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BOZZO, Elisabetta Bozzo, Obituary | Print |

BOZZO, Elisabetta -

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elisabetta on April 13, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

Elisabetta is predeceased by her first husband Donato Paolucci and her second husband Michele Bozzo.

Daughter of the late Camillo and Maria Giuseppa Altobelli. Sister of the late Ercole and the late Emilia Altobelli, the late Albert and Lucy Altobelli, Ida and the late Rocco DiBenedetto, the late Lina and the late Nicolo Tumine, and Ottavio and Marisa Altobelli.

Loving stepmother for 48 years to Frank and Rosa Bozzo, Assunta and the late Luciano Fortino, and Gina and Michele Presta.

Cherished Zia to many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews in Canada and Italy.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 304 Highway 8, Stoney Creek, on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

A special thank you to Dr. Ambis and the staff at Pine Villa Nursing Home.


CAREY, Althea Dorothy (Orser) Carey, Obituary | Print |

CAREY, Althea Dorothy (nee Orser) -

Peacefully at Alexander Place, Waterdown on Monday, April 13, 2015, Althea Carey in her 87th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Jack (1999) and their loved son Byron (2007), and her sister Mary Bransfield (2006) and her brother Gilbert Orser (1945).

Althea is sadly missed by her sons Glenn of Hamilton, and Doug and Nanci of Paisley. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Kristyn, Ryan, Rose and John.

Remembered by former daughter-in-law Marie and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be held at MILLGROVE UNITED CHURCH, 370 Concession 5 West, Millgrove on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment.

Donations to Millgrove United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


CHAMPION, Lawrence (Larry) Champion, Obituary | Print |

CHAMPION, Lawrence (Larry) -

September 21, 1930 - April 13, 2015

Larry passed away, Monday, April 13, 2015, at the age of 84, after a hard fought 13 month battle.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Juliette (Judy) Champion (nee Rivard), his six daughters Renee (Patrick), Karen (Mike), Jane (Ron), Marie, Anita (Pete) and Nancy (Ian); his 17 grandchildren Nissa, Mac, Sara, Samantha, Jonathon, Jacob, Thomas, Reet, Chloe, Adrien, Ben, Alanna, Alyssa, Breanna, Nicki, Jenny, Duane and 10 great-grand- children Cyreelia, Avyne, Xavier, Emjay, Charlie, Anastasia, Jakob, Aria, Hailey, and Christian.

A funeral service will be held Monday, April 20th, 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, St. Elizabeth Village, 391 Rymal Road West, Hamilton (Entrance off Garth Street just south of Rymal). Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Birthright of Hamilton.


CHRISTISON, Melissa Anne Christison, Obituary | Print |

CHRISTISON, Melissa Anne -

Christinson_MelissaAfter a courageous, brave battle Melissa peacefully passed away on April 13, 2015 at the age of 38 years.

Cherished and deeply missed by her loving husband Robert. Lovingly remembered by her mother Lorraine (John), sister Jennifer, brother Donny and mother in law Susan.

Forever in the hearts of her cousins, aunts, uncles, extended family, many friends and co-workers at the City of Hamilton Red Hill Daycare.

Melissa will be remembered for her bright, bubbly personality, caring heart, lust for life and great outlook on whatever came her way.

Her memory will carry on in the hearts of those who loved her.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate Melissa's Life on Monday, April 20, 2015 for visitation and service.

In memory of Melissa, please allow Robert to keep her wishes, by supporting him to continue the Juravinski Hospital's Bright Run which supports Breast Cancer research in Hamilton.

"Happy Healing"


COOKE, Jack Vernon Cooke Obituary | Print |

COOKE, Jack Vernon -

Cooke_JackPeacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Monday, April 13, 2015 in his 94th year.

Jack Cooke, beloved husband of the late Vera (2002).

Loving father of Ruthann and Bob Carson of Owen Sound, the late James E. (2005) and Lynn Miller of Milton and Mardeen and Bev Hill of Jarvis. Beloved grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jack is predeceased by his siblings Evelyn, Thomas, Muriel, and Marguerite (Molly).

Jack was the former owner of Jack Cooke Jewellers, an anchor business in downtown Jarvis for many years and was known and respected far and wide as a fair businessman who felt that customer service was his number one priority and one of his greatest accomplishments.

He was a long-time member of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Jarvis, serving as a lay reader and Sunday School Superintendent. He joined the Jarvis Lions Club in 1950, one year after the charter year and remained an active and enthusiastic member until his health no longer permitted his participation.

Jack will be forever remembered as an "endman" in the annual Lions Show, a position which he held for 23 years, as well as for his performances of "The Cricket Song" and "Big John". Lion Jack was honoured in 1982 as the first recipient of the Jarvis Board of Trade's "Citizen of the Year" award and in 2011 by being named a Lions Melvin Jones Fellow, recognizing the culmination of his decades of service to Jarvis and his community.

Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis, Ontario on Tuesday, April 14th from 2-4 and 6-8 pm.

The funeral service for Jack will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 65 Talbot Street East, Jarvis, on Wednesday at 11 o'clock. Interment.

Donations to the Jarvis Lions Walking Trail or St. Paul's Anglican Church Building Fund in memory of Jack would be appreciated by the family.

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FISCHER, Donald Fischer, Obituary | Print |

FISCHER, Donald -

Peacefully at Tranquility Place on Monday, April 13, 2015 in his 88th year, Donald Fischer, beloved husband of 52 years to Sheila Fischer. 

Loving father of Christopher Fischer, Colleen (Dean) Pacey, Corinne (Bert) Frankian, Sharon Fischer and the late Keith Fischer (2005).  Much loved grandfather of Nathan and Matthew Pacey and Mark Frankian. 

Predeceased by his brothers John, Harold, Walter, Frank, Jim and Patrick.

Don Fischer was a man of deep and profound faith.  He had 3 great loves in his life:  his faith, his family and his love of music; was a member for many years with the Brant Men of Song; for over 40 years was a member of the St. Pius X Senior Choir; was treasurer for 40 years with Brant Right to Life.

Special thanks to the wonderful and caring staff of Tranquility Place.

Funeral Mass at St. Pius X Church, 9 Waverly Street, Brantford on Friday at 11:00 a.m. followed by cremation.

If wished, memorial donations to Brant Right to Life or charity of your choice gratefully appreciated.


GLOVER, Lawrence Glover, Obituary | Print |

GLOVER, Lawrence -

Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the John Noble Home on Monday, April 13, 2015.

Beloved husband of Mary Glover (nee England). Father and best friend of Mark and Greg (Kim) Glover. Loving grandfather of Josh, Theresa, Laura and Zoey.

Also survived by sister Irene Emmett, brother Harold (Florence) Glover, many nieces, nephews and their families.

Donations to the John Noble Home would be appreciated.

Private arrangements.


KOZACK, Mary Jane (Morash) Kozack, Obituary | Print |

KOZACK, Mary Jane (nee Morash) -

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Jane Kozack on April 13, 2015 at Baywoods Place.

Dear mother of Brenda, Marsha and Rob. Dear sister of Linda, Lil, and Darlene.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 16th in Hamilton. At the family's request, cremation to take place.

Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Baywoods Place for their care and compassion shown to Mary Jane during her stay.


LANG, Tadeusz Hieronim Lang, Obituary | Print |

LANG, Tadeusz Hieronim "Tad" -

Passed away peacefully on April 13, 2015, leaving behind his wife Krystyna.

Sadly missed by his grand-children, great-grandchildren and many friends in Canada and abroad.

Tad served in the Polish Air Force.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in Hamilton. Cremation to follow.


MASSARELLA, Vincent Anthony 'Vince' Massarella Obituary | Print |

MASSARELLA, Vincent Anthony 'Vince' -

Massarella_VinceIt is with great sadness we announce the passing of Vince Massarella, on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the age of 49 with his family by his side.

Devoted father of Emily. Precious son of Gemma and the late Guido Massarella. Cherished soulmate of Rina Cremasco.

Adored brother of Josephine Massarella, Mary Massarella, Dana and George Randall. Charismatic uncle of Adrian (Letty) McManus, Felix Werth, Daniel and Ariana Randall. Loving great uncle of Santiago and Logan McManus. Mentor to Nicole and Kiera DiLeonardo. Fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Canada, USA and Italy.

In his 20th year with Tim Hortons, Vince led the Construction and Development teams. He was a strong leader with amazing people skills and respected by franchisees across the country. Vince had a positive impact with everyone he came into contact with.

Vince fought a valiant and stoic battle with cancer for so many years and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be held at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 947 Rymal Road, Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday, April 18th from 5 - 9 pm and on Sunday, April 19th from 5 - 9 pm. A celebration of Vince's life will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 7pm, and a prayer vigil at 8:30.

Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Assumption Parish, 63 Highway 20 East, Stoney Creek on Monday, April 20th at 10:00 a.m. Interment of cremated remains will take place in Burlington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Vincenzo Massarella Family Trust (for Emily Massarella), Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Angelman Syndrome Society.

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McLAIN, David McLain, Obituary | Print |

McLAIN, David -

McLain_Davidof Lynden, formerly of Port Bruce

Suddenly passed away at Hamilton General Hospital on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the age of 76 years.

Beloved husband of Gwen McLain (nee Dowling) for 57 years. Loved father of Brian (Jean) McLain. Proud grandfather of Kyle (Katrina) and Cody (Abbi).

David is survived by his siblings Jean Shardlow, Angus (Gwen) McLain, Frances (Clarence) Shelly, and John (Debbie) McLain. He is also remembered by many nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to family friends Penny and Gina.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015 in Dundas.  Interment.

Donations to Animal Adoptions of Flamborough would be appreciated by the family.


TLUCZEK, Helen Tluczek, Obituary | Print |

TLUCZEK, Helen -

Peacefully, at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, April 13, 2015, in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of the late John Tluczek for 62 years. Loving mother of Paul, the late Janice, John, the late Connie and David. Cherished grandmother of Jason, Colin, Nicholas and Sam.

A private family funeral service and interment have taken place.

Special thanks to Dr. C. Ambis and his staff, and the nurses of the VON and CBI for all of their care before her passing.


BIRSE, Rhonda Birse, Obituary | Print |

BIRSE, Rhonda -

It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing on April 12th, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 49.

Loving wife of Sheldon for over 28 years. Beloved mother of Korey, Robert and Rachel.

Cherished daughter of Rozelle and the late Robert also Russ and Vivian Wright. Adored sister of Rosemary Muffley, Thomas Williamson, Tabitha Wright and Ryan Wright.

Rhonda will also be missed by many other family and friends.

A special thank you to all the Doctors and nurses at the Juravinski Cancer Clinic and the Carpenter Hospice.

In keeping with Rhonda’s wishes cremation has taken place. A private family service to follow. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

If wished, donations may be made to the Carpenter Hospice, Juravinski Hospital or the Bright Run.


CLEWLEY, Dennis William Clewley, Obituary | Print |

CLEWLEY, Dennis William -

Peacefully at Maplecrest Village, Grimsby, on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in his 98th year.

Dear father of Brian Clewley, Gary Clewley, Kenneth Clewley (Eileen) and Sharon Kovach (Michael). Wonderful grandfather of Kathryn, Rachel, Bronwen, Alice, Blythe, Isabelle, Declan, Natalie, Leanndra, Olivia, Christopher, Wesley and Jaclyn. Cherished great-grandfather of Harper and Jacob.

Loved brother of Berta Cowan and June Martin and brother-in-law of Florence Clewley.

Predeceased by brothers Arthur Clewley and Victor (Harry) Clewley and brothers-in-law Richard Cowan and John Martin.

Dennis was a proud Veteran, serving overseas in the Canadian Army in WWII.

Dennis loved travelling the world and visited everywhere from Victoria to China. He read the paper every day and would discuss the latest news with any visitor that came by.

A Celebration of Dennis' life will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015 in Hamilton.

If desired, donations to VON Hamilton or Meals on Wheels would be appreciated.


CONCANNON, James (Jim) Concannon, Obituary | Print |

CONCANNON, James (Jim) -

Concannon_JamesPassed away at his residence on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the age of 80.

Loving husband of 60 years to Jean. Loving father of Jim (Kim), Brian (Janice), Ken (Cindy), Elaine (Steve). Very dear grandfather of Alexander, Taylor (Debbie), Matthew (Carrissa), Jasmine (Jeremiah), Stuart (Becca), Kiefer, and Jordan. Great- grandfather of Lukas and Logan.

Jim was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. # 58.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening.  As per James' request, cremation will take place with a private family service.

Donations to the Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

To the paramedics and police, thank you for all your effort and compassion. Also thank you to our family physician Dr. M. Sabouba.


DASKALUK, Frederick Daskaluk, Obituary | Print |

DASKALUK, Frederick -

It is with heavy hearts that Fred's family announces his passing at St. Peter's Hospital, in Hamilton, Ontario, on April 12, 2015.

Fred was born March 29, 1927, in Stoney Creek, Ontario.

He is gone to be reunited with his wife and love of his life, Wilma (nee Grottolo).

Loved father of Cheryl (Sandy) Sutherland of Calgary, Alberta, Derek (Marie) Daskaluk of Brighton, Michigan, and Darren (Heather) Daskaluk of Ancaster, Ontario. He was the cherished grandfather of Erinn (Arthur Blackburn) of Cambridge, England, Iain (Lisa), and Derek (Jenny) of Calgary, Alberta, Justin, and Katelyn of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Bill, Alex, and Samantha of Ancaster, Ontario. Great-grandfather of Malcolm and Peter Blackburn.

He was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Kathleen Daskaluk, and all of his siblings.

In accordance with Fred's wishes, cremation with family graveside service will be held.

Memorial donations to the St. Peter's Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

"Fred is forever at peace in the arms of Jesus."


GRAINGER, Doreen Lilian (Paddon) Grainger, Obituary | Print |

GRAINGER, Doreen Lilian (nee Paddon) -

We are sad to announce the passing of our beloved wife and Mum. Cared for and loved by her family, she died peacefully at home in her 94th year.

Survived by her husband of 68 years Melville, her daughters Faye Lee (Philip), Heather Brookham (John) and Dawn Sparks (Rick). She was a special Granmum to "her boys" Rob (Holly), Devon (Ashley), Cameron (Michelle), Aaron (Becky), Jacob (Angie), Gage and Logan. Loving GG Ma to Connor, Benjamin and Joshua.

Doreen was a proud WREN, Royal Canadian Navy Veteran of WWII.

She had a faith based passion for people serving for many years as a volunteer driver for the Seniors Outreach Service, canvassing for cancer, Heart and Stroke and Salvation Army drives. She was a longtime serving member of Cheyne Presbyterian Church.

Thank you to all who were involved in the compassionate delivery of palliative care in her home. We appreciate your kind presence. A special thank you to Dr. Paul Andrus as well.

Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 15th at Cheyne Presbyterian Church (corner of First St. and King St.). Hamilton at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donation to Cheyne Presbyterian Church, World Vision or The Cat Clinic would be greatly appreciated.


HAMILTON, Marie-Louise Hamilton - Obituary | Print |

HAMILTON, Marie-Louise -

(September 23, 1945 - April 12, 2015)

Marie-Louise passed away peacefully at the Village Green Long Term Care in Selby on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the age of 69.

Beloved wife of the late Ian Hamilton.

Dear mother of Mireille Hamilton (Robin) of Newburgh and step-mother of Sheila Heaney (the late Ron) of Napanee, Peter Hamilton of Kingston, Steve (Dale) Hamilton of Sarnia and John Hamilton of Burnaby, B.C.

Cherished grandmother of Noah, John, Casey, Gage and Rachel. Sadly missed by her brother Roger (Faye) Hougaz of Maine.

A Graveside Committal Service & interment will take place in Camden East on Friday, April 17th at 12 noon. A Celebration of Life & Memorial Service will follow the interment at the Village Green Long Term Care in Selby at 1:30pm.

Friends desiring may contribute in her memory to the MS Society.


HAYES, Gill (Crowbar) Hayes, Obituary | Print |

HAYES, Gill (Crowbar) -

Passed away peacefully, in his sleep, on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Hamilton General Hospital, in his 94th year.

Gill is predeceased by brothers and sisters; Pierette Boyer, Ronald Hayes, Dave Hayes, John Hayes and Marie Bruno.

He is survived by a sister Evelyn Stevens and many nieces and nephews. Also survived by step children Nancy, Patsy and Judy (nee Doucette) and predeceased by Jimmy Doucette.

Gill was a proud war veteran and spent many years as a cook at the Barton Street Jail. He was an avid hockey fan, always supporting the Montreal Canadiens.

The Veterans Service League was deeply saddened upon hearing the news that Gill Hayes "Crowbar" had passed away. Gill was a proud Canadian Veteran and a life member of the organization for almost 50 years. He served on the executive as 1st Vice President for two years and was currently on the "Ways & Means" Committee. Gill's wit and sense of humour were just a few of this man's incredible attributes. His support and donations to the VSL were appreciated so much over the years. The VSL recently celebrated his 93rd birthday at the club, and he was so thrilled with all the festivities. His love of Canada, Veterans, and the club, led to the change in our long time blazer crest.

Gill will be sadly missed, but his spirit and what he instilled in the members of our club will live on.

As per Gill's wishes, cremation has taken place. Inurnment will follow privately.

Gill will be missed by his family, friends and club members.

Donations in memory of Gill can be sent to: The Veterans Service League, 473 Main St. E., Hamilton, ON L8K 1C7.


LEWIS, Dawn Marie (Hazel) Lewis, Obituary | Print |

LEWIS, Dawn Marie (nee Hazel) -

Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, on April 12, 2015 at home surrounded by her family, in her 69th year.

Beloved wife of Robert, two months shy of their 50th anniversary. Cherished mother of Michael (Linda) and her twin daughters Sandi and Shirley. Loving grandmother of Ryan, Griffen, Nicole, Nova, Paige and Eddy. Dear great-grandmother of Nixon.

Survived by her mother Leena, brothers and sister.

Special thank you to Bayshore HealthCare and the Juravinski Cancer Centre.

As per Dawn's wishes, a private family service and cremation will take place.

In memory of Dawn, donations made to Bayshore Health Care (301-849 Upper Wentworth St., Hamilton, Ontario, L9A 5H4) would be greatly appreciated.

"May Dawn's next journey be as wonderful as her love for Myrtle Beach"


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