BALL, Iris - We are saddened to announce the passing of Iris Ball on April 22, 2017 in her 91st year.

Beloved mother of Kevin (Janet), and fondly known as Nanna to her grandchildren, Jamie (Tovah), Stephen (Angela) and Joanna (Alfredo) and great grandchildren, Laila, Anna, Nicholas, Norah, Matteo, Sam, Charlie and Amelia.

Thanks to all the support from the tireless caregivers in her final years.


Almonte AngelaALMONTE, Angela - Peacefully, after a brief illness, surrounded by her family, at St. Joseph's Hospital on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the age of 67. 

Beloved wife of Nicandro for 47 years.  Loving mother of Sandro. 

Dear sister of the late Santina (Pietro) Cino, Gianna (Salvatore) Fantauzzo, Giuseppina (Angelo) Fantauzzo, Calogera (the late Franco) D'Ambrosio, Alfredo Rizzo and Aldo (Joy) Rizzo.  Sister-in-law of Giovanna (the late Benigno) Ginnetti, Elda (Gianni) Martino and the late Giulio Almonte.  Predeceased by her parents Luigi and Carmela Rizzo. 

She will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. 

Angela's lifelong passion was music and she enjoyed her singing career with the band the Blue Stars for over twenty years. 


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CLARK, Alicia Kaitlyn - Passed away suddenly on April 22, 2017 in her 20th year. 

She will be deeply missed by her parents Pamela (John) Stollar and Douglas (Karen) Clark.  Loving sister to Dylan, Ajay, Ethan, Brennan, Kayla and David.  She will also be missed by her many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 


Finelli PompeoFINELLI, Pompeo George - Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Pompeo passed away on April 21, 2017 at St. Joseph's Hospital in his 74th year.

Loving father of Fausto (Angelika), Paul, and Rosemary. Cherished nonno of Leah and Rocco. Beloved son of the
late Fausto and Maria. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Rosa (the late Tony), the late Lucy, Frank (Anna), Tony (Linda) and Joe (Lucy). Sadly missed by Angela, many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

A special thank you to Dr. Leslie Martin and staff at St. Joseph's Hospital for their care and compassion.


SMITH, Alberta Emma - Passed peacefully at Maple Villa Nursing Home, Burlington on Friday, April 21, 2017 in her 94th year. 

Predeceased by her loving husband James (2011).  Dear mother of Marilyn (Brian) and Kathleen (Glenn).  Treasured grandmother of Jeff, Sara, Laura, Kate, Amy and 8 great-grandchildren. 


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De KOK, Rene - Peacefully, with his beloved wife Dorothy at his side, Rene passed away after a short but intense battle with leukemia to be with his Heavenly Father and Savior.

He will be dearly missed by his children and their spouses, Angela and William Verveda, Ron Dekok and Joy Vander Kruk, Kevin and Julie Dekok.

Loving Opa of Isaiah, Mandy, Heidi, Zoe, Lily, Summer, Karissa, Jayden, Jude, and Kyrie.

Thank you to the wonderful staff at Juravinski Hospital for their support.


Brooks LaurieBROOKS, Laurie Douglas - It is with profound sadness that the family of Laurie Douglas Brooks announce his peaceful passing Friday April 21, 2017 at the Brantford General Hospital surrounded by the love of his family at the age of 71. 

Laurie was many tremendous things to his family, friends and community.  He was a Husband, Father, Boppa, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Brother, Uncle, friend, neighbour, volunteer, farmer, truck driver and gardener.


deBlieck MarinusdeBLIECK, Marinus Johannes - October 1 1943 – April 21 2017

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

After a short battle with health issues John entered the arms of his Saviour at Brantford General Hospital in the evening of April 21st surrounded by loved ones.

Survived by his cherished wife of 47 years Marie (Roth), His children, Nicole (Carl), Maurice (Carolyn), John (Karen), Jason (Sandra), and Ken (Jennifer), Michelle and Christopher, and 18 grandchildren.

John was born October 1, 1943 in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of 12. Nine years later, in Hamilton, he met Marie, married and started his own family.


Romanowski ZofiaROMANOWSKI, Zofia - Gone from us on April 21, 2017. 

Zofia was born in Bryn, Poland in 1923.  In Germany after WWII, she met her husband Edward (2011) of 66 years,  In 1949 Zofia, with their son, joined Edward's flight to Canada.  Together they embarked on a journey of work.  After leaving the mining town of Red Lake, Ontario, they raised their family in the industrial City of Hamilton. 

Zofia was a loving Mother to Henry, Mary and Helena.  A loved Grandmother to Geoffrey (Carla) and Christopher (Amanda).  Pleased to be a Great Grandmother to Quinn, Emery, Liam, Ava and Sophia.  Zofia leaves behind her loved sister Olga Sajdak of Stuttgart, Germany. 


WILLARD, Maggie (nee Mott) - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in her 66th year. 

Beloved wife of Lorne Willard.  Loving mother to Jessica Page and Marcy Selway. Cherished grammie of 12 grandchildren. 


McLean CharlieMcLEAN, Charlie -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Charlie McLean on April 20, 2017 at Hamilton General Hospital at the age of 41.

He will be missed by his mother Mary. Loving husband of Cindy. Cherished father of Jessica, Charles, Jennifer, and step-father of Jesse, and Micheal.

Beloved brother of Michael, Sean, and Aleece. He will also be missed by his extended family and many friends.

Special thanks to the staff at Hamilton General Hospital for their care and compassion.


McDONALD, James - With great sadness we announce that, following a brief illness, James McDonald Sr. passed away peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on April 20, 2017 in his 75th year.

Beloved husband of Isobel for 55 years. Loving father of Kim(Brian), and Jim(Sharlene). Cherished “Muka” of Olivia and “Gramps” of Chelsea, Alyssa, Alex, Jordan, and Jasper.


Marshall CarolMARSHALL, Carol Ann (nee Hickey) -  Peacefully at Extendicare Hamilton on Thursday, April 20, 2017, in her 84th year.  Mom will finally be reunited in heaven with beloved husband, Andy. 

Dearly loved mother of Mary Ellen Schiestel (Peter), Kelly Wilkieson (Larry), Christine VanNatter (John Cruden), Nancy White (Bradley) and Donna Mahon (Don).  Cherished Grandma of 17 and Great-grandma to 12. 

Special sister of Paul Hickey of California and predeceased by brothers Bill, Jack and Tom Hickey and sister Mary Hart.  Dear sister-in-law of Doreen and the late Jim Marshall.  Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. 

Mom has been blessed with many long-time friends who meant the world to her.


Masotti JustinMASOTTI, Justin - After his courageous battle with cancer, our beloved son Justin, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at the age of 18.

He will be infinitely missed by his parents Sonia and Michael Masotti, loving sister Sara and brother Joshua.

Cherished grandson of Anacleto and the late Maria Cecilia Afonso and Marie and the late George Masotti. Justin will be sadly missed by all of his loving aunts, uncles, cousins and many treasured friends who will mourn his passing.


SEAGER, Paul - October 6, 1947 – April 20, 2017

“My space cadet has blasted off” and went out fighting after a lengthy battle with liver disease with his loving wife Lillian by his side. 

Stepfather of Robin (Gerald) and Ronnie.  Step grandfather of Michael, Ryan, Gregory and the late Marty along with any great- grandchildren. 


MAISONVILLE, Michael David - Peacefully passed away at the age of 61 on April 20, 2017 at his home. 

Beloved husband and friend of Anita Maisonville.  Loving dad of Melissa (Jason Hughes), Micheal, Stephen and the late Evan.  Loved grandpa of Kylie, Claire, Ryan and Maxamus. 


Collette Ludwig SandraCOLLETT-LUDWIG, Sandra Adele - Unexpectedly yet peacefully, on Thursday, April 20, 2017 Sandy passed away into the arms of Jesus at the age of 40 years. 

Beloved wife of Ed Ludwig for 11 years and loved mother of her children who were her everything, her heart and soul, Jacob, Zachary, and Emma. 

Dear daughter of Danny and Sue Collett and loved sister of Paula Collett.  Dear daughter-in-law of John and Frances Ludwig and sister-in-law of Fred and Arlene Ludwig, Cynthia and Harry Hordyk, Sharon Komdeur, Rick Ludwig and Cindy Amberman, and Bart and Laurie Ludwig. 


BISHOP, Carole Anne - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Carole Anne Bishop (nee Beaman) on Thursday April 20, 2017 at the Brantford General Hospital, one month shy of her 81st birthday with her family by her side. 

Wife of the late Kenneth Bishop (1990).  Loving mother of Mike and Debbie, Brian and Kim, Marg and Greg Phillips.  Much loved gramma of Nicole and Warren Schween, Carl and Niki, Megan and Joel Phillips, Malinda McGee.  Special G.G. to Mikaila, Nolan, Carter, Ethan, Conner, Dion, Willow and Quinn. 


MacDOUGALL, John Daniel 'Mac'  - After a hard-fought battle and surrounded by those he loved the most, John passed away peacefully Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton.

He was in his 81st year and leaves behind his most beloved wife of 59 years - Mary (née Petsche) and their children John Jr., Doug and Cheryl and son-in-law Al Oddie, and his loyal furry grandchildren, Peanut, Nova and Gordie.


Singer MargoSINGER, Margo - Passed away peacefully at Shalom Village in Hamilton on April 19th in her 96th year. 

Predeceased by her beloved husband Alex in 1998.  Loving mother to her son Robert and her daughter in law Arlie.  Grandma to Adam (Katie), Lauren and Drew and great grandma to Zoe and Sasha. 

Born in Budapest and orphaned at a young age, Margo was a very independent, capable and charming woman.  After fleeing Europe in 1951, she and Alex set up their life in Hamilton with help from their friends, Arthur and Greta Weisz. 

She opened Margo Lingerie in Hamilton in 1964, which she ran until 2003. 


Nguyen Luong

NGUYEN, Luong - (1984 - 2017) - 

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Luong at Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton after a brief battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife Thuy and their son Leo, his parents Thai Nguyen and Gai Truong brothers Peter, Vincent, Jason and his sisters Kim and Melissa (Thanh Le) and his niece Rosa.

Luong will also be missed by his in-laws Quang Nguyen and Thuc Le and brother in-law Tung as well as many extended family and friends.


DUNSTALL, Brittney Irene - Suddenly at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Brittney will be sadly missed by her parents Jim and Donna, sister and brother-in-law Jennifer and Eric Fralic, fiancé Craig McNeil, niece and nephew Amelia and Landon, grandparents  Don Willis and Ruth Armstrong.

Also missed by her extended family, Don and Lynn McNeil, Keith and April McNeil, aunts, uncles and cousins.


Spencer RaymondSPENCER, Raymond - Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in his 79th year.

Beloved husband of Cathy for 40 years. Devoted father of Jason Spencer (Celine), Gloria Wickson, Tasha and Mike Spencer.  Cherished grandpa and papa to Katie, Brody, Emily, Haylee, Maddison, Melissa and Brittany and great-papa to Briley and Charlie.

Dear brother of Marion Cooper (Bill), Ken Spencer (Carol), Dave Spencer, Carol Taylor (Ken), Bob Spencer (Wendy) and the late Ted Spencer. Predeceased by his parents Nettie and Vern Spencer.

Ray will also be missed by his brother in law Ron Howey (Deb), many special nieces, nephews and their families.


Anderson NelsonANDERSON, John Nelson - Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Lovingly remembered by Marilyn Joy (Ashforth), his devoted wife of 62 years. Treasured father of David (Karen), Rick (Pamela), Rob (Megan) and Kathy (Scott). Cherished and proud Grandfather of Kaleigh (Devin), Tori, Maranda (Kyle), Harmony, Emily, Merrick, Brooke, Paige, William, Alexandria and Malcolm.

Loved by dear sisters Anna, Margaret and Helen. Predeceased by parents Cecil Roy and Rosia May and brother Doug.


MITRO, Bernice (Lovegrove, nee Hand) - Born August 10, 1928.  On the eve of the 19th quietly and peacefully passed away in our arms surrounded with Love, song and memories she drew her last breath.  Mom’s tender heart took its last beat. 

Survived by her daughter Karyn (Rick) Crandall, grandchildren Dann (Rose), Mike (Michelle), Robb, Linzy Maskell (Andy), Dan, great-grandchildren Nicola, Mathew, Sebastian, Zachary, Eric, McCade, Jace, Allie and Austin. 


Harris JoanHARRIS, Joan (nee Mulhall) - Passed away after a brief illness, surrounded by her family at the Brantford General Hospital on April 19, 2017 at the age of 60. 

Wife of the late Glen Harris.  Loving mother of Adam (Caitlin) and Melissa (Kyle) McKown. Beloved grandma of Layla, Peyton and Chase. 

Dear sister of Susan (Terry) Cornell, Elaine (Richard) Doey, Gary Mulhall and Kelly Mulhall.  Predeceased by parents Frank and Teresa Mulhall and brothers Tim and Chris Mulhall. 

Special thank you to the staff of the Emergency Department and CCU at the Brantford General Hospital for their care.