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Steele TylerSTEELE, Tyler Robert -  It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Tyler Steele at home on February 28, 2018 in his 32nd year. 

Beloved son of William (Theresa) and Geri Salitsky (Mike).

Loving brother of Cathy, Ryan (Noor), and Kyle (Tonia).  Dear uncle of Steven (Amber), Allie, Ryder, Mackenzie, and Brooklyn.  Much loved Godson of Janice Grumbach. 

Tyler will be lovingly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

"The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD"  (Job 1: 21b).

HAMSTRA, Theresa - In the evening of February 28, 2018, in her 92nd year, Theresa Hamstra (de Vries), dearly beloved wife of the late Rev. Gerald Hamstra for 54 years, and devoted mother and best friend of Alice Hamstra and Kathleen and Adrian Benschop (Hamstra) passed away to her eternal rest.

Predeceased by a twin brother at birth, Tjetje de Vries, Chris and Ali Kuyken (de Vries), Jan de Vries, Kathleen Hamstra, Jacob Hamstra and Jeanette and Ralph Haalstra (Hamstra).

Leone PeterLEONE, Peter - (1947 - 2018) - Peacefully, with his family by his side, at Hamilton General Hospital, Peter passed away at the age of 71, on February 27th, 2018.

Beloved husband of Pierette, dedicated father of Vince (Danielle), Anna (Joseph), Maria (Allan), Antonella and Alisia (Justin). Adored Nonno of Chiara, Thomas, Jonah, Maya, Noah, Ava, Jonathan and Jacob.

Predeceased by his parents Vincenzo and Anna, and by his brothers Phillip (Dawn) and Ignazio (the late Judy). Survived by his sisters Antonietta (the late Nicolo), Stella (Frank) and Mary (Emilio).

EDDY, Robert Gordon - It is with profound sadness that the family of Doctor Robert Gordon Eddy announce his passing on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at the Brantford General Hospital.

Dr. Eddy was born October 23rd, 1929 in Brantford to parents Constant and Florence Eddy. Predeceased by his brothers Edward Eddy and Thomas Eddy and his daughter Michelle McFarland. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Sandra, his daughter Jeanette Dodge (Steve) and son Robert Eddy (Trish). Dearly loved stepfather of Allan Judson (Cheryl) and Jason Judson (Rochelle).

Lloyd GreggLLOYD, Gregg Cromar - After a courageous battle with cancer, Gregg’s gentle soul has gone to rest. Gregg passed away, surrounded by his loving family on February 27, 2018 at the Brantford General Hospital.

Caring brother to Peter (Charlene), Jeff and Susan Cassidy (Kevin). Beloved son of the late Joyce (2017) and Harry Lloyd (2008). Cherished uncle of Aimee Lloyd, Kiara and Quintin Cassidy, and the late Azaree Lloyd (1995). Gregg will also be sadly missed by Dave whom he had mentored through the years, and his special companion Bandit.

HREHA, Elizabeth Mary (Gonci) - Peacefully at Arbour Creek Long Term Care, Hamilton, on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of the late Michael (2013) for 63 years. Loving mother of Debra Zawhorodny (Alex) and Trudie Davidson (Gary). Dear grandmother of Christopher (Carley) and Michael and great-grandchildren Sierra and Christopher. Dear sister of Jean Senior. Will also be missed by her by nieces and nephews.

WATSON, Perry Gladstone - Peacefully at Brierwood Gardens, Brantford on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in his 84th year, Perry Watson, beloved husband of Henny Watson for 47 years.

Loving father of Dagmar (Ed) Adams, Mary Anne (Dave) Clarke, Heather (Kirk) Watson and predeceased by his son, Perry Znottka.  Dear father-in-law of Debbie Court. Much loved grandfather of 8 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. 

Vanderwel MariaVANDERWEL, Maria Julia Theresia (VanRoy) -  Entered into rest on Tuesday, February, 27, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife to the late John. Loving mother of Ted (Marianne), Louise Turner (Garry), Rob (Linda) and Jo-Anne Minaker (Brent). Dear grandmother to Christie, David, Wendy, Melanie, Angela, Danny, Tammy, Jeromy, Jeffrey, Andrea, Glen and Caroline. Predeceased by her granddaughter Dawn Lynn. Also survived by her many great grandchildren.

Soeting RalphSOETING, Ralph (Roelof) - In his 90th year, Ralph Soeting passed away peacefully in the arms of his wife, of almost 66 years, Jean (Jantje) Soeting-Bakker, surrounded by his children and grandchildren, in his home, on February 27, 2018.

Ralph is lovingly remembered by his children Anne (Al) Visser, Albert (Jane) Soeting, Debbie (Ben) vanHoeve, Laurie (Bill) Faber and Gary (Denise) Soeting, his 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

WIERSMA, Jacob ‘Jake’ - Peacefully at Shalom Manor, Grimsby on Monday, February 26, 2018 the Lord called home Jacob ‘Jake’ Wiersma in his 88th year.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Maria ‘Ria’ Wiersma (nee Anes) in 2011. Loved father of Robert and Elena, and Richard and Gena. Proud Opa of Emelie, Elliot, Alyssa, Hendrik, Nicole, and Joanna.  Predeceased by his sister, Ria Dorgelo and his brother-in-law, Hans Dorgelo. 

OConnor RaymondO’CONNOR, Raymond Fergus -  Having lived a very full life Ray passed away at the age of 92 in Hamilton with his wife Margaret (McCarten) at his side on February 26, 2018.

He was pre-deceased by his first wife Bernice (Long), his parents John and Mary (Hurley) of Hamilton, siblings Frank, Jim, Tom and Leo of Michigan, Kathleen, Margaret Vince, John and Gerald of Hamilton, and granddaughter Alice Dietrich-O’Connor of Ottawa.

Loving father of John (Judy) of Waterloo ON; Michael (Melanie Scott) of Wakefield QC; Denise (Peter Rogers) of White Rock BC; Gary (Cathy Bristo) of Mississauga ON; Stephen of Toronto ON; and Kathy of London ON; Heather of Sault Sainte Marie ON; Phyllis of Huston TX. 

Wasylyshen MaxWASYLYSHEN, Maxwell 'Max' - At the age of 86, Max left us on February 26, 2018, in Hamilton, having lived a full life filled with family and friends.

Max is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters as well as our angel, Josse. He is survived by his loving wife and partner of more than 50 years, Georgina (Augustus), and daughter Michelle (Jon).

The true joys of his life were his twin grandsons, Brixton and Camden, who will forever make their papa proud as they have his incredible smile and extraordinary sparkle.

THOMPSON, Donald (Optician, U.E.) - Has finally gone fishing on Sunday, February 25th, 2018.

Beloved husband of the late Catherine (nee Hughes). Cherished father of Lori (Rob) Linton, Jennifer Thompson- Neill and Chris Blum (Brad Cullen). Cherished Grandpa of Andrew, A.J., and Scott Mackie, Grayson and Sterling Neill, Daniel and Shelby Blum, Megan and Sadie Cullen.

Magdziak MietekMAGDZIAK, Mieczyslaw 'Mietek' - Passed away peacefully at home, with family by his side on Sunday, February 25, 2018, in his 91st year. 

Beloved husband of Izabella (Pankasz) Magdziak for 70 years.

Mietek was the youngest of eight siblings, survived by his sister, Helena, in Poland. Loving father of Kazimierz Magdziak (Anna), Andrzej Magdziak and Teresa Piasecki (Stan), all of Brantford.  Cherished Dziadzia to Eva, Mirek and Misty, Margaret and Victor, Stefan and Joanna, Izabela and Chris, Irena and Dan, Andrzej and Ivy, Mark, Joanna and Paul, Marta, and Anna and Jamie.  Doting Super Dziadzia to thirteen great-grandchildren. 

METCALFE, Doreen - Peacefully after a courageous battle, Doreen went to be with our Lord on Sunday February 25, 2018, at the age of 90 years.

Loving mother of Diane O’Neill (the late John) and the late Sharon Jamieson. Dear grandmother of David (Sarah) and the late Ryan. Great Nanna of Davey, Pat, Chris, and family in England. Best friend of Stella Preca.

Originally from Toronto, she moved to Brantford when she retired. Doreen loved life, family and her friends. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, mall walkers and helping out at St. James Christmas Market and the Blue Jays. She loved all animals. Her faith was always strong and her family most important.

Ferguson FredaFERGUSON, Freda Maureen - May 13, 1926 - February 25, 2018 - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Freda at Hamilton General Hospital.

Predeceased by her husband John (1975).

Much loved mother of Maureen and her husband Jim, and the late Roy (2012).

Adoring Grandma of Danielle, Justine and Joshua.

McLEOD, Dorothy Viola - 1921 – 2018

Peacefully passed away, surrounded by her five loving daughters, at her beach house on February 25, 2018 in her 98th year.

Dorothy was the love of her late husband’s life, David (2013),  for over 70 years. She is predeceased by her infant daughter Cheryl Dianne and son-in-law Harold Jones. She will be greatly missed by her daughters Bobbie, Carole (Bill), Katie (Marinus), June (Scott), Susan (Bruce). Grandma will be missed by her 20 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren and sister-in-law Jean Murray.

BEAUDIN, Georgette Lucienne (nee Parthenais) - It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Georgette, after a lengthy illness, at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Sunday, February 25, 2018 in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of Lucien for 60 years. Loving mother of Gilles (Jasmin), Guy (Hazel), Paul, Ginette Howatt (Dale), Denis, Diane MacNeil (Mike), Alain (Jennifer).

LEMAY, Solonge  - Passed away on February 24, 2018. 

Funeral Home Services for Solonge are being provided by Cresmount Funeral Home - Fennell Chapel of Hamilton, ON.



STEGNE, Neza (Agnes) - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Neza (Agnes)  at the Juravinski Hospital on Saturday, February 24, 2018 in her 94th year.  Born October 28th, 1924 in Vinica, Slovenia. 

Loved wife of the late Mirko (Mike).  Loving mother of Michael. Survived by her sister  Slavica  and  nieces and nephews, cousins, and relatives  in Canada and Slovenia.  Predeceased by her sisters Katica and Anica and her brother Jozef. 

Celi Anna MarieCELI, Anna Marie (nee Di Sano) - Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, Anna Marie passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the age of 79.

Born in Nova Scotia to parents William and Mary Di Sano. Loving wife of 55 years to Antonio. Supportive and caring mother to Maria, Michele (Cy) and Tony (Shannon). Devoted Nonna to Natasia, Dylan, and Layla.

Oldest sister to Lucy Nardini, Late Marilyn Di Sano (Marcon), and Theresa Morrison. Sadly missed by family and friends in Italy, Scotland and Canada.

Anna Marie retired as a Principal after dedicating 38 years as an educator with the Catholic School Board.

KOLOVOS, Theodore - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father Theodore, beloved husband of Stavroula for 60 years.

Cherished father of Vanessa (John Kartas), John, Steve (Camille). Proud Papou of Zoe (Joseph Simeon), Kosta, Luca, Theodore, Nicolas, Micheal and great-grandfather of Christopher. Dear Brother of Panagiota (Panagiotis), Nicolas, Thomas, Stavros, Magdalanie  (Nicolas), and Ploitini (John).

Duxbury JamesDUXBURY, James - Suddenly, at Gardenview LTC, Townsend on Friday, February 23, 2018. 

Jim Duxbury, beloved husband of Vicki (nee Shearman) for 43 years, in his 67th year.  Loving father of Don (Katie) of Naperville, Illinois, Nathan (Casey) of Arnprior, Ontario and Justin (Brianna) of London, Ontario.  Dear "Papa Jim" of William, Noah, Wyatt, Ava, Weston and Emmett. 

Gow RobGOW, Robert James 'Rob' - (March 11, 1953 - February 22, 2018) - With broken hearts, the family announces Rob’s passing on February 22, 2018.

Loving husband and best friend of Debra, beloved father of Andrea Proulx (Nathan) and Michael Gow (Michelle). Adored Grandad of Taylor, Aiden and Mikayla.

As a family, we will forever have unwavering love and gratitude for the positive impact he had on us.

MIKOWETZ, Rudolf Karl - of Brantford, ON was peacefully taken home to be with his Saviour Jesus on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Rudy, son of the late Franz and Augusta Mikowetz, was born in Rudig, Czechoslovakia on May 30, 1922.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie Erickson, residing in Galax, VA. Cherished father of only daughter Lisa Zanetti (Fabio) and treasured grandfather of Katrina Rollins (Andy), Julia and Sofia. He will be greatly missed by his dear sister Sylvia Baenziger, former wife and friend Terese Mikowetz (mother of Lisa), niece Christa Cameron (Jim), nephew Norman Kruse (Kim) and his great-nephews and nieces.

Grosu MarcelGROSU, Marcel - After a lengthy battle with cancer, Marcel passed away at the Juravinski Hospital on February 22, 2018, at the age of 58. 

Beloved husband of Doina.  Loving father of Bianca and Biliana (Achmed) Dib.  Marcel will be deeply missed by parents Marcel and Maria Grosu, brother Mircea, godparents Elena and Viorel Fage, relatives and friends.