PEARSON, Nancy Joan - Suddenly on Saturday April 1st, 2017 at the Royal Terrace in Palmerston. Nancy (nee Gould) in her 82nd year.
Loving mother of Daniel Pearson and Joseph Pearson (Darlene Warkentin). Dear grandmother of Shannon and Haley Pearson and great-grandmother of Tyrell and Brianna Pearson. Nancy was predeceased by her sister Gloria Newby.
VAN HAASTRECHT, Bruce John - At the age of 57, in Armstrong, British Columbia, Bruce died at his cabin on Mable Lake on April 1st, 2017.
Bruce was born September 17, 1959 in Toronto, Ontario and spent 20 years living in the community of Georgetown. He was a passionate business owner and builder who loved spending time outdoors.
He will be greatly missed by his two sons Daniel (Lisa), Joel (Melissa), former wife Deborah, siblings Louis (Lorraine), Marg (Gord), Keith and grandchildren Jack and Emma.
Preceded in death by his loving parents Louis and Alice Van Haastrecht.
KELLY, William Starr - Peacefully at Brant Center Chartwell Residence (Burlington) on Friday, March 31st, 2017 in his 89th year.
Husband of the Late Domenica Kelly (nee Lomoro).
Dear father of Edward (Patricia). Brother of Joyce Cuthbert (nee Kelly). Loving Grandfather of Jason (Teresa), Matthew, Christopher. Great Grandfather of Anthony, Nicholas and Angelo.
ORTANEZ, Rosemarie Sudaria - Surrounded by the love of her family, Rosemarie, 54, passed away on Friday March 31st, 2017 at 1:35am.
Beloved wife of Lope Jr. (AKA Johnny) for 29 years and loving mother to Jamie and John-Mari. Cherished daughter of Modesta and Jose Sudaria and adored sister of Ricardo, Wilhelmina, and Joselito.
THOMAS, 'Jean' Mary (nee Richens) - Peacefully on Friday March 31, 2017 at the Collingwood General & Marine Hospita in her 73rd year.
Beloved wife of Gord for 55 years. Loving mother of Darren, Shelly (Steve) Gervais, and Bradley (Kim). Proud and loved grandma of Alicia, Kaiden and Olivia.
Dear sister of Fred (Edith), Bruce (Christine), Paul (Debbie) and Linda (Harry) James. Predeceased by her sisters Margaret Richens and Patricia Blackburn. Jean will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, the Thomas family and all of her friends at Smart Apple Media.
BEST, Elsie Beatrice (nee Samborski) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Elsie Beatrice Best (nee Samborski) on March 31, 2017 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
Beloved wife of Ken Best (married over 50 years), loving mother to Derek, Carolyn and Kenny (and his wife Lori). Adored Nana to Harrison, Loren and Olivia. Dear sister of Eddie and Nancy.
Elsie worked and raised her family in Oakville and was deeply loved by her family and friends. Her feisty spirit and love of life brought happiness to all who knew her.
GREEN, Joan Marie (nee Halliwell) - After a lengthy illness, passed away peacefully at The Carpenter Hospice, Burlington, surrounded by her family, on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the age of 63.
Beloved wife of John for 42 years.
Loving mother of Thomas Green (Norma), Sarah Jean Wright, and Joanne Zbicinski (Artur) all of Burlington. Cherished Grandma of Edith and Harvey Wright and soon to be born baby Zbicinski.
WHYTE, Major John Joseph - Passed away peacefully at home with his wife Jeanne and daughter Alexandra on Friday, March 31, 2017.
John was born on September 24, 1925 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
He served as a Regular Officer with the Grenadier Guards. John served in World War II in Germany and after the war in conflict in Kenya and the Far East. He immigrated to Canada in 1958 and joined the Canadian Militia with the Queen’s Own Rifles as a Major.
John met Jeanne his wife of 54 years not long after arriving in Canada.
BLAIR, Robert Russell 'Bob' - It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Robert Russell Blair (Bob), loving husband, father and grandfather, on March 30, 2017, at the Bennett Care Centre. It is joy that he is in Heaven. He was 87.
Robert was predeceased by his father, John Francis Stanley Blair and mother, Daisy Blair. He is survived by his wife Millie Blair, and children Randy (Janice), Kevin (Laurie), Sandra, Liane (Keith) and by his grandson Brodey. He will be missed by Sandra's Goddaughter Shannon.
BRAMER, Vera Gourlay Stewart - In her 92nd year, passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord at her home on March 30, 2017.
Beloved wife of Douglas Bramer (married 66 years), Mother of Paul (Marlene), Stephen (Sharon), Eleanor (Kevin), Tim (Beth), Mark (late Anne), Ruth (Barry), Martha (John), Grandmother of 18, and Great Grandmother of 11.
Vera was born and raised in Haileybury, ON and lived in Sudbury, North Bay, Pembroke and Oakville.
FRY, Alice (nee CAINE) - Peacefully with family at her side on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Brant Centre in her 107th year.
Loving wife of Arthur (1999).
Mother of Ronald (Angela) and Graham (Janine).
Devoted Nana to Roy (Gabby), Christopher, Aaron (Amy) and David and will be dearly missed by Monique.
Beloved great- grandmother to Heather, Barry, Adam, Caitlin, Eric, Danielle, Nolan, Colton and Graylyn. Loving great-great-grandmother to Alice. Special auntie to many in the UK.
GRINTON, Murray - (December 3, 1940 - March 30, 2017) - Home At Last! Murray has finally completed his journey – the last 2 1/2 years being the most challenging after experiencing a serious stroke in 2014.
Murray will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Jan and his children, Kent Grinton, Heather (Rick) Parsons, Andrew (Alison) Grinton.
Murray will also be fondly remembered and cherished by his grandchildren Lucas, Isley & Hugh, his brother Dave (Heather) Grinton, sister Mina Grinton, and cousin Dianne Draper. Murray was predeceased by his brother George Grinton.
CLARK, Josephine Sophia "Jo, "Joey," "Josey" - Called home to be with the Lord, on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at CAMA Woodlands, in her 92nd year. Took her last breath, saying "I love you”, in the arms of her daughter.
Beloved wife of the Late James “Jim” Calverley Clark for almost 62 years. Loving mother of Beverley Lynn Clark of Mississauga/Burlington. Predeceased by parents Stefane and Rosalia Mazier (nee Batycky).
McMILLAN-DOVEY, Pauline - At Carpenter Hospice, Burlington, Ontario on Thursday March 30, 2017 in her 83rd year.
Beloved wife of the late Jack Dovey (2017).
Much adored daughter of Dora (2004) and Orville (1977) McMillan. Much loved sister of Max (2011) and Helen (2015) McMillan. Loving Aunt to Martha Testa, her husband Steve and Great Aunt of Olivia and Anthony. Special Aunt to Stephen and Eve, Laurie and Mark Johnston and their families.
ELLISON, John H. - Passed away suddenly at St. Michael's Hospital, on March 30, 2017, at the age of 49.
Devoted father to Kaitlynn, Aaron and Zachary and step father to Joshua.
Predeceased by his parents Harold and Ruth Mary. Loving brother to Mary Frances Ellison (Paul Carney) and Patricia "Patti" Ellison- Pierce (Bruce). He will be missed by Valerie Miller, Stacey Prosser and his step mother Carolyn Ellison. Cherished uncle to Cameron, Colin, Ben and Julia.
John worked as a mechanic for Mississauga Transit for 28 years and, more recently for City Sightseeing Toronto. He loved hockey, boats (both power and sail) and playing guitar (acoustic and electric).
JONES, Richard Macrae - Passed away at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the age of 85.
Survived by loving wife, Gladys (nee Blackwell). Cherished father to Simon (Sybille), David (Sharon), Susan (William) Smith, and Robert (Leigh Ann). Proud grandfather to Sarah, Helen, Benjamin, Philip, Megan, Griffith, and Gage.
Survived by sister Dorothy and brother Victor. Richard will be dearly missed by extended family and friends.
ARMSTRONG, May Vera (nee Lankester) - Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at Joseph Brant Hospital, on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at the age of 87.
Beloved wife and cruising companion for over 67 years of Frank R. Armstrong. Loved mother of Leigh Armstrong (Jeizel) and Jill Armstrong (Paul Masterson). Cherished grandmother of Emma Ann, Harris and Jaynelle.
Predeceased by her siblings, Arthur Lankester, Mary Cozens, Rita Guthrie, Grant Lankester, and Ivan Lankester.
RAYNHAM, Barbara Adelaide (nee Bracken) - Barbara Adelaide Raynham, peacefully at Tansley Woods LTC on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in her 91st year.
Beloved wife for 62 years of Harold Raynham.
Dear sister of Glenn Bracken (late Beverley) of Kingston; sister-in-law of Amy Bracken (late Fred) of Seeley’s Bay and Margaret Bracken (late George) of Kingston.
Predeceased by brothers Harold (late Erma), Bill (late Miriam), sisters Edith Dormer (Late Percy) and Beryl Ferguson.
HOPKINS, Harold Alvin - Harold Hopkins passed away in his 93rd year on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
Beloved husband and best friend of the late Frances (nee Vanderburg) and the late Wilma Annie (nee Sherriffs).
Dear Father of Helen Adams and the late Jane Devers, proud grandfather of Lauren Adams and her husband Joseph and Stephanie Staffey and her husband Craig. Great grandfather to Scarlett and Holden Adams and Blake, Grady, Piper and Cole Staffey. Predeceased by parents Alvin and Lily and sister Jean Northey.
SINGH, Jaswant Kaur - Born October 3, 1934, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 29, 2017 at Credit Valley Hospital.
Beloved wife of Jogendra Singh. Loving mother of Neenu Ohson and Damanjit Singh. Dear mother-in-law of Ravinder Ohson and Anjali Singh. Adored grandmother of Gagan Singh, Taran Ohson and Simran Ohson.
Survived by her sisters Bhagwant Kaur, Satwant Kaur and their families. Predeceased by her sister Gursharan Kaur.
PATEL, Dhirubhai - It is with a broken heart that the family of Mr. Dhirubhai Patel announces his sudden passing at home on Wednesday March 29, 2017 at the age of 74.
Having just returned from a rejuvenating trip to his beloved India and after spending a beautiful weekend with family, Dhirubhai Patel will be deeply missed.
He leaves behind his loving wife Kikiben, his son Nilay - daughter in law Rashmi his two daughters Sezal and Dipti and son in law Sunil. His grandchildren Adyn, Jayden and Shay will forever remember their playful "Grandpa LaLa".
DONNELLY, Thomas 'Tom' Jeremiah - Peacefully on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Georgetown Hospital. Tom, in his 71st year.
Beloved husband of Diane for 46 years. Loving father of Anne (Michael) McBride, and Mary (Charlie) Woodwark. Proud Papa of Sean, Madelynne, Keira and Ronin.
Dear brother of John (Heather) and Peggy (Leo) Brennan. Tom is predeceased by his brother David (Vera).
RUZZA, Father Frank, CRSP - (1934 - 2017) - It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Fr. Gianfranco M. Ruzza C.R.S.P. after a long illness, at his residence at St. James Parish, on March 29, 2017.
Son of Uberto and Dolores Ruzza (Di Girolamo). Brother of Arnaldo Ruzza, Marcello Ruzza (deceased), Sister Annamaria Giorgetti Ruzza and Bishop Gianenrico Ruzza, (nephew, -recently ordained Bishop) and nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces.
Father Ruzza was born February 21, 1934 in Rome, Italy. After elementary and high school, he studied Theology at Propaganda Fide in Rome and at Our Lady of the Angels Seminary at Niagara University from 1954 – 1958.
WALMSLEY, Richard - With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Richard Walmsley on Wednesday March 29, 2017, in his 27th year.
Richard died suddenly in his home on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 as a result of an ongoing medical condition.
Richard is the beloved son of the late Julie and Bob Walmsley. He will be sadly missed by the Armstrong and Fletcher families.
TOSSELL, Betty Doreen (nee Stanley) - (April 6, 1924 - March 28, 2017)
Surrounded by the love of family, Betty passed away peacefully following a brief illness.
She took her final journey to join the love of her life Bill and to once again hold her first granddaughter Andrea. Betty was a kind and charitable lady, who endeared herself to many.
She will always be remembered for her delicious baking and hosting of family dinners.
BERZAITIS PUPPA, Anna Maria - Peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the age of 85.
Beloved wife of Erich Puppa. Loving mother of Robert Berzaitis, Angela McDonald and Roland Puppa (Monica).
Cherished grandmother of Sandra (Jarrett), Gordon (Jody), Jim (Nancy), Robert, Mason and Madi. She will also be dearly missed by her great-granddaughters and great-grandsons.
Survived by her sister Christel Zimmer (Joseph), nephew Joseph and niece René.