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GAGLIARDI, Gabriel Gabe Gagliardi Obituary | Print |

GAGLIARDI, Gabriel Gabe -

Gagliardi_GabrielPassed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Hospice Niagara on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the age of 80.

Beloved husband of 53 years to Norma (Rosati) Gagliardi. Dearly loved father of Gabriel (Cathy) Gagliardi, Joanna (Paul) Thibert, Lisa (Victor) Marcon, Joe (Tia) Gagliardi and Peter (Ellen) Gagliardi.

Cherished Grandpa of Patrick, Gregory, Kayla, Amanda and Olivia. Dear brother-in-law of Nick Felicetti and Catharine (Vincent) Bernardi. Predeceased by his sister Nella Felicetti.

Mr. Gagliardi had worked for Canada Coach and then at Hamilton Street Railway (HSR), retiring after many years of service. He was also a longtime parishioner of St. Patrick's Church and an avid gardener who especially enjoyed his fig trees. He enjoyed all sports and was a very passionate fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Arrangements out of Niagara Falls.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. The Rite of Committal will follow.

In memory of Mr. Gagliardi, donations to St. Patrick's Church or Hospice Niagara would be appreciated by his family.


PLATT, Catherine (Spicer) Platt Obituary | Print |

PLATT, Catherine (nee Spicer) -

(August 19, 1922 - June 29, 2014)

It is with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Catherine at the Juravinski Hospital on June 29, 2014, following a protracted period of general health failure.

She was the proud mother of John (Judith), grandmother of Julia (Ian Emberton) and Christopher, and great-grandmother of Aoife, Arann, Opal and Beckett.

Predeceased by her parents, Dorothy Spicer (Fitzgerald) and Usher Spicer as well as her siblings, John (WWII, Patricia's Rifles), Marie Whitehouse, Robert Spicer and Monica Hawe.

Cay was a hard-working single mother, office manager for Grisenthwaite Construction and other companies, an avid and effective bowler, and a member of the Canadian Legion. She was involved with the Canadian Veterans' Association and was a long-time member of the Sacred Heart Church congregation.

She loved to travel, particularly to Holten, Holland, and to visit with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Ireland and B.C. She lived life her way, was determined yet compassionate, with a deft sense of humour, a keen memory and knowledge of Hamilton that she enjoyed sharing with friends.

Many thanks for the very kind care given by the staff on M2 at Juravinski.

Funeral mass will be at the Sacred Heart Church in Hamilton, 17 Viewpoint Avenue, at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 14th, with visitation in the church at 12:30 p.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Sacred Heart Church Building Fund would be appreciated.


RIDDOLLS, David Riddolls Obituary | Print |


Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Sunday, June 29, 2014 in his 70th year.

Beloved husband of Dianne (nee Bee) for 40 years. Much loved father of Melissa (Shane Fair).

Dear brother of Dorleen Allen, Neta Sitzer (Wayne), Bill Clark, Tom Clark (Rose), Bob Clark (Ruth Anne) and Don Clark. Brother in law of Albert Bee (Joyce) and Sharron McCarthy (the late Vance).

Loving grandpa of Austin and Dianna. He will be missed.

Memorial visitation will be held in Brantford on Thursday, July 3rd.


ROSA, Albina Rosa, Obituary | Print |


ROSA, Albina -   "Express Condolences"

Rosa_Albina1Peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 29th, 2014 in her 101st year.

Beloved wife of the late Silvio (1996). Loving mother of Alfonzo in Italy (the late Santina), the late Santa (Vince), Tony (the late Doreen) and Fernando (Lena). She was a cherished Nonna and will be missed by her 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A heart felt thank you to the staff at Macassa Lodge for their wonderful care and support.

Her family will receive friends at the Cresmount Upper James Chapel, 1020 Upper James St. on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with vigil prayers at 8 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, 50 Brucedale Ave. E. on Friday, July 4th at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated by the family.



SALT, George Salt Obituary | Print |

SALT, George -

(October 24, 1927 - June 29, 2014) - Peacefully at St. Peter's Residence at Chedoke.

Predeceased by his loving wife Margaret (nee Stouck).

Survived by his son Jim, his daughter Janet and husband Alain, and his beloved grandchildren, Jennifer, Eric, Mathieu and Daniel - as well as other family members and friends.

A private memorial service will take place at a later date. Arrangements out of Waterdown.

In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations can made to the Alzheimer Society.


SCHMITZ, Eileen (Ward) Schmitz, Obituary | Print |

SCHMITZ, Eileen (nee Ward) -

Passed away on June 29, 2014, in her 79th year.

Predeceased by her spouse Paul and siblings Jane, Peter, Mary, Joseph, Kathleen, Johnny, Paul and George.

Survived by her sister Lorraine (Jack), sister-in-law Nancy Ward, many nieces and nephews and their families.

As per Eileen's wishes, cremation has already taken place.


WOLANSKI, Muriel Wolanksi Obituary | Print |

WOLANSKI, Muriel -     "View Family Photos & Express Condolences"

Wolanski_MurielAfter a brief illness, Muriel passed away peacefully at Juravinski Hospital on June 29, 2014 in her 77th year.

Fondly remembered by sons David and Paul Wolanski and their father Steven and daughter-in-law Kim Wolanski. Loving grandmother to Lindsay and Sydney Wolanski.

Predeceased by her parents Charles and Jean Edwards and sister, Betty Book. Cherished aunt to Debbie, Cindy and Philip and their children and cousins Donna Gill, Harold Beaumont, Janet Landry and other cousins.

Muriel was a Registered Nurse who continued to act as a caregiver after her retirement in 2002. Family and friends were exceptionally proud that Muriel received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMaster University in June 2013.

Muriel will be sadly missed by her close community of friends, notably Phyllis, Doreen, Heather, Carole, Audrey, Joanne, Joyce, Leanne and Dallas and by many others both within the Mount Hamilton Baptist Church and those touched by her boundless enthusiasm in other volunteer efforts.

Muriel lived life to the fullest and left the world a much better place. God welcomes a spunky, effervescent angel into his midst.

Visitation will take place at   CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME  , 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton on Thursday from 3 - 5 and 7 - 9 p.m.

A celebration of life will take place at Mount Hamilton Baptist Church, 626 Upper Wentworth Street on Friday at 1:00 p.m. Interment will occur at a later date.

As Muriel participated in international missions work in Central America and Africa, which were so dear to her heart, we ask that donations be made to the Mount Hamilton Baptist Church to support local and international missions, in lieu of flowers.



De MEDEIROS, José (Cabral) De Medeiros, Obituary | Print |

De MEDEIROS, José (Cabral) -

De_Medeiros_JoseAugust 19, 1937- June 28, 2014

Peacefully at Juravinski Hospital after a long and hard battle with cancer, José passed away in his 77th year.

Beloved husband of the late Lola da Conceicao. Loving father of Ana, and Mike (Lisa). Dear Vavo of Lilyana and Samson.

Dear brother and brother-in-law of Maria (the late Joao) Rebelo, Manuel and Teresa Medeiros, Carlos and Fatima Medeiros. Sadly missed by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Mary's Church on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow.

In kindness, donations to the Juravinski Cancer Center would be appreciated by the family.


DOMANSKI, Brian Jason Domanski, Obituary | Print |

DOMANSKI, Brian Jason -

It is with profound sadness the family announces the passing of Brian on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the age of 35.

Loved partner of Kim Lechat. Proud son of Stella and Jerry. Cherished brother of Katie and her fiancé Andre Gregorian.

Adored grandson of Kazimierz and Kataryna Suwala.

Brian will be sadly missed by extended family and friends.

A Funeral Liturgy will be held in Stoney Creek on Friday, July 4th. Burial following the service. Flowers gratefully accepted.

"Deep in our hearts you will always stay.
Loved and remembered every day."


GALLOWAY, Rosemary Galloway, Obituary | Print |

GALLOWAY, Rosemary -     "Express Condolences"

Galloway_RosemaryBorn, January 16, 1953, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on June 28, 2014.

She is survived by her beloved husband John. Loving mother to Jennifer and Sarah (Aaron), cherished daughter to Helen and Nick Matecsa(1999) and sister to Bettianne.

Throughout her illness, Rosemary's strong spirit was demonstrated by her determination and optimism; constantly defying the odds until coming to rest with her family, at home.

Rosemary's passion for her family, home and garden and her love for her pets, as well as being Black Tom's groom at the shows, will live on in her family's memory forever.

The family will always be grateful for the care and compassion of the doctors at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, and the wonderful nurses and caregivers from CCAC, The Outreach Program, Bayshore and Aberdeen, who made it possible for us to keep and care for Rosemary at our home, as she wished.

The generous acts of kindness from neighbours and close friends, our family will always be thankful for.

To honour Rosemary's request, there will be no formal service. Cremation has taken place.

An informal gathering will be held at the "THORPE BROTHERS' FUNERAL HOME - CARRIAGE HOUSE", 96 West Street, Brantford on Friday July, 4th from 1 - 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph's Lifecare Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

"There is no other like my mother."



SIKORA, Barbara Ruth (Lennox) Sikora Obituary | Print |

SIKORA, Barbara Ruth (nee Lennox) -      "Express Condolences"

Sikora_BarbaraPassed away peacefully at the Juravinski Hospital on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in her 86th year.

Predeceased by her husband Joseph Sikora (1957). Mother of Michael Sikora (Cindy Dyck) of B.C., and Daniel Sikora (Vicki) of Hamilton. Grandmother of Allison Brachman and Joelle Sikora.

Predeceased by her parents James and Margaret Lennox and by brothers Armand, Sheldon and Hugh. Survived by her sister-in-law Eleanor Lennox and by many nieces and nephews.

Barbara enjoyed her many cat companions through the years, she also enjoyed reading about the history of Hamilton and writing poetry. She was a past employee and involved with the Canadian Hearing Society.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial Service will be held at the MARLATT FUNERAL HOME, 615 Main Street East, Hamilton (east of Sanford Avenue) on Friday, July 4th at 11 a.m.

On-line tributes may be made at marlattfhhamilton.com.



TOMASIC, Kata Tomasic, Obituary | Print |

TOMASIC, Kata -   "Express Condolences"

Tomasic_KataPeacefully at Albright Manor on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Mijo.

Loving mother of Josip Tomasic (Mary) and Ankica Krizmanic (the late Ivan). Cherished Baka of Matthew Tomasic, Christine Bonner (Chad), John Krizmanic (Claudia) and Joe Krizmanic (Laura). Proud Great Baka of Alexis and Olivia Bonner and Julia Krizmanic.

Kata will be lovingly remembered by her brother-in-law Mato Tomasic (Ana) and their family, as well as, relatives and friends in Canada and Croatia.

Special thanks to the staff of Albright Manor for their exceptional care.

Visitation at MARKEY-DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth), Hamilton on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Croatian Church, 1883 King Street East, on Wednesday, July 2nd at 9:30 a.m. Interment.

If desired, donations made to Holy Cross Croatian Church would be greatly appreciated.



WALSH, John Anthony Walsh, Obituary | Print |

WALSH, John Anthony -     "Express Condolences"

Walsh_JohnPeacefully at home on June 28, 2014.

Cherished husband and best friend of Pauline for 65 years.

Loving father to Marsha (Edd), Susan (Gunther), Lori (Bill) and Dave (Sue-Anne). Sadly missed by eight grand children and one great grandchild. Predeceased by his sister Josephine.

John was a longtime member of St. Eugene's Catholic Church.

John was an avid stamp collector since his teens. He loved wood working and could always be counted on to get his hands dirty as a reliable handy man.

John was a retired employee of Liquid Fuels / Ultramar where he worked as a supervisor of terminal operations.

Visitation for John will be held at MARKEY DERMODY FUNERAL HOME 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth) on Thursday, July 3, 2014 beginning at 11 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.



BLACK, Evelyn Margaret (Crocker) Black, Obituary | Print |


BLACK, Evelyn Margaret (Crocker) -

After a nine month struggle with many health issues, Evelyn entered the presence of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Friday, June 27, 2014, one day after her 88th birthday.

She is once again reunited with her beloved husband Murray (2006).

She will be dearly missed by her children Judie Birnie (Bob), Paul Black (Cheryl), Heather Thornton (Bill). She is loved by seven grand-children and their spouses, Rob Birnie (Laura), Kevin Birnie (Amanda), Ashley Danner (Matthew), Katie Robinson (Dan), Brooke Anderson (Justin), Lauren and Alyssa Thornton. She was a special "Gigi" to seven great-grandchildren: Tyler, Kara, Elias, Timothy, Colby, Landon and Alexis.

She will also be missed by her sisters-in-law Muriel Black, Evelyn Black and Vera Crocker, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Evelyn graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in 1951 and spent many years working on the Pediatric ward at St. Joe's. She spent the last seven years as a resident at the Courts of Rushdale Retirement Living apartments where she made many friends. She was presently a member at West Highland Baptist Church.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the doctors and nursing staff at St. Joseph's hospital for their loving care these past few weeks with special thanks to Dr. Woods and the members of the Palliative Care Team.

A private interment service will take place on Monday, June 30th at White Chapel Memorial Gardens followed by a Service of Love and Remembrance at 1:30 p.m. at Flamborough Baptist Church, 41 Concession 5 E, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H1.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Evelyn's memory to the Capital Campaign Funds at West Highland Baptist Church, Hamilton ON or Flamborough Baptist Church, Waterdown, ON or to the Memorial Fund at Cornerstone Fellowship, Frederick Maryland at www.corner stonefrederick.com

"For this God is our God, forever and ever. He will be our guide, even unto death." Psalm 48:14.


CAMPBELL, Irene Jean Campbell - Obituary | Print |

CAMPBELL, Irene Jean -

December 12, 1935 - June 27, 2014

Peacefully at the Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton on Friday, June 27, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Alan Campbell.

Loving mother of Cindy and Brian Campbell. Granny of Alan, Lindsay, Ethan and Holly. G.G. to Brenden, Easton, Ainsley, Colton and Lily.

Irene will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends.

Memorial service will be held in Mississauga, on Thursday, July 3rd.

Memorial Donations in memory of Irene may be made to Juravinski Hospital (711 Concession St., Hamilton, ON L8V 1C3).

"The sky has opened up and added another bright star to watch over all of us."



CIAMACCO, Anna (DiPersio) Ciamacco, Obituary | Print |

CIAMACCO, Anna (DiPersio) -

Ciamacco_AnnaPeacefully at Juravinski Hospital surrounded by her loving family on June 27, 2014, in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of the late Ercole Di Persio. Dear step-mother of Tony and Assunta DiPersio and family.

Predeceased by her parents Agostino and Assunta (D'Aurora) Ciamacco, of Pettorano Sul Gizio.

Loving sister and sister-in-law of Domenica and the late Mario Leone and Antonina and Gennaro Boccia. Cherished Zia of Carmen, Agostino and Yasemin, Angelo and Adriana, Pat and Domenica, Maria and Vince and survived by many great-nieces and nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Special thanks to the staff at Juravinski Hospital for all their care and compassion.

Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Anthony's Church on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11 a.m. Entombment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


FREEMAN, Dorothy Roberta Freeman Obituary | Print |

FREEMAN, Dorothy Roberta -

Suddenly after a brief illness, Dorothy Roberta Freeman at the age of 79 passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014.

Predeceased by her husband Edward Bruce Freeman (June 1, 1012).

Survived by her children Cameron Robert (Nina), Jeffery, Kim Anthony (Helen) and Julia Dawn as well as 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Memorial visitation will be held in Burlington on Wednesday, July 2nd. Private family interment in Hamilton.


GAREC, Timothy Peter 'Tim' Garec Obituary | Print |

GAREC, Timothy Peter 'Tim' -

Peacefully passed away with his family by his side on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Hamilton General Hospital. In his 54th year, “Tim” Timothy Peter Garec.

Beloved partner of Christina Marie MacDonald. Loving father of Marryanne and Tim (Tracy).

Loved son of Jacqueline ( Jerry MacWhirter) and the late John Garec. Dear brother of John Garec (Jane) and Kimberley Garec. Dear uncle of Justin and Hannah. Especially remembered by Max, his loyal Shih tzu.

A funeral service will be held in St. Catharines on Friday, July 4th.

Memorial donations to the Lincoln County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.


LUSH, Peter Graydon Lush, Obituary | Print |

LUSH, Peter Graydon -

Lush_PeterApril 26, 1933 – June 27, 2014

Peter Graydon Lush, real estate icon, visionary and proud owner and developer of Cedar Run Horse Park has died at home in Thornbury, Ontario at age 81 from cancer.

Survived by his wife Flora (nee Wakefield), and his children Valerie (Bill) and John (Mani), stepchildren Kim (Dave) and Sarah (Darren), dear brother Barry Lush, and predeceased by his sister Barbara Buzza (Lush); also, a proud grandfather of Maris, Eliot, Eve, Matthew, Emerson, Ella, Ryan and Jack.

Born and raised in Burlington, Ontario, Peter spent his early career building a company in his hometown, the Lush Corporation which, in the early 1990s, included over 40 associated companies focused on real estate sales and commercial development with regional offices in Ontario and Germany.

He has been recognized for building the Sunlife Commercial Complex, Upper Canada Place and the first major hotel (Holiday Inn) in Burlington, ON.

Past positions include: President of the International Real Estate Federation, President of the Hamilton Real Estate Board, Vice President of the Ontario Real Estate Association and Chairman of the Hamilton Harbour Commission. Committed to community development, he also served as Treasurer to the PC Canada Fund, Chairman of the Ontario Mental Health Foundation, and raised the funds needed to construct the first YMCA in Burlington, ON.

Past owner and proud member of The Georgian Peaks Ski Club and former treasurer of the America’s Cup Challenge True North, Peter embraced his adventurous and active spirit by sailing throughout the Caribbean and the Mediterranean and skiing in Ontario and Europe.

He was a member of Equine Canada and loved riding his horses and working on his farm in Thornbury, ON.

Celebration of Life to take place at Cedar Run Horse Park on July 11th from 4:30 to 7:00pm – 318 Clark Street, The Blue Mountains, ON. Please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

If so desired and as your expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation or Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation may be made directly or through the Ferguson Funeral Home.


NEWTON, Leonard James Newton, Obituary | Print |

NEWTON, Leonard James -     "View Video, Family Photos& Express Condolences"



Leonard Newton passed away peacefully June 27, 2014 in his 83rd year.

Predeceased by his wife Carrie (2013), son Paul (1969) and brother Thomas. Loving father of Nancy (Ken) McKeon, Lynn (Rob) Jarvis and Karen (Mark) Daigle. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Sara, Amber and Ashley. Dear great-grandfather of Benjamin.

Will be missed by special nephew Brian. Remembered by his sister Doreen Thompson.

Leonard came to Hamilton from Kingston with his wife Carrie in 1954 and started his business floor contracting which he worked at until 2010.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Leonard’s life will take place at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Ave. E., on Thursday, July 3rd at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Interment to follow.

Donations in memory of Leonard may be made to the Kidney Foundation.



OTTERMAN, Richard Eugene 'Rick Otterman Obituary | Print |

OTTERMAN, Richard Eugene 'Rick -

Peacefully at Juravinski Cancer Centre on Friday, June 27, 2014 with his children by his side. Rick Otterman, of Hamilton, formerly of Selkirk, in his 56th year.

Loving father of Aaron and Anna Otterman, both at home.

Beloved brother of Rosemarie and Bob Elfner of Selkirk, the late Sandy (2009) and Kevin Robinson of Hamilton, the late Craig (1990) and the late Jean Otterman (1988). Lovingly remembered by his nieces Crystal and Amanda and great nephews Robert and Darcy.

The funeral service for Rick will be held in Jarvis on Thursday. Interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date.

If desired, donations to Juravinski Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.


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