sadness in my heart to announce that Barbara Ellen Prokop, born January 28, 1938 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, ON, passed away July 17, 2014 at Juravinski Hospital Hamilton, ON.

Predeceased by her father Thomas Edward Brown and her mother Elizabeth Mercer.

Born and raised in England, they moved to Hamilton to start a new life. Thomas worked in a coal mine in England and when moved to Hamilton worked for the steel company.

Thomas and Elizabeth had three daughters, Betty, Joan and Barbara. The daughters eventually married, Betty had three children, Tommy, Larry and Donna Baxter; Joan had a boy and a girl, Joannie and Jeffrey Duke; Barbara had two boys, Steven and John Prokop.

Morris and Barbara married July 27, 1964 in the city of Hamilton, ON. Barbara worked at the Bank of Nova Scotia, Morris operated his brother's taxi business in Grimsby, ON, then worked at The Grange Tavern in downtown Hamilton.

Barbara had a son, Steven Ralph Prokop, in which Morris openly adopted Steven in 1965 as his own and in 1966 Morris and Barbara had a son, John Thomas Prokop in which they provided the best possible traditional family valued lifestyle that any son would be so lucky and fortunate to have all in one lifetime.

Family morals, values, trust and communication were a very important part of a structured lifestyle in which seems to be lost in this day and age. Marriage vows meant something to them. For better, for worse, in sickness and in health, till death do them part, that's what made Morris and Barbara last 50 years, July 27, 2014. They had fun together, they laughed together, they cried together, they enjoyed life together, right to the bitter end.

Barbara suffered from chronic pain for a number of years in which her loving husband Morris devoted himself to give up everything to give his wife the best care possible, and he did. Barbara was a lucky woman to have that love and commitment and Morris was just as fortunate to have Barbara because she was a frugal woman and made sure the bills were paid and the home life was always structured and run like a well oiled machine. They were a match made in heaven.

Barbara will be greatly missed and never forgotten by all the friends and family she had ever known, especially her beloved and devoted husband Morris Prokop and her son John who will miss her for all the love and support Barbara gave to him, believing in him through the good, bad and hard times life often had to offer.

Barbara, may your journey to the life of everlasting peace be joyful and you are now in the hands of God with no more pain and suffering and the peace of mind that you passed with dignity and you will be missed by all. May God rest your soul. Amen.

There will be no service upon the request of Barbara, but if you would like to send a condolence to Morris and John, please call 905-389-4783 or forward mail to 2692 James Street, Duncan, BC, V9L 2X6 or leave a message at 250-748-3977.

"God grant the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change those things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."


ten BRINKE, Dirk ten Brinke, Obituary | Print |

ten BRINKE, Dirk -

It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad, Dirk, in his 79th year, July 17, 2014, peacefully in his sleep.

Father of Rick (Skylar), Rob, Steve (Lisa) and Sonya. Loved Grandpa of Danielle, Aric, Tristan, Alyssa and Luke.

Dirk demonstrated an outstanding positive spirit and sense of humour despite extreme challenges.

Our family thanks all the staff of Wentworth Heights for not only the high level of care, but the love shown to him and our family... you guys rock.

Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to a life celebration at The Village of Wentworth Heights, 1620 Upper Wentworth, Hamilton on Wednesday, July 23rd at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.


VanANDEL, George VanAndel, Obituary | Print |

VanANDEL, George -

VanAndel_GeorgeIt pleased the Lord to take to Himself His servant, George VanAndel.  George passed away peacefully in his 81st year at the Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton, on Thursday, July 17, 2014.  

George was the beloved husband of Grace (nee Bultje) for 56 years.

Much loved father of Ronn and Annie-Lynn VanAndel, Phil and Terri VanAndel, Mark and Helen VanAndel, Deanna and Jake Ruggi, Annette and Bill Bartels, and Carolyn VanAndel.

Remembered with love by his many grandchildren, Andrew and Megan, Leah, Larissa, Braden, Joel and Irma, Meagan and Josh, Josh and Kim, Karina, Stephen, Daron and Shannon, Kristin and Reuben, Heather and Mike, Colin and Lisa, Kayla, Stephanie and Curtis, Keleigh andTyler, Graham, Denise and Austin, and Chad. Proud great-grandpa of Nicola, Lauren, Livia, Emma, Carter and Harper.  

George was also the younger brother of Audrey ( and John),  Conrad (and Ann), and Kees (and Jane).  He was the brother-in-law of Barbara and Kees , Liny  and Willem, Bertha and Jan, John and Ann, Bert and Jane, Albert and Grace, Linda and Izak, Alberdina and Keith, Phil, and Sharon.

Friends and acquaintances are invited to visit with the family on Monday, July 21st at Cornerstone Canadian Reformed Church, 353 Stonechurch Road E., Hamilton from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.

The funeral service will be held, the Lord willing, on Tuesday, July 22nd at 11 a.m. in the same church building. Pastor Bill DeJong will lead the service. Interment will follow.

The family extends a heartfelt thank-you to the caring staff at the Juravinski Hospital.

As an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wycliffe Canada.


VUKSAN, Dobrica (Belic) Vuksan, Obituary | Print |

VUKSAN, Dobrica (nee Belic) -

It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother and grandmother on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in her 80th year.

Reunited with her late husband Zivan.

Devoted mother of Tatjana and her husband Goran Bajcetic. Cherished Baba of Georgina and Sandra. Much loved sister of Tihomir and Dusan of Serbia. Dear cousin of Milijana Keravica and her children; Evica and Gradimir and their families.

Sadly missed by the Bajcetic family and many friends. Dobrica was also predeceased by her siblings; Vlado, Jelica and Milan.

Funeral service held at Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, 1415 Barton Street East, Hamilton on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow.


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