Petrarca JoePETRARCA, Joseph - Joe passed away peacefully, with his family by his side at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the age of 86.

Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marilyn (nee Smiley), and daughters Maureen Harrington (Don) and Mary Ellen Petrarca (Bill Butler).

Allaire GrantALLAIRE, Grant Joseph - Peacefully and surrounded by the love of his wife and daughter, Grant passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of 43 years to Carol (nee Ansell). Proud and loving father of Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault and adoring father-in-law of Dylan Perrault.

Mather RichardMATHER, Richard - After battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years, it is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Richard Mather on February 9, 2019 at the age of 71.

Beloved spouse of Valerie and loving father to Philip and Nicola.

Taylor EldoraTAYLOR, Eldora Isabel (nee Benham) - Passed away peacefully with family by her side at The Village of Tansley Woods in Burlington, on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the age of 89.

Predeceased by loving husband Raymond (2010).

Cherished mother of Vici Taylor (Garry Currie), Robin Taylor-Smith (Gregory Smith) and the late Scott Taylor (1989) (Ursula Kaiser).

Proud grandmother of Taylor Chomiak (Erika), Alex Pompili (Candice), Madeline Smith (Jorge), Stefan Taylor (Danielle) and Olivia Taylor, and great-grandmother of Osa and Ty.

Brasch JamesBRASCH, James - Peacefully, with family by his side, on February 9th, 2019 in his 90th year.

Predeceased by only 17 days by Delores (nee Merz), his beloved wife of over 66 years.

Daughters Jennifer (Kirt Cushnie) and Katherine (Jim Silburn) know he instilled in them his passion for knowledge and his love of learning. His grandchildren Jimmy, Beth, Sarah, Andrew and Rachel will regrettably never hear him lecture on the value of a university education, the current state of politics or the importance of avoiding the semicolon ;)

Taylor ChrisTAYLOR, Chris - Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at home in Hamilton, on Friday, February 8, 2019, at the age of 59.

Predeceased by his parents Dr. and Mrs. Clifford Taylor. Cherished brother of Liz (Barry), Catherine (Paul) and Mike. Loving uncle of Nick, Conor, Taylor and John-Paul.

He will be deeply missed by his family-by-choice and loves of his life Chantel, David and Monica.

Galvin FrancesGALVIN, Frances (nee Sparks) - Frances Galvin (nee Sparks) passed away peacefully from cancer on February 8, 2019 in Oakville, surrounded by her loved ones.

Frances was born on July 30, 1928 in Liverpool, England and was predeceased in 1989 by her beloved husband of 38 years, Frank, as well as her two brothers, John and Fred, and her friend, John.

She is survived by her daughters Patricia, Claire, Frances, Joanne and Elizabeth as well as her sister, Pat Fisher and brother, Harold Sparks. She will be missed by her sons-in-law, George and Wally, her 11 grandchildren (Berezowski, Boultbee, Rosenberg, Wadley, Zajiczek and Zanth) and her three great grandchildren.

Madunic MarijaMADUNIC, Marija (rodena Lozic) - It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we advise our family and friends of our beloved mama’s passing on February 8, 2019, at the young age of 92.

Mama was born on September 25, 1926, in Arzano, Croatia. She married tata (Marijan Madunic) in 1963 and together, they moved from Croatia to Thunder Bay where they raised us, their two daughters Mary and Lillian.

Predeceased by her husband, Marija leaves behind her daughters Lillian and Mary (Jerko) and her very special grandson Matthew who she called Babin Ruzmarin and who was her passion and absolute delight.

Winardi EstherWINARDI, Esther - Esther Winardi, passed away in her home surrounded by family at the age of 54 on February 8, 2019.

Loving wife of Monty Winardi.

Cherished mother of Kimberly Ruth and Jennifer Priscilla.

Devoted sister of Yan A. (Sylvia), Helmi, Hoslan (Suanti), Juanidi (Soejanti), Maryati (Benny), Nirwati, and Herawati (Pepy).

Burland DianneBURLAND, Dianne Louise - Peacefully on Friday February 8, 2019 at Allendale, Milton, in her 73rd year.

Loving mother of Cathy (Jason) Moorehead and Andrew (Jennifer). Loved grandmother of Jordyn, Avery, Leah, Ashleigh and Harrison.

Special mom of Jennifer Maciejewski and her husband Matthew and their children Eva and Noah. Dear sister of Gord, Dale and the late Shirley. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and cousins.

Seifert HansSEIFERT, Hans - After a life well lived, on Friday February 8, 2019 at  home in his 95th year.

Predeceased by his wife of 60 years Janet (2007).

Father of Susan (the late Andrew) Wemyss, Paul (Denise) and Christopher.  Grandfather to Nick, Lisa, Melissa, Alicia, Michael, David and Katie and 8 great-grandchildren.

Canavan CharlieCANAVAN, Charlie - (September 19, 1991 - February 8, 2019) -

Our hearts are broken at the passing of our cherished son, brother, grandson, father, nephew, cousin and friend.

Ellerbeck ChrisELLERBECK, Christopher John - (1977 - 2019) - With Overwhelming grief and sadness, family and friends announce the sudden, unexpected and tragic passing of Chris on Thursday February 7th, 2019.

Deeply mourned by his mum Anne, and his dearest friend and companion Mike.

Chris was predeceased by his father Ron in April 2017, and his grandparents John and Deborah Mitchell and Francis and Edna Ellerbeck (Shapiro).

Cheung Wai ChunCHEUNG, Wai-Chun Ng - Mrs Wai-Chun Cheung, age 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, February 7, 2019, at the Mackenzie Health hospital from a catastrophic stroke sustained two days earlier.

She was surrounded by her loving family and the strength of family members from afar.

She was born on August 18, 1926 in Shunde Daileng 順德大良, province of Guangdong廣東 in China. She was the youngest of 8 siblings. At 17, she moved to Macau, married at 22, and moved to Hong Kong in 1966. She became a landed immigrant in May 1993 and become a Canadian citizen in 1997. Her entire family now resides in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. 

Preceded in passing by husband of 50 years Sheung-Chor Cheung.

Siekierko MargaretSIEKIERKO, Margaret Kennedy McKinstry - Margaret passed away on the morning of February 7, 2019 at the Georgetown Hospital.

Margaret was born on May 30, 1931 in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland to Janet (nee Hunter) and Samuel McKinstry.

As a young child, along with her two brothers, Wesley (deceased) and Kenneth (deceased) she experienced the hardships of World War 2, including for a short time, nightly bombings of near by Belfast shipyards.

Lao CarolinaLAO, Carolina Montano - Carolina Montano Lao, passed away with family by her side on February 7, 2019 at the age of 91.

Carolina is predeceased by her loving husband Sua Him “Vicente” Lao.

Loving mother of Virginia, Jovita, Lydia, Steve, Renato, Olivia, Theresa, Maribeth and Ray.

RAWLINGS, Mrs. Joy E. (Cursillo, 1982) - (1923 - 2019) - Peacefully on Thursday February 7, 2019 at Georgetown, Ontario.

Now at rest with her beloved Arthur John (deceased 1990). Also predeceased by son Jim, her parents and four brothers.

Joy was born in Ottawa and grew up in Westboro Village. She was in the U.K. with her family when WWII broke out. Her family was able to leave the U.K. via the Canadian Red Cross in 1944, after Joy and Arthur had married.

Joy joined the Royal Signals and was promoted to W.S. Sgt.  Arthur served with distinction in R.E.M.E. with the rank of Warrant Officer.

Lederer RobertLEDERER, Robert Martin – Suddenly at home, February 7, 2019, at 65 years of age.

Robert, beloved husband of Linda Lee Murdock. He was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, and the soother of every sorrow.

Loving father and grandfather to Lindsay and Michael, and their children.

WOODS, Judith Daisy (nee Schram) - Peacefully at The Carpenter Hospice, Burlington on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the age of 78.

Loving mother of Larry Woods (Krystine) and Todd Woods (Tanya). Cherished grandmother of Tommy, Camryn, Taylor and Ryan.