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BUCK, Betty Alice (Quanbury) Buck Obituary | Print |

BUCK, Betty Alice (nee Quanbury) -

Buck_BettyPeacefully, at her home in Port Dover, on Friday, July 18, 2014. Betty (nee Quanbury) formerly of R.R. 5, Simcoe, six days before her 85th birthday.

Wife of the late Bill (2010).

Beloved mother of Wendy and Darcy Mitchell, Debbie Bisson and Jeff Simon, Scott Buck all of Port Dover. Mother-in-law of Sheron Buck of R.R. 5, Simcoe and Janice Buck of Port Dover.

Loving grandmother of Shawn and Laurie, Stephanie and Dana; Stacy, Michael and Nadia; Brad and Jonelle, Abby, Charly, Ginny; Tara and Dylan; Jason, Chris and Shaundra and 16 great grandchildren.

Predeceased by sons, Roger (1967), Marc (2001) and Wayne (2010), grandsons Cody (1984) and Ryan (2001).

Sister of Elsie Lawrence and Ernie Quanbury.

Arrangements out of Jarvis. Funeral Service for Betty will be held at Grace United Church, Port Dover on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Interment.

Donations to Grace United Church Building Fund would be appreciated by the family.


DEMILLE, Gordon Warren Demille, Obituary | Print |

DEMILLE, Gordon Warren -

His struggles with declining health came to a peaceful end at home on July 18, 2014, in his 69th year.

Forever missed by his high school sweetheart and wife, Fran, of 49 years. He will be deeply missed by his loving, caring and devoted sons Rick (Teresa), Don (Sherri) and Steve (Carolyn). Gord was the proud Grandpa (Poppy) of Kevin, Sara, Dezirae, Shantelle, Tyler, Emily and Max.

Predeceased by parents Lyle and Alma, and brothers Donnie and Bill.

Loving brother of Nancy DeMille, sisters-in-law Sue DeMille and Shirley (Jim) Banyard.

He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Gord was employed at Stelco for 36 years and retired in 2001. He was an avid golfer and member at Twenty Valley G&CC and enjoyed his time on the course with his buddies.

Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Gord's life at Marquis Gardens, 1050 Rymal Rd. E., Hamilton on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 1-4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please give the gift of time to your family.


HOCHEVAR, Mary (Zakrajsek) Hochevar, Obituary | Print |

HOCHEVAR, Mary (nee Zakrajsek) -

Peacefully passed away on July 18, 2014 at Heritage Green Nursing Home, in her 93rd year.

Loving mother of Mia (Rob) Goodfellow. Cherished grandmother of Gregory and Christopher. Dear great- grandmother of Charlotte and Jones.

Mary is predeceased by four brothers and two sisters.

She will also be missed by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends in Slovenia, Canada and the USA.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Heritage Green for the care of Mary over the past three years as well as the Juravinski Hospital for their compassion during this difficult journey.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Gregory The Great Church, 125 Centennial Parkway North, Hamilton on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. A burial will follow.


MEHLENBACHER, John Mark Mehlenbacher, Obituary | Print |


Mehlenbacher_John(April 30, 1959 - July 18, 2014)

With heavy hearts we say goodbye to Mark, who lost his courageous battle with cancer at home surrounded by his loving family.

Mark leaves behind his best friend and loving wife Cindy (nee Walker) and his three children Brian, Jeff, and Kayla.

Mark also leaves behind his parents Morris and Yvonne, sisters Laurie (Ron, recently deceased) and Kimberly (Dan), mother-in-law Betty Walker and sister-in-law Shelley (Dean).  Favourite uncle to Cody, Kyle, Lucas, Jake, Nicole, Kelsey and Ben.

How fortunate we all are to have had such an amazing man in our lives. We will not be the same without him. Mark was a mentor and inspiration to many and friend to all.

Mark started as a volunteer firefighter in Ancaster in 1981 and became a full time firefighter with Hamilton Fire Department in 1986. He moved to a full time position with the Ancaster Fire Department in 1988 that began his career path as an officer, eventually becoming Fire Chief in 1998.

Mark became the Deputy Fire Chief with the Burlington Fire Department where he remained until December 2007.  In January of 2008, he became the St. Catharines' Fire Chief. Mark also served as a Director within the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs until his sudden passing.

During his career, Mark was instrumental in leading many initiatives and changes. Some of these included pumper shuttle accreditation, defibrillator implementation in recreational facilities, emergency preparedness planning, while consistently applying his talent to foster and build relationships.

Being a firefighter was more than a job to Mark, it was his passion, along with boating and happy hour at home or on the dock with family and friends at the family lake house.

Many thanks to Dr. Antoniuk, CCAC, "nurse Shelley" and homecare nurse Joanne Norwood. We would also like to thank all those who supported the family through this difficult time.

The family will receive visitors, family and friends at the Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home, Ancaster on Monday, July 21st from 6 - 9pm, and on Tuesday, July 22nd from 1 - 4 pm  &  6 - 9 pm .

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 23rd at 1 p.m. at the Ancaster Fairgrounds "Marritt Hall," located at 630 Trinity Rd. S., at Hwy 52 and Hwy 2.


PASCOE, Maurice Miles 'Doc' Pascoe Obituary | Print |

PASCOE, Maurice Miles 'Doc' -

Passed away at Burloak Long Term Care, Burlington on Friday, July 18, 2014, Maurice Pascoe of Burlington at the age of 91.

Beloved husband of Patricia Pascoe. Predeceased by his first wife Kathleen (nee Doyle).

Cherished father of Patrick (Beryl), Maureen Beatty (Larry), the late Maurice (Stephanie) and the late Michael. Predeceased by daughter in law Heather. Cherished grandfather of Michael (Whitney), Courtney, Chantelle (Andrew), Erika, Roy, Jennifer (Ryan), Andrea (Linden), John-Philip, Christopher and great grandfather of Elsie, Emmit, Abigail, Jacob, Odin, Tiawna and Tanisha.

Dear brother of Marian McLean, the late Pearl Churcher, late Kathleen Thompson, and late Viola Bell. Lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by niece Patricia.

Doc was a former member of East Plains United Church and the Masonic Lodge, The Shriners and the Scottish Rite.

A Funeral Service will be held in Burlington on Tuesday, July 22nd. Private Cremation.

For those who wish, donations in memory of Doc to The Shriners Club of Hamilton would be sincerely appreciated by the family.


SLACK, Mildred Margaret Slack, Obituary | Print |

SLACK, Mildred Margaret -

It is with great sadness and yet joy that we announce the passing of our beautiful and amazing mother Mildred on July 18, 2014, at the age of 94 at the West Haldimand General in Hagersville.

Reunited with her husband Rivers (1989). Dearly loved mother of Wilbert (Webb) and Marjorie Slack, and Marlene and Ron Link. Grandmother to 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Also survived by sister Audrey Hoover; sisters-in-law Sonia Bacher and Reta Bacher and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by brothers Winfred, Albert, Roy, and Howard and sisters Mabel, and Helen.

Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Hagersville. Interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charity of Your Choice.


WARD, Claire Ward, Obituary | Print |

WARD, Claire -

Passed away peacefully at the Juravinski Hospital on July 18, 2014, after a lengthy battle with cancer, at the age of 56.

Claire will be sadly missed by Joanne and Nolan Santucci, Liz and Rick Bomford, Jacque Billette and all her friends in the transportation industry.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 24th in Hamilton.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hamilton Food Share would be kindly appreciated.


BURROWS, Beryl Burrows Obituary | Print |

BURROWS, Beryl -

(June 15, 1940 - July 17, 2014) - Beryl passed away at the Hamilton General Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Leeds, England, she came to Canada as a young lady and grew up in Toronto, before settling in Niagara Falls and Hamilton.

She was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Gladys Warner, and her husband William Burrows (1988).

Lovingly remembered by her daughters Sandra Diodati (Dominic), Cheryl Sunstrum (Robert), and Evelyn Kustor (Michael O'Brien), and her precious grandchildren, Dana and Bobby Sunstrum and Karl Kustor Jr.

Cremation has taken place, with private interment at Fairview Cemetery to follow.


ISABELLA, Faustino Isabella, Obituary | Print |

ISABELLA, Faustino -

Peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital, with his family by his side, on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of the late Nicoletta (nee Gallo). Loving father of Joseph, Domenic, and Felina Urciuoli. Cherished Nonno to Alisa, Justin, Nicole, Brittni, Peter and Lucas.

Dear brother of Idea Carpenter, the late Rose Trunzo, the late Francesco Isabella, the late Rinetta Isabella and brother-in-law of Giuseppina Cerminara, and Felicia Mercuri.

He was loved and cherished by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A special thank you to all the Palliative Care Team for all their care and compassion.

The Funeral Mass will be offered at Incarnation Parish (corner of Nash and Barton) on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 9 a.m. Entombment will follow.


KOWALCHUK, Mary Kowalchuk, Obituary | Print |


At the Guelph General Hospital on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in her 95th year.

Mary, formerly of Stoney Creek, was predeceased by her husband Stephen (1997) and her daughter Teresa (1993).

Loved mother of Sonia (Mrs. David Green) of Guelph, Dennis and his wife Margo of Caledon and David and his wife Patti of Kennesaw, Georgia. Cherished grandmother of nine grandchildren and twelve great- grandchildren.

Predeceased by her brothers and sisters.

Will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 19 at 1 pm. in Stoney Creek. Interment.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


MATI, Mary Mati, Obituary | Print |

MATI, Mary -     "Express Condolences"

It is with great sadness that Mary's family announces her passing at St. Joseph's Villa on July 17, 2014 at the age of 97.

Beloved wife of the late Michael.

Loving mother of Mary Lipa (John). Cherished Baba of Deborah Blain (Leo), Michael Lipa (Penny) and Nancy Inch (Geoff). Great-Baba of Dylan, Leah, Sean, Kathryn, Madison and Cooper. Great-great Baba of Anna and Wyatt.

Special thanks to the staff of Trillium Lane at St. Joseph's Villa for their exceptional care.

Visitation at MARKEY-DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth) on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 9am until the time of Funeral Mass at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Slovak Catholic Church-Byzantine Rite, 1406 Barton Street East at 10:30am. Interment to follow.

If desired, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Villa.



PRENGER, Gerry Prenger Obituary | Print |

PRENGER, Gerry -

Peacefully at Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in his 85th year.

Gerry Prenger, beloved husband of the late Teresa Prenger (nee Gerritsen).

Loving father of Aly Heugh (Dave), Wendy Harris (Rick), Sharon Dickenson, Gerald Prenger, Beverly Messenger (Ray), Patricia Prenger (Bill), John Prenger.   Dear brother of 6 brothers and 8 sisters. Much loved grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. 

Memorial service will be held in Brantford on Tuesday, July 22. Cremation has taken place.

If wished memorial donations to the charity of your choice gratefully appreciated.


PROKOP, Barbara Ellen Prokop, Obituary | Print |

PROKOP, Barbara Ellen -

It gives me deep sadness in my heart to announce that Barbara Ellen Prokop, born January 28, 1938 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, ON, passed away July 17, 2014 at Juravinski Hospital Hamilton, ON.

Predeceased by her father Thomas Edward Brown and her mother Elizabeth Mercer.

Born and raised in England, they moved to Hamilton to start a new life. Thomas worked in a coal mine in England and when moved to Hamilton worked for the steel company.

Thomas and Elizabeth had three daughters, Betty, Joan and Barbara. The daughters eventually married, Betty had three children, Tommy, Larry and Donna Baxter; Joan had a boy and a girl, Joannie and Jeffrey Duke; Barbara had two boys, Steven and John Prokop.

Morris and Barbara married July 27, 1964 in the city of Hamilton, ON. Barbara worked at the Bank of Nova Scotia, Morris operated his brother's taxi business in Grimsby, ON, then worked at The Grange Tavern in downtown Hamilton.

Barbara had a son, Steven Ralph Prokop, in which Morris openly adopted Steven in 1965 as his own and in 1966 Morris and Barbara had a son, John Thomas Prokop in which they provided the best possible traditional family valued lifestyle that any son would be so lucky and fortunate to have all in one lifetime.

Family morals, values, trust and communication were a very important part of a structured lifestyle in which seems to be lost in this day and age. Marriage vows meant something to them. For better, for worse, in sickness and in health, till death do them part, that's what made Morris and Barbara last 50 years, July 27, 2014. They had fun together, they laughed together, they cried together, they enjoyed life together, right to the bitter end.

Barbara suffered from chronic pain for a number of years in which her loving husband Morris devoted himself to give up everything to give his wife the best care possible, and he did. Barbara was a lucky woman to have that love and commitment and Morris was just as fortunate to have Barbara because she was a frugal woman and made sure the bills were paid and the home life was always structured and run like a well oiled machine. They were a match made in heaven.

Barbara will be greatly missed and never forgotten by all the friends and family she had ever known, especially her beloved and devoted husband Morris Prokop and her son John who will miss her for all the love and support Barbara gave to him, believing in him through the good, bad and hard times life often had to offer.

Barbara, may your journey to the life of everlasting peace be joyful and you are now in the hands of God with no more pain and suffering and the peace of mind that you passed with dignity and you will be missed by all. May God rest your soul. Amen.

There will be no service upon the request of Barbara, but if you would like to send a condolence to Morris and John, please call 905-389-4783 or forward mail to 2692 James Street, Duncan, BC, V9L 2X6 or leave a message at 250-748-3977.

"God grant the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change those things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."


ten BRINKE, Dirk ten Brinke, Obituary | Print |

ten BRINKE, Dirk -

It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad, Dirk, in his 79th year, July 17, 2014, peacefully in his sleep.

Father of Rick (Skylar), Rob, Steve (Lisa) and Sonya. Loved Grandpa of Danielle, Aric, Tristan, Alyssa and Luke.

Dirk demonstrated an outstanding positive spirit and sense of humour despite extreme challenges.

Our family thanks all the staff of Wentworth Heights for not only the high level of care, but the love shown to him and our family... you guys rock.

Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to a life celebration at The Village of Wentworth Heights, 1620 Upper Wentworth, Hamilton on Wednesday, July 23rd at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.


VanANDEL, George VanAndel, Obituary | Print |

VanANDEL, George -

VanAndel_GeorgeIt pleased the Lord to take to Himself His servant, George VanAndel.  George passed away peacefully in his 81st year at the Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton, on Thursday, July 17, 2014.  

George was the beloved husband of Grace (nee Bultje) for 56 years.

Much loved father of Ronn and Annie-Lynn VanAndel, Phil and Terri VanAndel, Mark and Helen VanAndel, Deanna and Jake Ruggi, Annette and Bill Bartels, and Carolyn VanAndel.

Remembered with love by his many grandchildren, Andrew and Megan, Leah, Larissa, Braden, Joel and Irma, Meagan and Josh, Josh and Kim, Karina, Stephen, Daron and Shannon, Kristin and Reuben, Heather and Mike, Colin and Lisa, Kayla, Stephanie and Curtis, Keleigh andTyler, Graham, Denise and Austin, and Chad. Proud great-grandpa of Nicola, Lauren, Livia, Emma, Carter and Harper.  

George was also the younger brother of Audrey ( and John),  Conrad (and Ann), and Kees (and Jane).  He was the brother-in-law of Barbara and Kees , Liny  and Willem, Bertha and Jan, John and Ann, Bert and Jane, Albert and Grace, Linda and Izak, Alberdina and Keith, Phil, and Sharon.

Friends and acquaintances are invited to visit with the family on Monday, July 21st at Cornerstone Canadian Reformed Church, 353 Stonechurch Road E., Hamilton from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.

The funeral service will be held, the Lord willing, on Tuesday, July 22nd at 11 a.m. in the same church building. Pastor Bill DeJong will lead the service. Interment will follow.

The family extends a heartfelt thank-you to the caring staff at the Juravinski Hospital.

As an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wycliffe Canada.


VUKSAN, Dobrica (Belic) Vuksan, Obituary | Print |

VUKSAN, Dobrica (nee Belic) -

It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother and grandmother on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in her 80th year.

Reunited with her late husband Zivan.

Devoted mother of Tatjana and her husband Goran Bajcetic. Cherished Baba of Georgina and Sandra. Much loved sister of Tihomir and Dusan of Serbia. Dear cousin of Milijana Keravica and her children; Evica and Gradimir and their families.

Sadly missed by the Bajcetic family and many friends. Dobrica was also predeceased by her siblings; Vlado, Jelica and Milan.

Funeral service held at Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, 1415 Barton Street East, Hamilton on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow.


AGLOR, Gordon Russell Aglor, Obituary | Print |

AGLOR, Gordon Russell -

Aglor_GordonMay 28, 1929 - July 16, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon Russell Aglor at the age of 85. 

Gord leaves behind his wife Doreen, his Sweetheart through 64 years of marriage. 

He is survived by three cherished sons and their wives; Steve and Mary Jane, Doug and Cindy and Gord and Laurie. 

A proud Grandfather to 7 grandchildren; Michelle (Henrik), Julie (Graeme), Mike (Tammi), Jeff (Jen), Tyler (Jenn), Kody (Cass) and Kyle and 6 great-grandchildren; Annika, Ben, Pierce, Chase and Paige. 

Gord is survived by one sister Ruth Helm. 

Many thanks to the employees of University Plaza in Dundas for their many acts of kindness to Gord. 

Thank you to Dr. A. Kronenwald and the doctors and nurses at Juravinski Hospital for their excellent care. 

Gord was the proud owner of Hemingway’s Grocery in West Hamilton for 44 years. 

Cremation has taken place and a private family service will follow. 

In lieu of flowers donations to the SPCA would be appreciated by the family.


BIERD, Robert Leigh Bierd, Obituary | Print |

BIERD, Robert Leigh -    "View Video, Family Photos& Express Condolences"

Beird_Robert1Peacefully at home, surrounded by love, on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Leigh passed away in his 67th year.

He joined his parents Madeline & Charlie, and sister Linda.

He will live on in the hearts of his children, his pride and joy, Liz (Clive), Jason (Heather), Chad (Krista), Becky (Mike), Madeline (Preston) and his grandchildren.

He will be deeply missed by his companion Pam Sliwinski, his brother John (Faye), sister Verlee and stepbrother John (Anna).

Sadly missed by his best friends Sandy, Gerry and Eleanor.

Leigh was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. He began working as an ironworker and later joined TRW as a welder where he retired last year.  Leigh was an avid photographer, golfer and all around fun-loving man. His love and laughter will be fondly remembered by his enormous group of friends.

The family would like to thank his support system, Dr. Tytus, MJ, Dr. Ghert, Dr. Tozer, Dr. Bertothy, nurse Jodi, everyone at JCC and the palliative care home team especially nurse Bonnie for all their amazing care and compassion given to Dad.

Friends and family are invited to share in memories of Leigh with the family at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME - “FENNEL CHAPEL”, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton on Monday, July 21st from 2 4  and 7 - 9 p.m.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 22nd at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Wellwood Centre would be appreciated.



BLACK, Janet Lennard (Gow) Black Obituary | Print |

BLACK, Janet Lennard (Gow) -

Peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the age of 76.

Predeceased by her husband Abraham Black.

Loving mother of David and his wife Janice. Cherished Mukka of Isabella. She will be dearly missed by her siblings Anne Gow and John Gow.

Janet was the founding member of the Hamilton Potters Guild, and was a member of the Dundas Historical Society.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held in Burlington on Saturday, July 19th.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Janet are asked to please consider the Lung Association.


GEE, Joyce Eileen (Tahany) Gee, Obituary | Print |

GEE, Joyce Eileen (Tahany) -

Breathed her last breath on July 16, 2014 after suffering for over 16 years with Alzheimer's. She was in her 78th year, married to her devoted husband Ron for almost 58 years, and loved by her daughter Cassandra (Cassi) Wallace.

Joyce worked at the Roxy Theatre, Johnson Hardware and Variety, volunteered and worked teaching Ladies Fitness to Music at the Dundas Pool. She was a member of CWH and the Dundas Museum. Many thanks to the nice people at CCAC, St. Peter's Behavioural Unit, Leisure World in Gravenhurst, St. Olga's, Blackadar, and St. Joseph's Hospital.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, July 25th at the Dundas Legion. Memories and recollections at 7 p.m., dancing and celebrating 8-11 p.m.

Donations to CWH and Parkview Church Compassion Ministries would be appreciated.


GROVES, Marilyn Groves, Obituary | Print |

GROVES, Marilyn -

Graves_MarilynIn the evening of Wednesday July 16, 2014, surrounded by her family, Marilyn peacefully passed away at the age of 58 years.

She is survived by her daughter Robbyn Lynn Groves (Richard) of Plattsville, her mother Edna Robb of Hamilton, her sisters, Barbara Lehman (Carl) of Tecumseh, Irene Bell (Terry) of Brantford and Carol Robb of Guelph, her brother Wayne Robb (Martina) of Grand Blanc, Michigan, her partner Kerry Little of Plattsville as well as her nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Her faithful companion Teddy was at her side throughout her illness.

She is predeceased by her father Wallace Robb (2000).

Marilyn worked for 15 years at the Brantford OLG Charity Casino where she will be missed by loving friends and patrons.

A special thanks to the loving care of Rose Connolly and all the nurses of Bayshore Health Care and the Paramed PSW’s of Guelph.

A funeral service will be held on Monday in Brantford. Cremation to follow.

Donations maybe made in memory of Marilyn to the Guelph General Hospital or to Hospice Wellington in Guelph.


IRISH, Donald Edward George Irish, Obituary | Print |

IRISH, Lieutenant Colonel Donald Edward George C.D. (Ret'd) -

After a courageous battle with cancer, LCol Irish, 84, passed peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

Don dedicated his life to the young men and women of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. A graduate of McMaster University, Don worked for Stelco before joining the staff of McMaster University as an administrator.

His Air Cadet involvement began in 1959 when he joined 62 Squadron as a navigation instructor. In 1961, he was commissioned in the RCAF Primary Reserve and became the Squadron Training Officer. During his career, Don served as Commanding Officer of 194, 62, 150, and 826 Squadrons. In 1990, he was promoted to the rank of LCol and served as Regional Cadet Advisor until retirement in 1994. Then becoming a Director of the Air Cadet League of Canada (Ontario), he served with distinction until his demise.

In 1990, Don moved to Belleville where he was active with the Navy League and Sea Cadets. Awards include the Canadian Forces Decoration (C.D.) with two bars and the Canada 125 Medal in recognition of his outstanding service to Canada's youth.

LCol Irish touched the lives of many thousands of young Canadians and he will be sorely missed.

Many thanks to Carol Taylor and Barry Bevin of the Belleville Navy League for their tender loving care of Don during the latter stages of his illness.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Air Cadet League Ontario Provincial Committee would be welcomed.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Sunday, September 21st at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. For details on this and making donations, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

"A pair of boots, not soon, if ever, to be filled.... An officer, a gentleman and a gentle man"


MATTHEWS, Shelley May Matthews - Obituary | Print |

MATTHEWS, Shelley May -

Matthews_ShelPassed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Orillia in her 49th year.

Shelley; beloved mother of Zachary and Karleigh Matthews. Loving daughter of Eileen (Dave). Sadly missed by her partner Brian Wilton.

Will be forever cherished by her sisters Cheryl (Randy) Clark, Brenda (Billy) Zoichavsky and her brother Howard (Sandra) Librock. Fondly remembered also by Tayler Wilton.

Predeceased by her father Howard Librock.

A Celebration of Shelley's life will be held in Collingwood on Saturday, July 19th. A Celebration will also follow in Shelley's hometown of Grimsby at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Matthews Family Trust or the charity of the donors choice in Shelley's memory.


MULROY, Annie (Nancy) Mulroy Obituary | Print |

MULROY, Annie 'Nancy' -

Peacefully at Hardy Terrace, Brantford on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in her 84th year.

Nancy Mulroy, beloved wife of the late Micheal “Mick” Mulroy. 

Loving mother of Michael, Sean (Lynn), Tim (Carole), Nancy (Bruce).  Dear sister of Rose Power, Vera Dove, John Timney and predeceased by Mamie Douglas, Cathy McMullen, Pat Timney. 

Much loved grandmother of Melissa (Adrian), Nina, Niki (Jon), Aaron, Danny, Keegan, Sullivan, Seamus and great-grandmother of Easton, Emmett, Austin.

Funeral Service in Brantford on Monday.  Cremation to follow. 

If wished, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully appreciated.


SLAWEK, Ernest Slawek Obituary | Print |

SLAWEK, Ernest -

Slawek_ErnestAt the Brantford General Hospital on July 16, 2014.

Ernest Slawek, beloved husband for 54 years of Roma Slawek. Loving father of Stan (Maria), Richard and his wife Kate, Roman and his wife Jennifer, and Ella and her husband Denis Krajcar.

Adored Dziadzio to Justin, Jenna, Hunter, Brandon, and Hannah Slawek, Adrianna and Livia Krajcar. Survived by his sister-in-law Sofia Slawek, brother-in-law Jerry Arabski (Maureen), and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Stan (1941) and Maria (1977), brothers Ted (1992), John (2009) and Stefan (2012).

Ernest was a longtime member of St. Joseph’s Church.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 235 Brant Avenue, Brantford on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment.

Donations to the charity of your choice appreciated.


WALKER, Dorothy Walker, Obituary | Print |

WALKER, Dorothy -

Passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in her 95th year.

Beloved wife of the Late William Arthur (Bud) Walker.

Dear sister of Marjorie (of Hamilton) and John (of San Diego). Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.

Loving friend and adopted grandma of the Girard and Dearsley families.

At Dorothy's request, cremation has taken place.


BAILEY, Elva May (Morren) Bailey, Obituary | Print |

BAILEY, Elva May (Morren) -

On the afternoon of Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Elva May Bailey (Morren), formerly from Ancaster, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family, and the music of Rod Stewart and Frank Sinatra, at the age of 83.

Elva was born on May 28, 1931, to William and Hazel Morren in Hamilton, and was the youngest of 6 children.

She is a retired executive secretary of Hamilton's CHCH television station, and was an active member of the Burlington Rug Hooking Guild.

Elva spent most of her days in her treasured gardens reading the latest book, completing another rug or quilt, or brainstorming another upgrade to her beautiful and quaint home.

Cherished and loving mother to Ronna (David) Ander, Jo Anne (Rob) Nield, and Shelley (Joe) Doxtdator. Kind and gentle grandmother to Ashley, Justin, Lindsay (Jordy), Blair, Jesse, Lia, and Katie. Playful great-grandmother to Jace (Lindsay and Jordy).

Survived by many nieces and nephews. She was reunited with her mother and father, brothers Al (Eileen), Gerry (Dot), By (Ellen), and sisters Mim (George), and Dorie (Bill), and sister-in-law Shirley, once again.

Visitation will take place Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Ancaster. A private interment for family will immediately follow.

Elva's daughters would like to extend a very special and heartfelt thank you to Dr. Fraser and the staff at the Juravinski Cancer Centre.

In memory of Elva, donations can be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, or the Burlington Rug Hooking Guild at the Burlington Arts Centre.


BILBE, Arthur Bilbe Obituary | Print |

BILBE, Arthur -

Peacefully on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Seasons Bell Lane Retirement Home in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of the late Mary Bilbe (nee Forsyth).

Dear brother of the late Edmund Bilbe, and Ruth Jessica Ronalds. Loving uncle of Philip Forsyth, Joanne Symons, and Michelle Anderton.

Funeral arrangements out of Brantford. As wished by Arthur, no formal visitation or funeral service will be held. Cremation has taken place.


GOLD, Doreen (Smith) Gold, Obituary | Print |

GOLD, Doreen (nee Smith) -

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Doreen peacefully passed away with her family by her side, in her 86th year.

Doreen was predeceased by her husband Dennis. Beloved mother to Elaine, Brad, Brian and Glenn. Loving grandmother to Scott, Tina, Chelsea, Brandon, Dustin, Brittany, Rebecca, Danny and Jessie.

Special thanks to family friend Donna for being there for our mom.

Doreen worked for many years at Eaton's Downtown in the Men's shoe department.

Doreen will be remembered for her witty sense of humour; and was always well-liked by anyone who came into contact with her.

The family wishes to thank Nurse Carrie and the staff at Westmount Terrace for making Doreen comfortable during her stay. Also, to St. Joseph's Palliative Care Team for providing comfort to Doreen and the family.

Cremation has taken place.

Donations are welcomed to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.


McKAIG, Bert McKaig, Obituary | Print |

McKAIG, Bert -

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington, Bert McKaig of Dundas, in his 83rd year.

Loving husband to Mary. Dear father of Lori (Ed). Loving grandfather to Chris and David.

Bert is survived by brother Bob McDonald (Jane). Dear brother- in-law of Irv Muir. Bert will be sadly missed by his friend David Knight.

Predeceased by his son Randy and many brothers and sisters.

Respecting Bert's wishes, Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, July 19th in Fenwick. Interment of ashes will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.


MELO, Antonio Melo, Obituary | Print |

MELO, Antonio -

Peacefully in his 83rd year, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the John Noble Home.

Beloved husband and soul mate of the late Maria. Forever loved by his daughters, Maria Luisa, Judy (Todd) Trickett, Elizabeth (Ron) Jamula, Margaret (Jim) Nickerson, and Anna (Gary) Melo-Langill.

Cherished Vavo of Kristal, Chantel, Mathew, Jacqueline, Ryan, Amelia, and Antony. Loving great grandfather of Scott, Michael, and Jamie.

On behalf of the family, a special thanks to all the staff at the John Noble Home for all the loving care provided to dad. You truly made John Noble his home.

Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 9 Waverly Street, Brantford on Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment to follow.

Donations in memory of Antonio may be made to World Vision, if desired.


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