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


GAUTHIER, Antoine 'Tony' Gauthier, Obituary | Print |

GAUTHIER, Antoine "Tony" -

Gauthier_AntoinePeacefully at home with Shirley by his side on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at the age of 88.

Tony was the son of the late Rose-Anna Savard and Cyrice Gauthier.

He and Shirley were a couple for over 38 years.  He was a very dear brother to Estelle (the late Anatole) Murray, Marie-Louise (the late Herve) Marquis, and predeceased by Hermance (Jean-Paul) Vezina, Gisele (survived by Herve) Lebreux, Therese (Antonio) Raymond, and Yolande (Patrick) Savard.

Father of Linda (Denis), Terry (Helene), Gigi (Donna), Lou (Ben), and Pat (Joan). Cherished grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of nine. A very dear in-law of Lillian (Murray), Mel (Jill), Bob (Lou), Donna (the late Gary), Joan (Gill), Helen (Ron), Brenda (John), Vera (John), Earl (the late Irene).

Tony will also be remembered by his many other family members and close friends, especially Colette (John) Seguin, Claude (Kathy) Pouliot, Don (Cheryl) Pettipas and all their families. Toby, his adored four legged friend is going to miss him dearly.

Antoine was a veteran of W.W. II, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #551 (Waterdown), lifetime member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #132 (Sudbury), and member of the Iron Workers Local #736.  Tony was the former owner of Pub Chez Antoine, for 21 years.

Arrangements out of Hamilton. A funeral mass will be offered on Wednesday, February 25th at 11 a.m. at Notre-Dame du Perpetuel Secours, 243 Cumberland Avenue. Interment.

Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Tony had resided on Prospect Street for over 50 years and truly enjoyed the company of his neighbours. Thank you to Dr. B. Croft, his team, and nurse Avi Shapiro of Bayshore Home Health. A special thanks to Tammy who was always available to help and care for uncle Tony. He was a good and decent man who was well known for his friendliness and sense of humour, genuine interest in friends and all whom he met.


HILL, James Charles Hill, Obituary | Print |

HILL, James Charles "Jim" -

Unexpectedly on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at the Hamilton General Hospital, one week before his 63rd birthday.

Beloved husband of Susan (nee Hunter), and loving father to Reverend Wesley (Martina) of Bancroft and Dale of Hamilton. Proud grandpa of Johanna, Stephen and Josiah.

Beloved son of Margaret and the late James Hill.

Jim will be sadly missed by his mother-in-law Elizabeth Hunter and her family, his brothers; Kerby (Joan) and Bryon, his sisters; Marny Hay (Terry) and Wendy Roberts (Mike), and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jim was an Elder at Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterdown.

Funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 23 Melville Street, Dundas.  Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully declined.


HURREN, Jacqueline (McCarty, Farrow) Hurren, Obituary | Print |

HURREN, Jacqueline (McCarty, Farrow) -

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dearly loved Jackie on Saturday, February 21, 2015, in her 81st year after a courageous battle with multiple illnesses.

Left to mourn are her husband Gordon, sons Terry Farrow (Gladys), Barry Hurren (Diana), daughters Kimberley Farrow (Roland Lejambe), Vicki Farrow (Randy Griffiths). Will be sadly missed by grandchildren Tamara, Jonathan, Adam, Trevor, Sydney, Ashley, Rachel and seven great-grandchildren.

Sadly missed by the families of Audrey Nicol and Lenore Castle.

Predeceased by Keith A. Farrow (husband) and daughters Wendy, Tracey and grandson Keith.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. James Anglican Church, 137 Melville St., Dundas. Private interment to occur at a later date.

As an expression of sympathy, donations welcome to the charity of your choice.


MOLDITZ, Piroska Elizabeth Molditz, Obituary | Print |

MOLDITZ, Piroska Elizabeth -

Entered into rest at her home in Glanbrook on Saturday, February 21, 2015, in her 84th year. 

Beloved wife of Erno. Loving mother to Erno Joe Jr. and Les.

Special thank you to the Hamilton Emergency Service for their care and dedication.
The service will take place on Saturday, February, 28, 2015 in Caledonia. Interment.


PFEIFFER, Juliana Pfeiffer, Obituary | Print |

PFEIFFER, Juliana -

Peacefully and gracefully at the Juravinski Hospital on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at the age of 88 years, the Lord took Juliana Pfeiffer Home.

She was the beloved and cherished Oma of Jacob, Melinda and Emily Pfeiffer.

She leaves behind two brothers-in-law, John Bujtor and Mike Mueller. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by all of her sisters, Elsa (Johan) Koch, Susanna (Jakob) Heidt, Sophia Mueller and Johanna Bujtor, and her brother, Albert (Mathilda) Pfeiffer.

She will be sadly missed by all of her friends and relatives at church, Bethel camp and in Alberta.

Thank you to all of the staff who cared for Juliana at the Juravinski Hospital.

The family invite friends to a time of visitation on Friday, February 27, 2015.  The funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 28th with Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes can be made to the Juravinski Hospital, C4 patient amenities fund.


PISTRUI, Victoria Pistrui, Obituary | Print |

PISTRUI, Victoria -

It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Mother, Victoria, on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at home with daughters Dorika, Aurelia and son-in-law Father Panta by her side.

She was born on May 17, 1924 in Banat, Yugoslavia to parents Vasa and Aurelia Fara. On October 31, 1943 she married Ion Pistrui, the love of her life.

Proud and cherished mother to Dorika and Aurelia.

She leaves us rich with many memories of her extraordinary life, talent and traditions. She helped her husband in business, her word was law, her integrity uncompromised, her love encompassing, and she left her legacy to her children.

She leaves behind daughter Dorika Stojanovic, son-in-law Voja, grandchildren Miroslav and Daniela. She also leaves behind her daughter Aurelia Stanciu, son-in-law Reverend Father Panta and granddaughter Speranza (Hope).

She is predeceased by her husband Ion (2001), by her parents Vasa and Aurelia and by her brother Miron.

She was a long-time active member of the Romanian Baptist Church in her homeland and in Hamilton.

The family wants to thank Pastor Petru Marcuci and his wife Maria who visited her in the hospital and at her house, and to the brothers of the church who prayed for her.

Special thanks to the medical team at St. Joseph's Hospital, the Nurses and Doctors in CIU. Also a special thank you to Aday who came every day and to the other visiting nurses.

Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 25th in Hamilton. Interment to follow.

Victoria will be missed by her family and all of her friends here and in the old country.

Memory Eternal


QUINN, Andrew William 'Bill' Quinn Obituary | Print |

QUINN, Andrew William 'Bill' -

Quinn_BillPassed peacefully, on Saturday, February 21, 2015, in his 81st year at the Hamilton General Hospital.

Cherished and beloved husband of Laura for 57 years.

Proud father to Michael (Debbie), and Bob. Loving step-Grandfather to Dylan (Marie). Bill is survived by sisters Anne (John) and Lillian (Ray).

Andrew was a driver for the Children’s Aid Society for 10 years, and thoroughly enjoyed his role within the organization.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation and prayer service in Stoney Creek, on Friday, February 27th.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton would be greatly appreciated by the family.


REIZGYS, George Reizgys, Obituary | Print |

REIZGYS, George -

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of George Reizgys on February 21, 2015, at home, in his 94th year.

He will be missed by his loving wife Ilze of 70 years.

Beloved father of George (Audrey), Harvey (Regina), and Dennis (Diana). He will be missed by his grandchildren Michael, Shana, Sonia (Peter), Tina (Keith), Katerina (Matt), Candice (Christopher) and great-grandchildren Tyla, Bryce, Kelton and Ketruah.

A private family service will take place.


SINCLAIR, Elizabeth Jane Sinclair - Obituary | Print |

SINCLAIR, Elizabeth Jane -

(July 17, 1949 - February 21, 2015)

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton.

Loving Ma of Matthew and Jackie; Grandma of Nathaniel and Clara.

Life partner of Fred Oliff. Dear auntie to Kailey, Nicholas and Alexander (Kristen), Mercedes and Kyle (Karen), Keri and Drew (James), Joel, Neebin and Meegwun (Max and Jan).  She will be greatly missed by her furry babies; Bruna and Sasa. She will also be greatly missed by her best friend Dianne Vallée.

To honour Elizabeth's wishes, cremation has taken place. Service will be held in Cambridge, on Friday, February 27th.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Tails from Greece.


TUNER, George Bernard (Geordy) Tuner, Obituary | Print |

TUNER, George Bernard (Geordy) -

1938 - 2015

Peacefully at home in B.C. on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

Born 1938 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia - Son of George and Dora Turner (nee Warrington).

Survived by his sister Grace Hamilton of Hamilton, Ontario and his children Gwen Angell (Bill), Gerrie Grieve (Chris), in Ontario, Shannon in Nova Scotia, and by Becky, Steven and their mother Sandy, all of B.C.

Predeceased by his first wife Marlene and young child Christopher.

Dear brother of Don, Olive, and Norreine, all deceased.

Geordy will be missed by his ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and relatives in Nova Scotia and Ontario.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held in Hamilton, Ontario at a later date.


VARGA, Arlene (Peters) Varga, Obituary | Print |

VARGA, Arlene (nee Peters) -

Peacefully at home on February 21, 2015, Arlene Varga in her 68th year.

Loving mother of Joe.

Will be sadly missed by Joseph Varga Sr.

Dear sister of Gail Hill and George Peters. Dear Aunt of Sheila and George. 

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 26th in Hamilton. Cremation to follow.


BOYD, Bill Boyd, Obituary | Print |

BOYD, Bill -

February 20, 2015

Husband of Jean Boyd (2004). Survived by 3 children: Shelley Stone, Daron Boyd (Erika), and Becky Stewart (Dan). He will be missed by 6 grandies: Victoria and Tyler Stone, and Devan, Chad, Karli, and Sydney Stewart.

No funeral or visitation. Cremation has taken place. Private celebration of life for immediate family only.

Connections to Sheridan College, Dundas Tennis Club, Reach Forth, various church youth ministries and missions. Bill was known for his sense of humour, generosity, faith in Christ, a hospitable household and love of athletics.

Donations in memory to KidsAlive.ca dedicated to child rescue around the world.


CACILHAS, Humberto Cacilhas, Obituary | Print |

CACILHAS, Humberto -

Peacefully, passed away at home, on February 20, 2015 at the age of 45.

Beloved son of Gloria Roque and Manuel Cacilhas and step-son of Joe Demorais.

Dear brother and brother- in-law of Joe and the late Rosie Cacilhas, Susy and Justin Creighton and uncle of Mark, Joseph, Luke, Daniel, Shayla and Serena. Sadly missed by many uncles, aunts, family and friends.

Special thank you to the ACT Team for all their love, care and support.

Funeral Mass will be offered at Annunciation of Our Lord Church (280 Limeridge Rd. W.) on Monday, February 23rd at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow.


CLOUTIER, Olive Cloutier - Obituary | Print |


Cloutier_Olive(July 24, 1920 - February 20, 2015)

Passed away peacefully on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Scarborough General Hospital in her 95th year.

Daughter of the late Joseph and Celina Cadeau.

She was the much loved wife of the late Armos (1981). She is survived by sons John (Gwen), Paul (Michele) and Tom (Sandy). Olive will be missed by her grandchildren Andrew (Robin), Daniel, Michael, Alex, Chantal, Laura (Will) and Marc and her great-grandchildren Zachery, Chelsea and Caroline, by her brother Russ (Fran) and her many nieces and nephews.

Olive was born in Victoria Harbour, Ontario and during WW11 she worked at Westinghouse in Hamilton and Addison Industries in Toronto in order to support the war effort. Olive and Armos married in 1946 and raised their family in Toronto.

In her retirement, Olive enjoyed traveling the World, Church, 10 pin and lawn bowling, the Blue Jays and cards. Olive will be missed by her large extended family and fellow parishioners.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church 4179 Lawrence Av. E. (just east of Kingston Rd) on Wednesday, February 25th at 11am. Cremation. Reception in the Church Hall immediately following the service.

 As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


DIGNARD, Wallace Dignard, Obituary | Print |

DIGNARD, Wallace -

Dignard_WallacePeacefully after a lengthy illness on Friday, February 20, 2015. Wallace Dignard in his 91st year.

Beloved husband of Mary (nee Rowen). Cherished father of Dan (Helen), Theresa (Roger), Peter (Cute), Michael (Marg), Mary, Cathy, Nancy (Barry) and Joan (Rick). Grandfather of 19 and great-grandfather of 8.

He is survived by his brother Mike (Bev) and sisters-in-law Doris and Joy, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Wallace was a proud Veteran of the Second World War. In his earlier years he was also in the Merchant Marines.

He was a member of the Brick Layer’s Union for over 50 years.

The family would like to thank the nurses and caregivers who were of great assistance to Dad, especially Amanda, Samantha and Starla.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church, 50 Palace Street, Brantford on Friday at 12 noon. Cremation to follow.

Donations in memory of Wallace can be made to the CNIB or to Wallace’s favourite charity Effect:Hope.


DORO, Antonio (Tony) Doro, Obituary | Print |

DORO, Antonio (Tony) -

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dear Tony, in his 86th year, on Friday, February 20, 2015. He was surrounded by his caring family.

Loving husband for 53 years of Nica. Beloved father of Ben and Emilia and adored Nonno of Nicole, Anthony, Alexander, Olivia, Mia and Tom. Forever in the hearts of Marilyn, Lynne and Ralph.

Loving brother and brother-in-law of Ninetta (Giuseppe predeceased) Doro, Frank Doro, Giovanni and Maria Doro, Angelina and Saverio Sanitate, Angelo (Maria predeceased) Tagarelli, Teresa (Benedetto predeceased) Poli, Nicoletta (Marco predeceased) Redavid, Joe and Laura Barbati, Victoria (Frank predeceased) Barbati, Nino and Anna Barbati.

Zio Tony will be sadly missed by many loving nieces and nephews in Hamilton, Halifax, Italy and the U.S. as well as his countless friends.

He held a very special place in his heart for his dearest commara Marg and her family Louis, Marina and Carm, Alexandra and Daniela Zaccheo.

He was a true friend to all that knew him and his kindness was endless. He shall long be remembered fondly for his generosity and being at his happiest when spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.

We are very proud that after many years of building countless family homes, Dad found true happiness and satisfaction in helping others. Whether it was picking something up, or just providing company, he loved to see others happy and found contentment in knowing that they were in his care.

A sincere thank you to our family and friends for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. Thank you also for the extraordinary care and compassion provided by all the doctors and nurses at St. Joseph's Hospital. Special thanks to nurses Crystal, Brittany, Meaghan, Chelsea and Helina for making Dad so comfortable in his final days.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony's Church, 830 Barton Street East, on Tuesday, February 24th, at 11 a.m. with entombment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to St. Anthony's Church or St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation.

"Dad, you took wonderful care of everyone that you touched in your life. You have set the standard high by showing us how to live. Not only by what you taught us, but more importantly by example. We will take care of each other now, so you can rest and be proud of a life very well lived."

 "Sei sempre nei I nostri cuori."


HAWKE, Edna (Spisak) Hawke, Obituary | Print |

HAWKE, Edna (nee Spisak) -

June 30, 1953 - February 20, 2015

It is with saddened hearts the family announces the peaceful passing of Edna at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, surrounded by her loving family.

Survived by her loving partner for 30 years and caregiver Darrell, her father John Spisak and his partner Val, her sister Lynn (Paul) and her brother Eddie.

Predeceased by her mother Alma and Wayne.

Also survived by her mother-in-law Ann German (Russell German, predeceased), Brenda (Jeff), Terry, Laurie (Jamie), also many nieces and nephews. Edna has many aunts, uncles and many, many cousins.

 The biggest joy in her life were her children Brandy (Ian), Lacey (Joey) and her grandchildren Jackson, Carter, Peyton and Brooklyn.

The family would like to thank Dr. D. Derrington, Dr. N. Khalidi, Dr. Salehain, and Dr. Clive Davis for their expertise, kindness, dignity and respect for Edna since her diagnosis with scleroderma 2 years ago.

The family would also like to thank the wonderful, caring, compassionate staff at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice for everything they did for Edna, although only there a very short time. It was exceptional and dignified.

Edna fought the toughest fight of her life with great courage and determination.

At Edna's request, cremation has taken place and a celebration of Edna's life will take place on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. at The Barn within St. Elizabeth's Village, 393 Rymal Road West, (entrance is off Garth St.).

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice or the Scleroderma Society of Ontario. www.sclerodermaontario.ca 1-888-776-7776. 

 "Mom, Nanci and Toad, here I come!"


KIRWAN, David James Kirwan - Obituary | Print |

KIRWAN, David James -

After a year-long courageous battle on Friday, February 20, 2015.

Dave beloved husband of Susan for 32 years.

Loving father of Steven and Amanda. Dear son of Shirley Kirwan and her late husband Keith. Loved son-in-law of Bill Buckley and his late wife Marilyn. He will be sadly missed by his sisters and brothers-in-law.

Funeral Mass in St. Christopher's Church, 1171 Clarkson Rd. N., Mississauga, on Thursday at 11 a.m., followed by cremation.

Memorial donations to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.

Special thanks to the medical teams of Trillium Health Partners, Juravinski Cancer Centre and Dr. A. Torres.



MARCHILDON, Janet (Pringle) Marchildon Obituary | Print |

MARCHILDON, Janet A. (nee Pringle) -

Marchildon_Janet(March 3, 1926 – February 20, 2015)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Janet Marchildon on February 20, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Beloved wife of the late Frederick (1993).

Loving mother of Shirley Lambert (Al), Elizabeth Mooney (Fred), Janet, Teresa (Milton Triska), Frederick (Karen Kutis), and Christine (Jim Holmes). Treasured grandma of 14 grandchildren and great-grandma of nine.

Dear sister of Emily Moffatt (Gerry). Predeceased by her sister Jean Taylor and brother Bill Pringle (Mary). Janet will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.

A 60+ year proud member of Hamilton & Provincial IODE, the CWL, and PBX Club.

A special thank you to the ICU staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and the staff and residents of Extendicare for their love, care and new friendships.

A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Margaret Mary Parish, 20 Idlewood Ave., Hamilton on Wednesday, February 25th at 10:30am. Burial.

Donations to the Scarboro Foreign Missions or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.


MOORES, Daniel Gordon Moores Obituary | Print |

MOORES, Daniel Gordon -

(October 6, 1949 - February 20, 2015)

Passed away on February 20, 2015 in Simcoe, Ontario.

Dear son of Major Wm. Moores (Mona) of Townsend and the late Verna. Brother of Ken (Janice) of Spokane, WA and the late Brenda Whiteway (Tom). Dear friend of Debra Walsh of Simcoe.

Dan served 4 years with the R.C.N and survived the explosion and fire of the HMCS Kootenay. Following his entry into civilian life, Dan had a varied career. He was a radio announcer in Shelbourne, N.S. and also in P.E.I. He became an instructor for Tai Chi classes and at break time led a devotional period. Students in crisis spoke highly of his interest and help.

Funeral service in Jarvis, Ontario on Tuesday, February 24th. Interment in Jarvis.


NAMARO, Harold Namaro, Obituary | Print |

NAMARO, Harold -

Passed away suddenly on Friday, February 20, 2015, in his 91st year.

Survived by his daughters Cynthia and Maureen plus his grandson Drew.

Predeceased by his brother Jimmy Namaro.

Harold taught music at Hillfield Strathallan School until the age of 75. He was a 32nd degree Mason with the Valley Lodge in Dundas as well as a member of the Scottish Rite in Hamilton. Harold had a successful career as a professional musician. Harold carried on a mechanics business on Main St. W. and Ewen Rd. for 25 years.

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday in Hamilton.

Family requests donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, in lieu of flowers.


PINK, Patricia Pink, Obituary | Print |

PINK, Patricia -

Passed away peacefully, at St. Catharines Hospital, on Friday, February 20, 2015, in her 86th year.

Predeceased by her mother, father, brothers and sisters.

Cherished mother of Harry, Dale, Lorne and their spouses. Will be missed by her grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place.

Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.


PRESTA, Luisa Maria Assunta (Manganiello) Presta, Obituary | Print |

PRESTA, Luisa Maria Assunta (nee Manganiello) -

With her family by her side, our beloved mother, Nonna, sister and friend passed away peacefully on Friday, February 20, 2015.

Luisa leaves behind a proud legacy in her family, all of whom are deeply saddened by their loss.

Predeceased by her husband Giovanni and her parents Angela and Domenico Manganiello.

Loving mother of Gianpietro, Angelica, Beatrice (Randy), Monica (George) and Benita. Proud Nonna of Giovanni, Dana, Rebecca, Tamara, Anna May and Ruby, and great-grandmother to Nicholas.

Sister to Renza (Julio), Marisa (Pat), Rita (Phil), Bruna (Renzo) and Sabatino. Dear sister-in-law of Michele (deceased) and his wife Maria, Vittorio (Rosalina), Carmine (Lina), Eugene (Carmela) and Ottavio (Rosa) of Hamilton and Teresa (the late Emilio), Rosetta (Luciano) and Franco (Ada) of Italy. Will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at ST. ANN'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 11 Wilson Street West, Ancaster on Wednesday, February 25th at 11 a.m. Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.


REEVES, Andy Steve Reeves, Obituary | Print |

REEVES, Andy Steve -

After a lengthy illness, Andy passed on February 20, 2015, at the age of 93.

He is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 42 years and is predeceased by his siblings; Frank, Tony, Kathleen, Joan and Anne.

He was loved and will be missed by his children; Andrea (Jozsef) Linszky and Gerald (Anna) Reeves and grandchildren Andrew, Nicole, (the late) John-John, Ginny (Theodore) Alosi, nieces and nephews and many great-grandchildren.

Andy is survived by his brother Victor (Eileen) and their children Brian, Paul and David, and his sister Margie. Andy will be sadly missed by Dorothy's siblings and in-laws, their spouses and their families.

Service will be held on Wednesday, February 25th with burial to follow.


SCHAEFER, Guenter Wilhelm Schaefer, Obituary | Print |

SCHAEFER, Guenter Wilhelm -

Died peacefully at home, in his 89th year, on February 20, 2015.

Guenter's sense of independence and ambition motivated his immigration to Canada from Germany. He was drawn by his childhood fascination with Canada's rugged and vast natural landscapes. Some of his most retold stories were those involving his time working for Canadian National Railways in Northern Ontario and United Keno Hill Mines in Elsa, Yukon Territory.

Guenter enjoyed photography during his time in the far north. He documented the lives of the miners and the natural beauty of the Yukon.

He started family life in Hamilton, Ontario with his wife Ingeburg where they raised their children Danny (wife Mary), Shirley (husband John Anger) and Gerald (wife Michelle) while working at Union Gas in Hamilton, then Canadian Canners in Burlington, and while operating independent motels and variety stores in Hamilton and Stoney Creek.

He is survived by grandchildren Christopher, Danny, Dwayne and Tanya, and ten great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be announced at a future date.

Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Liver Foundation.

The family would like to thank VON for their kindness and support.


SHIPWAY, Sharon Joy (Toner) Shipway, Obituary | Print |

SHIPWAY, Sharon Joy (nee Toner) -

Entered into rest on Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Hamilton General Hospital, in her 59th year.

Beloved wife of Wm. James Shipway. Loving mother to Brandon Disher (Amanda). Dear grandmother of Aleah, Aarik and Brooklynn.

Much loved daughter to Stella and the late Glendon Toner. Sister of Nina Page (Roy), Molly Rowe (Dale), Buddy Toner (Linda), Gary Toner (Linda) and Kelly Townsend (Floyd). Cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews and fondly remembered by her family and friends.

A private family service will take place in Caledonia. Interment.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


WILSACK, Donald Jeremiah 'Don' Wilsack Obituary | Print |

WILSACK, Donald Jeremiah 'Don' -

Wilsack_Don(September 29, 1940 - February 20, 2015) - It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Don after a very courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years Suzanne, children Don, Kim Wilsack (Brad Cutler), Stephanie (Craig) Tomori, his mother Mary Copeland, his twin brother Ron, George (2009), step sister Tracey (Ted) Burlak; his grandchildren Zach Myasaki, Lukas Tomori and Lila Tomori.

He also leaves behind many in laws, Larry (Georgette) Whissell, Lorraine (Don - 2004) Peachy, Louise (1999) - Richard Maertens, Philip (Heather) Whissell, Gisele (Tyler) Kernaghan, Paul (Louisa) Whissell and Christine (Christopher) Milne, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Don was born and raised in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia until 1958 where he then moved to Hamilton. From there he joined the Royal Canadian Navy from 1958 - 1963. He later settled in Niagara Falls where he lived and worked as an industrial painter until his retirement.

Don liked to golf, loved to take care of his wife, children and mostly spending quality time with his two little grandchildren Lukas and Lila.

In keeping with Don's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Don's life will be held in Thorold on Saturday February 28th.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated by his family.


ALLEN, Dorothy Irene (Bazinet) Allen, Obituary | Print |

ALLEN, Dorothy Irene (nee Bazinet) -

With great sorrow, we announce the sudden passing of Dorothy Allen in her 71st year on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

Beloved mother of Mike Howcroft (Marie). Loving grandmother of Aaron (Holly), Kyle (Shelby), and Aleena. Great-grand- mother of Melody, Ashton, and Marissa.

Dear sister of Pauline Parker. Predeceased by her parents Anne and Orval Bazinet, and her brothers Michael, Vern, and Wilf Bazinet.

Will be sadly missed by many other family and close friends, especially Donna Petit.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:30 am. in Hamilton. Interment to follow.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


BOWMAN, Vivia Bowman, Obituary | Print |

BOWMAN, Vivia -

On February 19, 2015, in her 93rd year, Vivia Kathleen Hope Bowman (nee Tomlinson) passed away peacefully following corrective surgery due to a recent fall.

Predeceased in 1979 by William (Bill), her loving husband of 36 years, by their two eldest daughters, Beverly Bechthold (Blain), Virginia (Vicky) Carr (Scott) and son-in-law, Bruce MacGowan (Susan).

Survived by her children, Susan, Bill (Diane) and Rick (Irene), sons-in-law Blain and Scott as well as sister-in-law Teddy, several nephews and nieces and their families.

Mom cherished and was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren.

Our parents fell in love and were married in Jamaica during WWII. While Dad was still in Europe, Mom left Jamaica for the first time to meet the Bowman family who lovingly embraced her.

Mom spent the remainder of her life working hard as homemaker loving and caring for her family. Although she slowed down physically in her later years, mentally she remained sharp and was always more concerned about how others were doing before her. She lived for visits or calls from the family to know that all were healthy and safe.

As per her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial to celebrate her life will be arranged at a later date allowing as many family members as possible to attend.


BRUM, Antonio Brum, Obituary | Print |

BRUM, Antonio -

Suddenly at home surrounded by his loving family on February 19, 2015 in his 66th year.

Beloved husband of Maria (nee Vieira) for 41 years. Loving father of Gary and Linda, Elizabeth Brum and Steve, Dean, Mark and Bessy. Cherished Vavo of Ashley, Christian and Juliana.

Pre- deceased by his parents Antonio and Maria Brum.

Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jose and Maria Brum, Fatima Brum, Jose Canadinha, Victor and the late Lourdes Vieira, Maria Vieira, Jose and Maria Vieira, Lourdes and Antonio Botelho, Manuel and Gloria Pacheco, Franklin and Juliette Vieira, Gorette and Joao Borges, Urbano and Maria Vieira, the late Luis and Normanda Vieira, Ilda and Danny Dutra.

Sadly missed by many family and friends.

Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Mary's Church on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow.

In kindness, donations to McMaster Children's Hospital would be appreciated by the family.


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