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


CLAUSE, Gerald Hubert (Gerry) Clause, Obituary | Print |

CLAUSE, Gerald Hubert (Gerry) -

February 14, 1971 - October 3, 2014

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of a loving son, brother, uncle, and friend.

Loving son of Rose Mary and predeceased father, Hubert Clause.

A very dear and special uncle to Darrell Clause.

A wonderful brother to Elizabeth (Mark) Lindstead (both deceased), the late Katherine (Trevor) Moore, Jannette (Michael) Thorne, William (Monica) Clause, Rosalie Clause, Pat (George) Jennie, the late Eugene (Donna) Charles, Norman Charles, Randy (Crystal) Charles, and the late Ralph Greene Charles.

Gerald will be greatly missed by his many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews, as well as his friends and acquaintances.

Gerald will be sadly missed by his lifelong friends Thomas and Kane.

Gerald accomplished many endeavors in his life, including a diploma in business accounting, business marketing, and an established motor mechanic. Gerald was an accomplished artist, wrote three books, and publicly posted various poems on the internet. Gerald also developed his own skills in computer analysis. Gerald also enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes and that is why he loved watching the cooking channels.

Gerald truly loved all of his family and enjoyed having family gatherings, barbecuing and cooking was his passion. 

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in Hagersville. Interment Six Nations Pentecostal Cemetery.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16


COCHRANE, Bruce John Cochrane, Obituary | Print |

COCHRANE, Bruce John -

At 5:30 p.m. on October 3, 2014, a great man of integrity, loyalty and faith has left his loved ones and friends to enter into his Saviour's presence who he loved and served most of his life.

Bruce has temporarily parted with his wife Joice (62 years). Also leaving sons Philip and Jaye and daughters Heather and Beverly and the light of his life Courtney Lyn (granddaughter), his step-grandchildren Michelle and Gregg Simmons and great-grandson Nicholas.

His very special niece Judy Bowler and husband Dr. Ken with whom he had many happy times, also great-niece Jennifer and nephew Jeff Bowler (Jilayne) and dear special little Kenny Bowler. He also parted with his brother Orville and wife Millie and son Gerald.

He was deceased by his parents and sisters June and Helen, leaving niece and nephew Suzy and Steven, brother-in-law Harvey Patterson (Marilyn) and sister-in-law Evelyn Patterson (deceased).

As a young man, Bruce was an engineer on the railroad and then spent his career as Athletic Manager at McMaster University. There he also coached women's hockey and trained Mac football with the legendary Pinky Lewis. He has been lettered by McMaster and named Man of Distinction. Bruce has an award in his name for each year's deserving athlete.

He loved his many friends at Mac, as well as at Westside Church and old friends from his youth.

There will be a Celebration for Bruce at Westside on Saturday, October 18th at 2 p.m. (905-529-5756).

If you desire, a donation to the Kids Club at Westside would be greatly received.

"To God Be The Glory"


FANER, John Andy Faner, Obituary | Print |

FANER, John Andy -

Peacefully passed away October 3, 2014 at the Hamilton General Hospital, John Faner in his 70th year.

Loving father of Eva, Jimmy, and Johnny. Grandfather of Desarae and James and Great-grandfather of Aiden and Rachel.

Dear brother of Rose Anderson.

Predeceased by his brother James and sister Olga Barnes.

Survived by many nieces and nephews.

John will be sadly missed by Valerie Faner.

Cremation has taken place. Burial to take place at a later date.


FRIESMAN, Russell Friesman, Obituary | Print |

FRIESMAN, Russell -

Peacefully passed away at St. Peter's Hospital on October 3, 2014.

Left to mourn is his son Wade, sisters Gloria (Bruce), and Joanne. His step-daughter Michelle (Joe), grand-children, and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. I

n keeping with Russell's wishes, cremation has taken place.


JOHNSON, Victor W. L. Johnson, Obituary | Print |

JOHNSON, Victor W. L. -

March 14, 1930 - October 3, 2014

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Vic on October 3, 2014, at the age of 84.

He passed away peacefully in his sleep after a struggle with on-going health issues.

Predeceased by his wife Joyce and his son Craig, he is survived by his son Brendan and daughter-in-law Sarah.

Vic was a proud grand- father to his three grandchildren Aidan (Shelley Harris), Mona and Vivian, and proud uncle to his many nieces and nephews.

He spent 42 years of committed service to Dofasco in his city of birth, Hamilton.

The doors of his home in Burlington were always open and it was the location for many large family gatherings and celebrations over the years.

Vic was known for his bear hugs and his iron grip (known as "The Claw" to the kids of the family).

He loved gardening, science fiction and fantasy novels, and the Blue Jays (he never missed a game!).

Thank you to the wonderful staff at The Royal On Gordon in Guelph for their kindness and support.


McMILLAN, Dexter James McMillan, Obituary | Print |

McMILLAN, Dexter James -

Quietly in his home, surrounded by loved ones, Dexter James McMillan died peacefully on the morning of October 3, 2014, at the age of 65.

Dexter was gentle and kind with an eloquent power of presence. His judicious nature complimented his delightfully sharp wit and dry humour.

Dexter was self-made and passionate about his law practice, which he operated from the time of his Call to the Bar of Ontario in 1975 until the end of his 14-month tenacious battle with cancer. Dexter was known for his professionalism and friendly approach with colleagues and clients, treating all with respect and dignity.

Dexter's accomplished career came only second to his family. He was ever present in body and mind for those he cherished and his actions spoke louder than words during the darkest of times.

Dexter will be missed terribly by his wife of 41 years and companion since age 16, Carolyn, with whom he loved to travel abroad and talk endlessly. Their children Paxton McMillan (Lesley), Catherine McMillan, and Gregory McMillan (Elspeth) will tenderly miss and fondly remember their inspiring and magnanimous role model and confidant whose contributions remain timeless.

Predeceased by his parents Alice and Archibald McMillan and father-in-law Vincent (Jim) Lanza,

Dexter will be missed by his two sisters Georgia McMillan and Dawn Novak (Ed), his mother-in-law Mary Lanza, and brother-in-law Anthony Lanza (Christina), as well as many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews, friends, colleagues, and clients.

Dexter was a brilliant, magnificent, and modest man whose radiant smile will warm our hearts forever.

A memorial reception will be held for friends and family on Sunday, October 19th from 1-4 p.m. at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster.

In lieu of flowers, Dexter wished for donations to be made in his memory to The Muskoka Women's Advocacy Group - Natalie Novak Fund at www.canadahelps. org/en/charities/muskoka-womens-advocacy-group/, or the Juravinski Cancer Centre, where he was cared for with compassion and kindness at every single visit.


OLIVER, Roy Daniel Oliver Obituary | Print |

OLIVER, Roy Daniel -      "Express Condolences"

Oliver_RoyPassed away peacefully in St. Catharines, Ontario on October 3, 2014 after a brief illness.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1920, Roy shared 71 years of marriage with his beloved wife, Marjorie, until her passing in June of 2013.

He proudly served Canada as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, stationed in England from 1942 until 1945.

Devoted to and dearly loved by the three generations of his family, Roy is survived by his daughter Carole and her husband John Hewitt, son Doug and his wife Rosemary and his son Bill and his wife Susie.

Proud grandfather to Lee Hewitt (Julie Scott) Erin (David) Floyd, Katie (Richie) Hyndman, Sara (David) Kennedy, Carolyn Oliver, Dan Oliver and Kyoko Oliver. Great grandfather to Megan and Ben Floyd, Timothy and Ben Hyndman, Evangeline and Charlotte Kennedy. Roy also held a special place in his heart for Susan (Rushton) Chown, and she for her "Mr. O".

Son of the late Harry and Sarah Oliver, he was predeceased by his sisters Anne, Edith, Ethel and Margaret and by his brother Harry.

The family would like to express its thanks to his many friends at Ina Grafton Gage Village, with a special thank you to Lida for her love and support.

Visitation will be held at the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines (905-684-6346), on October 9th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, followed by a service in the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

On-line tributes may be made at hulseandenglish.com.



OLIVER, William 'Bill' Oliver Obituary | Print |

OLIVER, William 'Bill' -

Oliver_BillAt his home on Friday, October 3, 2014 in his 64th year, Bill Oliver, beloved husband of Kimberlee Oliver. 

Loving father of Christopher Oliver, Samantha Oliver (Bradley Chambers).  Dear brother of Audrey Oliver and brother-in-law of Mark and Kathy Campbell.  Much loved uncle of Heather Christa, Mandy, Stephen and great-nephew Carson.  Special papa to Miranda.

Bill started his police corrections career in 1968, joining the RCMP in 1972.  During his 7 years with the Mounties, Bill was posted in Regina, Ottawa, Chemainus (on Vancouver Island), Kamloops and Kelowna to name a few. 

Bill resigned from the RCMP, moved back home and subsequently joined the Brantford Police Services on November 17, 1980. His city policing career included on Platoons; Drugs (two stints); CIU, Street Crime and Firearms. We can all attest to Bill’s approachable personality and the fact that he gets along with everyone. His ability to easily engage with victims and accused made him a first-rate interviewer.

Bill was a member of Onondaga Masonic Lodge, #519 and enjoyed many years of fellowship and brotherhood; was Past Master in 2009.  Off the job, Bill and his wife, Kim, enjoyed spending time at their Long Point retreat.  If you can’t find them on land, they are probably out on the lake.  Bill was an avid boater and enjoyed golfing. Judging from Bill’s tan, it’s clear he is out in the sun every chance he gets.

Special thanks to VON nurse, Diane and CCAC nurse, Melissa, The Stedman Community Hospice, Outreach Program, with your help, we were able to keep Bill at home.

Funeral Service in Brantford on Wednesday.  Cremation to follow.

If wished, memorial donations to the Stedman Community Hospice gratefully appreciated.


TEGROTENHUIS-BROOKS, David Tegrotenhuis-Brooks, Obituary | Print |


We pass this child to God's hands as our newest angel on Friday, October 3, 2014. 

At the bright age of 12, David will be forever remembered in love by his parents Joleen Brooks and Glen Tegrotenhuis, his sisters Sara, Justine, Stefanie, Chantel, and Phyllis, his stepfather Eric Cayuga and step siblings Junior, Tyler, and Kaitlyn.

David's laughter will remain in the hearts of his Aunts and Uncles Cynthia and Gerry and David and Diane, his cousins Jessica, Kyle, Jace, Zac, Crystal, Katie, and Jacob, and his God Parents Sherri and Chris.

David will be in the loving arms of his grandmother the Late Donna Walker.

David's family would invite friends to visitation on Thursday, October 9th from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at ST. PETER'S HARRRP COMMUNITY CENTRE *Please consider that only street parking is available in surrounding area* (705 Main Street East). Funeral Service to follow immediately after at 5:00 p.m. Cremation to follow.


WELDON, Albert Weldon, Obituary | Print |

WELDON, Albert -

Suddenly on October 3, 2014 at the Hamilton General Hospital, in his 88th year.

Dear brother of Eva Clifford. Cherished uncle to his 11 nieces and nephews. Will be missed by many other family members.

Albert was a 60 year plus member of the Bricklayers Local 1 Hamilton, Ontario.

The family invites friends to a time of sharing memories on Thursday, October 9 in Hamilton.  Interment.

Memorial tributes in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


WETHERALL, Violet Margaret (Haine) Wetherall Obituary | Print |

WETHERALL, Violet Margaret (nee Haine) -

Wetherall_VioletPassed away on Friday, October 3, 2014 at Mount Nemo Christian Nursing Home, Burlingon with Garth and Aranka at her side.

Beloved wife of the late Bruce Wetherall (2012).

Dearest mother of Garth (Aranka Merrick) and mother-in-law of Tamara of Manitoba.  Proud grandma of Tammy (Rob) Lamb, Janet (Michael) Wood and Ashley Wetherall; Great-grandmother of Coralee, Laurie, Rebecca, Isaiah and Leah; Great-great-grandmother of Elizabeth.  Lovingly remembered by her nephews Tim and Christopher Laspa; and Donna Smith.

Predeceased by her beloved son Robert (2002).  

A funeral service will be held in Waterdown on Tuesday, October 7th. Interment.  

The family would like to extend its appreciation for the care and comfort provided by all the staff of Mount Nemo. Special thank you to Sherri Chordis.


BRADBURY, Susan Pauline Bradbury Obituary | Print |

BRADBURY, Susan Pauline -

Passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014 with her husband by her side.

Beloved wife of Roy. Loving mother of Sarah (Thanasi) Mercouris and Lucy (Ryan) Armstrong.

A special thank you to the Juravinski Hospital staff for all their care and compassion.

A Memorial Service will be held in Ancaster on Wednesday, October 8th.

She will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched.


COTTRELL, William Cottrell Obituary | Print |

COTTRELL, William -

 Cottrell_William(February 5, 1936 – October 2, 2014)

Peacefully entered into rest at the St. Joseph's Hospital on October 2, 2014 at the age of 78.

Husband and best friend to Lois (nee Mecke) for 48 years. Cherished father to Catherine and Karen.

Dear brother of Kenneth (the late Janet) Cottrell of Atlanta, Georgia, and brother-in-law to Judy (the late Paul) Mecke of Hamilton, Ontario, and Joseph (Deborah) Mecke of Deep River, Ontario.

He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In keeping with William's wishes, cremation has taken place. Special thanks to the staff on CTU Central at St. Joseph's Hospital and the CCAC for all their spectacular care and compassion.

Funeral Mass will be held at Annunciation of Our Lord Church, 280 Limeridge Road West, Hamilton on Monday, October 6th at 11:00 am.

For those who wish, memorial donations made to the Cancer Assistance Program or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.


DARTNALL, Mabel Cecile Dartnall Obituary | Print |

DARTNALL, Mabel Cecile -       "Express Condolences"

Dartnall_Mabel(December 10, 1920 - October 2, 2014) - Peacefully at the Brant Centre in Burlington, Mabel passed away, in her 94th year, to join her beloved husband Fred who passed away in 2000.

She is survived by her nephew Jim (Marion) Hummel and their children Heather and David and her stepchildren Sharron Pivonka (Julius) and family, Marilyn Dartnall and family and is predeceased by her stepson Barry Dartnall (Ida-Faye).

Also missing Mabel will be Brent and Elaine Holding and their children, Laura and Kevin (Amber) who have been lifelong friends.

Mabel was extraordinarily talented with hand crafts and needlework. There were few who knew her who do not have a sweater, doily, needlepoint, afghan or some type of ceramic as a remembrance of this wonderful lady.

Friends may call at the CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME,  Upper James Chapel, 1020 Upper James St., Hamilton on Tuesday from 1 - 2 p.m. The Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment Mount Hamilton Cemetery.

Our thanks to the people at the Brant Centre for their kindness and compassion and whose professional care provided dignity and comfort in Mabel's final days. A special thank you to Dr. Ragonetti for his kindness and care.



DEVINE, Elizabeth (Clark) Devine, Obituary | Print |

DEVINE, Elizabeth (nee Clark) -

Devine_ElizabethOn October 2, 2014, Elizabeth peacefully passed away surrounded by her family at the Juravinski Hospital, in her 69th year.

Beloved wife of 48 years to Thomas.

Loving mother to Scott (Alison), Iain and Debbie (Jeff Boich) and adored grandma to Jack, Ava, Callum, Olivia and Ella.

Elizabeth will be deeply missed by many friends and family in Canada and Scotland.

Many thanks to the staff at the Juravinski Hospital for their care and compassion.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial service Monday, October 6th in Hamilton.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre.


Di DIODATO, Virginia (Annibale) Di Diodato Obituary | Print |

Di DIODATO, Virginia (nee Annibale) -

Di_Diodato_VirginiaPeacefully, surrounded by her loving family on October 2, 2014 at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice.

Loving wife of Benito of 53 years. Cherished mother of Diana (Steven), and Susan (Marcel). Proud and caring Nonna to Kristen, Natalie, and Jordan.

Dear sister of Lino (Elia), Giuseppe (Maria), Chiara (Marcello), and Valentino. Sister-in-law to Berardo, Marianina, Silvana, and Marsilia. Will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends in Canada and Italy.

Predeceased by parents, siblings, and in-laws.

Special thanks to Dr. Rosati, staff at Bayshore, especially nurse Sandy, staff at Paramed, especially PSW’s Rosa and Willberin, and staff at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice for their care and compassion.

A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church (20 Idlewood Ave), Hamilton on Tuesday, October 7th at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow.

Donations may be made to Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice.


FREEMAN, Gerald Percy 'Jerry' Freeman Obituary | Print |

FREEMAN, Gerald Percy 'Jerry' -

Freeman_JerryAt his home in Cayuga on Thursday, October 2, 2014, Gerald (Jerry) Percy Freeman passed away in his 54th year. 

Beloved husband for 34 years of Ella Ann Freeman (nee Heczko).  Loving father of the late Jerry Freeman (2006). 

Dear brother of Glenn (Ed), Tony, Ron and his wife Sandy, Doug and his wife Marie, Annetta Myke and her husband Wayne, Linda Cochrane and her husband David, Darlene Day, and Rhonda Wheeler and her husband Les. 

Jerry will also be missed by many nieces and nephews and the Heczko families. 

Visitation will begin on Monday, October 6th at 12 Noon at Smithville United Church, 116 West Street (Regional Road 20), Smithville, and the funeral service will follow at 2 pm.  Private family inurnment service at a later date. 

If desired, memorial donations to the CNIB would be appreciated by the family.


GIRHINY, Msgr. John Girhiny Obituary | Print |

GIRHINY, Right Reverend John, B.A., M.Sc., PhD. -

Girhiny_John(1940 - 2014) - Called to the Lord on the 2nd of October 2014.

Beloved spiritual and life partner of Dr. Valerie-Dawn Ruddell Girhiny. Dearly loved brother of Margaret [Ted] Bisztriczky, uncle of Deborah and honourary uncle of Nancy Mortimer and Wendy Addison-Jones. Will be greatly missed by aunt Elaine Murray and extended family members.

Born in Welland, Ontario on September 22, 1940 to John and Jennie [Kramcsak] Girhiny. At an early age he began his life long service to the church at the altar of Our Lady of Hungary Roman Catholic Church in Welland where Monsignor Horvath was like a second father to him and later his advocate for ordination.

Monsignor John graduated from Notre Dame College School where his spiritual advisor and mentor was Father James Fogarty. He was a devout member of the Sodality.

Prior to ordination John and Valerie-Dawn were among the first extraordinary [eucharistic] ministers in the Diocese of Hamilton. John conducted Diocesan preparatory workshops for new candidates. With prayerful and ecclesiastical support from Bishop Isidore Borecky, Father John Girhiny [Hungarian] was ordained in September 1975 along with Father Andrew Kormanik [Slovak] and Father Terry Lozinsky [Ukrainian] by Bishop Michael Rusnak for The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto.

Fr. Girhiny had the distinct honour of serving in both the Ukrainian Eparchy of Toronto and the Slovak Eparchy of Saints Cyr and Methodius under the guidance of Bishop Isidore Borecky, Bishop Michael Rusnak, and Bishop John Pazak.

Fr John, a priest of the Byzantine Rite of the Roman Catholic Church, was granted biritual faculties by Rome November 21, 1986. His call was to unite Catholics of different rites within the university and other educational environments. Early on he became Director of the St. George Mission Society, a federally registered religious charity originally set up by Msgr. George Papp to provide services to parishes in need of priestly services and support.

In that capacity Fr John served numerous parishes with the longest periods of time at St Michael's Greek Catholic Church in Hamilton and Holy Ghost Slovak Greek Catholic Church in Welland. As a certified counseling supervisor and member of the Canadian Association of Pastoral Education Msgr. John established the SGMS Counseling Center.

Fr John had other special and dear to his heart responsibilities including Faithful Friar to the Knights of Columbus Upper Hamilton Council 5860 and chaplain at McMaster University Health Sciences. It is common within the Byzantine Rite for clergy to have related supportive vocations. Fr John was a certified teacher and supervisory officer. He taught at all levels of the educational continuum which includes elementary, secondary, tertiary and post graduate.

As a pure mathematician he was able to make significant contributions to mathematics education in the Province of Ontario. In that capacity he was a Director of the Ontario Leadership Seminars in mathematics education. He was an educational administrator in several capacities that included Professional Development Coordinator with The Ontario English Teachers' Association where he wrote, among others, the paper "On Catholicity" used by all Catholic school boards across the province, manager of Teacher Certification with the Ontario Ministry of Education, governor on the Board of Governors of The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Executive Director of the Ecumenical Study Commission on Public Education, Vice President of The Ontario Mathematics Commission, and President of S.E.E.N. [Society of Eastern European Nations] He was a member of the Canadian College of Teachers.

A special career highlight was the opportunity to represent and speak on behalf of the teachers of the world at The United Nations.

Msgr. John will rest for visitation at St John the Baptist Hungarian Greek Catholic Church in Welland from 2-4 pm Sunday, October 5th with Panachyda at 4 pm. conducted by Rt. Rev. Nicholas Deak, The Mitrophoric Archpriest Roman Galadza and Msgr. John's brothers in Christ.

Lying in state at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ The King, King Street West, Hamilton on Monday morning October 6th from 9:30 am until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 am with Bishop Douglas Crosby OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, presiding.

Fr. John gave of his time in retirement in assisting occasionally at Regina Mundi Parish in Hamilton. He was well loved by the people he served there. If desired, donations to Regina Mundi Parish, 631 Mohawk Rd W. Hamilton, ON. L9C 1X7 would be sincerely appreciated and may be arranged through J. J. Patterson & Sons Funeral Residence, 19 Young Street, Welland.


KEYS, Terrence Edwin Keys Obituary | Print |

KEYS, Terrence Edwin -

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 2, 2014 with the love of his life Pam Palmieri by his side.

Predeceased by his parents Russell and Doris Keys. Leaves behind his son Bram (Sherry) and grandchildren. Will also be missed by family and friends.

Many thanks to the staff at ICU South and BTU at Hamilton General for their great care.

Funeral service in Stoney Creek on Monday, October 6th. Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Charity of choice would be appreciated.


MacKINNON, Wayne Ernest MacKinnon Obituary | Print |

MacKINNON, Wayne Ernest -

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Wayne Ernest MacKinnon on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 in his 55th year. Wayne was surrounded by his family as he lost his short, but incredibly courageous battle against cancer.

Predeceased by his wife Roza, his mother Jacqueline, and his sister Linda.

Wayne will be dearly missed by his son, Aaron (Megan) and his parents Wayne and Joanne MacKinnon, and Ronald MacKinnon. Wayne will be cherished forever by his partner, Dyan Drummond and her children Sean and Cristina.

Wayne will be lovingly remembered by his siblings Lori (Glenn), Tammy (Dan), Leslie (David), Jennifer (Dwayne), Rob (Tammy), Christine (Dan), Bill (Collette), David, and Mark. "Funcle" Wayne will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held in Brantford on Monday. Cremation will take place privately.

Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


MALDA, Deborah Marie 'Debbie' Malda Obituary | Print |

MALDA, Deborah Marie 'Debbie' -      "Express Condolences"

Malda_DebbiePeacefully at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the age of 45.

Beloved partner of Ben Cobb. Cherished mother of Alyson Marie Malda.

Loving daughter of Gilberto and Maria Dasilva. Sister to John and wife Lurdes, and to Maria Jose and husband Serafim.

Debbie was loved and will be missed by her nieces and nephew Kevin (Isabel), Christina, Jessica (Zakhele), Melanie and Sara, as well as her aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family will receive friends at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME,  Upper James Chapel, 1020 Upper James St., Hamilton on Sunday, October 5th from 2 - 9 p.m. with Vigil Prayers at 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass will take place at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 440 King St. E., on Monday, October 6th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

Donations in memory of Debbie may be made to the Kidney Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association.



MARTIN, Philip Isaiah Martin, Obituary | Print |

MARTIN, Philip Isaiah -

(1957 - 2014)

With great sorrow, we announce the sudden passing of Philip Isaiah Martin Sr. of Hamilton on October 2, 2014.

Sadly missed by Luana Martin. Beloved father of Philip Martin Jr. (Erica); grandfather of Gioia Martin. Predeceased by his son, Daniel G. Martin.

Lovingly remembered by the Alberghetti families.

Beloved son of Bertha Martin and William Martin (deceased) of Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Predeceased by his sister Edith Bedgood and survived by his brothers, William Martin Jr. and Cleve Martin of Niagara Falls, N.Y. and sisters Margaret Jackson, Yvonne Davis, Juanita Ewings, Dolly Averhart, Ester Freeman, Virginia Boston, Mariah Robinson, all of Niagara Falls, N.Y. and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cremation has taken place and in keeping with his wishes, there will be no service.

~ May he rest in peace ~


NAKANO, Umeo Nakano - Obituary | Print |

NAKANO, Umeo -

Died peacefully on October 2, 2014 after a brief stay at Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton.

Born in Cumberland, BC, in 1929, he made his way to Geraldton after WWII, then Hamilton. He worked two jobs to fund his education and graduated as a Chemical Engineer from Queen's University (BSc, 1959).

His career took him from Montreal to Timmins and back to Hamilton. Quietly curious about all sorts of things, lover of gardening, baseball, golf and good deals. Survived by his wife (Juneko) and children (Ethel, Bob), younger sister (Naomi) and nephews and nieces (Ernie, Amy, Florence, Steven, Sarah).

Predeceased by his parents (Tojiro, Kine) and elder siblings (Tokio, Hisako, Haruo, Juichi, Eiko, Tsuruo, Mineo).

The family wishes to thank Flo and the teams at Juravinski in the B3 Ward for their care and compassion.

A brief family memorial will be held on Saturday, October 11th in Hamilton, followed by interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Juravinski or the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre would be appreciated.


OLEXIUK, Helen Marcella Olexiuk, Obituary | Print |

OLEXIUK, Helen Marcella -     "Express Condolences"

Olexiuk_HelenAt the Juravinski Hospital on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the age of 97 years, Helen passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord.

She was the loving wife of the late Ivan Olexiuk.

Devoted and cherished mother of the late Raymond of Burlington, Dennis (Beth) of Hamilton and Donald (Maureen) of Fort Erie. Loving and adored grandmother (Babchi) of Mark, Lindsay, Michael, Garrett and Theresa.

Helen was a lifetime member of St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral. She served as Secretary and President of the Ukrainian Women's Association of Canada (UWAC) and was a member of the Building Committee for Taras Shevchenko Home for the Aged.

Our family sincerely thanks the nurses and staff of Ridgeview Long Term Care Centre for their compassion and kindness in caring for our mother.

Her happiness, comfort and contentment were priorities for you and we are truly grateful. Thank you also to the Staff on Wards E3 and B3 at the Juravinski Hospital for their excellent care during her final days with us.

Friends may call at the MARLATT FUNERAL HOME, 615 Main Street East, Hamilton (east of Sanford Avenue) on Sunday, October 5th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 855 Barton Street East on Monday, October 6th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow.

If desired, donations may be made to St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral.




PRING, William Charles 'Billy' Pring, Obituary | Print |

PRING, William Charles 'Billy' -



On October 2nd, after a short bout with cancer, Billy lost his fight. 

He leaves behind his wife Donna of 22 years. 

Billy drove taxi for over 30 years, most recently for Hamilton Taxi (169). 

His love of the Montreal Canadiens and driving cab was rivalled only by his love for his family, 7 children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. 

Billy’s Service will be held on Wednesday in Dundas.  Cremation to follow. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to Mission Services would be appreciated.


BLUM, Eva Blum, Obituary | Print |

BLUM, Eva -

Blum_EvaAfter a long, courageous battle, Eva passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord, on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, in her 86th year.

Beloved wife of Paul Blum for 58 years.

Loving mother of Karl and Rachel, Frank and Cathy, Heidi and Larry Bojeski and Stephen and April. Cherished Oma of Jennifer, Paul (Sarah), Megan (James), Erin (Matt), Alexandra, Zachary, Stephanie (Andrew), Jennifer (Mike), Cory (Heather) and 12 great-grandchildren.

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 6th in Stoney Creek. Interment.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the A.L.S. Society or St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 104 Hughson Street North Hamilton, Ontario L8R 1G6 would be appreciated by the family.


DUGUAY, John Duguay, Obituary | Print |

DUGUAY, John -

Peacefully at Emmanuel House with his family by his side at the age of 59. Reunited with his beloved wife of 30 years, Zena (2010).

Beloved husband since 2012 to Marlene (nee Jarvis).

Loving dad of Jen (Graeme) and Melanie (Matt) and special "Tampa" to Zena and Jack Bainbridge.

Cherished son of Alice Duguay and brother of Pauline (Gaet) Blais, Joanne Duguay, Dan (Sue) Duguay and Elaine (Ron) Ilton.

Loving stepdad to Paul (Stephanie) and Laura (Cam), and grandpa to Dominic.

Predeceased by his father Emil Duguay (2004), Lloyd Jarvis (1994), Jeff (2005) and Jean Edwards (2008).

A retired 30 year employee of Dofasco.

Fondly remembered by Bill and Helen, George and Lil, mother-in-law Jean, many nieces and nephews, friends and furry companion Molly.

Special thanks to the kind and compassionate staff of Emmanuel House for making John's final days comfortable.

In keeping with John's wishes cremation and interment has taken place.

Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 in Hamilton.

For those who wish, memorial donations made to the Emmanuel House would be appreciated.


DURRANT, Marian Durrant, Obituary | Print |

DURRANT, Marian -

Durrant_MarionPeacefully at Park Lane Terrace, Paris on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Albert Durrant for over 58 years.

Loving mother of Gary (Wendy) Durrant, Gillian Izokaitis, Jeffrey Durrant and the late Michael Durrant. Devoted nanny of Eric (Kahla), Jason and Nicholas Durrant, Hailey Izokaitis, Shiye and Truin Durrant.

Also survived by her sister Winnie (Don) Cox of Kitchener, her brother Joe (Ella) Marsh, and sister Nora (the late Eddy) Pearson of England.

Sister-in-law of Betty Harris of England and Barbara Marsh.

Predeceased by her sister Olga Lanna and her brother Bob Marsh.

Special thanks to Park Lane Terrace for their exceptional care.

Private arrangements.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society of Brant appreciated by the family.


HOULISTON, Sharon Agnes Houliston Obituary | Print |

HOULISTON, Sharon Agnes -

Houliston_SharonPassed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at the Stedman Community Hospice on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in her 71st year.

Cherished mother of Susan Savory (Erle), Jeff Court (Debbie), Christine Court (Tammy), Jared Houliston (Melissa). A devoted grandmother to Courtney, Kelsey, Connor, Kylie, Evan, Megan, Brady, and Owen.

Very dearly loved daughter of Agnes Jaques (Bruce). Dearly loved sister of Lynda Ireland (Rick), Nancy Campbell (Kenny), Judy Roberts (Steve), Carol Amirault (Ray), and brother Bruce Jaques (Mary). A special niece of Laurene Gowing. Sharon will be deeply missed by her many nieces and nephews.

Sharon will be remembered for her love of quilting and the beautiful quilts that she made. Sharon was a faithful employee of Canadian Bluebird for over 35 years.

There were so many friends and family members that helped Sharon to remain at home as were her wishes. The family wishes to express its gratitude for all the people who visited, stayed overnight and provided meals and support to Sharon.

A special thank you to Dave and Lou for your unconditional friendship and support for Sharon throughout her journey. A sincere thank you to Linda Sault for her spiritual comfort to Sharon and her family during her time at home and at the hospice.

A celebration of Sharon's life will be held in Brantford on Friday, October 10th. Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Stedman Hospice would be appreciated.


PINDAR, Gladys Esther Pindar, Obituary | Print |

PINDAR, Gladys Esther -

Peacefully passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, on October 1, 2014, at the age of 83 years.

Esther has joined her beloved husband Eric (predeceased March 2014) for their 60th Anniversary on October 2nd.

Loving mother to Eslyn Tello, Hazel Pindar (predeceased), Beverly Pindar-Donick, Gregory Pindar and Wainwright Pindar (predeceased).

Proud grandmother to Shawn MacFarlane, Alicia Tello, Kenneth Tello, Justain Donick, Brandon Donick, Jordane Tello, Nikkole Donick, Emmett Pindar, Hazel Pindar, Mya Pindar and great-grand- mother to Tianna MacFarlane, Amy MacFarlane, Eric Guitar, Austin Guitar and Marlow Donick.

A special thank you to all the staff at the ICU and Nephrology at St. Joseph's Hospital for all of their care and support.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 7th in Ancaster. A Private Family Interment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.


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