Bajus EwaBAJUS, Ewa - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ewa, surrounded by her family, at St. Peter's Hospital on February 20, 2018 at the age of 79. 

Ewa leaves behind her husband Stefan, daughter Danuta (Stefan), son Andrew (Larysa), and five beloved grandchildren Yuri, Roman, Lydia, Daria, and Marko.  Will be sadly missed by four brothers and a sister in Poland. 

Pickett CherylPICKETT, Cheryl Elaine (nee Staley) - Passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the age of 66. 

Loving wife of John for 42 years.  Mother of Trevor and Shannon.  Cherished Nana of John and Faith.  She was deeply loved by her sister, brothers, in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. 

WEST, Anna - Peacefully on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph West. Loving mother of Joanne West Metzger and John West. Devoted grandmother of Matthew and Margaret Metzger.

She is predeceased by her sisters Mary Skodiak, Helena Kmec, and Natalie Wilson, brother Chester Skodiak, and step-sister Olga Preston. She will be fondly remembered by niece Susan Meitner, nephews Stephen Dobrus, Russell Wilson, Jr., Kenneth Skodiak, and other family members and friends.

Seitz GeorgeSEITZ, George Kimberely "Shakey" - Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday February 20, 2018. Kim Seitz, in his 62nd year. 

Beloved son of Donna & the late George Seitz.  Brother of Vera & Randy Stark, Debbie & Scott Wright, Kevin & Sue, Kerry & Nicole, Melissa & Shaine Marr.  Also survived by several nieces & nephews.

BEAUDIN, Eileen Bridget - Peacefully at Juravinski Hospital on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, in her 81st year. 

Loved wife of the late Morris Beaudin.  Loving mother of Don (Joanne), Gordon (Clara), and Darlene (Tim Orr).

Special thanks to Janet Deemer a life long friend.  Cherished grandma of Stephanie, Jennifer, Niki, Dylan, Wynter, Leo and Luke and 6 great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by 2 brothers and 1 sister.  Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. 

KUWABARA, Lincoln James - On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Lincoln James Kuwabara spent a fun, meaningful day skiing with his older brother and best friend, Jesse. While they were there, Lincoln went peacefully to be with his Lord Jesus Christ after a tragic skiing accident.

He was surrounded and aided by people truly Heaven-sent from the ski patrol and troopers to the doctors and coroner as well as family and friends who rushed to Lehigh Valley Hospital Pocono Medical Center.

Lincoln leaves behind his parents, Cecil and Nancy Kuwabara; sister Kathryn Kuwabara; sister Amy Kazi and her husband Salman Kazi; brother David Kuwabara and his wife, Alana; brother, Jesse Kuwabara and his fiancé Lauren DePaul and sister, Erin Kuwabara; his nieces and nephews Chloe and Ulysses Kuwabara and Mariyah, Omar, Zaid, Ali and Aminah Kazi; his closest of many cousins, Patrick Thorpe and Michael Moody; his loving aunts Joy, Terry, Beth, Barbara, Regina, Kim and Midori and uncle Jerry Keilman. Lincoln has joined his Uncle Jerry Thorpe, deceased February 1st, 2018.

Jazvac AnicaJAZVAC, Anica - With profound sadness the family of Anna Jazvac announces her passing at the age of 71 years. Anna died peacefully at home on February 19, 2018 in the loving arms of Ignac, her beloved husband of 48 years.

Cherished mother of Alan (Angela) and Marian (Ivica), and caring grandmother to Daniela, Nikolas, Samuel and Miriam.

Benoit AgnesBENOIT, Agnes - After a lengthy illness, Agnes passed away peacefully on February 19, 2018 in her 99th year.

Predeceased by her husband Len. Loving mother of Judy (John) O'Connor, Sheila (Dave) Denault and Ron (Helen). Beloved grandmother of Gordon, Andrew, Zach (Devon), Mathew (Ashley), Chris (the late Melissa) and Alexis (Ryan). Dear great-grandmother of Olivia, Owen, Darcy and one on the way.

Survived by her sister Gladys in Saskatoon.

GOLDING, Joan - May 12, 1933 – February 19, 2018

We are sad to announce the passing of Joan on February 19, 2018. 

Beloved wife of the late Gordon Golding.  Much loved and devoted mother to Sharon (Frank), David (Lori) and Joanne (Paul).  Cherished Grandmother of Olivia, Austin, Brett, Mark and Adam. 

MURPHY, Leslie Awrey - June 9, 1933 – February 19, 2018

Les Murphy has felled his last tree. On Monday February 19, 2018 Les passed away on his own terms from the effects of a stroke. 

He leaves behind his wife Lois of 60 years, sons Larry (Debbie), Brian, Doug (Lori) and grandchildren Dan, Brendan (Ellen), Adam, Megan, Sara and Bradley. He is also survived by his siblings Stanley, Enid, and Earl, his brother-in-law Bill, sister in law June, and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his brother Gord, sister Lois, sister-in-law Jean and brother-in-law Barry. 

Mazurkiewicz ErwinMAZURKIEWICZ, Erwin - It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of a true warrior, our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Erwin Kazimir Mazurkiewicz on February 19, 2018 at the age of 95. 

Predeceased by his beloved wife Genevieve (2010).  He leaves behind his children Irvin (Charmaine), Karen Sumanis (John), Eugene (Cathy) and Jeanette Pin (Randy), as well as, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Also survived by his brother Emil (Helen) and extended family. 

Erwin was a WWII Veteran who fought with the 1st Polish Armoured Division

Offen ShirleyOFFEN, Shirley Edith (Miller) - Peacefully surrounded by friends and family on February 19, 2018.

Will be sadly missed by her children Linda, Darlene, Cheryl (Bruce), Dave (Linda) Kathy (Guy) and predeased son Roger.  Step children Diane, Bob (deceased) and Sandy (Jeff).

Very loved by her sisters, Dorthy (John), Donna, Jackie (Mike) and brother Lloyd aka Butch (Noela), predeased by sisters Patricia (Bill) and Jenny (Jim), mother Geraldine Miller and father Lloyd Miller.  A wonderful grandmother to many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

KOWALCHUK, Kate (nee Hawreliak) - Kate, born in Shandro, Alberta, passed away peacefully in her 102nd year on February 19, 2018 at Franklin Gardens Long Term Care Home in Leamington, Ontario.

Predeceased by her husband William in 2009. Kate is survived by her daughters; Barbara (John) Waldow and Gwen (Mike) Campbell; her grandsons John W. Waldow (Heather), Aaron Campbell (Caireen); her great-granddaughter Alice Waldow and her great-grandson Rowan Campbell.

LLEWELLIN,Grace Ellen -  passed away on February 18, 2018. 

Funeral Home Services for Grace are being provided by Cresmount Funeral Home - Fennell Chapel of Hamilton, ON.


DOWNS, William John - passed away on February 18, 2018. 

Funeral Home Services for William are being provided by Cresmount Funeral Home - Fennell Chapel of Hamilton, ON.


ALKEMA, Hilda Alida (nee Van Hof) - Peacefully on Sunday, February 18, 2018 in her 72nd year, at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, surrounded by her family, Hilda was taken up after a courageous two-year struggle with cancer, and is now seated in front of her faithful Saviour’s throne.

Beloved wife of Sid for over 48 years. Devoted mother of Craig and Arlene, Brad and Deb, Anna and Darren Bartels, Tom and Alyssa, Mark and Lynsie, and Lisa (Harbour Home). Cherished Grandma of 21 grandchildren. Dear sister of Wilma and Harry Kleine, Anne and Terry Moore and Bernice Van Hof. Hilda will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews and extended family.

Bartnik RonaldBARTNIK, Ronald Frank - Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on February 18, 2018 in his 66th year.

He will be greatly missed by his partner and special friend Enza. Loving father to Lee (Ashley) and Adrian. Cherished grandfather to Sophie and Mila. Dear brother of Gerri (Foy) of Texas.

He will be missed by Alessia and Valentina as well as extended family and friends.

Starzcala JohnSTARCZALA, John - John Starczala passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Hamilton General Hospital in his 92nd year.

Beloved husband of Anna Starczala. Loving father of Stephen (Barbara) and Peter. Proud grandfather of Hayden, Emily and Eric.

Survived by his sister Rose Kraszewski: and his nieces and nephews Christine Kraszewski, Richard Kraszewski, Marijan Cwiertnia, Egineniusz Cwiertnia, Jan Cwiertnia, and Dorota Jamroz (Andrew Chrzaszcz) and her children Michael Chrzaszcz, Kathy Chrzaszcz, and Christopher Chrzaszcz.

Elliott StevenELLIOTT, Steven Edward John - age 25, of Hamilton, Ontario passed away suddenly on Sunday February 18, 2018.

Cherished son of Carole Rivet and Edward Elliott. Loved brother of Tommy Elliott. Steven leaves behind his sweet boy Marcus.

Grandson of Rose (Neil), Leonard (Lise),Edward(Mildred). Nephew of Natalie(Danny), Mike(Julie),Travis, Margaret(Tom), Esther and Elizabeth. He will be greatly missed by extended family and friends.

AYERHART, Ricky Kenneth "Rick"  - passed away peacefully at home on, Saturday, February 17th, 2018 in his 60th year. 

Loved brother of Jane (John) Lipcsik, Joanne Ayerhart, Carrie (Paul) Dickson and David (Kim) Ayerhart.  Predeceased by his parents George and Christine Ayerhart, his sister June (Len) Gabriel and his brother Philip.  He will also be dearly missed by many other family members and friends. 

Smith LeahSMITH, Leah Lynn - Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Stedman Community Hospice. Leah Smith in her 55th year.

Beloved wife of Bob Smith for 27 years. Loving mother of Brady and Shauni Smith. Cherished daughter of Mac and the late Arlene Beldom. Dear sister of Leslie Rock. Special aunt to Jamie and Daniel Rock (Amanda) and great-aunt to Skyler, Jensen and Raelyn Rock.

JUDD, Carol Ann - Peacefully, with her family by her side, Carol Ann passed away on February 17th, 2018.

Predeceased by her loving husband Gilbert, daughter Jerrie-Lee and son-in-law Chuck. Left with wonderful memories to cherish are her children: Bill (Joanne), Dan (Nancy), and Dodie (Wally),10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren as well as 12 brothers and sisters (of which 9 remain).

Carol was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 622, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and loved to get a great game of cards going.

BERGSHOEFF, Marlene Gladys Frieda - 1937 – 2018

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Marlene on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the age of 80, the Lord took her home after a courageous battle with Alzheimer disease.

Survived by her beloved husband Arie of 56 years and her cherished children Christine and Kenneth and son-in-law James. Much loved grandmother of Cameron, Donovan and Shelby. Dear sister of John and predeceased by brothers Rev. George, Abraham and James Peters.

Borreccetti Tocchetto Dina BORRACCETTI-TOCCHETTO, Dina (nee Squadroni) - It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Dina, in her 93rd year, at the Hamilton General Hospital, on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Reunited with her beloved husband Vincenzo (2008). Loving mother to Emilio (Ornella Mary nee Gattafoni) and the late Italo (Marie nee Santaguida). Adored Nonna to Diana Borraccetti, Stephanie Blasioli and Christina Bernar (Eric). She was a proud Great Nonna to Julian and Alyssa Blasioli, Savanna and Corinne Codognotto, Milena, Marcus and Cruz Bernar.

WILCOCK, Bernice - Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Lifecare on Saturday, February 17, 2018.  Bernice (nee Bannister), of Brantford, formerly of Burford, in her 90th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Robert Wilcock (2005). Loving mom of Wendy Blair & Bob Theriault, Gord & Diane Wilcock, Ron & Diane Wilcock and Don & Charlene Wilcock.  Cherished grandma of 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughters Pamela Wilcock-Hall (2004) and Patricia Rose (2012).  She will be sadly missed by her family & friends. 

Baxter AllisterBAXTER, Allister Raymond “Ray” - Passed away on February 17, 2018 at the age of 84 from complications of pancreatic cancer.

Ray is survived by his wife of 58 years, Beverly “Joan” (nee Laidman); children Sherry (Herman) Zelle, Gloria (Kevin) Cruickshank, Tracey (Glen) Patterson, and Daryl (Jennifer) Baxter; Grandchildren Jenelle, Erik, Janessa, Aaron, Autumn, and Raya; sisters Ann (Allan), Adams, Ruth (Gerald) Bent, Alice Baxter, Clare (Johnny) Savoie, and brother George (Anne) Baxter; nieces and nephews Brenton, Brenda, Lynn, Stephen, Stewart, Kevin, Dawn, Jeanine, Kirk, Ian, David, Alicia, and Sarah.