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


TURPIN, Michel 'Mike' Turpin Obituary | Print |

TURPIN, Michel 'Mike' -

Turpin_MikeSuddenly on November 20th, 2014 at Hamilton General Hospital, Mike passed away at the age of 59. 

Devoted husband of Danielle (Crevier). Cherished father of  Amanda and Brad. Grampa will be missed by his grandson and buddy Jesse.  Loved son of Raymond (the late Marie) Turpin.

Dear brother of Denis (Mark), Louis (Angie) and Lise (Peter Danch). Lovingly remembered by many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Mike will be missed by his fur babies; Liono and Hope.

Mike was a hoisting engineer for Atlas Steel, International Marine and DMI.  He was an avid drag racer and enjoyed playing hard ball for the Welland Old Timers, as well as playing and coaching basketball.  He played basketball for Harpwood Trophies / Temple Club and coached boys' Junior and Senior teams at Confederation High School.

Mike had many friends and was known for always having a smile on his face and a good time.

Funeral service will be held in Welland on Monday, November 24th.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association will be appreciated by the family.


WALSH, Bradley Walsh, Obituary | Print |

WALSH, Bradley -

After a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family at home on November 20, 2014, at the age of 54.

Bradley will be missed by his adoring daughter Jessica and many relatives and friends.

A special thank you to his roommate Bob Colonna for his exceptional support.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 in Hamilton.


LEDGER, (Sally) Eleanor Mary Elizabeth Ledger Obituary | Print |

LEDGER, (Sally) Eleanor Mary Elizabeth -

Peacefully entered into rest on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the West Haldimand Hospital, Hagersville, in her 80th year.

Beloved wife to Ron. Loving mother of Debby Wilson (Bob), Janet Atkinson-McClung (Murray), Susan Gudgeon and David Atkinson (Kerry).

Dear grandmother to 8 and great grandmother of 14. 

A private family service will take place in Caledonia, followed by interment in St. John’s Cemetery, York.

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


OBMINSKI, Czeslaw 'George' Obminski, Obituary | Print |

OBMINSKI, Czeslaw 'George' -     "View Family Photos & Express Condolences"

Obminski_CzeslawPeacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the age of 93.

Dearly beloved husband of Janina.

Cherished father of George (Dianne) and treasured Dziadzi of Allison (Lee), Danielle (Matthew) and Caitlin. Dear "Papa Dziadzi" of Finn, Graeme and Foxx.

Predeceased by his wife Elzbieta.

He served in WWII as a member of the R.A.F. in Great Britain as a radio operator in the 300th Polish Squadron. His plane was shot down and he spent the rest of the war in a P.O.W. camp.

The family will receive friends at the MARKEY DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth Ave.), Hamilton on Friday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated from St. Stanislaus Church on Saturday, November 22nd at 11am. Cremation to Follow.

If so desired, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.



OLIVEIRA, Jose Oliveira, Obituary | Print |


Oliviera_JosePeacefully after a courageous battle, surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph's Hospital on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the age of 64. 

Beloved husband of Ermelinda (nee Soares) for 38 years. Loving father of Emanuel and Maria, Gualberto and Jessica. Adoring Avo to Ethan Joseph.

Devoted son of the late Jose and Maria Oliveira and son-in-law of the late Ernesto and Maria Soares. 

Dear brother and brother-in-law of Joao and Cresalida Oliveira, Eduarda and Joao Oliveira, Modesta and Joao Moreira, Neves and Vicente Ferreira, Fatima and Patrick DeStefano and Nelia Soares (Jose Luis).

Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Canada and Acores, Portugal.

Special thank you to St. Joseph's Hospital, Level 6 nurses, especially Terri from London. 

Jose was retired from Connon Nurseries NVK with over 25 years of service.

Funeral Mass to be offered at St. Mary's Church on Saturday, November 22nd at 9:30 am.  Interment to follow.

"Forever in our hearts"


POLISENA, Tonino Polisena Obituary | Print |

POLISENA, Tonino -

(June 15, 1935 – November 19, 2014)

Passed away peacefully after a short illness.

As per his request there were no funeral arrangements. Arrangements out of Hamilton.

A heartfelt thank-you to all those earth angels who looked after him.


REEDER, Mary Winnifred Reeder Obituary | Print |

REEDER, Mary Winnifred -       "Express Condolences"

Reeder_MaryPassed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in her 88th year.

Loving wife of the late Earl Reeder (2007).

Beloved mother of Sharon Luke and her late husband, Floyd; David and his wife, Linda; and Terry and his wife, Cora.  Special Nanny to James Reeder and Kelly Reeder, Kevin Reeder (Lisa), the late Ben Reeder (2007), Tracey Reeder and Autumn Bowman. Great-Grandmother to Madison, Avery, Justin, Megan and Jace.

Mary will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends at the THORPE BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 96 West Street, Brantford on Sunday, November 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm with Parish Prayers at 7:00 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Basil's Roman Catholic Church, 50 Palace Street, Brantford on Monday November 24th at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Brant would be greatly appreciated by the family.

On line condolences may be offered at thorpebrothersfh.com.



SCIBETTA, Giuseppe Scibetta, Obituary | Print |

SCIBETTA, Giuseppe -

Scibetta_GiuseppeIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Giuseppe at home on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in his 82nd year.

Giuseppe will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Fina Scibetta. Cherished father to Charlie Scibetta, Joe (Josée) Scibetta, and Vince (Andrea) Scibetta. Loving Nonno to Olivia, Dominic, and Joey.

Giuseppe is predeceased by his parents Calogero and Calogera Scibetta, and was also a loved son-in-law to the late Giuseppe and Nicoletta Sferrazza.

Brother of the late Raffaela Scibetta, the late Giuseppina and Alfredo Paladino, the late Calogero (Maria) Scibetta, Vincenza and the late Salvatore Polizzi, Tony (Mary) Scibetta, the late Vincenzo and Rosa Scibetta, the late Lucia (Franco) DiGiambattista, Nick Scibetta, Carmelo and Laura Scibetta, and Maria and Elio Pietrantoni.

Brother-in-law to Angelo Sferrazza (the late Maria), Vinzenzo Sferrazza (Ninetta), Lena Mamone (John) (the late Charles Curto), and Antonio Sferrazza.

The family would like to thank Dr. Allega and Giuseppe’s home care nurses Toni and Ramone for the exceptional care.

Arrangements out of Stoney Creek. A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, November 22nd at 10 a.m. Entombment.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.


SULLIVAN, Mary Sullivan, Obituary | Print |


Passed away peacefully at the Stedman Community Hospice in Brantford, Ontario on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in her 87th year.

Mom was the most wonderful Mother to her eight children, Larry, Debbie (Dale Larlee), Danny (Monika), Gord (Joan), Cindy, Todd (Kim), Colleen (1980) and Kenny (Tracey).

She was cherished by her grandchildren Jennifer, Jillian, Anna (Scott), Cameron (Suzie), Jordan, Justin, Kyle, Spencer, Bryce, Garrett, Mitchell and Kenny. She will be sadly missed by her great-grandchild, Esme of 14 weeks who Mom had the pleasure of holding and loving before she passed away.

Mom was a kind and caring sister to Rod (2005, Kay), Joe (1992, Anne), Pearl (Russ), Angus (2007, Muriel), Johnnie (Geraldine) and Thelma (Jacques).

Mom was predeceased by her husband Earl (1989).

Mom was an incredibly selfless individual who always made sure that others needs were met before hers. Everyone she came in contact with, ending up loving her, because of her positive outlook, cheery disposition and unconditional love.

She lived her life to the fullest, even with having to fight with three bouts of cancer. She was a special gift for God and a wonderful role model to us all.

Special thanks to all the personal care workers, nurses and doctors who provided outstanding care for our Mother in her final days.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Eugene’s Parish, 232 Queenston Road in Hamilton on Monday, November 24th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Stedman Community Hospital would be appreciated.


VAN MARRUM, Wikje Van Marrum Obituary | Print |


Van_Marrum_WikjeAt Hamilton General Hospital on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Wikje Van Marrum of Shalom Gardens in Grimsby was called Home to be with her Lord and Saviour at the age of 93. 

Beloved wife of the late Tjitze Van Marrum.

Dear sister of the late Liebe Roorda, Anne DeVries (the late Jack), the late Turner Roorda (Joan), the late Paul Roorda (Tilly), Jake VanderMeulen (Anne), the late Trinka DeHaan (John), John Roorda (the late Margaret), Susan DeGroot (the late John).

She will also be missed by the Van Marrum families, all the nieces, nephews and friends. 

Visitation will be held at Smithville Christian Reformed Church, 6522 Smithville Road, Smithville on Sunday, November 23rd from 6 - 9 pm.

The funeral service will be held at the Church on Monday, November 24th at 1 pm. Private interment in Fonthill will precede the service.

If desired, memorial donations to Shalom Manor would be appreciated by the family and can be.


VIDLER, Douglas Ross Vidler Obituary | Print |

VIDLER, Douglas Ross -

Vidler_Doug(WWII Veteran, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders)

The family of Doug Vidler sadly announces his passing at Riverside Glen, Guelph with family by his side on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, in his 92nd year.

Douglas Ross Vidler, dear husband of Ellen Iris nee Berry for 63 years. Loving father of Susan Gailer of Rockwood, ON, Judith Burns of Invermere, BC, and Bruce Vidler of Toronto, ON. Inspiring Granddad of Brodie, Justin, Kyle and Darren.

Doug was a WWII Veteran and proud to be a part of the liberation troops landing on D Day at Juno Beach with the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders. While in the Netherlands, as he did everywhere, he established life-long friendships because of his humble, humorous, charming manner.

This proud Canadian will be missed by many.

Arrangements out of Acton.  Friends are welcome to join the family at Woodlawn Cemetery, 708 Niagara St., Welland, Ontario on Monday, November 24th at 1 p.m. for a graveside service.


VILLENEUVE, Patricia Lynn (O'Connell) Villeneuve, Obituary | Print |

VILLENEUVE, Patricia Lynn (nee O'Connell) -

Peacefully, with her loving family at her side, on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Bob Kemp Hospice, in her 58th year.

Beloved wife of Daryl for 31 years and loving and adoring mother of Nick.

Dear sister to Michael (Lorna) O'Connell, Nancy (late Glenn) Copeland, and predeceased by her brother Brian and parents John Leonard and Honora. Cherished aunt to Craig, Kate, Mackenzie, and Andrew.

Patricia was a loyal and dedicated employee of Healthcare and Municipal Employees Credit Union for 22 years. She was a very loving person who always had words of support and a caring heart for her family and friends.

A Funeral Mass will be offered at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 416 Mohawk Road on Saturday, November 22nd at 10 a.m. Burial to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated.


VUKAN, Zoltan M. Vukan, Obituary | Print |

VUKAN, Zoltan M. -

Passed peacefully at Juravinski Hospital on November 19, 2014 at the age of 81.

He is survived by his devoted wife Margaret, children Joe Vukan (wife Sharon), Mayda Waind, and Roger Vukan. Grandchildren Rebecca and Sarah Vukan, Alex and Jordan Waind. Sisters Sarika Nagy and Margita Skrilec (in Slovenia).

Special thank you to all the staff at the Juravinski Cancer Clinic, and the Juravinski Hospital (C3 Oncology and ICU wards).

As well, many thanks to the Cancer Assistance Program volunteers, and the overwhelming support of family, friends, neighbours and Minister Greg White.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 24th at St. Andrew's United Church, 479 Upper Paradise Rd., Hamilton followed by service at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the 'Cancer Assistance Program, Drive and Ride'.


DAVIS, John Arthur Davis, Obituary | Print |

DAVIS, John Arthur -     "Express Condolences"

Passed away at his residence in Dundas Ontario, enjoying his morning breakfast, on November 18, 2014 in his 80th year.

Survived by his children Wayne (Linda), Alison and Nigel (Karen), grandchildren, and family locally and abroad.

Cremation has taken place.



DUTCHER, Sylvanus Allan 'Venie' Dutcher Obituary | Print |

DUTCHER, Sylvanus Allan 'Venie' -

(December 31, 1924 – November 18, 2014)

Entered into rest on Tuesday, November, 18, 2014 at the West Haldimand Hospital, Hagersville, in his 90th year.

Beloved husband to the late Mariam (Elliott).

Loving father of Margaret, (Jeff), Allan (Kim), Carolyn (Garry), Ronnie, Richard (Sandra), Murray (Deborah) and Glen. Predeceased by his son Gary. Dear grandfather to 11 and great grandfather of 15. Also survived by his brother Lawrence.

Venie was a veteran of WWII, and served as a member of the Royal Canadian Engineers.

Funeral service will be held in Caledonia on Friday, November 21st at 11 a.m. Interment.

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


ELDER, Ken Elder Obituary | Print |

ELDER, Ken -

Suddenly on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at Juravinski Hospital.

Ken will be fondly remembered by Laura, his children Marnie (Brian) and Ken (Janine), his grandchildren Jeremy, Kyle, Ryan and Sean, his brother Gary and sisters Gail and Jocelyn.

A private service will be held as per Ken’s wishes. Arrangements out of Niagara Falls.


GAMMON, Norma Elizabeth Gammon Obituary | Print |

GAMMON, Norma Elizabeth –      "Express Condolences"

Gammon_NormaIt is with great sorrow, that the Gammon family announces the passing of Norma on November 18, 2014 at St Peter's Residence at Chedoke in Hamilton in her 88th year.

She was a loving wife to Don (2013) for 65 years.

Loving Mum to Mike (Danita) Gammon and Linda (Ivan) Cvetanovic, and beloved Grandma to Allie (Owen) Hughes, Laura Gammon, Lily Cvetanovic and Eva Cvetanovic.

Norma was predeceased by siblings Eileen and Phyllis.

Coming to Ontario from Nova Scotia in 1948, Norma was a homemaker and a breast cancer survivor.

Special thanks to the caregivers at the Hamilton General Hospital and the special people who work at St Peter's Residence at Chedoke for their compassionate care.

Cremation has taken place and at Norma's request, no visitation is scheduled.

If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the   HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines (905-684-6346). On-line tributes may be made at hulseandenglish.com.



GRATTO, Bamford (Bam) Scott Gratto, Obituary | Print |

GRATTO, Bamford (Bam) Scott -

Gratto_BamfordIt is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a man of great faith and courage. At home, surrounded by his family, Bam departed this world for Heaven on November 18th, 2014 at the age of 60.

Beloved husband and best friend of Jane (nee Elliot) for 37 years. Loving father of Lisa (Matthew), Angela (Andrew) and Trevor (Jacqueline). Cherished grandfather of Ezra, Valerie, Matthijs, Meredith, Isla, Stuart and Hadley.

Sadly missed by his siblings, Joyce, Betsy, Carol (Cliff), Marion, Kathy (Tom), Helen, Kathy (Danny) and Jackie, and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Trevor and Shirley, and sisters, Guyletta and Peggy.

Bam was an employee of National Steel Car and recently retired after 35 years of dedicated service. Bam was a devoted family man, but also treasured his Mazda RX-7 and enjoyed restoring old cars in his spare time.

A celebration of his life to take place on Friday, November 21st in Stoney Creek. Interment to follow.

If desired, memorial donations can be made to Faith Baptist Church where Bam was an active member.


HAULEY, Shirley Hauley, Obituary | Print |

HAULEY, Shirley -

Hauley_ShirleyAfter a long battle with heart disease and diabetes, Shirley passed away comfortably at the Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 in her 84th year.

Beloved wife of Ralph Hauley for over 60 years. Loving mother of Raymond (Mary), Jeffery (Linda) and Heather (Joe). Loving grandmother of Rayna, Shari, Paul, Crystal, Jordan, Alexander, Marcus (Monica) and David (Kelly).

She will be fondly remembered by her great-grandchildren, brother Kenneth Horney (June), aunts, nieces, nephews and their families.

Predeceased by her sister Marion Stoffelson.

Shirley was a lifetime member of Shenstone Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be held at Shenstone Baptist Church, 25 St. George Street, Brantford on Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Interment.

Donations to Shenstone Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice appreciated.


KUZYK, Mary Kuzyk, Obituary | Print |

KUZYK, Mary -                     "Express Condolences"

Kuzyk_Mary(July 22, 1925 - November 18, 2014)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful mother Mary on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in her 90th year.

Predeceased by her husband William "Bill" (1995) and her mother Mary (1989).

Loving mother to Andy, Rose Lawson (Wayne) and Euly McMahon (Ray). Cherished grandmother to Amanda & Bruce Lawson and Megan Walker.

Mary was a lifelong Hamilton Tiger-Cats fan and will have one of the best seats in the house for Sunday's game - Oskee Wee-Wee, Go Cats Go!

Visitation will be held at TRUSCOTT, BROWN & DWYER FUNERAL CHAPEL 1309 King Street East (at the Delta, opposite Gage Park), Hamilton 905-549-2417 on Saturday, November 22nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 3 p.m.

 A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church (204 Park Street North) on Monday, November 24th at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Online tributes and condolences can be made at tbdfuneralchapel.com.




LINN, June Shirley (Conrick) Linn Obituary | Print |

LINN, June Shirley (nee Conrick) -

Linn_JuneThe family of June Shirley Linn (nee Conrick) sadly announces her passing at Brierwood Gardens on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late “Scotty” Arthur Stewart Linn (2001).

Much loved mother of Sandra Wallace (Jack) and Stewart Linn (Dianne). Mother-in-law of Fred Broughton. Loving Nana of Christine Munro, Lana Rohr, Tammy Quantrill, Jeffrey Broughton, Jody Linn and Melanie Linn, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great, great-grandson.

Predeceased by daughter Brenda Broughton, granddaughter Diana Wallace and grandson Jamie Linn.

Dear sister of Thomas Conrick (Lillian) and Audrey Foster (Gordon). Predeceased by brother Frank Conrick and by sisters Norma McComb, Vera Miller and Lorraine Steimle. Also missed by nieces and nephews.

June served in the Second World War as a Wren and was a longtime member for 57 years of the Women’s Auxiliary of Dunsdon Legion 461.

The funeral service to celebrate June’s life will be held in Brantford on Saturday, November 22nd, followed by cremation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to your favourite charity would be gratefully appreciated.


MUTO, Anna Marie Theresa Muto Obituary | Print |

MUTO, Anna Marie Theresa -

Muto_Anna_MarieBorn November 10, 1957, in Hamilton, ON, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 18, 2014.

She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 28 years Vince; her daughters Jenna and Brittney and her son Christopher; her mother Lois and her brothers, Mike and Bill; nieces, nephews, relatives and good friends.

Predeceased by her father and brother.

Anna Marie was a courageous woman with an amazing amount of strength and resilience for life during her 7.5 year battle with cancer. Her love and lifetime passion for her family will never be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the BC Cancer Society through the website http://bccancerfoundation.com/ways-donate/gift-memory.


PAULI, Jason Pauli Obituary | Print |

PAULI, Jason -

Pauli_JasonAfter a long and valiant battle with cancer, Jason passed away at the Juravinski Hospital, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the age of 45.

Loving son of Lucio (Helen) and the late Maureen. Cherished brother of Jeff. Will be missed by Jeffrey, Chris and their families.

Will also be missed by his many aunts, uncles and cousins in Canada, Italy and Sweden.

Special thank you to his loving brother Jeff for all of his wonderful care.

Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. Arrangements out of Stoney Creek.


SNOW, Harold George 'Hal' Snow Obituary | Print |

SNOW, Harold George 'Hal' -

Snow_Harold_HalPassed away at The Wellington, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of Lori. Dear father of Deborah Snow (Lois McLenaghan), Susan Snow-Howie (Wade) and Alan Snow (Sandi). Cherished grandfather of Chris, Andy, Tim, Olivia, Ian and Erika.

Dear brother of Bernice Vaughan, the late Gordon Snow and the late Lillian Watson.

Hal was a longtime former member of the Grimsby Rotary Club.

Special thanks to all of the staff at The Wellington for their four years of excellent care. 

A private graveside service has taken place in Grimsby. A Service of Remembrance will take place at Cornerstone Canadian Reformed Church, 353 Stonechurch Road East, Hamilton, on Thursday, November 27th at 11 a.m.


SUTCLIFFE, Gordon Sutcliffe, Obituary | Print |


Passed away at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the age of 77 years.

Beloved husband of Miriam (nee Paul) for 54 years. Loving father of Margo (Chris) Merritt and Scott (Tammy Graham). Proud grandpa of Brendon, Kellan, Colton, Connor, Maddison and Graham.

Cherished brother of Marilyn (the late Ray) Steele, Dorothy (the late Ron) Barber and Sharon (John) Sharp. Much loved brother-in-law of Ron (Marilyn) Paul. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Clifford and Dorothy Sutcliffe.

Gordon obtained his Pilot’s License at the young age of 15, and so began his love affair with flying. He later became a commercial pilot where he was able to travel the world. He loved telling stories and jokes, and also enjoyed cooking. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends at the cottage on Beaver Lake.

The family will receive friends at the Church of the Nazarene, 347 Fairview Drive, Brantford on Monday, November 24th from 1- 2:00 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m.

Donations in memory of Gordon may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Diabetes Association.


YANEFF, William Yaneff, Obituary | Print |

YANEFF, William -

Yaneff_WilliamSeptember 12, 1939 - November 18, 2014

Peacefully in his 76th year at St. Peter's Hospital. 

Born in Macedonia.  Predeceased by his beloved wife Martha (2011) and his parents Krste and Kostadinka. 

Survived by sons Louie and Jimmy (Sandra), grandchildren Sevhra, James, Kristopher and Carlie, sister Tina Temelkovski, nephew Robert (Anne) Temelkovski, brother-in-law John Michailds, sister-in-law Stephany (Mike) Kelly and nephews, nieces, family and friends.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Naum of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Church, 1150 Stone Church Road East, Hamilton on Monday November 24, 2014 at 10:30 am. 

Interment to follow.


ZAVITZ, Ron Earl Zavitz Obituary | Print |

ZAVITZ, Ron Earl -

Zavitz_Ron(June 2, 1939 - November 18, 2014) - It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

Ron is survived and deeply missed by his loving wife Shirley (nee Thorpe) of 54 years, and his children Steven (Janet) and Allison. Ron was blessed with a wonderful grandson Brayden, who will always remember his Papa with great fondness.

He will also be greatly missed by his brother Robert (Sharon), special aunt Beatrice Pettit, sister-in-law Beatrice, brothers-in-law Denzil, John, Brian, and many cherished nieces and nephews.

Ron was a man of great faith, serving as a devout member of both Ancaster Baptist Church and Chedoke Presbyterian Church. Ron was highly respected throughout his 36 year teaching career in Hamilton, retiring as a devoted secondary school principal.

Arrangements out of Ancaster. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the CHEDOKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 865 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton on Saturday, November 22nd at 1 p.m.


COTE, Simone Cecile Cote, Obituary | Print |

COTE, Simone Cecile -     "Express Condolences"

Peacefully, at Emmanuel House, on November 17, 2014 at the age of 83.

Reunited with her beloved and devoted husband of 56 years Conrad (2006).

Her strength until the end proved how much she loved each and every one of her nine children: Noella (Denis), Giselle (Allan), Dorice (Christine), Maurice (LaGaylia), Carmen (Gerard), Anne-Marie, Rita (Denis), Diane (Paul) and Denise (Randy). She was the best "Mémère" to her 17 grandchildren and their spouses, her 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Predeceased by her infant daughter Yvonne Ginette.

Madame to the many school children she met after years as a crossing guard at Ecole elementaire Notre-Dame.

Born and raised in Edmundston, New Brunswick. A hero to many and a friend to all, She will be so dearly missed by her sisters Therese Morin, Camilla Perreault, brother Mike Martin and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours.

Family and friends will be received at Markey Dermody Funeral Home, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

A Funeral Mass to be held at Paroisse Notre Dame, 243 Cumberland Ave., Hamilton, on Thursday, November 20,2014 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Emmanuel House (Good Shepherd) would be greatly appreciated.



DeLONG, Mona Madeline DeLong Obituary | Print |

DeLONG, Mona Madeline -

DeLong_MonaAge 94, of Oakville, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Monday, November 17, 2014.

She was born to the late Earl and Amy Moorcroft, June 11, 1920 and lived in New Brunswick as a child. Madeline graduated from Hartland High in 1937 and graduated from Teachers College in 1939. She married the late Basil Earl DeLong in 1942, and they lived in Lakeville, NB, before relocating to Brantford, ON in 1949 and then in 1955 moved to Oakville, ON.??

Madeline taught grades 1-9 in a one room school house in Lakeville, NB. She had a passion for teaching children either at school or at church.?Madeline was an active member of Central Baptist Church while in Brantford.

After moving to Oakville Madeline and her husband Basil were founding members of Faith Baptist and then Winnett Memorial Baptist which later became Chartwell Baptist.

She loved to cook and bake, her donuts were a treat everyone looked forward to. Her home was always open to anyone who needed a place. Madeline had a passion for missions and serving. You could find her in the kitchen at church, or in the Sunday School Class teaching, or doing projects for missionaries. In her later years she helped organize Seniors activities at church. ?When she wasn't busy helping others she would quilt, knit or sew?usually to make things to bless other people.

Madeline is survived by three children: Ann Marie Hazel, Douglas DeLong and Brian DeLong. She also is survived by six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.??

Funeral service will be held in Oakville on Thursday, November 20th.  Reception to follow at the Post Inn Village.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Camp Mini-Yo-We or to Iris Ministries the project in Sierra Leone - Sue Silva.


DUKE, Rev. Joseph Reay Duke, Obituary | Print |

DUKE, Rev. Joseph Reay -

Passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home in Grimsby surrounded by his loving family.

Cherished husband of Jean for over 70 years. Beloved father of James (Isabel), Thomas (Pauline), Ruth (Matthew) and the late David.

Loving Papa of Emily, Peter, Billie-Jean, Ian, David, Elaine, Emily, Franki and the late Jesse. Great Grandpa of Heather, Elizabeth and Lucia.

Rev. Duke was blessed to be a minister in many different communities and was privileged to retire from St. John’s Presbyterian Church in September 1986. After his retirement, he served as Interim Moderator at Roxborough Park Church.

Funeral Service will be held at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 10 Mountain Street in Grimsby on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to St. John’s Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family.


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