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FRITH, Marie Cora (Babin) Frith, Obituary | Print |

FRITH, Marie Cora (nee Babin) -

Passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on July 17, 2015, in her 87th year.

Predeceased by her parents Edward and Alice and by her elder sister Theresa. Beloved wife of Glenwood Frith, mother of Walter Frith and sister and sister-in-law of Monique Frith and George Frith of Hamilton.

Marie is fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, other family members as well as many friends and neighbours.

Cremation will take place with a date for interment to follow.

Many thanks to Dr. Ralph Epstein of Hamilton and to the entire staff and administration at the Dundurn Place Care Centre where Marie has resided since 2006.

Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.


GARDIEN, Johanna Berdan Gardien, Obituary | Print |

GARDIEN, Johanna Berdan -

Suddenly, on Friday, July 17, 2015, at the Hamilton General Hospital, in her 51st year.

Beloved wife of John. Loving mother to Bailey.

Much loved daughter of Joan Miller and the late Alphonzo Berdan and stepdaughter of Gordon Miller.  Dear sister to Christine, Cathy and Karen. Daughter-in-law of Jack Gardien and the late Margaret Gardien. Sister-in-law to Jeannette and Dave.

Johanna is survived by her many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A special thanks to the staff of the C.C.U. at the Hamilton General.

Visitation will take place in the Miller Funeral Chapel, Caledonia, ON on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

The service will be held in the Grace United Church, Caledonia, on Wednesday, July 22 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (2550 Victoria Park Ave. Suite 800, Toronto, ON M2J 5A9 1-877-287-3533) would be appreciated by the family.

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HILL, Michael Wayne (Seek) Hill, Obituary | Print |

HILL, Michael Wayne (Seek) -

Hill_MichaelSuddenly passed away at his home on Friday July 17, 2015 at the age of 60 years.

He was the loving father of Mike (Linda), Roger (Kate), Brandi and Burgandi (Kyle). Proud grandfather to his Little baboo’s Jadyn, Zayden Ryder, Railey, Johanna, Darien, Jazlynne, Keelyn, Shaylen, and Mazelin. Brother of Ferne, Darren “Dunks” and Paula, Anthony “Balog”, Jason “Snake”, Dwight “Roger” and Nancy, Johnny and Trisha “Gump” and Earla and Henry.

Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his mother Clara “Geebee” Hill.

Seek recently retired from Six Nations Parks and Recreation. He was actively involved in minor sports and was the dedicated vice-president for over 20 years with the minor hockey association.

He will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his family and friends.

The family will honour his life at his home 187 Chiefswood Road, Six Nations on Sunday July 19 from 2-7 p.m. Evening Service will be held on Monday July 20 at 6 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday July 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. at his home. Burial will follow.

Please join the family for food and beverages at the Six Nations Community Centre following the burial service.


HOUSE, R. Larry House, Obituary | Print |

HOUSE, R. Larry -

Suddenly at the West Haldimand Hospital, Hagersville on Friday, July 17, 2015, at the age of 66 years.

Beloved husband of 47 years to Nancy (Ince) House. Loving father of Kelly and Joel, Tina, and Tracy and Shawn. Dear Poppa of Dean, Paige, Savannah, Madison, and Leeland.

Son of the late Glen and Shirley (Hockley) House. Brother of Karen and Jim Clark, and the late Ray House.

Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family will honour his life with visitation at the Hyde & Mott Chapel, R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd., 60 Main Street South, Hagersville, ON on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 2 p.m. Interment in Fisherville.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the McMaster Children's Hospital.

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LAWRENCE, Leonard Sydney Lawrence, Obituary | Print |

LAWRENCE, Leonard Sydney C.A. -

Surrounded by his family, Len suddenly passed away on July 17, 2015.

Len leaves behind his beloved wife, Bonnie. Forever remembered and cherished by his children, Laura (Rick), Lisa (Dale) and Boomer (Josie).

Very special and loving step-father to Wade (Mary) and Dean. Loving grandfather to the lights of his life, Logan, Steven, Michael, Allison, Rowan, Chloe and Aria.

Len is predeceased by his father, Hamilton police chief Leonard G. Lawrence, his mother Elizabeth and his sister Marilyn.

Len was the proud grandson of the late Hamilton Mayor Sam Lawrence. Throughout the years, Len was committed to his community by serving with such organizations as the MS Society and the YMCA.

He loved being a chartered accountant and enjoyed helping friends with any financial advice.

Len was the longtime administrator for Local 18 Carpenters Union. Anyone who knew Len will miss his friendship, kindness, generosity and sense of humour.

Visitation at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME 'William J. Markey Chapel' 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton, ON on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. A Celebration of Len's life will follow in the chapel at 12 p.m. Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

Rest in Peace 'Cliffy' We Love You

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MEDLEY, Faye Isobel (Auliffe) Medley, Obituary | Print |

MEDLEY, Faye Isobel (nee Auliffe) -

Medley_FayeApril 4, 1936 - July 17, 2015

It is with great sadness that Mark, Vivian and Janet (Fred) announce the passing of our wonderful mom, Faye Isobel Medley, on July 17, 2015.

Mom was a strong and inspirational woman who treasured family above all else. She was generous to the core, resilient, courageous and had a feisty spirit.

She will be forever remembered and cherished by her grandchildren Simon, Graham, Tessa, Lily, Michael and Adam, her greatest source of joy.

Predeceased by her parents Herbert and Janet Auliffe, siblings Joyce, Ross, Carl and Ken and survived by her sister Muriel.

Details of celebration of life forthcoming.

In her memory donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Gone yet not forgotten, Although we are apart, Your spirit lives within me, Forever in my heart. Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.

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PUST, Frank Pust, Obituary | Print |

PUST, Frank -

Passed away peacefully on July 17, 2015 at the Juravinski Hospital, at the age of 75.

Loving husband of Hilda for 50 years.

Frank will be missed by many family and friends.

Frank was retired from Dofasco after 37 years of service.

As per Frank's wishes, cremation has taken place.


SMITH, Catherine Evelyn (Whetham) Smith, Obituary | Print |

SMITH, Catherine Evelyn (Whetham) -

Smith_CatherineOctober 17, 1918 - July 17, 2015

Into God's loving arms, a gracious woman has passed.

Predeceased by her husband James A. Smith.

Evelyn was a devoted wife and proud mother. She was beloved by her daughter Catherine and husband Larry Bauslaugh, and her son Douglas Smith and wife Pam. Precious Nana to Philip (Rina), David (Ashley) Valerie (Jason), Allison (Christopher) and Jessica.

She was always a part of their lives. Her eyes lit up in the presence of her six great-grand-children.

She is predeceased by her sister Elsie (Whetham) Young and her brother Jim Whetham. She is survived by her brother-in-law Norman Smith and his wife Janette of Massachusetts and sister-in-law Erna Whetham.

Evelyn was a lifelong member of Strabane United Church. Her career as a teacher spanned 50 years primarily in Dundas as a Kindergarten teacher. She loved to inspire and coach young minds.

Many thanks to the staff at St. Joseph's Villa for their care and comfort in the last few years.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 10-11 a.m. at STRABANE UNITED CHURCH , 1565 Brock Road, Strabane, with the Service of Celebration of Evelyn's life beginning at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Sleeping Children around the World or a charity of your choice.

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VINNAI, Gloria Flossie (Henry) Vinnai Obituary | Print |

VINNAI, Gloria Flossie (nee Henry) -

At her home, with her family at her side, on Friday, July 17, 2015 in her 70th year.

Beloved wife of Joe Vinnai for 51 years. Loving mother of the late Danny and Scottie Vinnai. Adored grandmother of Joseph, James, William, Cody and Cole.

Survived by brother Robert and sisters Vickie, Sharon, Evelyn, Bonnie and predeceased by her brother Lorne.

The family wishes to express its sincerest gratitude for the V.O.N. nurses who cared for Gloria.

Gloria's wishes are to have cremation take place, with interment at the Farringdon Burial Ground, in Brantford. Arrangements entrusted with the Beckett Glaves funeral home, 88 Brant Avenue, Brantford, Ontario.

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ZAHRYBELNY, Patricia Margaret Zahrybelny, Obituary | Print |

ZAHRYBELNY, Patricia Margaret -

Zahrybelny_PatriciaSuddenly at the Brantford General Hospital on Friday July 17, 2015 in her 77th year.

Loving wife of Alexander for 58 years, dear mother of Alex (Jayne), Helen Anne (Rick) Read, Bonnie (Rob) Owens, Ronnie (Dave) Campbell, DD (Rick) Johnston and predeceased by a daughter Cindy (1967) and son Michael (2011).

Dear grandmother of Jason (Alex), Kyle (Claire) Zahrybelny, Garrett (Laura) Ball, Abbey (Simon) Ball-Jennions, Kerri Lynn and Danielle Read,(Steve), Jodie and Travis Owens, Curtis Campbell, Krystal (Brian) Inberg, Karrissa Zahrybelny, Ashley, Courtney (Chris) and Rick Johnston. Great-grandmother of Landen and Kylie Inberg, Kane Horsfalls, Hope Jennions and Amanda Ball.

Predeceased by her parents Wilfred and Frances MacKinnon. Sister of Gerard (Linda) MacKinnon, Sharon (Art) Laush, Wayne (Diane) MacKinnon, Terry (Velma) MacKinnon, Leam MacKinnon and predeceased by brothers Michael, Fred and Lloyd.

She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  Pat and Alex were foster parents to numerous children over the years.

She was a long-time employee of Sonoco Canada and most recently worked in retail along with assisting as a school crossing guard and volunteering with several organizations.

The family will receive friends at the "THORPE BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL" 96 West Street, Brantford, ON on Monday July 20th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm with Parish Rosary at 6:30 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 133 Murray Street on Wednesday July 22nd at 11:00 am followed by cremation.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated.

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BELL, Lorraine Bell, Obituary | Print |

BELL, Lorraine -

Bell_LorrainePeacefully, at her home on Thursday, July 16, 2015 in her 86th year, Lorraine Bell, beloved wife of the late John Bell. 

Loving mother of Arthur Bell, Robin (Brian) Bruton and Lisa Bell.   Much loved grandmother of Casey. 

Lorraine accompanied her husband to Brantford in the late 60's as he became plant manager for Spaulding Sporting Goods manufacturing, with its Canadian headquarters in Brantford.  She worked part time at the St. George post office, volunteered at St. Leo's school in Brantford, loved and cared for all animals and helped her daughters’ in their pursuits showing horses at equestrian competitions. 

While she maintained a great love for the place of her birth in New England, her wishes for both herself and her husband John were to remain in Canada after they passed. 

Cremation has taken place. 

If wished, memorial donations to the S.P.C.A. or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully appreciated.


FERRELL, Colin Gregory Ferrell Obituary | Print |

FERRELL, Colin Gregory -

Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 16, 2015 in his 60th year.

Colin will be remembered by his many friends in Brantford, India and around the world.

At Colin's request, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the BECKETT-GLAVES FAMILY FUNERAL CENTRE, 88 Brant Avenue, Brantford, Ontario.

A memorial gathering will be held at the residence of Jeff Grose, at 3 Ontario Street on Sunday between 4 and 6 p.m.

Memorial Donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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GILMOUR, Irene Edith (Powell) Gilmour, Obituary | Print |

GILMOUR, Irene Edith (nee Powell) -

Our dear mother passed away peacefully at Grace Villa Nursing Home on Thursday, July 16, 2015, in her 101st year.

Predeceased by her husband Andrew (1947).

Proud and loving mother of Betty (Bob) Culliton, Shirley (the late Norman) Hannigan, James (Florence) Gilmour, predeceased by daughter Joan and the late Ronald Sharp, by her sister Florence Waite and great-grandson Brent Mazepa.

Loving grandmother to 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grand- children and 13 great-great-grand- children.

Visitation will be held at the L.G WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 151 Ottawa St. N., Hamilton, ON, on Sunday from 2 - 4 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. with visitation from 10 a.m. to service time. A reception will follow. Interment.

Donations to the Bereaved Families of Ontario, or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

A special thank you to all the staff of Grace Villa for all their exceptional care and compassion for the last eight years.

"She was our rock"

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GOFFIN, Ellen Goffin Obituary | Print |

GOFFIN, Ellen -

Passed away on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 after a short illness, at Regina Gardens in her 95th year.

Dearly beloved wife of Jack Goffin (deceased).

Beloved mother of John (Margo) and Robert (Dianne). Precious grandmother of John (Jill), Cameron (Shannon) and Sonia Markovic (Nick). "Great" great grandmother of Brendan, Kieran, Eva and Colin. Cherished sister of Evelyn Napper (deceased), sister in law of Shirley Mummery and Aunt to many loved nephews and nieces.

Ellen was very active in Mount Hamilton United church and a 60 year resident on Salem Ave, Hamilton.

The family extends deep appreciation to the kind and devoted staff of Regina Gardens for their wonderful care.

Friends will be welcomed by the family at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Ave E., Hamilton, Ontario on Sunday, July 19th from 2 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, followed by refreshments.

If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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HINSPERGER, Monsignor Daniel Robert Hinsperger Obituary | Print |

HINSPERGER, Monsignor Daniel Robert -

Hinsperger_DanielAfter a life well-lived, I announce my death on July 16, 2015 at the age of 73.

With the usual regrets of humanity, I pass into everlasting life to join my parents, Jerome and Florence (Doerr). I am also predeceased by infant brother Donald, and sisters Marilyn (Don) Mann, and Patricia (Frank) Kenkel.

As the last remaining member of my family, I leave to mourn, 13 nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews and still more great-great nieces and nephews.

I was born in Hespeler, now Cambridge, May 24, 1942. My early education was in Cambridge, Resurrection College in Kitchener and St. Peter's Seminary, London. I was ordained to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Hamilton on May 8, 1971 at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. As Associate Pastor, I served in Holy Rosary Parish, Burlington; St. John the Baptist, Hamilton; Regina Mundi, Hamilton; and St. Ann's in Ancaster.

I was Chaplain at St. Thomas More High School, Hamilton in the late '70s and pro tem Chancellor for the Diocese. I was Pastor at St. John the Baptist, Hamilton; founding Pastor of St. Mark's Parish in Kitchener and finally at St. Luke's in Hamilton.

I had the honour of being named Monsignor by Pope Francis in 2014.

Over the years, I have served on the Boards of Directors for the Good Shepherd and the Catholic Children's Aid Society; numerous positions in the Diocese and finally as Chair of the Ex Corde Foundation.

I express my appreciation to all I have met and with whom I have served over these many years.

My funeral arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 19th at the Markey Dermody Funeral Home 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth) in Hamilton, Ontario from 2-9pm and it will continue at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, 200 Mount Albion Road in Hamilton on Monday, July 20th from 2-9pm with Vigil Prayers on Monday at 8pm.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Luke's Parish on Tuesday, July 21st at 11am. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Monsignor Hinsperger's memory to St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church would be greatly appreciated.

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KENTISH, Brian Wallis Kentish, Obituary | Print |

KENTISH, Brian Wallis -

Kentish_BrianSuddenly at the Hamilton General Hospital on Thursday July 16, 2015, Brian Wallis Kentish age 58 years.

Beloved husband of Ruby (nee Brady). Loving father of Ashley, Erin and Curtis Brady. Cherished grandfather of Mahtao and Isabelle.

Dear brother of Donald Kentish and brother-in-law of Lynda Webster (Jason), Megan Burtt (Gene) and Joey Taylor (Danielle).

Brian was an employee of Taylor Steel (Stoney Creek) for 16 years.

Private cremation has taken place. A celebration of Brian’s life will take place at the L.G. WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 151 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton, ON on Saturday July 25th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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KRING, Jenny Kring, Obituary | Print |

KRING, Jenny -

Passed away peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, July 16th, 2015, in her 80th year.

Reunited with her beloved husband Robert (2004) and her much loved daughter Darlene LeBlanc (1991).

Devoted mother to Jeffrey (Patti) Kring, Dan (Caroline) Kring and Yvonne Kring. Grandmother of Kevin and Stephanie Shaw, André and Marc LeBlanc, Jillian, Audrey and the late Cynthia Kring and great-grandmother of 3 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford, ON on Sunday, July 19th, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 9 Waverly Street, Brantford, Ontario on Monday, July 20th at 11 a.m. Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society appreciated.

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McKEAN, Therese Rosemary 'Tess' McKean - Obituary | Print |

McKEAN, Therese Rosemary 'Tess' -

Passed away peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital Hamilton, on Thursday, July 16, 2015.

Beloved wife of the late Roger McKean.

Loving mother of Michael (Nancy Abell) of Westport, Ontario, and Barbara McKean (John Hannah) of Hamilton. Also survived by her grandchildren Sean, Amber, Liam and Claire.

Predeceased by her parents Richard and Florence Malloy and her sisters Anne, Catherine and Joan and her brother John.

Tess was born in Toronto and raised in Owen Sound and has lived in Cambridge since 1959.

There will be no funeral home visitation. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Gregory's R. C. Church 10 St. Gregory's Dr., Cambridge, Ontario on Monday, July 20th at 11 A. M.

As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer would be appreciated by the family.

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SUMNER, Warren Sumner Obituary | Print |

SUMNER, Warren -

Sumner_WarrenWith heavy hearts our family announces the passing of our one-of-a-kind husband, father and grandfather on July 16th, 2015.

Survived by his wife Janice and children Jeffery (Juana), Roger (Marie), Karin (Jaret), Leslie and Nikki. Grandfather to Chelsie (Rob), Moira, Alexander, Abby, Calum and Jemima.

Those who benefitted from Warren's many talents and generosity will remember fondly everything he did for them.

We would like to thank Drs. Hann, Sur, Dath, Goldberg and Schnarr for their compassion and valiant efforts.

It was Warren's wish not to be remembered in a funeral setting, so a celebration of his life will be held later this month. Details will be forthcoming.

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ANDERSON, Lyle Albert Anderson Obituary | Print |

ANDERSON, Lyle Albert -

Anderson_LyleEntered peacefully into the presence of his Saviour and Lord at St. Joseph’s Hospital West 5th Campus, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the age of 64.

Beloved husband of Bonnie. Much loved father of Michael and John. Cherished grandfather of Hayden. Dear brother of Ruth Walsh and the late Peter Anderson.

Lyle was a resident of Beach Blvd., and formerly of Waterdown. He was a long-time employee or Ball Packaging and had a love for rollerblading and mountain biking.

The family wishes to thank the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital West 5th Campus Harbour North 1, for all of their loving care.

Friends will be received at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, 36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek, Ontario on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 20th at 10:30 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donation to St. Joseph’s Hospital Harbour North 1 would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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