Hamilton Obituaries & Wentworth Region Hamilton Obituaries & Wentworth Region


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


FERA, Leslie Fera Obituary | Print |

FERA, Leslie -

Fera_Leslie(1960 - 2014) - Surrounded by her loving family at Juravinski Hospital on Friday, August 1st , 2014.

Born in Simcoe, Ontario on August 7th, 1960.

Beloved wife and best friend of Mario Fera. Proud mother of Adam Tessier (Alexandria) and Steven Tessier (Amaya).

Much loved sister of Tracey Vansickle and Leigh Nagy (Dan). Dear sister-in-law of Dave and Libby Pretty. Loving aunt of Barb Lambert (Mike), Danielle Perrotta (Joey), Rachel and Alex Nagy.

Predeceased by her parents Bill and Sadie Vansickle.

Leslie will be fondly remembered by many friends and colleagues.

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

A memorial service will be held in Brantford on Thursday, August 7th.

Donations in Leslie’s memory to Participation House Brantford or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.


GOWERS, Ross Frederick Gowers Obituary | Print |

GOWERS, Ross Frederick -

Gowers_RossIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ross Gowers on August 1, 2014 at St. Peter’s Residence almost at 92 years.

Beloved husband of Bertha for 68 years. Loving father of William (Debbie), Kathleen Dotchin (Peter), and the late Laura Louise Gowers.

Dear grandpa of Michael, Adam, Erin, Chris, Peter, Heidi, and Karie. Great grandpa of Brandon, Cody, Courtney, Hannah and Andrew.

Dear brother of Roy Gowers (Terry), Barbara Clarke and Shirley Cardwell. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Elena (Trevor), Muriel (Arthur), Marian (Jim), Ruth Durault, and brothers Gord (Mary), and Doug Gowers.

Ross was a retired employee with the Ministry of Environment for 25 years and was a veteran in WWII with the Royal Canadian Engineers.

Funeral Service will be held in Hamilton on Tuesday, August 5th. Cremation to follow.

Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

A special thank you to the nurses and staff at St. Peter’s Residence for their care and compassion which was appreciated so much during Ross’s stay.


LAWSON, Michael 'Shakey' Lawson Obituary | Print |

LAWSON, Michael 'Shakey' -

(1953 - 2014) - It is with much sadness that the family and friends of Michael “Shakey” Lawson announces that he passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, August 1, 2014, at home.

Michael was the brother of David of Burlington and will be missed by Susan, Sarah, Michael and Geoffrey.

He was predeceased by his parents, Audrey and Winston Lawson.

Michael will also be remembered by many friends who have shared his life since his early days in the Westdale community where he grew up and lived most of his too short existence. His work was always located in Hamilton, where he most recently operated his own small business.

Michael was a lifelong fan of the Chicago Black Hawks, stretching back to the glory days of Mikita, Hall and Hull. He liked golf, enjoyed a fondness for the racetrack and had an eye for a promising nag. Shakey shared many happy hours at the West End Pub with his friends and will be remembered for his warmth and generosity of spirit. He was there for those who needed him.

Memorial visitation will be held in Burlington on Thursday, August 7th. A remembrance and celebration of Shakey’s life will be shared by his family and friends at a later date.

For those who wish, a donation to a charity of your choice would be much appreciated.


ORR, Dorothy Orr, Obituary | Print |

ORR, Dorothy -

Peacefully, at the Juravinski Hospital on Friday, August 1, 2014, in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late Donald Orr.

Dear mother of Scott and Greg. Loving grandmother of Tasha and Taylor. Sadly missed by her sister-in-law Marion Ridgers (nee Orr).

At Dorothy's request, cremation has taken place.

Memorial tributes to the SPCA in her memory would be appreciated.


PALADICHUK, Michael Paladichuk Obituary | Print |


Paladichuk_Michael(1946 - 2014) - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dearest Michael on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Hamilton General Hospital - I.C.U. East after complications from surgery.

He is survived by his wife Carol of almost 50 years, his dear daughter Kristin, son-in-law Al and grandchildren Devaan, Jordan, Tiahna, Keegan, Tara and Kayla, by his sisters Ann Marie (Romolo), Carol (Larry), Nancy (Mike), sister-in-law Cathy.

Predeceased by his parents Adalgisa and Norman, his in-laws Elizabeth and George Toth and our beloved son Blair and wife Sandy (2006).

Mike grew up in west St. Catharines he went to Edith Cavell and Collegiate Secondary School. He played baseball, basketball and hockey during those years and coached girls and boys baseball and boys basketball. Later he once again played hockey and baseball with the Shipmans Corners Old Timers. In 2007 Mike and Carol relocated to Fonthill to be near their daughter and her family.

He was a longtime employee of Jordan Wines until its closing and was presently employed at Tora Inc. for over 20 years. In addition he was part owner of West End Sport Cards. He was an avid gardener, along with Carol they enjoyed and transformed their gardens. Mike was a sports fan, a collector of sports memorabilia and enjoyed travelling.

He was a wonderful man who will be deeply missed.

A Funeral Service will be held in Fonthill on Tuesday, August 5th with cremation to follow.

Memorial donations to Hamilton Health Sciences-I.C.U. East or Hospice Niagara would be appreciated by the family.


SHEPPARD, Archibald Francis Sheppard Obituary | Print |

SHEPPARD, Archibald Francis, LLB, Q.C. -

Sheppard_ArchibaldPassed away on August 1, 2014.

Son of the late Alton Sheppard and Emily Elliott. Loving husband of Dianne. Loved father of David (predeceased), Paul and Sarah Beth (Don) and grandfather of Matthew and Adam.

Also survived by siblings Catharine Macadam, Reverend Elliott Sheppard and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by siblings Sophia Trape, Frances Sheppard and Henry Sheppard.

A graduate of Westdale Secondary School (Hamilton), Trinity College and Osgoode Hall. Former senior partner of Martin, Sheppard, Fraser. WWII veteran and Director of several companies.

Community involvement included Camp Artaban, Brother of Anglican Churchmen, Boy Scouts, Junior and Senior Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Rotary, United Way (First Chairman of Leader's Way), Lookout Point Country Club, Niagara Falls Bar Association, Welland County Bar Association and Ontario Council of Canadian Bar Associations.

Special thanks to Joan Mackenzie, Mary Aird, all of the caring people at Bella Senior Residence, CCAC, Dr. G. Soliman, Alicia John, Dr. George Zimakis, Dr. Dan Dargavel, Dr. Sampuvenvran and Shirley Hawkey, Mansions of Forest Glen Staff, Dr. L. Hazrati, The Visiting Angels, Dennis Martin and Staff, Red Cross, Monsignor V.J. Ferrando, The Reverend Duncan Lyon and St. John the Evangelist Church and Kim Martingago.

Arrangements out of Niagara Falls. Private family service will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, Stamford. Cremation to take place with interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Geriatric Assess Program of the Greater Niagara General Hospital, would be appreciated.


BAYNE, David Grant Bayne - Obituary | Print |

BAYNE, David Grant -

Bayne_David(July 8, 1945 – July 31, 2014)

RCN, LCdr (Ret)

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Hospice Wellington after a very brief illness.

Family meant everything to Dave and there is nothing he wouldn’t do for those he loved.  He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Elizabeth (Liz) Bayne and his wonderful children Michelle Karker (Michael) and Peter Bayne (Jennifer). 

He was a proud Grandpa to Austin, Riley and Rachael Karker and Cate and Amanda Bayne and a devoted son of Francis (Frank) Bayne of Guelph, ON and Gladys Bayne of Barrie, ON.  David was a brother, an uncle and a friend to many throughout this wide world of ours. 

Dave served Canada as a member of the Royal Canadian Navy for 25 years first as a MARS officer then as a Pilot.  He was a graduate of VENTURE (Naval Officer Training Centre (1965) and the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) (1976).

Dave’s career spanned many facets of military and commercial aviation and he was most recently Director of Flight Operations for George Weston Limited.  He was fortunate to have had a vocation which he loved and never considered to be work.

Dave always embraced adventure and he and Liz travelled extensively throughout this amazing world of ours. Their favourite place was always 'the Cottage' at Chance Harbour, Nova Scotia where family and friends would meet and celebrate being together.

Dave was a respected leader and mentor to many within the military and aviation industry. His ability to recognize the capabilities and talents of individuals was remarkable. He was a loyal friend and colleague who considered others before himself.

Dave had a great life but had so many plans for the future. The family is devastated that this disease brought down such a strong man, a loving man, a man who seemed at times larger than life, in such a short period of time.

Friends are invited to meet with the family at the Hanlon Convention Centre, 340 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph on Thursday, August 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  A celebration of David’s life will commence at 2:00 p.m. with Father Kevin Bothwell officiating. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice Wellington, the Juravinski Cancer Centre or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.


BOLTON, Janet (Sherring) Bolton, Obituary | Print |

BOLTON, Janet (nee Sherring) -

Bolton_JanetPeacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 31, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Janet, in her 71st year.

Beloved wife of Nelson W. Bolton for 51 years. Loving mother of Deborah MacLean (Allen), Robert (Susan), Rosemary Adam (Scott), and Theresa.

Dear grandma of Brandon (Ashley), Cody and Chad. Dear sister of Gloria (Ray) Pringle, Jim Sherring (Brenda), Mary Jane Shonbeck (Bill), Joe Sherring, Greg Sherring (Diane), and Colleen Sherring.

Predeceased by her sister Carol Hastings (Ronald). Survived by several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, family and friends.

Janet was a retired employee of Scotia Bank for many years and will be lovingly remembered for her strawberry jam and Aunt Janet's pickles and especially for her love and devotion towards her family.

A Funeral Mass will be offered at Blessed Sacrament Church on Saturday, August 2nd at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Donations to the Cancer Assistance Program would be appreciated by the family.

A special thank you to the staff of St. Joseph's Hospital and the Juravinski Hospital for the care and compassion shown to Janet.


BURNS, Rodell 'Dell' Burns Obituary | Print |

BURNS, Rodell 'Dell' -

Peacefully with his sons by his side on Thursday, July 31, 2014, Dell in his 83rd year went home to be with the Lord.

He is now reunited with his beloved wife Audrey of 59 years.

Loving father of Rodell “Rod” and Kim (nee Lillycrop) Burns of Hamilton, Gregory and Gail (nee Chalmers) Burns of St. Catharines. Cherished grandfather of Isaac, Abigail and John-Morgan Burns. Dear brother of Gladys, David, Wilma, Everett, Ken and Don.

Dell had worked at Ford of Oakville for 41 years, specializing in metal finishing. He spent his retirement pursuing his passion of woodworking.

Arrangements out of Stoney Creek.  Cremation. A Memorial Service will be held at Bethel Gospel Tabernacle, 1355 Upper Wellington St., Hamilton, on Thursday, August 7th at 11 a..


DENEKAMP, Sipke 'Sid' Denekamp Obituary | Print |

DENEKAMP, Sipke 'Sid' -

At the age of 87 years, Sid passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital on Thursday, July 31, 2014, after suffering a stroke on July 13th.

Sid was the beloved husband of Harmina for 62 blessed years.  Loving father to Thea (Mark) Boutillier, Jannie (Leo) Westra, Rina (Len) Vanderlingen, and Herman (Catherine) Denekamp.  Much loved grandpa to Lis Ann, David (Michelle), Amanda (Tim), Rebecca, Michael (Erin), Kevin (Andrea), Cheryl (Scott), Andrea (Neil), Colin (Tara), Nathan and Jordan.

Proud opa to Nicholas, Jackson, Abigayle, Joshua, Benjamin, Julia, Jordan, Django, Jayden, Kaley, Cole, Michaela and Ainsley.  Predeceased by his grandson Christopher (2005).

Sid was the last surviving of his family for his generation.

Private family interment in Burlington.  Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 5th at 11 a.m. at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 616 Dundas St. E. (At Kerns Rd.) Waterdown.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Redeemer University College (777 Garner Rd E, Ancaster, ON L9K 1J4) or Teen Challenge London (Lambeth Box 777, London, ON N6P 1R6) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


FERRIER, Hilda Rose (Rakestrow) Ferrier Obituary | Print |

FERRIER, Hilda Rose (nee Rakestrow) -

Of Grimsby, Ontario. Passed away peacefully at the Parkview Nursing Centre on July 31, 2014, in her 90th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Creston Ferrier.

Loving mother to Harold and Ina (deceased) Ferrier, Robert and Joanne Ferrier, Carole and Larry Swayze, Ross and Cathy Ferrier, Dianne and Richard Vanderwal, Doris and Michael Maragh.

Dear grandmother to Sue and Jo Ferrier, Melanie, Timothy and Kristine Ferrier, Steven and Krista Swayze, Grant, Ashley and Kyle Ferrier, April and Jesse Vanderwal, and Alyssa, Brandon, Creston and Deon Maragh. Great-grandmother to Dorian, Tytus, Leah and Levi.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held in Stoney Creek on Saturday, August 16th.


KUTYLA, Frank Kutyla Obituary | Print |

KUTYLA, Frank -     "Express Condolences"

Kutyla_FrankPassed away at home, surrounded by his family, on July 31, 2014, in his 93rd year.

Beloved husband of Bernice for 56 years. Loving father of Ted and Rick (Linda). Grandfather to the late Stefani-Amber. Step grandfather to Mallory (Ron). Great step-grandfather to Mason.

Predeceased by his parents Tomasz and Aniela and sisters Agnieszka and Stefania.

Survived by sisters Katarzyna and Janina (Poland) and brother John (Montreal). He will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Born in Kutyly, Poland, Frank came to Canada in 1949, settled in Southern Ontario and worked on many tobacco farms. Frank was a retired long time employee of Massey Ferguson (Verity Foundry) and was a fork-lift operator (Local 458).

Frank was a lifelong member of the Polish Alliance Friendly Society of Canada – Branch 10 (62 years) and St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. Frank enjoyed long walks, coffee shops, watching hockey, attending air shows and going to car shows with his two sons.

Special thanks to CCAC, VON, Bayshore, OutReach Program (St. Joseph's Hospice), nurses, doctors and the many Personal Support Workers.

The family will receive friends at the THORPE BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 96 West St., Brantford on Monday, August 4th from 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm, with Parish Prayers at 8:00 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 235 Brant Ave., on Tuesday, August 5th at 10am. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Joseph's Church Elevator Fund and Scholarship Fund, the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences can be made at thorpebrothersfh.com.



MORGAN, John Bruce Morgan - Obituary | Print |

MORGAN, John Bruce -

Morgan_JohnAfter a long battle with lupus, John Bruce Morgan died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Beloved husband and father, he leaves behind to grieve, his bereft wife, Ülle (née Partsa), son Michael Owen Spencer Morgan, and daughter Ainslie Dylan Aleksandra Morgan.

His children were his proudest achievement and he loved them unconditionally.

He knew he would marry Ollie (as he called her) the night they met and they never looked back. They were each strong for the other when needed, truly completing one another and being each other's staunchest advocates.

Bruce was born in Hamilton on April 18, 1955, the son of the late Marjorie Jean (Bruce) Morgan (2012) and Dilwyn Rees Morgan (2008).

He leaves behind his big brother Philip Rees Morgan (Michele); and his baby sister Janie Morgan; along with their children, Eryl and Matthew Morgan and Brynne and Euan Duffy; and many family members in Wales and the Hamilton area.

Also devastated is Ülle's family, her mother, Maret Tari; sister, Merike Lisa Sherin; brother-in-law, John Sherin and their children, Nolan and Avalon Sherin; her cousin, Lia Holland and Lia's children Markus and Erika Holland.

Bruce will be well and truly missed by his friends, his colleagues, his neighbours, his menagerie, but most of all by his family. He made us laugh, he looked after us and he worried about us. We don't know how we will go on without you. It seems impossible.  We will always love you and keep you in our hearts.

Donations to Lupus Ontario would be most appreciated.

A service of remembrance Celebrating Bruce's Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 9th at Maple Grove United Church, 346 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville.


ROE, Grayce Muriel Roe, Obituary | Print |

ROE, Grayce Muriel -

Roe_GrayceEntered peacefully into the presence of her Lord, on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the Brampton Civic Hospital, in her 97th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Harold Samuel Roe of 65 years.

Dear mother of Robert (Sue) of Calgary, Kenneth (Claire) of Hamilton, Brian (Margaret) of Toronto, Joyce Elaine of Stoney Creek, Pauline (Brian) of Brampton and Scott (April) of Cambridge.

Grandmother of 14 grandchildren, great-grandmother of 8 and great-great-grandmother of 3.

Service will be held on Saturday, August 2nd in Stoney Creek. Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations to Mission Services Hamilton, Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.


WILKES, George Gordon Wilkes Obituary | Print |

WILKES, George Gordon -       "Express Condolences"

Wilkes_GeorgeIn his 97th year, passed away peacefully at Wentworth Lodge on Thursday, July 31st, 2014.

He was predeceased by his wife Donna (MacPherson) (1984), his friend and companion Agnes Fernihough (2003) and his grandson, Stephen Wilkes (2012).

Left to grieve are his six children, Mary Amberman (Eric-deceased) (Hamilton), Nadine Wilkes-Smith (George-deceased) (Dundas), Allan Wilkes (Hamilton), Linda Manns and Ron Manns (Stoney Creek), Dale and Vickie Wilkes (Lake Stevens, Washington) and Dan and Carol Wilkes (Bancroft).

Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Robert and Janis Amberman (Tulsa, Oklahoma), David Sands (New Westminster, B.C.), Jamie and Suzanne Sands (Dundas,), Michael Manns (Hamilton), Colin and Karen Manns (Hamilton), Stephanie Wilkes (Bolton), Christopher Wilkes (Seattle, Wash), Amanda Wilkes (Seattle, Wash) , Ryan Wilkes (Dunnville) and Amber Wilkes (Bancroft), 13 great-grandchildren, 11 step-granchildren and 10 step great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by two cousins Ruth Weaymouth and Bruce Jagger of Grimsby and many nieces and nephews, especially Helen and Jerry Joslin and their kindness and caring.

George, or as some people knew him, Gordon served four years overseas in the signal corps during WWII. When he returned home he worked in the family bakery perfecting the skill of decorating many a wedding cake over the years. He then worked at Westinghouse as machine shop operator and 30 years for the Hamilton Board of Education as a stationary engineer.

He was a 33rd degree Mason and a member of Dundurn Lodge for over 50 years. He and his best friend, John Manisto spent many hours traveling and visiting neighbouring lodges and those in the United States and across Canada.  He was a life-long member of the Anglican Church. Marrying at St. James the Apostle, bringing his children up at St. Peter's and spending the last 8 years at St. James in Dundas.

He was an honest, proud, hardworking man who never wavered in his responsibilities to family, church and the Masonic Order.

Many thanks to the staff of Bertram Place and Wentworth Lodge who gave him such warm and loving care in the last few years.

Friends may call at the MARLATT FUNERAL HOME "Swackhamer Chapel", 195 King Street West, Dundas on Monday, August 4th from 2 - 4 & 6 - 8 pm, with a Masonic Service being held at 8pm.

A Funeral Service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, 137 Melville Street, Dundas on Tuesday, August 5th at 1pm. Interment to follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

Donations can be made to The Masonic Foundation or St James Church, Dundas.

Online condolences may be made at marlattfhdundas.com.



WRIGLEY, Maud Wrigley Obituary | Print |


(1925 - 2014) - Maud passed away peacefully at the Juravinski Hospital on July 31, 2014.

She is predeceased by husband John.

Loving mom of her daughter Jean Wrigley and son Paul Wrigley (Terry). Lovingly remembered by her 3 grandchildren, Jill, Jenna and Troy.

Maud is survived by her sister Margaret Law in the U.K.

A very special thank you to Dr. Eiriksson and the staff at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.

A reception will be held in Waterdown on Thursday, August 7th.


ANGER, Beau Glenn Anger, Obituary | Print |

ANGER, Beau Glenn -


At home on July 30.

Son of Sharon and Glenn, father of Ryley Joseph, grandson of Gretchen Cowe, brother of Kimberly Anger, nephew of Marlene Gowmon (Joe).

Beau will be remembered by many as a good friend.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 7th in Hamilton. Interment immediately following.

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


BROWN, William Michael 'Bill' Brown Obituary | Print |

BROWN, William Michael 'Bill' -

Brown_BillIt is with the heaviest of hearts that the family announces the passing of Bill at the young age of 56, peacefully in Nova Scotia, on July 30, 2014.

Bill leaves behind the love of his life and best friend Vicki, his parents, Michael and Ruth Brown, his dearly loved children Sarah (Ivan), Laura(Adam), and David (their mother Marilyn), and step­children, Laura Dzsudzsak and Adam Dzsudzsak, and his granddaughter, whose smile warmed his world, Arianna.

Bill also leaves behind his siblings, Heather Doucette (Keith), Fred (Tiffany), Glenda Annand (Peter), Mike (Sue), brothers­-in-­law Brian (Bev) and Rob (Shelley). Predeceased by his infant brother, Dennis Paul.

Bill will be forever missed by his many nieces and nephews, Mikey, Freddy, Bryan, Christopher, Kevin, Katie, Kristen, Kayla, Abby, Alex, Heather, Miles, Rosie, Riley, Dalton, and Phillip, and grand nieces and nephews, Xavier, Penelope, Tyson, Devin, Noah, and Charlotte. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, and great cousins. Ares will miss his best friend.

Bill was born on Bell Island in Newfoundland, and found his home in Brantford. Bill and Vicki's map in life was well travelled and marked with seasons of love and unending energy. Bill's mom and dad truly loved every moment of the many vacations they took together.

An incredibly intelligent and vibrant man, Bill invariably made an impact on every person he met—giving them the gift of his experience, insight, and a laugh that warmed their hearts. Bill’s greatest pride was his family. Nothing brought him more energy than spending time with those he loved. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and son, family truly was everything to him. Bill would have done anything for his family and there are countless loving memories that we will all look back on with smiles and laughter ­ a lot of laughter.

Arianna was her papa's world and she will miss growing up with the most amazing soul she would ever know and he cherished her like no other. Our collective hearts are broken. Bill truly was a special man that understood what his life was about, demonstrating that others always came first, with his actions leaving no room for doubt. He preferred to discuss his children’s accomplishments, rather than his own—eager to recall the sweet memories of his love Vicki, and his children, and how they had grown.

As the Senior Vice President at The Williamson Group, a family­-run business in Brantford, Bill was indeed like a father to all. He was passionate about his work, he loved his people, he loved The Williamson Group—and they in turn, loved him back.

So now we say goodbye and remember a father’s and son's life—the man he was and that he came to be. Bill would be happiest to be remembered by all who knew him, as a sensitive soul, and a man who truly loved his family, his work, and his life.

A Funeral Service will be held in Brantford on Thursday, August 7th.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of your choice.


CAMPANELLA, Rosario Campanella Obituary | Print |


Campanella_RosarioIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Rosario Campanella on July 30, 2014, in his 72nd year.

He is the beloved husband of Antonina (Battaglia) and loving father to Carm (Robert Peet), Franca and Tom (Katie) Campanella. He is the cherished nonno of Matthew and Adam Peet.

He is the dear brother and brother-in-law of Giuseppe and Grazia Campanella, Giuseppina Campanella, Maria Spoto and Carmelo and Lina Campanella. He is the proud uncle and godfather to many nieces, nephews and godchildren.

Predeceased by his parents Gaetano and Carmela Campanella and in-laws Antonino and Francesca Battaglia; grandson Crocifisso Peet; brothers Salvatore, Angelo and Gregorio Campanella; sister Giuseppina Battaglia; sisters and brothers-in-law Maria Campanella, Grazia Battaglia, Nino Battaglia and Sam Spoto and nephew Joseph Spoto.

Rosario is remembered for his kind spirit, his welcoming heart and his ability to bring smiles to those he encountered.

A special thank you to family and friends for bringing happiness to his life.

Arrangements out of Hamilton. A Funeral Mass will take place at Annunciation of Our Lord Church at 280 Limeridge Road W., on Tuesday, August 5th at 10:30 a.m.  Entombment to follow in Burlington.


CORFE, Paul William Corfe Obituary | Print |

CORFE, Paul William –

Corfe_Paul(Retired Warrant Officer - Canadian Armed Forces)

Peacefully after a brief illness at Hamilton General Hospital on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the age of 50.

Dearly loved son of Diann Corfe and the late Earl Corfe.

Loving brother of Lorraine Saunders (Roger) and Mike Corfe (Bethann). Sadly missed by his close friend Paul Tyleman. Proud uncle of Kayla, Megan, Alex, Brooklyn, Cameron and Dawson.

Paul will be fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A visitation will be held in the Royal Canadian Legion, (9 King Street East, Millbrook) on Wednesday, August 6th from 5 - 6 pm, with a celebration of life at 6pm.  Reception to follow.  Interment at Ida at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Millbrook Medical Centre.


CROUSE, Bonnie Lou Crouse Obituary | Print |

CROUSE, Bonnie Lou -        "Express Condolences"

Crouse_BonniePassed comfortably at peace surrounded by family on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Juravinski Hospital.

Best friend and wife of Paul for 26 years, dear mother and best friend of Chandra and Megan, and wonderful Grammy of Zachery, Diego, and Jesse.

She will also be remembered by her sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews.

Bonnie’s true character shone brightly through her love and support for others including her family, Sunday School students and church family at Kingsway Community Church, and work colleagues.

Even in her final moments, Bonnie was expressing her concern for others through her sense of humour.

A thousand pages could scarcely contain the precious memories that will linger forever.

Arrangements entrusted with CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME  Fennell Chapel, 322 Fennell Ave., E., Hamilton.



DUNN, Paul Edward Dunn Obituary | Print |

DUNN, Paul Edward -

Dunn_Paul(1939 - 2014) - It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 from congestive heart failure after complications while in hospital after surgery.

Paul Edward Dunn was born on March 6, 1939 in Sussex, New Brunswick. He moved to Hamilton in 1957, met and married Lucy Mae Walker in 1959 and moved to Burlington in 1962 where they raised three children.

Predeceased by Lucy in 2007, father of Cindy (Mark Florence), Janice (Jim O'Reilly) and Matthew (Melanie Dorhmann). Grandfather of Megan, Neil, Bradley, Johnathan, Katherine, Lucy and Keegan. Survived by siblings Phyllis, Walter, Shirley, Jean, and Tony.

Predeceased by siblings Maurice, Donald, Frank, Dorothy, Joyce, Jack, Mary, Claire and Josephine.

Retiree of Stelco Parkdale Works after 35 years of service, and 22 years as Treasurer of the Halton Naval Club.

Dad made us so very proud with his strong will and determination to recover in hospital. He will be missed dearly. Thanks to Dr. Tittley, Dr. Strang and the nurses on 2E and a special thanks to the compassionate care of the Personal Support Workers.

Memorial service will be held in Burlington on Friday, August 1st at 1pm, with a gathering to follow at the Halton Naval Club, 2444 Industrial Street.

In lieu of flowers, donations to www.hamiltonhealth.ca in support of Vascular Surgery at Hamilton General Hospital, www.heartandstroke.ca or www.HaltonWomensplace.com are appreciated.


ERWIN, John Weir Erwin, Obituary | Print |

ERWIN, John Weir -

November 2, 1938 - July 30, 2014

Passed away peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital due to complications from multiple myeloma and diabetes.

Forever loved and missed by son John (Elaine) and daughter Laura.

Leaving to mourn Christina Erwin and sisters Shirley, Colleen (Marshall) and Shannon and brother Dennis (Jaquie). Uncle Poopy will also be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews.

John was an automotive salesman and manager for many years and was known for his humour, laughter and generosity. The world is losing a very funny and kind man.

Special thanks for everyone's support during a difficult time, especially Aunt Shirley, Aunt Connie, and Kelly and to all the staff at the Juravinski Hospital, St. Peter's and the Hamilton General ICU.

Cremation has already taken place.

In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Gift in John's memory to Hamilton Health Sciences (Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre or St. Peter's Hospital) would be appreciated.


GREEN, Marjorie (Hyslop) Green, Obituary | Print |

GREEN, Marjorie (nee Hyslop) -

Passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, in her 93rd year.

Daughter of the late Norman and Elizabeth Hyslop of Caledonia.

Leaves to mourn her loss, husband James, son Murray (Janet) of Hamilton, daughters CarolAnn of Toronto and Debbie Baker-Longley (Joe Badgley) of Grimsby and four granddaughters Jennifer GreenJohnson (James) of Dunnville, Melanie Dugard (Jason) of Waterdown, Jessica Baker of Ottawa and Lauren Baker of Hamilton and six great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Stewart, Amelia and Cassidy GreenJohnson and Samantha and Bradley Dugard, two brothers Ralph Hyslop (Joan) of Stoney Creek, Tom Hyslop (Eleanor) of Caledonia, two sisters Norma Ridge (deceased) Jack of Mount Hope and Dorothy Smith (Glenn - deceased) of Hamilton and brother-in-law George Calder (Ruth - deceased).

Marjorie was a volunteer at Chedoke Hospital for 31 years, a charter member of Hamilton Quilters Guild and a member of Chedoke Presbyterian Church.

Cremation has taken place.

Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke or Chedoke Church.

A Memorial Service will be held at Chedoke Church (corner of Mohawk and Magnolia) at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 9th with refreshments to follow.


HECTOR, Stephen Hector, Obituary | Print |

HECTOR, Stephen -

With extreme sadness the family of Steve wishes to announce his passing on July 30, 2014, in his 54th year.

Beloved brother of Dana (Ann) and Jeffrey (Erin Anne) and sister-in-law Wendy Hector.

Much loved uncle of Patrick (Kristin), Vicki, Matthew, Carla and Thomas, and great-uncle to Brooks. He will be sadly missed by aunt Jean Campbell, uncle Bruce Gray (Linda), aunt June Bannon and numerous cousins.

We are comforted knowing that Steve is now reunited with his parents Ray and Shirley.

Cremation has taken place with private family interment.

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


JONES, Joan Jones Obituary | Print |

JONES, Joan -

Jones_JoanPeacefully on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Brantford General Hospital in her 93rd year.

Beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Jones.

Much loved mother of Philip Jones, Brian Jones (Stephanie), Robert Jones (Debbie) and Caroline LeBlanc. Dear sister of Margaret, and predeceased by her siblings Dorothy and Danny.

Grandmother of Lisa, Christine, Carolanne, Lydia, Jessica, Billy, Emily and the late Evan Jones. She will be missed by many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Joan was a proud member of the Overseas Wives Association and a former employee of the year at the John Noble Home.

A funeral service will be held in Brantford on Tuesday, August 5th, followed by Interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the S.P.C.A. or the charity of your choice gratefully appreciated.


LALONDE, Sheila Ann Lalonde Obituary | Print |

LALONDE, Sheila Ann -

Lalonde_SheilaSuddenly passed away at her home in Hamilton on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the age of 52.

Dear mother of Joseph Pyke.

Cherished daughter of Vera and Evert McCallum and the late Pierre Lalonde. Much loved sister of Christine Childs (Glen), Diane Lalonde, Peter Lalonde(Joy) and Karen(Charlene), Cathy, Bert(Joanne) and John McCallum(Paul).

Will be missed by her many nieces and nephews and we can’t forget her beloved cats.

Sheila will be remembered as a free spirit. She loved life, music, dancing, her garden, her cats and her many friends. She had a very big heart and was always willing and ready to give a helping hand whenever she could. She had a great smile and laugh, you could hear a mile away. She had her strong opinions and voiced them freely. A trait much admired, however, at times… LOL.

She loved her son, Joe, with all her heart and soul and being, and was very proud of his accomplishments and to be his Mom.

My daughter was a precious soul, always forgiving and never held a grudge, I have many memories that I will cherish forever (Vera McCallum, Mom).

Service of Remembrance will be held in Burlington on Monday, August 4th.


NORRISH, Erma Mae Norrish, Obituary | Print |

NORRISH, Erma Mae -    "Express Condolences"

Faithful Servant of her Lord Jesus Christ, in her 84th year, Erma went to be with the Lord on July 30, 2014.

Greatly missed by her husband Oliver, sisters Ivy and Melita, nephew Jerome, other family and friends.

Visitation will be held at Bethel Gospel Tabernacle, 1355 Wellington Street, Hamilton on Tuesday, August 5th from 10am until the time of Funeral Service at 11am.




POOLSAAR, Loha 'Lou' Poolsaar Obituary | Print |

POOLSAAR, Loha 'Lou' -

Poolsaar_Lou(1945 - 2014) - Sadly, we must announce that Lou has lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Welland General Hospital with his family by his side.

He will be greatly missed by his wife Thelma, his daughter Carrie Ann, his son-in-law Grant and his cherished granddaughters Julia and Madelyn Sturgeon.

Lou will also be greatly missed by his sister Heli Vail and her husband Dave Vail and their children Tiiu Vail (Andrew Dale) and Paul Vail (Kali Baraniski).

He will be fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Helene Tetreault, his sisters-in-law Joanne Runnalls (Dave), Nicole FitzHenry (Brian) and Carole Roy (Paul). Uncle Lou was also very special to his nieces and nephews Jonathan Runnalls, Cassie Roy, Melissa and Kyle FitzHenry.

Lou loved his family, his friends from Newcomers of Pelham, his brothers from Knights of Columbus and his friends from St. Ann and St. Alexander Parishes. He was a warm, loving and social man dedicated to his family, church and community.

Cremation has taken place. Funeral Liturgy with Mass to celebrate Eternal Life will be held at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church (834 Canboro Road, Fenwick) on Saturday, August 9th at 11 am. Arrangements out of Fonthill.

If desired, memorial donations to Wellspring Niagara (Pelham Building Fund) would be appreciated.


SIMONS, Jean Helen (McCaig) Simons Obituary | Print |

SIMONS, Jean Helen (nee McCaig) -

Simons_JeanWith heavy hearts on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, we announce the passing of Jean Helen Simons of Millgrove.

Beloved wife of Bruce Simons for 53 years. Loving mother of Diane and Allan. Cherished grandmother of Rianna and Clinton Simons.

Dear daughter-in-law of Dorothy Simons. Will be remembered by her loving sisters Mary McCormick (Roy), Lois Mast (Doug); loving brothers Robert McCaig (Doris) and predeceased by Donald (Beatrice).

Fondly missed by by nieces, nephews and many friends.

Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. Arrangements out of Waterdown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Millgrove United Church or Carpenter Hospice.


STOUTH, Jean Lorine Stouth, Obituary | Print |

STOUTH, Jean Lorine -

Stouth_JeanPassed away peacefully at The Meadows Nursing Home on July 30, 2014, with family by her side, in her 88th year.

Jean was predeceased by her husband and love of her life Orlin “Michael” on June 9, 2014. S

he will be greatly missed by her children Sandra and Larry Hazell, Mark and Sophie Stouth, and Kim and Ben Miller. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Julie, Thomas, Derek, Sonia, Erin, and Alyson.

Jean played an important role during WWII, packing parachutes for Canadian soldiers.

For many years, she was an active member of the ACW of Our Saviour Church in Stoney Creek. She loved travelling, baking, entertaining family and friends and filling her home with love and laughter. She will be forever missed.

Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 5th in Stiney Creek. Interment.


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