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Monthly Listings are in daily alphabetical order beginning with the most recent day.


MALOBABIC, Anka Malobabic, Obituary | Print |




It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anka on Thursday, January 22, 2015 in her 82nd year at Hamilton Continuing Care.

Beloved wife of the late Rade. Cherished mother to Marta Bizic (the late Stevan), and the late Sava Malobabic.

Dear sister to Bozica Stanojcic, Milan Bijelic, and Nikola Bijelic. Loving grandmother to Natasa Vuckovic (Dusko) and Drazena Simpson (John).

A Service will be held in Stoney Creek on Monday, January 26, 2015. Interment.


MATCHETT, Mary Jane Lorraine Matchett, Obituary | Print |

MATCHETT, Mary Jane Lorraine -

Matchett_MaryOct. 31, 1937 - Jan. 22, 2015

At the age of 77 at Juarvinski Hospital.

Loving wife of George Griffin. Loving mother of James Turner(Cheryl), Stephen Turner (Joyce), Gerald Turner (Kris), Linda Turner, Kathleen Turner, Mary Turner and step daughters Louise & Jill.

Mary is survived by her brother Frederick “Ted” Matchett (Pauline), ,sister-in-law Ina Matchett. also several Nieces, Nephews, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Mary is predeceased by her brother George Matchett ,sister Dorthy “Kay” Matchett and sister-in-law Wilma.

uneral service will be held on Tuesday, January 27th in Hamilton. Interment will be at a later date.

Donations in Mary’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


McLAUGHLIN, Monica McLaughlin, Obituary | Print |

McLAUGHLIN, Monica -

Passed away peacefully on January 22, 2015 at Queen's Garden, in her 99th year.

Predeceased by her husband Thomas.

Dear mother of Bryan, Sharon, and Wayne. She will be missed by her grandchildren Bradley, Tara (Joerg Dallmeier), Bree, and Jill.

Special thanks to the staff at Queen's Garden for their care and compassion.

Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held.


OULTON, Zelda Jean Oulton, Obituary | Print |

OULTON, Zelda Jean -

Peacefully at Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton on January 22, 2015, in her 73rd year.

Beloved wife to Daniel for 50 years. Cherished mother of Danny (Debra) and Cindy (Mike). Proud grandmother of Ken (Amanda), Chris, Luke, Brandon and Brittaney and great-grandmother of Dominick and Kali.

"Star Gramma" will always remain in the hearts of the Stars United Baton Club, where she was an honourary member.

Service will be held on Thursday.  Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.


PERIC, Katica (Gelo) Peric, Obituary | Print |

PERIC, Katica (nee Gelo) –     "Express Condolences"

Peric_KaticaIt is with sadness the family of Kata announce her sudden passing at home on January 22, 2015 at the age of 73.

Reunited with her cherished husband of 50 years Bozo (2013). Cherished mother of Mirjana LeBlanc (Joe), Zdenka Peric and Vesna Artukovic (Zvonimir). Loving Baka of Nicole, Lucas, Mario, Katrina, Matthew, Natalia, Daniel and MacKenzie.

Kata leaves behind many nieces, nephews and extended family in Canada and Croatia.

Kata will be missed by everyone whom she met for her kind, genuine, gentle and loving soul.

The family will receive friends at the MARKEY-DERMODY FUNERAL HOME , 1774 King St. E. (at Kenilworth Ave.) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer service Monday at 7:15 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by interment.

Donations to Holy Cross Church would be appreciated.



PETRELLA, Elio Petrella, Obituary | Print |

PETRELLA, Elio -   "Express Condolences"

Petrella_ElioPassed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 22, 2015 with his wife Silvana at his side and surrounded by his loving family at the age of 90.

The eldest of 8 children, he was born August 23, 1924 in Pratola Peligna, Italy to Giovanni and Lucia. Loving brother of Salvatore, Frank, Nancy, Imperia, Agatha and predeceased by his brothers Antonio and Vittorio.

After serving in World War 2, Elio emigrated to Canada to start a new life with his parents, siblings, and wife Silvana who he married in 1950.

A tailor by trade, Elio had a long career in the industry - Burtol Cleaners, Sears and even owning his own business, Brant Cleaners.

He was active in promoting his Italian heritage through committee work with the Pratola Peligna annual events, Feast of Maria della Libera, Rossini Lodge and supporting St Basil's Parish.

Elio loved to spend time with his family and friends. He loved sharing stories of his life and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who were very special to him.

Elio is survived by his wife of 64 years Silvana; daughter, Lucy (Glen) Sharp; son John (Linda) Petrella; son Mario (Debbie) Petrella; son David (Tara) Petrella and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Special thanks to Diane and Dr Swan for the exceptional care given to Elio and family.

The family will receive friends at the " THORPE BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL" 96 West Street, Brantford on Sunday, January 25th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, and Monday from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 pm with Parish Prayers at 8:00 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Basil's Church, 50 Palace Street on Tuesday, January 27th at 10:00 am. Interment.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Stedman Community Hospice, Hankinson House or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.




SMITH, Zoë Peyton Smith, Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Zoë Peyton -

Smith_Zoe(January 30, 2002 – January 22, 2015)

Taken unexpectedly on January 22, 2015, just eight days before her 13th birthday, about which she was so excited.

Precious daughter of Rebecca Taylor and Casey Smith.

Loving granddaughter of Kim Luton and Larry and Lindy Smith. Adored niece of Kellie Frankish, Matt and Bonnie Luton, Marshall Luton, Karen and Brian Hawkins, Kristi Nicholl and Neil Gregson, Amy and Gus Clemens, Janette Smith, and Craig and Sue Smith. Awesome cousin of Zara, Quinn, Kaylee, Ben, Rocco, Owen, Megan, Daniel, Adam and Nicole. 

Zoë's vibrant personality will be sorely missed by her extended family, friends and classmates. She was a Grade 7 student at Bellmoore Public School.  Zoë always had a big smile and a warm hug for everyone. Accepting of all, her passion for young children, swimming and animals was unrivaled.  Zoë was bigger than life. 

Heartfelt thanks go to Dr. John and Dr. Rob and the entire team of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at McMaster Children's Hospital, for their incredible efforts to save our little girl.

A Celebration of Zoë's life will be held on Tuesday, January 27th in Hamilton. Burial to follow.

Donations in Zoë's honour to the Hamilton SPCA or McMaster Children's Hospital, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit would be greatly appreciated by the family.


STIGTER, Casey (Cornelius) Stigter, Obituary | Print |

STIGTER, Casey (Cornelius) -

Stigter_CaseyThe Lord took unto Himself, His child Casey (formerly of Bloomsburg), from his home at Southview, Parkview Meadows, Townsend, on Thursday, January 22, 2015, in his 91st year.

Dear father of Jennifer and Dan Matthews of Simcoe, Sharon and Jay Fournier of Townsend, Marianne and Dan Gamble of Port Dover and Mike and Lisa Stigter of Jarvis. Loving grandfather of 10 grandchildren.

Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by 9 brothers and sisters.

Funeral Service for Casey will be held at Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. A family interment will take place on Monday.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church would be appreciated by the family.


WHITE, Elizabeth Caroline 'Betty' White, Obituary | Print |

WHITE, Elizabeth Caroline “Betty" –

Passed away peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Thursday, January 22, 2015, in her 98th year.

Predeceased by her beloved father and mother, her two brothers Harold and Arthur and her sisters Helen and Edie.

Survived by nieces and nephews.

Betty was Past President and Honorary Life member of both the Hamilton S.P.C.A and the Hamilton Kennel Club. She received the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee medal for her volunteer work for her beloved animals and the Order of Niagara for her work for Christ Church, Flamborough.

Betty was a founding member of the Senior Woodchippers of Dundas and a well-known carver in wood and soapstone.

She was blessed with wonderful friends and neighbours.

A Funeral for Betty will be held at Christ Church Flamborough, 92 Highway 8, Greensville on Monday morning at 11 o’clock, reception to follow. Interment.

As Expressions of sympathy, donations to the Hamilton S.P.C.A. or Christ Church Flamborough, would be sincerely appreciated.


ANDERSON, Laura Anderson, Obituary | Print |


Anderson_LauraPeacefully at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, in her 85th year.

Laura Mae (nee McBride), beloved wife for 66 years of Harold Anderson. Loving mother of Linda and Hoss Poirier, Rick and Mary Anderson, Debbie and Jack Stephens and Darlene and Mike Pruder. Proud grandma of 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.

Laura is also survived by her sister, Jean Schaeffer; sisters-in-law Ruby McBride, Helen Irwin (Larry) and Jo McBride and many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her sister Ilene Fulsom-Reid, brothers Ken, Howard and Cliff McBride; brothers-in-law Alvin Phillips, Stewart Schaeffer, Earl Fulsom, Andy Reid, John (Joyce) Anderson, Leonard (Dorothy) Anderson, sister-in-law Eileen Fulsom and Annamae Pearce.

She was a life member of the Garnet United Church UCW, serving for over 50 years.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 24 in Jarvis. Interment.

Donations to Garnet United Church, Canadian Cancer Society or Heart & Stroke Foundation in Laura's memory would be appreciated by the family.


BUNDALOVIC, Nada Bundalovic, Obituary | Print |


Peacefully on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Clarion Nursing Home, at the age of 89.

Dear wife of the late Branislav Bundalovic.

Forever remembered by her daughter Michele Mijatovic, granddaughter Aleksija, and grandson Stefan. Sister of the Late Drago Indjic (Luba), loving aunt to Dimitrije "Mike" (Rosemary) Indjic.

Nada will be in the hearts of many family and friends in Canada and Europe.

Her family extends a warm thank you to all of the staff at the Hamilton General Hospital, units 8 West and 8 South and all staff and RN's at the Clarion Nursing Home.

As per her wishes, a private service has taken place. Nada is resting at Woodland Cemetery.

Donations in Nada's memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society, or the SPCA.


CAREY, Joyce Eileen Carey, Obituary | Print |

CAREY, Joyce Eileen (Gilbert) -   "Express Condolences"



On January 21st at 5PM at St. Peter's Hospital, Joyce was gathered up by a host of angels and taken from her earthly home to her heavenly home, with her lord and saviour Jesus Christ.

Peacefully surrounded by family. Beloved wife of her husband Kenneth Carey of 49.5 years.

Joyce was the owner and administrator of Proctor Manor Nursing Home for over 39 years.

Visitation will be held at the MARLATT FUNERAL HOME, 615 Main Street East (east of Sanford), on Sunday, February 1st from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

The Funeral Service will be held at New Vision United Church (formally St. Giles), 85 Holton Avenue South, Hamilton, on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11a.m.



CRAWFORD, Ruby Crawford Obituary | Print |


Crawford_RubyPassed peacefully on January 21st, 2015 at the Meadows Long Term Care Facility in Ancaster.

Predeceased by her husband William Whitfield Crawford.

Beloved mother of Carol (Scott Kelly) Crawford and grandmother of John David (Lucy) Aiken, Lee (Yamil Molina Achio) Aiken, Daniel Aiken & Andrew (Wendy Vickers) Aiken. Cherished great-grandmother of Maggie Molina-Aiken.

Ruby was proud to have come from a large family of 17 brothers and sisters. Ruby was a determined and energetic woman, who made friends wherever she went. She loved to travel and to dance.

Arrangements out of Ancaster.

Donations to your favourite charity in Ruby’s memory would be appreciated by her family..


FORREST, Marion Norine Forrest, Obituary | Print |

FORREST, Marion Norine -     "Express Condolences"

Forrest_MarionEntered into the Lord’s presence with family by her side at Willowgrove Nursing Home, Ancaster on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in her ninety-fourth year.

Beloved wife of the late Reginald Forrest and mother of David (April), Donald (Rona Lee), and Norine (Don) Moore.

She will be missed by her seven grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, as well as her very special life-long friend Carol Bower.

Friends and family may call at BETHEL GOSPEL TABERNACLE, 1355 Upper Wellington, Hamilton on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10 a.m. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. Interment.

Donations to Bethel Tabernacle Missions would be gratefully received.



MANN, Ross Mann, Obituary | Print |

MANN, Ross -

Passed away peacefully in his sleep, on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 in his 78th year.

Beloved husband of Sandra Mann for over 52 years. Loving father of David Ross Mann, Peter (Stacey) Mann, and Cyndy Mann. Devoted grandfather of Vienna, and Rebecca.

Dear brother of Arthur (Cathy), Raymond (Anne), Betty (Jim) Hopkins, Mary (John) Lavalle, and Joan Hopkins.

Predeceased by 7 brothers and sisters.

He will also be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Jean, and many other nieces, nephews and friends.

Ross was a teacher at BCI & VS for over 33 years, and was a two-term president of the local O.S.S.T.F.

Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received for a memorial reception in Brantford on Saturday.

Donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Participation House Brantford would be appreciated.


MAY, Gary Robert May Obituary | Print |

MAY, Gary Robert -

May_GaryPassed away peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in his 75th year.

Loving husband of Debbie Cudmore. Caring father of Terry (Mark), Stella (Joe), Missy (Steve), Tammy, Dan, Kayla and the late Lisa Marie.

Grandfather of Mark Jr, Ryan, Kristy, Kyle, Kaelyn, Kodyn, Ashton, Dominick and Jada. Great-grandfather of Liam, Luca, Livie, Mackenzie, Payton and Aubree.

Brother of John, Shirley (Dave), Sherry (the late Al). Brother in-law of Marie May, Donna & Ollie Sturgeon, Tom & Laurie Cudmore, Barb Spencer & Stewart Anderson & family's. Predeceased by his brothers Bill, Don, Chris and sister Pat. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Gary's passions were truck driving, camping and spending time with family.

A Celebration of Gary's life will be held in Brantford on Monday. Cremation has taken place. Interment of ashes will take place.

Donations to the Brantford General Hospital - Cancer Clinic would be appreciated.


McANDREW, Edward George McAndrew Obituary | Print |

McANDREW, Edward George -

McAndrew_Edward(1924 - 2015)

(Veteran of WW II with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry/Regina Rifle Regiment, retired teacher with the Dufferin Peel Roman Catholic School Board)

Peacefully at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Edward George McAndrew passed away at the age of 90 years.

Beloved husband of Marie McAndrew (deceased 2006). Loving father to Wayne (Karen), Brian (Sonja), Keith Cindy), Gary (Laurie), Barbara (Ron Plant) and Beverley (Michael McGee).

Proud Grandfather to Jeremy, Joshua, Rebecca, Sandra, Lydia, Rosie, Casey, Cooper, Aiden, Amanda, Ryan, Brandon, David, Patricia, Sacha, Matthew, Bethany, Emily, and Great Grandfather to Milo, Shyla, and Kylie. Will always be remembered by his many nieces and nephews.

He dedicated his time to the Champs Program providing hope and encouragement to children amputees. He enjoyed craft hobbies, was very talented with stained glass artwork, woodworking and needlepoint. He enjoyed photography, travelling, and was a great storyteller with a generous heart. He touched many lives and will remain forever in our hearts.

Arrangements out of Burlington. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, January 26th at 10:30 am, at St. Raphael’s Roman Catholic Church 4072 New St.  Interment.

Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


McDERMID, William McDermid, Obituary | Print |

McDERMID, William -

Passed away peacefully on January 21, 2015, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in his 88th year.

Predeceased by his loving wife Margaret, and first wife Della.

He will be missed by his children Neil, Scott, Nancy (Larry), Judy (Jim), Paul (Cheryl), and step-children Nancy (Dan), and Glen (Jean). Grandfather of Sarah, Jennifer, Jordan, and Alison.

Survived by his sister-in-law Leona McDermid. Predeceased by siblings Nellie, Harry, Jean, Earl, and Colin. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the nurses of ICU at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 24th in Hamilton. Burial will take place.

Donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society.


MILES, Dorothy Miles, Obituary | Print |

MILES, Dorothy -

Passed away peacefully on January 21, 2015 in her 94th year.

Beloved wife of Eric for 70 years.

Lovingly remembered as “Aunt Dot” or “Aunt Doll” by many close friends and family from Hamilton, England and Australia. She was like a mother to many.

At Dorothy’s request there will be no services. Cremation has taken place.


MOWAT, Elsie Eileen (Booker) Mowat, Obituary | Print |

MOWAT, Elsie Eileen (Booker) -

Passed away on January 21, 2015 at the age of 88 at Grandview Lodge in Dunnville.

Predeceased by Hilton, her husband of 62 years.

Loving mother of Sharon Hicks (John) of Milton, and Maureen Bowles (Michael) of Niagara Falls. Dear grandmother to Paul Hicks, Derek (Aara) Bowles, Kristen (Mike) Burns and Lindsay (Joel) Ceccanese. Great-grandma to Tegan and Lennon Ceccanese and Tyler Bowles.

Survived by brother Donald Booker (Dunnville), sister Faye Martin (Hamilton), sister-in-law Norma Mowat (Sweet’s Corners) and brother-in-law Pres Featherstone (Stoney Creek) and many nieces and nephews.

Eileen worked with Dominion Stores for 27 years in Niagara Falls. She travelled extensively with Hilton after their retirement. They moved to Dunnville in 1997.

Special thanks to all of the Hillview Staff at Grandview and to Gerry De Boer.

Arrangements out of Cayuga. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Dunnville on January 27th at 11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Haldimand-Norfolk Alzheimer Society, (42 Main St. S. Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0) or Faith Lutheran Church, (1308 Hwy. #3, E. Dunnville, ON N1A 2W7).

Goodbye, my family, my life is past
I loved you all to the very last.
Weep not for me but courage take
Love each other for my sake.
For those you love don’t go away
They walk beside you every day.


THOMAS, Nazareth 'Noah' Thomas, Obituary | Print |

THOMAS, Nazareth 'Noah' Dean -

Dean_Nazareth_Noah_Noah left us peacefully, surrounded by his family on January 21, 2015 at the age of 32 years due to a single car accident.

Loving son of Teresa and Dean Thomas. Beloved brother of Tanya, Trisha (Brian), and Elissa (Dillan). Noah was an awesome uncle and will be missed by his nieces and nephews; Tanisha, Tyson, Travis, Autumn, Donavyn, Taylor, Jayson, Andre, and Xani.

Also survived by many aunties, uncles and cousins who will miss him dearly.

Predeceased by his grandparents Howard and Leatrice Thomas and Mary Atkins.

Noah was involved in Six Nations Fair, Grand River Pow Wow, Ohsweken Speedway, VP of Profit Corvairs hockey team, Community Living, and Old Mush Singers.

Resting at the Six Nations Community Hall, 1738 4th Line Rd., Ohsweken after 12 noon Saturday. Evening Service 7 pm. Saturday. Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 11:30 am. Burial to follow.


WESTERINK, Jack Westerink, Obituary | Print |


On January 21, 2015 the Lord took our dear husband, precious father, and much loved "Opa", Jack Westerink to his eternal home after a 4 year battle with ALS. He died peacefully in his wife's arms at home.

He was a much loved teacher and principal at Rehoboth Christian School, and will be missed by the hundreds of students whose lives he touched.

Jack was an "open book" who lived his life with so much joy and enthusiasm. He served as an elder in his church (Maranatha Free Reformed in Ancaster) and his greatest goal in life was that everyone would know the peace that passes all understanding, which he found in His Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Predeceased by a son, Benjamin George (August 1980 - January 1981).

He will be dearly missed by his faithful wife Lena who cared for him in his home until his last breath, his children Join (Willem) Bouma (Lena, Titus, Elijah, Jack, Ella), Sarah (Goran) Beric (Ethan, Maya, Roman, Lucas), Gerrit (Sarah) Westerink (Benjamin, Aliya).

Also grieving are his parents Gerrit and Johanna Westerink, sister Marg (Henk) Kleyn, brother Doug (Carolyn) Westerink, sister Joanne (Colin) Herd, and many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be in the Hamilton Free Reformed Church, 1114 Old Mohawk Rd., Ancaster ON. L9G3K9 on Friday, January 23rd from 2 - 4 and 7- 9 pm.

Funeral will also take place at the church on Saturday, January 24th at 11:00 a.m. (Additional opportunity for viewing from 10-11).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jack Westerink Scholarship for students wishing to become a teacher, or to Rehoboth Christian School at www.rehoboth.on.ca


ARSENAULT, Audrey (Smith) Arsenault, Obituary | Print |

ARSENAULT, Audrey (Smith) -

Arsenault_AudreyPassed away suddenly after a short illness on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby, at the age of 78.

Very loving wife of Douglas for 54 years. Dear mother of Dan (Tracey), Bonnie (Gill) Dawson and predeceased by daughter Vicky.

Grandma will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Jake, Hollie, Neely, Tommy, Tyneesha and Mitchell. A great-grandma to Noah and Nevaeh.

Dear sister to Ken (Doreen) and predeceased by Len, Jack, Bob and Gord.

She will be fondly remembered by Geraldine and Len Rowl, extended family and friends.

A very special thank you to the staff of the West Lincoln and Hamilton General Hospitals for all the care shown to Audrey.

As per the family's wishes, cremation to take place. A memorial graveside service will take place on Friday, January 23rd in Stoney Creek.

Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.


CRAVERO, Luciano (Leo) Cravero, Obituary | Print |

CRAVERO, Luciano (Leo) -

Dad is finally able to play all the soccer he wants with Mom cheering on the sidelines together in heaven. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Dad, Luciano (Leo) Cravero on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the age of 84.

Sweet father of Linda, Robert (Carmen) and David. He was the gentle grandfather of JP (Danielle) and Andrew. Grandpa Luco encouraged and nurtured their love of soccer (and treats when grandma wasn't looking).

He was the brother of Anny (Raniero) in Italy and uncle to Tancredi, Alessandria and Christina.

His sense of humour will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 7th at 10:30 a.m. at All Souls Church (21 Barton St. W.) with a reception to follow after Mass.

Our sincerest appreciation to the Queen's Garden Nursing Home staff for all their care of Dad in the past 11 years. A heartfelt thanks to all of the St. Joseph's Hospital staff for their amazing bedside manner and respectful care of Dad.


DUNCAN, Elizabeth 'Libby' Duncan, Obituary | Print |

DUNCAN, Elizabeth 'Libby' -

After a brief illness, at the Brantford General Hospital, on January 20, 2015, at the age of 63.

Predeceased by her husband the late Bill Duncan.

Devoted mother and grandmother to Leighann (Elvis) Duckworth and Hailey and Katie. Loving mother and grandmother to Scott (Amanda) Desmarchais, Payton and Jacob.

Libby was a long time employee of Paris Kitchens, where she made many friendships throughout the years.

She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.

Service will be held in Brantford on Friday, January 23, 2015. Interment.


FIRLOTTE, Joan Margaret (Norris) Firlotte, Obituary | Print |

FIRLOTTE, Joan Margaret (nee Norris) -

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our mother, with her granddaughter Dawn by her side, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the age of 92.

She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Hector; her son Demitri; her son-in-law Pierre Mecteau; and parents and siblings.

She will be remembered by her children Marcel (Pat), David, Derith Mecteau, Graham (Denyse) and Barbara Chambers (Michael) and by her grandchildren Sean (Shawna) Mecteau,… Jason (Cheryl) Firlotte, Jarrod (Terri) Ferlotte, Nicole (Kent) Hodgson, Jeremy Firlotte, Kris (Amy) Firlotte, Ryan (Sarah) Firlotte, Jana (Ian) Crossley, Dawn Chambers (Steve), Mandi Firlotte and Ashley Chambers.

She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Lorna, Haley, Joshua, Madison, Aidan, Arianna, Faith, Mia, Ally, Kara, Adria and Ethan; as well as her nephews, nieces and friends.

Private cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held in St. Hubert, Quebec in the summer, where she will be laid to rest in the family plot.

God looked around his garden
And found an empty place
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered "Peace be thine"
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home


GIONET, Lillian Marie Gionet, Obituary | Print |

GIONET, Lillian Marie -

Marie was born August 15, 1935 and passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph Gionet for 57 years. Loving mother of Sylvie, Carmen, Ronald, Marc and predeceased by daughter Anne.

Dear grandmother of Candace, Victor and Tyler. Great-grandmother of Brittany and Jessica and great-great-grandmother of Jade, Jason and Logan.

Will also be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters and brothers and sisters-in-law along with many nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Candace Raposo, Nenette Xaypharath and all of the Staff at the Queens Garden Nursing Home for their compassion and care.

Cremation has taken place, A private family service will be held at a later date.


IMOLA, Teresa (DeGrandis) Imola, Obituary | Print |

IMOLA, Teresa (DeGrandis) -    "View Video, Family Photos& Express Condolences"

Imola_TeresaPeacefully surrounded by her loving family at St. Joseph's Lifecare Centre on Tuesday January 20, 2015 in her 91st year.

Daughter of the late Giuseppe and Maria Antonia DeGrandis. Predeceased by her husband Giovanni Battista Imola (1989) and infant daughter Maria (1954).

Loving mother of Lina (Mario) Berardi, Roberta (Guido) Mercante and Rita (Luciano) DeFazio. Dear Nonna of Tony (Ruth-Anne), Frank, Jim, Anna-Marie (Mike), Paul, Marc and Gian-Carlo. Dear Bis Nonna, (great-grandmother) to 7 great grandchildren.

Dear sister of Nicolina (the late Raffaele) Vicano, Antonina (the late Angelo) Trecapelli and Carlo (Cathy) DeGrandis.

Predeceased by father-in-law and mother-in-law Pasquale and Diomira Imola and her sister Giovannina (Francesco) Lama, and her brothers the late Rocco (Angela) DeGrandis, Sebastiano and Ugo DeGrandis. Sister-in-law of Rosa-Maria (the late Pietro) Frabotta, Maria-Antonietta (the late Alessandro) Imola of B.C. Predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law Pierino (Ida) Imola, Giuseppina (Giovanni) Petricca, Umberto (Maria) Imola, Remo Imola and the late Luisa (Pietro) Conti all of Italy.

Loving Zia to many nieces and nephews in Canada and Italy.

Mom immigrated from Pofi Italy in 1953 with two small daughters to join her husband in pursuit of a better life in Canada. She along with her husband worked hard to support the family and she later retired from Levis Straus. She was a loving and supportive mother who lived for her family.

Mamma Rest in Peace, we will always love you.

The family would like to thank Dr. Hadley and the wonderful staff of Chestnut Court for their loving and compassionate care to our mother and to our family.

The family will receive friends at the " THORPE BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL" 96 West Street, Brantford on Saturday, January 24th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and on Sunday, January 25th from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Parish prayers at the funeral home Sunday at 3:30pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Pius X Church, 9 Waverly Street on Monday, January 26th at 10:00am. Interment.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to St. Joseph's Lifecare Foundation would be appreciated.



MARTIN, Deborah Jeanne Martin, Obituary | Print |

MARTIN, Deborah Jeanne -     "Express Condolences"

It is with extreme sorrow we announce the sudden passing of our mother at home on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in her sixty-third year.

Loving and dedicated mother of Christopher (Carrie) Watt and Julia (Brad) Woodward. Very proud grandmother of Emily and Leah; and Grace. Dear sister of Lynda Martin.

Will be missed by close friends and David Watt.

Cremation has taken place. Friends and family are invited to call at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME – FENNELL CHAPEL, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 26, 2015 at Olivet United Church, 40 Empress Avenue, Hamilton.

Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Debbie memory would be appreciated.



MEDD, Edna Medd, Obituary | Print |

MEDD, Edna -

Medd_EdnaBorn in Detroit, MI.  Passed away peacefully at Brierwood Gardens in the presence of her daughter Patricia, and grandchildren Trevor and Jackie Lane.

Predeceased by her husband John “Jack” Medd (1968), her parents Rupert and Violet Jones, brothers Norman (Muriel), Frederick (Marjorie), Edward (Jean), sister Lila (George) Sells, and sister-in-law Mae (Wilfred) Oatman.

Remembering her with fond memories are her son Robert (Carol) Medd, Mount Pearl, NFLD, and her daughter Patricia (David) Lane of Brantford, ON. Proud grandmother of Jason (Aislinn), Ireland, Keith (Lise), Toronto and Blair (Lisa) Medd, Mount Pearl, Trevor and Jackie Lane, Brantford, and step-grandmother of Scott (Rosanne) Lane and Jennifer Lane, Brantford. Special great-grandmother of Jack and Aaron Medd, Alora Lane, Spencer Medd, and step great-grandmother of Hayden, Dawson and Nolan Lane and Vibeke Silverthorne.

Survived by her sister Jean (Robert) Chambers.

Edna will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of Brierwood Gardens for all their care, support and compassion.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Brantford on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.


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