ROBERTS, Neil Joseph - Passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at the age of 81, with family by his side.
Predeceased by the love of his life, Louise "Dolly" Kendellen Roberts on December 31, 2016.
Loving step father to Michael (Joan) and Valerie (Padraig). Cherished grandfather to Emmett (Vaneesha), Arran, Lisa (Peter), Russell, Cayci, Adam, and Dylan (Michelle) and great grandfather to Mia and Taylor.
Loved brother to Karen (Charles) Schwartz, Paul (Sharron), Fred (Elaine), and Brian (Vanessa) and loved uncle to his nieces and nephews.
SMICIKLAS, Peter - (1938 - 2017) - Peter Smiciklas our awesome Dad and Dedo, passed away suddenly on January 19, 2017.
Loving husband to Ana, they celebrated 60 years of marriage this past New Year’s Eve.
Peter was born in Zumberak, Yugoslavia to Marija and Ilija Smiciklas on February 13, 1938 and immigrated to Toronto in 1957 where he later became a proud Canadian citizen.
Peter was extremely loving and proud of his daughters and their families, Diana and Bill (James and Michael), Carol, and Valerie and Leo (Matthew and Maya).
DUDLEY, Brenda May - It is with great sadness, Brenda’s family announce her passing at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the age of 81 years.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Basil and daughter Pauline. Loving mother of Gillian Haslett (Robert Gibbs). Proud Nanny of Cory, Nathan and Rachel Haslett. Will be fondly remembered by Victoria Gibbs.
Dear sister of Sylvia Woodford and the late Desmond Claxton. Brenda will be greatly missed by her nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
SMITH, Peter - Passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
Loving husband of the late Patricia Ann Smith (2005). Father to Adam (Jennifer) and their son Iain, Kyle and Emma (Chris). Step-father to Chris, Randy, Sandy and Kevin Glachan.
Survived by his siblings Susan O'Connor and Doug Smith(Alana).
FULTON, Jack Rae - It is with much sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our father at Billings Court Manor, Burlington on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the age of 89.
Beloved husband of the late Mary Frances Fulton (nee Hazell) (1991). Predeceased by his brother Robert Fulton (1977).
Loving father of Jim Fulton (Sharon) and John Fulton all of Burlington. Cherished Grandfather of Laura, Steven and David.
Jack was an Enlisted Private WWII. He was a volunteer Fire Fighter for the Hamilton Beach Community and a member of the Hamilton Beach Rescue Unit. Jack was also a member and Past President of the Burlington Civitan Club. He retired after 35 years with Ford Area Dealerships Parts Department.
DALE, Constable John Bernard - Passed away peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital on Wednesday January 18, 2017 in his 77th year.
He will be forever loved and remembered by his wife Lorraine, his children Sharon, Karl, James and Linnet, grandchildren Stephen and Jessica,and his sister Patricia.
He will be sadly missed by his extended family, step-children Chantale (Chris) and Darren (Cara), step-grandchildren Mackenzie, Carter, Nathan and Ashley, and his friends.
John proudly served as a Metropolitan Toronto Police Officer for 41 years.
MORGAN, Patricia Beryl - Peacefully, with family by her side on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at Allendale Long Term Care in her 91st year.
Predeceased by her husband Victor and daughter Teresa. Loving mother of David (Sandy), Michael (Barb) and Tracy (Julian) Tysoe.
Cherished grandmother of Lee (Marla), Julie (Daryl), Chris (Heather), Jeff (Jen) and Brooke and great grandmother to Reid and Riley.
HOUSTON, James Lynn 'Jim' - It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Jim who passed away Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 in his 71st year, at Georgetown Hospital surrounded by his loved ones.
Jim was a loving husband to Sheila, his wife of 47 years, beloved father to Kirk, Lara and Jeff and "Proud Papa" to grandchildren, William, Lauren and Quinn.
Jim was a loving man who was always there to lend anyone a hand and his most precious moments were those spent with his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.
BRUSH, William 'Bill' - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bill Brush who left us suddenly on Tuesday, January 17, 2016 at the age of 76.
Loving husband of Margaret Brush for 56 years. He will be immensely missed by his children; Jane and Dan Tielemans, Joan and Lyal Ford, Bill and Kelly Brush and Beth and Andrew Gorman.
Proud grandfather to 9 grandsons; Darryl (Meaghan), David (Patricia), Kyle (Melissa), Scott, Brad, Greg, Jeff, Blake and Zach. Cherished great-grandfather to Adrie.
GROUT, Kathleen Mary 'Kay' (nee Clutchey) - Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at The Carpenter Hospice, Burlington on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the age of 93.
Beloved wife of the late Arthur Leslie Grout.
Loving mother of Frank Grout (Sharyn) and Patricia Flowers (late John). Cherished Grandma of Shannon (Chris), Laura (Steve), John (Heather), Janice (Joe) and Great-Grandma of Kaitlyn and Liam.
RITA, Maria - On January 16th, 2017 at Juravinski Hospital, at 94 years young, Maria Rita peacefully made her way to Heaven surrounded by those who loved her most.
Predeceased by her loving husband Trentino.
She will be deeply missed by her children Sergio, Theresa (Frank), and Sandra (Mike). Her grandchildren, Christopher (Lynn), Michael (Danielle), Michelle (Jed), David, Steven, Alexandra (Paul) and Michael will forever remember growing up with Sunday dinners, and Nonna's way of making each of them feel like her favourite.
SANDBERG, Patricia Hope - On Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Patricia in her 82nd year.
Beloved wife of Lorne for 59 years. Dear mother of Carol (John Ayton), Deborah (Dean Swance), David (Patricia) and the late Jodii (Cam Wheler).
Loving grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
ANDJELIC, Desanka - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother on January 16, 2017 at the age of 78.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Milosav.
Loving mother to Tatjana (Bozo) Batinic, Zeljana Andjelic and Nenad (Yanya) Andjelic. Beloved grandmother to Luka, Mateo, and Lana. She will be missed by her sisters, many nieces and nephews and friends.
VRIJ, Florence 'Lee' (MacKinnon) - Peacefully on Monday January 16, 2017 at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale in her 87th year.
Lee was the beloved wife of the late Mike Vrij (2010), loving mother of Keith Vrij (Kathy), Darlene Vrij, Diane MacDonald (Danny) and Cindy Walton (Dan) and the late Michael Vrij (2001).
Lee was the adoring gramma of Christopher, Benjamin (Jessica), Jonathan, Adam, Colin (Laura), Alyssa (Shawn), Sean (Becca), Dana (Emily) and Kylee (Kyle).
GEMMITI, Adele - Peacefully went to be with Christ the Lord on Monday January 16, 2017, at the Joseph Brant Hospital.
Adele, of 68 years, beloved mother of Paul Gemmiti, Vincent Gemmiti (daughter in law Angela), Danny Gemmiti, and their father Dominic Gemmiti. Dear Nonna of Viena and Joshua. Loved sister of Norina Morris (Brian), Mary Del Rosario, Tony Finoro, and Diane Finoro.
Cherished Daughter of the late John and Iolanda Finoro. Adele is survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
PARGETER, Lorna May (nee Dunn) - (March 30, 1924 - January 16, 2017) -
With mercy and compassion the Lord received Lorna into His care during the morning hours of January 16, 2017.
Predeceased by husband, Gerald and daughter, Jane. She is survived by daughters, Dorothy and Jennifer (Dawkins).
Proud grandma of Samantha, Michael and Stephen Bould, Chris and Jamie Reed, Natalie(Kemp), Tommy and Laura Dawkins. Great Grandmother to eight beautiful children. She was a caring mother-in-law to both David Dawkins and Carl Reed.
Her brother, Freddy, will miss her greatly but will find comfort knowing that Lorna will be reunited with Jack, June, Ellen and Dot.
MATWYSN, John 'Jack' - (1926 – 2017) - Today, and with sorrow, we announce the passing of John Matwysn on January 16, 2017, at the age of 91.
A man of real integrity and whose presence filled the room, Jack’s departure leaves an empty place in the lives of his son, Jeff, and his grandson, Eric. He will be greatly missed by his great-granddaughter Averie-Lynn who, now 5, spent many hours in deep conversation with him.
His daughter, Janice, will also miss his influence in her life.
BARTLETT, Fred - (February 12, 1928 – January 16, 2017) -
Passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the age of 88.
Dear father of Gary (Lynn), grandfather of Mandy (Rich) and Ryan (Carolyn), and great-grampa of Brayden. Predeceased by his brother Harold and sister-in-law Elaine.
TORSNEY, Brian John - (1958 - 2017) - Sadly, with family by his side, we announce the passing of Brian at the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the age of 58.
Beloved husband of Sheila (nee Forani) for 38 years. Cherished father to Amy (Aaron Culver), Kathleen (Matthew Ruckle) and Erin. Will be greatly missed by his grandson Malcolm.
Loving son of Michael and Marie Torsney. Dear brother to Michelle (Steve Barrett), Paddy and Sean (Susie) and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Will also be missed by extended family in Hamilton (John O'Gorman family) and Ireland.
TSUI, Vingar 'Vin' - (1974 - 2017) - It is with heavy hearts and great sorrow that the family of Vingar “Vin” Tsui, resident of Toronto, Ontario, announces that he passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 15, 2017, after his courageous battle with cancer.
His strength, bravery and humour never wavered during his difficult battle.
Vingar was born in Hong Kong on April 11, 1967. He immigrated to Canada with his family in 1978 where they settled in Mississauga, Ontario. While growing up in Mississauga he made many lifelong friendships. He often talked about his fond memories growing up with his childhood group of friends.
VICKERS, William 'Bill' - Passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, on January 15, 2017 at Oakville-Trafalgar Hospital, in his 79th year.
Bill is dearly loved by his wife of 56 years, Beverley, and by his sons, Brian (Sally) and Scott (Leslie), and by his three grandchildren, Michael (Lindsay), Kathryn, and Avery.
TATE-PINEAU, Elizabeth Jean 'Betty' - (1959 - 2017) - It is with extreme sadness that we announce the death of Elizabeth Jean (Betty) Tate-Pineau in Burlington on January 15, 2017.
Betty was the beautiful, beloved wife of Daniel Charles Pineau of Burlington.
Betty was an avid scuba-diver, cyclist and downhill skier. Many thanks to her sister Marylou who came from Florida to help during Betty’s illness. Vicki Hawkins, her dear longtime friend, came from Toronto to help and was a great comfort.
Betty was the epitome of all things positive; consideration, dignity, empathy, and courage. Much sadness will be felt by her students and associates at the National Ballet School where she taught body conditioning for 25 years. Betty was also the CEO of the Girls Gymnastics Club of Burlington and will be sorely missed.
COPELAND, Heather - Heather passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant hospital on January 15, 2017 at the age of 81.
She was the devoted wife of Bill for 57 years, the beloved and much admired mother of Marla (David) Larock of Toronto and Camilla Copeland of Aurora, the proud grandmother of Ciara, Annika, Charles and Benjamin, and the loving sister-in-law of Catherine Attridge and aunt of Sarah Attridge.
Heather was born in New York City and grew up an only child in small towns outside of Brockville and London. She was strong and independent, traits that characterized the women of her family. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1956 with a Bachelors of Arts degree, and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. After receiving her teaching certification from the Ontario College of Education she taught high school in Exeter, Windsor and Dundas before devoting herself to raising her daughters in Burlington.
LIEFERINK, Elizabeth (nee Little) - (1952 - 2017) - Born in Dublin, Ireland of the late Nick and Jenny Little, Betty suddenly passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at the age of 64.
Cherished wife of Hans for over thirty years.
Dear sister to Carol (Joe) and to Robert (Cynthia). Loving sister-in-law to Arnold (Maryann) and of Gerry (Sandy) Lieferink. Daughter-in -law to Theadora Lieferink. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews; Megan, Sara, Natalie, Jennifer, Mark, Andrea, Jennifer and Bryan.
COOPER, Evelyn Jean - (December 28, 1922 - January 14, 2017) - Passed away peacefully in her 95th year at Wentworth Lodge on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
Loving and caring mother to Julia Glen, Ken (Connie) and Linda (Daniel) O'Neale.
Grandmother to Blair, Kyle, Tyler and Jennifer. Great grandmother to Tristan, Jordyn and Ariya.
WILLIAMS, Gudrun 'Gertie' T. - (February 25, 1912 - January 14, 2017)
The family is sad to announce the passing of Gertie on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Oakville, Ontario.