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Zahara JohnZAHARA, John - It is with great sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of John on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the age of 83.

He was born in Gardenton, Manitoba to Jacob and Lena Rose. Beloved husband of the late Beverley Jane (nee Brunker). John will be sadly missed by his children; Linda Zahara, Patricia Desborough, Sharon Chandler (Don), and Tony Zahara (Debbie).

Arnett JamesARNETT, James Hugh - Passed away peacefully on April 18, 2018 in his 90th year.

Loving husband to Shelagh for 65 years.  Much loved father of Kevin (Lynda) and Tracy Simpson (Harry).  Amazing Grandad to Sarah Arnett (Tyler), Mark Arnett (Jess), Kirsty Lee (Dan), and Cal Simpson (Terry).  Beloved uncle to Lynn and Len Falkiner and family. 

Jimmy was a Maintenance Foreman at Bertrams in Dundas until its close in 1986. 

We wish to thank the wonderful staff of the Orchard View unit at Idlewyld Manor for their tender care of Jimmy. 

HOPKINS, Sylvia - Peacefully at her home on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in her 81st year, Sylvia Hopkins, beloved wife of the late Bruce Hopkins. 

Loving mother of Scott (Liz), David, Paul (Natalie), Michael (Eva) Hopkins. Dear brother of Myrna and Michael Goy and the late Jack Goy.  Loving grandmother of 6 grandchildren.

Kosh PaulKOSH, Paul -  Jan. 29, 1923 – April 18 2018

Passed away peacefully in his sleep, after a terrible fall on April 18, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Predeceased by his wife of 54 years to Margaret (nee O’Connell) (2001).  Friend and companion of Ruth.  Paul is survived by his children Paul (Anna), Brian, Jim (Jackie), Margaret, and Tom (Jane).  Also survived by his sister-in-law June O’Connell. Beloved grandpa to 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 

Paul fought in WWII with the regiment of Queen’s Own Rifles, survived and married our mom. He retired from Westinghouse after a long fought battle with cancer and opened his own business. Paul owned and operated Paul’s Marine Welding and finally took the big leap and retired when he was 80.

Peters GaryPETERS, Gary - March 9, 1944 - April 17, 2018

Died peacefully on April 17, 2018. He is finally reunited with his beloved wife, Pauline .

Son of the late Leroy and Dorothy Peters. Wonderful dad of Cheryl (Derek) Scanlin and Lori (Jason) Enlund and proud Papa of Emily, Matthew, Brandon and Hannah.

Survived by sisters, Shirley (Eldon) and Marilyn (Jim) and several nieces and nephews.

Di Nino VincenzoDi NINO, Vincenzo - It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Vincenzo, surrounded by his family on April 17, 2018 in his 83rd year.

Beloved dad of Pietro (Sabina) and Sandra Di Nino-Valeri (Vince). Loving Nonno of Peter, Marco, Alessia, Victoria and Vanessa. Predeceased by his parents Pietro and Nunziata Di Nino, and siblings Angelina and Luigi. Vincenzo will be deeply missed by his sisters Annalucia, Lucia and Maria.

Read JoyceREAD, Joyce (nee Spong) - Suddenly at the Hamilton General Hospital on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Joyce passed away at the age of 92 years. 

Beloved wife of the late Arthur Read (2008) for 63 years.  Loving mother of Carol and the late Ernie, Norm and Barb,  Dave and Elizabeth, Bob, and Brian and Lisa.  Dear grandmother of Ernie, Erin, Meghan, James, Melissa, Sean, Scott, Michael, Matthew and great-grandmother to eight great-grandchildren. 

PERSKI, Arthur Karl - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 88.

Beloved husband of the late Renate. Cherished father of Reiner and his wife Irma. Devoted grandfather of Monica Juliet. Dear brother of Manfred (Marlie) and uncle of Eric (Pat).

Cremation has taken place. As per his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service.



DUFF, Vincent 'Vince' - Peacefully at the Stedman Community Hospice on Monday April 16, 2018  in his 82nd year. 

Beloved husband for 26 years of Jean.  Father of Carolyn Hier, Katherine Carreiro, and John (Cynthia).  Step-father of Tracy (Will Kelly), Kevin Binks (Cindy), Sheryl (Tim Van Kriustuum).  Loved grandfather to 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. 

Vince was a member of Seymour Masonic Lodge # 272 for over 50 years.  He was 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite, Hamilton. 

Kingma JeanKINGMA, Jean Eileen (nee Stringer) - Passed away peacefully in her 96th year on Monday, April 16, 2018, at Trillium Care Community, Kingston, ON.

Beloved wife of the late George Kingma (1998). Dear mother of David and Monique Kingma, Garry and Janet Kingma, and Susan and Coady Turner. She will be missed by her grandchildren Laura Thomas (Jason), Andrew Kingma (Julie), Danielle Turner (Dan Lapham), Paul Kingma, and by her seven great-grandchildren. Jean and George were long-time residents of Flamborough.

Bannon VernaBANNON, Verna - The Good Lord decided to take our precious mother Verna Bannon in her 76th year to a better place on Monday, April 16th, 2018.  She would never choose to leave her children, but she knew this game called life was over.

An avid card player, she’s earned a seat at the table of one of the best poker games going called Lou.  It was always a competitive game played at her mothers’ house on weekends and it could go on for eternity but there’s a lot of players at the table now waiting for their beloved sister including Jean, Dorothy, Walter, Gordon, Kenny, and Ted. 

CLINE, Thomas William - 2 May, 1947 - 16 April 2018

Suddenly at home on April 16, 2018 in his 71st year. Beloved husband to the late Luella (2012).

Loving father to Tom (Jen) and Papa to Kiera, Mary, Thomas, Evan and Ethan and step papa to Deidra, Hailey, Makayla, Ciara, Kaleb and Kaitlyn.

McKINNEY, Harold Robert - June 17th, 1929 - April 16th, 2018

Harold passed away peacefully on Monday, April 16th at Arbor Creek Long-Term Care, in Hamilton, due to complications from dementia.

Beloved husband of Stephanie Joan McKinney, caring father to Louise Alayne and David Andrew McKinney, devoted grand-father of Carey, Jude, and Julian Miller, and uncle to Matthew and Andrew Miller, Harold was well-loved for his easygoing disposition, irreverent sense of humor, and frequently shared Maritimer yarns.

WICE, Brian Carl - Peacefully (on his own terms) at his home, surrounded by love on April 16, 2018 in his 74th year. 

Beloved husband of the late Angela McKay.  Loving father of Brent (Roxana), David (Coby) and Benjamin.  Cherished Grandpa of Julia, Taylor, Lacey and Lindsay. 

Dear brother of Julia, the late Barbara (Hank), Alan (Slavica) and Grant (Angèle).  Brian will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, family and his enormous circle of friends.

Marchewka JaninaMARCHEWKA, Janina Kazimiera - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Janina at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice on April 15, 2018 in her 76th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Walter.  Cherished Mama of Irene Mesic (Joe), John (Janice) and Diana Pawlowski (Rick). Dearest Babcia of Matthew, Rachel, Ryan, A.J., Lauren, Andrew and Luke.   Loved sister of Wiesia, Alina and the late Anna. 

Flammini ErcoleFLAMMINI, Ercole - Peacefully, on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the Queen’s Garden Long Term Care Residence, at the age of 88. 

Loving and devoted husband of 62 years to Annina Flammini (nee Rocci).  Will be forever in the hearts of his daughter Pia Zaccaria and son-in-law Alfonse Zaccaria, and his grandchildren Andrea Catalano (Mike), Amanda Cuffaro (Dave), and his great-grandchildren Leonardo Cuffaro and Avery Catalano. 

GRANIC, Marija - It is with very heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Marie at her home on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in her 65th year.

Predeceased by partner Tony DiPietro. Loving mother Valerie (Jason) Brohman, Tina Granic and Frank Granic. Cherished grandmother of Luke and Lauren Brohman.

Beloved daughter of Joseph (predeceased) and Teresia Yeric. Much-loved sister of Angie (Daniel) Harrington and their daughter Grace.

Eddy BarbaraEDDY, Barbara - Peacefully at Columbia Forest Care, Waterloo on Sunday April 15, 2018. 

Barbara was born in Oakville, in 1930.  She was the beloved wife for 68 years of Earl Douglas Eddy.  Cherished mother of Janet (John) Browne of Waterloo, Cathy (Jay) Koka of Kitchener and David Eddy of Oxford Mills, Ontario.  Loving grandmother to Michael (Lindsay) Koka, Kitchener, Douglas Browne, Toronto and James Koka (Kylie), Toronto.  Great grandmother of Evie Koka. 

Russell GordonRUSSELL, Gordon Douglas “Doug” – passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre on April 15, 2018, in his 82nd year. 

Loving father of Karen (Chris) Alonzo.  Proud Papa of Nicole Alonzo and her boyfriend Cody McConnell.  Dear brother of Terry (Kathleen) Russell of Sharon ON, Uncle of Meaghen (Devon) Thorne of Toronto ON, and Cassie Russell of Victoria, BC. 

Doug will be lovingly remembered by his best friend Steven (Linda) Buskard and their children Carrie and Jason.  Survived by Wendy Zablocki, Michelle and Danielle Bisaillon. 

Doug owned and operated Doug Russell Car Sales Ltd. until his retirement in 2004. 

SKIRROW, William Earl - It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of William Earl Skirrow December 30, 1935 - April 15, 2018 after a brief illness.

Beloved husband of Heidi, predeceased by wife Doris Skirrow. Loving father of Geoffrey (Christine) and Scott (Lois). Fondly remembered by grandchildren Kathryn (Steve), Jessica, Alexis and Noah. Earl will be lovingly remembered by Heidi’s daughter, Janine (Dennes) and step-grandchildren Mary Grace and Elizabeth. 

Bennardo GiuseppinaBENNARDO, Giuseppina (nee Schifano) - Peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital on Sunday April 15, 2018 at the age of 88.

Wife of the late Rosario Bennardo.  Mother of Salvatore and Marie and Maria and Michele Casa. Nonna of Sandra and Kevin, Michael, Gregory and Ruth, Gina and Angelo and Dino. Bis-Nonna of Ethan, Amelia, Liliana, Vanessa, Louis, and Annalysse.

Sister and sister-in-law of Gerlanda and the late Calogero Schifano and Rosaria and the late Vincenzo Messina. Sadly missed by many family and friends.

ROY, Ellen McGrath (nee McGuire) - Ellen passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Brantford General Hospital.

She was predeceased by her husband James Roy, daughter Carole-Anne Roy and son James Roy Jr. Ellen is survived by her son David Roy (Susan) and daughter Jean Lomas (Dave). Loving grandma of Fiona (Kevin) and Fraser Lomas, Euann and Seamus (Marisela) Roy. Dear sister of Kathleen Walker (David).

DONALDSON, Elizabeth “Betty” - Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family at the Brantford General Hospital on Sunday April 15th 2018 at the age of 77.

Beloved wife of the late Alexander (2016). Loving mother of Susan Donaldson (Stephen Beausoleil), Shauna Denis (Jeff), and David Donaldson (Muoi Trong). Cherished grandmother of Ian, Kate, Aurora, Matthew, Sarah, Alexander, and Nora.

Spree ClaraSPREE, Alice Clara (nee Martin) - Surrounded by family on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Villages of Wentworth Heights in her 96th year Alice went to meet her Lord and Saviour.

Beloved wife and best “Buddie” of the late Roy (1996).  Loving mother of Lynda Abraham and her husband Walter of Hamilton, Sharon Huggins and her husband Larry of Binbrook, Robert and his wife Sandra, and Larry and his wife Pamela, all of Hamilton.

Dearly loved Nana of Shelley Jabs (Dan), Tracey, Matthew (Melissa), Christine Nevitt (Cam), Darrell (Ashley), Leah, Stacey, Jaimey (Mike), Melissa Murray, Derek Murray and great grandmother of Ryan, Shannon, Bethany, Tanner, Kylie, Jadyn, Myla, Michael, and Max.

DOUGHTY, Elsie (Duncan) - Passed away at West Haldimand General Hospital, Hagersville on Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Elsie Doughty, daughter of the late Margaret and George Duncan of Port Dover and wife of the late Robert Doughty (2003) of Nanticoke, in her 95th year. 

Dear mother of Anne and Ian McMillan of Nanticoke.  Beloved grandmother and great grandmother of James and Reese (Duncan and Amelia); Laura; and Robert and Laura (Jacob and Hazel).  Sister of Ruth and William Ramp and Wallace Jarvis. 

Notorandrea NicolaNOTARANDREA, Nicola - Surrounded by the love of his family on Saturday, April 14, 2018, Nicola Liberato (Leo) Notarandrea in his 90th year went to be with the Lord.

Beloved husband of Sabina (DiGiannantonio) of 63 years. Loving father to Ezio (Elsa), Patricia Berardi (Santino) and Attilio (Carolyn). Proud Nonno to Nino, Nicholas, Tania, Carla, Deon, Kayla and Lee. Great Nonno to Sabrina, Natalia, Alexander, Blake, Domenic and Emma.