FLORIO, Rudolfo (Rudy) - October 15 1917 – May 4 2017

In the early morning of May 4,  2017, Rudy Florio peacefully slipped into eternal rest at St Peter’s Residence in Hamilton after a short illness. 

Rudy was 99 years old and lived a full, happy life.  It’s the end of a great era; a wonderful century of memories. 


Atkinson DanielATKINSON, Daniel William - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in his 59th year after a long battle with ALS.

Beloved husband and best friend of Judith for 36 years. Cherished father of Tonya Curtis and her husband Bradley, and Tiffany Atkinson. Proud grandfather of Seth Curtis.

Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Marjorie.  Brother of Debra Ricard (the late Dennis), Lawrence Atkinson (Ann), Charlene Francois (Bill), Patricia McNamee (Russ Laperina), Steven, Arthur, Thomas, and Vincent. Dan will also be lovingly remembered by his brother-in-law Stewart Metcalf (Cathy), sister-in-law Sharon Fox and many nieces, nephews and their families.


Munro TheressaMUNRO, Theressa Alice - Passed away on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at Idlewyld Manor, Hamilton in her 98th year.

Predeceased by loving husband Francis “Red”, daughter Gayle and son-in-law Michael Brown.

Beloved mother of Sharon Brown and Grandmother “Granny” of Alison (Scot) Fodi and Andrew (Donna) Brown. She was also great-grandmother “Nana” of Grant and Quinn Fodi, and Sarah and Luke Brown. Survived by sister-in-law Marion Robillard and several nieces and nephews.

Theressa taught for many years as a substitute teacher for the Hamilton Separate School Board. Theressa and Red enjoyed square dancing as a favourite hobby.


BALOGH, Lenka (Linda) (nee Czombos) - Passed away peacefully in her 92nd year on Tuesday, May 3, 2017.

Predeceased by her husband Peter. Loving mother of Eileen Tosello and predeceased by her son-in-law Terry.

Loved sister of Eileen and Margaret. Predeceased by sister Ethel and by brothers Bert, Julius, and John. Loving grandmother to Chris and Terry. Big Grandma to Kelsey (in heaven), Sydney, Hannah, and Jack. Loving godmother to Robin Vaccariello. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Gay DorothyGAY, Dorothy 'Dot' - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mom at Willowgrove Long Term Care on May 3, 2017 in her 90th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Ernest.  Loving mother of William (Rochelle) of Brantford, Barry (the late Janice) of St. Catharines, Judy Church (Bill) of Hamilton and Ken (Rosemary) of Hamilton.  Cherished nana of the late Christopher, Amanda (Thanh), Melissa, Andrew (Vicky), Shannon (Andrew), Carrie (Mark) and great-grandmother of Kaitlyn, Kaylie, Isabella, Owen, Chloe, Logan, Scarlett and the late Jeremy. 

Dear sister of Marie Simpson.  Predeceased by her brother Gord Bull.  Dot will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, family and friends. 


Huk MichalHUK, Michal “Mike” - With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Michal Huk on May 3, 2017 at the Juravinski Hospital at the age of 86 years.

Beloved husband of the late Effie (2003). Loving father of Sandra Clark (the late David), Thelma McColough, and Janice Stevens (Gary). Dear Papa of Susie (Andrew), Natalie, Joel (Jen), Andrianna (Mike), Charles,  Russell and David. Great grandfather of Brooke, Malcolm, Lincoln, and Arya. 

Dear brother of Ann Wack (the late Joe) of Saskatoon. Predeceased by his brother Walter Dobrus (Rose). 


GABRIELE, Rosaria - July 29, 1931 - May 3, 2017

How lucky are we to have known someone that made saying goodbye so hard. Rose Gabriele captivated all those who crossed her path with her strong, witty nature and will be greatly missed.


BEWICK, Chester 'Chet' - The family of Chet Bewick sadly announces his passing at the Brantford General Hospital, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May, 3rd, 2017, in his 96th year.

Predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years Yvonne. Loving father of Greg (Joyce Matthison), Paul, Jane and Joan Maiorano (Dave Todd). Cherished Grandpa of Tomy, Jessica, Jeb, Jade, Daniella, Jessica, and Alex, and his great-granddaughter Lilly.


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VRBANAC, Dragica 'Carol' - Peacefully passed away at West Haldimand General Hospital on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the age of 94. 

Predeceased by her beloved husband John. Cherished mother of Joanne Rickell and her husband Chris. Proud grandmother of Andrew, and Nicholas. 

Carol is predeceased by her brothers Joseph (Barbara), Vilko, and sisters Angela, Ane, and Bare. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and extended family.


SIGETI, Marica - It is with profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of Marica on May 3, 2017 in her 62nd year. 

Beloved wife of Mirko for 41 years.  Loving mother of Andriana, Katherine-Ann and Anita. 

Cherished daughter of Dragica and the late Josip.  Loved sister of Milan (Ana) and Zdanka (Zeljko).  Dear niece of Pavo (Zlata). 


ALFANO, Alfonso (Al)  - Passed away peacefully in his 87th year on May 3, 2017. Loving husband of 50 years to Margaret.

Devoted father to Luigi (Barbara) and John. Beloved grandfather to Tiffany, Justin and Kevin.


Hendry TheodoreHENDRY, Theodore William -  August 5, 1928 - May 3, 2017 

Died peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital.

Ted is survived by wife Judith (Pigott) and brother Allan John Hendry.  Lovingly remembered by children Kelly Arnott, Tony Hendry and Julia Lear.  Predeceased by son Timothy (1977).  Ted is also survived by Judy's children Sarah Pierson,  Martha Bases and Alexandra Pierson. 

Also missing him are his grandchildren Ian and Jessica Arnott  and step-grandchildren Pierson and Carder White,  Lilly and Charlotte Bases and Levi Kaplan.  Fondly remembered by his first wife Geoghan (Greening). 

Ted's career began at Hendry's Family Shoe Store in Hamilton.  He and his brother Allan created a chain of shoe stores  in Hamilton and the surrounding area.  T.W. later expanded into other areas of the fashion and shoe industry. 


SOLLAZZO, Antonietta  - (1933-2017) 

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that our family announces the peaceful passing of Antonietta (Masciale) on May 3, 2017.

Devoted wife to Giuseppe for 62 years. Loving mother to Michele, Antonio (Marina), Rosanna (Mario), Angelo, Enzo (Helen) and Gianni (Cheryl). Cherished nonna to Joey, Daniel, Giulian, Nicholas, Antonietta, Nicole, Michael, Mark, Kayla, Anthony, Alana, Danielle, Leanne, Gianni, Matthew, Lucas  and Marcus (predeceased). Beloved bisnonna to Riley, Giovanni and Lexi.


Saturnino RinaSATURNINO, Rina (Pasqualotto) -  It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Rina Saturnino in her 74th year on May 8, 2017 peacefully at home.

Beloved wife of Pasquale, and devoted mother of Robert (and the late Patrick). Reunited with her dear parents Andrea and Roma (Beraldo) Pasqualotto.

Cherished sister of the late Tullio and Maria Pasqualotto, Elisa (late Marco) Morettin, Ines (late Wes) Fudge, loved sister-in law to Nick (late Maria) Saturnino, and Antonietta (late Mike) Trigiani.

Rina is survived by many nieces and nephews who were blessed by her kindness and warm personality. 


McLaren JohnMcLAREN, (Douglas) John - Jan 28, 1950 – May 7, 2017

After a multitude of medical problems, spanning many years, John met a challenge he couldn’t win, and lost a short battle with cancer in palliative care at the Brantford General Hospital.

He leaves behind his best friend and loving wife of 47 years Candi (nee Goold). He will be greatly missed by his daughter Tracy Crabb (Kenny) and his son Mike McLaren. His adored Granddaughters Brooklyn and Avery Crabb and Emily McLaren will remember their papa fondly.


Thomas PatriciaTHOMAS, Patricia (nee Jones) – It is with great sadness and utter devastation that we announce the sudden passing of our Mother Patricia on May 3, 2017, in a terrible accident while vacationing in Costa Rica.  She was in her 78th year. 

Patricia is survived by her children, Keith (Liz), Kim (Mike), Kelly (John) and Kris (Heidi), her grandchildren, Samantha, Johnny, Jenna, Jesse and Jadyn, her sister Brenda Quinn and sister-in-law Cheryl Jones. 

She will also be greatly missed by many extended family members and friends.


McDONALD, Patricia - At St. Joseph’s Hospital on Tuesday May 2, 2017, Patricia McDonald in her 86th year.

Loving wife of the late Norbert “Knobby”. Loving mother of Charles, Michael(the late Kathy), James(the late Glenda), and John(Geraldine). Loved grandma of Meagan(Brennon), Jennifer, Luke(Steph), Madelyn(James), Michael, Sarah, Emilie, Kallie, Delaney, Cail, Shannon, and Patrick. Cherished great grandma of Cayden and Dax.


 NORMAN, Francis Joseph - Passed away on May 2, 2017 in his 54th year.

Loving husband of Carolynn Leforme.


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SHEPPIT, John - Peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Tuesday May 2, 2017.

Husband of Tania Meadows. Survived by his children Avery Thompson and David Sheppit/Maracle, His father George Sheppit and his wife Patricia and mother Brenda and her husband Pete Holmes, sister Terri and brothers Mitchell & George.

Predeceased by his sister Robin.

Also survived by his nieces Alicia Fancy and Chelsea Sheppit.


KKeay NellieEAY, Nellie - Suddenly at home, in her 90th year, Nellie is reunited with her husband Hamish (Feb. 1, 1930 – March 23, 1998). 

She is predeceased by her parents and many sisters.  Still surviving are her loving brother Bill and sister Olga. 

Nellie leaves behind her children whom she treasured, Debbie, Donna, Diane, Daryl (Genny).  She was an amazing mom and they loved her too. 

Despite Parkinson's and dementia her humour continued and it will be those moments that will be remembered.  Nellie also loved her furry grandchildren, Muffin, Max, and Tango. 

The family would like to convey a special thank you to Hamilton Police Services, Hamilton Fire Department, Paramedic Services and Hamilton General Hospital Staff for their kindness and support. 


Barlow BarbaraBARLOW, Barbara (nee Hudecki) -  Oskee wee wee! One to never give up a fight, and after a lengthy illness that would rival any gridiron battle, Barbara passed into the arms of Jesus from the loving arms of her husband Ross on May 2nd.  She was 74 and married for over 50 years. 

Ross was her best friend, her confidante, caregiver, and truly the love of her life. Barbara was also a remarkable mother and loved by her 7 children: Ross, Trevor, Sean, Kevin, Karen, Leigh Anne, and Matthew.

With open arms she also loved the in-laws: Melanie, Debra, and Brian, as well as the other special people in the family: Joe, Jordan, Teelah, and Sherri. “Grandma B” gave countless hugs to her 14 grandchildren: Mitchell, Jack, Emily, Valerie, Owen, Will, Joshua, Lola Rose, Violet, Isobel, Olivia, Scarlet, Ronan, and baby Alexandra. 


DJORDJEVIC, Suhreta (Sheri) - Passed away suddenly on May 2, 2017, in her 76th year.

Sheri is survived by her daughter Radmila Renee Iliou, and grandchildren Sandra McEachern and family,  and Demetrios Iliou and family.


Johnston MaryJOHNSTON, Mary Josephine - With great sadness and broken hearts, the family announces that Mary Josephine Johnston passed away peacefully at her home, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Born in Hamilton on January 1, 1937. Predeceased by her parents Rose and Joseph Celi.

She will be dearly missed by her husband of 53 years, Keith and her children, Lisa and Derek (Linda) and loved by granddaughter Haley. Mary is survived by siblings Anthony Celi, Carm Kelly and Connie Inrig and will be missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and family.


Daciuk JohnDACIUK, John Harold - (September 25, 1939 - May 2, 2017) - Passed away peacefully in the arms of his dearly beloved and surrounded by family at St. Peter’s Hospital, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in his 78th year.

Beloved husband and lifetime partner of Judith for 54 years. Loved father of Janice Daciuk and Lori Pook (Sean). Proud grandfather of Jesse.

Dear brother of Tony Daciuk and his wife Joan. Predeceased by his brothers Walter Billetski, Pete Daciuk and many beloved friends.

John had a long and successful career as a Chartered Accountant, retiring from his position as Managing Partner at BDO Dunwoody Ward Mallette in Hamilton in 2002. He continued to work for a handful of clients up until a year ago. He was one of the lucky ones who truly enjoyed his profession and his work.


HOLMES, Brian - Passed away on May 2, 2017, after a long illness that he never allowed to slow him down and fought to the end as a man of courage and great integrity. He lived his life with a never-ending passion for travel, hard work and humour.  

Proud and loving father to his son Russell Holmes (Sandra) and daughter Michelle Muys (Steve); beloved to his grandchildren Cierra, Talon, Cecilia and Megan.


WAINWRIGHT, Albert  - February 14, 1925 - May 2, 2017

After a long courageous battle with cancer, Albert passed away peacefully at the Juravinski Hospital.

He leaves behind his loving wife Audrey and a very caring son Scott, his sisters Joan and Lily and families in England.