MULLIGAN, Lois Irene - Lois, known to family and friends as simply Aunt Lois, passed away peacefully at Brantford General Hospital on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in her 90th year.
Strong in the face of adversity, she will forever be in our hearts.
Aunt Lois is predeceased by her brothers Harold (Bea), Roy (Mildred) and Jack (Helen); sisters Helen Barnard (Harold) and Ruth Gamble (Percy); nieces Pam Misener, Lucy Mulligan and Linaa McMillan and nephews Jeff Mulligan and Glen McMillan.
TRAVERS, Herbert “Bud” Norwood- It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our much loved husband, father grandfather and great-grandfather.
Bud passed on March 14th, 2017 at St. Peter’s Hospital (Maplewood Avenue) in his 89th year.
Best friend and love of his life Jean for 67½ years. Predeceased by daughter Susan (2005) Tony. Loved by son Jon (Elaine).
Bampa to David. Step-grandfather to Aimee Dunham (Chris) and Leigh Ann Slack. Loved great grandpa Bud to Logan, Alijah, Makaila, and Caleb.
WACHNUK, Peter - After a long life well lived at the age of 94, Peter has entered into eternal rest and has joined his devoted wife Elsie (2013) and his loving daughter Debbie (2000), on March 14, 2017.
Peter was also predeceased by his parents Sandy and Polly Wachnuk and his ten siblings.
Survived by his daughter Diannia and her husband Tony Shepherd. Grandpa will be missed by grandsons Mark (Gail) Dennis, Mike Dennis and Randy Dennis. He was great-grandpa to Allie, Katie, Mitch, Brandon and Megan.
As sad as the family is to see this day come, we know that he is at peace. Peter was always so independent and these past few years were difficult as his body started to fail and he was aware of all those things he couldn't do any longer.
COOPER, James Henry - Passed away peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in his 74th year.
Beloved husband of Sharon Cooper. Cherished father of Sherri Cooper, Shelly Cherrington and her husband Shawn, and Shannon Parks and her husband Sean.
Loving grandfather of Matthew Parks, Harley Cherrington, and Macey Cherrington. Predeceased by his brother George Cooper.
James will be dearly missed by his nieces Becky and Marcy, extended family and friends.
He retired from Stelco after 36 years of service and was a member of the Steelworkers Union Local 1005.
DORION OELKUCH, Betty Hughes - Peacefully surrounded by her family on March 14, 2017 at the age of 75.
Loving wife of Al for 40 years. Cherished mother of Blaine (Linda), Ernie (Laurie), Randy, Ralph, (Ang), Robbin (Amy) and Suzanne (Nick). Devoted grandma to 13 and 7 great grandchildren.
Caring sister of Nora, Nancy, George jr. and Mona. Predeceased by Lydia, Pat and grandson Luke.
Betty will also be missed by many other family and friends.
PICKETT, Frederick Edward - Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre, Brantford on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in his 86th year, Frederick Pickett, beloved husband of the late Carole Pickett.
Loving father of Kathleen (Bob) Hockin, Fred (Lynn) Pickett, Betty (Paul) Seewald.
LEWIS, Kenneth R. - With great sadness, we announce the passing of Ken Lewis. Ken passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Juravinski Hospital on Tuesday March 14, 2017 in his 71st year.
Beloved husband of Carolyn (nee Hicken) for 51 years.
Loving father to Kelly (Garnet) Tina (Chris) and Chuck (Jody). Cherished grandfather to Hope-Ann, Nolan, Abby, Ava, Emily and Evan.
Ken will be deeply missed by many siblings, nieces, nephews and close family friends.
MELVILLE, Ian - Of Hamilton, died tragically in his 46th year as the result of an accident on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
Loving father of Amber, David, Nicole and Kayla. Special friend of Sitha.
Dear brother of Paul (Michelle) and Alex (Cindy). Predeceased by his parents, William and Catherine Melville.
Ian was a proud member of the Dofasco Pipe Band.
POYTON, Margaret Rose - It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family announces the passing of Margaret Rose Poyton on Tuesday March 14, 2017.
Margaret passed away suddenly at home. Loving wife to Clifford Poyton and loving mother.
WATSON, Glenn - Passed away at his beloved home on Bay Lake in Bancroft, Ontario on March 14, 2017 lovingly held by his daughter Brenda.
Glenn was born on February 9, 1933 (on the coldest night of the winter) on his family’s 100 acre farm at Wellman’s Corners in Rawdon Township (Hastings County) to George and Sarah Ann (Brownson). He was the third of their four boys (Lorne, Jim and Craig) and he also joined three older half sisters (Bernie, Ollie and Vera).
At Teachers College in Peterborough in 1951, Glenn met Marilyn Parks and they married in 1957. They were happily married for 52 years until Marilyn’s death in 2009. Together they raised two children - Lynn who died in 1982 at the age of 24, and Brenda (who was blessed to spend the last 15 months of her Dad’s life with him on Bay Lake). Glenn was “Boppy” to two granddaughters, Nicole and Ryen, that he adored and took great pride in.
CAMPBELL, Marjory - Peacefully at Riverview Terrace, Brantford on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in her 78th year.
Marjory was the beloved wife of the late James Campbell and she was the daughter of the late Albert and Mary Thomson.
Marjory was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Canada with her husband James in 1974.
COURCHESNE, Pauline (née Labrie) - April 10, 1945 - March 14, 2017.
Pauline passed away suddenly of a massive heart attack, March 14, 2017 in her 71st orbit around the sun.
Born in Ramore , Ontario, April 10, 1945, she is predeceased by her first born son, Guy and her parents Ludger Labrie and Berthe Giroux.
She is survived by her husband, Renaud, her daughter Liette Fadden (Dave), her son Roger (Kirstyn), her grandchildren, Riley, Skyla-Rae, Soleil, her four step-grandchildren, Nathanyl, Sawyer, Bronwyn and Sinclair. She will be deeply missed by her 4 year old great granddaughter, Josie Fadden, by her brother Chris Labrie (Carole), her sisters Joyanne Andrews (Garry), Claudette Paul, Suzanne Labrie and her many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
GENERY, Michael - Peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Hamilton General Hospital on Monday, March 13, 2017. Mike Genery of Thorold, formerly of Haldimand County, in his 67th year.
Beloved father of Michael Nathaniel (Carrie Morrell), Rebecca (Ted Lanouette), Rachel (Tony Lehmann), Rhonda (Chad O'Hara) and Lori (Jeff Hunsinger). Loving grandfather of 12 grandchildren.
CALLIGAN, Rose Caroline - Passed away peacefully at the Juravinski Hospital, on Monday, March 13, 2017, in her 90th year.
Beloved wife of the late Robert for 65 years. Loving mother of Lynne (Rick Beith), Mark (Wendy), Terry (Val) and predeceased by Nancy. Cherished grandmother of Matthew (Tanya), Aaron (Jaime), Dane, Shelby, Kyle, Zachary, Emily, Také and great-grandchildren Evelynn, James, Isabella, William and Sofie.
HANDS, George - It is with deep sadness the family announces George's passing at Grace Villa Nursing Home on Monday, March 13, 2017 in his 82nd year.
Predeceased by his wife Jean and step-daughter Susan.
Loving father of Patricia (Len), Michele (Gil), Susanne (Al) and Lorraine (Jody). He will be fondly remembered by his many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
FRIIS, Margrethe - quietly passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Hamilton General Hospital at the age of 79.
She will be very deeply missed by Tage, her husband of 58 years; her two daughters Mary Anna Ostrander and Catherine Friis and she will join her pre-ceased youngest daughter Karen Lynn Friis; her son-in-law Bill Ostrander; and her cherished grandchildren Stephen, Michael and Jamie Ostrander.
She will also be sadly missed by her sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and numerous friends of all ages.
DYSON, Helen Agnes - Peacefully on March 13, 2017 in her 99th year, Helen went home to be with her Lord and Saviour.
She will be dearly missed by her children Janet (John), Nancy (David) and Carson, as well as her grandchildren Brent (Adrienne), Erin, Dean (Sarah), Joan (Don), Scott (Connie) and Christopher (Kelly), and her seven great-grandchildren Morgan, Makenna, Lucas, Dalton, Seth, Alexander and Katrina.
Predeceased by her husband George E. Dyson (2000) and brothers Arthur, Ferdinand and Harvey Revell.
Helen was a life-long member of West Flamboro Presbyterian Church. She was also a volunteer at McMaster Hospital for 36 years and received the Governor General Award for her dedication.
COSTELLO, William Edward John – With his loving wife by his side at home on Monday, March 13, 2017 in his 87th year.
Beloved husband of Dorothy for over 66 years. Loving father of Billy (Lynda), Dennis (Betty), predeceased by his son Jerry (survived by wife Lori), and Kim MacNeil (John). Much loved Papa to Chris, Brandon (Ruth), Matthew and Jeffrey Bird, Caitlin and Gemma.
COLBURNE, Joanne Lillian - Passed away peacefully on March 13, 2017 at the age of 59 with family by her side.
Beloved wife to Everett for 39 years. Momio to Aaron & Logan, Jarrod & Tracey.
Joanne will be remembered for her magnetic personality, positive outlook and loving nature.
RILEY, John Arthur - Entered into rest, peacefully on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Anson Place, Hagersville, in his 90th year.
Beloved husband to Mary Jane (nee Bartlett) for 15 years. Predeceased by his first wife, Joyce (nee Jackson) and his son Barry.
Loving father to Cindy and dear grand father of Ryan. Great grand father of Shelby, Brayden and Aaron. Step-father to Barb Gee (Dick), Jim Phibbs (Barb), Nancy Harju (Sandy), Karl Phibbs (Marion) and Darlene Johnson (Cam). Step-grandfather of eleven and step-great grandfather to 19. Predeceased by step-children Steve and Troy.
LINDSAY, Robert Gregory (Greg) - Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in his 53rd year.
Beloved husband of Carla (nee Towns), loving son of Robert and Wendy Lindsay, cherished brother of Jayne Hexamer (Derrick), and caring uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Greg will be lovingly missed by many other members of his extended family and dear friends.
Greg was the proud owner of OK Tire St. George for the past 30 years, respected by employees, customers and business associates.
LEWIS, Elsie Mildred - After recently celebrating her 100th birthday, Elsie went to be with her Lord and Saviour, on Sunday, March 12, 2017.
Beloved wife of the late Alfred Lewis (1998). Loving mother of David and his wife Janie, Raymond and his wife Cynthia, Lorraine and her husband Mark Bebbington and Ross and his wife Anne.
GREBENKO, Lessia - On Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at Juravinski Hospital surrounded by her friends and family at the age of 46.
Lessia will be remembered by her companion Andrew Kosiorowski, as well as, by Greg, Matt, Anita, Michelle, Betty, Maira, and many other family, friends, and co-workers.
ZUREK, Antoni 'Toni' - The colourful life of Antoni Zurek, born in Olesznica, Poland on March 12, 1929 faded out on March 11, 2017 just entering his 88th year.
Beloved husband of Judy (Jadwiga Boleslawa), Toni will be joining her in the stars as well as his brothers (Louie & Jan) and sister (Bronia).
Sending him on his new journey are his daughters, Rose Presutti (Vince), Anny Fyreagle and Barb Zurek and his devoted grandchildren, Stephen, Christine and Celeste, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews in Canada, Poland and beyond.
SULLIVAN, Muriel Louise - (1927 - 2017) - Peacefully at home on Saturday, March 11, 2017.
Muriel Sullivan, beloved wife of the late John (Jack) Sullivan.
Cherished mom of Louise (Neil) Roberts, Peter (Aida), and Mary. Loved Nanny of Chris Roberts (Ashley Duxbury), Julie (Mathew) Clark, Laura Sullivan (Derek Gowland), Mark (Jessica), and Alana Sullivan (Brad Karelson), and great Grandmother of Meghan, Kaitlyn, Carter, and Clayton.
Will be sadly missed by her sister in law, Jeanne Sullivan, and by many nieces and nephews.
NOBEL, Tryntje - (February 23, 1927 – March 11, 2017) -
Schiedam, The Netherlands – Brampton, Ontario.
“For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.”
At the Lord’s appointed time He has taken into glory His child, Tryntje (Truus) Nobel (nee Sonneveld). Predeceased by her husband Cornelis Nobel in 1996.