Clarke JeanCLARKE, Jean - It is with great sadness that we announce that Jean passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Ian Anderson House, Oakville just shy of her 83rd birthday.

Beloved mother of Joanne Rankin (John) of Meaford, Dianne Clarke (Peter Petrash) of Oakville, and Jim (Suzanne) of Glen Williams. Cherished Grandma of Melissa, Julie, Amanda, Sean and Ryan and Great Grandma of Hayden.

Survived by her sister Georgette Taylor and her brother Ed Pepin. Predeceased by her husband Gordon and her siblings Laurrette and Hank. Jean will be missed by many friends and relatives.  

 

Grima TonyGRIMA, Anthony 'Tony' - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Tony Grima on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, at the age of 72.

Beloved husband of Josephine. Cherished father of Robert (Nash) and Diane Grima-Barone (James). Loving Nanu of Tyler and Cole. Tony will be missed by his brother Emanuel (Doris). Predeceased by his sister Carmen (Roland).

Tony will be dearly missed by many friends, relatives, and his special dog Chloe.

 

Gingrich AmandaGINGRICH, Amanda Joy - (1981 - 2017) - After an eleven-year battle with cancer, Amanda passed away peacefully at the Bethell Hospice on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017.

Mother to Victoria; and wife and best friend to Todd, Amanda lived by her mantra: "Be positive; it's the only way."

She will be missed by many, and remembered for her courage, perseverance, and loving soul.

 

Custis BernieCUSTIS, Bernard Eugene 'Bernie' - Thursday February 23, 2017 marked the passing of Bernie Custis in his 88th year and the commencement of great grief for so many people from the worlds of education and athletics.

Bernie is survived by his sister Joan Mayfield of Philadelphia, PA, nephew Brandon Mayfield of Philadelphia, PA and niece Joanne Mayfield of Hartford, CT. Predeceased by his wife of 47 years Lorraine (Dafoe) Custis. Bernie was fortunate to have a wonderful companion, Doreen Douglas, who will miss him dearly.

As a testament to Bernie’s character, he had many families adopt him and for so many, he is a much loved uncle who will be sadly missed.

Bernie was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 23, 1929. His athletic prowess shone at an early age and he lettered in baseball, football, basketball and track and field while attending High School. Bernie earned an athletic scholarship to Syracuse University where he starred in football as an African-American quarterback, which was unheard of at that time.

Bernie’s exposure to overt racism occurred when he attended a training camp after being drafted by the Cleveland Browns and was told that the NFL was not ready for a “coloured” quarterback. Bernie was given an opportunity to play for the Hamilton Tiger Cats in 1951 where he became the first African-American quarterback in North America. He was able to demonstrate his skills as quarterback and running back and he was instrumental in winning the Grey Cup in 1953.

 

Mirtitsch KarolinaMIRTITSCH, Karolina (nee Buchsbaum) - (1926 - 2017) - Peacefully at Morriston Park Nursing Home, Puslinch, on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Karolina (nee Buchsbaum) Mirtitsch, in her 91st year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Leopold Mirtitsch (1998).

Cherished mother of Leo Mirtitsch (Margo MacLean) and Karla Jones (late Leonard Jones). Dear grandmother of Sophie (Jackie) Jones, Deborah (Randall) Jones, Melanie Njoku and Stephanie Mirtitsch. Dearly loved “Granny M” to Matthew, Tyler, Caden, Alya and Evan.

 

Fearon BarbFEARON, Barbara Dorothy - After a courageous battle with cancer, we announce the passing of Barb at The Carpenter Hospice, on February 23, 2017, at the age of 56.

Beloved spouse of Jack for 28 years. Cherished mother to John and girlfriend, Olivia.

Loving daughter of William and Claire Gautby. Missed by her sisters Janet Gautby, Gaye (David) Cheatley and Charlene (Jay) Neill. Dear sister-in-law to Clayton (Lorna) Fearon and Russ Fearon and loving aunt to her nieces and nephews.

 

HICKS, Helen Elizabeth (nee MERKLINGER)  - 1934-2017  Born in Owen Sound, Ontario of the late Edward and Mildred Merklinger.

Helen passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital, on February 23, 2017 at the age of 82.

 

BRISTOW, Betty Elden (nee Oxley) - Peacefully passed away at The Village of Tansley Woods on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the age of 93.

Survived by loving children David (Christine) of Kitchener, and Raymond (Dale) of Ancaster. Cherished grandmother of five and great-grandmother of seven. Predeceased by brother Roy. Betty will be dearly missed by extended family and friends.

 

Barrett LesleyBARRETT, Lesley Jane (Smith) - On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 after a brief and courageous battle with cancer in her 57th year.

Lesley was the adoring mother of Alex (Alanna) and Jason Barrett, beloved partner of Tony Roberts and caring sister of Glynis Bruce (Bill), Anne Maltby (Greg), David Smith (Carrie) and the late Larry Smith.

Lesley was the loving daughter of Doreen and the late Doug Smith.  She will be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and great friends.

 

Kinney BasilikiKINNEY, Vasso Basiliki (Tsitsikaki) - Passed away peacefully on Monday, February 20th, 2017 at the Georgetown Hospital. Vasso, in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late Douglas Francis Kinney.

Loving mother of Garry and Ernest. Adoring Yaya to Nicholas, Vanessa, Melissa and Daniel will be deeply missed and will be cherished in their hearts forever.

 

Hillerup SheilaHILLERUP, Sheila - Passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on February 22, 2017 in Milton, Ontario at the age of 65.

Sheila is survived by her best friend in life, her husband Eigil and her daughter Ingrid and husband Sean Reid and her companion Hannah.

She is also survived by her incredibly important and wonderful family of her mother Dorothy Meredith (Johnston), her brothers Bill and Sandra Johnston, Bob and Valerie Johnston, her twin sister Shirley Johnston and Harold Wadham, and Cindy and Jack Quinn.

She joins her father William (Red) Johnston, her sister Lynn Johnston and her step father Ivan Meredith in heaven.

 

WEBSTER, Kenneth Harold - Passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital on February 22, 2017, in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of Katherine "Kay" for 34 years.

Loving father to David (Mary Ann). Cherished grandfather to Michael. Ken will be missed by all extended family in Canada and Britain.

 

WILSON-BROCK, Patricia 'Jill' - (1967 - 2017) - Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Devoted mother to Amelia.

Cherished daughter of Patricia Jane and Allan Wilson. Sister to Graham and Tim (Suzanne). She will be missed by many friends and family.

 

Martins Telo TeresaMARTINS TELO, Teresa - Peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of the late Adorico (2010).

Loving mother of Maria (Dave), Filomena (Richard), Teresa (Joe), Elizabeth (Jeff), Isidro (Angela), Manuel (Teresa), Tony, Eli and Carlos (Jennifer). Dear sister of Antonio Martins. Cherished grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

 

Smith BillSMITH, William Herbert Henry - Went to Jesus while surrounded by family at Billings Court Manor, Burlington, on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the age of 90.

Beloved husband of the late Gwendolyn (1992). Loving father of Tracey Kadonaga (David), Adrian, Nelson and Warren (Sandy). Proud grandfather of Taylor, Justin (Morgan), William and Mary, and great-grandfather of Hawk.

Dear brother of Doreen Hallaron and Diane Elliott. Predeceased by siblings Al, Earl, David, Genevieve, and Larry.

Bill was very proud of his 42 year career with HSR.

 

Taplin ElwoodTAPLIN, Elwood - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Elwood at his home in Burlington, on February 22, 2017, at the age of 90.

Beloved husband and best friend of Donna for 57 years. Loving father of Laurie (Mark Anderson), Diana Robichaud (Wayne Hudecki) and Mark Taplin. Proud grandfather of Maegan Haynes (Matt), Jenna and Wyatt Anderson and Michael Taplin.

Elwood was predeceased by his siblings Allie Brousseau (late Don), Rene Pollack (late Les), Jessie Armstrong (late Willard), Bert Taplin (Helen) and Ruth Haggerty (late Bill). Elwood was truly the family patriarch.

 

PORTER, Dorothy Marjorie (nee CATTEN) - (November 19, 1923 - February 22, 2017) - 

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at West Oak Village Long Term Care in Oakville.

Predeceased by her husbands Jim and Fred.

She will be deeply missed by her daughters Anne and Jennifer (Richard Moore) and by her grandchildren Elizabeth Smith, Peter and Andrew Moore, Bryan and Robyn Whitney, their father Dave and by her 5 great- grandchildren.

 

Babel JoeBABEL, Joseph L. 'Joe' - (August 13, 1939 - February 22, 2017) -

Born August 13,1939 to Polish immigrants Mary and Joseph, Joe Babel grew up in Kirkland Lake, Ontario with older sister Stella (Kastelic).

As a young Northerner Joe enjoyed playing football and hockey and was a lifelong sports enthusiast.

Once married, Joe and his wife Penny (Schram) moved to Burlington where they raised daughters Lisa and Melissa. They welcomed Mike Federchuk (Lisa) and Scott McVicar (Melissa) to the family and became proud grandparents to Mikayla and Alex Federchuk and Owen and Leah McVicar.

 

McDonald MarkMcDONALD, Mark - Peacefully in Milton on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 surrounded by family, at the age of 34.

Beloved husband and best friend of Stephanie.

Dear son of Christine, the late Paul and the late Beverly. Mark is also predeceased by his sister Paula. Brother of P.J. and his wife C.J. and uncle to nieces Kara and Kennedy.

He is also survived by Stephanie's parents, Susan and Robert Lees.

 

ROBINSON, Kenneth George 'Ken' - (VE3WN) - Passed away on Feburary 21, 2017, in his 94th year.

Husband of the late Dorothy for 62 years.

Father of Mike (Judy), Dave and Steve (Pam). Grandfather of Bailey, Adam, Taylor, Matt and Myles.

 

Robertson KathleenROBERTSON, Kathleen Diana (nee JAMES) With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Kathleen on February, 21, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Robertson.

Lovingly remembered by daughter Karen Martini (nee Robertson) and son Gordon Robertson (Sue).

Cherished grandmother to Nick and wife Suzy Martini and loving great- grandmother to Noah Wolf Martini.

 

Kosterman MariaKOSTERMAN, Maria - Passed away peacefully on February 20th, 2017 at Joseph Brant Hospital.

Ria is reunited with her beloved husband William (1997).

Strong and supportive Mother of Martin (Elizabeth), Harry (Anne), Walter (Jacqui), Neil and Louis (Wendy). Devoted Oma to Heather, Joran, Melissa, Jacob, Katie, Theresa, Julia, Ben, Nicholas, Grace, Will, Peter, Paulina, Helen and Isabelle. She was the proud Oma to great granddaughter Taylor and great grandson William†.

 

BRODIE, Shirley Joyce - Peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, on Monday, February 20, 2017, in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of the late John.

Loving mother of Steve (Julie Savage), Gary (Nellie), Paul (Marg), Glenn (Judy), and Lori (Jeff Childerhose). Cherished Nan of Kelly Collver (Dean), Jason (Kim), Shawn (Andrea), Josh, Ryan, Tiffaney (Tom Bakowsky), Adam (Sabrina), Aaron (Catherine Landreville) and proud 'G.G' of 14 great-grandchildren.

Much loved sister of Audrey Wright (the late Dave) and Norm Raycraft (Sharon). Predeceased by her brother Bill and sister Margaret.

 

Messer HelenMESSER, Helen - (1925 - 2017) - Peacefully passed away at Billings Court Manor in the early morning on February 20th, 2017.

Helen was a loving and devoted wife to husband Bertold for forty years.

 

Baptista AntonioBAPTISTA, Antonio - With respect, we announce the passing of Antonio Ferreira Baptista on Monday February 20, 2017 at Camilla Care Community’s Long Term Care Facility in Mississauga, Ontario.

With his passing at age 85 he is survived by his wife of 63 years, Guilhermina de Jesus Baptista.

He was father of Tony and grandfather to Chloe and Ashly.  Predeceased by his son Jose Luis.

Cherished brother of Claudina. Predeceased by his sister Julia.

 

Lockerbie FredLOCKERBIE, Frederick 'Fred' - Suddenly on Monday February 20th, 2017 at his home in Rockwood. Fred, at 66 years of age.

Beloved husband of Jeanette Davies. Loving father of Derek and his wife Amanda and Justin and his wife Courtney. Loved Grandpa of Nevaeh.

Dear brother of Doug and his wife Theresa. Fred will be sadly missed by his extended family Tammy (Wyatt), Tracy (Glen), Tari (Robert), Charlie (Cheyanne) and his nieces Leah and Michelle.