Thoman RussellTHOMAN, Russell 'Russ' - After a lengthy illness, surrounded by his family at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre, Brantford on Sunday April 22, 2018.  Russell Kenneth Thoman in his 87th year. 

Beloved husband for 42 years of Lenore.  Loving father of Brian and his wife Nancy, Jennifer Woolley (the late Peter), and Michael and his wife Sacha.  Loved grandpa Russ to Scott, James, Macgregor, and Colton.  Brother of James and his wife Nikki, and Alexis. 

Russell was a graduate of Queens University, he loved competition in any form and played for the Queen’s Golden Gaels before being drafted to play professional football with Winnipeg and Calgary. He loved and enjoyed all types of sports.  

Romhanyi EvaROMHANYI, Eva - Passed away peacefully in the early morning of Sunday, April 22, 2018 in her 82nd year.

Loving wife of Leslie for 63 years. Cherished mother of Ron (Regina). Beloved grandmother of Nicole and Stephen. Survived by sisters Ricsi and Zizi, and brother Ferenc. Eva will be missed by her nieces, nephews and extended family in Hungary.

A special thank you is extended to the staff at St Joseph’s Hospital in the emergency and palliative care units for their compassion and consideration.

LaFORME, Georgina - Passed away at the Brantford General Hospital on Sunday, April 22nd in her 68th year. 

Beloved wife of Albert Hie.  She was loved and cared for and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. 

Spagnuolo GiuseppeSPAGNUOLO, Giuseppe - October 24th, 1933 – April 22nd, 2018

It is with profound sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Giuseppe, “Joe” Spagnuolo, in his 85th year.

Beloved husband to Filomena (nee Trigiani), father to Rosemarie Ortiz (Dio), and Linda Fama (Mark). Cherished Nonno to Nicolas, Alexa, Jake, Aidan, and Cierra. He will be missed by many extended family members and friends in Hamilton, Mississauga and Toronto.

Palumbo MariaPALUMBO, Maria Camilla - On Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the Hospital, in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Francesco Palumbo. Dear mother of Mary Francis. Loving grandmother of Michael.

Dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Anthony and Mary Olivastri, the late Michael and Concetta Olivastri, the late Carmen and Marietta Olivastri, the late Assunta and Camillo DiBattista, the late Violeta and Romeo Manicari, the late Anthony and Maria Palumbo, the late Donato and Antonietta Palumbo, and the late Anna Palumbo. Maria will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mitchell HaroldMITCHELL, Harold Carlton “Mitch” - Passed away peacefully at the BGH Palliative Care, on April 22nd, 2018, in his 90th year. 

Survived by his beloved wife, Linda Helm, daughter Linda Francis (Sandy) of Nanaimo, B.C., son Ken Mitchell (Cathy) of Brantford, and step-father of Mike Medlar (Susy), and Dianna (Lee Chandler), grandfather of Brandon (Katie) of Orillia, Lindsay (Paul Weber) of Bright, Katie (Brett Gilliam) of St. Catharines, great-grandfather to Jackson and Carter, step-grandfather to Brenden, Mikayla, Lucas and Logan. 

Brother of Marilyn Rohrer,  brother-in-law to Fred and Eleanor Roussel. Predeceased by his parents, Carl and Florence Mitchell, and siblings Harvey, Beverly, Joyce, and Betty. 

DABOLL, Marvin - Passed away peacefully at home. He practiced law in Brantford for 40 years and was well known for his kindness, decency, and good humour.

Marvin is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years Melodie, and his children Julian (Lara), Mark, Hilary (Craig Johnson), Cathy Pujol (Yanick Plamondon), and Anita Menon. Loving and proud grandfather to Spenser, Melanie, Lea, and Kristopher.

Conway Nancy

CONWAY, Nancy Belle (Nee Tripp) – February 27, 1936 – April 22, 2018  

Peacefully at home Nancy passed in her 83rd year. 

Predeceased by her husband William George.  Originally from Picton, Ontario, Nancy and her husband Bill moved to Hamilton in 1961. 

Having various jobs in the insurance industry Nancy started her own business in 1981 until 1989. 

Damasi DomenicoDAMASI, Domenico - December 13, 1933 - April 21, 2018

With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Domenico, surrounded by his family.  Loving husband of 62 years to Benita. 

He is predeceased by his parents Cesare & Giuseppina Salutari and by his in-laws Narciso & Elina Rosati.  Also predeceased by his son Luciano (1962).  He will be greatly missed by his loving daughters Lina (Mario), Luciana (Patrick) and Josie. Cherished Nonno of Jessica (Luis), Joe (Cheryl), Justin (Andrea) and Joy. His shining stars were his great-grandchildren Laura and Domenic.

Martiniello GiuseppeMARTINIELLO, Giuseppe - After a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family, Joe passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in his 77th year.

Loving and devoted husband of Evangelina for 53 years. Will be forever in the hearts of his daughters Toni Martiniello (Kosta), Maria (Bill) Vickery and Rose (John) Cardinali. Beloved nonno of Danielle, Miranda, Joey, Marcus, Alexcia and John.

Survived by sisters Carmela and Luisa (Annibale), brother-in-law Pasquale (Addolorata), sisters-in-law Dora (the late Romeo), Prisca (Quirino) and Antonietta (Crescenzo). Predeceased by brother Michele. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends in Canada and Italy.

Wood AndreaWOOD, Andrea Nicole - Andrea passed away suddenly on April 21st, 2018 in her 25th year. 

Beloved daughter of Ray Wood and Ann Lopinski.  Loving sister to Jessica Weatherall (Jordan), Amanda De Coste (Ryan) and Kevin Wood (Shay). Proud aunt to her nephew Ethan De Coste and adored granddaughter of Ellenor Wood.

MARSH, Doug “Boog” - At the Brantford General Hospital on Friday, April 20, 2018 in his 83rd year. 

Doug Marsh, beloved husband of Annette Marsh.  Loving father of Mandy (Don) Moore, Linda (Wilf) Klassen, Danny Marsh, Jody (Robin) Marsh and step-father of Keith (Linda) Ransome, Scott (Tammy) Ransome.  Loving grandfather of Adam (Kari), Jason, Ryan (Katie), Amy, Robyn, Eric, Melanie, Kaylee, Matthew, Jessica and step-grandfather of Kristy, Kynan, Alyssa. Great-grandfather of 14 great- grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren.

Cavanuagh TheresaCAVANAUGH, Theresa - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our cherished wife, mother and sister, Theresa at Macassa Lodge on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in her 91st year.

Predeceased by her first husband Ernest Malcolm Harkin (1951). Devoted wife of 55 years to Clem.

Cherished and deeply loved mother to Pat (late David) Clark and Ernie (Aileen) Harkin.

Gallucci VincenzaGALLUCCI, Vincenza (Petitti) - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre, at the age of 86 years.

Beloved wife of the late Leonardo. Loving mom of Anna Masciello (Tony), Carmelina McEachern (Rick), and Lucy Gallucci (Adam Bodnar). Proud Nonna of seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great great-granddaughter.

Vincenza will be missed by her sister Grazia and brother Francisco. Predeceased by her brother Giuseppa and sister Lucia. Fondly remembered by many extended family and friends.

Puliese AntonettaPUGLIESE, Antonetta (nee Papalia) - Peacefully after a lengthy illness on April 19, 2018 in her 93rd year.  

Antonetta is now reunited with her beloved Tony. Loving mother of Pat and Kathleen, Anthony and Kelly, John and Joanne. Adorning nonna to Anthony and Lyanda, Vincent and Sophia, Michele and Iain, Daniel and Amanda and bisnonna of Lorenzo.  

Dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Angelo and Angeline, the late Joseph, the late Johnny, Vincenza and the late Domenic, the late Frankie, the late Domenic and Marian, Joe and Josie. Antonetta will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Canada, Australia, and the United States.

Cole MichaelCOLE, Michael Allen - Died peacefully in the presence of family at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario on Thursday April 19th, 2018.

Born June 29th, 1945 to the late Glenn Nyal and Ozeta (Dowell) Cole. He was a retired directional drilling consultant in mining exploration living in Haileybury, Ontario for the past 28 years before moving to Hamilton to be closer to family.

He is survived by his wife Rachelle (Theriault), his son Antosh married to Lourdes (Garcia) and his daughter Cassandra married to Eric Schouten.

Lynch BeverleyLYNCH, Beverley - Peacefully, surrounded by family and friends on April 19, 2018 at St. Joseph's Hospital in her 84th year.

Predeceased by David, her loving husband of 58 years. Beloved mother of Daniel. She will be greatly missed by her extended family.

Special thank you to the staff and nurses in the ICU at St. Joseph's Hospital.

PFOHL, Vina - Peacefully, at Fox Ridge Care Community on April 19, 2018 in her 99th year.

Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Pfohl.  Loving mother of Fraser James (Sherry) Torek and the late Rochelle Dingman.  Dear Grandma to Trent, Lance, Lonnie, Lisa, Mekcal and Fraser and Great Grandma of 7. 

Zahara JohnZAHARA, John - It is with great sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of John on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the age of 83.

He was born in Gardenton, Manitoba to Jacob and Lena Rose. Beloved husband of the late Beverley Jane (nee Brunker). John will be sadly missed by his children; Linda Zahara, Patricia Desborough, Sharon Chandler (Don), and Tony Zahara (Debbie).

Arnett JamesARNETT, James Hugh - Passed away peacefully on April 18, 2018 in his 90th year.

Loving husband to Shelagh for 65 years.  Much loved father of Kevin (Lynda) and Tracy Simpson (Harry).  Amazing Grandad to Sarah Arnett (Tyler), Mark Arnett (Jess), Kirsty Lee (Dan), and Cal Simpson (Terry).  Beloved uncle to Lynn and Len Falkiner and family. 

Jimmy was a Maintenance Foreman at Bertrams in Dundas until its close in 1986. 

We wish to thank the wonderful staff of the Orchard View unit at Idlewyld Manor for their tender care of Jimmy. 

HOPKINS, Sylvia - Peacefully at her home on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in her 81st year, Sylvia Hopkins, beloved wife of the late Bruce Hopkins. 

Loving mother of Scott (Liz), David, Paul (Natalie), Michael (Eva) Hopkins. Dear brother of Myrna and Michael Goy and the late Jack Goy.  Loving grandmother of 6 grandchildren.

Kosh PaulKOSH, Paul -  Jan. 29, 1923 – April 18 2018

Passed away peacefully in his sleep, after a terrible fall on April 18, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Predeceased by his wife of 54 years to Margaret (nee O’Connell) (2001).  Friend and companion of Ruth.  Paul is survived by his children Paul (Anna), Brian, Jim (Jackie), Margaret, and Tom (Jane).  Also survived by his sister-in-law June O’Connell. Beloved grandpa to 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 

Paul fought in WWII with the regiment of Queen’s Own Rifles, survived and married our mom. He retired from Westinghouse after a long fought battle with cancer and opened his own business. Paul owned and operated Paul’s Marine Welding and finally took the big leap and retired when he was 80.

MACDONALD, Debara – passed away suddenly at the age of 63, on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Brantford General Hospital. 

Caring daughter to Chuck and the late Patricia Macdonald.  Dear sister to Michael (Cathy) Macdonald, Randy (Kim) Macdonald, Chuck (Cathy) Macdonald and Heather (Guy) Hockin.  Loyal mother to Sarah (Chad) McComb. 

FARNSWORTH, Charles - Passed away with his family by his side at the Hamilton General Hospital on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in his 82nd year.

Loving husband to Martha. He is survived by his five boys and two girls.

Predeceased by his sons Vern and Eddy. He was a dear  grandfather and great-grandfather to many.

He will be missed by his best friend Joe Belbin.

Peters GaryPETERS, Gary - March 9, 1944 - April 17, 2018

Died peacefully on April 17, 2018. He is finally reunited with his beloved wife, Pauline .

Son of the late Leroy and Dorothy Peters. Wonderful dad of Cheryl (Derek) Scanlin and Lori (Jason) Enlund and proud Papa of Emily, Matthew, Brandon and Hannah.

Survived by sisters, Shirley (Eldon) and Marilyn (Jim) and several nieces and nephews.

Di Nino VincenzoDi NINO, Vincenzo - It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Vincenzo, surrounded by his family on April 17, 2018 in his 83rd year.

Beloved dad of Pietro (Sabina) and Sandra Di Nino-Valeri (Vince). Loving Nonno of Peter, Marco, Alessia, Victoria and Vanessa. Predeceased by his parents Pietro and Nunziata Di Nino, and siblings Angelina and Luigi. Vincenzo will be deeply missed by his sisters Annalucia, Lucia and Maria.