Peters BerthaPETERS, Bertha Claire - Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Juravinski Hospital on Saturday, May 27, 2017, Bertha Peters in her 83rd year.

Beloved wife of the late Fred Peters (2010). Loving mother of Gail Legato (Ron) and Shelley Peters. Cherished grandmother of Andrea Legato (Paul Eluchok), Jonathan Legato (Tristen), Colin Merkel (Rebecca), Jeff Merkel, Stephen Merkel and great granddaughter Katie Eluchok.

Dear sister of Hazel MacPherson, Mary Johnston, Carol Vernese and the late Marion Cooper, the late Sadie Clark, the late Edith Balderston. Bertha will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.


Davies LindyDAVIES, Lindy (Nee Ramsbottom) Passed away peacefully at the age of 62 after a long fight with many sicknesses on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Hamilton General Hospital. 

She leaves behind her loving and devoted husband Dennis who was by her side when she passed. Loving Mother to Dwayne, Jennifer and Jason. Beloved Mother-In-Law to Lisa, Jammie and Carrie. #1 Loving Nanny to Brent, Chantal , Destani, Abby, Ethan, Faith, Livi and Gavin.

She will be deeply missed by all mentioned and many more.


RICARD, Pauline - Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Pauline Rejeanne Ricard (nee Gagnon) at the age of 87.

Reunited with her beloved husband Tony (2002). Much loved Mom of Gary (Judy), Nancy (Kerry) Rowe and Cindy (John) Balsai. Cherished Memere to Nicole (Shawn), Dennis (Jo-Anne), Tim (Caroline) and Kevin (April). Great-Memere to Robert, Danielle, Ryan, Abby, Kevin, Skylar and Myrissa.


Bovaird LindaBOVAIRD, Linda (nee Adams) - (1942 - 2017) - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on May 26, 2017, in her 75th year.

Linda, beloved wife and best friend to Bobby. Loving mother of Penny (Joe) and Brian.

Linda will be sadly missed by her many brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces and nephews. Her care and compassion for fellow neighbours, friends and family will never be forgotten.


McCARTHY, Sandra (Kuss) - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Brantford General Hospital.

Beloved mom of Debra Frey (Joseph Muise), Tamra Dickson, and Kevin Dickson (Diane Avila). Proud “Nana Vegas” of Eric, Stacy (Terry), Shakura, and Summer. Great-grandmother of Parker, Noah, and Paige.

Survived by her brothers Gerald Kuss (Janet) and Ross Kuss (Sandra). Sandra will also be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family members.


GUTHRO, Florence Irene (nee Smith) - Today is a very sad day for our family. A little after midnight, May 26 our Mom/ Gram/ GG went to sleep for the final time.

It is with great comfort though that she was in her home with her Montreal Canadiens blanket on and peacefully ended her long battle and is now with her loving husband Charles and daughter Linda in Heaven. Her children and their spouses: Phyllis (Richie), Janet (Allan), Joyce (Steve), Charlie (Sandy), and Michele (Steve) were with her through the night.


Pantanella ElenaPANTANELLA, Elena - After a lengthy illness, Elena passed away at Juravinski Hospital on May 26, 2017 at the age of 98.

Predeceased by her loving husband Pietro.

Cherished mother of Marcello (Tina), Mary (Heinz) and Tony (Becky). Beloved grandmother to Daniel, Johnny, Lisa (Larry), Erika, Kevin, Elena, Peter and Karla. She was a loving great-grandmother to 10 great-grandchildren.

A special thank you to the staff at Queen's Garden, where Elena  resided for the last four years and the staff at the Juravinski Hospital for their care and support, especially Dr. Christian Kraeker, for his compassionate care.


Wojcik ElfreidaWOJCIK, Elfrieda Barbara - On May 26, 2017 in her 92nd year, Elfrieda went to join her beloved husband Stanley (1998) and her son Edward (2013).

Cherished mother of Linda (Eberhard) Wanner, Wanda (Ludwig) Ecker of Germany and daughter-in-law Karen.

Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Frank, Petra, David (Lisa), Michael (Francesca), Karla (Chris) Johnson, Eric, and Kevin, and her great-grandchildren Brooke, Alyson, Liam, Sophia, Grayson, Edward Joshua, and Clara Sophie. 


Kotar BrianKOTAR, Brian Nicholas - The family of Brian Kotar sadly announces his passing following a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Brian passed away peacefully on Friday, May 26, 2017 in his 58th year. 

Brian will be forever remembered and loved by his children Taylor, Nicholas and Trevor and their mother Monica.

He will be eternally missed and cherished by his mother Alice Ricci, and his brothers Rick, and Ken.  Predeceased by his brother Gary. 


Boothroyd AlanBOOTHROYD, Alan Denham  B.Sc., M.B.A., P. Eng.  – On May 26, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, Alan passed away peacefully. 

Beloved husband of sixty years to Judith, loving father of Susan Korporaal (Bill), Richard Boothroyd (Diane), and Valerie Powell (Jeff), proud Grandad of Robert, Angela, Samantha, Daniel, Alex, Amanda, Hannah, and Charlie.

Alan was born on November 4, 1933 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England.  He and Judith emigrated to Canada in 1965. They were avid world travellers.


SHEPPARD, Jayson - It is with great sadness that we announce his sudden passing at the Hamilton General Hospital on Friday, May 26, 2017 in his 46th year.

Jayson leaves behind his loving wife Veronica. He was a devoted father to Natasha, Malcolm, Isaac and Emma. Dear son of Robert Sheppard and Paulette Fairman.


MCDOWELL, Hazel - On Thursday, May 25, 2017, Hazel reached out to her good Lord and asked Him to “Take my hand precious Lord and lead me home”.

Hazel was born in Northern Ireland and was in her 96th year.

Married to Tommy (deceased 1994). Loving mother of Jim. 


Turner BobTURNER, Robert Vernon 'Bob' - (July 30, 1944 - May 25, 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Bob Turner, age 72, with family at his side.

Beloved husband of Gillian for 52 years. Loving father of Kim (Sean) and Dale (Tracy). Proud grandfather of Alexandra, Jenna, Kate and Andrew.

Will be sadly missed by sister-in-law Bonnie and brother-in-law Don and all of his family and friends.


Golini Veila GOLINI, Velia - Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, after a short stay at the Juravinski Hospital, Velia passed away on Wednesday May, 24 2017 at the age of 93.

Predeceased by her husband Antonio. Loving mother of Joseph (Shirley) and Rita (Joe) Stokl. Beloved Nonna of Christina (James), Jay (Zoe) and Andrew (Nicole).  Great-nonna to Marlow and Mila.

Survived by her brother Leopoldo and predeceased by her two brothers and two sisters. Velia will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.


PALHAIS, Carminda (nee Rocha) - After a courageous battle, Carminda passed away on May 24, 2017 at St. Peter's Hospital, in her 76th year.

Beloved wife for 52 years to Alberto. Loving mother to Fatima Lima (Joe), Albert Palhais (Maria Lima), Cristina Palhais and Marco Palhais. Devoted grandmother to Terry Lima (Jennifer), Jennifer Lima-Passaretti (Peter), Stephen, Zackary, Lucas and Cristian Lima-Palhais; Joao, Luis and Deniela Oliveira; Eastyn and Lincoln Lima.


Hardy RichardHARDY, Richard Edwin 'Ed' - Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in his 83rd year.

Beloved husband of Norma Elaine Hardy (nee Bondy) for 26 years.

Devoted son of the late Gladys and Albert Hardy. Loving stepfather of Nancy (Stephen) Duff, Carolyn Minshall and Janice (Bruce) Hatton.

Cherished grandpa Ed of Michael, Robin, Bryan, Erica, Bradley and Matthew. Proud great-grandpa of Everett.


Widdup AudreyWIDDUP, Audrey Betty - (May 23, 1925 - May 24, 2017) - Peacefully on May 24th, 2017 at the age of 92 years.

Beloved wife to the late Allan. Loving mother to Angela Richardson (Fred) and Martin (Jan) and step mother to Jane and Tracey. Cherished Nanny to Jamie (Laura), Cindy (Albert), Mark, Tara and Joey and great grandmother to Aiden, Jacob and Christian.

She is survived by her sister Kathleen.


Romkes AnnigjeROMKES, Annigje (nee Kwant) - Taken into the light in the early morning of May 24, 2017 at Wentworth Lodge at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Romkes and mother to Sietze (Brenda), John, Ria (Randy), Chris, Adriana, Allan (Cindy) and Gerald. She will be sadly missed by her cherished grandchildren; Shane, Jim (Ruth), Meghan (Ryan), Kristine, Kevin (Caitlin), A.J., Alaina (Bill), Kyle & Krista (Kurt) and (11) great and (1) great-great grandchildren.

Survived by her beloved brothers, Jan and Egbert Jan of Holland. Predeceased by her sister Lummie and grandson Willie.


Trevisan DanTREVISAN, Danilo Luigi 'Dan' - With deepest sorrow, we announce the passing of Danilo Trevisan on May 24, 2017 at age 71. Dan died peacefully at home surrounded by his family.

He was the loving husband of Mary Ann (nee Mahony), and proud father of Steven (Julie), Lisa (Jeff Simpson), Sean (Rob Stockman) and Julie (Jason Gordon). He was a devoted Nonno to grandchildren Chris and Sarah Trevisan and Emily and Cara Gordon.

He is also survived by his sister, Nellie Belluz-Hall, and a loving extended family of brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Dan was predeceased by his parents, Rosa and Giuseppe Trevisan.

Dan was a committed high school teacher who worked for the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board for over 20 years.


MacKINNON, John Stephen -  Passed away peacefully on May 23, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in his 91st year.

Loving husband of the late Marjorie. Predeceased by his son Leo. He will be missed by his son Steve. Brother of Peggy MacMillan of Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Rapetta Maria 

 RAPETTA, Maria - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the Matriarch of the Rapetta family, Maria Rapetta on May 23rd 2017 in her 98th year.

Predeceased by her husband, Emidio, who she has been longing to be reunited with since his death four years ago. Our father was the love of her life. She always said that she would give her life once for her children but twice for her husband.

Left behind to celebrate her life are her daughters Rosella Quaglia and Joanne Carboni and their husbands Dominic and Giovanni.


McQUEEN, Peter Weylie - It is with heavy hearts that we announce that on May 23, 2017, after a lengthy illness, Peter Weylie passed away peacefully in his 81st year, surrounded by his loving family.

Loving husband of Kathryn. Dear father of Scott and Sue, and Kari and Andrew. Loving and devoted papa to Megan, Nicholas, Taylor and MacKenzie. Survived by his brother Leslie McQueen and his sister Jean Senn.

Predeceased by his brothers Murray and Jack McQueen and sister Margaret Anderson.


Tipler PhyllisTIPLER, Phyllis Beryl (Konkle) - (December 7, 1921 - May 23, 2017) - 

Loving mother to Cora-Anne and mother-in-law to Al Steinbach. Grandmother to Jeff (Ashley) Steinbach, Jeremy Steinbach and Greg Steinbach. Great-grandmother to Curtis and Davin Steinbach. 

Aunt to Earl (Judy) Robinson, Joan (Jim) Cherriere, Carol (Brian) Fossey and Ken (Angie) Robinson. 

Married to Norman Alfred Tipler (2009) for 65 years. 


MARTIN, Larry A. 'PeeWee' - Passed away on May 23, 2017 at age 73.Martin Larry

Beloved husband of the late Leona "Tuffy" Martin.

Devoted father of Larry (Grace) Martin, Lori (John) Persico, Michelle, David and Michael Martin; loving "Papa" of Jennifer, Stephanie, Samantha Martin, Caitlin, Megan, Alexa Persico and Dawit Martin.

Son of the late Garland "Beans" and Eleanor "Lue" Martin; dear brother of Joann (Carl) Maracle, Vicky Martin and the late Gene Martin; also survived by many nieces, nephews, large extended family and countless friends.


LEVINE, Judith  - (1927 - 2017) - 

Judith Levine passed away on May 23, 2017 from complications of a stroke. She was four days shy of her 90th birthday.

She leaves behind her loving husband William Fine Levine, her son Daniel Levine of Los Angeles, her daughter Elyse (Steven) Levine Bernstein of Rockville, Maryland, and four grandchildren: Jamie and Jaclynn Levine, and Jonathan and Maya Bernstein.


MOORE, Beverley (Clare) - Passed away after a brief illness on May 23, 2017 at St. Joseph's Hospital in her 87th year.

Bev was predeceased by loving husbands John Clare (1986) and Jack Moore (1999). She was also predeceased by her precious daughter Suzanne (2011) and stepson Terry Moore (2008).

She is survived by her son Steven Clare (Cathy) and much loved grandchildren Samantha and Jack Clare. She will be fondly remembered by son-in-law Des and also by Karen and Wendy Moore.

Bev retired after many years with the Hamilton Board of Education.