COLLING, Katherine (Kit) Gertrude (nee Layfield) - October 3, 1927 – March 7, 2017
Passed away peacefully at The Meadows LTC facility in Ancaster, Ontario on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in her 90th year. Kit left us to be reunited with the love of her life, Melvin (Mel) after 9 years & 37 days apart.
Kit leaves to mourn, her children, Carol-Anne (Ken Lawrence), Wesley (Jahn) Colling, Sandy (Don Freeman) and Bonnie (Scott McCoy). Kit was delighted to be “Granny” to Kevin & Robert (Julie) Fox, Geoff (Jaclyn) Colling & Rochelle (Kyle) McLean, Vicky (Brad) Freeman & Kelly (Rob) Peck and Amy (Ryan) Taylor & Sean (Amanda) McCoy. She was also Great-Granny to 14 great-grandchildren ranging in age from 12 years to 2 months.
WAZNY, Mary - After a brief illness with family by her side on March 7, 2017 in her 98th year.
Beloved wife to the late Walter. Loving mother to Jean Cuk, Chester, Helen Cox, Zygmund (Lyn), Joseph (Gail) and the late Irene Goodale.
She will be dearly missed by all her grand children, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
AGNEW, Jack Bruce - Peacefully in his sleep on March 7, 2017 in his 95th year.
He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Marion Louise and his grandson Scott. He will be sadly missed by his children Ron (Sonia), Rick (Fran), Ruth Boag, and Rob; and his grandchildren Amy (Jason), Rees, Brandon, Katie, Jessica (Mitch), Ryen, Kelly and Stacey; and his great-grandchildren Lincoln, Quinn and Jack.
He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII and was an employee of Canadian Westinghouse for more than 44 years.
Special thanks to the staff at St. Peter’s at Chedoke, Cedar Terrace for their outstanding care and compassion.
VAN EVERY, Bernice Mary (nee McDougall) - A lifelong resident of Stoney Creek, Bernice passed away at the Cawthra Gardens Long Term Care Centre, Mississauga on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in her 94th year.
Loving mother of Louanne Capello (Bryon) and Kathy Lightstone (Steve). Cherished grandmother of Matthew (Shannon), Megan (Tyler), Emily, Rachel and great grandmother to Lily.
VANDYKE, Bruce Wellington - Peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on March 7, 2017, with his daughter Linda by his side in his 88th year.
Beloved husband of the late Ruth (2002). Loving father of Linda and loved grandpa of Brooke, Erin and Taylor.
Bruce loved his race cars, snowmobile and also accomplished his private pilot’s license.
ELEY, Elaine Linda - Passed away peacefully, at Parkview Nursing Home, on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in her 67th year.
Beloved aunt of Cheryl Prosje, Dan Prosje, their spouses and family members. Sister-in-law of Donald Prosje.
WALLER, Harry Gordon - June 21, 1924 – March 7, 2017
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Harry Waller at St. Peter’s Residence, at the age of 92 years.
Much loved son, brother, husband, father, papa, great papa, uncle, great uncle, neighbour and friend. Harry was born in Hamilton to Harry & Lillian. He was predeceased by his much loved siblings Tom ad Dorothy and by his beloved wife Do (2012).
Loving father to Jane (Ron), and the late Harry Jr (2007) (Linda). Caring Papa and great Papa of Mark, Corey, Chris, Casey (1998), Maddy, Logan and Parker. He also leaves behind his much loved nephews Jim & Bob Patterson, Tom Jr (2016) and David Waller and their families in California and Hamilton.
THOMAS, Georgena Ethel - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Georgina Ethel Thomas at St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke on Monday March 6, 2017 in her 87th year.
Beloved wife of the late Charles (Bud) Thomas (1980) and the late Alec MacDonald (1953). Special companion of the late Albert Eacott (2000). Cherished mother of Charles Jr. (Bud) Thomas (Carol), Linda (Brad Clark) and Susan (Brian Bohaychuk).
GIAMMARIA, Mario - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mario at St. Joseph's Hospital on March 6, 2017 at the age of 86.
Beloved husband of Mafalda for 57 years. Loving father of Tony and the late Michael. Dear brother of Primo (Maria), the late Frank (the late Pina), Tony, the late Maria (the late Giovanni), Giovanni (Serena) and Anna (Antonio).
Mario will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, family and friends in Hamilton, Montreal and Italy.
He was a retired employee of Dofasco with 26 years of dedicated service.
RANIERI, Teresa - It is with heavy hearts and sadness that we announce the passing of Teresa while surrounded by family at St. Peter's hospital on March 6, 2017 in her 78th year.
Predeceased by her loving husband Pietro (October 2016). Survived by her loving children Santo (Michele), Lisa Muia (Joe) and Peter (Melissa). Adoring Nonna to Peter, Cortez, Alessandro, Melina, Michael and Zoe.
Dear sister of Rocco (Aurora), Mario (Dora), Aurora Nocita (the late Antonio), Rosina Riggitano, the late Peppino (Marianna), the late Antonio (Concetta), the late Nina and Bruno Manella and the late Maria of Argentina.
Predeceased by her parents Teresa and Giuseppe, in-laws and daughter-in-law.
She is survived by family in Italy and Alberta.
KUBILIS, Paul - Sadly we announce Paul's unexpected passing on March 6, 2017.
Predeceased by his parents Vince, Mary and brother Vince.
Dearly missed by his wife Jennifer of 33 years. Sadly missed by his brother Joseph and sister Marie.
WALKER, F. May - Peacefully at her home on March 6, 2017, at the age of 96.
Predeceased by her mother Edith and cousin Peter. She will be missed by her beloved chosen daughter Laura and her dear friends Orville, Fran, Janice and others who enjoyed her sense of humour and kindness.
Former member of Alban The Martyr Church and St. Stephen on the Mount Church.
HNATYSHYN, Doris - Into the arms of her beloved and cherished husband Bill, Doris completed her journey here with us, peacefully, with love surrounding her on March 6, 2017 at the age of 91.
Loving mother of Patricia (Jack) Edwards and Robert (Laurel) Hnatyshyn. Cherished Granny of Sherry (Kevin) Hnatyshyn-Webster, Jonathan Edwards, Sarah Edwards, Diana Di Biase and Rebecca (RJ) Steinhoff. Great Granny of Stephanie (Joel) Oliver, Stephen (Nicole) Muir, Joseph Muir, Benjamin Webster, Henryk Steinhoff, Benedikt Steinhoff, Konrad Steinhoff, Jordan Wyborn and Kierstan Wyborn, who were all adored by Doris.
VanEVERY, Torrence Ezra Todd - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our much beloved son and grandson Torrence Ezra Todd VanEvery, suddenly on Monday March 6, 2017.
Born October 29, 2013, survived by his parents Madeline Lee Froman (John Smoke) and Torrey VanEvery and sister Sophiah. Also survived by grandparents Bev and Todd VanEvery, Linda Froman and Bobby Sault and great grandparents Maynard and Sandra Porter.
In his short life he was much loved as a nephew to Jeffrey (Kai), Ashley and Lesley Anne (Darcy) VanEvery, Jacob, Ezra and Olivia Froman.
BEATTIE, Lillian May - Lillian has entered that final rest of her personal Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ whom she loved and devoted her entire life and resources to.
She is predeceased by her parents Neil Beattie and Hilda (Walker) Beattie. She will be sadly missed by her good friends Lambert and Marie Baptist and their extended family, and her close personal and lifelong friends.
BOAM, James “Jim” - with his family by his side, on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Juravinski Hospital in his 62nd year.
Beloved father of Joshua (Rick) & Jarrett, former husband of Nancy.
Forever in the hearts of his mother Fran, his father Don, sister Kim (Mike), brothers Tom (Nan), Wayne, Ken, Bobby (Heidi), Justin (Teresa), and Wesley. James will be fondly remembered by numerous friends and extended family.
GIARDINO, Leslie - Steve Banton and the family of Leslie Giardino are heartbroken to announce her passing on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in her loving home with her family and her life-long partner and best friend, Steve
Banton, by her side.
She was loved and dearly cared for by her mother and father Margaret (Martini) and Tony Giardino. She was the darling and adored sister of Lucianne (Peter) Belletti, Anthony, Lisa, Lorelei (Dave) DesBarres, Christopher (Angela), Quinto (Sarah).
Leslie will be sadly missed by her in laws Keith and Delores Banton and Vivian Banton. Always there for her and Steve; sister-in-law Beverly Banton-Mullings (Gerrard), Nordia Banton (Garnet), Jodi Banton (Wayde), Zeripha Moses (Stephens), Aaron Banton (Tamara), Karima Banton, Andrea Phang, Debbie O'Donnell (Patrick), Ricky Walker (Yuri). She was adored and cherished by nieces and nephews Petey, Daniel (Michelle), Natalie (John), Rachel, Adrianna, Alexandria, Nikola, Elia and Emmeline.
RIGBY, Stephen - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on March 4, 2017 in his 55th year.
Loving and devoted husband of Claire, and loving father of Matthew, Leslie and Leanne. Dear son of James and Doreen Rigby of Bayfield, ON, loving brother of David (Dawn) of Novar, ON and Gillian (Rick) Brown of St. Thomas, ON.
Steve will be sadly missed by family in Canada and England.
Steve spent his working life in the food industry where he developed many friendships throughout the years. He was the franchisee of the Brantford FreshCo for over 10 years where he was an active member of the community, always looking for opportunities to improve people’s lives.
SLAPINSKI, Margaret Ethel - Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Village of Tansley Woods, on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in her 87th year.
Beloved wife of the late Walter. Loving mother of David, Valerie Stevenson and her husband Mark and Lisa Slapinski. Dear G-ma of Mark, Jaclyn, Oliver, Rachel and Victoria.
DONAT, Mildred Violet (nee Stirling) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mildred, on Saturday, March 4 at the age of 89.
Loving wife of Andrew for 53 years. Beloved mother to Linda and David. Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother of Brad, Katie and Clare.
DAILEY, Heather - Peacefully passed away in her sleep on March 4, 2017 at the age of 59.
Predeceased by her parents Maxwell and Mary, brothers Ron, Timothy and husband Chris Dailey. Mother of Holly (Kirk) Partridge and Tim Dailey. Grandmother of Victoria, Logan and Mara.
BARKOVICH, Helen - Passed away peacefully at Pine Villa Nursing Home, on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the age of 90.
Predeceased by her beloved husband of 68 years, Ivan. Loving mother of Mary Markesic (the late Ferdo) and Joseph (Kimberley). Loving baba of Kathy (Mikica), Steve (Adrienne), Peter (Alexandra); Steven, Andy, and Joseph and their mother Julie Losani. Fondly remembered by her great-grandchildren Anna, Kristina, Nicole, Peter, Martin, Luke, Avery, and Jacob.
SZOKE, Barbara Jean - Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital, on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in her 88th year, Barbara Szoke, beloved wife of the late Les Szoke (2014).
Loving mother of Christopher (Cindy) Szoke, Victoria (Werner) Weiss, Gary (Margaret) Szoke. Loving daughter of the late Isaac and Madeline Lundy. Dear sister of the late Jack Lundy and Norma Gardiner. Survived by sister-in-law, Eva Priddle.
CRANSTON, Howard Grant - It is with heavy hearts that the family of Howard Cranston announce his peaceful passing on early Saturday morning, March 4th, 2017 after a brief fight with cancer.
Born in Carluke, Ont. on May 15, 1933, to Grant & Naomi, Howard lived his entire life farming and serving his community.
Married to Bernice (Lovering) in 1955 they have shared 62 years of wonderful memories. Cherished father of Marie (Dale) Smith & Doug (Joan). Much loved grandpa of Krista (Justin) Laposi, James (Melissa) Cranston, Aaron (Michelle) Smith, Kendra (Andrew) Hunt.
And very proud great-grandpa to Charlotte & Milly, Kensington & Abigail, and Hunter.