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LARSON, Jacqueline (Jackie) Larson, Obituary | Print |

LARSON, Jacqueline (Jackie) -

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jackie informs her family and friends of her sudden and untimely passing on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

She leaves behind her best friend and loving husband Don Davidson, her daughters, Roberta, Krissy (Scott) and grand-children Katelyn, Curtis and Andre.

Also survived by many brothers and sisters, and nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Jackie's life will be held at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 24 Poplar Avenue, Hamilton, ON on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Additional parking on Viewpoint Avenue in the schoolyard.

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LICKERS, Kevin Lickers, Obituary | Print |

LICKERS, Kevin -

Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital after a short but courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday August 18, 2015 at the age of 48.

Beloved son of Bruce and Beverley. Brother of Susan (Brian), Jimmy and Roger.

Kevin was a valued 28 year employee of Koolatron.

Friends and family will be received at the DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford, ON on Friday August 21, 2015 from 7-9 p.m. Cremation has taken place.

Donations to the charity of your choice appreciated.

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LONG, Catharine Long, Obituary | Print |

LONG, Catharine -

Peacefully at Hamilton General Hospital on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Catharine (nee Mothersell) Long, of Hamilton, in her 90th year.

Wife of the late John Phillip Long and Edward Victor Hill.

Beloved mother of Catharine (Candy) Blackwell and husband Don of North Carolina and Faye Hill (Late Jimmy Heastont) of Nanticoke. Loving grandmother of Ryan and Tina Warner, Heather and Alfred Hill, Janis and Bret Nye and Jennifer Warner. Great grandmother of 8 great grandchildren.  Sister of Laurie Mothersell.

The Funeral Service for Catharine will be held at COOPER FUNERAL HOME, 19 Talbot St. W., Jarvis, Ontario on Saturday at 10:00 a.m., with visitation preceding the service from 9:00 a.m.

Following cremation, interment will take place in Cheapside.

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MILROY, John A. Milroy - Obituary | Print |

MILROY, John A. -

Milroy_JohnOf Chatsworth (formally of Hamilton), passed away peacefully on August 18, 2015 at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, at age 85 with family by his side.

John is predeceased by his wife, Eva Milroy(Todd) and one daughter, the late Cynthia Wilson (David).

He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Musters (John) of Chatsworth, Kerry Kanold (Peter) of Waterloo and Kathryn McVicar (John) of Calgary, Alberta.

He will be lovingly remembered by his 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

John loved to attend the day away program (Markdale) where he danced, played bingo and participated in arts and crafts. He also enjoyed his weekly banjo lesson.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of John's life will take place at the GARAFRAXA HILL FUNERAL HOME, 251 Garafraxa St., Chatsworth, on Monday, August 31, at 7 P.M.

The family would like to thank Dr. Whittle and Dr. Huff of Owen Sound and the amazing fourth floor surgical staff at Owen Sound Hospital.

If desired, donations may be made to the http:/greybrucehospice.com/DDDonations.pdf.

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PIPE, Robyn Christine Pipe, Obituary | Print |

PIPE, Robyn Christine -

Suddenly passed away on August 18th 2015 in Brantford, Ont.

She was predeceased by her partner Catherine Elizabeth Cox (2009) and her parents Alex Smith (1985) and Theresa Smith (MacLellan)(1999).

Robyn will be greatly missed by her siblings Alexis McQuaid (Smith), Jeffery Smith, Julie MacPherson (Smith), Patricia Poirier (Smith).

Robyn will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and her two dogs Peggy and Cassie. She was touched by so many people in her community and was a long time friend of Bill W.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to all those who have helped make this difficult time a little easier.

Friends will be received at Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Avenue, Brantford, Ontario on Tuesday, August 25th, from1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, August 25th at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place.

Donations in memory of Robyn may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

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RESLER, Evelyn (Rochwerg) Resler, Obituary | Print |

RESLER, Evelyn (nee Rochwerg) -

August 18, 2015

Wife of the late Irving Wunder and Allan Resler; mother of Cheri W. (Richard) Goldman and Marc (Ellen) Wunder; sister of the late Harold Rochwerg; sister-in-law of Sarah Rochwerg; loving grandmother of Jacey (Daniel) Taub, Scott (Erin) Goldman, Samantha (Steve) Sullivan and Terry Wunder; great-grand- mother of Lily, Zachary, Dylan and Tyler; aunt of Lorne (Judy), Denise and Ken (Shelley) Rochwerg.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 21st at 11 a.m. at MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd. E., Amherst, 14051. Interment to follow at Adas Israel Cemetery, 575 Old York Road, Hamilton, at approximately 1:45 p.m.


SLATER, John David Slater, Obituary | Print |

SLATER, John David -

Peacefully passed away on August 18, 2015, at St. Joseph's Hospital, in his 71st year, surrounded by his family.

Loving husband and best friend to his wife Donna. John also leaves behind his four sons Michael, Donald, Mark and Robert (Wendy), brother Al and special sister Kathy and Elaine who was like an older sister to John.

Predeceased by younger brother Ray and parents Ron and Eva.

John was a long time employee of the H.S.R., retiring almost 11 years ago.

In keeping with John's wishes, there will be no visitation or service.

Since John was an avid animal lover, in lieu of flowers, donations to any animal organization would be appreciated.


TAYLOR, Audrey (Boyes) Taylor Obituary | Print |

TAYLOR, Audrey (Boyes) -

Taylor_AudreyWith her family by her side, we sadly announce the passing of Audrey in her 82nd year, on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at St. Peter's Hospital.

Loving mother to John (Valerie) and Keith (Denise). Much loved nana to Jennifer (Steve) and Casey (Jennifer) and great-nana to cherished Anastasia and Mia.

Predeceased by her sister Margaret and her brothers from across the pond.

Audrey enjoyed the simple things in life and had a passion for watching sports, especially the Blue Jays. She enjoyed trips to the casino, spending time in her garden, reading, and long walks to the mall and library.

Special thanks to the compassionate staff of 3 West at St. Peters Hospital and to Mavis and Francine who cared for Audrey during her time at home.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 454 Highway #8, Stoney Creek, Ontario on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where a Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, August 26th at 10:30 a.m. Private family interment at a later date.

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

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ZIMMERMAN, James Zimmerman, Obituary | Print |


Suddenly on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 our beloved son Jim passed away at age 61.

He will be missed very much by family and friends. He is survived by parents Jack and Alma Zimmerman, sons Adam (Samantha), Stephen (Holly), and brothers Richard, Gary (Clinia) and predeceased by brother John. Jim also left two wonderful grandsons, Karter and Charlie.

Jim was retired from U.S. Steel.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service on Tuesday, August 25 at 2:00 p.m. at Elliott Heights Baptist Church, Upper Kenilworth and Fennell Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario.

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ADAMS, Terrie Adams, Obituary | Print |

ADAMS, Terrie -

Adams_TerrieWith her family by her side, Terrie Rose Adams passed away after a hard fought battle with cancer at the age of 55 years.

Terrie was the beloved wife of Bruce, a loving mother of Melissa and a wonderful mother-in-law of Kevin. Amazing daughter of Audrey and Dennis, fun loving sister of Denise, Susan, David and Dawn. A proud soon to be grandmother of Emma.

A wonderful sister-in-law of Brent, Heather, Brenda, Dave, Rhonda, Ernie, Randy, Flo, Al, Michael, Pam and Micheal. A fun loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Terrie was loved by all who met her. She has touched the souls of many. She was an amazing, strong, fun loving woman who always put others first before her own needs.

She was happy all the time and was always positive through it all. She will be missed by all who knew her.

A Celebration of Terrie’s Life will be held at the DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford, ON on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Terrie can be made to the Brant SPCA.

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BELL, Gabbie (Gabrijela Stojanovic) Bell, Obituary | Print |

BELL, Gabbie (Gabrijela Stojanovic) -

Bell_GabbiePeacfully past, surrounded by her family and friends, on Monday, August 17, 2015 at the Juravinski Hospital at the age of 37.

Beloved wife of Brad Bell. 

Much loved daughter of Donna and Dragan Stojanovic.  Dear sister to Sandra.  Niece of Ivan and Jane Spasic, and cousin to Alexa. 

Daughter-in-law to Joan Bell and the late Richard Bell.  Gabbie will be greatly missed by her many in-laws and relatives in Canada and Serbia as well as her many karaoke friends and she will be sadly missed by her pets Rokko and Annie.

Visitation will be held in St. Paul’s Anglian Church (27 Orkney St. E. Caledonia, ON) on Thursday, August, 20, 2015 from 6 –9 PM followed by the service in the church on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 11 AM.  Interment will take place following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juravinski Hospital, would be appreciated.


CAWSEY, Tupper (Thomas Frederick) Cawsey - Obituary | Print |

CAWSEY, Tupper (Thomas Frederick) -

Cawsey_TupperSurrounded by the love of his family, Tupper (Thomas Frederick) Cawsey died peacefully at home on Monday, August 17, 2015.

Tupper had a profound ability to love openly and honestly, and shared that with family, friends, students, and colleagues. He lived his love through his actions.

Tupper was a professor at Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business and Economics, winning numerous awards for teaching excellence and research/case writing. He was a Fellow and editor for the North American Case Research Association. He was a long-time elder at Knox Presbyterian Church Waterloo and past Chair of the Board at Lutherwood.

He will be sadly missed by loving wife Heather (Wilson), daughters Kathy (Kenneth Harvie) and Barbara (Eric Gaudet); grandchildren Mathieu, Renée, Rhiannon, and Aubrey; sister Joanne; brother-in-law David (Mary Ann); nieces and nephews Liz, Penny (Kerry), Paul (Suzanne), Philip (Amy), Sarah (Brian), Jody (Rob), and Allan (Jacquie); and great-nieces/nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will take place at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, Ontario, on Friday, August 21st from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.

A celebration in gratitude for his long, love-filled life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 50 Erb St. W. Waterloo, on Saturday, August 22nd at 11am. The service will be live-streamed at http://www.itshappeningrightnow.com/knoxwaterloo/

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cawsey Leadership Award at WLU, Knox Waterloo, or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre.

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COX, Charles Anson Cox, Obituary | Print |

COX, Charles Anson -

With sorrow and yet relief, we announce the final solo flight of our father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, Charles Anson Cox of Simcoe, in his 89th year. The Lord has graciously taken his son home from Sakura House, Woodstock on Monday, August 17, 2015.

Husband of the late Margaret (Peggy) Cox (nee Banks) (2013). Lovingly remembered by his son, Jim and his wife Gaye Cox of Nanticoke; his daughter, Wendy and her husband Dan Winstanley of Jarvis; his grandchildren, Dale and Laura, David and Tammy, Amy and Jeff; and 5 great grandchildren, Blake, Ben, Claire, Kylie and Everett.

Also remembered with love by his brother, Ivan and his wife Ruth Cox of Nanticoke and his sister in law Ruth Cox of Peacock Point.

Predeceased by his daughter Cheryl (1975) and his brother Raymond (2013).

The family will receive friends at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 65 Talbot Street East, Jarvis on Friday August 21, 2015 from 10-11 am. A Memorial Service will follow at 11 o'clock. Interment of ashes will take place.

Donations to Sakura House, Woodstock or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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DePELLEGRIN, Stephanie DePellegrin, Obituary | Print |

DePELLEGRIN, Stephanie -

DePelligrin_StephanieIt is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Stephanie, on August 17, 2015, at the age of 54.

Beloved wife of Marco Gattoni for 23 years.

Loving daughter of Carmela Mascitti and step-father, Italiano Mascitti. Predeceased by father, Giuseppe DePellegrin.

Dear daughter-in-law to Elia and the late Gino Gattoni. Will also be missed by step-daughter, Simona. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Henry and Anna DePellegrin and Giulio and Liz Mascitti. Cherished zia of Joshua, Alesya, Giuliana, Annalisa, Massimo and Santino.

Sadly missed by many family and friends in Canada and Italy, and her colleagues at Hiroc Health Insurance Agency in Toronto where she proudly worked as a Senior Account Executive. She will be forever in our hearts.

Resting at FRISCOLANTI FUNERAL CHAPEL, 43 Barton St. E., (near James Street) Hamilton, Ontario on Friday, August 21st from 5-9 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be offered at Regina Mundi Church on Saturday, August 22nd at 10 a.m. Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DOUCET, Richard Doucet Obituary | Print |

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Doucet_RichardIt is with extreme sadness the family of Richard Doucet announces his sudden passing on August 17th, 2015 at the Hamilton General Hospital at the age of 49 years.

Cherished son of Reinette (Pilote) and Norman Doucet.  Loving brother of Marie-Anne (Michel Gauthier). 

He will be sadly missed by his niece Caroline (Jason Houle) and nephew Gilles Gauthier (Erin Molcan), great niece Emily and great nephew Spencer as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Richard worked for Crowland Paving for over 15 years and had a passion for music.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the WELLAND FUNERAL HOME, 827 East Main Street, Welland, Ontario on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Église Sacré Coeur.  Interment will follow.

As an expression of sympathy, donations by cheque to the Multiple Sclerosis Society will be appreciated by the family.

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GUIDI, Phil Guidi, Obituary | Print |

GUIDI, Phil -

Guidi_PhilPeacefully, at his home, on Monday, August 17, 2015 at the age of 55.

Predeceased by his parents Armando and Cleofe and his brother Patrick.

Will be dearly missed by his brothers and sisters Maria (Bruno) Sarafin, John (Maria), Frank (Ada), Rene (Angela), Carlo (Irene), Bernard (Debbie), Franca (Mike) Colamartini, Mike (Eva), Lucy (Armando) Luongo and Chris.

Phil will be missed by his many family members and friends.

Friends will be received at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, 36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek, ON on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow.

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HERBISON, Rev. Donald Herbison Obituary | Print |

HERBISON, Rev. Donald -

(March 20,1926 - August 17, 2015)

Peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, August 17th, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of Muriel (Brubacher) of 63 years. Loving father of sons David (Sandy), Paul (Jan), Timothy (Sue); daughter Ruth Ann (Barry Sigurdson); Proud grandfather of Adam, Charity(Brian), Dan(Yvonne), Emily, Joshua, Caleb, Kiersten, Josiah, Elijah .Special great grandfather to Malachi, Zachary, and Abby.

Predeceased by his parents Rev. James C. and Elizabeth Herbison; deceased brother Archie; deceased sister Margaret(Marvin) Smith.

Rev. Herbison will be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law, June Herbison, his nieces and nephews, church friends & by those he has ministered to over the years in Sutton, Erin & Ospringe, Erskine Church, Hamilton and Knox Church, Dundas (Minister of Visitation in retirement). Serving 35 years as Clerk of Presbytery in the Brampton & Hamilton areas.

Visitation at Cattel, Eaton & Chambers, 53 Main St., Dundas, Ontario on Monday August 24th from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service at Knox Presbyterian Church, 23 Melville St., Dundas on Tuesday August 25th at 11.00 am. Interment Wednesday August. 26th, Thamesville, Ontario.

For those who wish, memorial gifts may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church, Dundas or to a charity of your choice.


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MURPHY, Frank Murphy, Obituary | Print |

MURPHY, Frank -

It is with profound sadness that the family of Frank Murphy announces his passing on August 17, 2015 after a courageous battle with ALS.

Devoted husband of Kathleen (nee Gallagher) of 55 years and loving father of children, Carmel (Paul), Helen (Michael), Kathleen (Greg) and Sean (Jennifer). Cherished grand- father, who will always be their "Frank" to Christopher and Ethan Brogly, Christian and Madeline Luksha, Raif Morton, and Colton and Leila Murphy.

His passion for life, his steadfast faith, and his incredible strength and wisdom will be deeply missed.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1936, Frank immigrated to Canada with Kathleen in 1960. He retired as an Ironworker and Business Agent of Hamilton Ironworkers Local 736. Frank also served as a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus in a number of parish councils, most recently, Council 5073.

Frank is pre- deceased by his parents Catherine and Michael Murphy of Glasgow, and his brother John, also of Glasgow, and Michael (Rita) of Hamilton. He will be missed tremendously by his sister Ellen Murphy of California, and niece Linda Sue Murphy of Nevada.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Father Joe Durcasz for his pastoral leadership that Frank so respected; to Dr. Sarsan, his family physician; to Dr. Turnbull and his ALS team at McMaster University for their compassion in these final months; and to Dr. Jichici and the ICU team at the Hamilton General for their extraordinary care.

The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Parish, 120 Sherman Avenue North, Hamilton, on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 10 a.m. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully requests consideration of a gift in Frank's memory to St. Ann's Parish or the ALS Society of Canada.


SHEA, William Edmund Shea, Obituary | Print |

SHEA, William Edmund -

Shea_WilliamPeacefully at Grandview Lodge on August 17, 2015 in his 98th year.

Predeceased by his wife Albertine. Loving father of Jill (Glenn).

Predeceased by his siblings, Frances Campbell, Geraldine Berrigan, Mary Gaudet, Louise Tardiff and Eunice Shea. Fondly remembered by his nephew George and family, friend Gail and other extended family.

Bill worked at Westinghouse for over 30 years. His second career was volunteering at St. Joseph's Homecare Transportation Program, Meals on Wheels for over 25 years and many others.

Bill was recognized for a Hamilton Municipal senior of the year award.

Family will receive friends at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton, ON on Thursday, August 20th from 5 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. in the chapel. Cremation to follow.

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

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STEFANOVIC, Gwendoline Stefanovic, Obituary | Print |

STEFANOVIC, Gwendoline -

Stefanovic_GwendolinePassed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre on Monday, August 17th, 2015 at the age of 87 years.

Beloved wife of the late Bill Stefanovic (2012). Loving mother of Aleks (Debbie), Peter (Patti) and the late Jana in infancy. Much loved grandma of Sarah (Rob), Kyle (Ashley), Andrea (Tej) and William. Proud great-grandma of Mya and Ava.

She is survived by her sister May in England.

Gwendoline was predeceased by her parents William and Lilian Morris as well as her siblings Minnie, Bill, Bob, Sydney, Beatrice, Lily, Evelyn, Norman, Arthur and Audrey.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre on Pine Trail and Chestnut Court and the staff at the John Noble Home Day and Stay Program for their care and support.

Friends will be received at the DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford, ON on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.

Donations in memory of Gwendoline can be made to St. Joseph’s Lifecare or to the Alzheimer Society of Brant.

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