McCONNELL, James Alex - Passed away at St. Peter's Hospital on Thursday December 7, 2017 in his 84th year. 

Jim is survived by Lil, his wife of 35 years.  He was predeceased by his 1st wife Isobel, his brother Ralph and beloved grand-daughter Nicole.  He leaves behind daughters Gail Paling and Lori McConnell, sons Tom (Noreen), Steve (Annie), Jimmy, and Robert (Nicole), and step-sons Dale Cassavetes (Kim) and Dan Cassavetes. 

Grandfather of Brandon (Michelle), Michael (Keturah), Cristene, Kelsey, Tommy, Lauren, Kevin, Race, EverLee and great grandchildren Isabella, Maddox, Cole, and Summer.  He also leaves behind sister-in-law Pat McConnell and her family. 


MacPherson MalcolmMacPHERSON, Malcolm Leith -  Born in Valleyfield, PEI May 14, 1948 and lived in Hamilton, Ontario til Dec 7, 2017

It is my time to say goodbye and will see you again. I am no Frank Sinatra but I did it my way! God gave me to my family and my pets til the age of 69. Family is our reason and being, I was fortunate to be surrounded and loved by all. 


Marranca AngeloMARRANCA, Angelo John - Peacefully with family by his side on December 6, 2017 in his 94th year.

Beloved husband to Eva for 70 years. Proud father to Tony (Joan), Janice, Dan (Philly) and Marla Piche (John). Prouder still of his grandchildren Julie (Jeff), Jillian, Sean, Kevin, Alisha and Nicole and great grandchildren Benjamin and Ryan.

Predeceased by his parents Rose and Salvatore. Dear brother to Lena Farrauto (the late Charles), Mary Woods (the late Tom), Carl Marranca (Colleen), the late Tina Farrauto (the late Jim) and the late Andrew Marranca (Mary). He will also be dearly missed by all his extended family and friends.


Weaver JanetWEAVER, Janet Nadine -  Suddenly, as the result of a tragic accident, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  Janet Weaver, wife of the late Ray Weaver (September 2017), in her 70th year. 

Beloved daughter of Doris and the late Faye (1996) Fess of Selkirk.  Loving mother of Joel Weaver of Sweet's Corners and Robin and Darren Bouman of Jarvis and proud Grammy of Katie and Jenni. 

Sister of Dawn (Ted) Swent, Vicky (Ernie) Touesnard and Christine (John) Lamb and sister-in-law of Carol, Brian and David and the late Albert (Spike) Weaver.   Also survived by many nieces and nephews.


Hutton ElizabethHUTTON, Elizabeth Houston Browning (nee Stewart) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Betty Hutton in her 98th year.

Born June 28, 1920 in Paisley Scotland. Died December 6, 2017 in Hamilton Ontario.

Predeceased by husbands, Pilot Officer John Blair, John Joseph Hutton; infant son Tommy Blair and daughter Elizabeth Hutton.

Betty was the very proud mother of David Hutton (Monica) and William Hutton (Beverly). She leaves eight grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her sister Janette Stewart as well as her nieces and nephews in Hamilton and Lindsay.


Stevens GeorgeSTEVENS, George Edwin - George Edwin Stevens in his 71st year, passed away peacefully with his adoring family by his side after a short but very courageous battle with cancer.

George is survived by his wife Sharon, daughter Sarah (Andrew) and son Mike (Jen). George was the proudest Papa to Logan, Carson and Miles.

George was a friend to many and was always willing to lend a hand or offer useful advice. "Scruffy" as he was known at the casinos, will be dearly missed by his mother-in-law Mary Kozar, sister-in-law Deb (Frank) and brother-in-law Rod (Brenda).


Kardos GeorgeKARDOS, George Sr. - It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of George on December 5th at the age of 84.

He will be deeply missed by his wife Gabriella (nee Siklos) of 55 years. His sons George (Hazel) and Gabrial (Anett). He was the loving grandfather to Adam and Anna.

Georges passion in life was being an avid scout leader for over 20 years.


VanHOEVELAAK, Antonie Gerrit - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Tony.

Much loved husband of Carolyn, father of Christine (Ryan) and Laura (Collin). Will be missed by grandchildren Kent, Chloe and Madeline of whom he was so proud. Survived by his parents Tom and Margaret and sisters Jo-Ann and Margi.

Tony was a math teacher with the Hamilton Board. His passion was Oldtimers hockey and he enjoyed golf and curling. He will be missed by many friends.


CASTLE-MILLS, Barbara Ann (Bobbie/Beanie) - Peacefully at her residence on Tuesday December 5, 2017, in her 64th year. 

Beloved wife of Glen Mills.  Loving mother of Shawn Leaman.  Cherished Grandma of Brayden. 

Daughter of the late Lillian Kemp. 


FERREIRA, Manuel - Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  Manuel Ferreira, of Harley, in his 88th year.

Beloved Husband of the late Gloria (nee DaCosta) (2014). Loving Dad of Mary, Georgette and Christine. Manuel will be sadly missed by his family & friends in Portugal and Canada.

Manuel immigrated to Canada in the mid-1950s after learning the blacksmith trade from his father. He lived throughout Ontario working various jobs settling in Harley in 1971 working alongside his wife as tobacco farmers.


Harton JeanneHARTON, Jeanne (nee DENIS) - Died peacefully at the Heritage Green Nursing Home on Tues, Dec 5 at the age of 83. 

Loving and devoted wife to her late husband, Bertrand.  She will forever live in the hearts of her sons Daniel (wife Sandra), Donald (wife Trish) and Yvan (girlfriend JinSong) and her grandchildren Erik, Jesse, Amanda, Megan and Stephanie and great-grandchildren Luca and Logan.


RITCHIE, Marion - Peacefully at the John Noble Home on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in her 92nd year. 

Marion, beloved wife of the late Arthur James Ritchie.  Loving mother of Brian (Anita) Ritchie, Stephen (Sylvie Bourbonnais) Ritchie, Sandee (Doug) Brown.


Leger PeterLEGER, Peter A. - (1957 - 2017) -  Passed away peacefully with his family by his side.

Peter enjoyed fishing and nature and was an avid photographer. Cherished husband of Debra and loving father of Crystal. He will be fondly remembered by his sisters Susan (Bud), Evette (Cliff), and Lise; his nieces Lisa, Angela, Chloe, Dana, his cousin Jesse; and his many great nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Earl and Lois and by his friends Kenny, Reg, Roger and Susan.


Caravaggio NicolaCARAVAGGIO, Nicola (Nick) - It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the peaceful passing of Nick on December 5th, 2017 in his 90th year, surrounded by the Caravaggio Family at St. Joseph's Villa, Dundas.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Giorgia (1988). Dearly loved father of Sylvia (Len) Rasile and David (Louise-Ann) Caravaggio. Devoted grandfather of Victoria, Olivia and Julia Caravaggio.

Loved brother of Ernesto (Angela), the late Armando (survived by Giovannina) and Bruno (Angela Rosa). Cherished uncle to several nieces and nephews in Canada and Italy.


NURNBERGER, John Michael - It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of John at the age of 71.  He died Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Juravinski Hospital.

Predeceased by his parents Michael and Julianna.  John will be sadly missed by his beloved son Chris and his mother Stella. 


Makarwicz GaidaMAKAREWICZ, Gaida - The family sadly announces Gaida’s passing in Hamilton Ontario in her 87th year.

Predeceased by her husband Stanislaw. She leaves behind her loving children Andrew (Irene), Zigmund, Richard (Krystyna), Raymund (Nadia), Juris (Teresa), Sylvia (Joe) and Victor. Cherished grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed by extended family and friends in the United States, Latvia and Poland.


HESS, Alma Elfride - Passed away peacefully at home with family by her side, on Monday, December 4, 2017, a few days after her 86th birthday.

She is survived by her children, Gerald (Angie), Kathy (Michael) and Susan (Dan) by her brother, Erwin.


SKALJAC, Petar - Passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Monday, December 4, 2017 in his 73rd year.

Cherished husband of Draga for 45 years. Loving father of Michael (Kristina) and Alex (Anna-Maria). Cherished grandfather of Lukas, Givliana, Alexia, Stefan and Nikolas.

Predeceased by his siblings Janko, Rade, Smilja and survived by siblings Milka, Bozo and Mika. Will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family members.


de RONDE, Gerardus Cornelis - Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Monday December 4, 2017, at the age of 91 years.

Loving husband and best friend of Colette for 67 years. Beloved father of the late John (Bettyann), Ted (Jo-Anne) and Mary Ann (Tom) Schurr. Much loved grandpa of Justin (Angela), Katie Lynn (Justin), David, Renee (Robert), Jonathan (Carolyn), MacKenzie (Ally) and Nathan. Opa to his six great grandchildren.


Topp GeorgeTOPP, George Frederick -  It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce that our Dad has passed away peacefully in his sleep, on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Anson Place, Hagersville, in his 91st year.

Predeceased by his loving Wife Elaine (2009). Loving Father to Beverly Dickson (Russ), Fred (Judy), Brenda (Bill), Greg (Gayle) and Tom (Shirley). Grandfather to 16, Great Grandfather to 35 and Great-Great Grandfather of 5 with 3 more on the way.

George now joins many family members in heaven, sisters, Dorothy (Ed), Marjorie (Stan), Elsie (Johnny) and Fern (Ray) as well as brother-in-laws Elliot and Tom (Joyce).

George worked many years for International Harvester before his retirement, he was also a retired volunteer fire fighter of the Canfield Fire Department, and a long time Mason member of St. John’s Lodge #35. 


Collins JuneCOLLINS, June Marjorie - With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of a much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother in her 93rd year.

She will be forever missed by her daughters Lynn Trafford (Paul) and Wendy DiVito (Pino); her grandchildren Paula Binder, Pamela Trafford, Penny Vollick (Kyle), Lisa Pacheco and Debi Anderson and by her 12 great grandchildren.

June will be laid to rest with her beloved late husband, William “Bill” (1977) at Mt. Hamilton Cemetery. June is survived by her sisters and best friends, Betty Haskin and Joan Horner and by several nieces and nephews in Niagara Falls. She is predeceased by her brother Lloyd and by her sister Virginia Eliasson.


MOORE, Jean Lorraine - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at Arbour Creek Long Term Care on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the age of 87.

Loving wife of the late Robert (Bob) for 54 years. Beloved mother of Gary and his wife Judy, Nancy Straughan and her husband Brian, Brian and his wife Lorna, Tina Hruska and her husband Ken. Cherished Grandma of Joshua (Shanyn), Tamara, Melissa (Ryan), Kaylee (Jason), Korey, Julie (Don), Cindy (Dave), Brandon, Monica and Great-Grammie of Tyler, Josh, Isabella, Jack, Blake, Stevie, Parker and Grayson.


Bufalino VinceBUFALINO, Vince -  It is with heavy hearts and great sorrow we announce that Vince suddenly passed away with his loving family by his side at St. Joseph's hospital on December 3, 2017 in his 48th year.

Loving son of Nuccia and the late Philip Bufalino. Dear brother of Rose (Gus) Cristicini, Ross (Carmelina), and Nick (Tracy). Vince will be missed by his niece and nephews, aunts and uncles and cousins.


Varga BlazenkaVARGA, Blazenka - After a short stay at the Juravinski Hospital, the family is sad to announce the peaceful passing of Blazenka on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the age of 94.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Josip. Cherished mother of Josip and his wife Etelka of Hamilton, and Irenka Zdesic and her husband Branko of Croatia. Loving grandmother of Brian (Jennifer) and their children Alexis and Tobias, and Tom (Laura) and their son Joshua of Hamilton, and Goga (Tihomir), and Ivana (Sasa) and their children Lars and Alisa of Croatia.


Girnius IrenaGIRNIUS, Irena - Passed away at home in her 91st year. 

Predeceased by her first husband Antanas Sestokas (1961) and her second husband Povilas Girnius (2006).  Loving mother of Anthony Kestutis Sestokas (Onile) and Arvydas Sestokas (Vida).  Grandmother of Lina (Steve), Andrius (Maiko), Krista (Adam), Laura (Andrew) and Rima (Tim).  Great-grandmother of Klara, Liana, Ila, Rita and Elle. 

Predeceased by sisters Laima and Meilute in Lithuania. 

Special thanks to her many caregivers in her later years. 


Heidecker UteHEIDECKER, Ute - After a brave fight with her cancer, surrounded by her family, Ute passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the age of 75 years.

Beloved wife of Dietmar for 55 years. Loving mother of Wulf (Esther), Yvonne (Chris) Hayes, Nicole (Jeff) Reid and Jens (Elizabeth). Dearly loved Oma of eleven grandchildren. Jennifer, Pascal, Evelyn, Nicolas, Kevin, Brenda, Philippe, Benjamin, Michelle, Erin and Simon. Also survived by her sister Heidi in Germany.