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STAPLETON, Allan 'Ig' Stapleton Obituary | Print |

STAPLETON, Allan 'Ig' -

(July 13, 1947 - May 13, 2015) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Allan "Ig" Stapleton, loving husband of Marie and devoted father of Jeffrey (Natalie).

Allan is survived by his brothers John (Mary), Harold (Gerri), Neal (Molly), and Bill (Theresa), as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

Allan and his wife Marie met in 1966 in Grand Falls, Newfoundland and married in London, Ontario in 1972. They settled in Guelph where Allan enjoyed a successful and fulfilling career as an engineer in the packaging industry.

When not at work, Allan loved spending time with family and friends near the water, cheering on his beloved Blue Jays and, more recently, spending winters in Florida with Marie. He will be remembered for his sense of humour, patience, and blunt honesty.

Visitation will be held at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton, Ontario on Friday, May 15th from 5 - 9 pm. Vigil prayers at the funeral home Friday from 7 - 7:30 pm.

The funeral will be held at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, 1694 Upper James Street, Hamilton on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to a charity of one's choice in Allan's name would be appreciated by the family.

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SUTTON-THOMPSON, Greta Fay (Jackson) Sutton-Thompson, Obituary | Print |

SUTTON-THOMPSON, Greta Fay (nee Jackson) -



Peacefully in her sleep on May 13, 2015 at Juravinski Hospital in her 68th year.

Beloved wife of Michael for 42 years. Greta will be deeply missed by her family Robert and Stephanie Berry and their children and Loreli Corpuz and many friends.

Family will receive friends at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton, ON on Monday, May 18th from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, May 19th at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Interment to follow.

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VIVIAN, Hazel Vivian, Obituary | Print |

VIVIAN, Hazel -

At the Brantford General Hospital on Wednesday May 13, 2015. Hazel Vivian nee Detheridge in her 97th year.

Wife for 65 years of the late Richard Vivian. Mother and best friend of Jean Chivers.

Dear sister of Walter (Elinor) Detheridge. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Pre-deceased by brothers Malcolm, Lawrence, Harold and Kelvin and sisters Elsie and Margaret.

Friends will be received at the DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford, ON on Friday May 15th from 10 to 11 a.m. Service to follow in the chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment.

Donations to the Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario appreciated.

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ABRAM, John (Johnie) Jellicoe Abram, Obituary | Print |

ABRAM, John (Johnie) Jellicoe -

Abram_JohnPassed away, on May 12, 2015, in Waterloo, Ontario, at the age of 95.

He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on November 15, 1919, to the late Marie Abraham (Locke) and John Annette. He was adopted at the age of 8 by Christy Ann Morrison in Lower St. Esprit, Cape Breton.

Predeceased by his wives Christene (MacLeod) and Annie (Rasmussen), two half-sisters, Agnes and Ivy who were lost in the Halifax Explosion of 1917, half-brother Maurice Abraham and step-brothers Dan Alex and John D. Morrison.

Although Johnie had no children of his own in his heart he adopted 10 step-children and was fondly known as Grampa Johnie to their children.

Johnie was ever marked by his experiences while serving his country as a Trooper in the 8th Canadian Reconnaissance Regiment, 2nd Division, or 8th Recce, during WWII. He proudly served in Europe from 1943 to 1946.

With his return to Canada he worked in Hamilton, Ontario until his retirement from the City of Hamilton in 1980.

Christene and Johnie retired to Stirling, Cape Breton, she passed in 2001. He moved to Stellarton, NS in 2004 with his marriage to Annie who too quickly passed in 2006. He lived independently until the fall of 2014 when he returned to Ontario.

Johnie was a life-long student of Gaelic and loved to share in the language.

Cremation has taken place and his remains will be returned to his beloved Framboise, Cape Breton.

He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.

Gus am bris an là.

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BROWN, Duncan McPherson Brown, Obituary | Print |

BROWN, Duncan McPherson (RN) -

At St. Peter's Hospital, Hamilton, on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, Duncan passed away in his 83rd year.

Duncan leaves behind his dear wife of 54 years, Margaret (nee Scott). Loving father to his children, Linda, Catherine, and Duncan (Kerri), caring Papa to Brittany (Andy), Natalie (Matt), Kyle, Drew, Cameron, and Lyla, and Great-Grandfather to Lilly.

Duncan will also be remembered by his many relatives in Scotland.

The Family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of St. Peter's.

At Duncan's request, there will be no funeral services.


GROCHOT, Molly (Jaskiewicz) Grochot, Obituary | Print |

GROCHOT, Molly (nee Jaskiewicz) -

Grocot_MollyReunited on her 59th wedding anniversary with her beloved husband Joseph (2010), Molly peacefully passed away at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on May 12, 2015 in her 77th year.

Loving mother of Joe (Elaine), Jim (Sue), John (Pam), and Janice (Mujeeb) Rehman. #1 Baba to Stephen (Jamie), Benjamin, Krystina (Anthony), Melissa, Jordan, Tyler, Chanel, Olivia, Cooper, Reagan and predeceased by grandson Brandon. Cherished great-grandmother to her dolly Ava.

Dear sister to Johnny (Colleen) Jaskiewicz, Frances and Morris Klem, Vicky (the late Raymond Jaskiewicz) and their family. Dear sister-in-law of the late Mary Nowac, Olek (Annia) of France and two sisters in Poland; Genka and Sofia and their families.

Will be forever remembered by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends in Canada, Poland and France.

Past President and long time member of the CWL of St. Stanislaus Church.

A heartfelt thank you to the kind, caring and compassionate staff at Albright Manor.

Visitations will be held at MARKEY-DERMODY FUNERAL HOME , 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth) Hamilton, Ontario on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Vigil prayers on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Incarnation of Our Blessed Lord Church (Barton St. at Nash) on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 9 a.m. Entombment.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Diabetes Association or Albright Manor would be appreciated.

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HUMPHREYS, Jane Elizabeth Humphreys, Obituary | Print |

HUMPHREYS, Jane Elizabeth -

Humphreys_JaneIt is with great sadness that the family of Jane Elizabeth Humphreys (nee Ballantine) announce her death on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in her 76th year.

Beloved wife of Ronald for 55 years. Dear mother of David (Karen), Jane (Gordon Maitland), Timothy (Robin) and Sarah (Don Mikolich). Loved Nan to her darling grandchildren Andrew, William, Hannah, Timothy, Ryker, Johnathon, Olivia, James and Adam.

Loved Aunt and good friend.

Jane is predeceased by her dear sister Elsie Raven (2014) and many friends and family members who have now greeted her on the other side.

She is survived by her sister Marie Ballantine and many more family members, friends and neighbours who will miss her.

Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton, ON on Saturday, May 16th from 1 pm until time of service at 2 pm in the chapel, officiated by The Rev. Canon Wm. Cliff. Reception will follow.

Donations in memory of Jane may be made to the Arthritis Society.

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IPPOLITO, Calogera 'Lilla' Ippolito, Obituary | Print |

IPPOLITO, Calogera 'Lilla'  -

Ippolito_Calogera(March 29, 1935 - May 12, 2015)

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Calogera (Lilla) Ippolito at St. Peter's Hospital, surrounded by her family at age 80.

Born in Racalmuto, Sicily, Lilla was the daughter of the late Luigi and the late Giuseppina Ippolito. Predeceased by her beloved sister Angela Billone and the late Joseph Billone.

Lilla is survived by her faithful and most loving sister Concetta Ippolito and her cherished sister Sr. Enrica (Luigina) of Modica, Sicily. Also survived by sisters Maria and the late Salvatore Campanella, Giuseppina and Niccolo Giancani, Grazia and Franco Cannizzaro and Salvina and Ed Timmins and the late Giovanni D'Alberto. Lilla will be remembered as the sweetest aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Former employee of St. Joseph's Hospital.  A strong, compassionate, caring and dignified woman, Lilla will be missed by many friends and relatives in Hamilton and Italy.

 A special thanks to her niece Tania D'Alberto who has been by her Zia's side during her greatest time of need and support. The family is grateful to the staff of St. Peter's for their wonderful and tender care. We mourn the passing of this kind, gentle and beautiful soul but know she is in the comforting embrace of the Lord.

Visitation at the FRISCOLANTI FUNERAL CHAPEL, 43 Barton Street East (near James Street), Hamilton, Ontario on Thursday, May 14th from 5 - 9 p.m. Vigil Prayers at 8 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be offered at All Souls Church, on Friday, May 15th at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow.

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JOSS, Karen Annable Baliva Joss, Obituary | Print |

JOSS, Karen Annable Baliva -

After a short illness on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Juravinski Centre, 47 years of age.

Cherished mother of Cody (Bryanna) and Tanner. Beloved wife of Mike Baliva.

Loving daughter of Kathleen (Kay) and the late Howard Annable.

Dear sister of Tom (Kerri) Annable and the late Kathryn Annable.

Karen worked for the Ontario March of Dimes Outreach Program. She was a recipient of the Canada Medal of Bravery.

A special thanks to a dear friend Loretta Latinovich.

Family will receive friends at Pleasantview Funeral Home, 2000 Merrittville Hwy., Fonthill, ON (corner of Hwy 20 (905) 892-1699) on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. until service time. A Celebration of Life will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

Memorial donations can be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre or the Ontario March of Dimes Outreach Program.

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KOWALSKI, Konstanty Kowalski, Obituary | Print |

KOWALSKI, Konstanty -

Passed away peacefully in his 88th year with family by his side at Hardy Terrace on May 12, 2015.

Beloved husband of Izabella and cherished father of Barbara, both deceased.

Loving uncle of Joanne and Gene Piatek (deceased) and their children Stefanie, Matthew, Steve; Edmund, Ela, Richard, Christopher (deceased) Kowalski, Irene Lowry, Janina, Peter Wright, Margie Phillips and George Kowalski.

Survived by sister-in-law Olga Kowalski. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Agata Kowalski, and brothers Adolf, Alec, Richard, Henry and Marian and sisters-in-law Justyna Kristine Kowalski and Kristine Kowalski.

Konstanty was a veteran of the Polish Second Corps and served in the Second World War in Iraq, Egypt, Italy and England. He fought alongside his Polish and Allied comrades in the pivotal Battle of Monte Cassino (1943).

Family and friends will be received at the DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford, ON on Thursday (today) May 14th from 9:00 am- 10:30 am with Parish Rosary at 9:30 am.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 235 Brant Avenue, Brantford at 11:00 am. Donations to the St. Joseph’s Church Elevator Fund or a special charity of your choice appreciated.

Special thanks to the staff at Hardy Terrace, Dr. Carola Collins and Dr. David Vincent for their care.

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KREMBLEWSKI, Marian Kremblewski, Obituary | Print |




Peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital on May 12, 2015 in his 92nd year.

Beloved husband to the late Eugenia (2003). Loving father to Mark and his wife Darlene MacNevin and grandfather to Sarah and Jordan Kremblewski.

A memorial gathering will be held to celebrate his life on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 3-5 p.m. with tributes said at 4 p.m.

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

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PLETCH, Darrell Pletch - Obituary | Print |

PLETCH, Darrell -

Pletch_DarrellAt his residence in Mount Pleasant, on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, Darrell Pletch, age 41 years.

Beloved son of Keith and Bonnie Pletch of R.R. #3, Teeswater. Loving companion of Leanne Hall of Mount Pleasant. Dear father of Brendan, Alanah, Julia, Talia, Hunter and Brooke.

Dearly loved brother of Kerry Ann and Paul Young of Paris, Jeff and Julaine Pletch of Fergus and Ryan and Amy Pletch of Kincardine. Always remembered by his nieces and nephews.

Darrell was a well respected maintenance manager at Aryzta in Brantford for ten years. He loved boating, camping, fishing and hunting as well as spending time with his family.

Private funeral service will be held. Final resting place in Belgrave.

Memorial donations to a trust fund for Darrell's Children would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


WILLIAMS, Stephen Williams, Obituary | Print |

WILLIAMS, Stephen -

Passed away after a lengthy illness, at Hamilton General Hospital on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in his 63rd year.

Father of three sons. Steve will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Rinda Williams (Mark), sisters Janet, Sally, brother Michael (Marj), and all of his extended family, countless nieces, nephews and friends.

Predeceased by his parents James and Patricia and his brother Barry.

Visitation at MARLATT FUNERAL HOME, 615 Main Street East (east of Sanford Ave.), Hamilton, ON (905-528-6303) on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 1-3 p.m. followed by Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 p.m.

For those who wish, donations in memory of Steve to the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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WOODHAM, Virginia Woodham, Obituary | Print |

WOODHAM, Virginia -


Peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in her 75th year.

Beloved wife of Jeffrey for over 40 years.

Dear sister of Judy (Clark Georgardis) and their family.

Member of Club 60 Bridge club.

Cremation has taken place. At Virginia’s request there is to be no funeral service.




ZSEMBERI, Elza (Bodnar) Zsemberi, Obituary | Print |

ZSEMBERI, Elza (nee Bodnar) -

Zsemberi_ElzaMarch 19, 1932 - May 12, 2015

It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our most beloved mother, in her 84th year.

Elza was born in Thuin, Belgium.

She will be greatly missed by her children Judy (Peter) McHarg and Mark Zsemberi (Jeanette Schroder). She was the best grandmother of Scott, Andrea and Devan McHarg and Jensen Zsemberi.

Survived by brothers Roger Bodnar (Odette Piret) and Eric Bodnar (Marthe Dubuc), nephews Olivier, Christophe, Laurant and Franck; and great-nephew Elyas.

Predeceased by parents Jean and Vilma Bodnar and brother Emile Bodnar (Josette Mansart).

Elza was a retired employee of Mohawk Hospital Services.

Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Friend, she will be missed by many.

Family and friends will be welcomed at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME - FENNELL CHAPEL, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton, ON for visitation on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 10-11 a.m. The Chapel service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. Interment to follow.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice.

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d' ENTREMONT, Norah Marie d'Entremont, Obituary | Print |

d' ENTREMONT, Norah Marie -

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on May 11, 2015 at Juravinski Hospital.

Daughter of the late Ann (nee George) and John McPhail.

Predeceased by her loving husband Andy. Cherished mother of Laurie (Martin). Grandmother of Blair, Riley, and Spencer. Survived by her brother Terence (Pat), and predeceased by her siblings Dennis, Margaret, Rita, and George Atkinson.

She will be missed by her companion Paul Needham and many nieces and nephews, especially her niece and helper, Sheila.

Special thanks to all of the staff on ICU, CCU, and the third floor at Juravinski Hospital, and The Rosslyn Retirement Home, for their care and compassion.

Visitation will be held at P.X. DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1919 King Street East (between Rosedale and Cochrane)Hamilton, Ontario on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 2:30 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will take place at Incarnation of Our Blessed Lord Parish (400 Pottruff Road North) on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9 a.m. Burial will follow.

Donations can be made to Juravinski Hospital.

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GALLAGHER, William James Gallagher, Obituary | Print |

GALLAGHER, William James -

August 9, 1926 - May 11, 2015

Sadly, the family of "Bill" announces his death in hospital, in his 89th year.

Left to mourn are his wife Edith and his children William Jr. (Tricia), Linda Lord (David), Janet Krisza, David (Elaine), his grandchildren Leah, Andy, Robin, Sam, Joanna, Emily, Cristine and his great-granddaughter Brooklyn.

Predeceased by his first wife Mary (nee Eismont) in November 2004.

Bill's family roots in Hamilton run deep, stretching back centuries and includes his United Empire Loyalist Heritage.

He was the ninth born and youngest child of Raymond and Lillian Gallagher (nee Fairbanks) and predeceased by all of his siblings; Loreen, Raymond, Jean, Edward, Jack, Olive, Lillian and Phyliss. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

He was a WWII Veteran, and spent 15 years as a Hamilton Police Officer before moving on to a career at Dofasco until his retirement in 1987. He was also the proprietor of City Wide Driving School for many years.

Upon retirement, Bill became a tireless volunteer for the VON's Meals on Wheels program, the John Howard Society and the Canadian Red Cross.

He loved to travel and visited many destinations around the world and in Canada. He loved to drive and put many miles on many Volvos during his numerous road trips.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Villa, 56 Governor's Road, Dundas.

In Bill's memory, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Special thanks to his physician, Dr. Bryan Alton, as well as all the staff at Aberdeen Gardens and St. Joseph's Villa for their kindness.

He is much loved and will be dearly missed.

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GRAHAM, Barbara Jean Graham, Obituary | Print |

GRAHAM, Barbara Jean -

Our path is never certain but Barbara Jean Graham has reached her journey's end after a long battle with Alzheimer's on Monday, May 11, 2015 at Grace Villa LTC in Hamilton. Born on March 4, 1933 in Hamilton.

Those who loved her are blessed with the memories and crocheted Christmas stockings she has left behind.

Predeceased by her husband Larry L. Graham and her parents Albert and Barbara Orr, her brother William Berry, her sister June Yorkston and her stepsons Terry and Daniel Graham.

Cherished mother of Heather Graham-Novak and her husband Joseph. Gramma to Amy Hartog (Brandon) and Jess Hartog (Jeremy). Remembered by her step family Dianne Zante (Ches) and grandchildren Melissa Pursley, Sheri Kaufman (Kris) and Michael Pursley (Shannon).

Also remembered by Bonnie Stegemann and her daughter Kim. Loving aunt to Lynda Yorkston, Suzanne Tweddle and her children Tara Pippy (Josh) and their family and Melanie Tweddle (Jeremy).

Barbara served in the Canadian Air Force in British Columbia and was a retiree from West Haldimand General Hospital in Hagersville.

She loved to go to the Tiger Cat games, her visits to Camp Kiawa and being the cheering section at horse shows.

The family are grateful for all those who kept in touch over the years to let us know she was in their thoughts.

To the staff at Grace Villa we cannot thank you enough for the years of wonderful and compassionate care.

In memoriam, please remember mom with a funny story, a smile or a toast. Memories are precious and we can live on in others if we are remembered.

Funeral Service for Barbara will be held at the Hyde & Mott Chapel, R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd., 60 Main St. S., Hagersville, Ontario on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 2 p.m. (visitation from noon until service time). Interment.

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LOCKWOOD, Doreen Beatrice (Woods) Lockwood, Obituary | Print |

LOCKWOOD, Doreen Beatrice (Woods) -

Doreen passed away peacefully, in her 89th year, on May 11, 2015.

She is predeceased by her husband Ken (1984).

Doreen leaves behind her children Linda (Pat), Bonnie (Al) and Bob (Cathie). She will be sadly missed by her granddaughters Cindy, Shelly, Kaylea and Shealyn. Doreen was the proud great-grandmother of five great-grandchildren.

Loved sister to Betty, Shirley and Helen (Jerry). Predeceased by her brother Jack and sister Marie. Beloved "Auntie Doe" to many nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service has taken place.

The family requests donations to the Alzheimer Association, in lieu of flowers.

"We will miss you, Mom, but take comfort in knowing you are finally at peace."


McMULLEN, Bernice Elizabeth McMullen Obituary | Print |

McMULLEN, Bernice Elizabeth -

McMullen_BernicePassed away on Monday, May 11, 2015, in her 93rd year.

Dear daughter of the late Samuel and Violetta McMullen. Loving sister of the late Madeleine McMullen and the late Carman McMullen. Survived by niece Susan and nephews Richard and Craig McMullen.

Bernice was a graduate of the Hamilton General Hospital School of Nursing 1947 and a graduate of University of Toronto; The School of Nursing 1958. Bernice had a very successful career in nursing and nursing administration at Henderson General Hospital in Hamilton. She enjoyed world travel and cheering on the Tiger Cats.

In keeping with Bernice's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private inurnment at a later date at Silver Spire Columbarium will follow. Arrangements entrusted with HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario.

If desired, memorial donations made to The St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation or Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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