Cooper PatrciaCOOPER, Patricia Ann - After a long battle with cancer, passed away on June 17th in her 74th year at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice.

Loving wife of Fred for 50 years.  Dear mother to Corrie Nykamp (Tim), and Rob, and special grandma to Spencer, Harrison, and Charles.  Survived by her brothers Ken (Charmaine) and Keith.  Predeceased by her brother Peter (Beverly). 

Jerome RaymondJEROME, Raymond Steven - At his favourite place in the world, his own home, after a lengthy illness, on June 17, 2018, peacefully in is 85th year.

Predeceased by his wife Josephine (2004). Also predeceased by his mother Marjorie and father Jim Jerome and brothers, Jim and John and sisters Florence, Louise, and Mary, and granddaughter Emily.

Filipe ManuelFILIPE, Manuel - With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our dear husband, father and Avo surrounded by his loving family at St. Peter's Hospital on June 17, 2018 at the age of 71.

Beloved husband of Ilda for 46 years. Loving father and father-in-law of Gary, Nelson and Susana, Jimmy and Susan, Tiberio and Nicole. Cherished Avo of Brianna, Austin, Tyler, Ryan, Katelyn, Sienna and Aliya.

fidanza LuigiFIDANZA, Luigi - With broken hearts we announce the passing of Luigi on June 17, 2018, in his 71st year. 

Beloved son of Maria and the late Ferdinand.  He will be deeply missed by his wife Wendy, his children Michelle, Michael, Mark and Matthew.  Luigi was a loving Papa to Anthony and Jordan. 

Dear brother to Italo, and uncle to Shilo, and will be remembered by many extended family and friends. 

GRAY, George Ernest Rupert - December 13, 1931 – June 17, 2018 - peacefully surrounded by family at Macassa Lodge on June 17, 2018 in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of Valerie (nee Leather) Loved and cherished father of George (Cissy), Sandra (Rick), Darryl (Marnie) and Michele. Proud Grandpa of Joshua, Amanda, Miranda, Tyler, Christopher, Meghan and Taylor. Will also be missed by his great grandchildren Nevin, Brayden, Maeveiah and Ariella.

Dickie RobertDICKIE, Robert -  Through a veil of tears and with broken hearts our family has had to say goodbye to the most wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend to many. Dad passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital in Dunnville.

Dad was married to our mom, Patricia (nee Baird) for 63 remarkable years. He will be missed beyond words by his children, Laurel and Fred Klassen, Kim (deceased) and Jerry Gibson, Mike and Pam Dickie and Michelle and Trevor Gillyatt.

LEFEBVRE, Kenneth P. Q.C. - Passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in his 94th year.

Beloved husband of Mary Luella Lefebvre (Henderson) for 61 years. Loving brother of Norma Grove of Ottawa. Predeceased by sisters and brothers Evelyn Maich, Geraldine McDonald, Gerald, Leonard and his former law partner, Marc Lefebvre.

Predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law Charles Grove, Peter Maich A. G. ‘Andy’ McDonald, Molly Lefebvre and Mary Lefebvre. Missed by Paul (Linda) Henderson and Lori (late Peter) Henderson and numerous Henderson, Lefebvre, Maich, McDonald and Grove nieces and nephews. Also missed by the families of his late friends Bert Nyman and Dr. Alex McDonald.

VANDERTANG, William - Peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in his 89th year.

Beloved husband of the late Therese (nee Vanderweyden). Loving father of Margot and her husband John Pacsuta. Cherished Opa to Corrie  and Nikki Mahoney (Matthew).

Bill was a proud member of the Electrical Construction Brotherhood. Special thanks to CCAC especially Eva and the staff at the B.G.H. for their care.

Palombella MarioPALOMBELLA, Mario - (1927 - 2018) - We are deeply saddened to share the passing of Mario Palombella. He passed away peacefully on June 16th, 2018 at Hamilton General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Mario was born in Gagliano Aterno, Italy on May 6th, 1927.

He came to Canada in 1951, working at Stelco for 40 years.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Wanda, daughters Gilda Bissada (Yousry), Rosanna Brydon (Ken), and grandchildren Maria, Aurora, Geneva and Bianca, as well as his brother Michele.

Martelli AnnaMARTELLI, Anna - On Saturday, June 16, 2018, Anna Martelli beloved and loving wife of the late Remo (1931-1996), left this world as we know it to join God in His everlasting love. 

Adored mother of Graziano, Mary Gallagher and her husband John, and Antonio Martelli and his wife Constantina.  Cherished grandmother of Allan, Calista and Selena.  Anna will be forever missed and remembered in our prayers and thoughts.   

Anna now joins in peace and eternity with her husband Remo, her parents Emilio and Domenica, sisters Carmela and her husband Antonio, Antoinette, and Angelina, her brothers Vittorio and his wife Maria, Agostino and his wife Maria, Fioravante and Giovanni who have gone before her. 

HABBESHAW, Olga - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at the Brantford General Hospital on Saturday June 16th 2018 at the age of 92.

At Olga's request, there will be no public visitation or funeral service held. Cremation has taken place.

Harvey MichaelHARVEY, Michael Keith "Harv"  - It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Mike on June 16, 2018, with family by his side.

He will be greatly missed by his wife Roberta of 38 years, his beloved children Michael ( Sabrina) and Andrew. His precious granddaughter Ava.

Isaacs MarilynISAACS, Marilyn “Pepper” – it is with great sadness that we announce Pepper’s passing on Saturday, June 16, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at the Stedman Community Hospice – Hankinson House.  Pepper was in her 76th year. 

Predeceased by her parents Harold & Fern Carpenter, her first husband Allan Alford, her son Jamie Alford and her daughter Tina Isaac.  Beloved wife and soul mate of Welby “Ike” Isaacs.  Devoted, loving mother of Greg (Karen) Alford and Meegan Mcnamee (Jamie) and Roxanne McCoy.  Special, beloved grandmother of Dalton, Jaycee, Kyle, Tanner (Jen), Karter, Kory, Jaimee & Geremy and great-grandmother of 4. 

LEE, Kenneth William - Passed away peacefully in Hamilton on Saturday June 16, 2018 in his 59th year.

Pre-deceased by his parents Grace and Jack Lee.  Brother to John (Sue), (Marguerite deceased), Jim (Ila), (Shelley deceased).  Uncle to Joanne (Kevin) and Michael (Sherry) and many great nieces and nephews.

Stewart Katherine

STEWART, Katherine Ann (nee Smith) - Peacefully, following a lengthy illness, at Regina Gardens LTC, Hamilton on Saturday, June 16, 2018 Katherine passed away in her 88th year. 

Beloved wife of Sam for 67 years.  Loved mother of Paul and Christiane, and Ann and Allan Clark.  Dear Gran and Grandma of Sarah and Aaron, Matthew and Alyssa, Melissa and Ashley and great-grandchildren Freddy and Penelope. 

Private cremation has taken place.  Friends may visit with the family at Kitching, Steepe & Ludwig, Waterdown on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 10 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 11 a.m.  Reception to follow. 

Special thanks to all the staff at Regina Gardens LTC for all their care and support over the years. 

Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


MATHIES, Ronald William - Peacefully, on Friday June 15, 2018 at St. Andrew’s Terrace, Cambridge, Ron Mathies of Freelton passed away at the age of 81.

Beloved husband of the late June Gray. Dear friend of the late Sylvia Brown. Loving father of Joanne MacDonald of Hamilton, Terry (Allan) Taylor of New Hamburg, Tracy (Chuck) Kearsley of Freelton, and Steve (Barb) Mathies of Freelton. Dear grandfather of several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

BIDENTI, Giovannino (John) - Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Friday June 15, 2018 in his 81st year.

Beloved Husband of the late Dina. Loving father of Rino (Andrea) and Joseph (Leslie). Cherished Nonno of Evan and Claire. Predeceased by his parents Enrico and Maria Bidenti and his brothers Giuseppe and Sergio.

Those who knew him will miss him dearly. He was always quick with a smile and happy to see you. May you rest in peace.

CONRAD, Joyce (nee Downton) of Fonthill, Ontario - It is with great sadness that we announce our beloved mother has passed away peacefully in her sleep at Welland Hospital on June 15, 2018 just 2 days shy of her 86th birthday, surrounded by her loving daughter, son and son-in-law. 

Predeceased by her husband, Walter (1932-2000), son Wayne (1956-2013) and siblings Henry, Betty and Jim. Joyce is survived by daughter, Janet Reid (husband Rob), son Sheldon Conrad (wife Cathy), Cathy Conrad (wife of son Wayne) and her loving grandchildren; Lauren, Hilary, Courtney, Christina, Allyson, Melanie, and Bradley along with five great-grandchildren.

KIRKWOOD, Jennifer (nee Matton) 1986-2018

After a lengthy illness, our beloved Jennifer passed away on June 15, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. Loving wife of Brandon. Dear mother of Kiaya. Daughter of George Matton and the late Glynis Ingersoll.

Cherished sister of Tammy, Shawn, Jeremy, Tonya, Albert and Diana. Jennifer will be sadly missed by her many friends and relatives within the Aboriginal Community.

Correia AmorindaCORREIA, Amorinda (nee Alves) - With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our loving mother Amorinda, surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the age of 83, at the Hamilton General Hospital.

Loving wife of the late Januario. Beloved mother of Carlos, Maria and Eduardo Soares, Lidia and Clemente Ferreira, Lucilia and Jose Melo, Mario and Donna, the late Januario Francisco, Joe and Shelly, and Zenaide Da Silva and Jim Mendes. Cherished vavó to 11 grandchildren and bisavó to eight great-grandchildren.

Vanandel KoenraadVANANDEL, Koenraad "Conrad" - Peacefully at Shalom Manor, Grimsby on Thursday, June 14, 2018 the LORD called to himself Conrad VanAndel in his 90th year. 

Beloved husband of Ann (nee Oosterhoff) for 63 years.  Loved father of Roland and Cathy, Janet and Nick Vandenoever, Diane and the late Frans Dekker, Brian and Ina, Margaret and Klaas Harink, Paul and Rita, and Ken and Trish.  Dear Opa of thirty five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by his grandson Michael VanAndel as well as one sister and two brothers. 

Durocher GerardDUROCHER, Gerard - Peacefully at home on June 14th, 2018 in his 66th year.

Beloved husband of 44 years to Rose. Loving father to Danielle and James (Karen). He was a proud grandpa to Reese and Hannah.

A generous kind heart. A man whose friendship and love knew no limits and leaves behind a legacy of beloved friends and family.

A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Goffin and Cheryl, Dr. Shaw and Dorothy, Dr. Perera and to home care nurses Giova and Diane for their care and support. 

Luppino ConcettaLUPPINO, Immacolata 'Concetta' (nee Sorrenti) - (1933 - 2018) -

It is with profound sorrow and tremendous love in our hearts that we announce the passing of a cherished wife, mother and grandmother, Concetta, on Wednesday June 13, 2018, at the age of 84 with her loving family by her side.

Beloved wife of Antonio for 54 years.

She will be forever in the hearts of her daughter, Domenica (Rino) and son Giacomo. Her grandchildren Joseph, Antonio, and Giacomo were the loves of her life.

Solin MarioSOLIN, Mario Marko - Passed away peacefully in Hamilton on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in his 76th year.

Loving husband of Marija of 41 years. Cherished father of Zrinka, Juraj Kresimir (Iva), and Marija Helena. Beloved dida of Filip, Luka, Julija, Tvrtko Branimir, Aurora Veronika, Ana, and Mia. Predeceased by his son Vjekoslav, sister Marijana, and parents Juraj and Helena “Hela”. Mario will be missed by his nieces, nephews and extended family in Canada and Croatia.

A special thank you is extended to the staff at Emmanuel House, the Cancer Assistance Program (CAP), and Juravinski Cancer Centre for their compassion and care.

Szusko MarySZUSKO, Mary - Passed away at St. Peter’s Hospital on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the age of 92. 

Mary faced a courageous battle with cancer and passed with her loving family by her side.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Vern (2002). Loving mother of Rick (Linda) and Nancy (Bill) Campbell. Proud grandmother of Wendy, Kelly (Matt), Ian (Honorata) and Dave (Tara). Great-grandmother of Logan, Stella and Owen.

Mary was the proud owner of The Genie Fashion Boutique in Hamilton for over 20 years. She was also a past member of the C.W.L. at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Parish, Hamilton.

Mary loved nothing more than family gatherings and preparing her fabulous meals for them. She will be dearly missed by all of those who knew and loved her.

JOHNSON (MAURIGI), Belva - Passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Wednesday June 13, 2018 at the age of 71 years after a lengthly illness. 

Wife of the late Salvadore Maurigi.  Daughter of the late Fred & Laura (Hill) Johnson. 

Dear sister of Lonnie (Mary), John (late Darla), Dollie Longboat (late Arnie), Bud (Rock) (late Ruby), Betty, Joe (Pat), Ron (Toni), Minnie (deceased) (Willie), Bill (deceased) (Ada), and Frank (deceased) (Jo Bear).  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.