KUSTEC, Maria - Born - Dolnje Bistrice, Slovenia. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Maria Kustec on April 19, 2017. She died peacefully surrounded by immediate and close family members.
“Mama” will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her children and grandchildren: daughters Diane (Rick), Frances (Mike) and Yvonne, son John (Beverly) and their children Allison, Jackson and Davis. She will be greatly missed by her sisters Angela (John) and Darinka (Stefan), brother Slavi (Francka) and all her nieces, nephews and the many friends she made over the years.
Maria is predeceased by her husband of over 55 years, John (Papa to the kids), brothers Martin, Tone, Ignac and Ivan and sisters Tereza and Ancka.
DI BON, Carol (nee BELSKY) - Died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Carpenter Hospice in Burlington, Ontario, at the age of 66 after several courageous battles with cancer.
Born August 26, 1950 in Port-Cartier, Quebec, Carol was predeceased by her parents William and Carmel (nee Therriault) Belsky.
Carol is survived by her loving husband Erio of almost 45 years. They were married on October 7, 1972 in Toronto.
RODGERS, Rita - Rita passed away peacefully at home in Hamilton surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the age of 88.
Born in Glasgow Scotland, Rita came to Canada in 1967. She worked in Reitmans before going to work at the Henderson General Hospital. Having lived in Burlington for about 25 years, Rita had recently relocated back to Hamilton to be closer to her Family.
She was predeceased by her parents John and Jane Rodgers and by her sister Jean Anderson (David) in Orillia, Canada, and her brother William "Billy" (Ruth) in Ulverstone, Tasmania.
Rita is survived by her her three children Rosslyn Devlin (Mike) in Glasgow, Scotland, Alison Danner (Wilf) in Hamilton and Kenneth Macalpine (Sarah) in Dundas.
STAFFORD, Carl Claude Dexter - Passed away at his home in Burlington, Ontario on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Carl Stafford at the age of 77.
Fondly remembered by his wife, Audrey, daughter, Tracy Hobson (Jamie), grandchildren, Sydney, Samantha and Lindsay.
Predeceased by his son Marc, parents, Harry and Theresa Stafford and brother, Harry Jr. Also survived by his sisters, Roxanne and Marguerite.
STEWART, Evan Angus - (1968 - 2017) - In deep sorrow, we announce the untimely passing of Evan Angus Stewart after a long illness at Joseph Brant Hospital on Tuesday April 18, 2017.
He leaves behind his grieving family: wife Cheryl and sons Kevin, Taylor and James.
Beloved son of Anu Stewart and the late John Angus Stewart. He will be sadly missed by his brother Andrew (Karen), niece Katelyn and nephew Ian, as well as by many good friends and extended family.
PARSONS, Jason Sage - (1967 - 2017) - Unexpectedly and peacefully passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital, on April 18, 2017, at the age of 50.
Predeceased by his mother Mary Anne (1994). Cherished son and best friend of James "Jim" Douglas Parsons (Virginia Takacs).
Much loved brother of Kelly Anne Paravano (Pat Mackay). Dear uncle of Emily Mary Parsons Paravano. Beloved "nephew" to "Uncle" Orval Coupal of Waterloo.
BOGDANIS, Joanna - (1943 - 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joanna Bogdanis on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Beloved wife of George Bogdanis for nearly 52 years. Loving mother of Valerie (Rudy) Perosin and Adrianna Bogdanis. Proud grandmother of Kaitlyn Perosin.
Joanna will be deeply missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
TAYLOR, Jack Matthew - (December 19, 1933 - April 18, 2017) - Died after a long illness.
He leaves his wife of 57 years, Sandra and three children, Sidney (Brad), Stuart (Kara) and Shelby along with six grandchildren, Henry, Samuel, Islay, Violet, Philippa, and Augusta, and a sister, Anita Taylor of Vancouver.
Jack was a life-long lover of travel, golf, and hockey, having played hockey in university at Hamilton College in New York and Waterloo College (now University of Western) in Waterloo. He travelled to Europe and the Far East many times and was particularly fond of the Swiss Alps.
Jack graduated from Waterloo where he met Sandra and after graduation, taught high school business skills.
CIZMAR, Suzanne Marie (nee Kneider) - Peacefully, surrounded by her family on Tuesday April 18th, 2017 at the Georgetown Hospital. Suzanne (nee Kneider), in her 73rd year.
Loving wife of Edward for 47 years. Caring mother of Christopher and Michelle Schaefle (Patrick). Proud grandma of Ethan and Ashley.
Dear sister of Jeannette, Albert, George (Martha) and Richard (Ruth). Sister-in-law of Joe (the late Marilyn), Jennie and Ed Kotuza, Mary Hanuska (the late Alex) and Pauline. Suzanne will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
KAARSEMAKER, Jacobus Gerardus 'Jack' - Peacefully, surrounded by his family at Georgetown District Hospital, in his 92nd year, Jacobus Gerardus (Jack) Kaarsemaker, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Predeceased by his parents, Sijvert and Elisabeth Kaarsemaker; his wife, Trudy, and six siblings in his native Holland.
Survived by his sisters, Catharina (Tini) and Anne; his children, Nicholas (Louise), Elisabeth Challinor (John II) and Linda Todd (Michael); his grandchildren, Alan, Eric and Nicole Kaarsemaker, Christopher and Elizabeth Todd and Ashley and John Challinor III; and his great-grandchildren, Avery, Tegan and A.J. Kaarsemaker.
BLACK, Harvey - Passed away suddenly at home on April 18, 2017 (his 82nd birthday).
Predeceased by his parents, Max and Doris.
Loving father to Jamie, grandfather to Evan and Noah, and brother to Ken (Ruth), Doug (Lorraine), and Barb (Paul Job).
CUSHING, Peter Colin Dion Cushing - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family at The Carpenter Hospice in Burlington, on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the age of 77, from Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Beloved husband of Betty (nee Johnston) for 51 years.
Loving father of Pamela, Lea (Maurizio Calconi) and Colin. Grandfather to Madelaine, Sebastien, Benjamin and Dominic.
KNESEWITSCH, Walter - Peacefully on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Extendicare Halton Hills. Walter, in his 90th year.
Beloved husband of Anna and loving father of Sylvia and her husband Richard Grant and Gisela and her husband Hugh Tomkinson.
Proud grandfather of Crystal (Patrick) Lafond, Darren (Kristin) Grant, Geoffrey, Paul (Natalie) and Peter Tomkinson. Great- grandfather to Cassandra, Hailey, Caleb, Kian, Sadie and Braidyn.
Predeceased by his brother Otto and sister Maria.
BENCH, William Joseph 'Bill' - (March 21, 1932 - April 17, 2017) - At Victoria Gardens Long Term Care Hamilton.
Bill was predeceased by his wife of over 60 years, Diana.
Cherished father of Larry (Anke) and Randy (Lisa). Bill will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Jennifer (Jay) and Darren (Emma) and great grand child Key. He will be missed by his sister Marie. He will be missed by all of his extended family and friends.
ALLISON, Olga Elizabeth Serena (nee BURCH) - December 31, 1911 - April 16, 2017
It is with great sadness the family announces the death of their loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend on April 16, 2017, at Wyndham Manor, Oakville.
Olga was born at home in the small town of Mannville, Alberta, the fourth (and last surviving) of the six children of John and Carrie Burch.
She married Charles Allison and lived in Edmonton (Highlands) for a few years.
STEEN, Douglas Samuel - At his residence on Sunday April 16, 2017 at the age of 77.
Douglas was the loving father of Fred Steen, Debbie Brock (Robert), Peter Steen (Amy), Tom Steen and Kerri Freer (Jason), adoring grandfather of John, Michael, Courtney, Megan, Amanda, Sharla, Emma, Corbin, Wyatt, Dalynne, Colton, Brock, Levi, Kaden, Quinn and great-grandfather of Jake.
Douglas was predeceased by son John Steen.
CAUGHILL, James - (1948 - 2017) - It is with sadness that we announce the passing of longtime Milton resident James Caughill, who died peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital on Sunday, April 16, 2017.
James leaves behind his loving children; Jenna and Kevin (Candace) as well as his grandchildren; Tristen, Kaitlyn and Zachery. He will be remembered by his sister Anne and his many nieces, nephews and cousins.
James is predeceased by his sisters Ricki and Jackie.
James was the band leader for J.C. and the Squires who will miss him terribly.
KRILYK, Annie (nee Kwasney) - Peacefully on April 16th, 2017 at Billings Court Manor in Burlington Ontario in her 103rd year.
Beloved mother of Ron (Jane) Krilyk and Carol Cooil.
Survived by brothers Peter of Thorold Ontario and Terry (Hazel) of Sechelt B.C. as well as many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Bill, Mike, Harry, Nick, John, David and sisters Olga, Jenny and Mary. She will be greatly missed by her amazing friend Denise Sylvester.
THOMSON, Alan Robert - It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Alan at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, on Sunday, April 16th, 2017, at the age of 90.
Alan was the beloved husband of high school sweetheart, Vivian (2015).
Loving father of Brent (Diane) and Jane (Brian). Proud Grandfather of Sarah (Chris), Erin (Paul), Christine (Darren), Sean (Erin), Kevin and Steven. Great-Grandfather (GG) to Jack, Ellie, Henry, Gavin, Theresa and Annabel.
Alan had great pride in John Deere, where he had a long and illustrious career. In his youth he was an avid and exceptional athlete, excelling in basketball, hockey and football. His long term passion was golf where he will be remembered for his exceptional play and being a pleasure to play with.
JARVIS, Bernice Rose - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Extendicare Halton Hills in her 91st year.
Bernice, beloved wife of the late Frederick Jarvis. Loving mother of June (Brian), Jean (Larry Falzon) and Joan.
Cherished grandmother of Lisa (Howard), Michael (Mira), Jamie (Yaz) and Sheena.
Great- grandmother of Shannon, Jonah, Lydia and Davis. As well as her great-granddogs Indy, Winston, Kelly and Buddy.
Bernice was predeceased by 7 siblings.
DRENNAN, Robert 'Bob' - Surrounded by his family on Saturday April 15, 2017 at Milton District Hospital.
Beloved husband of Sheena and loving father to Janet (Rick) Martin and Doug (Ursula). Cherished Papa to Holden, Gareth and Kylie; Cameron and Kieran. Brother of Elizabeth (the late James) Nisbet, Donald (Alice) and the late John (Laura).
Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Jean (nee Hall). Bob will also be missed by his sister-in-law Elizabeth (the late Lindsay) Moir and many nieces and nephews.
MITCHELL, John Franklin - With heavy hearts, the family announces the peaceful passing of John F. Mitchell after a lengthy, courageous and stoic battle with cancer, at Joseph Brant Hospital on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the age of 65.
John leaves behind his beloved wife Dianne Ellen Mitchell (nee Forsyth). He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Phyllis Ada Mitchell (nee Allen).
John will be dearly missed by his siblings Glenn Mitchell, Sharon Harper, Colleen Mitchell and brother-in-law John Forsyth. Cherished uncle of Byron Mitchell, Lindsay Hanley, Samantha Hanley and great uncle of Mercedes Mitchell, Joey Mitchell and Haley Mitchell.
BRUCE, John 'Neil' - J. Neil Bruce of Milton passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, April 15, 2017 after a courageous and hard-fought battle with Alzheimer's and cancer.
He was 91.
Neil was born in Toronto on April 7, 1926. During WWII he forged his birth certificate to enlist early in the Royal Canadian Navy.
Though he didn't personally see combat he lost his dear uncle and many close friends.
MAGUIRE, Joseph - (July 11, 1926 - April 15, 2017) -
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph Maguire: wit, raconteur, world traveller, avid reader, crossword enthusiast, master of Sudoku, gardener, political commentator, and Squire of Glens Wood.
A full banquet prepared in Joe’s honour awaits him in Irish Heaven. The eternal banquet will be attended by the members of the Maguire Family who have predeceased Joe: his father Joseph, his mother Kathleen, his brother Brendan (Barney) and his sisters Nelly, Molly and Sarah.
What will never be forgotten about Joe is his great and abiding love for his wife of 54 years, Janet, for his children Martin (Kerry), John (Martha), Anne-Marie, and Terry (Pina), and for his grandchildren (Tyrone, Dylan, Rhys, Erin, Neil, Kathleen, Claire, Joseph and Chiara).
WILSON, Alyson - (September 25, 1078 - April 15, 2017) - At Carpenter Hospice in Burlington on April 15, 2017.
Dearly loved wife of Dave and loving mother of Ava and Mitchell.
Cherished daughter of Armas Rammo and Lori Rammo (Charlie Malloy), devoted sister of Stefanie Synek (Andrew) and Katherine Rammo (Matt Sisman), granddaughter of Joan Ferris (Arnold "Flip" 2015); dear daughter-in-law of Margaret Wilson (Harold, 2013) and sister-in-law of Dennis Wilson (Kristen).
VAN de LAAR, Helena Antonia - Peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Post Inn Village in Oakville, Helena in her 93rd year.
Beloved wife of the late William.
Dear mother of Joan (Walter Krawec), William (Sheri), Ronald (Denise), John (Anne) and the late Albert. Cherished grandmother of Ursula (Doug Drennan), Emily and Caroline Van de Laar and David Van de Laar (Kate), Catherine (Mark Lieferink), Laura and Ellen Van de Laar and great-grandmother of six.