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JOHNSON, Harold Johnson, Obituary | Print |

JOHNSON, Harold -

Doug left this earth peacefully and with dignity at 88 years of age on Wednesday June 17th, 2015.

He was predeceased by both his first wife Ruth and second wife Rita as well as his brother Ross and sister Doris.

Doug also leaves behind his sons Murray (Joan), Walter (Robin), Bruce (Barb), and daughters Vicki Gojanovich (Michael), and Michele Cohoon (Joe).

Also surviving are Doug’s sister Ruth, 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

At the age of 17 Doug enlisted in the Canadian Army, infantry, second division, 5th Artillery and went overseas to serve his country. When he returned from the war he went to work for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce with whom he remained all of his working life with many years as a manager.

Cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of a life well lived for family and friends at the Brantford Golf and Country Club, 60 Ava Rd, Brantford, Ontario on Wednesday July 22nd from 7-9 p.m.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario appreciated.

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LAFORME, Ralph LaForme, Obituary | Print |

LAFORME, Ralph -

Passed quietly in his sleep early this morning June 17, 2015 at the age of 73 years.  We honoured dad’s wishes and allowed him to begin his journey with dignity and on his own terms.

Husband of the late Anne (Miller) LaForme. Loving father of Stace and Tara, Tony, Julie and Ken. Dear grandfather of Gilbert and Corrie, Kelly and Tabitha, P.J., Megan, Ethan, Adam and Victoria, Kate, J.R., Bailee, and Grant. Dear great grandfather of Wes, Kinsley, Kaylee, and Andariel.

Brother of Marvin and the late Sandy, Cecil and Judy, Betty and Francis, Joan and Micky, and Margaret and Phillip. Brother-in-law of Carolyn, Nancy, and Lawrence. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by parents, Harold and Marie (Carpenter) LaForme; siblings, Albert (infant), Darlene, Harold, Gary, and Irene.

Ralph was a life long member of Iron Workers Local 736, Hamilton.

Resting at the Hyde & Mott Chapel, 60 Main Street, South, Hagersville, ON  after 3 p.m. Friday. Evening Service 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday June 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. Interment.

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MacDONALD, James MacDonald, Obituary | Print |

MacDONALD, James -

MacDonald_JamesSurrounded by family and friends, after a short illness, in Brantford, Ontario.

Beloved and adored husband of Norma MacDonald (nee Hamilton). James and Norma were high school sweethearts and would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on June 25th.

Brother to David and Doreen MacDonald and Donna May. Brother-in-law to Russell Hope, and Ruth and Kenn Smith.

Like a second father to nephews and spouses Jeff and Karen Smith, Greg and Josette Smith, and Doug and Melanie Hope; nieces and spouses Karen and Ian Hanna, Denise and Brian Maguire, Patricia and Egidio Secondi, Heather and Scott Gjos; godsons Mathew and Cara and Mark Walsh; and friends Jay and Sara McLennan. Treasured great uncle and great-great uncle.

Predeceased by parents Donald and Lorraine MacDonald; siblings and spouses Jack and Bernice MacDonald, Murray and Marthe MacDonald, Marilyn Hope, Harry May; and father and mother-in-law Fred and Leta Hamilton.

James spent his working career at Otis Elevator, Chedoke-McMaster Hospital, and Blaindale Farms. His passion was having the family farm with Norma. He loved fishing, woodworking, cooking and spending time with friends and family. He was a member of Onondaga Masonic Lodge #519.

Thanks to the nurses and physicians at the Critical Care Unit at Brantford General Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion.

Friends will be received at DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford, ON on Friday, June 19th from 3pm to 5pm, and 7pm to 9pm. Service in the chapel on Saturday, June 20th at 11am. Cremation to follow.

Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Brantford S.P.C.A. would be appreciated.

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MCCLYMONT, Dorothy Enid (Pickard) McClymont - Obituary | Print |

MCCLYMONT, Dorothy Enid (Pickard) -

Passed away at Willowgrove in Ancaster on Wednesday June 17th, 2015 at the age of 68 years.

She was predeceased by her husband Roy, her parents Rose and Jack Pickard and her brother Jim.

Fondly remembered by her McDermott cousins Paul, Sonja, Iris, Joann and their families as well as her dear longtime friend Jackie.

Cremation has taken place. Inurnmentin Hamilton. Service of remembrance to be held at a later date. Arrangements out of Mount Forest.

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RILEY, Linda Riley Obituary | Print |

RILEY, Linda -

Beloved mother of Terry (Emma) Honsberger and Mallory Riley, sister of Sheryl (Ken) and Colin (Beth) Pett and daughter of Lillian (predeceased by Edgar) Pett, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2015 at the age of 60 in Hamilton General Hospital.

She was surrounded by her loving family who feel a great emptiness after her leaving. Linda was a gentle soul who neither needed, nor wanted, anything more from life than a good book and a beautiful garden.

She is greatly missed by her coworkers and friends of more than 23 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Niagara Falls Humane Society are appreciated.

A Celebration of Life will take place in the near future.

"I'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it.
It's just getting out of one car, and into another."
- John Lennon.

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WELKER, Joan (Burrowes) Welker, Obituary | Print |

WELKER, Joan (nee Burrowes) -

After a long courageous battle with cancer, Joan passed away on June 17, 2015, in her 86th year, surrounded by her loving family.

Predeceased by her parents Charlie and Lillian Burrowes, her husband Bill, her son Wayne, and her sister Lily Ward.

A loving mother to Susan Clark and Karen Welker (Eddie). A loving grandmother of Ashley Bertrand (Nathan), Kelly Clark, and Elisa Welker. A great-grandmother to five grandsons, all of whom she greatly adored.

As per her wishes, cremation has taken place.

In Joan's memory, please consider making a donation to the SPCA or the Canadian Cancer Society.


CARVIEL, John 'Ernie' Carviel, Obituary | Print |

CARVIEL, John "Ernie" -


It is with profound sadness the family announces the passing of Ernie at the Juravinski Hospital on June 16, 2015 surrounded by his family.

He is now free of his earthly restrictions and reunited with his loving wife Joan of 58 years (predeceased 2009). Left to mourn his passing is his constant and loving companion over the past 5 years Margaret Mans and Ernie's children, grandchildren, and great-grand- children; Cathy (Rick Smith, Tamara, Amanda, Kevin, Cara), Jeff (Evie, Jessie, Everett, Aaron, John), Judy (Dan Gregg), and Wendy (Dan MacQueen, Special Papa to Connor, Callum and Alexis).

We have a lifetime of love and memories including his infectious sense of humour, steadfast commitment to his family, and unconditional love to those closest to him.

Special brother and uncle to Grace Martin and her children.

Others saddened by Ernie's passing are Margaret's children and family and friends in Florida where he spent many winters enjoying retirement.

Ernie was the founder of the Hamilton Steel City Squares and enjoyed a lifetime of camaraderie with all of his Square Dancing family. He was a Stelco retiree with over 36 years of dedicated service.

Our family would like to recognize the thoughtful, and compassionate care received from the staff at the Wellington Retirement home. Thank you to all the staff at the Stonechurch Family Practice Unit, and a special thank you to Dr. Heather Waters for all of her compassionate care over the years.

Visitation at P.X. DERMODY FUNERAL HOME , 796 Upper Gage Ave. Hamilton, ON on Sunday, June 21st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday, June 22nd at 11 a.m. Burial to take place.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation for the excellent care he received from many at St. Joseph's (including the Firestone Chest and Allergy Clinic and the Hematology Out Patient Services, including nurses, clerks and Linda his special Guardian Angel).

"Good Bye, Papa"… Your Ship has Sailed … Rest in Paradise

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CRAIG, Margaret (Haworth) Craig, Obituary | Print |

CRAIG, Margaret (nee: Haworth) -

At Tranquility Place on Tuesday June 16th 2015 in her 94th year.

Predeceased by her husband Albert. Loving mother of Tom Craig and dear grandmother of Michelle Craig.

Predeceased by sisters Jean Bartle, Doris Gordon, Grace Scott and brother Bob Haworth.

The family will receive friends at the "THORPE BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL" 96 West Street , Brantford, ON on Friday June 19th from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. A Celebration of her life will be held in the chapel at 2:00 pm. Interment.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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FELKER, Irene Felker, Obituary | Print |

FELKER, Irene -

Passed away June 16, 2015 at the Hamilton General Hospital in her 81st year.

Wife of George, mother of Dave, Robert, Mike, Ann and Billy Cole. Grandmother of twelve grandchildren and fourteen great- grandchildren.

Will be sadly missed by family and friends.


FOSTER, Kathleen Elizabeth Rae Foster, Obituary | Print |

FOSTER, Kathleen Elizabeth Rae -

Unexpectedly passed away at her home on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the age of 30 years.

Beloved wife of Patrick James Foster. Loving mother of Deborah May and Allison Kathleen Foster.

Dear daughter of Laverne Charles Glintz and Margaret Kathleen Ritchie. Sister of Heather Alexandra Glintz. Daughter-in-law of Philip Floyd Foster (Kathy) and Deborah Brown.

Kathleen will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her extended family, friends and Legions of Loyal Admirers.

A gathering to celebrate her life will be held at the home of Mary Hertel, 34 John Street, Hagersville, Ontario on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to Patrick Foster in Trust for her daughters.

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HAMILTON, Irene (Sinnaeve) Hamilton Obituary | Print |

HAMILTON, Irene (nee Sinnaeve) -

Entered into eternal rest suddenly on June 16, 2015 just short of her 90th birthday.

Irene was the loving wife of the late William. Dear mother of John and wife Elizabeth; late Mary Weigl; Larry and wife Karen Hamilton; Judy Desormeaux and partner Shawn Garratt. Treasured grandma of Perry, Jeff; Renee, Melanie; Darryl, Brent, Justin (Jarrica), Cory, Brandon and “Baby Boy”. Great-grandma of Alex, Jocelyn, Matthew, Lucas, Jessika, Megan, Maryssa, Colton, Riley, Austin, Emily, Mackenzie, Adam, Brooklyn, and Neveah. Great-great-grandma of Hailey, Jayden and Carson. Loved sister of Edna Brockman (Alphonse); Genevieve Herman (late John); Daniel Sinnaeve (Gail); and the late Urban Sinnaeve (Agnes), Yvonne Gevaert (Camille) and Marda Sweetman (Jack). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Irene was a long time and dedicated volunteer with the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Essex.

Irene is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home, 128 Talbot St. N in Essex, Ontario on Thursday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.

The funeral service will take place from the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow.

Donations may be made to the Salvation Army – Essex Community Church.

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HOWLETT, Barbara Jane Howlett, Obituary | Print |

HOWLETT, Barbara Jane -

Howlett_BarbaraPassed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Hamilton General Hospital in her 89th year.

Loving wife of the late Roy Howlett (1984). Treasured mother of Marney (Alex), Patti, Barbara (Chuck). Beloved Gramma of Matthew (Elisa), Christopher (Holly), Patrick (Heather); Andrew (Trish), Michael (Miranda); Carly (Jeff), Erin (Jamie), and Daniel.  “The best-ever G.G.” to Samantha and Daniel; Julia, Daniel, Liam, and Reid; Connor, Cohen, and Callum.

Her fun-loving spirit and zest for life will be greatly missed by all.

A very special thank-you to the staff of Rehab B2 North especially Dr. V. Chari, Dr. Gary Palak, and all the nurses for their compassionate care.

According to Mom’s explicit instructions, cremation has taken place.

If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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McKINNON, Kevin McKinnon, Obituary | Print |

McKINNON, Kevin -

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 16, 2015 at the age of 87.

Loving husband of Heloise (nee LeBlanc). Loving father of Heather Husslage, Maureen MacIntyre (Jerry Bacon), Donna Arnold (Rick) and Dan (Joanne). Cherished Papa of Jennifer, Matthew; Dan, Stephen; Lauren, Mark; Kevin and David.

Loving son of the late Dan S. and Aileen. Loving brother of Marie, and predeceased by his siblings Frances, Mary, Eileen, Dorothy, and Peggy. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Kevin was a proud member of the Hamilton Police Force for over 30 years, and served in the Canadian Navy during the Korean War, and was also a past president of the Korean War Veterans Association.

A special thanks to Mary "Winnie" Davis, for being an extraordinary neighbour and friend whose support over the years has been greatly appreciated, and Marites "Tess" Peralta-Abenojar, for making it possible for Kevin to remain in his home.

Additional thanks to the staff from Bayshore Home Health, CBI Home Health, the Carlisle Retirement Residence, and St. Elizabeth's Healthcare.

Visitation will be held at P.X. DERMODY FUNERAL HOME , 796 Upper Gage Ave. (between Mohawk and Fennell) Hamilton, ON on Friday, June 19, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (305 East 37th St.), on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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

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RILEY, Lois Ann (Leetham) Riley, Obituary | Print |

RILEY, Lois Ann (Leetham) -

Riley_LoisPassed away at home on June 16, 2015 in her 58th year.

Beloved wife of Glen. Loving mother of Jodie (Darryl Mamela) and Leslie Riley (Tim Thayer). Proud grandmother of Andrea, Victoria, and Riley Ann.

Dear daughter of Lois and the late James Leetham. Remembered by her brother, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Markey-Dermody Funeral Home, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth) Hamilton, ON on Friday June 19, 2015 from 12 noon – 1 pm. The Funeral Service will be held in the chapel at 1 o'clock. Cremation to follow.

As an expression of sympathy donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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ROLKE, Addison Jenner Rolke Obituary | Print |

ROLKE, Addison Jenner -

Rolke_AddisonIt is with tremendous sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Addison at 7 years of age. On Tuesday June 16, 2015, surrounded by family and best friends, Addison died peacefully at the McMaster Sick Kids Hospital after a very short and brave battle with cancer.

Survived by her loving parents, Jeff and Nancy, loving and treasured sister Alicia, and her grandparents Jane & Bob (predeceased) Jenner and Margaret & Robert (predeceased) Mairs.

Cherished friend of Sue, Jim, Ella & Maya Doucher. Forever in the hearts of her aunts and uncles Larry & Susan Jenner, Sheila & John Bateman, Alan & Jane Jenner, Gaileen Willick & Laurie Ostrosky, Barry & Shelley Willick, Dawn Rolke, Marie & Dennis Feltz and James Bylund (Godfather).

Dear cousin to Chris, Emily & Dave, Katie & Pat, Aiden, Owen, Matthew, Erin, Courtney, Nathan, Brendyn & Charissa, Ethan, Danielle, Rhett, Lennon & Luther. Treasured by adopted uncles Geoff Morris and Brian Valvasori and Godmother Emily Jenner-Carey. Sweetly remembered by her many friends and classmates.

She was our life, our love, our light and our laughter since the day she arrived. We will love you forever, our beautiful Tiger.

Special thanks to McMaster's Dr. Adam Fleming, Jo-Anne, Ben, Cindy. Maria, Barb and the nursing staff in 3Y for their kindness and support.

Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., Georgetown, Ontario on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, June 20th at 2:00 pm.

Contributions to the Ronald McDonald House in Hamilton or the McMaster Sick Kids Hospital in her memory would be appreciated.

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WINTER, Bertha Winter, Obituary | Print |

WINTER, Bertha -

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Bertha Winter on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in her 88th year.

She will be greatly missed by her husband of 68 years, Gene, her daughters Patty and husband Scott, Kathy and her husband Ted, Maryanne who left us too soon in 2006 and her husband Carmen, her son Bob and wife Jenny.

Predeceased by her brother John Nemeth and his wife Dzidra, her sister Margaret Csomos and her husband John. She will be fondly remembered by Joe and Dorothy Winter and John and Donna Winter, other family members and friends.

Bertha was a loving mom and wife who enjoyed spending time at the family cottage on Long Point, gardening, cooking delicious feasts for her family, being mischievous playing cards, beating us at checkers and having a quick wit and a wonderful sense of humour. C

remation has taken place and a private family celebration of Bertha's life will follow.

Thank you to the wonderful staff at the Aldershot wing at the Brant Centre for taking care of our mom.

Donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society.

You are my sunshine... my only sunshine

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AMORE, Elizabeth Anne (Parsons) Amore, Obituary | Print |

AMORE, Elizabeth Anne (nee Parsons) -

Reunited with her loving husband Carmen on June 15, 2015.

Anne will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial Gathering at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton, ON on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Interment. Reception to follow at Cresmount Funeral Home, Upper James Chapel, 1020 Upper James Street.

If desired, donations may be made to the Juravinski Hospital in Anne's memory.

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BERESH, Twila Aurize Beresh, Obituary | Print |

BERESH, Twila Aurize -

Born August 23, 1932 in Dunnville, Ontario; Passed away, supported by the prayers of her family on Monday, June 15, 2015 in Hamilton, Ontario.

A devoted wife to her husband William who preceded her in death March 18, 1981.

A loving mother of Robert and wife Sharon, Julia and husband Michael, Jeffrey and wife Sandra. Loving grandmother of Matthew (Diana), Adam (Melissa), Michael (Lizanne), Jeremy (Vanessa), Sarah (Peter), Nathan (Emily), and Alannah, all of whom she greatly adored.

She came to know Jesus Christ as her Saviour in her early teens. Twila was an active member of Elliott Heights Baptist Church. She served as a Registered Nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital for over thirty years.

Friends and family are invited to call at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME - FENNELL CHAPEL, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton, ON on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 7-9 p.m., and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2015.

The funeral service will be held at Elliott Heights Baptist Church, 1300 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 11 a.m. Interment.

Donations to the Larch Afterschool Program in care of Elliott Heights Baptist Church would be appreciated by the family.

"She will be greatly missed"

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CHIAPPETTA, Francesca (Flora) (Coscarella) Chiappetta, Obituary | Print |

CHIAPPETTA, Francesca (Flora) (nee Coscarella) -

Chiappetta_FloraIt is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing our dear mother, and Nonna surrounded by her loving family at St. Peter’s Hospital on Monday, June 15, 2015 in her 93rd year.

She is now reunited with her beloved husband, Francesco, (March 29, 2014) with which she celebrated 67 years of marriage.

Left to mourn her passing are her children who meant everything to her, Louie and Angie, Fabio and Pat, Sara and the late Vince Vizzari, Mary and Saba Wakileh, Vince and Josie, her grandchildren who she loved so much, Richie and Aleka, Cristina and Liam, Andrea and Stefan, Jacob, Frank, Justin, Gianni, Elena, Peggy, Martin and her great grandchildren Tessa, Gabriel, Christopher, Sean, and Sara who were the joy in her life.

Dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Concetta Coscarella, the late Rocco and Sarah Coscarella, Alessandro and Anna Granata, the late Aida Granata, Frank and Sylvia Granato, and Mario and Adele Granata.

Flora will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, family and friends but especially by her nephew Frank De Cicco, and nieces Anna and Santo Liota and Imma Refosco who treated her like a second mother.

Special thank you to all the wonderful staff at St. Peter’s Hospital for making her last days comfortable.

Flora was born on April 12, 1923 in Amantea, Cosenza, Italy and was very proud of her roots. She enjoyed many pleasures in life but will be fondly remembered for her selflessness and her many, many sacrifices she made for her family.

Resting at FRISCOLANTI FUNERAL CHAPEL, 43 Barton St. E. Hamilton, ON on Friday, June 19 from 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. Vigil Prayers on Friday at 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at All Souls Church on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow.

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DONALD, Edward Francis Donald, Obituary | Print |

DONALD, Edward Francis -


Peacefully passed away Monday June 15, 2015.

In lieu of a service, donations may be made to the Stedman Community Hospice in Ted's honour.


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