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HARDING, Marie Harding Obituary | Print |

HARDING, Marie -

Harding_MariePassed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday June 18, 2015, in her 93rd year.

Loving and dearest friend and husband of 57 years to Laurie, cherished mother to Sharon and Shirley.

Beloved sister to Shirley (Harry; deceased), and predeceased by her brother Wilf (Gayle). Dear sister-in-law and friend to Mary, Joan (Jack), Tommy (Nancy); predeceased by Eddie (Loraine) and Helen. Dear aunt and great-aunt too many nieces and nephews.

Special thank you to Dr. M. J. Stephenson, Julie, Domenic and the staff of Evergreen Retirement Community, Mississauga, for exceptional care and support.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the H.S.P.C.A. would be appreciated.

Family and friends will be received at the DODSWORTH & BROWN FUNERAL HOME – “ANCASTER CHAPEL”, 378 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, Ontario on Tuesday, June 23rd from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., with vigil prayers at 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Parish, 11 Wilson Street West, Ancaster, on Wednesday June 24th at 11 a.m., with interment to follow.

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KENNEDY, Stephen Joseph Kennedy Obituary | Print |

KENNEDY, Stephen Joseph -

Kennedy_Stephen(1954 - 2015) - On the morning of June 18th, 2015, Stephen Joseph Kennedy passed peacefully in his sleep at Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton.

Stephen leaves behind his wife of many years, Sharon MacDonald, daughter Kathleen Kennedy, son Brock Kennedy and daughter-in-law Lisa Kennedy.

Retired teacher for the HWDSB, spending the majority of his career at Barton Secondary school in Hamilton. Stephen touched the lives of many people through his coaching of baseball and hockey, and positive attitude.

He was a father, husband, son, brother, a friend, a mentor, a traveller, a musician and artist, a writer, photographer, athlete, cook, and radio personality at CFMU. He will be greatly missed by many but never forgotten.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday June 23rd from 7pm-9pm at Marlatt Funeral Home, 195 King St. W in Dundas, Ontario. A family only service will be held the following day.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John's Kitchen and the Working Centre in Kitchener Ontario would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be given at the visitation or through their website at theworkingcentre.org.

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MATTACHINI, Bernice Caroline Mattachini, Obituary | Print |

MATTACHINI, Bernice Caroline -

Mattachini_BerniceOur family is deeply saddened to announce the peaceful passing of Bernice in her 82nd year, on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Beloved wife of Primo for over 60 years. Devoted and loving mother to Bob (Sara), Terri, Paul and Brian. Grandmother to Chris (Sofia) and Steve. Devoted daughter of the late Walter Dombrowski and daughter- in-law of the late Emidio and Natalina Mattachini.

She will be sincerely missed by her dear Aunt Kay Dombroski (late Joe) and sisters-in-law Angie Jaczenko (late Jim) and Margaret Mattachini (late Vic). She will be forever cherished by her loving cousins Eleanor Petrovsky and Patti Gilkes, relatives, friends and neighbours.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Aunt Eleanor and Aunt Angie for their constant care and compassion to Bernice over the years.

Bernice enjoyed life to its fullest and was very proud of her Polish heritage. She loved animals, bowling, cooking, singing and playing her harmonica. She was very devoted to her family and always had a positive attitude.

Special thanks to all the Nephrologists who took care of Bernice especially Dr. Krepinsky, (Ruby), the St. Joseph's Dialysis Unit, Nephrology and Renal Transplant Units and Dr. Woods, (Greg) Palliative Care.

The family would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Khera, nurses and staff in (E-Wing) at Macassa Lodge who took exceptional care of Bernice in her last few months. Their constant care and compassion was sincerely appreciated by our family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation (Dialysis Unit) or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Visitation will be at the FRISCOLANTI FUNERAL CHAPEL, 43 Barton St. East (near James St.)Hamilton, ON on Monday, June 22, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Vigil prayers at 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church (830 Barton St. E.) Cremation to follow.

Forever in our Hearts, Mom "Love You!"

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PETERSON, Ronald William Peterson, Obituary | Print |

PETERSON, Ronald William -

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Ron, suddenly at his home on Thursday, June 18, 2015 in his 76th year.

Beloved husband of Susan Betty Peterson (nee Grec) for 30 years. Much loved father of Lori (Walter) Marchut, Andrea (Todd) Abrey and Lori (Darryl) Morgan.

Loving son of the late Ralph and Roberta Peterson. Sadly missed by his eight siblings. Cherished grandfather of Janelle, Katie, Addison and Tabitha.

Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and his Church family.

A Private Memorial Service will take place at a later date. Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency gratefully appreciated.


REARDON, Thomas Laurence Patrick Sean Reardon, Obituary | Print |

REARDON, Thomas Laurence Patrick Sean -

Patrick Reardon passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, at sunrise on June 18, 2015 at the age of 81.

Loving and devoted father to Jennifer (Mueller). Cherished Grandpa and "Grumps" to Katie and Joshua.

Patrick was predeceased by his wife, Elaine.

He was always the gentleman who lived his life the way he wanted. He will be greatly missed.

In keeping with Patrick's wishes, his body has been donated to Western University's School of Anatomy.

A Celebration of Life will be planned in his honour, with details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre.

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SIMATOVIC, Anica Simatovic, Obituary | Print |


Simatovic_AnicaAt St. Peter's Hospital on June 18, 2015 at the age of 77.

Reunited with her loving husband Paul (2013).

Dear mother of Andre and his wife Lidiya and grandmother of Phoenix, Luna, Lluvia, and Pavla-Andiya.

Anica will forever live on in the heart of her sister Cathy Zgorelec of Lethbridge, Alberta. Dear sister-in-law of Mile of Croatia, Mato of Hamilton, Petar and Mary of Stoney Creek, Kata and Martin Oreskovic of London, Manda and Greg Butkovic of Winona, Marko of Hamilton and sister-in-law Anita of Burlington. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the MARKEY DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1774 King Street East, Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday from 5-9 p.m. Prayer Service Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass on Monday, June 22nd at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church (63 Highway 20 East Elfrida). Interment.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, designated for Pancreatic Cancer would be greatly appreciated.

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STRICKLAND, Major Ronald Edward Strickland Obituary | Print |

STRICKLAND, Major (Retired) Ronald Edward, C.D. -

Strickland_Ron(1936 - 2015)

It is with profound sadness and infinite love, that we announce the passing of Major (Retired) Ronald Edward Strickland, C.D. at the age of 79, on June 18, 2015 at Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton.

Loving and adoring husband of 51 years to Marion F. Strickland (nee: Johnston). Beloved only brother, Roy William Strickland (Anne) of North Vancouver, B.C. Cherished father of Peter Edward Strickland (Lynn) of Charlotte, N.C. and Wendy Ferne Seidlitz (Eric) of Dundas, ON. Loving grandfather of Adam, Parker, Spencer and Henry.

Predeceased by his parents, Alfred E. (1946) and Mary O. (2001) Strickland.

Ron served 35 years in the RCASC and CF serving in Egypt (May 1961-62) and Syria (April- October 1975). Following his retirement from the military, Ron served as the Emergency Planning Officer for the City of London, Ontario and Middlesex County.

Extra special thanks to Dr. Mel for your loving care. For the past 20 years, Ron enjoyed life at Villages of Glancaster, especially a good poker game and a glass of wine.

Visitation will be held at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME - 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton, Ontario on Sunday, June 21st from 7-9pm. A Chapel Service will be held on Monday, June 22nd at 1pm. Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warriors.

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VARRASSO, Giuseppe Varrasso, Obituary | Print |

VARRASSO, Giuseppe "Joe" -

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Juravinski Hospital on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the age of 75.

Loved husband of Anna for 53 wonderful years. Cherished father of Patricia (Frank), Rob (Peri) and Joseph Jr. (Marina). Beloved grandfather of Matthew, Gregory, Nicole, Luke, Jake, Nicholas and Michael. Brother of Antonietta (the late Zenobio), Nunzio (the late Ermelinda) and Corrado (the late Anna).

Predeceased by his brother Camillo (Finisia) and his parents Carlo and Domenica.

Joe will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Joe was a hard working electrician by trade, skilled gardener and a member of the local Sons of Italy.

Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 454 Highway #8 (east of Millen Road), STONEY CREEK, ON, on Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with a Prayer Vigil at 8:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, 304 Highway #8, Stoney Creek on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 10 a.m. Entombment.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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D'OLIVEIRA, Gabriel "Gabes" "Dolly" D'Oliveira - Obituary | Print |

D'OLIVEIRA, Gabriel "Gabes" "Dolly" -

DOliveira_GabrielPeacefully passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at St. Peter's Hospital in Hamilton, after a brave struggle with cancer at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Lilith "Lil" for 57 years and loving father of Rosemarie, Ronald and Helen. He was the son of the late Anthero and Olympia D'oliveira, brother of the late Theresa Xavier, Julietta Mitchell, Veronica Mark, Rita, Joseph and John; he is survived by his sister Cecilia Troja.

A Funeral Mass celebrating Gabriel's life will be offered at Canadian Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, Main St W., at Emerson St., on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Memorial donations in Gabriel's name would be gratefully received in lieu of flowers by Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation or St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Foundation.


DAL BELLO, Norma Antonia (Rizzetto) Dal Bello, Obituary | Print |

DAL BELLO, Norma Antonia (nee Rizzetto) -

Dal_Bello_NormaPeacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Wednesday June 17th 2015 in her 80th year.

Loving mother of Loretta (Nick), Mark (Doris) and David (Marilyn). Dear grandmother of Vanessa, Erikka, Adam and Katie. She will be remembered by Lino.

Dear sister of Glaudio (Joe) Rizzetto, predeceased by her brother Silvano Rizzetto. Sister-in-law to Mary Rizzetto.

The family will receive friends at the "THORPE BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL" 96 West Street, Brantford, ON on Friday June 19th from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm with Parish Rosary at the funeral home at 8:00 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church, 235 Brant Avenue on Saturday June 20th at 10:00 am. Interment.

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DEAR, Debbie Dear, Obituary | Print |

DEAR, Debbie -

Dear_DebbiePassed away peacefully, on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015, in her 61st year.

Beloved wife of Chris William Sopko for over 37 years. Loving mother of Aaron Dear-Sopko (Amanda Burns), and Megan Margaret Dear-Sopko. Devoted grandmother of Mackenzie, Maddison, and Kendra.

She is survived by her loving sisters Susan (Ted) Davies, and Laurie (Craig) Coneybeare, and brothers Rick (Pat), and Tom.

Predeceased by her parents Frank and Margaret Dear.

She will also be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends will be received at Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Avenue, Brantford, ON on Friday, June 19, 2015 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11:00 am. Cremation.

Donations to the University Hospital, London, ON - Liver Transplant Unit would be appreciated.

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DEXTER, Clifford Dexter, Obituary | Print |

DEXTER, Clifford -

Suddenly on June 17, 2015 at the age of 76 at the Juravinski Hospital.

Loving husband to Cynthia and father to John. Brother of George Dexter and Muriel Leyland.

Cremation has taken place a memorial service will be held at a later date for family and friends.


FOSTER, Norma Blanche Foster, Obituary | Print |

FOSTER, Norma Blanche -

In sadness, but with grateful hearts for a life well lived, the family of Norma Foster announces her passing on June 17, 2015, in her 93rd year.

Predeceased by her loving husband Cliff (1995). Will be sadly missed by her children Val (Paul) Simington and Jeff (Joanne) Foster. Dear Nana and Nannie to Darren (Cindy), Jill (Chris), Christine (Steve), Scott, Brian (Shawna), and Andrew (Kara). Great-Nana to Shaila, Cole, Morgan, Annabelle, Samantha, Ethan, Kate, Mason.

Fondly remembered by Maryanne Vizzari and family.

We extend our appreciation to the kind and thoughtful staff at Ridgeview Long Term Care Centre.

Norma's cremation has already taken place. Her family will receive friends at P.X. DERMODY FUNERAL HOME , 796 Upper Gage Ave., Hamilton, ON on Thursday, June 18th from 6-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, June 19th at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at a later date.

If desired, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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GILBERTSON, Merrilyn Gilbertson, Obituary | Print |

GILBERTSON, Merrilyn -

Surrounded by family, Merrilyn passed away suddenly on June 17, 2015, at the Hamilton General Hospital, at the age of 73.

Predeceased by her loving husband Paul. Cherished mother of Stephen and his wife Amanda. Dear grandmother of Brooklyn and Grayson.

Survived by her sister Sandra and her husband Marc Lachance.

Sadly missed by brother-in-law James Manning.

Memorial service will be at the M.A. CLARK & SONS FUNERAL HOME (567 Upper Wellington Street), Hamilton, ON on Tuesday, June 23rd at 11:00 a.m.

Donations to the S.P.C.A. would be greatly appreciated.

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HOTRUM, Steven Hotrum, Obituary | Print |

HOTRUM, Steven -

Passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in his 59th year.

Beloved son of Joan Hotrum. Dear brother of Janice Killeen, Billy Hotrum, George Hotrum, Linda Hill (nee Hotrum), Darlene Hotrum, Louise Schoenburg and Susan Richard.

Also remembered by many other family members and friends.

At the family's request, cremation has taken place.

"Loved you then, love you now, love you always."


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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