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.


Porkolab RosePORKOLAB, Rose Grace - It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother & great-grandmother Rose Grace Porkolab on February 20, 2017 at the age of 99.

Rose was predeceased by her son Joseph & daughter-in-law Malve, all her sisters & brothers & special friend Lindsay.

She was cherished and will be lovingly remembered by her son Ken, daughter Rosemarie Palinkas (George), Margaret & grandchildren Terri (Donn), Kathy (Bud), Debbie (Tom), Shelley (Chris), Kelly (Mark), Mark (Lori), Michael (Rhonda) & Michelle & great-grandchildren Jessica, Alexander, Brayden, Noah, Matthew, Charlotte, Madison, Hayley & Amber.


Leitch PeterLEITCH, Peter - (July 10, 1951 – February 20, 2017) - 

Peacefully after a short illness on February 20, 2017 at the Credit Valley Hospital at the age of 65.

Peter was a loving husband to Sandra McArthur and devoted father to Alex (Mitch) and Sarah (Matthew). Survived by his sister Jean (Doug) Crake. Peter will be fondly remembered by his extended family and friends.


Headley NormanHEADLEY, Norman - Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Monday February 20, 2017 at age 72.

Norman, beloved husband of Kathleen for 48 years. Loving father of Jennifer (1972-2006), Deidre Stajduhar (Greg) and Enid Selkirk (Glen). Proud Grandpa of Mark, Sarah, Jenna, Alexander and Maja.

Dear brother of Kay Moir (Barry) and Carol Fahn (Jerry). He will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and colleagues.

Norman was the Director of Chaplaincy for SickKids Hospital in Toronto and prior to that, the Director of Chaplaincy at University Hospital in London, ON.


Leva MarkLEVA, Mark - (October 8, 1974 – February 20, 2017) -

After a courageous battle with cancer, Mark was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the age of 42.

Beloved husband of Laura (nee Soth) and proud father of Sophia.

Cherished son of Leonardo and Maria Leva. Much loved brother of Frank Leva (Margherita), David Leva (Antonella) and Jonathan Leva (Mirjam).

Adored uncle to: Austin (son of Frank and Marg), Adam, Leo, and Michael (sons of David and Antonella), Alexis and Evan (daughter and son of Mark and Kim).


DeGrace MarieDeGRACE, Marie Jeanne D'Arc - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Georgetown Hospital, in her 76th year.

Marie, beloved wife of the late David Lloyd DeGrace.

Loving mother of Neil, Darlene (Mike Parker), Donna (Rick Humber) and Nelson. Cherished grandmother to E.J. (Sara), Lisa (Neil Robinson), Madison, Jason (Christine), Ashley, Ryan (Jill), Tanya, Shawn, Jessica, Johnny and Christopher, and dear great grandmother to 6.


Hurst BruceHURST, Bruce Ray - (Retired Metropolitan Toronto Police Detective) -

After a valiant battle with cancer, Bruce passed away on February 19, 2017 at the age of 78.

Beloved husband of Barbara (Holman) for 56 years. Loving father to Carolyn and her husband Harry Tucker and Michael and his wife Robin Hurst.


Boersma PeterBOERSMA, Peter - Passed away surrounded by those who loved him dearly on Sunday, February 19th, 2017.

Devoted husband of almost 46 years to Bernice (Beddington) Boersma. Loving father to; Brian (Nicole) Boersma and Chandra (Ian) Boersma/Moore. An amazing Grumps to his grandchildren; Brayden, Jakob, Nathan, Ethan and Zachary; all of whom he loved more than anything.

Pete was born in the Netherlands, and immigrated with his family at a young age to Taber, Alberta. He graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology at the top of his class receiving a red seal as a sheet metal mechanic. In 1986, Peter packed up his family and made the big move out East to Brampton, Ontario where he lived for a number of years before putting down his roots in Milton. He was well known in the neighbourhood as the person to go-to for help, advice or conversation.


WATSON, William B. 'Bill' - (August 17, 1928 - February 19, 2017) - Bill passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant hospital in Burlington, Ontario on February 19, 2017 in his 89th year.

He was a loving caring husband to June Watson (nee Murie) for 62 years. She recently predeceased him in 2016.

Loving father to Cameron and his wife Georgann, Peter, Victoria and her husband Bruce Henne and a caring grandfather to Cody and Alexandra Watson.

Born in Hamilton, Bill retired from Stelco after 42 years of service at both Hilton Works and Lake Erie Works before moving to British Columbia in 1987. He had recently returned to Burlington.


McLean MaurinaMcLEAN, Maurina Margaret (nee MacDonald) - In loving memory of our mother, Maurina McLean (nee MacDonald), who passed away Sunday, February 19th, 2017 at Milton District Hospital.

Maurina, was born on February 12th, 1935 in New Waterford, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where she was raised by her mother Christina MacDonald (now deceased) and the MacDonald family.

She is survived and remembered endearingly by her four children, Sharon, Lynn, Jamie and Sean. Lovingly remembered and missed by her grandchildren, Crystal, Lindsay, Michelle, Dawson, Emma and Riley and her great-grandchild Brayden.


STIRLING, Alexander - (August 5, 1926 - February 18, 2017) - Peacefully with his family by his side at Brantford General Hospital in his 91st year.

Alex was the loving husband of Euphemia he is survived by his children Margaret Hido (John), Alex(Erin) and John (Charlene).

Sadly missed by his grandchildren Heather (Micheal) , Michael (Becky), Nicholas (Megan), Ashley (Kieran) , A.J., Matthew and Emma.


Funke HansFUNKE, Johannes 'Hans' - Peacefully at The Carpenter Hospice, Burlington on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of Marianne Funke. Loving father of Sylvia Dawe (Steve) and Thomas Funke. Cherished grandfather of Matthew (Andrea), Sarah (Simon), Melissa (James) and Emily and great grandfather of Grace, Gavin, Hayley and Lachlan.

Survived by his sister Cornelia in Germany and many nieces and nephews.


Gil VirginiaGIL, Virginia Theresa - It's with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Virginia Theresa Gil at the age of 67 on February 18th, 2017.

Beloved wife of Alexis for 44 years, loving mother to Alex, Edmund, and Victor, and proud grandmother to Brendan, Emily, Jacob, Isley, Owen, and Blake.

Virginia was born on March 7th, 1949 in Coffee Ground, Westmoreland, Jamaica. She met the love of her life Alexis in 1969 and soon after they moved to Canada in 1970 to start their lives together.


Wingfield DonWINGFIELD, Donald Alexander - Peacefully on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital at the age of 81.

Beloved husband of Barbara. Loving father of Kristin (Dana) and Jamie (Sarah). Loving step-father of David (Susan) and Stephen (Philippa). Beloved grandfather of Hudson, Ella, Brodie, Grace and Ryder. Donald will be greatly missed by Stefanie (Sean), Vanessa, Alison, Andrew and Jennifer.

He will be remembered for his love of music. Over the years, Don has played the saxophone in various local bands including The House Band at the Brant Inn.