KRAMER, June Louise (nee Heimbecker) - Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Brantford General Hospital on Monday, December 11th 2017 in her 88th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Robert Kramer (2000).  Loving mother of Karen (Bill) Harrison, and the late Paul (1994).  Devoted grandmother of Jennifer (Adam) Schieman, Steven Harrison, and her great-grandson Ayden.  She is survived by her sister Gloria Seegmiller. 


GILLESPIE, Marlene Louise - Peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospital with her family by her side on Monday, December 11, 2017, in her 71st year.

Beloved wife of the late Norman Gillespie.  Loving mother of Kim Cino (Sam), Shawn Colling, and step-mother to Sara Carroll (Stephen).  Loving Nana of Erica, Rachel, Jacob and Sammy. 


GODWALDT, Harm - Passed away peacefully, at St. Peter’s Hospital, on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the age of 69.

Beloved husband for 48 years and best friend for 49 years to Lynne.

Devoted father of Melanie, Cheryl Eadie (Joe), Melissa (Malik). Cherished grandfather of Mat, Victoria, Tyler, Beth, Lola, Payton, Lyric, Mason and also his great-grandchildren. Harm is survived by 4 siblings, predeceased by his parents and 5 siblings. He will be greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends.


Di Loreto ElenaDI LORETO, Elena Carmina - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our mother Elena Carmina Di Loreto in her 82nd year, has now been reunited in Heaven with her beloved Angelo, husband of 56 years.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children Enzo (Christine), Luigi (Paula) and Teresa (Mike Countryman). She adored her granddaughters: Deanna, Jennie, Ellie, Meghan, Tessa, Michaela, Isabella, Danielle and her great-granddaughters Meara and Ava Mae.


Dorey FrancesDOREY, Frances Elizabeth - Peacefully on December 10, 2017 in her 81st year.

Beloved wife to the late Clarence "Hunk". Loving mother to Lynne Arnott (Joe) and Karen Travale (Rob). Cherished Grandma to Michael (Janice), Melissa, Jessica and Matt and GG to Mikalaya, Tyler and Aidan. Dear sister to Marge (Charlie), Leo (Betty), Art (Brenda), Bernedette (Gerry) and the late Charles.


Nutley NormaNUTLEY, Norma Marie - Passed away peacefully in the early morning of Sunday, December 10, 2017 in her 84th year, surrounded by her family.

She had recently celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary in September with her loving husband and best friend Larry and family.

Norma dedicated her life to raising her family, giving her heart and soul to the joyful work, in providing unconditional love, care, nurturing, guidance, encouragement and inspiration to her four children. Norma enjoyed many years volunteering at Macassa Lodge.


RENNIE, Aaron - Hey you, whered ya get that?..get what?..that stupid look on your face. Anyone who knew Aaron knew he was a joker. He was the guy that could always put a smile on your face no matter what.

It is with extreme sorrow that we  announce his tragic passing at the young age of 28.


Alfano ElizabethALFANO, Elizabeth " Margaret"(nee Graham) - Peacefully on December 9, 2017 at the age of 78 we lost our devoted mother.

She will be greatly missed by her sons Luigi (Barbara) and John. Beloved grandmother to Tiffany, Justin and Kevin. Predeceased by her husband Alfonso, parents John and Bessie. Loving sister to Marina and Jimmy Riley and sister in law to Lil Martinello (Frank). Fondly remembered by cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.


EMBERLEY, Doreen Ruth (Corcoran) - With family by her side, Doreen passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord at The Village of Wentworth Heights on Saturday, December 9, 2017, in her 82nd year. 

Beloved wife of 53 years of the late David. Loving mother of Keith, David (Heather), Clifford (Debbie), Patricia (Herb Hildebrandt), Lorraine (Barb Payment), Kathy Emberley-Wilton, Joyce (Darko Bujan) and Debbie. Cherished grandmother  of 13 beautiful grandchildren and blessed with 11 great-grandchildren.


LINDEBOOM, Janna (Janet) - Peacefully, on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the age of 92,  the Lord called home unto Himself.

Loving wife of the late John Lindeboom. Dear mother of Ed (Thelma), Janet (Frank), John (Wilma), George (Joanne). She will be missed by her 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.


HASTINGS, Melvin Donald - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara Falls General Hospital on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in his 86th year. 

Beloved husband of the late Doris (1996). Cherished father of David (Chris) , Scott (Brenda), Sharon (Peter) Vanderheyden. He will be missed by his six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Brother of Margaret (Richard) Knights from Moose Jaw and Ralph (Valerie) Hastings from Brantford.


Karlash FredrikKARLASH, Fredrik Peter - Unexpectedly passed away at home with his wife at his side on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the age of 70. 

Beloved husband of 51 years to Carol.  Devoted father to Sherri.  Survived by his sister Evelyn Kopyl.  Loving godfather of Jay and Ron Stewart. 

Fred was a longtime employee at Dofasco, retiring after 47 years of service.  He will be sadly missed by many friends. 


ALLEN, Florence Honora (Matthews) - Peacefully at the John Noble Home on Friday December 8 2017.  Florence H. Allen in her 105th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Tom Allen (1974).  Loving mother to Tom and his wife Fran and Lynn and her husband Gord Eyers.    Loved grandmother to Theresa and Terry Young, Dan and Naveeda Eyers, Jennifer McLaughlin, Melissa and Carl Males.  Great grandmother to 9 great grandchildren.  

Dear sister of Donald Matthews, Shirley Pettigrew and Barbara Rutherford. 


DANIELS, Arthur “Art” - Peacefully went home to be with his Lord, surrounded by family, at Parkview Meadows Christian Retirement Village, Townsend, on Friday, December 8, 2017, in his 92nd year.

Beloved husband and best friend of the late Betty (Smith).  Loving father of Carol and David Fesuk, Doug and Jan and Elaine and Dave Anderson. Lovingly remembered by his 9 grandchildren and their spouses along with 19 great-grandchildren and 1 expected great-grandchild.


HENDERSON, Jessie Margaret - Passed away peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the young age of 95.

Predeceased by her beloved husband John V. Henderson (2000). Loving mother of John B. Henderson and his wife Terry. Proud grandmother of Erin (husband Jason Young), Lindsey (husband Geoff Sherlock) and Christopher. Great-grandmother of Carson Stanley Young.


Hunski HelgaHUNSKI, Helga - Passed away at Willowgrove Nursing Home on December 8, 2017. 

Loving wife of the late Tomo Hunski.  Dear mother of Robert (Patricia) and Dan (Katarina).  Grandmother of Daniel, Heidi (Goran), Jamie, Justin, and great grandchildren Linea, and Adrian. 

Sister of Ursula from Germany. 


Savaria MarieSAVARIA (Leclerc), Marie  - Passed away suddenly on Friday December 8, 2017 at the age of 62.

Loving daughter of Kathleen and the late Emile Leclerc. Beloved mother of Kelly (Pokonzie) and Jason Henderson. Cherished Nana to Liam, Cael and Bailie.

Dear sister of Kathy (Rob) McMullen and loving aunt to Alyson (Jesse) and Eric and special cousin of Linda Ward.


Di Mattia CarlottaDi MATTIA, Carlotta - (December 12, 1920 - December 7, 2017) - Died peacefully on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton at the age of 96 years.

Beloved wife of the late Domenico (2004). Loving mother of Pina Vitucci (Roberto) and the late Gina (1967). Cherished Nonna of Carla Sutthery (James), Cristina Ragonetti (Domenic) and Claudia Walton (Ed) and Bis Nonna of Erica, Isabella, Mackenzie, Anthony, Ava, Joshua and Eric.

Carlotta will be sadly missed by her brother and sister, nephews and nieces all of Italy.

Fawcett Shirley 

FAWCETT, Shirley Leone - It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Shirley on December 7, 2017.

Predeceased by the love of her life, her beloved husband Donald (July 2009), infant son Albert and her sister Muriel.


NELSON, Catherine - Peacefully on December 7, 2017 in her 89th year.

Beloved wife to the late Harold. Loving mother to Ron, Gord (Darla), Karen and Sharlene (Mike). Grandmother to Trish, Tara, Stephen, Shilo, Kyla, Elijah, Marlo, Caleb and Jacob. Dear sister to Michael (Barb), Joseph (Ann) and the late Mary.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, December 11th at 10 a.m. at Mt. Hamilton Cemetery. A celebration of her life will take place at Elliott Heights Baptist Church, 1300 Fennell Ave. E. on Tuesday, December 12th at 11 a.m.



BALLANTYNE, Harry Douglas “Doug” - Passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the age of 71.

Beloved husband of Carolyn for 51 years. Devoted father of Kathy Hardcastle (Lee), Patty McCready (Shawn) and Brian (Theresa). Cherished grandfather of Kristy, Danielle (Andrew), Dylan and Derek. He was expecting his first great-grandchild in March, 2018.


Petri ErhardtPETRI, Erhardt - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Erhardt Petri on December 7, 2017 in his 82nd year. 

He passed away peacefully at home after a short illness.  Beloved husband of Ilse Petri, loved father of Sylvia (Greg) Dunk, Christine (George) Gondosch and Richard Petri.  Much loved Opa to Tyler and Anita Dunk and Holly and Adam Fischer.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations to St. John's Lutheran Church in Hamilton or Cancer Assistance Program of Hamilton be considered.


Tartaro TracyTARTARO, Tracy - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tracy, peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital, on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the age of 43.

Beloved wife and best friend of Steve. Cherished and proud mom of Nadia, Joey, and Daniella. Loving daughter of Brenda. Tracy is survived by her brother Ricky Heath and Amanda Heath.

She will always be loved by her mother-in-law Eugenia Tartaro, and sister-in-law Giovanna Anger and her husband Kevin. Tracy will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family in Italy and Canada and many friends.


Porcelli VictorPORCELLI, Victor - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Victor on December 7, 2017 at the age of 76. 

Beloved partner of Mary Miya and predeceased by his wife Judy.  Loving father of Tina Bucci (Ray) and Tracy Porcelli (Nathaniel).  Loving step-father of Sara Vanderstoep (Robert).  Cherished grampa of Jessica (Samuel), Rebecca (Georgie), Brandon, Tepairu, Kassidy, Caleb and Matthew.  Great-grampa of Maya Annabelle. 


McCONNELL, James Alex - Passed away at St. Peter's Hospital on Thursday December 7, 2017 in his 84th year. 

Jim is survived by Lil, his wife of 35 years.  He was predeceased by his 1st wife Isobel, his brother Ralph and beloved grand-daughter Nicole.  He leaves behind daughters Gail Paling and Lori McConnell, sons Tom (Noreen), Steve (Annie), Jimmy, and Robert (Nicole), and step-sons Dale Cassavetes (Kim) and Dan Cassavetes. 

Grandfather of Brandon (Michelle), Michael (Keturah), Cristene, Kelsey, Tommy, Lauren, Kevin, Race, EverLee and great grandchildren Isabella, Maddox, Cole, and Summer.  He also leaves behind sister-in-law Pat McConnell and her family. 


MacPherson MalcolmMacPHERSON, Malcolm Leith -  Born in Valleyfield, PEI May 14, 1948 and lived in Hamilton, Ontario til Dec 7, 2017

It is my time to say goodbye and will see you again. I am no Frank Sinatra but I did it my way! God gave me to my family and my pets til the age of 69. Family is our reason and being, I was fortunate to be surrounded and loved by all.