LeBlanc AnnetteLeBLANC, Annette Marie - (1936 - 2018) - Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at her side on March 10, 2018.

Predeceased by her late husband Yvon. Loving mother to Suzanne (Tom Pagett), Giselle, Lucy Fullerton, Armand (Kris), Raymond (Lisa), Rene (Susanne) and Pierre (Veronica).

Nanny to Krysta, Erin, Scott, Nicholas, Jake, Spencer, Myles, Kyle, Mitchell and Taylor She is survived by sisters Gilberte Pigeon and Berthe Dumais.

Caldwell RosaCALDWELL, Rosa - (August 30, 1933 - March 10, 2018) - Passed away peacefully, early Saturday morning at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Loving mother to Tim and his wife Recheva. Cherished Lola to Sophia, Rosa "Cassie", Mars and Russel.

Rosa was a loving and dedicated wife to the late Charles and caring sister to Lorenzo and Anita of Virginia. Predeceased by siblings Victor, Marcellino, Florencia, Eugenio and Juliana.

Gronlund HenryGRONLUND, Henry - Peacefully passed away on March 10, 2018 at Arbour Creek Long Term Care in his 89th year.

Husband and soul mate of Edna for 67 years. Sister of Helen Astrand (Sven). Beloved father of Mark (Debbie), Lynn Travis (Larry), Paul (the late Angie Novakovic).

Cherished grandfather of Laura (Jovan), Kevin, Brett and Paige. Great-grandfather of Julian.

Wood FrancesWOOD, Frances Mildred 'Frankie' (Foster) - Passed away peacefully on March 10, 2018, in her 95th  year.

Adored wife of late William Willan Wood (1988). Loving Mother of Bob (Cathy), Mary and Leslie. Loving Grandma of Heather Rodriguez (Leo). Dear Great Grandma of Ethan, Addison and Layla.

Predeceased by her Parents Dr. Robert and Leah Foster (nee Webster) of Renfrew, Ontario.

Bill and Frankie met while they were teaching in Orillia. Later on she taught Latin, English and French at East Elgin (Aylmer), Providence College (Brantford), and Paris District H.S.

Mackenzie MillieMACKENZIE, Millie - Peacefully on Saturday, March 10, 2018 with family by her side, our loving, gentle Mum passed away.

Born July 27, 1921, in London, England, Millie was the youngest of six children. During the war, Millie met and married her Argyll, John “Mac” MacKenzie (predeceased 1990).

She came to Canada in 1946 as a war bride. Mum is survived by her three children Ian (Emily), Margaret and Carolyn.

Steele BobSTEELE, Robert 'Bob' - It is with great sadness that the family of Robert “Bob” Sir” Steele announces his passing, on Friday, March 9, 2018, at the age of 70 years.

The son of the late David and Amy Steele, Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn and his children, Veronica Lynn (Geoff) and Gail (Dan).

Bob will also be fondly remembered by his two grandchildren, Clara and Kenzie, by his sister, Nancy (Vic) Brodhagen, and brother David (Carol) Steele.

Whidden CharlesWHIDDEN, Charles Byers - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Charles Byers Whidden, after battling cancer, on March 9, 2018, at the Hamilton General Hospital.

Predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Sadie Whidden.

Beloved husband of Luda for nearly 52 years. Cherished father of Alana, Naomi (Gabe), Nichole (Brian) and Jason (Brandy).

Fontaine BelthazarFONTAINE, Belthazar J. - Passed away peacefully on March 9, 2018 at his home at the age of 77.

Loving husband of Marcella for 49 years. Loving father of Franklin Joseph and his wife Rachael, and Marsha Fontaine. Loving Papa of Kerwin, Nikessa, Ryckardo, and Kaileez.

Loving brother of Ralph, Leo, the late Sedon, and the late Antonia. Loving uncle of Judith (Agid), Ferdinia, Francis, Magdaline, Sylma, Marilyn, Daniel, Gabriel and many nieces, nephews, family and friends at home and overseas.

BURT, Frank William - Peacefully at Brierwood Gardens Friday March 9, 2018, in his 96th year.

Predeceased by his wife of 66 years Freda Mary Burt (2011), daughter Janice Wallingford, and brother Raymond.

Frank was a longtime photographer at The Expositor (1967/87) and also worked at newspapers in his hometown Timmons and in Woodstock. He also worked in TV news.

Bagen AlbertBAGEN, Albert - (1930 - 2018) - Passed away peacefully on March 9, 2018 at St. Peters at Chedoke after ten years in their care.

He is survived by Bertha, his loving wife of 64 years with whom he built a life and family away from their home in Holland.

Albert leaves behind his children who with their spouses were the centre of his life. Margorie and KC Lim, Sharon and Ian Mathers, John Bagen and Celine La Croix.

Dickson MarthaDICKSON, Martha - (1932 - 2018) - Peacefully, with family be her side on March 9, 2018 in her 86th year.

Predeceased by her husband Norman (1971). Loving mother to Norm (Barb), Dianne Clark (Vinnie) and Ken.

Cherished "Dranny" to Ashley (Matthew), Ryan (Alex), Jennifer (Jeremy) and Scott and great grandmother to Dayne, Annika, Isla and Millisle. She is survived by her sister Mary.

Murdock VerlaMURDOCK, Verla - Peacefully at home with her family by her side on March 9, 2018 at the age of 88 years.

Beloved wife of the late Carl Murdock.  Cherished mother of David, Elaine (David Lennox), Stephen, and Maureen (Paul Bennett).  Loving step grandmother to Christine, Julie and special little sister Hilena.

She is survived by her brothers Don (Barb), Greg (Bunny), sisters-in-law Doreen, Margaret (Mel) and many nieces, nephews and good friends. Predeceased by brothers Roger (Marilyn) and Larry.

Royle RyanROYLE, Ryan William - Passed away surrounded by his family on March 8, 2018 at the Juravinski Hospital at the age of 33.

Loving husband of Katie and his beloved French Bulldog, Henri. Treasured son of the late Bill and Linda Royle. Devoted brother of Corey(Jess Cobian). Honourary son of Maureen Garner (Bill Bray).

Cherished grandson of Dick and Lois Royle and Mary Garner and the late Leslie. He will be greatly missed by his best friend, Jurek Smolen and many family, friends, and co-workers. A special thank you to Adam Jefferess for all his support.

Ryan was honoured and incredibly proud to be a Constable for the Hamilton Police Service.

CHAISSON, Michael 'Moose' - Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in his 56th year.

Survived by his wife Joanna (nee Magnini). Proud and loving father to his daughters Julia and Jenevieve. Michael is predeceased by his mother Marilyn Chaisson and will be missed by his father Willard Chaisson.

Cherished brother to Richard (Jody), and Shelley Chemerys (Steven). Michael will also be missed by many more extended family members and friends.

Furii RomoloFURII, Romolo - (1953 - 2018) - With great sadness and heartbreak we announce the passing of Romolo on March 8th, 2018.

He leaves behind his loving wife Paula, his sons Michael (Yvonne), Andrew (Julia), and his precious grandchildren Samantha and Adriano.

Romolo is survived by his siblings Armando (Irma), Antonetta (Nicola), Ginetta (Alessandro), sisters in law Carmela and Mary Trimboli (Domenic), father in law Domenico Portolesi, and many nieces and nephews in Hamilton and Italy.

He was predeceased by his parents Marino and Domenica, mother in law Teresa Portolesi, and brothers Giovanni (Rosina), Biagio (Lucia), and Francesco.

Zabolotney EuniceZABOLOTNEY, Eunice - Eunice Zabolotney, passed away peacefully in her 92nd year on March 8th, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late Michael Zabolotney. Loving mother of Robert and his wife Judy. Cherished grandmother of Justin (Alicia), Rebecca (Aaron) and Melissa (Chris). Great-grandmother of Logan, Nathan, Liam and predeceased by great grandson Riley.

She will be dearly missed by her sister Deanna and her sister-in-law Helen.

RIDER, Mavis Shelagh (nee Stevens) - (December 2, 1929 – March 8, 2018) -

It is with much sadness we announce the passing of Mavis on March 8, 2018 after an agonizing fight with cancer. 

Beloved wife of the late Dennis (predeceased 2007), Mom to Shelley (Lance) and Jason (Sylvia). Grandy to Alex (Erin), Tamara (Zach), Morgan (Hannah), Brittanie (Phil), and Tyler (Julie). Great-Grandy to Rylan and Madeline.

Merrill HelenMERRILL, Helen - Passed away peacefully in her 98th year at the Stedman Community Hospice on March 8th, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.

Beloved wife of the late Harold. Loving mother of Bill (Judy) and Rick (Susan).

Cherished nanny to her five grandchildren Linda (Dave), Terry (Marie) Tracy, Krista and the late Dean. Great nanny to her 10 beautiful grandchildren.

Hanham PatHANHAM, Patricia Gail (nee Harper) - It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our Mom, daughter, sister, and dear friend Patricia Gail Hanham.

Pat died peacefully in her home on the waterfront in Hamilton, Ontario on March 8, 2018.

Pat was predeceased by her husband James Hanham, but leaves behind her daughter & family Susan & Rod Prendergast (son Markus), son & family Steven & Courtney Hanham (daughter Calley), her Mom, Doris Harper, her sisters Carol (Ivan), and Brenda (Bruce), brother James Harper (Louise) and her dear friends and in-laws Robert and Lynn Hanham and Doug & Brenda Hanham.

Knegt LeoKNEGT, Lourens 'Leo' - Suddenly, on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Shalom Manor, Grimsby, in the Lord’s timing, Leo was called home to glory in his 82nd year.

Beloved husband of Millie for 58 years. Father of Ed and Greta, Elaine and Henry Togeretz, Sandra and Wayne VanVeen, Marie Mildred†, Warren and Stephanie, Carolyn and Andy Bouwman, David†, Andrew and Teresa, Ben and Amanda, and Leslie and Brian Hofsink.

Grandfather of 45 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Devenney KateDEVENNEY, Kate 'Kitty' (Bailey) - Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, March 8, 2018.  Kate (nee Bailey), formerly of Burford, in her 98th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Ernest Devenney (1999). Loving mother of Michael & Suzanne and Maureen & Louis Martin.  Kate was the last remaining of three brothers and two sisters. She married in England in 1945, coming to Canada as a war bride in 1946.

Clark BarbaraCLARK, Barbara (Burpee) - Gone to be with the Lord, peacefully at St Mary’s General Hospital on Thursday, March 8, 2018.  Barbara (nee Burpee), of Burford, in her 91st year. 

Beloved wife of the late Cecil Earl Clark (2005). Dear mother of; Lloyd (Rebecca) Clark, of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Gloria (Duarte) Picanco, of Burford, Roger (Candy) Clark, of Burford, Angela (Gary) Smith, of Brantford.  Loving grandmother of Katrina, Jackie, Danielle, Kathleen, Caileigh, Shaelyn, Nicola.  Also survived by her sisters Joyce and Marjorie. 

Barbara will be sadly missed by her friends and family here and in New Brunswick.

Castaldi UmbertoCASTALDI, Umberto “Bob” - Peacefully surrounded by his family on March 7, 2018 at the Hamilton General Hospital, Umberto Castaldi passed away in his 87th year. 

Beloved husband for 54 years to Maria (nee Tornari).  Loving father of Daniela Castaldi (Dino Minichini), and Walter Castaldi (Emelia).  Dear nonno of Valentino, Chanel, Alyzee, Alexa, and Sabrina. 

Dear brother of Giovanni Castaldi (Federica), Maria Sellari (Anthony), and Anna DePaulis.  Dear brother-in-law of Giuseppina Tornari.  Survived by several nieces and nephews in Canada, USA, and Italy.

Rogerson MargaretROGERSON, Margaret Mary (nee Mckenna) -  Our strong, determined, loving mother, grandmother, and Harold's Island girl peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 7th , 2018, at the age of 86.

Sixty-two years ago, Harold and Margaret tied the knot, shortly after came, Mike, Janice, Margie (Richard), Marlene (Greg), and Anne Marie (Steve). The arrival of Margaret and Harold's grandchildren, David, Tracey, Mitchell,  Paige, Darby, and Eric, brought a new-found sense of love and happiness to our family. We thank you mom and dad for the countless hours spent guiding and loving our children. 

Troietto ElioTROIETTO, Elio - Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in his 91st year.

Loving husband of Maria for 63 years. Cherished father of the late Dino (Carol) and Anna Castaldi (Sal). Beloved grandfather to Jennifer, Nicole, Adam, Zachary and great-grandfather to Lucas.

Predeceased by parents Desiderio and Italia and brother Lino.

Viau ClaireVIAU, Claire Monique (nee Chartier) - Passed away peacefully at her home, on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in her 59th year.

Beloved friend of Cliff. Loved daughter of Edouard Lorenzo Chartier and Reine Chartier (nee Barube).

She is survived by her daughter Penny (Andrew Leeder) Ryan, her grandchildren Daniel Ryan Astley, Stephanie Leeder, and Bryanna Leeder, and her brothers and sisters Réal Gagnon (Claire Lavoie) of Campbell River (British Columbia), Yolande (Chartier) Laplante (Raymond) of Val d’Or (Sullivan) (Québec), Guy Chartier (Patricia) of South River (Ontario) and Claire (Chartier) Viau of Brantford (Ontario).