OPAVSKY, Frank Martin - Passed away peacefully, at his home in Burlington, with family by his side on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at the age of 86.
Beloved husband of Mary (nee Boyko), with whom he spent many wonderful, happy years, Frank left this world on the morning of their 59th wedding anniversary.
They were blessed with five beautiful children. Frank was the dedicated, loving father of Anne, David, Joseph and Kathryn, and will be missed by daughter-in-law Pat Winslow (David) and son-in-law Peter Kirkpatrick (Kathryn). Cherished Papa of Madlyn and Liam, and Grandpa of Evan, Joseph and Kaleigh. Predeceased by his infant son, Peter (1960).
DUFFY, Edward James - Peacefully on Wednesday October 5th, 2016 at Arbour Trails, Guelph. Edward, in his 85th year.
Beloved husband of Sarah "Sadie" (nee Etherson). Loving father of Steve (Jocelyn) Duffy, Ann Boyd, Neil Duffy and Brian (Tracy) Duffy. Proud grandfather of Joshua, Erin, Patrick, Thomas and Xavier and great-grandfather of Hunter, Carter and Harper.
Dear brother of Susan, Margaret, Patricia and Thomas. Predeceased by his brother Neil and sister Rosemary.
HAGUE, John Arthur - On Wednesday October 5, 2016, after a brave battle with cancer, John Arthur Hague died peacefully at home with his family by his side.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years Janet, daughters Kathryn and Rachel, granddaughter Ava, brother Andrew (Janice), niece Sarah (Maurizio) and nephew Rhys (Fran). Predeceased by his parents Glyn and Alma Hague, his nephew Neil, and by in-laws Jack and Winnie Thomas.
John was born on December 23, 1940 in Neath, Wales. He grew up in that area and then moved to Pembrokeshire, Wales with his wife and young family. In 1975, John followed career opportunities and emigrated to Canada with his family, living first in Come-By-Chance, Newfoundland and then settling in Oakville, Ontario. After a long and successful career in the oil and gas industry, John and Janet moved to Freelton to enjoy his retirement and the opportunities provided in the Antrim Glen community.
HUGHES, Dorothy - Passed away peacefully at Wyndham Manor, Oakville, on October 5, 2016, at the age of 87.
Beloved wife of Neville for 67 years. Loving and devoted mother of Sue and Margaret (Maggie). Cherished grandmother of Helen, Caroline, Chelsea and Ashton. Special great-grandmother of Harry and Millie.
Dorothy will be dearly missed by siblings Don and Anita Hassell, Doreen and (late) Michael Halenda, Joy and Barrie Thorpe, Robert and Christine Hassell, and Jennifer Pequeneza.
MICHALAK, Maria - Peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at The Brant Centre.
Loving wife of the late Jan Michalak.
Beloved mother of Halina Shea (John), Les Michalak and Teresa Michalak. Cherished Babcia of Ryan (Julia), Tad and Geoff. Proud Pra-Babcia of Brady and Nolan.
Maria will be greatly missed by her extended family and friends here in Canada and her native Poland. Maria was an active member of the Polish community in Hamilton and Burlington since immigrating to Canada in 1951. She spent many summers in Barry's Bay (Kaszuby) cooking at the Polish scout camps.
BANNAN, Shirley - Passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.
Dear sister of Patricia Murphy (the late Hubert), Jeannine and Gary and his wife Joyce.
Predeceased by her brother Walter (Bud) and sister Anita (Nini).
LANG, Peter H. - Proudly Served in the Funeral Profession since 1977.
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Peter at Ian Anderson House on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the age of 62.
Born and named Erwin Hermann Hans Peter Lang on Wednesday, December 23, 1953 at Kirkland Lake, Ontario, first son of Rose & Hermann Lang who emigrated from Germany.
Peter is survived by his devoted and loving husband Petrus Tung, his loving mother Rose-Marie Hermiston, his brother Fred (Fran) and nephews Joshua and Cameron,
GAMBACORTA, Dorothy Anne (nee Badger) - (May 16, 1962 – October 4, 2016) - Peacefully, on a glorious autumn day, Dorothy’s beautiful and compassionate spirit soared skyward to join the angels she embodied so well during her time on Earth.
A thoughtful and generous soul, she was a nurturer, mentor, friend to all, frequent practitioner of random acts of kindness, and fanatical Toronto Blue Jays supporter.
Survived by husband Frank, who adored her unconditionally throughout their years together. Beloved mother of Jennifer, Melissa, and Nicholas, within all of whom her light still shines.
Her daily phone calls will be dearly missed by her loving mother Marjory. Cherished younger sister of Diane, and Paul (Diana). Devoted daughter-in-law of Frank Sr. Endlessly kind and attentive sister-in-law to Sandy (Katherine), Tony (Margaret), Jamie (Julie), and Freddie (Michele).
STIENE, Helga Johanne - At Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Tuesday October 4, 2016, Helga Johanne Stiene (nee Kuczpiol) age 80 years.
Beloved wife of Walter Stiene for 59 years.
Loving mother of Tom (Tracy), Mark (Kathy) and Michael (Vilma). Cherished grandmother of Tyler, Holly, Vina and Kalan.
KING, Bonita - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bonita on Tuesday October 4, 2016 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
Beloved mother of Rosalind and her husband Mike and Laura and her husband Don. Cherished grandmother of Michael, Patrick, Thomas, Eva and Claire.
She is predeceased by her parents James and Bernice and her sister Barbara. Survived by her brother-in-law Jack. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
MISIURAK, Leah Marie Noyes - (May 15, 1984 - October 4, 20160) - On Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.
Loving wife of Trevor Misiurak. Daughter of Howard and Sharon (Desreuisseau) Noyes of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. Sister of Sara Noyes and her husband Kevin Keohan of Quincy Massachusetts.
Daughter-in-law of Gale and Marjan Misiurak of Oakville. Sister-in-law to April (Misiurak) and Brent Ottewill as well as Graham and Veronica Misiurak, all of Oakville. Beloved aunt to Hardy, Soleil, Avery, Kasey, Adam, Dresden and Xayvian. Leah will also be missed by her grandmother Stella Noyes of Athol, Massachusetts and her many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Leah was born in Augusta, Maine and raised in Chesterfield, Virginia, just outside of Richmond. Leah graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Art Education. Leah met the love of her life, Trevor, as a teenager while on vacation in Florida. They reconnected several years later and were married in a joyous occasion at Niagara Falls in September 2013.
LYONS, Jewel Ethel (nee Gougeon) - Peacefully in her sleep on Monday October 3rd, 2016 at Woodhall Park, in her 88th year.
Devoted wife of the late John Hamilton Lyons.
Beloved mother of Shelley and Steve Craig, Alan and Alice Lyons, Paul Lyons, David and Judy Lyons, Don and Carol Lyons and Janet and the late Robert Lyons.
Cherished grandma of 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
PATERSON, John 'Jack' - (Member of Knights of Columbus Marian Council #3881 and Bishop Reding Assembly #1981) - Peacefully on Monday October 3, 2016 at Ian Anderson House, Oakville in his 81st year.
Jack, beloved husband of Barbara (Nee Homsy) for 52 years. Loving father of Dawn-Marie (Phil Aitken), Clark (Deanna Robertson), Marlo (Lee Hale).
Proud Giddo/Dodo of Jazmin, Jessica, Julia and Talulah. Dear brother of Mary Frances Gauthier and Paul Paterson.
TOJEIRA, Manuel Casaleiro -
Manuel Casaleiro Tojeira, 65, of Milton, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016 in Toronto.
Manuel is survived by his wife Celeste Tojeira, children Daniel Tojeira and Leanna Strong; daughter-in-law, Kelly Miller, son-in-law Christian Strong; grandchildren, Tyson Tojeira and Corbin Tojeira.
DUTAUD, Theodore 'Ted' - It is with great sadness that we announce that Theodore (Ted) Dutaud passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, October 3, 2016 at the Ian Anderson House at the age of 87 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Beloved husband of Louise for 49 years. Loving father of Steve and Tim. Proud grandfather of Matthew and Marielle. Cherished brother to Charles, Florence and Paul.
LOGOZAR, Violet - (1947 - 2016) - Passed away suddenly on October 3, 2016.
Dear and loving mother to Rebecca Spalding (Todd) and Jessica Eedy (Tim). Adoring and much loved Baba to Cameron, Avery, Wyatt, Simon and Dylan.
Beloved sister to Rt. Rev. Protopresbyster Victor Lakusta (Marilyn), Iris Lakusta and Rt. Rev. Henry Lakusta (Audrey). Vi will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
CLENDENNING, Ernest Wayne - Passed away peacefully in Hamilton, Ontario on Monday, October 3, 2016 at the age of 79.
Beloved husband of Jane (nee Yates), loving father of Carolyn, Geoff (Andrea), Rob (Leah) and predeceased by his son, David. Will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Gabriel, Alexandra, Zachary, Joshua, Samuel, Ian and Conor.
He will be remembered by his sister Treva (Laurie) and many other extended family members and friends.
LEWIS, Heather — Passed away peacefully on October 3, 2016 surrounded by her family at the Ian Anderson House at the age of 70.
Cherished wife of Don, loving mother of Kim and Brett, loving mother-in-law to Peter and doting grandmother to Victor.
Heather will be remembered as a wonderful, gracious woman who always put others before herself in life and in illness. Heather was born on January 7, 1946 in Beaconsfield, QC.
Heather attended Beaconsfield High School and Mount Allison University in NB where she made many lifelong friends.
PALMER, Debra Susan - Passed away peacefully on October 3, 2016 at Providence Healthcare in her 60th year.
Loving girlfriend of John Tye. Dear sister of James Palmer (Diane).
Beloved mother of Crystal (Pete), Ian Jr. (Darcie) and Jennifer.
ALBANELLI, Valerie Lynn - (May 22, 1965 - October 2, 2016) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a wonderful woman in her 52nd year on October 2, 2016.
Loving wife to Dennis "Danny". Cherished mother to Stephen and step mother to Vittorio, Paulo and Gaetana.
Adored daughter of the late Ivan and Florence Doherty. Beloved sister of Herb, Ivan, and the late Joan.
BLAND, Henry John - Passed away peacefully in Milton District Hospital on October 2, 2016 at 91.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Anne, children Patricia, New Glasgow, NS; Geoffrey (Brigitte Cutler), Springfield, Illinois; Rosemary (Fabian Beaton), Milton, Ontario; Elizabeth (Paul MacInnis), Milton, Ontario; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Robert and daughter-in-law Hilda.
Born in London, England on July 9, 1925 he was orphaned at the age of 9 but, thanks to an inspired aunt, he won a full scholarship to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Bristol, where he was a boarder until he graduated in 1943. That same year he was admitted to hospital for six months, most of it spent in a body cast, and it was there that he met his future wife - the most tolerant nurse on his ward, a quality she retains to this day!
He then went on to the University of Bristol where he completed his medical education in 1950, followed by post-graduate training in obstetrics and internal medicine. He was chief resident at hospitals in Bristol and Rochford prior to taking up general practice in Shoeburyness, Essex.
PUPOVAC, Sanvila - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 80 years.
Beloved wife of the late Branko. Loving mother of Dragan and his wife Vesna. Proud and devoted grandmother to Ivana and Luka.
She is survived by her dear sister Svetlana and her husband Vladimir Mandic. She will be forever remembered by her niece Saska and by her nephew Buco, and their families.
Sanvila will be missed by her in-laws Sasha, Gordana and Zivan Knezev, her extended family and by many close friends.
McKERRACHER, Dale Elizabeth - (June 26, 1952 - October 2, 2016) - Dale passed away peacefully on October 2, 2016, after a brief illness.
Dale leaves behind a grieving family including siblings, Donald McKerracher (Dawn), Sandra McKerracher (Mark Sylvah), Lynne Beaudet (David), Mark Miller (Cathy), Bruce Miller (Gwen) and Rob Miller (Linda) and their families.
She is also survived by cousins, Bev Cameron (Jim), Brian MacDougall, Bruce MacDougall (Mary), Rodney Dobson (Lorraine) and her Uncle Ken McKerracher (Pat) and their families in Calgary, AB and the Los Angeles, Cal. area.
HUYSKENS, Hans 'Henry' - Passed away peacefully on October 2, 2016, in his 76th year, at the Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton with his loving wife of 41 years, Sandra by his side.
He will be sadly missed by his children Nick (Sherry), Debora (Mike), Del (Garth) and John (Lisa) from his first marriage and Nicole (Luke), Marcus (Tamara) and Stephanie (Grayson), as well as grandchildren Amanda, Alycia, Kelly, Crista, Nico, Leilah, Izabela, Olivia and Hudson. He will be laid to rest beside his grandson Maximus.
Henry was a producer/director/cameraman/editor, an avid ham radio operator and a gifted musician and artist.
CLARK, Sidney Walter Leslie – Passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at his home in Georgetown, Ontario.
Sidney, beloved husband and best friend of Stella for 60 years.
Loving father of Russ (Joanna) and Paul. Cherished poppa of Michael, Cody, Jordan and Abby.
Sidney will be missed by his sister Eileen and by brothers Barry (Patsy) and Brian (Peter). Dear brother-in-law of Bill (Valerie) and uncle to Leigh (Bob), Andrew, Nicola, Karen and Steve.
PONG, Yam - (December 10, 1927 - October 2, 2016) - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 2, 2016.
Yam, beloved wife of the late How Man.
She will be sadly missed by her sons Simon (Kelly) and Steve (Anna). Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Michael, Lauren, Megan and Jennifer, her grandniece Kendra and dear friend Maureen.