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MILLER, Ethel Henrietta - Passed away peacefully at Milton District Hospital on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Ethel is predeceased by her parents Frederick and Henrietta Miller.

She will be lovingly remembered by her long-time friend Mildred Armstrong and her family.

 

Lasby JoeLASBY, Joseph 'Joe' - Peacefully on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Milton District Hospital, Joe passed away with family by his side.

Beloved husband for 45 years of the late Shirley Lasby. He will be sadly missed by his children Stephen, Heather, Patty, and Linda (Jeff) Roque. Fondly remembered by his two grandchildren Carly and Blake.

Predeceased by his brother Wallace Lasby and sister in law Maisie Lasby. Also always remembered by many nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and nephews.

 

BOUSKILL, Mary Elizabeth 'Beth' (nee Wallace) - Beth passed away on Sunday February 26, 2017 at the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington.

She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Mary (nee Blair) Wallace and is survived by her sister, Cathy Graham.

Beth was a teacher who began her career working with kindergarten children and ended her teaching years working with students in grades 7 & 8. During these years, Beth also graduated from university with a BA and later a master's degree in political science. Her friends will remember that Beth always loved a good political discussion.

 

Ostric IvoOSTRIC, Ivica 'Ivo' - Born in Zagreb, Croatia, on June 21, 1942. A strong sense of adventure led our Dad to Canada in February 1968. On February 25th, 2017, in his 74th year, he began his new adventure.

A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, he is deeply loved and missed by his wife Josephine, their children Ivan and Lara (Mike) and grandchildren Grayden, Lochlan and Knox.

 

Lewis PaulLEWIS, Paul - It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Paul Lewis on February 25th, at the age of 65 in Cambridge, Ont.

He was a sweet husband to Jan for 41 years, the kindest father to Sam, Adi and husband Jeff Hunt, adoring Grandpa to Hudson and Emmy and brother of the late Vivienne (Al), Peter and Ellen Lewis, and Lorraine (Ted).

Some of his best friends are brothers-in-law Bob (Jane), Jim (Catherine) and sisters-in-law Heather (Bill), Barb (John) and Jill (Dean).

 

Cadenhead EvelynCADENHEAD, Evelyn Florence Margaret (nee Allan) - Peacefully in the presence of her family on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Bethell House, Inglewood, in her 73rd year.

Wife of the late John Holland Cadenhead.

Loving mother of Craig (Margaret) and the late Lisa Dwyer. Loved grandmother of Dawn (Andrew) and Casey. Adoring great-grandmother of Roxy. Dear sister of John (Janine), Jackie and Keith (Jane).

Predeceased by her parents Evelyn and John Allan. Evelyn will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

 

Switzer CraigSWITZER, Craig - Peacefully at his home on Friday February 24, 2017 at the age of 68.

Craig Switzer was the beloved husband of June (nee Thomson), loving father of Kris Switzer (Ashley) and Brooke Switzer (Dennis) and doting grandpa of Alyssa and Carter.

Craig was the caring brother of Keith Switzer (Barb), brother-in-law of Ray Thomson (Ellen), Gord Thomson (Grace) and Carol Burton (Tim).  Predeceased by his parents Howard and Donalda Switzer of Hillsburgh.  He will be missed dearly by his many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. 

 

Bielby EdithBIELBY, Edith Grace - Passed peacefully in her 107th year February 24, 2017 at Tansley Woods LTC.

Lifelong sweetheart and wife of Arthur for 64 years. Cherished mother of Lorna and the late Gordon Fargo. Loving and supportive Grandmother of Brent, Gail and Blair. Fondly remembered Great-Grandmother of Hayden, Logan, Noah, Olivia, Gordon and Fraser.

Last surviving member of the late George Lott family.

Past president of RWTO, teaching over 30 years, including the Burlington Public School system. Lifelong member of UCW Appleby United Church.

 

de Almeida JoseDe ALMEIDA, Jose Maria - Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga on February 24, 2017 at the age of 88.

He came to Canada from Portugal in 1957 to start a better life for his family. He struggled in a strange country under dire conditions for two years, saving enough money to bring his young family to join him. He was the backbone of a very close and loved family.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Silvina, and his adoring children Paula, Joyce, Fernando and Maria, and his sons-in-law Norberto and William and his daughter-in-law Rose.

 

GROULX, June Shirley - Peacefully on Friday February 24th, 2017 at the Bennett Health Care Centre, Georgetown. June, in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of Dennis Groulx. Loving mother of Rick. Loved grandmother of Doug.

Fondly remembered by her brothers and sisters.

 

Weber JimWEBER, James Anthony 'Jim' aka 'Sir'“I Did it My Way” - (December 3, 1939 - February 24, 2017) -

It is with profound sadness that we announce the loss of James Anthony Weber. Jim died suddenly, but peacefully in the company of his loving wife of 47 years, Patricia. Jim passed away towards the end of a very special Florida vacation spent with family and so many friends.

Jim's life was rooted in his faith. As a devout Catholic, rarely a day went by that did not start with morning Mass. This faith guided all he did and was the foundation for the love he shared with everyone he met.

 

Bye ChrisBYE, Christopher Glenwood - It is with profound sadness the family announces the passing of Chris on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the age of 32.

Survived by loving parents Jerry and Kim, and sister Erin. Cherished uncle to Kayleigh, and Ryan. Dear grandson to Heather (the late Boyd) Storey and Joan (the late Glen) Bye.

Predeceased by loving aunt Suzette. Chris will be dearly missed by extended family and friends.

 

Pantel TedPANTEL, Edmund Herman 'Ted'- P. Eng - Passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the age of 93.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Gerda Pantel (2001).

Loving father of Richard Pantel (Jennifer) of North Vancouver, BC and Karin Pantel of Calgary, AB. Cherished grandfather of Ryan, Lydia and Sabina. Ted is survived by his sister Ella Silzer of Mossbank, SK.

 

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.