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 JamesBOAM, 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 LeslieGIARDINO, 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 StephenRIGBY, 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 HowardCRANSTON, 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.


Burgess Brooke

BURGESS, Brooke  - Suddenly on Saturday March 4, 2017 at the age of 23.

Beloved daughter of Tammy Burgess and Pierre Authier. Dear sister of Johnathon and Jessica. Much loved granddaughter of Dorothy and the late John Burgess and Pierrette and Marcel Authier.

Will be sadly missed by her extended family and many friends.


Baker Allan BAKER, Allan - Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Lifecare on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at the age of 85 years. 

Beloved husband of the late Mary Baker (2011) for 63 years.  Loving father of Kathryn Poirier (Brian), Michael (Catherine) Baker, Barb (Gord) Ryerse and MaryAnne (Nelson) DaCosta.  Proud grandfather of Chris Poirier (Becky), Kerin (James) McVey, Dan Baker (Keia), Chris (Lisa) Baker, Josh DaCosta, Danielle DaCosta and Dylan Ryerse.  Cherished great-grandfather of Tyla, Tessa, Sofia, Fox, Marley, Dayna, Ireland and Jax. 

Dear brother of Loreen (the late Bob) Janes, the late Mary Jane (the late Don) Shepherd, the late Mavis (Jim) Allan and Anne (the late Sam) Minns.  He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. 

Allan joined MAAC in 1949, and was a life long member, #354. 


CORNER Christine -  Passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at the Brantford General Hospital.

She will be sadly missed by her daughters Lori (Shayne) and Michelle (Tom). Forever remembered by her sister-in-law Norma and brother-in-law Billy.


MAHY, Cameron James “Cam” - With heavy hearts, we announce Cam’s  unexpected  passing on March 3rd, with his family by his side. 

He leaves behind his loving wife Robin Mahy (Nee Bryson), father to Julie Sharpe (Dave) and Kerri Evershed (Adam), Grandfather to William Sharpe. Brother to Mary Tompkins (Miles) and Son to James and the late Jean Mahy. Will also be missed by brother-in-law Scott Bryson. 

STREMBLE, Martin 'Marty' - With deep sorrow we announce the passing of Marty.

Best friend and soulmate of Pat McClung for 45 years. Dearest brother to Eileen Spafford (Robert) and MaryLou Archer (Travis). Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Stepfather to Dan Wootton (Melanie), Darlene Waldbroel (Karl), Jackie Nattress (Ric), Pam Fowler (Don), and Donna Cretella (Tony).  Pop will be sadly missed by 7 grandchildren: Justin & Kristi Nattress, Dylan & Kyle Waldbroel, Kayla Fowler, Christian & Eric Cretella, and one great-grandchild Zarillious Thunder Nattress.


Little MaryLITTLE, Mary McIntosh - May was a fine Christian woman who celebrated her 100th birthday on February 21st and peacefully passed away, surrounded by family, March 3.

May was born in Portobello, Scotland and moved to Canada as a young girl growing up in Toronto with her brothers Charlie and Tom and sister Fay.

May met the love of her life Jack Little (John A.) in Toronto and they made Hamilton their home where they raised their family, daughter Maureen Bacic (Davor), son Ken (Wanda) and son Doug (Brenda).

May inspired and will be greatly missed by all of her grandchildren Richard, Rebecca and Malcom, Vanessa and Erik, Andrea, Jenna and Daina. She will also be sadly missed by her many great grandchildren.


McLean MarthaMcLEAN, Martha Pearl - Passed away peacefully to be with her Lord at the age of 88 on March 3, 2017.

Missed by her daughters Linda (Jack) Shields, Nancy (Tony) McMahon and Patricia (Mark) Jones. Survived by her sister Audrey Freeman and brother Don (Vi) Tebble. Predeceased by brothers Jack and Jim Tebble.

Remembered by 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at Grace Villa for their loving and compassionate care of her.


Bringleson FredBRINGLESON, Fred 'Bing' - Peacefully passed into everlasting life on March 3, 2017 at the notable age of 90.

Bing is predeceased by his parents Clifford and Marjorie, sister Kathy and brother Bro. Clifford Bringleson, C.R., of the Congregation of the Resurrection.

Left to mourn are his wife Laura (nee Holland) of 47 years, sons Gary (Marlene), Peter and  Father Paul Bringleson of the Archdiocese of Keewatin - The Pas.

One of Bing's many enjoyments was being in the presence of his 3 grandchildren, Yolanda (John DelCo), Chauntell (Joe Mamone) and Shawn (Krista) and 6 great-grandchildren, Hayden, Elisha, Dylan, Payton, Alyssa and Arionna.


Stephan VaskenSTEPHAN, Vasken Edward - Peacefully, in his 90th year, Eddy joined his beloved wife Grace (2007) on March 2, 2017. 

Loving father of Ollie (Diane) and grandfather of Blake. 

He is predeceased by his parents Sam and Lucy as well as his brothers Art and Lenny.  Missed by Madge and family, Lena and Marlene, Gord and Christopher (Kaela). 

A special thank-you to Fred Mattioli for his lifelong friendship.  Family would also like to thank Maureen (David), Mathew (Jen), Andrew (Brielle) and Winston (Deandra) for their years of support and love.


Baldasaro JoyceBALDASARO, Joyce -  Passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family at Juravinski Hospital on March 2, 2017 in her 88th year.

Joyce is survived by her devoted husband and friend of 67 years, Eugene. She will be greatly missed by her children Barry (Mary), Brian, Beverly (Nick) and Barbara (Hugh). Joyce was the loving grandmother of Tomas, Marco, Domini, Megan, Anthony, Reanne, Mariah, Matthew and  Philip. She will be missed by her many relatives and friends.

Joyce was a very active member of her church. She loved bowling, curling, swimming, lawn bowling, card games, and travelling with her family. She enjoyed the company of friends and family, and a good joke. In the end, knitting became a real passion for her.


CLARK, Marjorie Elizabeth - Passed away peacefully at Brierwood Gardens on March 1, 2017 in her 96th year. 

Predeceased by her beloved husband Allan Beverly Clark in 1999. 


Smith CecileSMITH, Cecille Marie Ann (nee Montpetit) - Peacefully, on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke, in her 100th year. 

Predeceased by her beloved husband, Clifford. Loving mother to Shirley. Also survived by her siblings, Beatrice, Louise and Charles, as well as her sister-in-law, Muriel Smith.

A special thank you to the caring staff of St. Peter’s.


Green SheldonGREEN, Sheldon Birse - Peacefully, in his 92nd year on March 1st, 2017, while in the loving care of Mildred, his wife of 63 years at his home.

Much loved father of Carolyn Reitsma (Art), Robert (Sandra) and Marilyn Turingia (Tim). Loving grandfather of Sophie and Anne-Marie Lapierre - Green.

Predeceased by his parents Sheldon and May of Perth-Andover New Brunswick and sister Mary-Louise Perley and survived by nieces and nephews.

Bus was employed at Dofasco Steel as an accountant before retirement.


WAITE, Robert "Bob" - Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, in his 70th year. 

Beloved father of Brandon (Rona) Waite and Kristen (Nathan) Spiers. Much loved grandfather of Jenna, Tyler, Braelyn, Cole and Maggie. 


YAKIWCHUK, Tom Walter - Passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the age of 43.

Loving father to Taylor and Matthew, and will also be missed by their mother Kelly Yakiwchuk.


RUSSELL, Donald Keith - Born December 2, 1926 passed peacefully, in the company of family, on March 1, 2017 at 90 years of age.

Affectionately known by family as "Opie", Don was a warm and charismatic gentleman who touched the lives of everyone who knew him.

He was predeceased by his treasured wife Barbara (nee Thomson), son Robert Scott, brothers Jack and Bruce. His daughter, Dianne Russell (Paul Haalboom) and grandchildren Collin (Cait), Brad, Adam (Rachael) and Bethany (Tim) and great-grandchildren, Madaleine, Charlotte and Alex were a big source of happiness for Don and Barb along with many nieces and nephews.