Ganski WaldemarGANSKI, Waldemar - has passed away peacefully with family by his side on September 25, 2017 after having made it proudly to 90 years. 

Predeceased recently by his wife Irene.  Loving father of Edward (Victoria) and Regina.  Stepfather of Miroslaw (Ewa) and Dagmara (Janusz).  Much loved grandfather of Evan and Emily and step-grandfather to Izabela, Paulina, Krystian, Dominka and Victoria. 

Brother of Joseph Groth in Poland.  Will be dearly missed by Ludwika Ganski, and good close friends Irene Sagonowski, Wojtek (Beata) Sosnowski , Jerzy (Christina) Popieluch and Danusia (Frank) Borreggine, Renia and her daughter Agnieszka. Also fondly remembered by friends and family in Poland as well as the Mattucci family. 


Hall Violet

HALL, Violet Harriet  - (March 19, 1931 – September 24, 2017) 

Peacefully with family by her side, Violet passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Joseph Brant Hospital.

Loving mother of Linda Mclauchlin, Patricia Choma (late Bill), Shirley Trentalance (Joe) and Carol Gall (Fraser).

Adoring nana to Jennifer (James), Spencer (Jenn), Jordan (Kim) and Taylor. Great-Grandmother to Alex and Aiden.


Castor PaulaCASTOR, Paula - It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Paula (Ariznabaretta) Castor on Sunday, September 24, 2017 in her 87th year at the Hamilton General Hospital.

She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband Ricardo “Carding”, Children Lulu (Pastor Ping), Jimmy (Beth), Helen (Rene), Julie, Zeny (Marco) and Ditas (Arnold). She was the treasured “Lola” to her fifteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her sister (Nene), brother (Ben) and several nieces and nephews. 

She will also be sadly missed by her family at the Friends of Jesus Christ Ministries where she has been a life-long member and active worshiper.


Passfield GladysPASSFIELD, Gladys - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother Gladys in her 89th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Harvey for 65 years.  Loving mother of Donna (George) Roach, Bryon and the late James.  Much loved grandmother of Jennifer (Patrick), Kelly (James), Grant (Christine) and Dale.  Proud great-grandmother of 10 and great-great-grandmother of 4. 

Gladys will be missed and lovingly remembered by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Ray (Joyce), Doug (Sandy), Allen (Elaine) and Olive.  She will also be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. 


JANSEN, Janet (Antoinetta) - Peacefully, on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Arbour Creek Long Term Care Centre in her 95th year.

Beloved wife of the late John Jansen. Cherished mother of Sally Kavanagh (Sean), Peter (the late Connie) and the late Teresa Jacobs. Loving Oma of Sean, Robin, Tara, Tobi, Kelly and many great- grandchildren.


Yokoyama YoshiyeYOKOYAMA, Yoshiye - (July 30, 1931- September 24, 2017) - Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on September 24, 2017.

Beloved mother of Dennis and his wife Dianne, and Gary and his wife Jill. Cherished grandma of Kenneth, Douglas and Sharon.

Survived by her siblings Martha, Yuki and Shigeru. Predeceased by her parents Daimatsu and Hide Yoshinaka and her sister Kay.


HOBEN, George James - Sadly we announce the passing of George on September 24, 2017 in his 69th year. 

Loving father of Frederick Yensen, Jason Yensen and Michael Yensen (Chantel).  Proud grandfather of Britany, Rachael, Jacob, Kylee, Nick and Connor.  


Horne ToniHORNE, Teuntje 'Toni' (nee Van Holst) - From her birth in the Netherlands in June of 1932, to her death on September 23, 2017, Teuntje touched the lives of many people with her love and kindness.

Left to honour Teuntje and remember her love are her three children, Diana Walsh, Brian (Nancy) Horne, and Denise (Cam) Baynton. She is the beloved grandmother of Serena and Nicole and treasured tiny Nina to her granddaughters Cassandra (Rob) and April (Ed). Missing her will be six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandkids.

Teuntje was a loving sister to her brother Auke (Audrey) Van Holst and loved aunt to their family. Predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Ronald (2014) and her parents, Arie and Janke Van Holst.


Islic PetarISLIC, Petar - Peacefully, surrounded by his family at St. Peter’s Hospital on September 23, 2017 in his 98th year.

Beloved husband of the late Franca.  Loving father of the late Nikola (Barbara), the late Stjepan (Barica), and Marica (Ivan).

Cherished Deda of Kathy (Rick), Barbara (Rai), Natalija (Bob), Drazen (Cheryl), Biserka (Bart), Marica (Denis), Irena (Trevor) and Snjezana (Zeljko).  Proud Great Grandfather of Ashly, Damian, Tommy, Katarina, Erica, Nikita, Anita, Marinna, Andrea, Ryen, Nikki and Carla.


Paige RonPAIGE, Ronald Roy - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald Paige at the Stedman Community Hospice on Saturday September 23, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

Ron was married to the love of his life Eileen (nee Berkeley) for 62 years. Loving and devoted father of Michael and his wife Sherry, James Ronald and Janice and her husband Eric Balicki.

He was very proud of his grandchildren; Karen (Tre), Jason Paige (Sam), Clayton and Mitch Keene. Ron is survived by his sisters; Virginia (Warren), Gloria (Hap) and Joanne (Roy). He is predeceased by his parents Michael and Mary and by his sister Patti.


RIGA, Armelina - Peacefully in her 96th year on September 23, 2017.

Beloved wife to the late Fiori. Devoted mother and mother-in-law to Lucille and the late Larry Di Censo and Lori and Jim Skinner. Loving Grandma to Marisa Di Censo (Jerry Jeffrey), Matthew Skinner (Deborah) and Natalie Williams (David). Great Grandma to Jesse, Tristin and Sophiah Skinner and Lauren Williams.


Musta George


MUSTA, George - On September 23, 2017 George Musta passed peacefully at home. George had been battling an illness for the past 2 years and is now at peace.

A beloved husband to Veronica(nee Kracun) A cherished father to Adrian Musta (Barbara) and Valentin Musta. Dearest grandfather to Claire and Adriana.

Much loved brother to Tiberie and Ana and their families. George will also be remembered by the Kracun and Georgijevski families and by all those who's lives he touched.


STARKEY, Joyce Rose (nee Grant) - Matriarch of our family, lovingly known as “Lil G”, passed away peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in her 89th year.

Predeceased by her husband, Reverend Fred Starkey. Loving mother of Brenda (Ken) Kennedy, Bruce (Linda) Dinsmore. Much loved grandmother of Sandra Rae, Bonnie Kennedy, Candy Bekaan, Holly Dinsmore and great-grandmother of Brandy Goold, Kenneth Goold. Will be lovingly remembered by her extended family. She will remain forever in our hearts.


Hutton HughHUTTON, Hugh - Peacefully entered into rest on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the West Haldimand General Hospital, Hagersville. Hugh Harris Hutton of Caledonia, in his 100th year.

Survived by his son, Jim and he will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Carley and Sam and their mother Kim Fleming. Harris is predeceased by his beloved wife Dorothy (Holstein), and brother and sister-in-law Ross and Mary (Williamson). Harris will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews whom always shared an active role in his life.

He will be fondly remembered by all of his in-laws, relatives, as well as his close friends and neighbours on the McKenzie Road. Harris will also be thought of often by his Caledonia Baptist Church family where he was a life time member.


MALLEY, Shirley Patricia -  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Shirley Malley with family by her side, on September 23, 2017 at the age of 75.

Loving mother of Clifford (Darlene), Randy, and Kathleen (Roger). Proud grandmother of Miranda (Anthony), Logan, Madison, and Sean. Ecstatic Great-grandmother of Anakin.

Survived by her sisters Helen (Ervin) and Francine. Mother at heart to Carine, Nancy, Debbie, Patrick, and Danik. She will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family.  Predeceased by her parents Noel and Kathleen, and sister Marlene (Tony).


Douglas JimREYNOLDS, James Douglas “Jim” - Peacefully with dignity on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the age of 70 with his daughter by his side.

Beloved son of Mary Reynolds and the late Robert Reynolds.

Husband of Cindy Lee Reynolds.

Loving father of Chantelle Thompson (nee Hendershot) and her fiancé Barry Fudge, Kevin (Noreen) Hendershot.


Johns BryanJOHNS, Bryan Norman - Passed away peacefully, after a valiant battle, at Juravinski Hospital on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the age of 48.

Beloved husband of Lisa for 23 years. Devoted father of Matthew and Rachel.

Loved son of Jean and Norman. Dear brother of Ken, Gloria (Bruce) Cummins, Beverly (Larry) Day. Will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends.


Phelps MarilynPHELPS, Marilyn E. - Peacefully at the Stedman Community Hospice, Hankinson House on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 in her 72nd year.

Beloved wife of Roger for over 48 years. Loving mother of Julie, and Sarah.

She is survived by her father Donald (the late Mary) Smith, and her brother Gary.

She will also be fondly remembered by her brother-in-law Robert (the late Lillian) Phelps, her sister-in-law Joanne (Frank) Groppmair and many nieces, nephews and friends.


Forrester KevinFORRESTER, Kevin Edward Joseph - Peacefully and with dignity, on September 22, 2017, at the age of 68, with his family around him, Kevin went home to be with God.

Predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Mary-Ellen Forrester, he is survived by his siblings Patricia, Johanna (Bob), and Larry (Lisa), many nieces and nephews, and his large extended L'Arche family.

Kevin was a gentle and kind man, who was at peace with himself always and who taught many how to live by example. He loved to travel, visit family, and participate in the Special Olympics, where he won a Gold Medal in swimming.


Sirenko AlexanderSIRENKO, Alexander - Passed away peacefully on September 22, 2017 in his 92nd year.

Cherished husband of Vera.

Loving father of Nicholas and Helen (Craig) and grandfather of Alexa, Leah, Cassandra.


Djumlin SteveDJUMLIN, Stjepan 'Steve' - His life journey completed and surrounded by his loving family on September 22, 2017, Steve in his 81st year was called to the Lord.

He leaves behind a legacy of love to his cherished wife, Slavica (Sylvia) (nee Katovcic) of 56 years. Gifted with many wonderful memories are his daughters, Dianne and her husband Steve Kisic, and Darlene and her husband Chris Martin. Treasured Deda to Jasmina, Steven, Adriana, Danielle and David.

Predeceased by his parents Stjepan and Bara Djumlin. Reunited with his brother, the late Frank Djumlin and sadly missed by his sister-in-law Bozica Djumlin and their children; Barbara (Peter), Anne (Steve), and their grandchildren; Laura, Eric, Ryan, Julianna and Michael.


ZRAKIC, Milan (Mike) - With his "little" sister by his side, it is with deep sadness and heartbreak that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Father, Son and Brother on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the age of 47.

Milan was the cherished son of the (late) Stevo and Mira Zrakic and is now reunited with his beloved Tata. He was the devoted and proud dad of his two boys, Nikolai and Marko who he looked after and loved so dearly.

He was the big brother to his sister Tanja (Alex) Webb and was a special and loved "Ujo" to Ryan and Isabella.


COLUMBUS, Marjorie Ruth (nee:  Austin) - Passed away peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospital, Hamilton on Thursday, September 21, 2017 in her 89th year. 

Wife of the late Charles Columbus.  Loving mother of Diane & Greg Lougheed, Fran & Barry Schiele, Marilyn & Tom & the late Richard Corville, Judy & Scott Lord, the late Jim Columbus, Chris & Colleen Columbus, and Marianne & Randy Beck. 


Williams DonnieWILLIAMS, Donalda Kaye 'Donnie' (nee Prangley) - Peacefully surrounded by her loved ones, on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the age of 85.

Predeceased by her husband Johnie Williams Jr. and her son John Wade Williams. Loving mother of Paul and Verlie. Cherished Nannie of Wendy (Javiel), Amanda (Carlo), Jennifer (Brett), Sherrie, and Great-Nannie of Konner, Drew, Milo, Olivia, and Blake.

Predeceased by her siblings Grant (Vi), Norma (Ernie), and Ross, and survived by her sister-in-law Barb. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.


Carver DonaldCARVER, Donald - Peacefully on September 21, 2017 at Juravinski Hospital less than a month after his 75th birthday.

Beloved husband for 51 years to Katy.  Cherished father of Gord (Barb) and Jerry (Tracy).  Loving Poppie of Faith, Allison, Bella and Jacob.

Don will also be remembered by his cousin Brian Robinson, his wife Teresa, their family and lifelong best friend Laverne Gaddye.


Fairfax JeanFAIRFAX, Jean Elinor - (August 18, 1922 - September 21, 2017) - With great grace and courage, Jean Elinor Fairfax left this earth on September 21, 2107 to reunite with Earl (1920-2008), her husband of 60 years.

Predeceased by parents James & Marion Pearson and sister Agnes, Elinor was born in Hamilton and made Brantford her home since 1948.

She leaves behind sons Jim (Joan) & Alan (Jamie), grandchildren Ian (Melissa), Stephanie (Matt Dunbar), Devon (Marcus Tansley), Tristan (Megan Fair) & Quinlyn, great granddaughters Kara Dunbar & Haylen Fairfax, nieces Carol Gilchrist (Tom) & Ann Snyder (Carl), nephews John Sprott (Sheri) & Bill Sprott and their extended families.