Novak LoraineNOVAK, Loraine Ruth (nee Saunders) - (May 22, 1957 - March 31, 2017) - With much sadness, we announce the passing of our much-loved mother, sister and aunt Loraine, after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 59.

Beloved mother of Russell. Dear sister of Ellen Olechowski, Jane (Dave) Grainger, and Craig (Lynne) Saunders.

Loving aunt of Camille and Katie Olechowski, Matthew and Michael Grainger, Jaime and Samantha Saunders. Will be missed by close friend Bob Gibbon.


CHURCHILL, Yvonne Rose - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Rose at St. Joseph's Hospital on March 31, 2017 in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of Albert for 58 years. Loving mother of Albert, Richard, Dennis, Yvonne and Christopher. Cherished grandma of Christina, Tyler, Emily and great-grandma of Myles and Rowan.

Dear sister of Barbara Williamson. Predeceased by brothers Gordon and Lorne and sister Diane.


WEIR, Wendy Violet (nee Tweedle) - Entered into rest on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton in her 64th year.

Loving mother to Carrie Weir. Dear grand mother of Jackson and Dalton.

Much loved daughter to Violet (Bobbie) and the late Raymond Tweedle. Sister of Judy, Russell (Louise), Richard (Cathy), Peggy and Maryann (Robert). Wendy will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews.


Rickus ZoseRICKUS, Zose - Peacefully at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Oakville, on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of the late Juozas (Joe).  Loving mother of John (Aida) and Vaida Hick (Steve).   Mimi (grandmother) of Krystal (Mat), Alex (Jessica), Tomas (Kristyn), Justin and Kristina (Graham). 

Sister-in-law of Mary Vizgirda, Janina Vizgirda and Alina Zilvytis.

A special thank you to the staff at Lakeshore Place Retirement Residence, Northridge LTC Centre and Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. 


Barnard DonnaBARNARD, Sarah Donelda 'Donna' (nee Hudie) – (December 7, 1924 – March 30, 2017) - After a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Donna peacefully passed away at Regina Gardens at the age of 92.

Predeceased by loving husband Frank (2015), she is survived by son, Ian (Shana) and daughter, Peggy (Michael).  Grandmother to Robert (Kristin) and Christopher (Shawna).

Also survived by her sister Mary Cameron of London, Ont, nephew Dr. David Cameron (Jill) and niece Brenda Cameron-Locke (Tim).


Prince VeraPRINCE, Elvira Ann (Vera) (nee Angelini) - Comfortably at home and surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 30, 2017, in her 88th year.

Predeceased by her husband Albert (1993), Mom will be deeply missed by her daughters Sandra Emery (Lee) and Cathy Prince (George Reid) and her son Bob (Sherry) Prince.

Adored Grandma of Jon (Nora), Lauren (Nick), Kalvin (Jill), Alicia, Devan (Kaleigh), Carlene and Sam. Much loved Nona to Liza, Gwyn, Chloe and Sloane. Grandma Vera to Kennedy, Brandyn, Pressley and Jaryn.


Mejia BlancaMEJIA, Blanca Soledad Cortez - Peacefully at Juravinski Hospital on March 30, 2017 at the age of 62.

Loving mother of Victor and Paul and their Victor Sr.

Dear sister of Liliana, Martha, Dolores, Rocio, Marco, Nora and Jose.

Sadly missed by many family, friends and Cortez Families.


Newman FredNEWMAN, Frederick Charles - Passed away surrounded by his loving family at the Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 in his 72nd year.

Beloved husband of Muriel Newman (nee Eastman) for over 52 years. Loving father of Tanya.

Devoted grandfather of Nicole (Luke), Bree Pearce, Lacey (Tyler Mt. Pleasant), Jordan (Mariah), Alicia Jackson, and Shelby Jackson, and 3 great-grandchildren Hailey, Cali, and Grayson.


Mitchell DavidMITCHELL, David - (April 17, 1935 - March 30, 2017) - Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved husband of his loving and caring wife Doreen Mitchell (nee Turton). Dear father (dad) of John, Gord, Loretta and Tara and loving father-in-law to Angela, Patty, Rob, Chuck, and Marie.

A proud Papa who was passionate about his Grandchildren, Adam, Jessica, Brittany, Nicole, Mia, Nevaeh, Ashley, Austin, Bradley, Jonathan, and was able to see the birth and enjoy the first months of his Great Grand daughter Clarity.


Whitfield VernaWHITFIELD, Verna June (nee Brookson) - Surrounded by family, Verna passed away in the early morning hours on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

She was a cherished member of her family, and will be remembered for her beautiful handcrafts including quilting and stained glass art.

Verna is the eldest daughter of Sid and Anne Brookson, and is survived by her daughters Cathryn (Rick), Donna (Michael), and Patricia (Doug), her son David (Liz), her grandchildren Sean, Brooke (Ben), Alyson (Luke), Brittany, Erin, Weston (Sariah), Emily, Meaghan and Reg, and was a much loved GG to Neve, Pearl, Connor and Leah.


Mercurio VirginiaMERCURIO, Virginia Therese - Passed away peacefully at John Noble Home on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Virginia was in her 91st year.

Virginia was predeceased by her brothers and sisters and her best friend Mary Higgins.

She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews; Mary Jo Phillips (Bill), Janice Cowan, Steven Pell (Joan), Eddie Pell (Pat) of Ohio, U.S.A.  Also, missed by Michael Mercurio, Gina Ulinski, Jennifer Anderson (Tom), Cathy McInnes (Ken) and Karen Banks of Sarnia, Ontario.

Virginia enjoyed her life and her teaching years at Brantford Collegiate in Brantford and in Sarnia at St. Patricia's.


WAKIMOTO, Ayako - Passed away on March 29, 2017 at the Hamilton General Hospital, 20 days shy of her 90th birthday.

Predeceased by her husband Ichiro for 57 years. Loving mother of Kenneth and his wife Maria and Gerald. Proud grandma of Jonathan (Jenn), Kristina (Adam), Lucas and 4 great grandchildren.

Dearly missed by her siblings Emi Minemoto, Judy Fukushima, Jim Tsujita, Jack Tsujita and their families.


LANGENBERG, Anna - Our dear mother passed away on Wednesday March 29, 2017 at 94 years of age at Macassa Lodge.

Gone to be reunited with her husband of nearly 70 years, Peter.

Predeceased by her parents Antoon and Hendrica Verheyen and 11 brothers and sisters in the Netherlands and daughter Rianne of Waterloo, Ontario.

Mother of Willie (Fred Cowley), Tony (Barbara Lee), Peter (Gloria), and son-in-law Steve Lachine. She will be remembered always by her 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.


Onufer AnnaONUFER, Anna Josephine - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anna Onufer on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of the late John Onufer (2010).

Cherished mother of Anna (Pierre-Yves Trudel), Mary Kathleen (Wayne Gemmell), John Jr., Peter (Heather Coote), and Dennis (Cheryl Durnez). Loved grandmother of seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Donna Borland-Jackson, and Edward Guocbal.


Clark LanceCLARK, Lance - Into the arms of Jesus, Lance peacefully passed away at home with his family on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the age of 53.

Very loving husband to Tracy of 15 years and best friend for 25 years. Dear father of Cassidy and Evan. Lance is survived by his sister Adrienne (Dave) Newell and brother Steve (Christine).

Very dear son of the late Yvonne and Stanley Clark. Lance was a cherished son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle who will be fondly remembered.


Barnes HelenBARNES, Helen (DeRosa) - (September 15, 1924 – March 29, 2017) - Helen passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, at Stedman Community Hospice in Brantford.

She was born in North Bay, the 6th of 12 children to Gladys and Samuel DeRosa. She moved to the Hamilton area as a young girl where she remained her entire life. She graduated from Westdale Secondary School in 1941. She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper in various businesses including her family's own construction firm, but soon realized her true talents as a seamstress and drapery maker which she continued well into her eighties.

She met and married her dear husband of 44 years Alfred Barnes who predeceased her in 1992.


Heinbecker MargaretHEINBECKER, Margaret Eileen (nee Rea) - It is with heavy hearts the family of Eileen Heinbecker announces her passing on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in her 85th year.

She leaves behind her husband and best friend of 64 wonderful years, William (Bill). Loving mother to Randy and his wife Nikie. Greatly missed by her precious grandchildren Erin and Owen. Sister-in-law to Mina, Vic and Shirley, Shirley and Don.

Predeceased by her parents David and Eunice Rea, her sister Bernice Peterson, her son Rickie and her grandson William.


Brown ArthurBROWN, Arthur William – A long-time Dundas resident, passed away March 29, 2017 in his 95th year with his family by his side.  He is survived by sons Timothy (Karen) and Philip, younger brother Garnet and many nephews and nieces. 

Arthur was predeceased by his wife Helen, parents George and Anna, and nephews Peter and Mike. Born in Haileybury Ontario, Arthur was a survivor of the Great Fire of 1922.

His mother stood in the cold waters of Lake Timiskaming holding baby Arthur as the town burned down.  As a boy, his family moved to Kirkland Lake during the 1930’s gold boom, and in his later years he would share stories of the town’s gold mines and the colourful gold rush characters. 


Giles KimberleeGILES, Kimberlee Marie - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at home on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in her 49th year.

Loving wife of Steve Waterland. Beloved mother of Cynthia Waterland and her husband Steve Grinton, Natasha Waterland and her husband Scott Walton. Loving grandmother of Steven Grinton, Zoe Grinton and Ashton Walton.

Caring sister of 4 siblings. She is survived by her mother Judith and her husband Harvey Mason and also survived by her step-mother Nancy Giles. Predeceased by her father Charles Giles (2012).


Cicero PatriciaCICERO, Patricia (nee Morrell) - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Patricia Cicero (née Morrell) on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

Patricia, born on March 6, 1927 in Port Dover, was the loving wife of the late Jimmy (1995).

Beloved mom of Maria Cicero and Cal Haddad, Darlene and Frank Martignago and Angelo Cicero. Cherished grandma of Stephanie, Daniel and Robyn.


Brasch AnnelineBRASCH, Anneline 'Oma' - Passed away on March 28, 2017 at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, in her 97th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband, Friedrich “Fritz” Brasch and her loving daughter, Ursula Vander Pol, “Uschi”. Mother-in-law to Larry Vander Pol.

Much loved Oma to Michael (Julie), Monica (Mark), Great Oma to Katrina and Madelaine Nicholson. Survived by nephew Dietmar Ochs and niece Inge Pape in Germany.


Van Driel FrederikaVan DRIEL, Frederika Maria - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother Frederika Maria Van Driel on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Brantford General Hospital in her 84th year.

She is survived by her daughters Yolanda DeCouto, Beatrix (Trish) Cook, Sylvia Penners, and Frederieka Van Driel Jr. Frey will be greatly missed by her nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Loving sister to Rene Moraal and Beatrix Veldboom.


Van Bradt MelodyVan BRADT, Melody Ann (Onyschuk) - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Melody Ann Van Bradt, after a courageous battle with cancer, with her family by her side on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Stedman Community Hospice at the age of 56 years.

Beloved wife and best friend of 35 years to Gary. Loving and caring mom of Kyle (Jennifer) and Amanda. Proud grandma of Christian.

Melody will also be missed by her mother Mary Duke, her sister Linda Watson, sisters-in-law Brenda Archer, Bonnie Stigter (Aris), Katie Van Bradt, Linda LaCourse (Paul), brother-in-law Larry Van Bradt (Lana), and many extended family and friends.

Predeceased by her father Dmitro (Mac) Onyschuk, her step-father John Duke and her brothers-in-law Paul Archer and Donald Van Bradt.


Edwards BudEDWARDS, Howard David "Bud"- Passed away peacefully at Hardy Terrace Nursing Home on Tuesday, March 28. 2017 in his 96th year.

Beloved husband of the late Evelyn (1991) and Margaret "Maggie".

Loving father of David Edwards and his wife Donna (formerly of Midland, Ontario), the late Wayne Edwards and Nancy Edwards. Caring grandfather of grandsons Jeff (Lesley), Kyle, Richard, Jeffrey and grand-daughter Michelle. Great-grandfather of 5 great-grandchildren.


Sams LanceSAMS, Lance Humes - Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital, Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday March 28, 2017 in his 85th year.

Beloved husband of Marlene. Dear father of Marc (Amanda), Brad (Misuk), Lisa (Chris ) Miller, and Dianna Brownell. Caring grandfather of Dakota, Ruby, Anthony, Chris and great grandfather to Emma, Brianna and Samuel.

Lance graduated with a master's degree in ED from Ohio University and a master's degree in Social Work from Western Reserve University in Ohio. He was Director of Services at Brantford children's aid and six nations in Ohsweken from 1968-1985. In 1986 he accepted a position as Director of Lutheran services in Florida. A few years later he became Director of Hospice in Palm Harbor, Florida.


Watson DorothyWATSON, Dorothy Clare (née Newdick) - (1918 - 2017)Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario.

Beloved wife of the late Michael Watson for 71 years.

Loving mother of Jennifer Watson and Penny Watson.  Dear sister of Evelyn Bradley (late Malcolm) and the late Margaret Guyer (late Charles) and Mary Todd (late Douglas).

Clare was born in Great Walsingham, England, and attended St. Felix School, near Southwold, and St. Ursula Institute, Mechelen, Belgium. She earned a teacher’s certificate from The Froebel Educational Institute in 1940, well known in England for the teaching of young children.