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


YATES, Kenneth Yates Obituary | Print |

YATES, Kenneth -

Entered into rest on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Leisureworld in Brantford, at the age of 85.

Loving brother to Florence Yates and Gerald Yates. Ken is also survived by six nieces and three nephews.

Memorial Visitation will take place in Caledonia on Wednesday, November 12th. In keeping with Ken’s wishes, there shall be no service held.


BARNHAM, John Barnham, Obituary | Print |


Barnham_JohnIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John on Saturday, November 8, 2014 in his 82nd year.

Beloved husband of Iris of 57 years. Loving father of Cindy and David (Carol).

He will be deeply missed by his grandsons Jason and Trevor McKay and Bradley and Garrett Barnham.

John was a retired engineer with Stelco after many years of dedicated service.

He enjoyed the years he sang with the Geritol Follies Choir.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington for their care and compassion shown to all of us at this difficult time.

Cremation has taken place. A gathering will take place on Monday, November 17, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. Tributes at 7 p.m., followed by a celebration of John’s life at The Powerhouse Restaurant, Stoney Creek.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carpenter Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family.


CORMIER, Carol Cormier, Obituary | Print |

CORMIER, Carol -

Passed peacefully on November 8, 2014, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness.

She is survived by her children, Denise, Sue (Bob), and Emery, and sister Irene (Joe).

Services will be held at St. Joseph's Villa on Saturday, November 15th at 1 p.m.


CREVAR, George 'Butch' Crevar, Obituary | Print |

CREVAR, George 'Butch' -     "View Family Photos & Express Condolences"

Crevar_GeorgePassed away surrounded by his loving family, at the Juravinski Hospital, on Saturday, November 8, 2014, in his 65th year.

Beloved husband for 40 years of Brenda. Just hours before his passing, he joyfully witnessed the marriage of his daughter Kelly to Nathan Harris and his son Paul to Audrey Naluz-Crevar.

He will also be missed by his brothers, John (Barb), Adam (Sara) and Karl (the late Joan), as well as many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Marko and Dorothea and his sister Annie.

George had a great sense of humour and was an avid Blue Jays Fan. He loved classic cars, listening to music, riding roller coasters, comic books and Star Trek. He was a real family man, enjoying many trips and special moments with those he loved. An eternal optimist, critical thinker and problem solver, George exhibited great strength in all he did.

The family will receive friends at the MARLATT FUNERAL HOME, 615 Main St. East, (east of Sanford), Hamilton on Tuesday, November 11th, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.

A Celebration of George's life will be held in the Marlatt Memorial Chapel on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow.



FESTA, Vittorio Festa, Obituary | Print |

FESTA, Vittorio -

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the age of 87.

Predeceased by his beloved and cherished wife, Domenica, of 56 years.

Vittorio was dearly loved by his many sisters and brothers, especially his dear sister Angiolina Passaro, with whom he shared a special and close bond.

Lovingly remembered and treasured by his many nieces and nephews, who will greatly miss their Zizi.

Vittorio enjoyed the company of his family and friends with whom he shared his many stories.  His genuine, jovial spirit and contagious laughter will be missed. Vittorio will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Juravinski Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 63 Highway 20 East, Stoney Creek on Wednesday, November 12th at 10 a.m. Entombment.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Diabetes Association or Juravinski Hospital would be sincerely appreciated by the family.


HAGIN, Anita Hagin, Obituary | Print |

HAGIN, Anita -    "Express Condolences"

It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Anita on November 8, 2014, in her 94th year.

Survived by her husband Fred, children Ulla, Peter (Friederike), and Debbie (Dave).

Much loved Omi and Mutti of her grandchildren, Judy (Rick), Peter (Veronica), Monica, Jessica and Steven, great-grandchildren Lorelei (Scott), Wyatt, Dina-Rae, Carter and great-great-grandchild Layla.

Cremation has taken place.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of your choice.



MERRITT, Lura Lyn Merritt Obituary | Print |

MERRITT, Lura Lyn -

(1966 - 2014)

Lu left us quietly at Hamilton General Hospital on Saturday, November 8, 2014. 

Her love and loving heart will be missed by all who were privileged to be her friend.  

Lura is survived by her mother and stepfather, Donna and James Real, her “fur-babies” and an extended family. 

Arrangements out of Smithville. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  In celebration of Lura’s spirit for life, participate in a random act of kindness. 

To honour her memory, please consider a donation to the M.S. Society, Hamilton Chapter, or the Hamilton-Burlington SPCA.


SLEE, Alan George Slee Obituary | Print |

SLEE, Alan George -        "Express Condolences"

Slee_AlanAt the age of 63, passed peacefully in Hamilton General Hospital on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

Loving husband of June (Styles), father of Michael (Vanessa), Carl (Amanda), and Philip (Gillian). Grandpa to Sofia, Juliet, and brother to Linda.

Predeceased by parents Harry and Margaret Slee.

A visitation will be held at HETHERINGTON & DEANS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5176 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls on Monday, November 10th from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 PM.

The funeral service will be held at Stamford United Church, 2855 St. Peter Avenue, on Tuesday, November 11th at 1 PM. Interment in Fairview Cemetery.

Donations in Al's memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada would be appreciated.



SLEEMAN, Jack Valentine Sleeman, Obituary | Print |

SLEEMAN, Jack Valentine  -

Jack Peacefully finished the last chapter of his book on November 8, 2014.

He was born to Harvey and Elizabeth on February 14, 1935 in Hamilton, Ontario.

Jack is survived by his adoring, devoted wife Joan, sons Jack and Jonathan Sleeman (Aven Bendickson), daughters Jane Boucher of Ottawa (Brian Boucher and grandsons Jack Sleeman of Truro, Nova Scotia and Michael Boucher of Ottawa) and Jennifer Lambert of Victoria, BC (Bernard Lambert and grandson Liam Lambert).

Jack spent his childhood in Hamilton, Ontario before joining the RCAF. He served 36 years and retired to the town of Duncan, BC. He enjoyed his retirement by walking the dogs, Midnight and Chloe, travelling, and enjoying the garden. He enjoyed reading and watching CFL and classic old movies.

Jack will always be remembered for his big smile, laugh lines, kind heart, and big hugs.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.


ABRAHAM, Stella Maris Abraham Obituary | Print |

ABRAHAM, Stella Maris -

Abraham_StellaPassed peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the arms of her beloved husband, Raul, on Friday November 7th, 2014 at the age of 69.

She will be greeted by her beloved grandmother Maria Ines “Patita” Vidal and her parents Juan Hector and Ofelia Sara Buonanno (De La Vega), and will be greatly missed by her father-in-law Jacinto Abraham (Nelida; deceased) and many other relatives and friends in Argentina.

She will be remembered and deeply missed by her children David, Benjamin and Maria Ines, and her grandchildren James, Brandon, Shelby, Lindsey, Jacqueline, Xavier, Roland, Alicia, Mitchel, Maris and Melody.

Also deeply missed by her brothers Egio Herman Buonanno (Liliana) and Juan Jose Buonanno (Marta; deceased) and her nieces and nephews Edwin, Ariana, Andrea, Silvio (Mayuma) and Geraldine.

Stella was a devoted and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where she will be missed by her brothers and sisters of the church. She was a devoted granddaughter to her Patita, by whose example she became a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She will be remembered by all for her values, teachings, honour and example.

Arrangements out of Ancaster. A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 701 Stonechurch Road East, Hamilton on Thursday, November 13th at 11 a.m.


ANDERSON, Marjory Anderson, Obituary | Print |

ANDERSON, Marjory -

Passed away at the Juravinski Hospital after a lengthy battle.

Predeceased by her husband Bruce. Loving mother to Christopher, Sandra, Tania (Glen),and the late Keith and step-mother of Harold, Richard, Melissa (Tom). Grandmother of Kayla, Kristen, Michael, David, Evan and great-grandmother of Lily and Colton.

Survived by her brother Andy (Mary), sisters Aileen, Annette (Clifton), the late Mary (late Geoffrey), sisters-in-law Gwen (late Pat), Doris (Bill), cousin Dan (Sheena).

Special friend of Kelly.

Predeceased by her mother Mary Green.

Marjory will be missed by many good friends, nieces and nephews.

She was a long time employee of Hamilton Thistle Club.

According to Marjory’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at Veterans Service League, 1473 Main St. E., Hamilton, on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 3-8 p.m.

All donations would be greatly appreciated towards a bench at St. Peter’s Hospital in her memory.


BERGEN, Margaret Bergen, Obituary | Print |

BERGEN, Margaret -

Peacefully went to be with the Lord and to rejoin the love of her life, the late Henry (1993), in her 97th year.

Devoted mother of Harry (Anita), Paul (Marion) and Glennis Chaplin (Russ). Adored Oma of 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great granddaughters.

Margaret is survived by her sisters Helen and Anne and predeceased by her infant twin brother Herman, sisters Sonja, Betty, and by brothers Herman, Jack and John.

Margaret loved to share her fond memories of her time spent at Winnipeg Bible Institute.

She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

A funeral service will be held in Brantford on Monday. Interment to follow.

Donations may be made in memory of Margaret to Central Baptist Church or to the Christian Children's Fund.

"Precious in the sight of the Lord, is the death of His Saints"


BLACK, Joan Black, Obituary | Print |

BLACK, Joan -

Black_JoanPeacefully, with her family by her side, Joan passed away at Juravinski Hospital on Friday, November 7, 2014.

She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Kenneth of 59 years. Dear mother of Cameron (Jennifer), David (Sandy) and Jason (Sheryl).

Very loving Nana of Michael (Jennifer), Tyler (Katie), Kris (Chris), Siobhan, Bradley and Benjamin. Great-Nana to Bob, Austin, Zoe and Logan.

Dear sister of Don (predeceased by Francis) and Sheila (Fred). Joan will be sadly missed by her cousin Mary, nieces and nephews, best friend Toni, neighbours and friends.

Over the years, Joan enjoyed working at The Hamilton Thistle Club, Dell Pharmacy and the L.G. Wallace Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held at the L.G. Wallace Funeral Home, 151 Ottawa Street North, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA would be greatly appreciated as Joan was a long time volunteer.


DINGMAN, Constance (Connie) Dingman, Obituary | Print |

DINGMAN, Constance (Connie) -

Peacefully at her residence on Friday, November 7, 2014, in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of Lyle. Loved mother of Todd (Lorie) and Scott. Loving grandma of James, Mathew, Katelyn, Francesca, Clinton and Wesley Dingman, James and Adrienne Powell and great-grandson Cody Charette.

Dear sister of Dave Surridge (Shirley) and Linda Voth.

Cremation and a private interment will take place.

In Connie’s memory, memorial donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.


GIBSON, Rev. Dr. Theodore Thomas Gibson, Obituary | Print |

GIBSON, Rev. Dr. Theodore Thomas -    "Express Condolences"

Theo passed away peacefully November 7, 2014, at St. Joseph's Lifecare Centre, Brantford, Ontario.

He was born May 4, 1915 in Calgary, Alberta, the son of Herbert and Lydia Gibson.

Theo is survived by sons David (Grace) of Halifax, NS; the Rev. Dr. Daniel (Susan) of Canning, NS; and Dr. Carey (Mary Jane) of Peterborough, ON; seven grandchildren, seven great-grand-children and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by Evelyn, his loving wife of 70 years, his parents and his sister Evelyn Charter.

Theo received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba, a Master of Divinity from McMaster University and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from McMaster University. He was the author of two books about Canadian pioneers in Baptist Ministry.

Ordained to the Christian Ministry for 71 years, Theo served in ten Baptist Churches across Canada and was the General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Western Canada from 1960 to 1964. He continued to be an active member at First Baptist Church Brantford, where he was Minister Emeritus.

Theo and Evelyn enjoyed many happy trips to the Canadian Rockies, Europe and Bermuda, where he took wonderful slide photographs that he enjoyed showing to family and friends.

The family wishes to express its special thanks for the compassionate care given by the staff of St. Joseph's Lifecare Centre and the Minister and congregation of First Baptist Church.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 12th at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 70 West Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 3E7, Rev. Deborah Dempsey and Rev. Ken Morgan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations to First Baptist Church Brantford or to a Christian Ministry.



GUIGNION, Margaret Guignion, Obituary | Print |

GUIGNION, Margaret -

Guignion_MarySuddenly at her home on Friday, November 7, 2014 in her 94th year.

Predeceased by her husband Cecil (2000) and daughter Gayle (2008).

Dear mother of Judith (Roy) Chappell, David (Louise). Grandmother of six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

 A funeral service will be held on Tuesday in Hamilton. Cremation to follow.

Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


MASSOVICH, Thomas Michael Massovich, Obituary | Print |

MASSOVICH, Thomas Michael -

(September 4, 1960 - November 7, 2014)

With deep sadness we announce Tom's passing.

Beloved son of Jennett and the late Michael (1988) Massovich.

Brother of Linda Kruttek and favourite uncle of Ashley and Krystin.

A celebration of life will be held in Hamilton on Saturday, November 15th.

In memory of Tom's life, donations to the Good Shepherd or the Salvation Army would be appreciated.


McCLUE, Robert W. 'Bob' McClue, Obituary | Print |

McCLUE, Robert W. "Bob" -

Peacefully on November 7, 2014 at the Juravinski Hospital, in his 71st year.

Beloved brother of Barbara Fisher and her husband John. Dear uncle of Andrew, Kathryn, Jennifer and Robert.

Will be greatly missed by his close friend Judy Skirrow and her family and also by his good friend Paul Roberts.

Survived by many relatives and friends in Canada, the United States and Scotland.

Predeceased by his parents William and Jean McClue and his uncle Alan Willison.

Robert was the proud owner and pharmacist of N.L. Gibson's Drugs for over 40 years and will be missed by all of the staff and customers.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 15th.

A very special thank you to Dr. B. Golda and the exceptional doctors and nursing staff on 3C at the Juravinski Hospital for their outstanding care and compassion.

Memorial donations to City Kidz or the Good Shepherd Centre would be appreciated by the family.


McIVER, Rodger Donald McIver Obituary | Print |

McIVER, Rodger Donald -

(May 4, 1961 - November 7, 2014)

Surrounded by his loving family, Rodger passed away November 7th, 2014 at the Stedman Community Hospice, in his 54th year.

Loving husband of Cathy. Much loved stepdad to Billie Martin (Ron).

Son of the late Norman and Majorie McIver. Dear brother of Allan McIver (Donna), Linda Edwards (Gord), and Lee-Anne Detlor (Jim).

Rodger fought a short but courageous battle with cancer. The family extends a great gratitude to the dedicated and caring staff and volunteers of the Stedman Community Hospice.

At Rodger's request a private family service has taken place. Arrangements out of Brantford.

Donations can be made to the Stedman Community Hospice in Rodger's memory.


MORGAN, Mary Frances Morgan, Obituary | Print |

MORGAN, Mary Frances -

Passed away peacefully at Maple Villa Burlington on Friday, November 7, 2014 in her 94th year.

Beloved wife of the late George. Loved mother of Mary Woodhouse, George (Jean), Doris Panting (the late George).

Cherished grandmother of the late Jeffrey, Tracie (Garry), Pauline, Geordie (Lisa), Bill, Jason (Debbie), Cameron and great-grandmother of Brittany, Becca, Wesley and Brandon.

At Mary’s wish, cremation has taken place and there will be no Funeral Service.

In her memory, donations to the SPCA would be appreciated.


MORRIS, Sylvia (Peston) Morris, Obituary | Print |

MORRIS, Sylvia (nee Peston) -        "Express Condolences"

Passed away peacefully, in her 86th year, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton on November 7, 2014.

Born in London, England on March 12, 1929.

Predeceased by her siblings Lewis Peston (of England), Joan Thompson, Michael Peston and Rosa Lemon (of England).

Beloved mother of Philip (Colleen), Jackie, and Glenn (Nancy). Fondly remembered by her adoring grandchildren Miranda, Jessie, Sandor (Jackie), Max, Joseph, Nicole and Hayley.

Heartfelt thanks to her goddaughter Penny Thompson for all her unwavering love and support over the years. Special thanks to the nursing staff at the General Hospital and her homecare team.

Since making Canada her home in 1957, Sylvia has developed an extended family of wonderful and supportive friends.

We, her children, are honouring her wish that there not be a funeral. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Sylvia's life will take place at the Ye Olde Squire's Pub in Hamilton (Upper Wentworth and Fennell), Hamilton on November 12th from 2 - 4 p.m. No flowers, please.



MUCKLE, Dr. Thomas James Muckle Obituary | Print |

MUCKLE, Dr. Thomas James -

Muckle_TJ(January 3, 1931 - November 7, 2014)

83 years of living life to the fullest! In the early morning hours of Friday, November 7, 2014, we said farewell to a remarkable man, Thomas James "TJ" Muckle; pathologist, professor, winemaker extraordinaire, self-taught pianist and composer and champion of unconventionality.

Many were inspired by his energy, passion, innovation, intellect, and most of all his kindness and keen sense of humour.

Predeceased by his parents Aubrey and Patricia and brother Terence. TJ is survived by sister Eileen, daughters Simone (Sandy), Kristina (Vernon) and Fiona (Brad), son Kevin, wife Carry, friend and former wife Hilde (Robert) as well as adored grandchildren Amanda, Savanna, Katherine and Liam who affectionately referred to him as "Fuzzy".

Special thanks to his "Buddy" and long-time caregiver, Natalia, as well as friend and caregiver, Veronica.

"Life is a celebration. All of it. Even its end."

Friends are invited to an Irish "Celebration" of life on Thursday, November 27th at Thirty Bench Wine Makers, 4281 Mountainview Rd., Beamsville from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tributes will begin at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Parkinson Society Canada.


NUNN, Mary Dunlop Nunn, Obituary | Print |

NUNN, Mary Dunlop -

Nunn_Mary1927 - 2014

With heavy hearts and loving memories our family announces the passing of our wonderful mom on Friday, November 7, 2014, at Macassa Lodge L.T.C. after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease (MSA).

Predeceased by her dearly loved husband of 58 years Lloyd.

Devoted and cherished mother of Kathryn (Bob) Newman, Bill, Tom (Cathy) and Christy (Shawn) Baltzer. Caring grandmother of Scott (Angie), Allison (David), Kate (Stuart), Jamie (Danielle), Rebecca (David), Holly, Meagan, Jacob, Noah and Abbie. Great-grandmother to Molly, Connor, Lewis, Flora, Maeve, Cora, Lucy, Austin, Lillian, Emma, Nolan.

Mary was born in Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland to the late Joseph and Agnes McCulloch. Loving sister of Bill (Shirley) McCulloch, Jim (Marilyn) McCulloch and Eileen Wilmot (late Bob). Predeceased by her sister Margaret.

Mary was a very generous person who loved everyone. She enjoyed happy and loving times spent with many nieces and nephews, family and friends.

Mary worked as a Bell Telephone operator for 24 years, was a member of St. David’s United Church for over 50 years, and attended St. Columba Presbyterian Church, as a member of the UCW, ladies guild and WMS. Honorary member of the Hamilton Skating Club and belonged to the CN Pensioners.

She was loved by all and we will miss her.

Funeral Service will be held at St. Columba Presbyterian Church, 1540 Main Street East, Hamilton on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. Rev. Sonia Ireson officiating. Interment.

Sincere thanks to Dr. Gordon Fulthorpe for his kind gentle care and to Macassa Lodge for their support and care.

In Mary’s memory, donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.


O'BRIEN, Theresa Margaret 'Maggie' O'Brien, Obituary | Print |

O'BRIEN, Theresa Margaret 'Maggie' -     "Express Condolences"

Passed away peacefully at the Meadows Ancaster on Friday, November 7, 2014 in her 87th year.

Predeceased by her husband Peter of 55 years.

Loving mother of Ron (Laura), Peter (Robin), Michael (Martha), Wayne (Sue), Dennis (Donna) and Paul. Wonderful grandmother of fifteen and great-grandmother of five.

Will be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters and their families.

Cremation has taken place. Friends and family may call at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME – “Fennell Chapel”, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 6 - 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Donation to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.



PETERSEN, Rev. Roger Petersen, Obituary | Print |

PETERSEN, Rev. Roger, B.A. B.D. -    "Express Condolences"

Petersen_RogerPromoted to Glory on November 7, 2014, from St. Peter's Palliative Care Hospital.

Left to mourn are his wife Elsie, married 58 years, children Brian (Gabriela), Deborah (Tim), Steve (Aynsley), 12 grandchildren and one great-grandson, Roger's brother Edwin, other family members and many friends.

Roger was a retired Baptist Minister and retired English Teacher, Highland Secondary School Dundas, for 27 years.

Roger's ministries were preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, singing, especially the Messiah and playing the piano. Roger was a member of the Bach-Elgar Choir for 15 years.

The family will receive friends at the MARLATT FUNERAL HOME, 615 Main St. East, (east of Sanford), Hamilton on Friday, November 14th from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 15th at 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army Mountain Citadel, 835 Stone Church Rd. East.  Refreshments served after the service

May God's blessings be with the many Doctors, CCAC support staff, as well as the team at St. Peter's Palliative Care, Ward 3 East, for their love and compassionate care for Roger and our family. We wish to recognize the extraordinary care Dad's family Doctor (Dr. M. Savatteri) provided for him in his last year.

In memory of Roger, donations to St. Peter's Palliative Care, Salvation Army Mt. Citadel, The Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.



SABO, Lawrence 'Larry' Sabo Obituary | Print |

SABO, Lawrence 'Larry' -

Sabo_LarryIt is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Larry on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Hamilton General Hospital at the age of 71.

Larry will be greatly missed by his best friend, soulmate and wife, Christine Pentesco. Beloved father of Jason, Allison (Scott) and Richard. Proud grandfather of Madeline, Julianna and Jackson.

Larry will be dearly missed by his brother, Pete (Shurlee) and also by his extended family.

Larry was predeceased by his first wife Irene Sabo and his brother John.

Larry was a longtime member of the Grantham Optimist Club and past president of the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club. Some of his favourite pastimes included travelling, playing bridge and golf. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Larry's life will be held at the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club, 70 Westchester Ave., on Saturday, November 15th from 1 - 4 p.m.

If desired, memorial donations may be given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or HART All Breed Dog Rescue.


SMITH, Barbara Smith, Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Barbara -

October 28, 1949 – November 07, 2014

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, Barbara Jean Smith (nee Wood).

Barbara lost her courageous lengthy battle with cancer and passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, November 7, 2014 at Emmanuel House Hospice in her 66th year.  

She will be forever missed by her husband Jack Smith and her daughters Jennie and Jacquelyn Smith.

Cherished sister of Patricia Smith, Margaret Keegan, James and Donna Wood, Ruthann and James Campbell and Linda Ferguson.

Predeceased by her sisters Lois Burdiak and Mary Petrie and brother in laws James Burdiak, K Donald Smith, James Petrie, David Keegan and Norman Ferguson.

Sister in law of George and Cecilia Smith, Albert and Barbara Smith and Gene and Dorette Smith. 

Barbara was a loved Aunt to many, many nieces and nephews.  She was a dear friend toThe East Mountain Girls and of many at Hamilton Health Sciences Chedoke Campus after 30 years of service.

A sincere thank you to the Juravinski Cancer Center, Dr. Tozer, Nurse Jody, Dr. Gudalis, Dr. Torres, Dr. Hann and Dr. Piccinin for their dedicated care  and to CCAC, The Cancer Assistance Program, Emmanuel House Staff, Dr. Kerigan, Nurse KerryAnn and Sister Elaine. A special thank you to Barbara's home care nurse Raman and Occupational Therapist Bonnie for their kind and compassionate care over many months.

Our family would also like to thank all of our extended family and friends for the great amount of support that they gave Barbara during her long battle. We are forever grateful for all of the kindness that you showed all of us.

Please join us to remember Barbara and celebrate her life on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Hamilton. Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to The Cancer Assistance Program or the Emmanuel House Hospice in Barbara's memory.


SOHM, Donald Alfred Sohm, Obituary | Print |

SOHM, Donald Alfred -

Sohm_DonaldSuddenly at home on Friday, November 7, 2014 in his 76th year.

Loving husband of Dorothy. Cherished father of Donnie (Karen), Michael (Marie), Susan (Dan), Shelly, Lesley, Wayne and Sheila. Devoted Grandpa of Shawn, Daniel, Andrew, Jennifer, Khristina, Vanessa, Cody, F rank, Keith, Gregory, Steven, Melanie, Jenna, Gisele, Justin, Jennifer, Eric, Christian, Nicholas and many great grandchildren.

Very special uncle of Stephen (Krissy, Haley and Dylan), Denise and Penny.

Don was a long time employee with Dofasco with over 30 years of service.

Special thanks to Bill, Gary, Jim and the Living with COPD Program at North Hamilton for all of their help and care.

Service will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Living with COPD Program would be appreciated.

“He loved you all”


ZECCA, Salvatore 'Sam' Zecca, Obituary | Print |

ZECCA, Salvatore 'Sam' -

Zecca_SalvatoreIt is with heavy hearts and sadness that we, the family announce Sam’s passing on November 7, 2014, in his 63rd year.

Beloved husband of Valeria (nee Lauretti). Proud father of two wonderful sons; Francesco and his wife Elise (nee: Carillo) and Joseph and his wife Brooke (nee: Froman). Cherished and adored Nonno to Jace Salvatore, Drea Victoria and Joseph Ronald Kenneth Zecca (they were the love of his life).

Left behind to mourn, his brother and best friend, Cosimo and his wife Angela, sister Antoniette Cesario and brother-in-law Tony Tancredi. Son-in-law of Alessio and Silvana Lauretti, brother-in-law to Gary and Leah Lauretti and Basilio and Tina Padovani.

Sam was an awesome “Zi Toto” to many nieces and nephews and will be greatly missed.

Predeceased by his parents; Francesco and Maria Zecca, brother Orlando and his wife Cosima Zecca, Sisters; Maria and her husband Giovanni Mele, Giovanna Tancredi and his brother-in-law Giovanni Cesario.

Salvatore was born in Manduria, Taranto, Italy and came to Canada in 1968, where he started working construction. Eventually working for Kast Construction alongside his beloved brother Orlando.

Sam will be remembered for his love of dancing with his wife Valeria. He loved spending time in his garden and sitting under his fruit trees with his sons, just talking about life.

He enjoyed passing time with his many friends, playing cards and having a coffee at Tim Hortons.

Mass of Christain Burial celebrated at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 9 Waverly Street, Brantford on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow.

If desired, donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, appreciated.


BULL, Doris Tressa (Cowherd) Bull Obituary | Print |

BULL, Doris Tressa (nee Cowherd) -

Bull_DorisSuddenly at the Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, November 6th, 2014, in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late W. Weldon Bull (1995).

Dearly loved by her children Ethel (Brampton, ON); Sharon (Nampa, Idaho); Evangeline Keeley (Gord); J. Weldon (Natalya) both from Winnipeg, MB. Cherished grandmother of Wesley Keeley, Liam and Emma Bull.

Predeceased by her brothers Donald, Crawford, Ross and sisters Grace and Evangeline.

Doris will be fondly remembered by her extended family and friends all across Canada.

Arrangements out of Brantford. Funeral service at 2:00 pm on Tuesday at the Church of the Nazarene, 347 Fairview Drive, with visitation at the church from one hour prior to service. Intermen on Wednesday.

Donations in Doris's memory may be made to the Canadian Food Grains Bank, or the Charity of choice.

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints" ~ Psalm 116:15.


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