RISTANOVIC, Alexander 'Prupee' - It is with great sadness that the family of Alex announces his passing at the Brantford General Hospital on Saturday April 8, 2017 at the age of 62 years.

Beloved partner of Gisela.

Predeceased by his parents Zarko and Erna and by brother in law Francesco. Alex is the much loved brother of Elke Bosagri (John), Udo (Lyndell), Klaus (Janet), George (Linda), David (Pat) and Zorro (Annie). He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.


Jefferies AlbertJEFFERIES, Albert Walter - Peacefully in his 101st year on April 8, 2017.

Beloved husband to the late Helen. Loving father to Larry (Janice), Ann Marie McGuire, Ronn, Tom (Linda), Mary Bette Hill and Bill (Eileen). Cherished grandpa to Leanne, Susan, Robert, Paddy, Veronica, Jennifer, Alana, Sarah, Jaclyn and Steven and great-grandpa to Larry, Valerie, Lauren, Ashley and Nicholas.

He will be dearly missed by all his extended family and friends.

A special thank you to Dr. Cheung and the staff at the Juravinski, F3, for their care and support.


SMITH, Edith Kathleen “Kay” - Gone to be with her Lord and Saviour, in her 95th year, Kay passed away peacefully at Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Predeceased by the love of her life and husband of 50 years Earl Dean Smith. Dearest mother of daughter Barbara (Ron) Nelson, son Derrell (Debbie) Smith and predeceased by daughter Tina. Loving grandmother of Stephen (Lynn), Miranda, Matthew (Debbie), Melanie, Allison (Steve), Sarah and Beth (Alex). Predeceased by grandson Stacey. Great-grandmother to Madison, Jacob, Tarryn and Taylor.


MARTIN, Irma Irene (nee Smith) - December 29, 1939 - April 8, 2017

In her 78th year, Irma lost her courageous battle against pulmonary fibrosis. She was the wife to Thomas for 58  years.


Carlstrom JoyceCARLSTROM, Joyce Carol - Peacefully passed away at the Carpenter Hospice on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the age of 75.

Beloved wife of Erik for 52 wonderful years. Loving mother of Rick and his wife Julia, Suzanne and her partner Julie, and Ken and his wife Josie. Proud grandmother of Ava Lynn, Lindy Sue, Isabella, Morgan, Kayla, Santo, and Amanda. Great-grandmother of Emme-Rose.

Cherished sister of the late Grace McAdam and her husband the late Bill, John Campanella and his wife Diane, and Carol Pakreslis and her husband George.


Domonkos MaryDOMONKOS, Mary - Passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the age of 91.

Beloved Sister of Anne Gallagher and predeceased by brothers John (Betty) and Joseph (Shirley).

Mary leaves behind many nieces and nephews along with many great nieces and nephews.

Mary was a long time employee of Dominion Glass.


LIOTA, Pietro 'Peter' - Peacefully at St Joseph's Hospital, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 79 on Friday April 7, 2017.

Loving husband of the late Rosa, loving mother of Josie Giuditta (Gino) and Christina. Beloved grandfather of Alyssa, Alexandra and Angelica.

Dearest brother of Salvatore and Josie Liota, Santo and Anna Liota, Luigi and Maria Liota, Joe and Amy Liota.


Ruuska MattiRUUSKA, Matti – It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Matti Ruuska, 95 years young, on Friday April 7th  2017 at Suomi Koti, Toronto.

Matti is now reunited with his beloved wife Kaisa Leena. Dear father of Seppo (Kay), Sirkka, and Tapio (Marilyn), beloved grandfather to Danny (Jenny), Jaisi (Margaret), Jason (Susan), Sarah (Leon), Laura (Zac), Rebecca (Dom); and great grandfather to 7 grandchildren.

Matti was born in Finland to a family of 8 boys and 1 girl. He is survived by 3 brothers: Paavo, Martti and Pentti. His life journey took him from Aho Vastinki to the Russian Front to the logging camps and mines of Northern Ontario and to the fruit orchards of Niagara.


SWAYZE, Joan Elizabeth (Betty) - Peacefully at the Stedman Community Hospice-Hankinson House on Friday, April 7, 2017 in her 75th year, Betty Swayze, wife and best friend of Wayne Swayze.

Loving mother of Jeffrey (Tammy) Wilhelm, Lana Wilhelm. Dearest daughter of Marion and the late Lester Wood.


Bomben EliseoBOMBEN, Eliseo “Leo” - Passed away peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on April 7, 2017 in his 91st year.

Loving husband of Palma for 58 years. Loving father of Paul(Deb), Frank(Margot), and Peter(Lisa). Loving Grandfather of Marc, Ryan, Alyssa, Tyler, Kayley, Jeffrey, Joey, Nicole, and Great Grandfather of Avery.

Leo is survived by his sister Olimpia and predeceased by his parents Massimiliano and Santa and 8 brothers and 3 sisters.


Aucoin Thomson RobertAUCOIN-THOMSON, Robert - It is with great sadness that the family announces the tragic passing of Robert on April 7, 2017 in his 24th year.

Beloved son of Carol Aucoin and Robert Thomson. Cherished brother of Jennifer Symes (Mike), and loving uncle of Hailey and Marisa.

Special friend and mentor of Robert Winn and Kevin O’Neil. Best friend to his dog Bear.

Predeceased by his grandparents Pauline and Joseph Aucoin, and Godfathers Robert Lang and Shane Kitchen.


TEETZEL-BILLYARD, Jewel - Peacefully, with her husband Cameron by her side, Jewel passed away Friday, April 7, 2017. 

Jewel will be greatly missed by her son Cole, sister Sandy, brother-in-law Chuck, cousin Walter and her best protector Jennifer. 


HEARNS, Vernon A. - Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away at home on Friday, April 7, 2017 in his 91st year.

Loving husband to June of 60 years. Dear father of Vernon B. (Joanne), Trudy (Daryl), Shara (Andrew) and the late Cindy (surviving husband Scott). Very dear grandpa of 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.


HALL, James E "Jim" - Surrounded by his loving family Jim passed away after a brief fight with cancer, on Thursday, April 6th, 2017, in his 83rd year. 

Beloved husband of Anne Hall for over 63 years.  Much loved father of Cheryl (Bruce) Park, Beverley (the late John) Wills, the late David (Dot) Hall and Doug (Tammy) Hall. Loving papa of 10 and great-papa of 13. 


CIPRIANO, João (John) - Peacefully departed in his 90th year on Thursday, April 6, 2017 surrounded by his devoted children: Zelia McDonald, Teresa Dunham (Art) and John Cipriano Jr. (Alice).

João was born in Relva, São Miguel, Açores  in 1927 and immigrated to Ontario in 1956.


Annosantini SanteANNOSANTINI, Sante - We are sad to announce that our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Sante Annosantini, passed away on Thursday April 6, 2017.

Sante was born April 1, 1933 in Mirano, Venice, Italy.  He emigrated to Switzerland and then to Canada when he was eighteen.

He has proudly called Carlisle, Ontario, Canada his home for the last 57 years.  This is where he built a beautiful home and raised his family with his wife, Maria Annosantini (nee Manzan).  They were inseparable since their marriage in 1961 in Postioma, Treviso.


McNamara MichaelMcNAMARA, Michael Alphonse – Died April 6th, 2017 peacefully at the age of 90 with his family by his side. 

He was a longtime resident of Hamilton, Ontario and enjoyed his retirement years in Dundas, Ontario at the St. Joseph’s Estate condominiums. 

He is survived by his loving wife Mary Ann of 62 years; children: Michael (Christina); Ann Marie (Alan Humphrey); Maureen Hubert (Glenn); Paul (Tammy); Colleen Sayer (Christopher), son-in-law John Pataracchia (Diana), grandchildren Rachel, Angela, Michael (Megan), John; Danny and Christopher (Ali); Benjamin; Alex and Caleb; Stephanie and Aaron; sisters Mary and Helen; his nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and Aunt Halvetta Kelly. 


MacDonald RonaldMacDONALD, Ronald Joseph -  Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Hamilton General Hospital in his 85th year.

Loving husband of Alvine for 61 years. Loving father of Betty Ann Dmytruszko, Allan (Lydia), Gary (Theresa), and Janet (John) Fournier. Loving Papa of 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Survived by his brother Frankie(Mary). Predeceased by his parents Frank and Ella and his siblings Lorraine, Leon, Virginia, Bobby, Jacqueline, Francis, and Betty Ann.

Ron was retired from CN Railway and Transport after 32 years of service.


Morton AgnesMORTON, Agnes Stevenson - Born in Scotland, Agnes passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, at the age of 95.

Dearly loved wife of the late Donald (1990), and beloved mother of Christine and her husband George Watson, and Douglas and his wife Terri. Cherished Gran of Elaine Campbell (Peter Krajewski), Jennifer (Mike) Schlote, Laura (Jarrett) Adams, Andrea (John Paul) McDonald, and Geoff (Andrea) Morton. Cherished Great Gran of Graydon Campbell, Owen and Christian Schlote, Brennan and Carter Adams, Brooke and Elise McDonald, and Hannah Morton.

All of the “wains” were the joy of her life.


Kovacs Vera KOVACS, Vera - After a courageous battle with cancer, we sadly announce the passing of our mother Vera on
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in her 85th year.

Reunited in heaven with her husband Steve, daughter Veronica and sons-in-law Christiaan Veerman and Keith Sawyer.

Loving mother of Steve (Tina) and Margaret. Cherished grandma of Kristina (Kevin), Christiaan (Heather), Natalie (Marco), Stephen (Rianne), Michael, Justin, Nicholas and Keith.  Proud great-grandma of Kyle, Brandon, Mya, and Rocco.


Noble RobertNOBLE, Robert Edward - Passed away peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital on April 5, 2017 in his 71st year. 

Survived by his brother, John Thomas Noble of Beamsville.  Predeceased by his sisters Helen Ketchabaw, and Sharon Noble.  Loving uncle to Susan Wilson, Brenda Ketchabaw, Cathy Bennett, Kelly Noble, and Greg Noble. 

Bob was a kind and gentle soul who loved dogs and music, and could often be found with his nose in a book or watching one of his favourite Disney movies. 

He will be missed by all whose lives he touched.


PROUSE, Larry George – Peacefully at his home on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in his 75th year, Larry Prouse, beloved husband of Sandra (Dawdy).

Loving father of Crystal Anne Girardi and step-father of Susan (Rodney) Fieldhouse. Cherished son of Kay and Doug Sitzer and much loved son-in-law of Stella and the late Walter Dawdy. 

Dear brother of Brenda (Mike) Jacklyn and the late Don Prouse. Cherished uncle of Cami, Sherry and their families.


Lachance JohnLACHANCE, John Andre - With great sadness we announce the passing in his 63rd year after a courageous battle with cancer, at the Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday April 4, 2017, with his family by his side. 

He leaves behind his loving wife of 36 years Kim, his son Bradley (Linda) and daughter Jennifer Blackborow (Tyler) and the grandchildren he so greatly adored Lucas, Sabrina, Blake and Trent. 

His mother Anna, brother Maurice (Theresa) and sisters Lorraine, Aline (Wally), Claudette (Jochen), Pierrette (Roger), Liliane (Rudy) and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father Leo. 

He was a long time proud and dedicated employee at Ontario Power Generation working at the Lakeview, Nanticoke, Lenox plants.


KARCHUT, Doris (nee Shuparsky) - Passed away peacefully at Portal Village Retirement Home, Port Colborne, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in her 91st year.

Beloved wife of the late Stanley Karchut.

Dear mother of Marlene and her husband Kent Wells, David and his wife Dina. Loving grandmother of Stephen and Elizabeth. Dear sister of Nick. Predeceased by siblings William, Mary Tkachut, Bella Slota, John, Alec and Rosaline Chopek.


Nicholson RoyNICHOLSON, Roy - Roy passed away suddenly, but peacefully, at home on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at the age of 78. 

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 53 years Earlene (nee Milner). A great father, role model and friend to Paul and Kim and Glen and Mary.

Missing his love and laughter already are his grandchildren Ben, Alex, Josh and Paige (and grand dog Maggie!). 


BAYNTON, Charles William - Charles William Baynton passed away at his home in Waterdown on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in his 70th year. 

Beloved husband of Shirley Hamilton.

Loved father of Jill (Sello), Paul, Jonathan, Mark, and step-father of John and Jamie.  Proud Grandfather of 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren.