LUETGE, Eleanor - Unexpectedly at home on January 12, 2018 in her 80th year.

Devoted and loving mom of David Henry (Sue), Karen Sylvain (Earl), Robert Henry (Kamila), Kristine Stallman (Paul) and the late Mark Henry.

Proud grandma of Shannon, Matthew, Samantha, Danielle, Emma, Karl, Owen, Luke, Hayden, Hannah, Alexandra, and soon to be great-grandma to a baby girl. Survived by her brother Karl “Butch” and her sister-in-law Sandy.


Skitch DonSKITCH, Donald James - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald, after a courageous battle with cancer on January 12, 2018. He passed in the comfort of his home, at the age of 71 years.

Beloved husband of 50 years to Marion (nee Lawson). Loving dad of Jeffery (Cathy), Danielle Nekoda (John) and Shannan. Proud grandpa of Devyn, Kove and Elizabeth. Survived by his brothers Bill (Vera), John (Marina) and George (Lorraine).

Don served in the Navy for 3 years, followed by a lengthy career as a long distance truck driver.


Benson BennyBENSON, Harold William 'Benny' - The family announces with great sadness the passing of “Benny” at the Brantford General Hospital on January 12, 2018 in his 91st year.

Survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Doreen "Dode" and his children Mark (Nancy) of Kingston, Lynn (Peter) Collier of Brantford, Kathryn Benson of Brantford and Carol (Michael) Benson – Hitch of Sydney Australia.


Leuser MariaLEUSER, Maria (nee Hammer) - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Maria on January 12, 2018 at the age of 89.

Loving wife and best friend of Josef, who predeceased her in 2013. Cherished mother of John and his wife Bonnie of Ancaster, and Eric and his wife Vania of Hamilton.

Beloved aunt of Frank Hammer of Kelowna, B.C. Treasured Oma of John, Ann Marie(Mike), Lisa, Christy(Dino), Christopher, Benjamin, Luke, Melissa(Huck), Mark, and 7 great grandchildren.


STEFIN, Frank - Peacefully passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in his 89th year.

Loved husband of Irene for over 56 years. Cherished father of Brian and Nancy. Dear brother of Jennie Kammerer (Terp). Uncle of Susan and Lance. Predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law Frances and Bill Farrington.


HIGGINS, David - Passed away at the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in his 80th year.

Beloved husband of Marion Puckett Higgins. Loved father of David (Lisa), Euan (Loraine) and Roddy (Karen). Cherished grandfather of Elizabeth, Ronan and Annie.

Dear brother of Robert and Maggie.


Spadafora JohnSPADAFORA, John - Unexpectedly at his residence on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the age of 53.

Beloved son of Giuseppe and Rosa Spadafora.

Loving brother of Frank and his wife Sabrina. Cherished Zio of Anthony, Michael and Salina.


KADUK, Isabelle (nee Gatto) - Peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital, Maplewood, surrounded by her loving family on January 11, 2018 at the age of 94.

Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Craig and Anna, Tom and Rachelle and Carrie and Vince McCrum.

Cherished grandma of Stephanie and Kevin, Jonathan and Jessica, Breanne and Dylan, David and Mary and great-grandmother to Milenn, Gemma, Maximus and Mateo.


BOWDITCH, Elizabeth Barton - (April 30, 1924 - January 11, 2018) -

Predeceased by her husband, William Bowditch (1980).

Mother of Allan, Elizabeth (Dennis Concordia) and Sandra. Special Granny of Caroline, Dylan and Emma.


Veldhorst JohnVELDHORST, Johan (John) - Age 93, of Brampton passed away Thursday January 11, 2018 at the McCall Centre.

Mr. Veldhorst was born on December 27, 1924 in Halle, Holland and immigrated to Canada in 1949.  He married Alberta Dykink on July 25, 1959. Together they farmed for many years in the Listowel area, he retired in Ancaster and then moved to Holland Christian Homes 4 years ago.

He will be missed by his wife, Alberta (Betty); his daughters Rhea Blekkenhorst of Georgetown and her husband John; Georgina Veldhorst of Toronto, her husband Fred Witteveen and daughter Mariah Witteveen; Joanne Veldhorst of London and friend Martyn Ayaka and many extended family in Canada and in Holland.


Blewitt NormaBLEWITT, Norma Joyce - After a long and courageous fight Norma passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 10, 2018, in her 84th year.

Loving wife to William Arthur for 60 years. Much loved mother to David (Patty) and Steven (Kelly). Proud grandma to Melissa, Andrea, Calvin, Megan, and Evan. Dear sister to the late Barbara DeMois. She will be missed by nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Norma will be remembered for her love of family, and her passion for baking, cooking, and travel.


ZAMORA, Valerie Patricia (nee Lapinsky) - Peacefully, at home on January 10,  2018 at the age of 82. 

Beloved wife of Steve for over 62 years.  Cherished mother of Tara McMillan (Douglas) and Anthony Zamora (Kate).  Loving Grandma of Greg (Megan), Ethan and great-grandma of Blake. 

Also remembered by her brother Gerry Lapinsky (Anne), brothers-in-law Walter Zamora (Joan), Emil Zamora (the late Kathy), cousin Bernice Lezon and numerous nieces and nephews. 


Cerovac VjekoslavCEROVAC, Vjekoslav - (January 8, 1935 - January 10, 2018) -

It is with great sorrow that after a brief battle with lung cancer, we announce the peaceful passing of Vjekoslav at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice shortly after his 83rd birthday, with his loving family by his side.

He was an honest and hardworking man who enjoyed the simple things in life, like his garden, and going for walks in the outdoors. While he lived through hardship and tragedy, he remained positive and brought a smile wherever he went. Happiness was found just being with family and friends.


TOTH, Marian - Peacefully with family by her side on January 10, 2018 in her 95th year.

Beloved wife to the late Mike.

Loving mother to Susan Ewoniak (Willie), Louise Deziel (Gary) and Michael Toth.


TOTH, Marion - Peacefully with family by her side on January 10, 2018 in her 95th year.

Beloved wife to the late Mike.

Loving mother to Susan Ewoniak (Willie), Louise Deziel (Gary) and Michael Toth. Cherished grandmother to Ian (Serena), Sarah (Justin), Greg (Kaitlyn) and Graham and great grandmother to Jaden and Mayla.


Patrick ArthurPATRICK, Arthur Raymond “Ray” - Born on June 22, 1943, Ray died peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the age of 74 years. 

He was predeceased by his loving parents, Raymond and Nora Patrick (nee Stillwell), and his sister Gail Stone.  He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Margaret (nee Benton).  Dear father of Sherrie Patrick, David Patrick, Julie Traill, Scott Patrick and father-in-law to Tim Traill.  Cherished grandfather of Andrew, Bradley, Mathew, Aidan, and Kiley Traill.  Loved uncle of Peter Stone, Jennifer Stone, and great-nieces Lily, Ava, and Jadyn Gordon.