Kelly William BillKELLY, William Thomas 'Bill' - (May 21, 1953 - March 2, 2018) - It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my brother in his 65th year.

Cherished brother of Jacqueline Kelly and dear father of Christine and William J. Kelly, and their mother Judy.

Predeceased by his parents Patricia Signock and William C. Kelly, and his sister Judy Angelone. Dear uncle to Julie and Stephen Lorencz, Michael, Diana, and Patrick Angelone.

Bill was a longtime employee of Canada Post.

Halley JamesHALLEY, James 'Jim' - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim at the Brantford General Hospital on March 1, 2018, with his family by his side.

Jim will be greatly missed and remembered by his loving wife of over 50 years, Jane Halley. Jim was a loving father of Richard Halley (Hayley Gatward), Karen Halley (Jay Ireland), and Christie St. Louis (Kevin). He was a proud Papa of George, Julia, Emmy, Nico, and Josephine.

Jim was the only child of the late Margaret and Hugh Halley. He will be fondly remembered for his lengthy teaching career with the Grand Erie District School Board, his commitment to Lion’s Foundation of Canada, and as a member of Greenbrier Presbyterian Church in Brantford.

Kantartzis KalliopiKANTARTZIS, Kalliopi (nee Kritikos) - Surrounded by her family at the Hamilton General Hospital on Thursday, March 1, 2018, Kalliopi Kantartzis at the age of 77 years.

Beloved wife of Leonidas Kantartzis for 59 years. Loving mother of Georgia Fthenos (Ippokratis), Andreas Kantartzis (Maria) and Nektarios Kantartzis (Debbie). Cherished Yiayia of Michael (Kathryn), Leonidas (Carmelina), Georgios (Danielle), Calli, Leo, Anastasia, Paulina and Great Yiayia of Eleni, Talia and Alexa.

Dear sister of Yianni, the late Terry (Anna), Katina (Dimitrios), Kostas, Hrysoula (Georgios) and the late Maria. She will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and friends.

Serafini AdolfoSERAFINI, Adolfo - It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Adolfo, surrounded by his loving family on March 1, 2018, in his 90th year.

Reunited with his beloved wife of 58 years, Celestina, and loving son, Gianni. Devoted father of Tiziana Penney (Peter) and Tania (Tony) Medeiros.

Beloved nonno of Natalie, Anthony, Michaelangelo and Alessandra Serafini; Vanessa (Anthony) and Jessica (Paul) Valeri; Nicholas and Marc Medeiros. Cherished bis-nonno of Ava, Celeste, Anthony, Portia, Fabia, and Ariana.

QUANTZ, E. Joan, B.Sc. – (1937 - 2018) - At the Hamilton General on March 1, 2018.

Wife of the late Dr. M.A.W. Quantz. Mother of Dr. M.A. Quantz of London, Ont.

Grandmother to Alexandra and Rowan Quantz. Sister to Mrs. James B. Astley of Kanata and A.J. McQueen of Hamilton. Predeceased by her parents Grace and Alex McQueen.

A graduate of McGill, Joan enjoyed her careers (albeit brief ones) at the Hospital for Sick Children and McMaster.

Nash SharonNASH, Sharon Rose - The family sadly announces the sudden passing of Sharon into the hands of God on March 1, 2018 in her 75th year.

Cherished sister of Beverly (Juris) Kanduth, and Barbara Mosher. Loving aunt to Julie (Mark), Melanie, and Jason (Karen), great aunt to Kate, Paige, and Noah, and a dear cousin to Donna (Norman).

INGLIS, Gayle - Peacefully at Arbour Creek L.T.C. after a lengthy battle with Kidney Disease on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, in her 66th year. 

Loved mother of her four sons and two daughters-in-law. Survived by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews, brother and sisters.  

Cruickshank HaroldCRUICKSHANK, Harold George -  1931-2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Harold George Cruickshank at the West Haldimand General Hospital, on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in his 87th year.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Irene in 2017. Loving father of Peggy Beckerson, Robert (Barbara), Kathy Peart (Bob), Kevin (Gloria) and Jackie Scott (Jeff). Dear grandfather to Jennifer, Stefanie, Danielle and Katrina, Teresa and Phillip, Jenelle, Erik and Janessa and Alexandra. Great grandfather of ten.

MILLER, Gordon - Passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in his 67th year.

Beloved husband of Barb. Loving father of Justin (Stacey) and Melody. Cherished grandfather of Laura, Brooke and Mikaela. Brother of Raymond (Linda), Joan (late Morris). Predeceased by his parents Harvey and Winnifred and his sisters Georgina (David) and Bunny (David).

SPRINGALL, Joseph Alfred - It is with heavy hearts that the family of Joseph Springall announce his passing at St Joseph’s Lifecare, on February 28, Brantford Ontario in his 92nd year.

Joseph will be greatly missed by his wife of 25 years, Selma (Huculak). Predeceased by his first wife of 46 years Elizabeth (Betty MacNeil). He will be sadly missed by his four children, Dianne (Mike Lethbridge), Joanne (John McCartney), Barbara (Bob Haines) and Joe Jr (Liz Opychany).

HAWTHORNE, Sylvia Agatha - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on February 28, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Lifecare in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of the late Hubert Samuel Hawthorne. Sylvia will be sadly missed by her five children, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, extended family and friends.

Sylvia worked at the John Noble Home for 20 years.

Steele TylerSTEELE, Tyler Robert -  It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Tyler Steele at home on February 28, 2018 in his 32nd year. 

Beloved son of William (Theresa) and Geri Salitsky (Mike).

Loving brother of Cathy, Ryan (Noor), and Kyle (Tonia).  Dear uncle of Steven (Amber), Allie, Ryder, Mackenzie, and Brooklyn.  Much loved Godson of Janice Grumbach. 

Tyler will be lovingly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

"The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD"  (Job 1: 21b).

HAMSTRA, Theresa - In the evening of February 28, 2018, in her 92nd year, Theresa Hamstra (de Vries), dearly beloved wife of the late Rev. Gerald Hamstra for 54 years, and devoted mother and best friend of Alice Hamstra and Kathleen and Adrian Benschop (Hamstra) passed away to her eternal rest.

Predeceased by a twin brother at birth, Tjetje de Vries, Chris and Ali Kuyken (de Vries), Jan de Vries, Kathleen Hamstra, Jacob Hamstra and Jeanette and Ralph Haalstra (Hamstra).

Leone PeterLEONE, Peter - (1947 - 2018) - Peacefully, with his family by his side, at Hamilton General Hospital, Peter passed away at the age of 71, on February 27th, 2018.

Beloved husband of Pierette, dedicated father of Vince (Danielle), Anna (Joseph), Maria (Allan), Antonella and Alisia (Justin). Adored Nonno of Chiara, Thomas, Jonah, Maya, Noah, Ava, Jonathan and Jacob.

Predeceased by his parents Vincenzo and Anna, and by his brothers Phillip (Dawn) and Ignazio (the late Judy). Survived by his sisters Antonietta (the late Nicolo), Stella (Frank) and Mary (Emilio).

EDDY, Robert Gordon - It is with profound sadness that the family of Doctor Robert Gordon Eddy announce his passing on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at the Brantford General Hospital.

Dr. Eddy was born October 23rd, 1929 in Brantford to parents Constant and Florence Eddy. Predeceased by his brothers Edward Eddy and Thomas Eddy and his daughter Michelle McFarland. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Sandra, his daughter Jeanette Dodge (Steve) and son Robert Eddy (Trish). Dearly loved stepfather of Allan Judson (Cheryl) and Jason Judson (Rochelle).

Lloyd GreggLLOYD, Gregg Cromar - After a courageous battle with cancer, Gregg’s gentle soul has gone to rest. Gregg passed away, surrounded by his loving family on February 27, 2018 at the Brantford General Hospital.

Caring brother to Peter (Charlene), Jeff and Susan Cassidy (Kevin). Beloved son of the late Joyce (2017) and Harry Lloyd (2008). Cherished uncle of Aimee Lloyd, Kiara and Quintin Cassidy, and the late Azaree Lloyd (1995). Gregg will also be sadly missed by Dave whom he had mentored through the years, and his special companion Bandit.

HREHA, Elizabeth Mary (Gonci) - Peacefully at Arbour Creek Long Term Care, Hamilton, on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of the late Michael (2013) for 63 years. Loving mother of Debra Zawhorodny (Alex) and Trudie Davidson (Gary). Dear grandmother of Christopher (Carley) and Michael and great-grandchildren Sierra and Christopher. Dear sister of Jean Senior. Will also be missed by her by nieces and nephews.

WATSON, Perry Gladstone - Peacefully at Brierwood Gardens, Brantford on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in his 84th year, Perry Watson, beloved husband of Henny Watson for 47 years.

Loving father of Dagmar (Ed) Adams, Mary Anne (Dave) Clarke, Heather (Kirk) Watson and predeceased by his son, Perry Znottka.  Dear father-in-law of Debbie Court. Much loved grandfather of 8 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. 

Vanderwel MariaVANDERWEL, Maria Julia Theresia (VanRoy) -  Entered into rest on Tuesday, February, 27, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife to the late John. Loving mother of Ted (Marianne), Louise Turner (Garry), Rob (Linda) and Jo-Anne Minaker (Brent). Dear grandmother to Christie, David, Wendy, Melanie, Angela, Danny, Tammy, Jeromy, Jeffrey, Andrea, Glen and Caroline. Predeceased by her granddaughter Dawn Lynn. Also survived by her many great grandchildren.

Soeting RalphSOETING, Ralph (Roelof) - In his 90th year, Ralph Soeting passed away peacefully in the arms of his wife, of almost 66 years, Jean (Jantje) Soeting-Bakker, surrounded by his children and grandchildren, in his home, on February 27, 2018.

Ralph is lovingly remembered by his children Anne (Al) Visser, Albert (Jane) Soeting, Debbie (Ben) vanHoeve, Laurie (Bill) Faber and Gary (Denise) Soeting, his 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

WIERSMA, Jacob ‘Jake’ - Peacefully at Shalom Manor, Grimsby on Monday, February 26, 2018 the Lord called home Jacob ‘Jake’ Wiersma in his 88th year.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Maria ‘Ria’ Wiersma (nee Anes) in 2011. Loved father of Robert and Elena, and Richard and Gena. Proud Opa of Emelie, Elliot, Alyssa, Hendrik, Nicole, and Joanna.  Predeceased by his sister, Ria Dorgelo and his brother-in-law, Hans Dorgelo. 

OConnor RaymondO’CONNOR, Raymond Fergus -  Having lived a very full life Ray passed away at the age of 92 in Hamilton with his wife Margaret (McCarten) at his side on February 26, 2018.

He was pre-deceased by his first wife Bernice (Long), his parents John and Mary (Hurley) of Hamilton, siblings Frank, Jim, Tom and Leo of Michigan, Kathleen, Margaret Vince, John and Gerald of Hamilton, and granddaughter Alice Dietrich-O’Connor of Ottawa.

Loving father of John (Judy) of Waterloo ON; Michael (Melanie Scott) of Wakefield QC; Denise (Peter Rogers) of White Rock BC; Gary (Cathy Bristo) of Mississauga ON; Stephen of Toronto ON; and Kathy of London ON; Heather of Sault Sainte Marie ON; Phyllis of Huston TX. 

Wasylyshen MaxWASYLYSHEN, Maxwell 'Max' - At the age of 86, Max left us on February 26, 2018, in Hamilton, having lived a full life filled with family and friends.

Max is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters as well as our angel, Josse. He is survived by his loving wife and partner of more than 50 years, Georgina (Augustus), and daughter Michelle (Jon).

The true joys of his life were his twin grandsons, Brixton and Camden, who will forever make their papa proud as they have his incredible smile and extraordinary sparkle.

THOMPSON, Donald (Optician, U.E.) - Has finally gone fishing on Sunday, February 25th, 2018.

Beloved husband of the late Catherine (nee Hughes). Cherished father of Lori (Rob) Linton, Jennifer Thompson- Neill and Chris Blum (Brad Cullen). Cherished Grandpa of Andrew, A.J., and Scott Mackie, Grayson and Sterling Neill, Daniel and Shelby Blum, Megan and Sadie Cullen.

Magdziak MietekMAGDZIAK, Mieczyslaw 'Mietek' - Passed away peacefully at home, with family by his side on Sunday, February 25, 2018, in his 91st year. 

Beloved husband of Izabella (Pankasz) Magdziak for 70 years.

Mietek was the youngest of eight siblings, survived by his sister, Helena, in Poland. Loving father of Kazimierz Magdziak (Anna), Andrzej Magdziak and Teresa Piasecki (Stan), all of Brantford.  Cherished Dziadzia to Eva, Mirek and Misty, Margaret and Victor, Stefan and Joanna, Izabela and Chris, Irena and Dan, Andrzej and Ivy, Mark, Joanna and Paul, Marta, and Anna and Jamie.  Doting Super Dziadzia to thirteen great-grandchildren. 

METCALFE, Doreen - Peacefully after a courageous battle, Doreen went to be with our Lord on Sunday February 25, 2018, at the age of 90 years.

Loving mother of Diane O’Neill (the late John) and the late Sharon Jamieson. Dear grandmother of David (Sarah) and the late Ryan. Great Nanna of Davey, Pat, Chris, and family in England. Best friend of Stella Preca.

Originally from Toronto, she moved to Brantford when she retired. Doreen loved life, family and her friends. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, mall walkers and helping out at St. James Christmas Market and the Blue Jays. She loved all animals. Her faith was always strong and her family most important.