Simon JosephSIMON, Joseph - It is with great sadness that the family of Joseph Simon announces his passing after a courageous battle with cancer on September 30th, 2017 at home surrounded by his family, in his 84th year. 

Beloved husband of Joan (nee Wilson) for 60 years. Loving father to Patricia (Larry) McLeod, the late Paul, Mary, Michael (Teresa) and Jane (Brian) Drehmer. Grandfather to Zachary (Tabitha), Dalton, Connor and Great Grandfather to Dayson and Gryffin.

Sadly missed by sister Helen Stern, sister-in-law Jean Grundy, Mark, Kim and Robin of Texas and his step-grandchildren.  Predeceased by his parents Paul and Kathleen, sisters Irene (Ted) and Margaret and brother Paul. 

Joseph served as a firefighter for 33 years, with the last 12 years as Chief. 


PATTERSON, William 'Bill' - Peacefully at home in his sleep on Friday, September 2017 in his 73rd year. 
Bill has gone to be with the Lord.  

Born to Harold and Dorothy on June 17, 1945. 

Pre-deceased earlier this year by his beloved wife of 45 years Corrie.  Bill will be dearly missed by his son Brad (Stacey), daughters Kelly (Marcel Klema) and Jamie, grandchildren Kylie and Matthew, and by his sister Patricia (Dennis Heathers) and brother Brian (Yvonne).  Brother-in-law of Kees deGraaf and Margaret deGraaf. 


WORRON, William Joseph - Suddenly, after a brief illness, we announce the passing of a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather on Friday, September 29, 2017 in his 88th year.

Beloved husband of the late Marilyn (2012).

Devoted father of Gary (Sharon). He will be missed by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


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ROBLES, Ana - Peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on September 29, 2017. 

Ana will be sadly missed by her 10 children, 22 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.


BLACKWOOD, Wayne Clifford - Suddenly after a brief illness, we announce the passing of a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. September 29, 2017 at Juravinski Hospital.

Beloved husband of Betty Blackwood. Father to Mark Blackwood (Debbie), Linda Murphy (Kevin). Grandfather to Justin Murphy, and Stephanie Murphy and Kylie Blackwood. Brother to Faye Cameron (Ricky).


Vanderlaan GezinaVANDERLAAN, Gezina Gerritdina (Siny/Cindy) (nee Gerrits) - October 4, 1937 - September 29, 2017

Now cradled in the arms of her faithful Saviour, Jesus Christ, our beloved Mom and Oma was freed from her 'earthly tent' and taken to her eternal home on September 29, 2017, just 5 days shy of her 80th birthday.

Predeceased by her dear husband, our Dad and Opa, Douwe (1999).

A dear mom to 6 children and their spouses, Yolanda Vanderlaan and Bob Sorensen, Hettie and Rob Verduyn, Denise and Len Vander Lugt, Henry and Wendi Vanderlaan, Duane and Andrea VanderLaan, Scott and Teresa Vanderlaan.


Stefani WinnifredSTEFANI, Winnifred Ann - It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Winnifred at St. Joseph's Hospital, on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the age of 78.

Beloved wife and best friend of Paride "Perry". Loving mom of Michael (Rose), Lori (Darryll), and Patricia (Colin). Proud nana of Darryll Jr., Jennifer, Christina, Colton, Chloe, and Ewan. Second mother to Rosa (Tim) and nana as well to Aaron, and Ivy.

Winnifred is now reunited with her parents Alfred and Flowella along with her brother Bill. Dear sister-in-law of Columba, Giulia (Marco), Antoniettia (Franco), Rina, Agnese, Ernesto (Anna), Leonilda, and Colleen. Survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins in Italy, Belgium and Canada.


Fortunato StefanoFORTUNATO, Stefano - Born in Sammichele di Bari, Italy on January 29, 1936 and died September 28, 2017 at his home in Stoney Creek.

With deep sadness and much gratitude for all that he brought to our lives Stefano Fortunato's family announces his peaceful passing surrounded by his loving family from a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Beloved and cherished husband of 52 years to Margherita (nee Bellacosa). Loving father and inspiration to his daughters Maria, Kelly (Ella) and Anna.

Will be dearly missed by sister Domenica Marazia (late Antonio), brother Giovanni and sister-in-law Lina Fortunato.


Downer MarionDOWNER, Sister Marion Teresa (Immaculata) - (1926 - 2017) -

The Sisters of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada, (Hamilton) are saddened to announce the death of Sister Marion Downer at St. Joseph’s Residence Hamilton, Ontario on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in her 60th year as a Sister of St. Joseph.

She was the daughter of the late Gilbert Downer and Ita Tobin. She was predeceased by her brother Paul and her sister Jeanette. She will be remembered by cousins in Peterborough and the United States and the members of her religious family, the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Sister was born and raised in Peterborough and came to Hamilton to teach. It was here that she answered the call to enter religious life. Sister Marion was a dedicated teacher and a gifted musician and possessed a wry sense of humour. She taught in the Hamilton area and she shared her musical gift as a private music teacher and a church organist.


Moore IdaMOORE, Ida - Peacefully on September 28, 2017 at Juravinski Hospital in her 99th year.

Predeceased by her husband Hugh. Loving mother of Gary (Pat), Howard "Bud" (the late Bonnie) and Donna (William) Erben.

Beloved grandmother of Troy, Corey, Rachelle (Bryce), Katie (Brad), Shayna and Brock (Samantha). Dear great-grandmother of 9 and soon to be 10 and great-great grandmother of 3.


Schaus HaroldSCHAUS, Harold Raymond - Entered into rest peacefully at his home in Selkirk, on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in his 94th year.

Beloved husband to Edna for 72 years. Loving father of Ken (Deanna), Terri Kyle (Larry) and Harold Jr. (Phil). Predeceased by his son Alan and survived by his daughter-in-law Lynn.

Dear grandfather of 11 and great grandfather to 22 and great, great grandfather of one.

Harold served with Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada in the European theater during WWII.


Cummins AngelaCUMMINS, Angela (Angie)  - lived an ordinary life in an extraordinary way.  She was truly a joyous individual, loved to laugh and loved her little jokes.  In her last few moments, it seemed as if she might pass while it was still dark, but she waited to take her final breaths at sunrise.  It was very appropriate since she always lived in the light that as she left this world, the sun was out.

She is joining her husband Denis of 60 years who passed away in 2015.  She is survived by her four children, Marie MacDonald(Dan), Eileen, Maureen and Jim (Sara) and 7 grandchildren, Brian (Adrienne), Mike Pietras (Sam), Steve (Alexandra), Liam, Rowan, Justin and Caitlin as well as 3 great grandchildren, Ainsley, Misia and Samwise.


HOLJEVAC, Ivan "John" - passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in his 81st year.

Beloved husband of Katarina for 57 years. Loving father of Barbara (John) Buretic and Anthony (Marianne) Holjevac. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Anton, Jacquelina and Jesse. Survived by brother Luka (Kata) Holjevac, sisters Katica Petaci, Mande and Nane Lisac and their families.


Borrelli JoeBORRELLI, Giuseppe 'Joe' - It is with heavy hearts the family announces the unexpected passing of Giuseppe on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Hamilton General Hospital in his 85th year.

Beloved husband of Palmina (nee Benincasa) for 60 years. Loving father of Mike, Mario (Annie) and Mikey (Melissa). Greatest nonno in the world of Daniel, Lauren and Matthew.

Cherished brother of Luigi (late Francesca) and Vincenza Manarino. Brother-in-law of Nadia Mauro (Vincenzo), Eva Galli (late Angelo) and Vanda Grano (Enzo) Predeceased by his siblings Rosa Guadagnolo (Michele), Domenico (survived by Emma), Eugenio (Elena), Francesco (Rosina) and Giovanni (Maria).


Brohman PatrickBROHMAN, Patrick - (January 4, 1938 - September 27, 2017) - Peacefully, surrounded by family on September 27, 2017 at the Hamilton General Hospital in his 80th year.

Loving Husband to Patricia for 26 years. Proud Father of Chris (Virginia), Mike (Wendy), Dan (Rosa), Veronica (Augy), David (Anna), Rachelle (Tim) and Step-Father to Deborah (Kevin) Nevin, and the late Trevor (Jill).

Proud Grandpa of 20 Grandchildren and 1 Great-Grandson.

Dear Brother of the late Edward and Jean, Jim (the late Betty), the late Roy (Eileen), Joe (the late Joyce), Vince (the late Ivy), George (Deanna), the late Bryant and Nan, Gerry (the late Cathy), Frank (Karen), Rita Little (the late Bruce), the late Joyce Bradley (Vern), Irene Forbes (Barry), and the late Robert.


MacPherson KathleenMacPHERSON, Kathleen 'Kay' Grace - On September 27th, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Loving mother to Rick and his wife Darlene.

Cherished Nana to Amy (Brian), Sarah (Jon), Adam (Lara), Hayley and Beth (Paul). "Gran-Nan" to Abby, Ben, Brittany, Cassidy, Avery, Paige, Viktor, Julia, Joseph, Angela, Chloe, Emma and Liam.


Colao VittorinoCOLAO, Vittorino - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Victor on September 27, 2017 in his 82nd year.

Beloved husband to Maria Rosa for 52 years.

Loving father to Andrew and his wife Marg and proud Nonno to Aaron.


Ayres LucyAYRES, Lucy Margaret (nee Forse) - (January 23, 1916 - September 27, 2017) - It is with hearts of gratitude that we announce the passing of Lucy Ayres at 101 years of age.

Lucy died at peace, with family by her side, ready for her next chapter. She smiled for all around her until the very end.

She was predeceased by her husband David, her son Brian, her daughter-in-law Janet and her sisters Myrth, Beryl and Edna. Her son Richard, granddaughters Shelley (Craig) and Kristen (Quinton) and great grandchildren, Mabel, Mia, Griffin and Kali will carry on her grace and kindness, as will so many friends and extended family she touched.


Bristo DickBRISTO, Richard 'Dick' - (1939 - 2017) - A hero on earth, an angel in heaven - Richard "Dick" Bristo passed peacefully on September 27th, 2017 at Steadman Hospice in Brantford, Ontario.

He was an amazing son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He was a quiet man who never needed much, his family meant everything to him. He was the second oldest of 8 brothers, and he kept the family together, he was the foundation of the family.

He started later in life than most, marrying at 55. He became a Husband, Father, and Grandfather in 1991.


OLUND, Marilyn - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 85 years of age with family at her side. 

Predeceased by her husband Carl Helmer (1985), friend/partner John Taylor (2001). Loving mother and best friend to Kathy (Kevin) and Sue (Doug). Grandmother, great-grandmother, stepmother, friend.


SMITH, Russell Wayne - August 3, 1938 - September 27, 2017

Peacefully passed away at Iroquois Lodge, Ohsweken. 

Beloved husband of Charlotte (Sault) Smith, and the late Helen (Cook) Smith.   Loving father of Loy Hamilton, Lori & John Monture Jr., Melvin & Trudy Smith, Gwen & Victor Beaver, and the late Wade Smith.  Loving stepfather of Sharon, and Brad Hill.  Dear grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. 


FRONTAIN, Carolyn Jeanette - Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family on September 26, 2017 in her 86th year.

Predeceased by her husband Gerald. Loving mother of Paulette Janus and Greg (Cathy). Cherished grandmother of Michelle (Rene), Christopher, Nicole (Ryan) and Marc and great-grandmother of Ariel and Jordyn.


STEWART, Victor Frederick - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vic on September 26, 2017 at the age of 76.

Beloved husband of Sandy (nee Barker) for 56 years. Loving father of Pam Veitch (David), Lance (Marguerite), Vic Jr. & Greg (Darlene). Survived by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dear brother of Doreen Thompson (the late Fred), Marion Rumbles (the late Jake), Vicky Belanger (Rick), and the late Don (Colette). Sadly missed by nieces, nephews, family and friends at Grand Oakes Park.

Cremation has taken place. Private family interment.



Laczko PitroskaLACZKO, Piroska - It is with great sadness that the family of Piroska Laczko announces her passing on September 26th, 2017, in her 76th year. 

Piroska was born in Hungary in 1941 and was married to her beloved husband Vencel in 1960.  In 1973, they left Hungary with their two children in search of a better life and moved to Austria.  Later that year, they moved to Canada which became their home. 

Piroska's passion in life was her family, cooking, gardening and just making sure her family was looked after. 

She is predeceased by her husband Vencel (2006).  She will be sadly missed by her children Ava (Blair) and Vencel (Tracy), her grandchildren, Andrea (Pat), Cassandra (Tom), Katrina, Thomas (Olivia), and Mihaly.  She is survived in Hungary by her sisters Manci and Ilona as well as many nieces and nephews. 


Yardy DarleneYARDY, Darlene Mary Ann - Peacefully at the John Noble Home on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in her 79th year, Darlene Yardy, beloved wife of James “Jim” Yardy.

Loving mother of Jim (Denise Kitchen) Yardy Jr., Jeff (Sheila Biro) Yardy and the late Scott Yardy (2009). Dear mother-in-law of Brenda Robson.

Predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law Allen (Mary)Waitschies. Much loved grandmother of Andrew, Ryan, Alexander, Olivia and Rachel.


Koshowski MarieKOSHOWSKI, Marie Darlene -  After a courageous battle with cancer. Marie passed away on September 26th 2017 in Hamilton Ontario.

Predeceased by her loving parents Jack and Rose. Predeceased by siblings Jack Jr., Ken, Doreen, Terry, niece Kimberly and nephew Edward.

Survived by siblings Deborah And Doug. Marie will be missed by very special nieces and nephews Michael, Michelle, John, Tony, Chris, Andrew, Rodney, Yvonne, Laura, Connie, Jim, Billy and Gary. Cherished by 9 Great nieces, 14 nephews along with 2 great great nieces and 2 great great nephews.