Benson BennyBENSON, Harold William 'Benny' - The family announces with great sadness the passing of “Benny” at the Brantford General Hospital on January 12, 2018 in his 91st year.

Survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Doreen "Dode" and his children Mark (Nancy) of Kingston, Lynn (Peter) Collier of Brantford, Kathryn Benson of Brantford and Carol (Michael) Benson – Hitch of Sydney Australia.


Leuser MariaLEUSER, Maria (nee Hammer) - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Maria on January 12, 2018 at the age of 89.

Loving wife and best friend of Josef, who predeceased her in 2013. Cherished mother of John and his wife Bonnie of Ancaster, and Eric and his wife Vania of Hamilton.

Beloved aunt of Frank Hammer of Kelowna, B.C. Treasured Oma of John, Ann Marie(Mike), Lisa, Christy(Dino), Christopher, Benjamin, Luke, Melissa(Huck), Mark, and 7 great grandchildren.


STEFIN, Frank - Peacefully passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in his 89th year.

Loved husband of Irene for over 56 years. Cherished father of Brian and Nancy. Dear brother of Jennie Kammerer (Terp). Uncle of Susan and Lance. Predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law Frances and Bill Farrington.


HIGGINS, David - Passed away at the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in his 80th year.

Beloved husband of Marion Puckett Higgins. Loved father of David (Lisa), Euan (Loraine) and Roddy (Karen). Cherished grandfather of Elizabeth, Ronan and Annie.

Dear brother of Robert and Maggie.


Spadafora JohnSPADAFORA, John - Unexpectedly at his residence on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the age of 53.

Beloved son of Giuseppe and Rosa Spadafora.

Loving brother of Frank and his wife Sabrina. Cherished Zio of Anthony, Michael and Salina.


KADUK, Isabelle (nee Gatto) - Peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital, Maplewood, surrounded by her loving family on January 11, 2018 at the age of 94.

Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Craig and Anna, Tom and Rachelle and Carrie and Vince McCrum.

Cherished grandma of Stephanie and Kevin, Jonathan and Jessica, Breanne and Dylan, David and Mary and great-grandmother to Milenn, Gemma, Maximus and Mateo.


BOWDITCH, Elizabeth Barton - (April 30, 1924 - January 11, 2018) -

Predeceased by her husband, William Bowditch (1980).

Mother of Allan, Elizabeth (Dennis Concordia) and Sandra. Special Granny of Caroline, Dylan and Emma.


Veldhorst JohnVELDHORST, Johan (John) - Age 93, of Brampton passed away Thursday January 11, 2018 at the McCall Centre.

Mr. Veldhorst was born on December 27, 1924 in Halle, Holland and immigrated to Canada in 1949.  He married Alberta Dykink on July 25, 1959. Together they farmed for many years in the Listowel area, he retired in Ancaster and then moved to Holland Christian Homes 4 years ago.

He will be missed by his wife, Alberta (Betty); his daughters Rhea Blekkenhorst of Georgetown and her husband John; Georgina Veldhorst of Toronto, her husband Fred Witteveen and daughter Mariah Witteveen; Joanne Veldhorst of London and friend Martyn Ayaka and many extended family in Canada and in Holland.


Blewitt NormaBLEWITT, Norma Joyce - After a long and courageous fight Norma passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 10, 2018, in her 84th year.

Loving wife to William Arthur for 60 years. Much loved mother to David (Patty) and Steven (Kelly). Proud grandma to Melissa, Andrea, Calvin, Megan, and Evan. Dear sister to the late Barbara DeMois. She will be missed by nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Norma will be remembered for her love of family, and her passion for baking, cooking, and travel.


ZAMORA, Valerie Patricia (nee Lapinsky) - Peacefully, at home on January 10,  2018 at the age of 82. 

Beloved wife of Steve for over 62 years.  Cherished mother of Tara McMillan (Douglas) and Anthony Zamora (Kate).  Loving Grandma of Greg (Megan), Ethan and great-grandma of Blake. 

Also remembered by her brother Gerry Lapinsky (Anne), brothers-in-law Walter Zamora (Joan), Emil Zamora (the late Kathy), cousin Bernice Lezon and numerous nieces and nephews. 


Cerovac VjekoslavCEROVAC, Vjekoslav - (January 8, 1935 - January 10, 2018) -

It is with great sorrow that after a brief battle with lung cancer, we announce the peaceful passing of Vjekoslav at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice shortly after his 83rd birthday, with his loving family by his side.

He was an honest and hardworking man who enjoyed the simple things in life, like his garden, and going for walks in the outdoors. While he lived through hardship and tragedy, he remained positive and brought a smile wherever he went. Happiness was found just being with family and friends.


TOTH, Marian - Peacefully with family by her side on January 10, 2018 in her 95th year.

Beloved wife to the late Mike.

Loving mother to Susan Ewoniak (Willie), Louise Deziel (Gary) and Michael Toth.


Patrick ArthurPATRICK, Arthur Raymond “Ray” - Born on June 22, 1943, Ray died peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the age of 74 years. 

He was predeceased by his loving parents, Raymond and Nora Patrick (nee Stillwell), and his sister Gail Stone.  He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Margaret (nee Benton).  Dear father of Sherrie Patrick, David Patrick, Julie Traill, Scott Patrick and father-in-law to Tim Traill.  Cherished grandfather of Andrew, Bradley, Mathew, Aidan, and Kiley Traill.  Loved uncle of Peter Stone, Jennifer Stone, and great-nieces Lily, Ava, and Jadyn Gordon. 


Tollar MarnaTOLLAR, Marna - Passed away unexpectedly at the Hamilton General Hospital on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in her 83rd year. 

Beloved wife of the late Jack Tollar for over 61 years.  Loving mother of Jacklyn (Bob) Tollar-Hunks.   Devoted "Nana" to her 7 grandchildren Noah, Caleb, Jonah, Hannah, Elijah, Levi, and Isaiah.  Marna had a cherished relationship with her daughter and a special bond with each of her much loved grandchildren. 

She is survived by her sisters Olive (Graham) Pluck, Lorna (Ross) Goyit, and Donna (Brian) Dobrowolski, and her brother Russell (Linda) Stewart.  Predeceased by her parents Russell and Eileen (nee Laughlin) Stewart, and her sister Mary Lahosky.  She will also be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and friends. 


LAVIOLETTE, Joseph James Austin - Peacefully at home with family by his side on January 12, 2018 in his 82nd year.

Predeceased by his wife Patricia. Survived by his four son's Jim (Carol), Neil (Sharon), Mark (Patricia) and Gord. He will be fondly remembered by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.


CLEPKENS, Helen - Passed away on January 10, 2018 at the Brantford General Hospital at the age of 85 years.

Beloved wife of the late Maurice Clepkens. Loving mother of Maurice (Margaret), Maureen (Jim) and Philip. Proud grandma of Amanda and Jonathan.

A private family service to take place.



Bozzo SerafinaBOZZO, Serafina "Barbara" (nee DeROSE)  - January 1, 1927 - January 10, 2018

Peacefully on January 10, 2018 at the age of 91, we lost our loving and devoted mother.

Predeceased by her loving husband Alfredo and parents Sante and Angelina DeRose.


PEAKE, Richard - Passed away at the Brantford General Hospital on Wednesday January 10, 2018 at the age of 69 years.

Beloved father of Tina Peake, loving son of Geraldine and the late Marcus. Richard is the much loved brother of the late Doug, Donnie, Patsy and Vicki Taylor. Loving companion of Carol Brackenbury. He will be fondly remembered by his aunts, nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.


BEAVER, Edward Moses - Passed away peacefully at Hardy Terrace Long Term Care on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the age of 84 years.

Edward was born in Saskatchewan on September 26, 1933.

He attended and graduated from the RCC Institute of Technology (formerly the Radio College of Canada). He then settled in Hamilton where he worked at McMaster University in the Nuclear Physics and Geology Departments. He also obtained his pilot's licence as flying was one of his favourite hobbies.


Ravensbergen AnnaRAVENSBERGEN, Anna - (1932 - 2018) - On Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Anna Ravensbergen was carried by the angels into the waiting, loving arms of her heavenly Father.

Daughter of Helen and John Ravensbergen (Winona, Ont.) and predeceased by nephew Christopher, brother Chris, sister Catherine, niece Cindy and brother-in-law Harry. Having lived through many of her own challenges, she learned the art of daily turning into and trusting her Maker for strength, guidance and purpose. As she expressed it so clearly, He literally supplied her every need!

Gifted with exceptional musical talents, she studied piano under Anton Kuerti, graduating from the Royal Conservatory of Music (U. of T.) in 1968. For many years she worked at the Bank of Montreal (Vancouver) in the loans department, followed by a number of "post-retirement" years with Symcor.


KOSUBOVICH, Justyna - September 18, 1919 – January 9, 2018. 

Went to be with her Lord and Saviour peacefully surrounded by her family at Regina Gardens, Hamilton. 

Beloved wife of the late Alec (2008).  Loving mother of Paul (deceased 2011) (Irene).  Wonderful grandmother of David (Amber), Linda (Shane Gould) and Lisa (Bradley Parris).  Special great-grandmother of Natalya, Alexander, Serena, Kalen, Jenna, Amaris and Simon. 


Gecan StephaniaGECAN, Stephania (nee MYOS)  - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stephania Gecan in her 86th year on January 9, 2018 at the Juravinski Hospital.

Loving wife of Jack for 58 years.

Cherished mother of the late Louis Gecan and Anna Gecan.


INSTRALL, Norma Ruth - Passed away peacefully at Hardy Terrace on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 in her 96th year.

Loving wife of the late Donald Vance and the late Stanley Instrall.


STEVENS, Evelyn Irene  - Passed away suddenly at the Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday, January 9th 2018 in her 82nd year. 

Beloved wife of the late Lyle 'Steve'.  Loving mother of Karen (Nolan).  Loving grandmother of Kirk, Gidget (Jue), Lindsey (Cody), Bruce (Jolene) and Ethan and her great-grandchildren Cody and Katie. Predeceased by her parents Norman and Ella Atkinson and her sons Ken and Wayne Stevens. 


Cvetas GraceCVETAS, Grace Elizabeth - Peacefully passed away, surrounded by her family, on January 9, 2018 at the General Hospital in her 81st year.

Predeceased by her husband Mirko. Loving mother of Gary (Sheila), Lori (Sonny), Linda (Monty), Robert (Serge) and Richard.

Beloved grandma of Justine, Kayla (Justin), Jordan and Jacqueline. Survived by her siblings Joan, Marilyn, Carol and Bob. Predeceased by her parents Les and Gwendaline and her brother Donald.


SUTTON, David Michael - It is with heavy hearts we announce that Dave passed away on January 9th, 2018 in his 60th year after a courageous battle with cancer.

Cherished husband of Mara Bevan. Will also be missed by his devoted mother Margaret, his son Jacob and his loving brother Neil. Predeceased by his father Dave in 2000. Also survived by his nephews Ryan Sutton and Trevor Sutton.  Stepfather to Michael Bevan and Daniel Bevan. 

Special son-in-law of Jerry and Julie Giacomuzzo, brother-in-law to Gary and Lori Giacomuzzo and uncle to Andrew Giacomuzzo  of Belleville. Dave will also leave behind special friends: Norm, Mark, Gord, Red and many other close friends.