Piedimonte AnninPIEDIMONTE, Annina Angela 'Angelina'  - With deep sadness, Angelina's family announces her entering into rest after a lengthy illness at St. Peter's Hospital in Hamilton on Monday, January 15, 2018.

Angelina (nee Venditti) in her 83rd year was the devoted and much loved wife of the late Guerrino (Gerry) Piedimonte (2004).

Beloved mother of John and his wife Sharon and Gerry and his wife Wendy.


Binks DoreenBINKS, Rose 'Doreen' (nee Clark) - Passed away peacefully on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Eastholme Home for the Aged, Powassan, Ontario, Doreen Binks at the age of 89 years.

Beloved wife to Cyril Binks (predeceased). Loved mother of Jonathan Binks (Wilma Koutstaal) of Minneapolis, MN, Julie Rose (Eric Rose) of O'Leary PEI, and Alan Binks (Elaine Kolenosky) of Lake Country, BC. Proud Grandmother of William, James, Daniel, Bryan, Laura.


LaForme TonyLAFORME, Tony Lee Sr. - Passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the age of 55 years.

Father of Adam (Victoria), Katelyn (Jarran), Tony Jr. (Andrea), and Bailee.  Grandfather of Kinsley, Kaylee, and Roxanne.  Son of the late Ralph & Anne.

Brother of Julie, and Stacey (Tara).  Also survived by several nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, and cousins.


Booker MorrisBOOKER, Morris Howard 'Moe' - (August 20, 1942 – January 14, 201) -

Moe handled this recent illness as he managed all things in life, with courage and dignity.

Lovingly remembered by his forever soulmate and wife Pam Thurgar. Moe loved all members of his blended family. Children; Glenn (Lorie), Jeff (Kawinna), Paul, Sarah (Mark), Simon, Dave (Stacey).

Moe treasured all of his grandchildren; Taziah, Jaden, Ethan, Aidan, Aisling, Jack, Hudson, Olivia, Grace, Gabrielle, Hunter, Sydney and Koen.


Allard KayALLARD, Catherine 'Kay' - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Kay on January 14, 2018 at the age of 80.

Cherished mother of John (Lorraine) and Erin Kovacsik (Randy). Loving gramma of Heather, Bailey, Shelby, Bryanah, Morgan, Nick (Aimie) and Jordan. Great-grandmother of Kayden, Logan and Emersyn.

Dear sister of John Schrader (Cathy) and Donna Campbell. Kay will be sadly missed by other family and friends.


GILLES, Douglas - Peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday January 14, 2018, in his 80th year.

Devoted and loving husband of Donna Brock. Beloved step-dad of Tracy (Bill), Rob (Sheila) and Rich (Lori).

Much loved “Skippy” of his grandchildren; Matthew, Kelsey, Stephanie and Renee. Great grandfather of Mason, Willow and Gage.


Gardien JackGARDIEN, Jacobus Cornelis 'Jack' - Entered into rest on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the West Haldimand Hospital, Hagersville, in his 91st year.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret. Loving father of Jeannette Griffiths (Mitch), David (Margaret) and John (Johanna, deceased).

Dear Opa to Lee (Vera), Gayle (Jesse), Jonique, Bailey and Jacobus and great Opa to Jack. Son of the late David and Adriana (Vos) Gardien.


Summers MargaretSUMMERS, Margaret (Lloyd) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret at Macassa Lodge on January 14, 2018 in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of the late George(2015). Loving mother of the late Rod(Joanne), Shelley Robertson, and Gail Higson(Mark).

Devoted Nana of Robin, Aimee, Julie, Liza, Laura, Lindsay, Leif, Jason, and Ryan. Proud Nana G of 18 great grandchildren.


Kilpin PamelaKILPIN, Pamela - Passed away surrounded by her loving family at the Brantford General Hospital, Sunday, January 14th, 2018 in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late Roland Kilpin (2008). Loving Mum of Christine (Jim) Hilbig, Susan (Dave) Beckett, Jill (Rob) Collins, and Anne (Don) Clysdale.

Cherished Granny and Great-Granny of Kate (Charles) Irwin, Mike (Tina) Hilbig, Bob (Courtney) Hilbig, Stephanie and Thomas Beckett, Donald, Connor, and Callie Clysdale, Leah and Ben Hilbig, and Max, Danny, and Lexi Irwin. She is survived by her sister Olive Smith.


McShane TrishMcSHANE, Trish - Unexpectedly at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in her 55th year.

Cherished daughter of Pat and Rose.  Loving sister of Lesley and Steve, John, Kath and Mike, Jen and Norm.  Trish will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and great nephews.


Lance BerniceLANCE, Bernice Cassienne (nee Tanguay)  - Passed away suddenly in hospital, Hagersville, Ontario on Sunday, January 14, 2018 in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Andrew Michael Lance. Dear mother of Gail, Gary (Sandy), Marlene (Kevin), Michael (Jill) and Paul. Granny of Chad, Trevor, Todd, Jenna, Olivia, Michael, Kyla, Andrew, Brayden and Jackson. Great grandmother of Carson and Wes.

Predeceased by sister Dorothy (late Fred Leroux) brother Ryan Tanguay (late Julia). Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins.


Zucaro NicolaZUCARO, Nicola - Peacefully, on Saturday, January 13, 2018, Nicola entered into eternal rest at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton at the age of 83.

Nicola will be missed by his two loving daughters Nadia (Alfonso) Conti and Linda (Robert) Scott. Cherished Nonno to Kayla, Stephen, Jacob, Evan, and Vanessa.

Predeceased by Giulia (nee Di Bussolo) his wife of 56 years.


Moniz JoseMONIZ, Jose - (January 26, 1952 - January 13, 2018) - Peacefully, surround by his family on Saturday January 13, 2018 in his 66th year.

Loving husband of Palmira Moniz (nee Silva). Cherished father of Diane (John), Lisa (Steve), Cory (Heather), and David. Devoted grandfather to Jennifer, Marisa, Stephanie, Jack and Declan.

Joe recently retired after 35 years of service at Maple Leaf Foods in Burlington. He looked so forward to spending quality time with his five grandchildren. Joe was a proud family man who will forever hold a special place in the hearts of all who knew him.


Lewis RaymondLEWIS, Raymond - Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday January 13, 2018 at the age of 76.

Cherished husband of Adeline (nee Longboat) for 54 years.

Dearest father of Vernon (Shelley), Shawn, Vicki (John) and the late Candace and the late Craig. Raymond will be sadly missed by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Hamstra GeraldHAMSTRA, Reverend Gerald - “Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty” (Isaiah 33:17a).

Passed away in the evening of January 13, 2018, in his 91st year, Gerald Hamstra, minister of the gospel for 55 years, President of the Trinitarian Bible Society, faithful to the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Dearly beloved husband of Theresa Hamstra (deVries) for 54 years, and devoted father and best friend of Alice Hamstra and Kathleen and Adrian Benschop (Hamstra) passed away to his eternal rest.


Merecanti IolandaMERCANTI, Iolanda  - It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our most precious jewel, our mother Iolanda, at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday January 13, 2018.

Iolanda, in her 96th year, was the cherished wife for 69 years of the late Giuseppe Mercanti (2015).

Loving mother to Sam (Roma), Peter (Gabriella), the late Morris (Lynn) and Rosanna (John).


Ciardullo FrancoCIARDULLO, Franco  - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father and nonno Francesco "Franco" on Saturday January 13th.

Loving husband of Saverina. Dearest father of John (Anna) Ciardullo and Marisa (Sam) Castellino.

Cherished nonno of Anthony, Gianluca, Sierra, Tatiana and Alesia.


Nelles MaryNELLES, Mary Victoria (nee McClung) - Peacefully entered into rest on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the West Haldimand Hospital, Hagersville, in her 98th year.

Beloved wife of the late John H. (Jack) Nelles. Loving mother to Margaret and Keith Crawley and Bill and Esther Nelles.

Dear grandmother of John and Peter (Alix) Crawley and Krista, Jason (Courtney) and Ryan Nelles and great grandmother to Katelyn, Jack and Maxwell Crawley and Marie and Katherine Nelles.


Ladd Beck WandaLADD-BECK, Wanda Annette - Peacefully surrounded by her siblings at Brantford General Hospital on Saturday January 13, 2018 in her 58th year.

Loving mother of Misty Ladd & Jeremy Josey, Lacey Ladd, and Dwayne Ladd & Heather Davey. Dear grandma of Faith, Zachery, Okera, Lyra, Solace, Mason, Braeden, Seth, and Eric Julian.

Sister of Gwen, Vincent & Karen, Kimberly & Darryl, Herb & Grace, Zina & Ted, Ian & Nicole, and Terra & Bill. Also will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, great niece, great nephew and husband Adam Beck.

Predeceased by husband Ken Ladd; parents, Wanda & Earl Hess and brother Robin Hess (Dib).


Drehmer MarieDREHMER, Marie (nee Matthew)Peacefully at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on Saturday January 13, 2018 in her 87th year.

Wife of the late Rhys Drehmer. Loving mother of Don & the late Doreen, Doug & Linda, and Jeff & Kim.

Dear grandma (chicken grandma) of Brad & Jina, Leanne & Harsit, Jake & Jessie, and Lacey & Nick. Dear great grandma of Cameron and Reuben. Step-grandmother of Daphne, and Yvonne.


Bain ThomasBAIN, Thomas Anthony Keith - Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 13, 2018 in his 58th year.

Loving husband of Cathy (nee Sober). Loving father of Keith, Gregory (Caitlin), and Jillian.

Loving brother of John, Vivian Rolland (Dennis), Keith (Sherry) and brother in law of Edward (Lindsay). He will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.


Ellis LaurelELLIS, Laurel - Passed away peacefully at the St. Joseph's Lifecare Centre on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of Bill Ellis. Loving mother of Dean (Cherie) and Mary Miklos. Cherished grandmother of Julie, Robyn, Laura, Jessa, Kat, Django and Jayden and great granddaughter Dania. Predeceased by her parents John and Rose Patterson.

She was a devote member of the Brant Belle- a-dears for many years. She will be missed by many family and friends.


Marlin LewMARLIN, Lewis George 'Lew' - It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved father and "papa" on Saturday January 13, 2018 at Macassa Lodge surrounded by his family.

Beloved soul mate of Margaret (nee Hollo) for 51 years. Loving father of son Ken and his wife Ramona, daughter Wendy and devoted "Papa Lewy" of Stephanie, Emily, Denise, Trevor and Sean.

Survived by his brother George Marlin and his wife Josie. Predeceased by his parents Nora (nee Bonang) of Chezzetcook, NS and George Marlin of Patras Greece and sisters Athena Griffin, Tula Levine, Toni Sauve, Jackie Barnaby.


MARTINDALE, Betty Ann - Peacefully, on January 12, 2018 at Heritage Green Nursing Home. 

Loving sister of Lisa (Gary). Predeceased by her mother Mildred and her sisters Pat and Sue.  She will also be remembered by her nieces and nephews. 

Cremation has taken place.




LUETGE, Eleanor - Unexpectedly at home on January 12, 2018 in her 80th year.

Devoted and loving mom of David Henry (Sue), Karen Sylvain (Earl), Robert Henry (Kamila), Kristine Stallman (Paul) and the late Mark Henry.

Proud grandma of Shannon, Matthew, Samantha, Danielle, Emma, Karl, Owen, Luke, Hayden, Hannah, Alexandra, and soon to be great-grandma to a baby girl. Survived by her brother Karl “Butch” and her sister-in-law Sandy.


Skitch DonSKITCH, Donald James - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald, after a courageous battle with cancer on January 12, 2018. He passed in the comfort of his home, at the age of 71 years.

Beloved husband of 50 years to Marion (nee Lawson). Loving dad of Jeffery (Cathy), Danielle Nekoda (John) and Shannan. Proud grandpa of Devyn, Kove and Elizabeth. Survived by his brothers Bill (Vera), John (Marina) and George (Lorraine).

Don served in the Navy for 3 years, followed by a lengthy career as a long distance truck driver.