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KLUN, Jaroslaw Klun Obituary | Print |

KLUN, Jaroslaw Roman -       "Express Condolences"

Klun_Jaroslaw(October 1, 1927 - November 23, 2014)

Jaroslaw Klun, in his 88th year, passed peacefully at home on November 23rd, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.

Jaroslaw will be sadly missed by his devoted wife Jackilyn (Botten) of 48 years, son Roman and wife Maria Infantine, daughter Nadia and husband Roman Stadler, and beloved Dido to Maksim and Sofia. Jaroslaw was predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Maria Klun.

Born in Ezupil, Ukraine on October 1, 1927, Jaroslaw expressed an early passion for dance, theatre and the arts studying throughout Europe to later flee from WWII captivity. Jaroslaw joined the French Foreign Legion under the security of "A Man Without A Country" and was then moved to England where he attended Business College before finally reuniting with his family in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Jaroslaw worked for Essex Packers for 29 years and Better Beef for 26 years as Global Export Manager. Jaroslaw was a strong influence in the Ukrainian community. As a member of Plast in Ukraine, he continued with Ukrainian tradition in Canada forming a Ukrainian dance troupe at Holy Spirit Church in the late 50's and later founded the renowned Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, "Chaika."

Jaroslaw was an acclaimed Guest Artistic Director and Choreographer of several dance troupes in Europe, Brazil, USA and Canada. His inspiration in the Ukrainian community continues through generations of the youth he taught over a 60 year period.

As a teacher, mentor, father figure and friend, Jaroslaw Klun inspired friendships that have lasted 60 plus years. Post retirement, Jaroslaw was a member of the Ukrainian Canadian Senior's Club and Ukrainian Social Services - Hamilton, Ontario Branch where he served as Treasurer.

The family would like to thank the following doctors and nurses for their outstanding care and compassion: Dr. Adrian Hornich, Dr. Irene Cybulsky, the palliative care team, Saint Elizabeth and C.C.A.C

The family will receive family and friends at the MARKEY-DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1774 King Street East, Hamilton on both Tuesday, November 25th and Wednesday, November 26th from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., with Panachyda both evenings at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 27th at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church, 15 St. Olga Street, (Barton St. E.), Hamilton, followed by interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington, Ontario.

In Jaroslaw's memory, donations can be made to Ukrainian Social Services, Hamilton, Ontario Branch as well as JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund).

"Jaroslaw Klun will forever dance in our hearts."



LOCKHART, Deborah (Debby) Ann Lockhart, Obituary | Print |

LOCKHART, Deborah (Debby) Ann -

Lockhart_DeborahAfter a brief battle with cancer, Deborah passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at St. Peter’s Hospital, on Sunday, November 23, 2014, in her 57th year.

Beloved and Cherished wife of Bill for 33 years. Loving mother of Scott and Megan, and her husband Kenneth Cole.

Predeceased by her parents Gordon and Lillian Gavey.

Dear sister of Don Gavey, Dennis Gavey (Val), Dianne Stouph and Brenda Kros (Terry). Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Debby enjoyed working for many years as a medical secretary and upon retirement she volunteered her time at the Stoney Creek Food Bank. A devout member of Cheyne Presbyterian Church, she lived her life in service to others. Debby will be forever missed by all of her family, friends and co-workers.

Special thanks to Deb Evans, Dr. Bev and the Palliative Care Team at St. Peter’s Hospital for all of their compassion and care toward Debby.

The Funeral Service will be held at Cheyne Presbyterian Church, (King and First St., Stoney Creek) on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Stoney Creek Food Bank or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.


SYCZ, Franciszka Sycz, Obituary | Print |

SYCZ, Franciszka -

Franciszka was born on August 17, 1921 in Uhrynow, Poland and passed away on November 23, 2014.

Beloved wife of the late Wladyslaw Sycz. Cherished mother of Zofia Szomolanyi (Peter) and Janina Spinosa (Mario). Loving grandmother of Martin, Candice, Danielle Parete (Joseph) and Christina.

She will be greatly missed. We will see you in paradise Grandma.

Many thanks to the Clarion Nursing Home staff.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 25 in Stoney Creek. Interment to follow.


FERRACUTI, Silvana (Amaolo) Ferracuti, Obituary | Print |

FERRACUTI, Silvana (nee Amaolo) -

Ferracuti_SilvanaWith great sadness we announce the passing of Silvana at St. Peter's Hospital surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, November 22, 2014, in her 88th year.

Loving wife of the late Riccardo of 64 years. Cherished mother of Frank and his wife Grace (nee Martello), and Ron and his wife Patti. Adoring nonna of Stephanie and Pete Grottenberg, Nadine and Mikolaj Pielaszek, Kevin and Alex Ferracuti.

Dear sister and sister-in-law of Riggi and the late Franco Amaolo, Bianca and the late Fiorello Ferracuti, Memetta and the late Dario Nicolai, the late Rosina and the late Augusto Quondomatteo. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Silvana and Riccardo were parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish since its establishment in 1958.

Silvana loved cooking and enjoyed time with her family and friends. M

any thanks to the staff of St. Peter's Hospital for their kind compassion and care.

A Funeral Mass will be offered at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 416 Mohawk Road East, Wednesday, November 26, 2014, time to be announced. Entombment to follow.

In kindness, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Cucinare per la sua familia era la sua passione.


HYK, Maria (Madena) Hyk Obituary | Print |

HYK, Maria (nee Madena) -      "Express Condolences"

Hyk_MariaAfter a brief illness, at Arbour Creek Long Term Care on November 22, 2014 at the age of 93.

Beloved wife of the late Georg.

Survived by son Jim (Laura) and grandson Chris. Maria will be fondly remembered by relatives in Germany.

Special thanks to the caring staff of Arbour Creek Long Term Care.

Visitation at MARKEY-DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth), Hamilton on Tuesday, November 25th from 4 – 7 p.m. Private Interment.

If desired, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

"Meine Kräfte sind zu Ende, nimm mich, Herr, in deine Hände."



KOPOIAN, John Ovannes Kopoian, Obituary | Print |

KOPOIAN, John Ovannes "Big John" -

After a lengthy, hard-fought battle with cancer John passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014 surrounded by his loving family; wife Maureen (nee Hewitt) and children Alicia (Brad) and Andrew.

Predeceased by his parents, Iskouhie and Haigas as well as his brother Hagop.

John will be dearly missed by his sister Siran (Varouj) and brothers Archie (Lori), and Jimmy, as well as many supportive family and friends.

John had a unique sense of humour that will not be forgotten. He managed to keep an optimistic outlook to the end, inspiring others to do the same.

Special thanks to the many doctors and nurses who cared for him over the past 23 years, especially those who helped make his last days comfortable.

Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 in Sgtoney Creek. Cremation to follow.

If desired, memorial contributions to a charity of choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.


LOWERY, David Morris Lowery, Obituary | Print |

LOWERY, David Morris -

Lowery_DavidDied peacefully at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice on Saturday, November 22, 2014, aged 72 years.

Husband of Susan for 48 years. Loving father of Richard and Nicholas (Stacey) and proud grandfather of Elizabeth, Connor and Patrick.

Emigrated from the U.K. to Canada. Owned and ran a successful business “Avon Engineering Limited” until his retirement. Active member of Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club and Christ Church Flamborough. Sailing was his passion.

Many thanks to all the caregivers David had at home and during the 7 months he spent at the hospice (his second home).

A Celebration of his Life will be held at CHRIST CHURCH, FLAMBOROUGH, 92 Hwy #8 Dundas, ON. on Saturday November 29th at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice or Christ Church Flamborough would be appreciated.


OLIVER, Dorothy May Oliver, Obituary | Print |

OLIVER, Dorothy May -

Peacefully on Saturday, November 22nd at Grace Villa Nursing Home, in her 88th year.

Loving wife of the late William Thomas Oliver (Pottruff and Oliver Realty).

Cherished mother of Sharon and Ivan Lukacic, Susan and Carl Pleli.  Dear sister of Harry and Jeannie Lumb, and the late Joyce and Earl Adams. Devoted grandmother of Dylan (Tina) Bailey, Stephan (Amanda) Lukacic, Jennifer Lukacic and great-grandmother of Skyler, Henry and Zosia Bailey.

Dear sister-in-law of John and Eve Oliver, and the late Dorothy and Harold Gale, all of England. She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy had a lengthy career as a floral designer. She was devoted to her family. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and they are the richer for being blessed with precious memories. She loved working in her garden and thoroughly enjoyed cottage life in Haliburton.

Special thanks to all the nursing and support staff at Grace Villa Nursing Home for their kindness and devoted care to "Aunty Dorothy".

Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 26th Stoney Creek. Cremation to follow.

If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.


PAYNE, Michael Norman Payne, Obituary | Print |

PAYNE, Michael Norman -    "Express Condolences"

Payne_MichaelPeacefully on November 22, 2014 at the age of 50 our happy boy went to Heaven. We will miss his smiling face and joy of life.

Son of the late Norman and Marguerite "Peggy" Payne.

Sadly missed by his family Clint & Marlyn Kern, Shirley Brown & Ron Rostron, Patricia & Bill Fleming, the late Neil Payne & Susan Hum, Milt & Karen Payne, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces & nephews.

Much love & thanks to the staff at Grace Villa Nursing Home for all the care and support to Mike and our family for the last few years.

Stories and Smiles will be shared at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME 322 Fennell Avenue East on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Time to Celebrate Mike's Life will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Community Living Hamilton would be appreciated.



REID, Edna Marjorie Reid Obituary | Print |

REID, Edna Marjorie -

Reid_EdnaPeacefully at St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke, Hamilton on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late Lorval “Larry” Reid (January, 2001).

Loving mother of Larry (Gladys) Reid, Gayle (Gerry) Nelson, Jim (Janice) Reid, Mark (Barb) Reid and Sue (Derrick) Shuttleworth.

Cherished grandmother of Jennifer (Tom), Cheryl-Beth (Michael), Laura (C.J), Christopher (Sarah), Brandon (Amanda), Andrea, Amy, Shon (Angie) and 9 great grandchildren.

Predeceased by her siblings Dorothy, Frank and Stanley.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial service in Burlington on Saturday, December 13th.

In lieu of flowers, donation to St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke would be greatly appreciated.


RIDGE, Marie Cecile (Villeneuve) Ridge Obituary | Print |

RIDGE, Marie Cecile (Villeneuve) -

Ridge_MariePassed away peacefully on November 22, 2014 in her 92nd year.

Loving Mom of Judy Cook, Jan Rousell(Tim), and Ron(Deborah). Loving grandma of Danielle and Andrew.

Predeceased by her parents and all of her siblings.

A special thank you to the staff on F3 and C4 at the Juravinski Hospital for their care and compassion.

As per her wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial Visitation will be held in Hamilton on Tuesday, November 25th.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA or a charity of your choice.


SMITH, Ronald Smith, Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Ronald -

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ronald (Rotten) Ernest Smith at the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on Saturday, November 22, 2014, in his 86th year.

Ron fought against leaving this Earth with his characteristic stubbornness and tenacity to the end.

He leaves behind his dear constant companion and wife Karen, his children Rhonda Fralick (Al), Billy (Anna), his grandchildren Blake, Carey, Madison and Chelsea, and brother-in-law Bob Tracy (Doreen).

Predeceased by his parents Ernest Smith and Margaret (nee Gauld) and brother Allen Smith (Gerry).

Ron retired from Stelco after a lengthy career, he was instrumental in initiating and supervising their Diesel Locomotive rebuilding and maintenance program.

Ron was an avid outdoorsman who liked fishing and hunting, and also enjoyed golfing. Annual trips with friends to Florida were eagerly anticipated, a cruise through the Panama Canal and a road trip to the Yukon were special memories for Ron.

He loved his home, his yard and gardens and spent numerous hours tinkering in his garage fixing just about anything for anyone. He will be sadly missed by many friends, neighbours and fellow Winona Men's Club Members.

Special thanks to the staff at the Juravinski and West Lincoln Memorial Hospitals for their care and kindness towards Ron.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation on Thursday, November 27, 2014 in Stoney Creek.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to McNally House Hospice or Juravinski Hospital would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

"Though we leave him now in the hands of our Lord, we will hold his memory in our hearts forever and cherish our time we had with him"


WRIGHT, Aiden Christian Wright, Obituary | Print |

WRIGHT, Aiden Christian -

(October 1, 2014 - November 22, 2014)

Surrounded by loving family and friends, Aiden passed peacefully in the early hours of Saturday, November 22, 2014 at McMaster Hospital.

The brief time spent with Aiden will be cherished forever by his parents Christian and Erica, sister Ayvah, grandparents Rick and Noreen Wright, Opa Eric Libergs (Oma Donna; deceased), special aunt Deb Bezanson, great-grandparents Colin and Pat Wright, great-grandmother Eileen Commodore, and uncle Justin.

Also remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family.

Aiden's family takes great comfort that he will be greeted by his Oma Donna, and that he was able to give the gift of life to three other children.

A special thanks is extended to Emergency Services, and to the staff at the Juravinski and McMaster Hospitals.

A Service of Remembrance will be held in Ancaster on Wednesday, November 26th. 

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of memorial donations to the McMaster Children's Hospital.


WRIGHT, Allan Brown Wright Obituary | Print |

WRIGHT, Allan Brown -

Wright_Allan(1923 - 2014) - Passed away on November 22, 2014.

Allan was the devoted husband of Patience for 68 years. He was the loving father to Murray (Lynne), Jeff (Carolyne), Greg (Rose), and Patricia.

Best Grandpa in the world to Kari (Andrew), Derek, Mike (Carla), Laura (Eli), Chris (Angie), and Patrick, and Great-Grandpa to Matthew, Lynnea, Onyx, Kaden, Jaxon, and the new baby great-granddaughter to be.

Allan was raised in a loving family in Hamilton with his parents Alec and Muriel, his sister Joan, and his late brothers Doug, Ken, and Ron.

He served in the RCAF, Squadron 692 during WWII, spending much of the time stationed in Iceland. Allan was a benevolent employer at the family company, Wright's City Laundry, for many years.

Allan was well known in the community for being involved in many charitable endeavours. He received the Order of the Red Cross for his many years of service, especially running the charity bingo. He was instrumental in establishing the Meals on Wheels service in Halton. He was an active Rotarian for over 30 years.

A memorial visitation will be held in Burlington on Tuesday and Wednesday. Private cremation will take place.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Red Cross of Burlington, 262 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON,L7R 3K7 would be appreciated.


CLARK, Stephen Rex Clark Obituary | Print |

CLARK, Stephen Rex -

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Steven Rex Clark on Friday, November 21, 2014, in his 76th year.

Beloved husband to Mary Clark (Davidson). Brother of Tom (Bert) and stepson of Ray Morrell (UK). Loving father to Grant (Jackie), Cynthia (Peter), Ross (Christine) and predeceased Mark Davidson, and daughter Pamela (Geoff). Papa to Kyle (Melissa), Meaghan (Will), Mary (Rudy) and Shane(Meghan). Great-Papa to Mataya and Liam.

His great sense of humour kept family and friends laughing right till the end. He will be greatly missed by all.

Special thanks to Dr. Khambalia and all the wonderful nurses and staff at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Bob Kemp Hospice.

A private family event will be held later.


DAILEY, Glenda Shaunne (Joudrey) Dailey, Obituary | Print |

DAILEY, Glenda Shaunne (nee Joudrey) -

Dailey_GlendaIt is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Glenda at the Hamilton General Hospital on Friday, November 21, 2014 due to complications of COPD. She was in her 57th year.

Glenda will be sorely missed by her cherished high school sweetheart, best friend and loving husband John of 37 years. She was our soul mate, best friend, and the best mom in the entire world and will be painfully missed by her two daughters, Kaila and Lauren (Andrew).

Glenda was a beloved daughter to Erma and to the late Vaughan Joudrey. She is also predeceased by mothers-in-law Marion (Maisie) Dailey and Marion Tunstall.

Loving sister to Cathy Fleming (Donald), Nancy Pereira (Joe), Sandra Whitman (Walter), Carolyn Hutchings (Wesley), Doug Joudrey (Lynda), and Danny Joudrey (Joanne). Cherished sister-in-law to Rob (Jo) Tunstall, David Tunstall, and Kathleen Dailey.

Glenda was a favourite aunt and second mom to many nieces and nephews, and will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved her dearly.

The Dailey family would like to extend a special thank you to our wonderful neighbours who we know as our extended family, especially Ruth and Dave Utter, Anita and Mike Maisonville, Kosmo, Pat Irish and family, Pat and Craig McInnes, and Leanne, Jack and Aggie White, and to her dear friends Charlotte Rekrut and Kim Worobel for their continuous love, support and comfort during this extremely difficult time.

A special thank you to the Third Floor ICU East staff at the Hamilton General Hospital, especially Ravi and Steph, for their care and compassion to the entire family during Glenda's stay.

Service will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 in Stoney Creek. Cremation to follow. Inurnment to take place at a later date.

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


DROBNY, Amelia 'Millie' Drobny Obituary | Print |

DROBNY, Amelia 'Millie' -

Peacefully at the Blakadar Continuing Care Centre in Dundas, Ontario on Friday, November 21, 2014 in her 75th year, with her loving sister Josie by her side Millie went to be with her Lord and Saviour.

Predeceased by and to be reunited with her loving oldest sister Mary Eden and great grandnephew Joey and parents William and Josephine Drobny all of Port Colborne.

Millie is survived and missed by her devoted older sister Josephine (Josie) Chambers of Hamilton, her absence will also be felt by brother in law Victor Eden and nieces and nephews Brent Eden, Brenda Everett, Rhonda Seredine, Terry Eden, Shari Milinkovic all of Port Colborne and niece Angela Yeates (Chambers) of Kitchener and Christopher Chambers of British Columbia.

She was born in Port Colborne and was a teacher there and also lived in Welland and Hamilton. She will be remembered for her humour by friends there, and also by the caring and supportive staff at Blakadar Continuing Care Centre.

Funeral service in Port Colborne on Tuesday, November 25th. Rite of committal on Wednesday morning.


FALBO, Florence Falbo Obituary | Print |

FALBO, Florence -

Falbo_FlorencePeacefully, surrounded by her loved ones at the Juravinski Hospital on Friday, November 21, 2014 in her 81st year.

Beloved wife of Chris Natale for 41 years. Daughter of the late Vincenzo and the late Calogera Campisi.

Loving sister and sister-in-law of the late Bruno Campisi (the late Lena), the late Tom Campisi (Shirley), Concetta Castiglioni (the late Salvatore), Antonia Sferrazza (Sam), the late Pasquale Falbo (the late Paulina), the late Carmelina Falbo, Mary Grimoli (the late Peter), the late Fernanda Falbo, and Frank Falbo (Mary).

Will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Special thanks to Dr. Erickson, Dr. Slaven, Deb Evans, and the VON for the loving care and compassion shown to Florence and her family.

Arrangements out of Hamilton. A funeral Mass will be offered at All Souls Church on Tuesday, November 25th at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow in Burlington, Ontario.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.


FINNIE II, Samuel Rankin Finnie, Obituary | Print |

FINNIE II, Samuel Rankin -

Peacefully in his 82nd year on November 21, 2014 surrounded by his family, Sam was called home to Heaven.

Born in Port Credit, Sam was happiest when farming and caring for his Holsteins in Hornby and Dunnville.

After retiring from Welland Transit, Sam enjoyed travelling, gardening, helping people and being with his grandchildren. He proudly served as an Auxiliary Police Officer in Oakville and Haldimand County.

Survived by his wife of 54 years, Bridget, children Sam (Heather), Neysa (Gord Brown), Joy (Greg Shikaze) and Jim (Julie), grandchildren Gabrielle (Greg Smith), Spencer, Brandon, Joe, Matt, Ally, Connor, Michael and Daniel and siblings Hazel, Josephine (Brian), Lillian (Don), Janette (Al), Alex (Barbara), Vi (Dave) and Lydia and many other relatives and friends in Canada, USA, Scotland, Ireland and UK.

Predeceased by his parents Sam and Joy (Milne) and baby brother William.

Special thank you to his caregivers on Heritage Trail at St. Joseph's Villa and beloved home care providers.

A Funeral Mass was offered at Regina Mundi Catholic Church, 631 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton, on Thursday, November 27th at 11 a.m. Burial to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Good Shepherds Centre Hamilton www. goodshepherdcentres.ca would be sincerely appreciated.


HOPCROFT, Emily Ann Hopcroft Obituary | Print |

HOPCROFT, Emily Ann -

Hopcroft_EmilyPassed away suddenly at the Hamilton General Hospital on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the age of 80.

Beloved wife of Russell for 62 years. Loving mother of Grant and Lily, Russell and Cheryl, Roger and Mary, Clare and Alan Long.

Cherished grandmother of Lara, Lisa, Christina, Alysha, Marissa, Galen, Amanda, Adam, Christopher, Katelyn, Todd, Jessica, Emily, and Russell. Dear aunt of Tom Arthur (Carol), and Robert Hopcroft (Ann).

Predeceased by her parents Grant and Clare Newton and brother Duncan. Emily was a great granddaughter of Sir George W. Ross.

Cremation has occurred. A Celebration of Emily’s Life and interment will take place in the spring. Arrangements out of Waterdown.

If desired, expressions of sympathy donations to the Shiners Hospitals for Children (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org) would be sincerely appreciated by the family.


MADDOCK, Paula (Massop) Maddock Obituary | Print |

MADDOCK, Paula (nee Massop) -

Maddock_PaulaIt is with great sadness and quiet dignity that characterized her life, that the family announces the passing of their mother and grandmother Paula Maddock (nee Mossop) on Friday, November 21, 2014.

Beloved wife of the late Gordon who was the love of her life.

Loving mother of Susan Brotzel (Glenn) and Paula Wood (David) and dedicated grandmother to Taylor (Fiona), Ashleigh (Dennis) and Andrew.

Her only and much loved sister Irene Millar (Jim) predeceased her in August, 2000.

Paula was employed for many years at the Brantford Expositor followed by a 20-year career at the Brantford General Hospital in payroll administration. In her work capacity Paula was known and respected by all employees and many became her personal friends.

The family extends a great gratitude and sincere appreciation to the staff of CCAC, Bayshore Home Health, Dr. Janice Legere and Tracy and Nancy of the outreach team, and to the dedicated and caring staff and volunteers at the Stedman Community Hospice.

Service will be held in Brantford on Tuesday, November 25th.

Donations to the Stedman Community Hospice in Paula’s memory would be greatly appreciated.


TURNER, Shirley Mae Turner, Obituary | Print |

TURNER, Shirley Mae -

At home on Friday, 21st of November, 2014 in her 81st year, passed away, after a long valiant struggle with ovarian cancer for over seventeen years.

She will be sorely missed by her long time companion, Bill Boxall.

Shirley had served as a volunteer for almost 14 years with the Canadian Cancer Society at the Juravinski Cancer Centre. During that period she gathered several friends to provide hundreds of tie-backs, hats and Afghans for cancer patients and enjoyed the companionship with many other volunteers and hospital staff. Talking with and encouraging patients, gave her special pleasure.

Heartfelt thanks goes out to Dr. J. Mazurka and his staff of the Juravinski Cancer Centre, enabling her to travel extensively between many well designed chemotherapy treatments. Appropriate equipment made available through CAP was most useful. Caring palliative support was made available by Dr. M. Slaven. The professionalism of VON nurse, Nadia, was exceptional. The caring expertise of Dr. C. Mielke helped immensely. St. Elizabeth Health Care and CBI qualified staff made her last weeks as comfortable as possible.

Cousin Iva, travelled from New Brunswick and put her own life on hold to provide much needed 24 hour support and companionship. Shirley Rehn was also there when needed to provide friendly encouragement.

Cremation has already taken place.

Thanks to all those who prayed for her. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.


WALKER, Marsha (Henderson) Walker, Obituary | Print |

WALKER, Marsha (Henderson) -

Passed away peacefully November 21, 2014, after a lengthy illness, with her loving husband Barry by her side.

Marsha has gone to see her beloved grandmother Olive Beattie and her late parents Campbell and Ferne Henderson and older brother Bud.

Sister of the late Bud Henderson (June) of Owen Sound and survived by brother Ian Henderson (Francoise) of Grimsby. Loved foster mother of Bob Steele (Melinda) and Ernie Steele. Grand-mother of Mitchell Steele.

Marsha and Barry were married for 43 years and spent many happy years travelling and at their cottage at Miller Lake.

Marsha will be missed by her brothers-in-law Earl Walker (Sandra) and Grant Walker (Jan) who spent many May weekends around the campfire at Miller Lake together.

Marsha's extended family of nephews and nieces and their children will miss her especially at the Henderson Family Reunions. There will be an empty chair at family Christmas and around the campfire.

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday November 27th in Hamilton. Cremation to follow and a private family interment at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society, Kidney Foundation or the SPCA would be greatly appreciated.


BIDWELL, Norma Rae (Clausen) Bidwell Obituary | Print |

BIDWELL, Norma Rae (nee Clausen) -

Bidwell_NormaPassed away peacefully at Hampton Terrace Care Centre on November 20, 2014 in her 99th year.

For more than 63 years she was the beloved wife of Frederick Bidwell who predeceased her in 1997.

Norma was the loving mother of Dr. Peter (Maureen Crawford), Paul (Julie Hampel), and Matthew (Cathy Lorimer) and was predeceased by a young daughter, Michaella and a son James.

Her grandchildren included Martin, Timothy, Diana, Jeremy, Grant, Mark, Medbh, Michael and Megan and she was the proud great-grandmother of Corrie, Misha, Amy, Benjamin, Annalee, Fergus, Alistair, Colm, Stella, Caitlyn, Dylan, Abigail, Alex, Ryan, Aiden and Alexandra.

For many years Norma loved summer holidays at the family cottage on Lake Muskoka (the house that Fred built), especially when it was crowded with her large family and friends, and with constant cooking and cheerful noise. In Muskoka, she and Fred enjoyed boating over to the Church of the Kettles for Sunday services. In Burlington, the Bidwells were longtime faithful members of East Plains United Church.

Born July 9, 1915, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to Ted and Lucille Clausen, Norma grew up with her sisters Naomi and Glendine and her brother Dale. Having married Fred and moved to Hamilton, Ontario in 1934, she attended McMaster University and was later inducted into its alumni as well as being awarded an honorary LLD in 2008. Four years later, she was named one of “125 people of impact” when McMaster celebrated its 125th anniversary.

She had started her long journalistic career by writing stories for CBC radio and for various magazines. Then, in 1951 she was hired as a district correspondent in the Burlington-Aldershot area for the Hamilton Spectator, later joining the Women’s Department and becoming its food editor until her retirement in 1980, after having won numerous awards for her investigative reporting and travelling to Spain, Denmark, Italy and England chasing food stories.

After retirement, she began writing her popular Spectator column, “Norma’s Stoveline,” answering countless readers’ questions and providing hundreds of cooking tips. In retirement, she also published two cookbooks as well as “Lifelines and Deadlines,” an account of her various adventures in juggling family life with the demands of a daily newspaper. The University of Guelph library now holds her papers in its Archival and Special Collections.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, November 28th at 10:30 am at East Plains United Church, 375 Plains Road East, Burlington.

In lieu of flowers, contributions towards The Church of The Kettles Restoration Fund (Lake Muskoka, ON) would be greatly appreciated. Please send to the attention of: Mr. Doug Jarrett, 207 Windy Lane, RR #4 Markdale, ON N0C 1H0.


CAMPBELL, Helen Campbell Obituary | Print |


Peacefully on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the John Noble Home in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Douglas Campbell (1997).

Much loved mother of Gerald (Vicki) Campbell and Cindy (Jerry) Thomas of London, Ontario. Dear grandmother to Lesley (Jeff) Edwards, Shannon (Phil) Harris and Kendra Thomas. Great grandmother of Ben and Kaitlyn Edwards, Lauren and Eddie Harris.

Helen was predeceased by her sister Edith Rymal and brother John Campion.

Helen was a retired employee of Bell Canada in Woodstock.

A memorial service will be held in Brantford on Monday, November 24th.  Cremation has taken place. 

If wished, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully appreciated.


DOW, Melba Dow Obituary | Print |

DOW, Melba -

Dow_MelbaPeacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in her 91st year.

Melba Dow, beloved wife of the late Charles R. Dow.

Loving mother of Bruce Dow (Maureen), Lorraine Polet (Klaas), Sally Castle (Gord), Mary Slattery (Michael), Virginia Calder (Norm), Robert Dow (Kendrae), Kenneth Dow. 

Predeceased by her siblings Shirley Bess, Sybil Sayers, Clarey Sproule and brother-in-law James Dow(Shirley).

Dear sister-in-law of Katherine Sproule. Much loved grandmother of Alexander, Brittany, Darrell, Kevin, Lamonte, Carlynn, Karen, Tommy, Sean, Deirdre, Christopher, Jennifer, Jordan, Megan. Great Grandmother of Ashley, Lily, Kiera, Colin, Carter, Zoe, Mikko, Camryn, Cayden.

Melba was a great source of family history and news. She loved the telephone, and spent many an hour connecting with her family and friends. Melba was a wireless operator for the RCAF during WWII and was a long-time member of Echo Place United Church.

Funeral service will be held in Brantford on Wednesday, November 26th.  Cremation to follow. 

If wished, memorial donations to Brantford General Hospital Palliative Care gratefully appreciated.


FERENAC, Kazimir Ferenac Obituary | Print |

FERENAC, Kazimir -          "Express Condolences"

Ferenac_KazimirPeacefully passed away at the Hamilton General Hospital on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in his 89th year.

Loving father of Brenko, Nadia and Rose. Cherished grampa of Jelena and Angela Kikas. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation at the MARKEY-DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1774 King St. E. (at Kenilworth Ave.), Hamilton on Sunday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Vigil prayers Sunday at 7 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Holy Cross Church on Monday, November 24th at 9:30 a.m. followed by interment at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery.

On line condolences may be made at markeydermody.com.



FRITZ, Matyas 'Matt' Fritz Obituary | Print |

FRITZ, Matyas 'Matt' -

Passed away peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in his 86th year.

Beloved husband of the late Irma.

Loving father of Marianna. Caring grandfather of Jason.

Arrangements out of Brantford. At the family's request, cremation has taken place.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the SPCA would be appreciated.


GABRIELE, Alessandro Gabriele, Obituary | Print |

GABRIELE, Alessandro -

April 18, 1930 - November 20, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Alessandro Gabriele in Arpino, Italy, at the age of 84.

Dear son of the late Maddalena and Arturo Gabriele. He will be greatly missed by his wife Emilia, who showed much love and took care of him during his difficult times.

Survived by his son Renzo and grandchildren in Uruguay.

He was the dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Adamo and his wife Antonina, Lidia and the late Sirio, Elio and Giulia of Italy, and Rico and Pia. He will also be missed by his nephews and nieces, Diego, Eva, the late Lori Ann, Dan, Marilena and Diana of Italy.

Alessandro was a retired staff member of Stelco.

He will be missed by many friends in Italy, Canada and Uruguay.

He will be missed very much by the community that he did charitable work for, and he spent many hours raising money for the less fortunate.


GALLAGHER, William Gallagher Obituary | Print |

GALLAGHER, William A. -

Passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 20, 2014, in his 87th year.

Predeceased by his wife, Rose (2013) and daughter, Catherine. Predeceased by his sister Jean and brothers, Laird and Bryan.

Survived by his son William J., also survived by his cousin Jean and her husband Jim and many nieces and nephews.

William retired after 41 years of service at International Harvester - J.I. Case.

The family wishes to express its heartfelt thank you to the ladies of Bayshore Home Health, the doctors and nurses at the Juravinski Hospital, Doctor Khera and the staff of St. Joseph's Villa for the care and compassion provided over the last several months.

Funeral service will be held in Hamilton on Monday, November 24th. Donations of an unwrapped Christmas gift or direct donation to St. Joseph Villa would be appreciated by the family.


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