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DOUGHERTY, John Frederick, O.N. (May 26, 1934 - October 29, 2017)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack, on October 29th, surrounded by his family.

Beloved husband of Lillian for over 58 years. Cherished father of Catherine, David (Janice), Karen (Michael Methot) and Sharon (John Poloniato). Dear grandpa of Gregory (Tiffany), Kelsey, Andrew, Luc, Nicole and David. Greatgrandpa to Kennedy, McKinley, Reagan and Jackson.


Petersen MarvinPETERSEN, Marvin 'Marv' - Born July 3, 1938 passed away peacefully on Sunday October 29, 2017 at the age of 79 years at the Brantford General Hospital surrounded by his family. 

Marvin was dearly loved by his wife Aline, daughter Leigh-Anne, sons Adrian and Matthew James, brother Reginald (Carol) and step-daughters Debbie Vickerman, Diane Good (Brian), Sandi Bisset (Mark), and grandchildren Matthew (Amy), Ryan, Nikki, Kianna, Daae’, Isaac, Kim, Braedon, Hayley, Claire (Josh), Samuel, a great granddaughter Kaisy and many nieces and nephews. 

Pre-deceased by his parents Amil and Emily, a brother Keith and a sister Sharon Craig. 


Gauthier MaryGAUTHIER, Mary Louise - Passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, October 29, 2017 in her 69th year at St Joseph's Health Care in Hamilton.

Beloved sister of Al (Donna), Peter (the late Audrey), Kathy (the late Tav) Orsi, Joe (Leslie), Margaret and Raymond. Cherished aunt to several nieces and nephews. Mary is predeceased by parents Aldie and Marie and brother Andy.

Special thank you is extended to the doctors and nurses of 6 surgical St Joseph's Health Care for their efforts in caring for Mary during this difficult illness.


Ruigrok ElizabethRUIGROK, Elizabeth Amy (nee Wakely) - (June 3, 1935 - October 28, 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, after a short battle with cancer.

Predeceased by her husband, the late Cornelis J. Ruigrok, in 1990. Beloved mother of Charlotte (Dennis), Katie (Michael), Tim (Lisa) and Jennifer (Shawn). Survived by her seven grandchildren - Justin, Myles, Quincy, Alexander, Meghan, Abbey, Hayden, and step-grandchildren Chelsea, Alexander and Brad.

Liz was born in London, England where she trained as a nurse and midwife. She emigrated to Canada in 1960 where she was active in Girl Guides for over 45 years.


Oddi AngeloODDI, Angelo Marco Antonio - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Angelo Marco Antonio on the morning of Saturday October 28, 2017. Born June 6, 1931 in Pettorano Sul Gizio.

Beloved husband of 60 years to Anna. Loving father to Peter and Kim, Marco and Susie, and Lisa and Rico Gambale. Adored Nonno to Angelo, Paolo, Lianna, Marissa, Jessica, Marc, Sophia, Sarina, and Ariana.

Predeceased by his parents Vincenzo and Annina, in-laws Francescopaolo and Sabina Palmieri. Brother and brother-in-law to the late Liberatore and Gaetana, Giovanna and Giacomo Tristani, Francesco and Nina, the late Gilberto and Idea Palmieri, Fernando and Giuliana Palmieri, the late Liliana Palmieri, and Maria and the late Ugo Vacca.


NODDIN Helen -  Passed away peacefully in her 86th year with her two loving daughters Heather and Holly by her side.

Predeceased by her devoted husband of 50 years Donald (2004). Proud Grandmother of Leslie Cable nee Steele (Scott). Helen will be missed by her loving dogs Brooke and Kayla. Forever remembered by her cousin Edward Young of Hampton New Brunswick.


Decker ForenceDECKER, Florence Elizabeth Jane (nee Slocombe) - Peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Saturday, October 28, 2017, Eliz Decker at the age of 72 years.

Beloved wife for 50 years of the late Leonard (2017). Loving mother of Rob (Terry), Cheryl Griffin (Chris) and Susan. Nana will be dearly missed by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dear sister of Barb (Ian), Nancy (Bruce) and Linda Riley. Eliz will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to the staff of Hamilton General Hospital ICU for their kind care and compassion.


McCall ShelleyMcCALL, Shelley Lynn (nee Brenn) - Passed away at Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in her 66th year. 

Beloved wife of Richard ‘Rick’ McCall for 46 years.  Proud Mother of Kyla, Braeden and Terran. Sister of Judy and Tom Blais, Catherine and Don Ferris, Lawrence Brenn, and Melanie Brenn and Mark.


Molditz ErnoMOLDITZ, Erno -  Entered into rest on Saturday, October, 28, 2017 at the St. Joseph’s Heath Care Center, Hamilton, in his 82nd year.

Beloved husband of the late Piroska. Loving father to Erno Joe Jr. and Les.


Hunks RinaghHUNKS, Rinagh (nee Shelley) - It is with great sadness that the family of Rinagh Hunks, announces her sudden passing on October 28, 2017 at the Brantford General Hospital at the age of 60.  

Beloved Wife of Douglas for 38 years.  Loving Mother of Lisa, Kevin and Rachel.  Dear Nanny to Kendra, Taylor Batchelor, Madison, Grace and Melanie Monks-Grier. 

Sadly missed by siblings Peter, Gaye, Danny and Denise all of England.  Predeceased by parents John and Catherine Shelley.  


SLUSARCHUK, Joyce (Koblyk) - Died peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Saturday, October 28 at the age of 89. 

Born in the Northern Ontario railway stop of Oba, Joyce grew up in Hamilton’s North End.  After completing grade four, she left school to care for her younger brother George following the death of their mother.  Joyce and “Georgie” were inseparable then, and remained devoted to one another throughout their lives. 


Hamelin GeorginaHAMELIN, Georgina Helen - Our earth bound angel, Georgina "Helen" Hamelin flew away, on Saturday October 28th 2017, at the age of 45.  She was embraced by the serenity of God's perfect love after a difficult battle with cancer.

She will be sadly missed by her many friends and family who have had the joyous fortune of knowing and loving her.  We want to thank you Georgina "Helen" for your love and friendship.  The memories we will always hold dear. Its been a privilege to have known you.  We will carry you in spirit. Until we meet up once again.


COPIC, Kosara (nee Kacarevic) - It’s with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Kosara Copic this day October 27, 2017 at 10:52 a.m. at the age of 78 at home surrounded by her family.

Kosara was the beloved wife of Milan for 56 years. She was the most loving mother to her 3 children, Milos (Nadezda) Copic, Zorka (Michael) Field and Vera (Tony) Movrin. Loving grandmother to Nikola Copic, Natasa Copic, William Field, Lauren Field, Sarah Movrin and Pauline Movrin.


Bigas AnielaBIGAS, Aniela - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother at the Juravinski Hospital on October 27, 2017 in her 92nd year. 

Survived by her seven children Janina Farruggia, Eugeniusz Bąk (Bogumiła), Michał Młynarski (Frańciszka), Elizabeth Mociak (Richard), Stasia Makar (Wiesław), Zbigniew Młynarski (Małgorzata) and John Młynarski (Alina).  Loving Babcia of twenty six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. 

She was a devoted parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church since she came to Canada in 1981.  Later became a member of Holy Rosary Society, she loved gardening, nature and spent many hours in prayer. 


HANEY, Joan Frances (nee Denton) - April 20, 1948 – October 27, 2017

Passed away peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Friday October 27, 2017.

Much loved wife of Harold Haney. Beloved mother of Heather, Christine and Michael. Loving grandma of Corbin, Rhea, Jenna, Zak, Addison and Matthew. Joan will be fondly remembered by her niece; April, as well as her extended family members and friends.


Sutherland Anne MarieSUTHERLAND, Anne Marie (nee Boyle) -  Peacefully, at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Friday, October 27, 2017.

Predeceased by her beloved husband John. Dear mother of Helen (Gregg) Husband, Barbara (Chris) LoPresti, and Christine (Scott) Herring. Loving grandmother of Christopher (Shannon), Lauren, Mark, Maddison, Heather (Chris Hyde), John, Stephen, Daniel, Bryan, Megan, Gavin, Shaelyn, and Chantel.

Predeceased by her sister Helen Sullivan. She will be missed by the extended Sutherland family, and many nieces and nephews.


Rabatich StephaniaRABATICH, Stephania “Stella” (nee Wozney) -  Peacefully surrounded by her family on October 27, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stella Rabatich in her 92nd year. 

Wife of the late Milan. Loving mother of Linda Mulligan, Beverly Miller, Deborah Ciccarelli, and Leonard Rabatich (Cheryl).  Dear Baba of Kristen (Daniel), Ashley (Ben), Rachel (Rob), Cierra (Chad), and Adrian (Nikki), Stephanie, Tyler and Alex. Great Baba of Milan. 

Dear sister of Marie Byrko and predeceased by Ollie Kovacs, Rose Stareski (Wally), and Steve Wozney.  Survived by many nieces and nephews.


LONGBOAT, Darryl Allan - Peacefully in his 46th year Darryl passed away on October 27, 2017. 

He was the beloved son of Larry Longboat, the late Sandra Longboat and Garry Wilson. 

He leaves behind his best friend and partner Maxine.  He was the loving father of Abbie and Kayley.  He will be sadly missed by his siblings Becky (Dave), Amanda and Chris (Liz) and by many of his friends and family. 


Lemp MaryLEMP, Mary - Peacefully, with family by her side, at The Wellington. 

Beloved wife of the late Reginald.  Survived by her daughter Cathy (Rick Harthun), grandchildren Christopher Townes (Mandy), Dwayne Harthun (Cherrie) and great-grandchildren. 

She will be fondly remembered by Shirley, Kitty, Grace, nieces, nephews, family and friends in Canada and Scotland. 


Palazzo PasqualePALAZZO, Pasquale Carmine - Peacefully with family by his side on October 26, 2017 in his 80th year.

Beloved husband to Helena for 56 years. Loving father to Mary Lou Caruso (Tony), Paulo (Maria) and Claudio (Carolyne). Cherished Nonno to Marisa Rosato (David), Marco Caruso (Kayla), Alexandria Palazzo (Christopher Mariella), Paul Palazzo and Claudia & Carmine Palazzo and Bis Nonno to Stefan and Aria Rosato.

Dear brother to Giuseppe Palazzo (Anna), Maria Cerio (Lucio) and Enrichetta DiCorpo. Predeceased by siblings Angelo, Antonio, Lucio, Carmela Lamb, Michelina DeSimone (Vince). He is survived by his sisters-in-law Leonarda Palazzo and Joanne Palazzo and brother-in-law James Lamb.

He will be dearly missed by all his extended family and friends in Canada, USA, Brazil and Italy.


Simpson MichelleSIMPSON, Michelle Marie - (1966-2017)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michelle on October 26, 2017.

Special daughter of Rosemarie and the late Gerald Simpson. Beloved sister of Gerry (Sultana), Brian (Joanne), Joseph, Mary Margaret (Ian) and Virginia (Tony).

Dear aunt of Alicia, Pashe, Liam (Linsey and family), Colin, Aidan and Meghan.

A special thank you to Sonya and staff at Rygiel Supports for Community Living for their care and compassion.


Young ShirleyYOUNG, Shirley Grace (nee McKay) - Peacefully on Thursday, October 26, 2017 in her 85th year.

Predeceased by her husband Bob. Mom will always be in the hearts of her children Paul and Rose, Brian and Judy, John and Marciel and Steve and Arlene. Awesome Grandma to Justin, Cory and Bridget, Miranda and Steve, Kristin, Bobby and Oma, Karli and Jayce, Brooke, Nicole, David, Devin and Samantha. Great Grandma to Rohin and Calyan.

Shirley will be missed by her sister Deed and brother-in-law Larry Pither. Predeceased by her brother Jack and Helen McKay and will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews.


Grinbergs AntoninaGRINSBERGS, Antonina - It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Antonina Grinbergs at home, on Thursday, October 26, 2017 in her 98th year.

Beloved wife of Alfreds for 63 years. Much loved mother of Sylvia and cherished Oma to Laura and Sandra. She will be deeply missed by her brother Leons and many relatives in Latvia.

Predeceased by her bother Vladislavs and sister Hilerija of Latvia.

Thanks to Dr. R. Kerr, St. Joseph's Home Healthcare nurses and CBI Home Health PSWs. The family wish to give a special thanks to Maria (PSW) and Rodica (Nurse) for their sincere care and compassion and to Zita and Viesturs for their comfort and support. 


MARTINOW, Victor “Marty” - Passed away peacefully at Ridgeview Long Term Care in Stoney Creek on Thursday, October 26, 2017 in his 95th year.

Predeceased by the love of his life Stella (2002) and his daughter Mary (2002). Proud father to Cathy (John), Mark (Sharon), Darcy (Beth), and Jane. Victor is survived by his grandchildren Adam, Katelyn, Tribecca, Matthew (Carrie), Stephen (Jaylene), Drew, Leah, Alex, Kyle, Scott, Dale, and is also survived by his great-granddaughter Renley.


Kenyon Walter RonaldKENYON, Walter Ronald - Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at St. Joseph's Hospital on October 26, 2017. 

Beloved husband of Isobel for 64 years.  Loving father to Tom (Steve), and Cindy (Craig) Wilson.  Devoted Gumpy to Trevor (Karen) and Chelsea (Jason) Par, and Great Gumpy to Jackson, Georgia, Ellie, Finnley and Jase. 

He will be missed by his brother John (Phyllis), his nieces and nephews, and his dear friend Sarah Mooney. 


Gordon EleanorGORDON, Eleanor Kathleen -  Entered into rest on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Idlewyld Manor, Hamilton, in her 96th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Bill (1972) and her son Drew (2008). Loving mother to John (Doreen), Jean Fiddament (Paul), Peggy Baird (Brian) and Jim (Marilyn). Also survived by her daughter-in-law Mary Gordon. Dear grandmother of Lisa, Lori, Joanna, Chris, Brad, Jason and James and their spouses. Loved great grandmother to thirteen.

A special thank you to all of the caring staff at Idlewyld Manor.