Dietz GerhardDIETZ, Gerhard - Passed away peacefully with family by his side at The Carpenter Hospice in Burlington, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the age of 85.

Loving husband of Elisabeth (nee Mueller) and cherished father of Christine Brown and Monica Proulx (Serge). Proud grandfather of Sarah Brown, Derek Proulx and André Proulx.

Gerry will also be missed by extended family and numerous friends.


Clark GloriaCLARK, Gloria - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 9, 2017 in her 90th year at Allendale Long Term Care, Milton.

Gloria was predeceased by her beloved husband of 60 years, Jim in 2009.

She will be forever missed by her daughters, Susanne Evans and Barbara Clark, her son-in-law, Dave Evans, granddaughters, Corrie Oliver and Jodi Oliver, and great- grandson, Jetsun Oliver Litster.

Predeceased by her parents, William and Ada Sheppard, her brother, Bill Sheppard and survived by her sister, Betty Sheppard.


Kuproski OlgaKUPROSKI, Olga (née Spakoski) - (April 29, 1914 - May 8, 2017) - Olga passed away peacefully at Idlewyld Manor on May 8, 2017 in her 104th year, surrounded by family.

Olga is predeceased by her husband Julian (1997)‎, infant daughter Mary (1950), as well as sisters Anastasia Masotti, Margaret Sobotka, Emily Kozell, and Anne Jacobs.

She will be greatly missed by daughter Julianna (Howard McIsaac) and son Ted (Lynda). Much loved Grammi to Nichole (Chris), Erin (Aaron), Caroline (Sunil), and Kathryn (David) and great grandma to Eleanor, Audrey, Nathan, Anna, and Penelope. She is survived by sister Joan Kling and several nieces and nephews.


Hughes DavidHUGHES, David Alan - (1945 - 2017) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, (wife) Judi and children, Virginia and Robert on Monday, May 8th, 2017 at the Ian Anderson House.

He will be remembered for his love of motorcycles and loyalty to the Legion, Branch 114 Oakville.

Dave will be greatly missed by family and friends.


COLLINS, George Spence - (November 23, 1925 - May 8, 2017) - His family announces with sadness the passing of George Collins.

George leaves his wife Audrey Macpherson Collins, daughter Heather Emerson and her husband Greg, and son Ron and his wife Diana. He will be greatly missed by them and by his 5 grandchildren Erika, Geoff, Emily, Brad and Jen.

A leading technology innovator, George's passion for music was the guiding melody in his life.


Bandy OliveBANDY, Olive (nee Roe) - (January 19, 1926 - May 8, 2017) - Passed away peacefully, at the age of 91.

Beloved wife of the late Arthur Bandy.

Loving mother of Susan Dickie (Ralph), David (Virginia), and Paul (Rosemary). Very proud grandmother of Christine (Matt), Laura (James), Matthew, Michelle (Will), Michael and Lindsay (Nick). Great grandmother of Molly, Sydney, Liam, Sean and Lucas.


Mationo CatharineMATIONO, Catharine (nee Gomboc) - Finally at peace and eternal rest, Catharine (Gomboc) Mationo passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017 in her 95th year at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

Devoted wife of the late Nicola Mationo (1978) and member of the Matone family. Loving Mother and Mother-in-law of Emerich and Marion Soos. Cherished Oma to Andrea and Elisha (Michael), and Great Oma to Evan and Elliot. Sister-in-law and Aunt to the Hickle family of Cleveland, Ohio. Lovingly embraced by the Ruskai family - Keti, Vladimir, Nicole (Edward), Alex and Otis.

Catharine made Hamilton her home after immigrating to Canada in 1956 after the Hungarian Revolution. She was a restaurateur, an avid volunteer for The Animal Welfare Association of Hamilton, St. Joseph’s and McMaster hospitals, and a proud recipient of the Hamilton Municipal Senior of the Year Award for 40 years of dedicated service to the community.


Garrison NancyGARRISON, Nancy Elizabeth - It is with heavy hearts that Steve, Cheryl and Sara announce the sudden passing of their beloved sister and aunt, Nancy Elizabeth Garrison on Sunday May 7th, 2017.

Nancy was in her 64th year.

Beloved daughter of the late Caleb and Betty Garrison.


GAUTHIER, Dyan Louise (nee Lamontagne) - (Retiree of Ford Motor Company) - Passed peacefully on May 7, 2017 at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in her 66th year.

Beloved wife of Frank Seguin for 32 years.

Loving mother of Jo-Anne and Sonja Gimbel. Cherished grandmother of Michael Gimbel. Survived by her sisters Patsy and Johanne Gimbel and her brother Danielle.


Lefebvre RolandLEFEBVRE, Roland 'Rolly' - (April 30, 1947 – May 7, 2017) - Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Heath Center (Guelph), on Sunday May 7, 2017 in his 71st year.

Roland is predeceased by his parents Alice (1998) and Real (2012). Loving brother to Dennis and his partner Judy Straby and Lorrie and her partner Walter Heywood.

Proud uncle of Chris (Melanie) and Allen (LeeAnne). Great-uncle to Nathan and Jordie Ryan, Matthew and Jessica. 


Thenhaus RogerTHENHAUS, Roger Ulrich Rex - It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Roger on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the age of 61.

Loving husband to Trish (nee Hossack). Cherished father to Morgen, and Brenden. Survived by brothers Chris (Brenda), and Martin (Kathleen). Survived by mother Anne and father Uli Thenhaus of Winnipeg.

Roger will be dearly missed by extended family and friends in Winnipeg, Burlington, and Germany. Roger was a strong supporter to the Burlington and Oakville Lacrosse Community.


Baillargeon PeggyBAILLARGEON, Peggy Irene - Peacefully in the presence of her family on Saturday May 6, 2017 at the Joseph Brant Hospital. Peggy, in her 95th year.

Beloved wife of the late Larry (1994).

Loving mother of the late Richard (Esther), Larry (Alex), Liz (Norman), and the late Tim (Sandie).


Cassidy NeilCASSIDY, Neil C. - The family sorrowfully announces Neil's passing on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the age of 89.

Predeceased by his first wife Ann, nee Malizia and second wife Lorraine, nee Hamilton.

Loving father to Susan Belgrave (Gary), Donald Cassidy (Catherine), Diane Arvanitakis (Denis) and step-father to Bonnie Pashley and Bob Pashley.


Russell RonRUSSELL, Ronald Frederick Peter - Passed peacefully on May the 6th, 2017 at 85 years of age.

Beloved husband of Doris Russell (Vaughan) for 65 years, loving father of son Stephen and daughter Diane Jolly (David). Loving grandpa of Peter (Britni), Elizabeth and Sarah Jolly. Great grandpa (GG) of Chase Jolly.

Dear brother of Eleanor Waterman (Jerry) of Bobcaygeon. Lovingly remembered by all his nieces and nephews.

Ron was a third generation Journeyman Plumber and a proud member of UA Local 46 Toronto for 60 years. He enjoyed his retirement spending time at the cottage, fishing and watching the sunsets.


Jeffries JimJEFFERIES, James Edward 'Jim' - (October 27, 1946 - May 6, 2017) -

We lift up to God with gratitude for the life of Jim, beloved son of Dorothy and the late Arthur William Jefferies. He passed away at the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital of complications from a fall.

Jim was an accomplished athlete and enjoyed playing guitar. He was a graduate of Oakville Trafalgar High School and was attending Ryerson when he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He worked at S.T.R.I.D.E. for 25 years before his retirement 5 years ago.

Jim was a gentle soul who was a dear companion to his mother after his Dad passed away and they shared a very special bond. His life had great consequences in Canada. He was the inspiration for his dad Bill along with Dorothy's support and care to create the Friends of Schizophrenics which became the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and The Canadian Schizophrenia Society and the development of The World Schizophrenia Fellowship.


Garel FrankGAREL, Francis DeSales 'Frank' - (April 3, 1929 - May 6, 2017) - Peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday May 6, 2017 in his 89th year.

Devoted husband of Anita for 62 loving years. Dear father of Richard (Bisa), Judy (Graham), Janis (Jim), Robert (Lesley), David (Michelle), Brian (Shirley) and Gina (Ringo). Proud grandfather of Jason, Donnie, Brian, Jarod, Ryan, Katie, Andrew, Ben, Tyler, Dana, Kyle, Noah, Frank and Sarah. Great-grandfather of Jordan and Rylee.

Frank was a man of many accomplishments. His distinguished professional career began after 15 years of service in the Royal and Canadian Navy with many great service men and women whom he often recalled quite fondly to those who would listen. Dad progressed in the insurance industry as a boiler and pressure vessel expert assisting companies throughout the world in mitigating risk.


Shanks NoelSHANKS, Noel Charles - Peacefully on May 6, 2017 in hospital in Burlington, Ont.

Noel was born Christmas Day 1922 in Sharbot Lake, Ont. An RCAF veteran of the Second World War, Noel flew 29 missions as a rear gunner in an RAF Lancaster bomber, including over Normandy on D-Day. He met King George VI and Queen Elizabeth and the then Princess Elizabeth.

Upon his return to Canada, Noel met and married his wife, Eileen, with whom he worked for many years at Air Canada, with postings in Montreal, Florida and Trinidad.


Gowans RonaldGOWANS, Ronald Basel - Passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 in his 89th year.

Beloved husband of Constance Margaret (nee Lowrie) for 63 years.

Loving father to Ronnie (Sylvia Cygnaek), Avril and Larry Sullivan, David (Margaret McAvoy) and Stanley (predeceased 2003). Proud grandfather to Joe, Nicole (Dan) Sullivan-Keleman, Nevan Sullivan and fiancée Melissa Beatty, Morgan and Jarrett.

Survived by his sisters Betty Late Joe) Ross and Doreen (Bill) Toland. Predeceased by brothers Malcom and Dennis.


McLaughlan AnnieMcLAUGHLAN, Annie Elizabeth - (1929 - 2017) - Passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital, on Saturday May 6, 2017, at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of the late Daniel McLaughlan (2013).

Will be greatly missed by her children Stuart McLaughlan and Sheila White (Emmerson Ruddy). Loving grandmother of Derek White (Katie Hanna), Cody and Melody McLaughlan and great-grandmother to Annie White.

Survived by her sisters-in-law Annie McLaughlan (late James) and Mary Herd (late Vic).


Alexander SheilaALEXANDER, Sheila Mary - (November 10, 1931 - May 5, 2017) -

Born November 10, 1931 to the late Philip and Molly Smith. Dear sister of the late David (Norma) and of the late Gerry (Betty).

Beloved wife of the late Dr. Bill Alexander.  Dear mother of Ross (Lisa), Malcolm (Peggy), Beth (Dave) and Nora (Paul). Energetic and fun loving grandmother to Adam, Josh, Meaghan, Peter, Colin, Matt and Graeme.

Mom was born and raised in the Town of Mount Royal, Montreal and graduated from the Montreal General School of Nursing. Nursing was a lifelong passion and after a variety of careers in the field, she retired at 66.


Greco VittorioGRECO, Vittorio C. - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vittorio on Friday, May 5, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton at the age of 90.

Born in Castrolibero, Province of Cosenza, Italy to the late Luigi Greco and Giuseppina Iorio. Beloved husband of Maria (Mandarino) for 58 years. Loving father of Clara and Ivana (Brent Overton). Cherished grandfather of Justin and Ryan.

Dear brother of Mario, Ersilia, Dante, Luigi and Maria. Predeceased by his sisters Ida, Emilia and Carmela, and his brothers Benito (Ben) and Giuseppe (Adam).


Wadge WarrenWADGE, Warren Victor - Passed away at The Brant Centre, on Friday, May 5, 2017, at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Mary Wadge. Loving father of Kari and the late Lisa.

Warren was predeceased by his parents Frank and Lillian Wadge and his sister Johanne Newkirk.


Youngs ChristellaYOUNGS, Christella (nee Jordan) - (12/19/1927 - 5/5/2017) -

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Christella Youngs on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Mississauga Trillium Hospital. Surrounded by her loving family, Mom passed away in her ninetieth year.

Loving mother of Bobbie (Keith), Brian (Margaret), Richard (Lorna), Susan (Bill), Danny (Rowena), Cindy (Kirby) and Mike (Valerie).


Tabar JohnTABAR, John - (1947 - 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Tabar; a cherished husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, nephew and cousin.

After bravely fighting cancer, he was welcomed to heaven peacefully by God, surrounded by family at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on May 5, 2017.

He is survived by his beloved wife Leila, his dear mother Nelly, his siblings Maroun, Giselle, Laura, Eli, and Samia; and his children Grace (Samer), Jane (Johnny), & Christine (Redgeway).

He will be dearly missed by his many family and friends, most especially his grandchildren, Anthony, Alexander and Austin.

Predeceased by his father Jamil Tabar.


Boyce VincentBOYCE, Vincent - (1929 - 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Vincent Joseph Boyce on Friday, May 5, 2017, at the age of 88.

Beloved and devoted husband of Patricia for over 65 years.  Loving father of Elaine (Dan), Kevin (Anita), Tim (Kim) and Brian. Adored grandfather of Ashley, Marc-Andre, Christopher, Kevin, Jerritt, Dalton, Sydney and Andrew. Cherished brother of Betty (George) and Lorraine.

He was born and raised in Montreal and later lived in Westport, CT and Carlisle and Oakville, ON.  He had a successful career in creative marketing in the package-goods industry and spent many years working with Imperial Tobacco.


Sygrove Mary AnnSYGROVE, Mary Ann - (1950 - 2017) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, May 5, 2017.

Devoted mother to Tara, Mike and Kate. Cherished grandma of Raewynne, Romeo and Simone.

Loving sister to Barbara, Ted, Bob, Diane, Gerry, Patsy and all their spouses. She will be missed by best friend Faye Zsadany, John Sygrove, Shelley Visser and numerous nieces and nephews.