BESWETHERICK, David Alan 'Dave the Hat' - Passed away at The Wellington on September 21st, 2017 in his 70th year.

Loving father of David (Cathy), Mike, Christen (Jason) Turpin.

Caring grandfather to Sydney Turpin and Mackenzie Beswetherick.


Courtney JimCOURTNEY, James Donald 'Jim' - With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Jim, at his home, on September 21st, 2017 in his 59th year.

Jim is survived by his adoring sister Donna and her husband Bob, as well as his two cherished nephews, Willie and Connor.

Predeceased by his loving father, Donald (1998), and his beloved mother Josephine (2003).


Hockridge WilliamHOCKRIDGE, William 'The Hawk' - June 7, 1947 - September 21, 2017 

Suddenly at the General Hospital on Sept 21, Bill in his 71st year. 

Loving Husband to Susan (nee Harker) for 48 years.  Dear Father of Ken (Melissa) and Chris (Amanda). Cherished Grandpa of  Joshua, Sage, Krystal, Hannah, Eli, Chase, Hunter and new granddaughter due  Oct 1.

Predeceased by his Mother Marguerite and Father William.  Dearly loved Brother to Judi, Sandra-Lee (John), Gary, Marilyn and Robert.  Brother-in-Law to Wendy (Tom), Brenda (Dan) and Lori (Frank).  Retired from the City of Hamilton. Past member of Ancaster Lions Club. 

Enjoyed golfing with his buddies Joshua, Ed, John, Adolf and Kevin. 


Crolla JeanCROLLA, Jean - (December 13, 1933 - September 30, 2017) 

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Jean Crolla on September 30, 2017 at La Salle Park Retirement Home in Burlington, ON at the age of 83.

Cherished mother to Lesley Crolla (Carlo Iannessa), predeceased by her son Michael Crolla. Grandmother to Lucas and Jennifer. Sister to Derek, Harry, Alice and Beryl of Manchester. U.K.


AWDE, Eva Irene (nee: James) - Peacefully at Anson Place, Hagersville on Wednesday September 20, 2017 in her 89th year.

Wife of the late Richard Awde (1971). Loving mother of Marie, Brian & Joyce, Ralph & Sherry, Paul & Mary Ann, and Carol. Dear grandmother of Jeremy & Tanya, Cory & Jonelle, Richard & Vicky, Alayna & Chris, David & Kristy, and Sarah. Dear great grandmother of Sullivan, Daniel, Cole, Joseph, Carter, Conner, Thomas, and Morgan. 

Daughter of the late Ed & Anna James.  Sister of Lorne (deceased) & Madelene James, the late Mary & Russell Hewson, Laura & the late Ross Hamilton, Ruth & Peter Myke, Alma (deceased) & John Spisak, the late Lois & Ron Speller, and Audrey & the late Bill Nixon. Sister-in-law of the late Edna & Gordon Banfield, Ruby & the late Earl Awde, and Betty & the late Abe Taylor. Also survived by numerous nieces & nephews.


Policarpio JustinPOLICARPIO, Justin Ronald - (December 3, 1986 - September 20, 2017) -

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Justin, after a long journey with cancer, on September 20, 2017.

Beloved son of Ricardo (Jun) and Magdalene (Maggie). Cherished brother of Sean (Jemma) and uncle to Grayson. Loving boyfriend of Navita; special godson to Lizzie Suedat.

Justin was a proud Hamiltonian who will be sadly missed by relatives and friends here and in the Philippines and Guyana. He was the epitome of a Canadian entrepreneur and leaves behind many friends and colleagues at McMaster University.


Sanvito NunzioSANVITO, Nunzia - Entered into rest peacefully at her home in Caledonia surrounded by the love of her family on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Nunzia at the age of 87 was the beloved wife of Bruno for 57 years. Proud and much loved mother of Maria (Jim George), Josie (George Stubbs) and Anna (the late Barry Agnew). Devoted and loving nonna of Paul (Jade), Marc, Lucas, Nicole (Daniel), Matthew, Anthony, Theodore, Thomas and Andrew; and bisnonna to Isabella.


ROY, Daniel Lee (Dan)65, of Hamilton, Ontario, passed away on September 20, 2017 in Hamilton, Ontario after his battle with cancer.  

Danny is survived by his daughters Aimee (Mike) and Beckie (Mike);  sisters Darlene (Keith), Donna (Mike), Robyn (Doug); grandson Clyde; nieces Rhonda, Melinda, Krista, Ashley, Nickey, Lexi; nephews Dan, Joshua; Lovingly remembered by his children's mother, Bonnie and her family and stepdaughter Dee Ann; stepson Joe.


CANDY, Alan Heyes - Alan was born on 18 December 1926 in Blackpool, England to parents Richard Hedderly Candy and Gertrude nee Heyes.

He was raised in Ottawa and Chalk River, Ontario. He graduated from Kemptville Agricultural College. He had a fruit farm in St. Catharines before working at Westinghouse as a draftsman for 25 years in Hamilton.

He married Norma Joyce Johnston (1953). Alan is survived by four children Nancy (Paul), Sharon (John), Jim (Karen) and Barbara (Gerry), and grandchildren Thomas, Simon, Spencer, Victoria, Bennett, Eric and Ian whom he loved and enjoyed.


CLAUSE, (nee Monture)  Eleanor “Anne” - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Brantford General Hospital. 

She fought a long, courageous battle, but now she is pain free. 


MASSINGER, Heinz - Suddenly, at home on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in his 77th year. 

Heinz is survived by his children, Glenn (Susan) of Pompano Beach and Nancy Elson (Andy) of Edmonton. Proud Opa to Paul, Sydni, Samantha, and Matthew.

Lovingly remembered by syblings Klaus Massinger, Marion Ricottone (Ralph), Norbert Kemmler (Judy), Deborah Kemmler and Claudia Reid (Mark) . Also missed by his many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. 


Hanley DaveHANLEY, David Michael 'Dave' - (Co-founder of Pop Up Hamilton) - Suddenly on Wednesday September 20, 2017.  David "Dave" Michael Hanley of Hamilton, in his 46th year. 

Beloved husband of Nicole Longstaff. Loving father of Sophia. 

Dear son of Patrick & Marianna Hanley of Kitchener. Dear son-in-law of John Longstaff and his partner Almuth Weigeldt of Toronto and Debra Bentzen of Ancaster.

Dear brother of Bob and Sonja Maciaczyk-Hanley of Gobles, Ontario, Nancy and Kevan Gorrie of Toronto and Theresa Hanley and David Steffler of Kitchener.


Stratford DebraSTRATFORD, Debra Anne (nee Gray) - (April 30, 1957 - September 20, 2017) - Passed away suddenly at Juravinski Hospital on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the age of 60.

Loving wife to Rodney. Cherished mother to sons Robert and Richard.

Beloved sister of Donna Biggley.


Parry RobertPARRY, Robert Alan - Suddenly on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Robert Allan Parry, age 62.

Loving son of Robert and Frances Parry, brother of Paul (Sylvia), Brian (Janet), Randy (Sue), Steve (Dolly), Rick (Rosina) and Betty Bedell (Frank). He will be deeply missed by his children Crystal, Katherine and the late Robert Clause.

He is survived by 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.


HICKS, Irene - Suddenly, at St. Joseph's Healthcare Centre, Hamilton, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.  Irene Hicks, formerly of Windsor, in her 87th year. 

Irene was the sister of Mary Goddard (Robert) and Alf Morris ( the late Anne). 


FEATHERSTON, Thomas - Peacefully at Tranquility Place on Tuesday September 19, 2017.  Tom Featherston in his 90th year. 

Beloved husband for 67 years of Mary Lu.  Loved father to Carol, Brent, Dean and his wife Carolyn.  Pre-deceased by a daughter Debra.  Loved grandpa to James and his wife Sam, Daniel, William and Michael.  Great grandpa to Keeliana and Katerina. 


WILSON, John Robert "Jack" - Age 103, passed peacefully at Macassa Lodge, September 19, 2017.

He was born April 18, 1914. He was probably the last survivor of the Halifax explosion.   He was formally of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  


LAKE, Willard Gordon - Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday September 19, 2017 at the age of 82 years.

Much loved husband of the late Sharon (2007). Loving father of Faith and Alan (Tanya). Grandfather of Stephen, Terilyn, Chadd, Natalie, Sarah, Pedram, Sara, Alexander and Nathaniel.


Gallagher DesmondGALLAGHER, Desmond Joseph - Desmond, at the age of 76, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, after living a wonderful life.

Loving husband of Beverley (nee Cochrane) for 51 years. Loving father of Stephanie, Blair (Barb) and Jenny (Geritt Startek). Cherished Papa of Corey and Nicki.

Predeceased by his parents Stephen and Rita (nee Donnelly), his siblings Jim and Anne. Survived by his sister Glenda Bartlett (Mike) and brother in-law Tony Yantha. Des will be missed by many relatives in Hamilton and the Ottawa Valley, a special thank you to Aunt Linda and Cousin Magsy for your ongoing support.


Enskaitis TeresaENSKAITIS, Teresa - Passed away in the morning of Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in the "Durand" area of Queens Garden Long Term Care Residence, in her 100th year. 

Born in Lithuania, immigrated to Canada after the war in 1948 with her husband Pranas (predeceased in 1992). 

Loving mother of Milda Trumpickas (Algis, predeceased), Frank (Donna) and John (Grazina). Dear grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Also survived by relatives in Canada, Lithuania, USA and Argentina. 


Lake WillardLAKE, Willard Gordon - Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday September 19, 2017 at the age of 82 years.

Much loved husband of the late Sharon (2007).

Loving father of Faith and Alan (Tanya). Grandfather of Stephen, Terilyn, Chadd, Natalie, Sarah, Pedram, Sara, Alexander and Nathaniel.


Gudelis GeneGUDELIS, Gene (nee Suprikaite) - Gene was born in Lithuania on July 27, 1930. As an only child, Gene and her mother survived WWII in Germany from where they immigrated to England. 

She met Albert and they married in England and then came to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  Sadly and suddenly she was taken from us on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the age of 87 with her family at her side. 

Predeceased by her husband Albert Gudelis.  Loving and cherished mother of Regina (Harry), Susan and Sheri and nurturing  Grandma to Ethan, Jesse and Jenna.  Will be sadly missed by "Uncle" Bill Morrison, and many friends and neighbours. 

"She was the most resilient person I have ever known and I'm so incredibly grateful that I have so many special memories with her.

I know I will see you soon and hope that you are at peace.  I Love You Močiuté.  Jenna"


PARON, Maria (nee Merlo) - Peacefully at Juravinski Hospital, surrounded by her loving family on September 18, 2017 in her 98th year.

Beloved wife of the late Giuseppe. Loving mother of Lisetta, Enzo and Barbara, Valdi, David and Linda. Cherished Nonna of Lianna, Marissa, Todd and Emilia, Eric and Krista, Jordan, Andrew, Emilee and Bis-Nonna of Brooke and Jade. Dear sister of Giovanna Della Mora and sister-in-law of John Paron and George McKend and Giuseppina Paron.
Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends in Canada and Italy.


Paolone Dina PAOLONE, Dina (nee Taglieri Sclocchi) - February 7, 1938- Pescina L'Aquila, Italy With broken hearts we announce the passing of our mother Dina on September 18, 2017.

Reunited with her husband Antonio and her parents Caterina and Francesco Taglieri Sclocchi. Beloved mother of Enrico and Rita Paolone, Laura and Carlo Rullo, and Rita and Eugenio Iannuzzi. Loving nonna to Richard, Jeffrey and Gregory Paolone, Steven Rullo and Daniella Iannuzzi.

Adored and loved by her sister Concetta and brothers Antonio and Manfredo in Italy. Loved by her brothers-in-law Victor Ruscitti and the late Mario Paolone. Survived by sistersin- law Irma Paolone, Chira Taglieri Sclocchi and Adelina Taglieri Sclocchi. Lovingly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Canada and Italy.


SMITH, Larry Jack - It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Larry on September 18, 2017 with his family at his side at the age of 76, after a courageous battle. 

He leaves behind his loving wife of 40 years, Sharron and their beloved dachshund Tank.  Devoted father of Paul, Tammy, Julie (Mike), Lisa (Michael), Jamie (Lindsay), Sandy as well as Brian, Richard and Christopher.  He leaves behind many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends who loved him. 


Grillo RoseGRILLO, Rose Marie - It is with great sadness that we share the news that Rose Marie Grillo passed away peacefully and unexpectedly at home on Monday Sept. 18th  at the age of 81. 

She will be forever cherished in the hearts of her 3 daughters, Marisa (Martyn), Alessia (Rob) and Sabrina (Lindsay). Also cherished by Alessio, her husband in her early years and now friend.  The family matriarch, she will be deeply missed by the loves of her life, her 7 grandsons, Lucas, Cameron, Liam, Graham, Adam, Nathan and Drew.

Family and love are the cornerstone of everything she focused her life around.  Laughter, tea & chats and her spinach pie were shared with all.