FOLK, Wayne - With his family by his side at his home on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the age of 71.

Beloved husband of Evelyn (nee Hughes) of 47 years. Loving father to Joe (Sheila) and Mike and cherished Grandpa of Joseph, Hannah, Jacob, and Amy.

Wayne’s kind heart and hard working nature will always be remembered by his sister Shirley, close family friend Eve Grad, his brothers Ron, Marvin, Dennis, and Brian, and by his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, family and friends.


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TADROS, Moses Salim - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Moses Salim Tadros who passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his family in Hamilton on July 28, 2017.

Moses will be greatly missed by his wife Samira, four children James, Steven, Jamie and Jolene, his sons-in-law John and Sam, grandchild Massimo and all his family back home in Jordan.


BAILEY, Esme Mabel (nee Mildon) - BAILEY, Esme Mabel (Mildon) Bailey, Obituary

Beloved wife of the late Albion (Ron).  Loving mother of Christine, Glenis (John), Dave (Cindy) and Mike (Kris).  Cherished grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 

Survived by her sister Joyce and brother in law Dave. 


Burgess GeorgeBURGESS, George Henry - with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of George at Wentworth Lodge in his 93rd year on July 28, 2017.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lee Burgess (nee Liota), his cherished children: Phil (Mary Linda), Carol, Aida Hyshka (Tim), and his beloved grandchildren: Tricia Catizzone (Chris), Annamarie.  He will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and many friends.  Predeceased by his parents, brothers, sister, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law.


Hoover EvaHOOVER, Eva Jean (nee Cronk) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jean on Friday, July 28, 2017 surrounded by family at Edgewater Gardensin her 89th year.

Beloved wife and best friend of Grant (predeceased). Loving mother of Dana (Nancy) and Susan (Paul). Dear grandma of Geoff, Lindsay (Dan), Jeremy (Kristy), and Dan (Jennifer). Great-grandma of Channing, Emmett, and Hudson Foreman; Leah Eve and Gavin Fulsom; Dylan, Cohen, and Scarlett Fulsom.

Loving sister of Donald (predeceased) and loving sister-in-law of Barbara. Aunt of Debbie (Mike), Randy (Sharon), Kyle (Isabel) and Darren (Georgia).


DeGRAAF, Jonathan Andre - Peacefully at his residence, the Lord called Jonathan home on Friday July 28, 2017, at the age of 29 years.

Beloved son of Andy and Marg. Loving brother of Jesse and Patricia, Emily, Kristen and Adam, Jordan, Rudy, Lauren. Special uncle of Emma, Ezra, Morgan, Eden and Carter. Cherished grandson of Margrieta and the late Arend Everts and Elizabeth and the late Maint DeGraaf.


Bird elaineBIRD, Elaine Blanche (nee Simpson, Barber) -  Elaine passed away peacefully in her sleep at Idlewyld Manor on July 27, 2017 in her 90th year.

Loving Mother of Daniel Simpson(Wanda), Susan Roberts, Nancy Barber, and Irene Rimnyak(Ron). Loving Grandma of Jason Kennedy(Paula), Kelly Young(Jeff), Nancy Roberts, Shane Simpson(Jassandra), Lindsay Montforts(Luke), Jennifer Rimnyak(Andrew), Staci Simpson, and Christopher Rimnyak(Kaitlyn). Loving great-grandma of Kiahna Roberts, Quin Burgess-Kennedy, Brooklyn Young, Morgan Burgess-Kennedy, Alexander and Olivia Montforts.

Predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Charles Bird(2005).


Odell MarionODELL, Marion Irene, R.N. (née McCamus) - June 13, 1927 to July 27, 2017.

Marion passed away in her 91st year, surrounded by her family, on July 27, 2017. Predeceased by her brothers Francis (Frank) and Walter, survived by her brothers David and John. She will also be missed by her children, Catharine, James (Tobe), John and David (Tracy), her seven grandchildren (in order of appearance, Malcolm, Kathleen, William, Roger, Heather, Timothy and Devin), four great-grandchildren (Sabrina, Chantal-Elise, Tiarnán and Fionnbharr) and many nieces and nephews. Family was important to her; she loved us all very much. 

Raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, Marion graduated from the Toronto Western Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1949. Marion worked as a nurse there and in Sarnia before stopping paid work to raise her family. In 1970, she returned to nursing and eventually to Toronto Western. There she gained experience working with kidney transplant patients, and as a result was part of the team caring for the first successful heart transplant patient at Toronto Western.


DeLUCA, Matilde (nee DeFazio) - (February 22, 1940 - July 26, 2017) - 

Peacefully and surrounded by family at the Bob Kemp Hosptice on July 26, 2017 in her 78th year.

She was the best wife to Salvatore for 54 years. The best Mom to Lina Aiello (John), Gina Wiersma (Ken), Angela Corti (Ugo). The best Nonna to Samantha, Jonathan, and Kiara. Dear Sister, Sister-in-Law and Aunt.


McARDLE, Dorothy Frances (nee Legacy) - Peacefully at Macassa Lodge on July 26, 2017 in her 100th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband James (1990), granddaughter Kimberly (1974), grandson David (1978) and by her 7 siblings.

Dear mother to Jean Millar, Pat & Jim Matchett and Jim & Sue McArdle.


POWLESS, Randy - (October 3, 1961 - July 26, 2017) - Suddenly passed away at West Haldimand General Hospital in Hagersville on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the age of 55 years. 

Loving father of Kristy, Robert, Levi, and the late Samantha and Ginnilee.  Dear grandfather of Treyton, Travis, Alexis, Jaida, Julianna, and Jodi.


Kierstead Cheryl KIERSTEAD, Cheryl Suzanne (nee MacLeod) - It is with unbelievable sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Cheryl Kierstead, on July 26, 2017, in her 68th plus 1 year.

Her four chicks were present and accounted for. We took turns lying with our Mom and holding her hand and listening to her heart beat while she flew to heaven into the waiting arms of her Dad and Grandson.

Beloved mother of Tammy Fletcher (Don), Kathy Barwell, Julie MacIssiac, Ted Doloviczi (Vanessa) and Sahal Kierstead.


Barkovic MarijaBARKOVIC, Marija - It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Marija "Maca", surrounded by her family, at the Juravinski Hospital on July 26, 2017 at the age of 70. 

Predeceased by her parents Petar and Barbara Mikan, her brother Josip Mikan and her companion Kiki.  Beloved wife of Josip for 50 years.  Loving mother of Robert (Lynne) and Carmen (Mike).  She will be deeply missed by family and friends in Canada, United States and Croatia. 

Maca was a strong willed lady with a generous heart who gave of herself to care for her husband for the last 19 years. 

Special thanks to Dr. Simon Oczkowski and  the nurses of the ICU for their compassionate care. 


Montgomery JeanMONTGOMERY, Jean - Peacefully, after a short illness at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, Hamilton, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Jean Montgomery (nee Asher), wife of the late Clarence Edwin (Ted) Montgomery, in her 84th year. 

Loving mother of Brenda and Dave Kish of Caledonia and Larry and Joyce Montgomery of Dunnville.  Dear grandmother of Bryan (Cara), Nicholas (Christine), Hailey and Elliott. 

Sister of Jack Asher (Grace) and Dorothy Rigg (the late Glen).  Predeceased by her brother Don Asher. 


Losak GiuseppinaLOSAK, Giuseppina Maria (nee Ascrizzi)United in eternal love with her husband Franco (predeceased), it is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our most loved mother, Nonna, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend on July 25, 2017 in her 90th year.

With her family by her side, Maria Giuseppina, is now at peace in the arms of our Lord.

Born in San Procoppio, Reggio Calabria, Italy and immigrated to Canada in 1958 with her sister Carmela to be with her brother Francesco.


VanEvery GaryVanEVERY, Gary Andrew 'Jess' - It is with heavy hearts that the family announces his sudden passing, peacefully at home in his sleep on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the age of 72. 

Jess leaves behind Beth, his wife of 51 years. His four Daddy’s girls Con (Moon), Angel (Wayne), Tiff, Bug (Byron). Grandchildren Andrew (aka Ben), Dustin, Ode, Shelby, Kendra & Ezra & his great grandkids Kaiden & Kemryn.  

Also survived by his sisters Eva & Diane also brother Allen. Predeceased by his parents Jim & Rose (nee Staats) VanEvery, brothers Tom, Bob, Dick, Kenny & Freeman, sisters Wilma, Minnow & Brenda. 

MULLINS, April -  Peacefully at Juravinski Hospital on July 25, 2017 in her 69th year. 

Mother of Necole.  Proud grandmother of Alexander, Faith and Christina. 

Dear sister of the late Herman, the late Sydney, Harold (Barbara) and Shelly.  She will also be missed by her cousins Freeman, Joan (Sam) and Ann (Al) and her special friend Bruce.  


ROBINSON, Della Viola - Passed away peacefully at Juravinski Hospital on Monday, July 24, 2017 in her 99th year.

Beloved wife of the late William (Bill). Cherished mother of Brian and his wife Teresa. Devoted Nanny of Brett (Corinne), Chase (Jane) and Wade.

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VERSACE, Giovanni 'John' - Passed away peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Monday, July 24, 2017 in his 89th year.

Beloved husband of the late Rosa Versace (nee Zoccoli).

Dearly loved father of Leo, Domenica (Al), Josephine (Miro), Lena, John (Laura), Angelina (Andrew), Domenic (Cailin), and predeceased by sons Vincenzo and Jimmy.

Loving Nonno of 20 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and predeceased by granddaughter Patricia.


GILLIES, Bert 'Joseph' - (May 30, 1929 - July 24, 2017) - Surrounded by his family, Bert passed away in his 89th year.

Loving husband of 60 years to Lucy. Devoted father to Mary (Len) and Joe (Teri). Proud Grandpa and Pa to Brendan, Connor, Christopher and Chloe.

Predeceased by his siblings Gerald, Pat and Frances. Will be missed by many nieces, nephews and close friends.


HAMBLY, Richard Wesley "Dick" - Passed away suddenly at the Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in his 70th year.

Beloved husband of Crystal (nee Clarkin) for 49 years. Loving father of Dale and his wife Carlene and Dru (Leah) Hambly. Caring grandfather of Brooklynn, Matthew and James.

Dear brother of Carol (James) Verge. Brother-in-law of Muriel (the late William) Townshend, Norma (Robert) Marshall, Patricia (Alan) Dowdall, Marie (James) Steane. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.


Graham JudithGRAHAM, Judith Dale 'Judy' - With great sadness, the family of Judith “Judy” Dale Graham announces her passing on July 24, 2017 at the Brantford General Hospital, in her 75th year. 

Judy was the precious mother of Rick, Madonna and her husband Mike (Palinkas), Jody and the late Michael (2011).

She was a much adored grandma of Joshua (Danielle), Danielle (Dan) and Jenna and a great-grandma of Madison, Autumn, Mason and Olivia. 

She was a dear sister of Sandra Graham (Neil) and aunt of Randy (Di), Darrell and Sherry, Allison and Todd.  


SNELL, Sydney - Sadly, on July 24, 2017 in his 97th year, our Pops gently left us, surrounded by his girls.

Syd was predeceased by his wives Isobel, (1999) and Marjorie, (2010).

He was a loving father of Sandra (the late Grant) Leatherdale, Patricia (Larry) Baron, Lorna (Edward) Stolarchuk, and predeceased by his son George. Stepfather to Don Fleischer, and Sandee Graham.


SHIELDS, Phillip 'Phil' - (September 5, 1929 - July 23, 2017) - Phil peacefully passed away while surrounded by his wife and family.

He is lovingly survived by his wife Margaret, and children Philip Shields Jr (Nancy), Michael Shields (Lynda), Ron Shields (Mary), Russell Shields, Teresa Shewell (Tom), Mary Parke, Kathleen Jackson and Chris Shields (Rob), along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Born in Scotland, he met and married Margret and their first son was born. They immigrated to Hamilton in 1954 and raised 8 children.


MILMINE, Jean (nee McCullough) - Peacefully promoted to glory, on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at St. Josephs Hospital, in her 96th year.

Beloved wife of the late Cecil Milmine. Loving mother of David and his wife Lynda and Ruth and her husband Philip Lees. Cherished grandmother of Sarah (Robert), Jeremiah (Kim), Jennifer (Daniel), Krysten (David), Andrew and great-grandchildren Graden, Ziva, Emma and Eden.


Boyco GeorgeBOYKO, George Thomas Andrew - (October 17, 1925 - July 23, 2017) - Passed away peacefully in his 92nd year at Extendicare Nursing Home, surrounded by his family.

Predeceased by his wife Mary of 61 years, infant daughter Mary Boyko (1958), his parents Mike and Catharine, and his brothers John, Pat, Mike, and Peter.

Survived by his loving sons Bruce (Abbie), Brad, and Bryant.  Loving Papa to Grant. He will also be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews.