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CAMPANELLA, Rosario (Ross) Campanella, Obituary | Print |

CAMPANELLA, Rosario (Ross) -

With great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Ross, at the Juravinski Hospital surrounded by his loving family on October 17, 2014, at the age of 55.

Loving father of Christopher and Michelle. Cherished husband of Yolanda Thornton. Beloved son of Rosa and the late Charles Campanella.

Dear brother and brother-in-law of Angelo, Linda and Greg Davis, Tony and Clara, Frank and Brian, Chester and Janet Sadlowski, Lola and Brett Newman and uncle of Charlie, Karisa, Angelina, Jacob, Lilly, Cassandra and Josh.

Deeply missed by many aunts, uncles, family and friends, especially Jarrod and Daniela Bogue and David and Vanessa.

Ross was an employee of the H.W.C.D.S.B. and will be sadly missed by many.

Special thank you to all the staff at Juravinski Hospital, for all their empathy and care.

Funeral Mass will be offered at All Souls Church on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow.

In kindness, donations to Juravinski Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

"We will always remember your big heart and passion for life."


CODISPODI, Darlene Codispodi, Obituary | Print |

CODISPODI, Darlene -

Codispodi_Darlene(November 30, 1954 - October 17, 2014)

After a courageous battle with cancer, in deep sadness, we announce Darlene passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family.

Leaving behind her mother Margaret Codispodi, husband Harry Kihs, children Jennifer and Trevor Urech, sister Sandra Stiliadis (Len), niece and nephews, Daniel, Kyle, Randi (JP) and David, step-children, Andrew, Charlotte and Mallory, as well as many other family and friends.

Predeceased by her father Vincent and brother Vince (Lynn).

Her passions were travelling, shopping for sales but most of all she loved spending time with family and friends.

Darlene was a very special woman, known for her infectious smile, beauty, wit and positive outlook. In words of good friends she was their hero, and always thought of others before herself.

Special thanks to staff at the Juravinski Hospital.

A service will be held on Thursday, October 23rd in Hamilton. Cremation to follow.

"Always in our hearts"


CREEN, Velma Bernice (Shortridge) Creen, Obituary | Print |

CREEN, Velma Bernice (nee Shortridge) -

October 30, 1928 - October 17, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Velma, in her 86th year.

Beloved wife of the late Kenneth. She will be sadly missed by her children, Diane (Jim), Wally (Susan), Nancy (Charles), Patrick (Lynda). Most cherished grandmother of Paul, Krista, Kenny, Brent (Shawna), Bryan (Noelle), Terry and Tyler. Also beloved great-grandmother of Deacon, Madden and Madelyn.

She is also survived by her brother Gordon (Deanna), sister Karen (Ted) and brother Ken (Janet). She was also an aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her mother, father, six sisters and one brother.

Cremation has taken place.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 23rd in Dundas followed by interment.

The family would like to give many thanks to the staff at Juravinski Hospital, Ward C 3rd floor Oncology for all the wonderful care that was given to Mom. I

n lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


CUNEO, Eleanor (King) Cuneo, Obituary | Print |

CUNEO, Eleanor (nee King) -

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eleanor Cuneo (nee King) at West Haldimand hospital in Hagersville, ON on Friday, October 17, 2014.

Predeceased by her husband Lou Cuneo, brother Ivor King and sister Violet Fleming, she will be sadly missed by her sister, Betty McVittie of Windsor, ON.

Cherished mother of Susan Dixon, David McVittie, Maryanne Stead (Harold), Barb Gibson (Nick), Brenda Cuneo, Sheila Charkot (Alex), Dan Cuneo (Rose) and Cheryl Ross (Greg). She is also survived by grandchildren Gary and Kenny, Shannon and Matthew, Chris and Aaron, Kevin and Michael, Richelle and Erica and Katlin and Karisa along with great-grandchildren Kenny Jr, Adam and Eric, Gary Jr. and Ariel, Lorelei and Markus.

Cremation has taken place. As per Eleanor's request, no formal service will be held. A celebration-of-life service in her honour will take place at a later date to be announced.

A special thank you to Dr. Yar and the staff at West Haldimand hospital.


GIBSON, David Edwin Gibson, Obituary | Print |

GIBSON, David Edwin -

Born October 12, 1947, passed peacefully into rest at Emmanuel House Hamilton October 17, 2014.

Son of Delmar and Madelon Gibson (predeceased) of Napanee.

Survived by his wife Darlene (Woodford), his sons Jonathan (Tricia), Matthew and Andrew of Dundas; his sister Joan (Steve) of Napanee; and brother George of Desoronto. Also survived by Harry and Vivian Woodford of Emerald Isle and Robert (Stephanie) of Vaughn.

Predeceased by sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gail and Roger Bellamy. Missed already by grandchildren Jack, Fynn, Paige, Avrick, Iralyn, Quillan and nephews and niece.

The family thanks Dr. Major, Dr. Slaven, Thromboembolic team of the JCC, VON nurses especially Mike, Nella and Rebecca, St. Elizabeth's nurses and PSW Beth.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of David's life will take place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 11 a.m. at St. Mark's United Church, 1 Lynndale Drive, Dundas, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mark's United Church Kitchen Fund or Emmanuel House, Hamilton, Ontario.


HRISTOPOULOS, Vasilios 'Bill' Hristopoulos Obituary | Print |

HRISTOPOULOS, Vasilios 'Bill' -

Hristopoulos_BillAge 58, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the St. Catharines General Hospital.

Bill was a warm-hearted, loving, and supportive husband, father, brother and friend. He will be forever remembered and loved by his wife Kathy and children; son, Harry, his girlfriend Alexandra, daughter, Angie and son-in law Michael.

Bill will be missed by his sister Anna, brother Tasso, sisters-in-law Angela, Patty and Cathy and brothers-in-law John and Leo, as well as by his in-laws, Spyros and Helen Retsinas. All of Bill’s nephews and nieces will miss him greatly as he was an amazing uncle to all of them.

Bill lived a full life, sharing laughter and love with family and friends. Bill left a lasting impression on everyone he met. His warmth, love, generosity and consideration of others will remain in the hearts of all he touched. He was loved by many and will be missed and remembered every day.

Arrangements out of Oakville. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 22nd at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 22 Head Street, Hamilton. Interment.

In memory of Bill Hristopoulos, a donation can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, The Kidney Foundation of Canada.


LOVE, Dr. William 'Bill' Love Obituary | Print |

LOVE, Dr. William Robert 'Bill' -

Love_William_BillUnexpectedly at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the age of 93.

Beloved husband of Aileen Love. Loving father of William Love (Jane), Bob Love (Kathy), Margaret Tracz (Robert) and Barbara Love (Henry). Cherished grandfather of Kevin (Helene), Robert (Stephanie), Norah (Andrew), Jennifer (Phil), David (Mehrnusch), Christopher, Tanner and Cameron and great grandfather of Hunter, Keira, Ayla, Katie, Ryan, Lucie and Charlie.

Born and raised in Hamilton, Bill practised in Hamilton and Burlington for 44 years. He was one of the founders of Joseph Brant Hospital. He loved his work and his patients and they certainly loved him. Bill was greatly admired by all who knew him and served as an inspiration to many.

As hard as he worked, there was always time for play - skiing, golf, travel or a good game of cards. Our family will always treasure the memory of our times together, whether around the table at family celebrations, at the cottage in Muskoka or racing down the ski hills in Keystone, Colorado.

Retirement never slowed Bill down. Every minute was filled with activity, in particular in the companionship of others. He loved to laugh and he did it a lot. Bill was married for 70 years to the love of his life, Aileen. It was her love and devotion that was truly his greatest joy.

It was Bill's wish that there be no formal funeral service. We know there are many who will take a moment to remember him in their own way. Arrangements out of Burlington.

Those wishing to make a donation in Bill's memory are asked to please consider the Salvation Army or Joseph Brant Hospital.


MEADE, Frances Rosina (Genery) Meade Obituary | Print |

MEADE, Frances Rosina (Genery) -

Meade_FrancesPeacefully, at Norview Lodge, Simcoe on Friday, October 17, 2014. Frances (nee Genery) Meade, of St. Williams, in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late Gordon (2012).

Beloved mother of Betty and Ziggy Schell of Cambridge, Irene and Neil Bartlett of Tara, Sandra (the late Ron) Smelser of Jarvis, the late Sharon (2011) and Don Leng of Villa Nova, Pat Johnson and Bruce Rodger of Port Rowan, Ron and Mary Meade of Jericho, Joyce Loucks (the late Jeno) of London, Larry and Diane Meade of Princeton and Deanna and Len Dedrick of St. Williams.

Loving grandmother of 25 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.

Predeceased by grandson Scott Bartlett (1984). Sister of David and Darlene Genery of Jarvis and the late Margaret Meade, Ellen Stone, Mae Genery, Jessie Wood and Arthur Genery. Also survived by sister-in-law Muriel Phibbs of R.R. 5, Hagersville.

Funeral Service for Frances will be held at St. Paul`s Anglican Church, Jarvis on Thursday, October 23rd at 10:30 a.m. followed by interment at Port Dover.

Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


MOORE, Marylee Moore, Obituary | Print |

MOORE, Marylee -

Entered into the presence of her Lord on October 17, 2014.

Loving wife of Ray (deceased 1993), and cherished sister Bunnie (deceased 2006).

She will be deeply missed by her son Sheldon and his wife Lisa, daughter-in-law Carol, seven grand-children, twelve great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, nine nieces and nephews, and best friends Trip, and Zippo "Huggie".

A Funeral Service will take place on Friday, October 24th in Hamilton. Private burial to follow.

Remembering her life, please give a kind word or deed to someone who needs it.


PIN, Romolo Pin, Obituary | Print |

PIN, Romolo -

Peacefully in his sleep on October 17, 2014.

He is predeceased by his wife Anna, brother-in-law Orlando, and sister-in-law Ardella, and niece Nancy.

Romolo is survived by his daughters; Mary, Angela (Martin) and Daniella (Sean), his grandchildren Helenia and Juliena Pin and his niece Judy Pin and nephew Anthony Pin.

A Chapel Service will be held on Monday, October 20 with entombment to follow.

Donations to the Diabetes Association, or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.


RIVERS, June Margaret (Schram) Rivers Obituary | Print |

RIVERS, June Margaret (nee Schram) -

Surrounded by loving family, June passed away peacefully on Friday, October 17th, 2014, at Hardy Terrace Long Term Care, in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of Bernard Rivers for 60 years. Loving mother of Jim (Sharon) Rivers, Michael (Brenda) Rivers and the late Bob (Sandi) Rivers. Cherished grandmother of Tina, Tim, Nicole and Melissa and great-grandmother of Jasmine and Chloe.

She will be dearly missed by many other family members and friends.

Arrangements out of Brantford. Friends will be received at the Gunner's Club, 115 Henry Street, on Sunday, November 2nd, from 1 - 3 p.m.

Donations in lieu of flowers to the Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer Society of Brant would be greatly appreciated.


SCHMIDT, Rolf Schmidt, Obituary | Print |


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rolf Schmidt on October 17, 2014 at the Juravinski Hospital in his 84th year.

Beloved husband for 57 years to Doris (nee Lehmann). Loving father of Ingrid Schmidt, Lynn Kightley (Larry), and Ralph Schmidt.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation and chapel service will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd in Hamilton. Burial to take place.

Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Special thanks to Dr. Barker and staff at Juravinski Hospital for their care and compassion shown to Rolf during his stay.


SEWELL, Douglas William Sewell, Obituary | Print |

SEWELL, Douglas William -

Passed away peacefully on October 17, 2014, while in his 89th year.

He is predeceased by his wife Ruth, stepson David Fisher and stepdaughter Debbie Howard.

Doug is survived by his daughters Barbara and Janice Sewell, stepson Jim Fisher and stepdaughter Gloria as well as many grandchildren.

At Doug's request no formal service will be held and cremation has taken place.

Donations to the Heart and Stoke Foundation would be appreciated.


STRATAS, Georgiann 'Georgie' (Logos) (Paleologos) Stratas, Obituary | Print |

STRATAS, Georgiann 'Georgie' Demetra (nee Logos/Paleologos) -

Stratas_GeorgiannAge 5, formerly of Toronto and Mansfield, Ohio, passed away peacefully October 17, 2014 in Hamilton.

We’ve lost a beautiful and vibrant woman, who loved dancing and was known for her cinnamon rolls and chocolate chip cookies.

Beloved wife of the late John N. “Jack” Stratas, DVM. Devoted mother of Georgia Diane (Robert) Benjamin, William “Billy”/“David” Stratas, Susie (Jon) Stewart, and Lynda Parish.

Adored grandmother of Brooke (Bob Zrenner) and Robert Benjamin. Special “Grandma” to Portia, KitKat, and Eddy.

Dear aunt of Joany Logos Legg and Jimmy Logos.

Preceded in death by infant daughter Jacqueline Marie Stratas; parents James and Emmaline Logos/Paleologos; siblings Buster, Bill, Elaine and Peter; and longtime companion Rudy Pudrycki.

Georgie’s funeral will be held on Wednesday in Dundas.


TRABUCCO, Daniel Trabucco Obituary | Print |

TRABUCCO, Daniel -

Trabucco_Danny(March 27, 1935 - October 17 , 2014)

It is with profound sadness but also with an air of celebration for a life well lived that we announce Danny’s passing in his 80th year on October 17, 2014 after a lengthy battle with Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Schankula, two children, Daniel (Jennifer) of St. Catharines and Lisa (Robyn Fosbury) of Toronto, and four granddaughters, Laura, Natalie, Eva and Chloe Trabucco.

Also survived by his sister Georgina (the late Anthony) Mosker, brother-in-law Henry Schankula and sister-in-law Victoria Schankula, and seven nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by an infant son, Jeffrey, parents Joseph and Antonia (Rachello) Trabucco, and in-laws Henry and Elisabeth (Eichhorn) Schankula.

Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Danny grew up in the family woodworking and retail business, Glenview Hardware, in Silvertown. Danny founded The Niagara Artcraft Woodwork Co. Ltd. (Artcraft Kitchens) in 1961. He pioneered the manufacture of European frameless cabinetry in North America. In 1970, he participated in a Canada Trade Mission to Europe and has continued to lead the industry in process and product development, earning him the 2011 National Kitchen and Bath Association Hall of Fame Award for his achievements in manufacturing innovation.

He was a founding member of the Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association (CKCA), and a long-time member of the Niagara Home Builders Association (NHBA), and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). One of Danny’s proudest moments came when he won the Niagara Entrepreneur of Year Award, in the Family Business category, in 1999.

Danny was a kind soul who loved life and led by example. He loved to dance, laugh at his own jokes, and tell stories, especially about his childhood and the neighbourhood in which he grew up. He will be missed by many friends and business associates.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Niagara Falls. The Rite of Committal will follow.

In Danny’s memory, donations to the ONE Foundation (GNGH Site), the Alzheimer Society of Niagara or Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital Foundation (Steve Ludzik Centre for Parkinson's Rehab) would be appreciated by the family.


VANDEN BRINK, Marianne Ali Vanden Brink Obituary | Print |

VANDEN BRINK, Marianne Ali -

At the Hamilton General Hospital on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the age of 73, Marianne went to be with her Lord and Saviour.

Beloved wife and best friend of Bill. Cherished mother of Jacqueline (Peter), Mireille (Ian), Paul (Jessica) and Esther (Ryan). Loving grandmother of Joshua, Sarah, Aaron, Rachel, Nicholas, Scott, Jonas, Abigail, Owen, Seth, Isabelle and Lydia.

Marianne was a devoted follower of Jesus and a committed member of her church family.

The family wishes to express its sincere appreciation for the exemplary care received at the Hamilton General Hospital.

Visitation will take place at Mountainview Christian Reformed Church, 290 Main St. East, Grimsby on Monday from 2:30 - 4:30 and 7 - 9 p.m. where funeral service will take place on Tuesday, October 21st at 11 a.m. Interment Grimsby.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Niagara Association for Christian Education would be sincerely appreciated by the family.


WARNER, Gilbert Lorne Warner, Obituary | Print |

WARNER, Gilbert Lorne -

Peacefully with his family members by his side Gilbert passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014, at Queens Garden Long Term Care.

Very loving husband of 59 years to Doreen. Dear father of Louise (Michael) Girard, Michele (Paul) Regan and Lorne. Gilbert was a loving papa and great grandpapa.

Survived by his siblings Clayton, Joy and Gary.

Gilbert was proud that he had worked for Overland Express for over 40 years.

As per Gilbert's request cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held on.  A Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday in Hamilton.

Donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.


WILSON, James (Jimmy) Wilson, Obituary | Print |

WILSON, James (Jimmy) -

Peacefully passed away in his 89th year on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Tall Pines Long Term Care Centre in Brampton.

Predeceased by his wife Frances. Loving father of Carol (James) Kelly and David. Dear grandfather of Jeffrey (Kathryn) and Christa (Chris).

Will be sadly missed by his dear great-grandchildren Olivia, Alexa and Brayden; he is also survived by his nieces and nephews.

Jim was a Veteran of WWII serving in the Royal Canadian Navy and was a Canadian Legion member for over 50 years.

During his long life, he was a police officer in Hamilton/ Burlington; during that period, he was very proud to have founded the Burlington Track & Field Club. He then went on to work in the food service industry during which time he owned and operated the Burlington Town & Country Club. Subsequently, he moved to the Bahamas to manage Howard Johnson restaurants; then to Montreal where he managed food services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital; and next to Winnipeg. Lastly, he moved to and later retired in London.

In retirement he worked as a bartender at the Legion in London and as a security guard at UWO Hospital.

Jim chose to stop working in order to care for his wife Frances who suffered from Alzheimer's.

He loved to volunteer his time especially to various youth organizations. In London he helped with the Special Olympics, Children's Miracle Network and various youth activities sponsored by the Optimist Club of which he was a loyal lifetime member.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 21st in Hamilton. Interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.


AMBROSE, Maria Alyda (Mia) Ambrose, Obituary | Print |

AMBROSE, Maria Alyda (Mia) -

January 25, 1926 - October 16, 2014

Loving mother of Marguerite (Pete), Ted (Brenda), and Dan (Rhonda). Grandmother of six, great-grand- mother of six.

Maria was retired from Canada Post (Stoney Creek).

A special thank you to the staff at Idlewyld Manor (Orchardview) for their excellent care.

Cremation has taken place and according to her wishes, there will be no funeral service.


BARCLAY, Jim William Barclay Obituary | Print |

BARCLAY, Jim William -

(1965 - 2014)

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Jim William Barclay on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

Beloved son of the late William and Mena Barclay. Loving brother of Anne Barclay (Tim Mashlan), Patricia (Rick O’ Hara) and Christina (Garry Lutz). Cherished uncle of Samantha, Jennifer and Natasha Scott, James and Billy Lutz and Ben Bergeron.

He will be missed by his two dogs Jackie and Jazz.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to John, Pauline, Jacqueline, Vic and Dee Dee for all their care and kind support.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 9 Waverly St., Brantford on Monday, October 20,th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow.

If wished, memorial donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre Foundation and the Children’s make a wish foundation gratefully appreciated.


FUERTES, Maura Fuertes, Obituary | Print |

FUERTES, Maura (Tata) -

Peacefully on October 16, 2014.

Mother of Gino (Isabel) and Chico (Vanessa). Grandmother of Elizabeth (Marco), Patricia, Simon, Cindy (Adam), Randy, Ashley, Richie, Veronica (David), Nico (Amanda), Mya and Roza. Great-grandmother of Diago, Nathalia, Lucas, Atyanna, Marco, Jacob, Rome and Danica.

Funeral Mass from St. Mary's Church, 146 Park St. N., Monday at 11 a.m. Interment.


GIGLIA, Baldassare Giglia, Obituary | Print |

GIGLIA, Baldassare -

Born January 1, 1946 in Racalmuto, Sicily and with profound sadness, we announce the sudden passing on October 16, 2014 at the Juravinski Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife of 48 years, Gabriella. Loving father of Rosalia (James) Greubel and Violetta (Joe) Wybraniak.

Baldassare is predeceased by his parents Giuseppe and Rosalia Giglia, his in-laws Paolo and Violetta Battistella, brother Salvatore Giglia and sister-in-law Lucia Piscitelli.

He will be greatly missed by his sister-in-law Lina Battistella, sister Gina Volpe, brother Michele (Carmela) Giglia, sister-in-law Lina Giglia, his special Godchild Jessica Thomas, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends in Italy and Florida.

Baldo was an Honourable member of the Knights of Columbus and the President of "Maria S.S. Del Monte" Committee.

Special thank you to Juravinski Hospital for all their care and compassion.

Funeral Mass will be offered at All Souls Church on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow.

Sarai sempre nei nostri cuori


KELLY, Iris V. (Holt) Kelly, Obituary | Print |

KELLY, Iris V. (nee Holt) -

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Iris Kelly, on October 16, 2014, at the Meadows LTC, in her 88th year.

Loving mother of Bev, Brenda (Conrad), Sharon (Bob), Marilyn (Doug), and Roger (Susanne). Dear Nanny of 17 grandchildren, 30 great- grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Dear sister of twelve brothers and sisters. Survived by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her son Arnold and granddaughter Maryanne Long.

A special thank you to the staff of the Meadows LTC for their care and compassion shown to Iris during her stay.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 21st followed by a chapel service in Hamilton. Burial to take place.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


LESLIE, Byron Leslie Obituary | Print |

LESLIE, Byron –

Leslie_ByronOf Welland, surrounded by his loving family at the Hamilton General Hospital on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in his 78th year.

Beloved husband for 54 years of Marilyn Leslie (nee, Reese). Loving father of Dale Leslie (Nancy), Barry Leslie (Lisa) and Sandie Rowell (Glenn). Cherished grandfather of Meaghan (Tim), Derek, Paige, Craig, Christine (Nick) and Melissa.

Lovingly remembered by his brother-in-law Ken Reese (Pat) and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ida and John Leslie and sister Cora Sinclair (late Don).

Byron retired as a bank manager for Toronto-Dominion Bank after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. #71, Fort Erie and, as a disciple of Christ, he served actively at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Byron was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and mentor to any who met him.

Arrangements out of Welland. A Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 20th at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 1:00 p.m.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church or OneFoundation for Niagara Health System (Welland Hospital Foundation).


LYNCH, Ronald 'Ron' Lynch - Obituary | Print |

LYNCH, Ronald 'Ron' -

Lynch_Ron(1932 – 2014)

“A Hundred Percent!”

While under care at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, and suffering from recurring pneumonia and respiratory problems, doctors and nurses would enter his room and ask Ron how he was doing, he’d smile and say “A hundred percent!” That was the mantra with which Ron lived his life.

At age 82, Ron left his earthly address on Thursday, October 16, having struggled with his lungs for a couple of years.

Born in Hamilton, raised during the Great Depression, a child during World War Two, was a young man when he married his childhood sweetheart of 58 years, Joanne Gilmore. Barrie is better, stronger, and richer for Ron’s presence here. A husband, father, son, friend and papa, Ron Lynch was a family man and community builder.

He researched Barrie, Peterborough, and Sudbury looking for the right place to raise his family and grow a business and chose Barrie, as the location to open L & E Paper. L for Lynch and E for great salesman Bob Eyers, his business partner for over 20 years.

The company thrived. Ron arrived in Barrie where Mayor Les Cooke and former Mayor, Willard Kinzie helped him find a temporary location in the old Underhill shoe factory building on Dunlop St East until Ron was able to set up shop at 165 Brock St.

“A Hundred Percent!”

That’s what Ron gave to business. While L & E Paper provided a high level of service to their customers, Ron cared for his employees as if they were family. As business grew, L & E grew, moving to a building custom-built for the company, 10,000 square feet at 63 Morrow Road. Additions ultimately pushed that building to 38,000 square feet and 50 employees.

When the L & E building was levelled in May 1985, by the infamous tornado that whipped through the southwest section of Barrie, Ron was quick to regroup, finding a temporary location, and was right back to servicing his valued customers. He expanded to Peterborough in 1987.

Ron created Balpex, a buying group for independent paper companies across Canada. It enabled businesses like his to benefit from price reductions by buying together. It was a novel move at the time.

A selfless individual, Ron sacrificed family time in the early years to ensure the success of his business for the benefit of his family. The Lynch kids (now parents themselves) remember their dad going to the office every Sunday, and always returning home with a bucket of Laura Secord ice cream to their delight. Ron retired in 1996, selling his company to Crawford Packaging.

“A Hundred Percent!”

That’s what Ron gave to Barrie. After family, Ron was a community man. Along with leader-colleagues (Bill Caldwell, Ed Harper, Ted Long, Jack Wallwin, Bob Hunter, Bob Williams, Bob Tuck, Bill Linton, Millet Salter and others) Ron rose to the top of every organization he joined.
President, Barrie Chamber of Commerce • Board member, YM-YWCA • Board Chair, Georgian College Board of Governors • Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation • Board Chair Royal Victoria Hospital Board of Directors • Barrie Rotary Club President, Ron also helped found the city’s second club, Barrie Huronia, and received Rotary’s highest honour, the Paul Harris Fellow, twice.

Ron abided by Rotary’s Four Way Test for life at all levels. Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Ron moved fast in his decisions, directed by these four tests. Friday lunch with his best friends was in Ron’s calendar forever, never to be missed. It is here that he relaxed, joked, shared thoughts, accepted and gave ideas, and received the love that a group of men gives to each other in camaraderie.

Town to City, Barrie became a city under Ron Lynch’s watch. Not all by himself, but in the company of community leaders who had a vision and were willing to invest the time and energy into projects that pushed Barrie’s population from 24,000 to today’s 150,000. We have many to thank. And Ron Lynch is one of them.

“A Hundred Percent!”

With great pride in his family, Ron shared with Joanne the dreams every parent has for their children. He cherished, inspired and supported all of his children, Jennifer (Gord), Greg (Tanya) and Stephany. He passed along his values and wisdom to them, as they continue in their future endeavours.

He was proud beyond measure of his grandchildren, Kyle, Erin, Will, Kennedy, Alexa, and Maclain. One of his greatest joys in life was his grandchildren. His pride was evident to anyone who saw him attend their sporting and school events. He went to everyone’s everything. His greatest aspiration was for them to live their lives and pursue their dreams.

He never spent time complaining about his challenges, his health, or his worries. He responded to questions and concerns always with the same...

“A Hundred Percent!”

Funeral Mass will occur at St John Vianney Church, corner of Innisfil St. and Baldwin Lane on Wednesday, October 22nd at 1 pm. A time for visiting, remembrance and fellowship will occur in the church fellowship room after the service.

Flowers are always lovely at this time, but the family asks that memorial donations be directed to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Foundation (http://foundation.rvh.on.ca/) for a gift that will carry Ron’s memory forward.



MILLEN, Allan Millen, Obituary | Print |

MILLEN, Allan -

After a courageous battle with cancer, in deep sadness, we announce the passing of Al, peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre surrounded by his loving family, on October 16, 2014, at the age of 67.

Beloved husband of Valerie and loving father of Christina (Christopher) Lomas. Cherished Grandad of Catherine.

Dear brother of Steve (Terry), Doug (Karen), Debbie (Al) Vance and Judy (Miles) Budnark.

Al will be missed by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins.

Al loved his family, life, trips, friends, wine and his favourite place, his cottage, where he was able to spend his last days.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 in Ancaster, ON.

Donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre and online condolences may be made at www.dbancaster.ca.


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Passed away peacefully at Brantford General Hospital on October 16, 2014.

Loving father to Stephanie Bailey (Jeff).

Loving brother to Diana Moschos.

Adored grandfather to Jackie & Jenna Bailey.

Will be sadly missed for his wonderful sense of humour by many friends.

The family will be respecting Peter's wishes of no service.



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Peacefully, surrounded by her family on October 16, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Ruth died 8 days short of her 80th birthday.

Loving mother of Ron Phillips (Carol), and the late Joanne House. Dear grandmother of Alison and Michael.

Dear sister of Olive Gould.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 25th in Hamilton. Burial.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the SPCA would be appreciated by the family.


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Boutin_MaryWith regret, we sadly announce the passing of Mary on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton at 64 years of age.

Beloved wife and true friend of Yvon for 43 years.  Loving mother of Nicole and Jonathan (Carolyn).

Sadly missed by her mother Rita Goossens, sister Sylvia (Ian) McLean, brother Casey (Sharon) Goossens, sisters-in-law Lucie, Lauraine, Louiselle (Clarey) Corbet, Anna (André), Louise (Reynald) and Debbie.

Predeceased by father Anthony Goossens, father-in-law Wencesclas and mother-in-law Gemma and brothers-in-law René and Gerard.

She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME - Fennell Chapel, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton on Friday, October 17th from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m., and on Saturday, October 18th from 3 - 5 p.m., immediately followed by the Funeral Service in the funeral home chapel. Cremation to follow.

Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.



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DeBoer_JerryThe Lord took unto Himself our dearly loved son and brother, peacefully from the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Jerry, a resident of R.R. 4, Waterford was in his 56th year.

Beloved son of Tina and the late Gerrit DeBoer.

Dear brother of Avaline and Harvey Campbell of Binbrook, Martin and Sandra of R.R. 4, Waterford, Ronald of R.R. 4, Waterford and the late Richard and Alvin. Uncle of Laura and Bryan Campbell and great uncle of Max and Caleb.

Funeral Service for Jerry will be held at Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church on Monday at 1:30 p.m. Interment Knox in Jarvis.

Donations to Muscular Dystrophy Research would be appreciated by the family.


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