Rosatone AntoniaROSATONE, Antonia - Peacefully at Hamilton General Hospital on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 in her 90th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Donato.

Cherished mother of Anna and the late Erdere Bartolomeo and the late Francesca and the late Daniele Varrasso. Predeceased by her parents Eufrasia and Francesco, and siblings Elena, Sabatino and Paolo.

Precious Nonna of Riccardo, Antonio, Daniela, Amanda and Billy, and bisnonna of Lily and Baby Daniele.


Lawrence DorothyLAWRENCE, Dorothy - (March 29, 1940 - March 11, 2017) - 

The love story of 63 years came to a remarkable end on Saturday, March 11th, 2017.

Dorothy (nee McMaster) Lawrence, best friend and soul mate to James Lawrence married 55 years.

The story began as Prom Queen marrying Professional Baseball Player. The legacy of a loving family continued with Danny & Terre, and Julie Ann & Cameron followed by grandchildren (Mitchell, Macgregor, Mattie, Emerson, Cooper, Brodan, Sawyer, Megan and Coleman).

Dorothy was a lover of life who was most content when with her “Jimbo."


ROSE, Leonard - It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Leonard Rose, in his 88th year, at the Brantford General Hospital on Saturday, March 11th, 2017. 

Beloved husband of Barbara for 65 years.  Blessed with children Victor, Elizabeth Hurdman and her husband  Jeffrey, and Julie Termeer and her husband Barrie. 


Malin AnkaMALIN, Anka - Passed away peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the age of 69.

Predeceased by her beloved husband of 49 years Ivan. Cherished mother of Mario, Mary, Michelle and Michael. 

Proud grandmother of Parker, Nikolas, Quinney, and Andrew. She will be dearly missed by her sisters Marija and Agatha, her extended family members, friends, and neighbours.


Berendt RoseBERENDT, Rose Annice (Prawica) - Peacefully at home on Friday, March 10, 2017, Rose Berendt in her 81st year.

Beloved wife of 57 years to Walter. Loving mother of Katherine (Gary Osoich), Chris (Kathleen Irish), and Julie (Ted Chuckmala). Loved Nana of Taylor, Connor, Liam, Ayden, Abigail, Gwendolyn, Dean, and Ava. Survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents, Hilda and John Prawica, and by her sister Mary Langford.

Rose worked for the Wentworth County Board of Education for over 25 years.


Parkin GaryPARKIN, Gary Ross -  Entered into rest on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville, in his 76th year.

Beloved husband of Ethel (nee Schaeffer) for 54 years. Loving father to Tina Tomlinson (Neil) and predeceased by his children, Tammy and Robert. Dear grandfather of Colin and Ocean-Lee.

Also survived by his sister, Pat Peirson (Larry) and his brother, John (Lois, deceased). Predeceased by his four brothers and their spouses. He will be sadly missed by the Schaeffer family and fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friends.


Hitchcock PatriciaHITCHCOCK, Patricia 'Patti' - On March 10, 2017 after a long courageous battle with cancer, Patti passed peacefully at the Bob Kemp Hospice.

She will be missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing a kind and wonderful woman.

Patti left us way too soon and is now with loved ones who have passed. Grumpy, Grammy, Maggie and Poppy.  She will now and forever be in our hearts.

Loved by John Aaron Bryson and Zane. Alan Penny Derek and Travis. Debbie Charles Melissa and Charlie. Amanda John Kassandra and Dominic. Jeanne Joan Jordan and Angela. Paul Tracey Connor and Adam. Robert Michelle Ava and Matthew. 


Bradshaw DouglasBRADSHAW, Douglas Eugene - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing Douglas Bradshaw on March 10, 2017 at his home in Hamilton, at the age of 91.

Predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years Rita Bradshaw (February 8, 2017). Cherished father of Carolyn Bernacci (Jeff) and Patrick Bradshaw. Proud and loving grandfather of Brett Bernacci, Lindsay Bernacci and Melissa Bradshaw. Great-grandfather of Zayne Bradshaw and Zoey Bradshaw.


Charko EugeneCHARKO, Eugene (Gene) - With great sadness, we announce the sudden passing of our father on Monday, March 13, 2017, at the age of 93.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ann, his children Dennis (Margaret), Janet Meleskie (Richard), Philip (Susan), Robert (Linda) and Lori Charko (Ed). He will be missed by his 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 

The original owner of Adanac Ornamental Iron Works Ltd., Gene carried on his father's tradition of working with iron and steel. Many of the schools, churches and industrial buildings in the area had their steel fabricated and erected by his company.

In his retirement years, he enjoyed his cottage, golf and spending time with his beloved family. In later years, he took pride in his cottage and was always available to advise on its maintenance. 


JACOBS, Brian - Suddenly at home on March 10, 2017 in his 69th year.

Loving father of Tammy (Robert) and Brian (Agnes). Proud grandfather of Jonathan, Mitchell, Courtney and Brandon and great grandfather to Niomi, Nicole, Michelle, Kaylee and Mitchell.


TOOMSALU, Regina - nee Adler -  peacefully at home on Friday, March 10, 2017 in her 96th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Harnald Toomsalu, four sisters and her younger brother. Will be sadly missed by the Aarlaht family and many other family members in Estonia. 


Knop StefaniaKNOP, Stefania - Peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital on March 9, 2017 in her 91st year.

Predeceased by her parents Jan and Teofila Tyrpa and brother's Stanislaw Knop and Jan Knop.

Survived by nephew Jan Knop of Ireland and niece Monica Knop of England.

Cherished best friend of Anita Isaac and Stella Moczulska.

Stefania worked at Chedoke Hospital as a Registered Nurse for many years after immigrating from England. She had a passion for animals especially her beloved cats.

Thank you to the nurses on 6North at St. Joseph's Hospital and various community agencies who cared for her over these last couple of years.


Fitzsimmons DavidFITZSIMMONS, David - Suddenly at St. Joseph's Hospital, Toronto on March 9, 2017 at the age of 73 years young.

Beloved husband of the late Judie.

Dear companion to Krystina.

He will be sadly missed by his grandson Cody (Landi) and his two great-grandchildren Christopher and Jayde.


Di Battista ElisabettaDi BATTISTA, Elisabetta - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at The Brant Center, surrounded by her family, in her 88th year. 

Predeceased by her loving husband of 46 years, Luigi (1998).

Loving mother of Biagio (Elizabeth), Rosemary (Greg) and Lorraine (Cyril).  Wonderful Nonna to Robert, Katherine, Matthew, Cristina, Julian, Evan and Maxine. 

Survived by her sister Antonietta and brother Enrico.


Jenkins Theresa JENKINS, Theresa - Peacefully at Clarion Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 90 on March 9, 2017.

Cherished wife of the late Ronald Jenkins, much loved mother and mother in-law of Joan Di Falco, William and Brenda Jenkins, Valerie and Wayne Miller and the late Ronald Jr. Jenkins. Adored grandmother of Jody Di Falco and great grandmother of Mia Di Falco.

Survived by her sister Genevieve Cripps and her sister in-law Joan Mc Kinney, predeceased by seven brothers. Theresa will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Special thanks to the staff at the Clarion Nursing Home for their care and compassion.


Chevalier HennyCHEVALIER, Hendrika “Henny” (nee Beintema) - Passed away peacefully at the Juravinksi Hospital, Hamilton, on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the age of 66.

Henny was a very special woman.  She was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend.  She had a kind heart and lived out the verse in Philippians 2:3 "In humility, consider others more important than yourself."  She was always willing to lend a hand to help out a friend in need, and it was her joy to spend her time helping others.

She did not have any easy life, but showed her strength through many difficult times. She was battling an unknown cancer the past few months, and she was taken from us much too quickly, but was surrounded by family and friends in her last days.


Rusin maryRUSIN, Mary (nee SLAGA) - Called to be with the Lord, peacefully at home with her children by her side on Thursday March 9, 2017.

Much loved mother of Margaret (Stephen) Karek and John (Carolyn). Very Proud and loving Babcia of Adam, Matthew & Julia. 

Pre-deceased by her husband Stanley (1998), parents Jan and Kunegunda Slaga and brothers Andrew, Peter, Jozef and Szczepan.  Mary leaves behind many family and dear friends in Poland, Canada and the USA.

Mary was an active member of St. Joseph's Church, member of the CWL, and Rosary Sodality. She was a nurse at the BGH for over 25 years. Her strength and inspiration since Stanley died was remarkable.


MATTIUZ, Kosane Angela - (1958 - 2017) - Kosane's Family is deeply saddened to announce her passing on Thursday, March 9, 2017 after a difficult battle with breast cancer.

Everyone who knew her would not be surprised to know that she met this fight with her usual feistiness and sense of humour.

She will be forever missed by her daughter Kristine (Mike Kelly), son Thomas (Adam Blake), stepson Ryan (Alysia) and husband Jerry. Her greatest joys, grandchildren Liam and Daxon, Khloe and Kolton will always hear many stories of their loving grandma.


Domingo AntonioDOMINGO, Antonio - (1934 - 2017) - Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

Beloved husband of Josefa. Loving father of Sally (the late Cesar), Wilson (Margie) and Mira.

Dear grandfather of Sander, Ruchelle (Ralph), Samantha and Anthony. Great grandfather to Chastity and Raiden.

Will be sadly missed by many friends and relatives in the Philippines and the USA.


Verge Bonnie YvonneVERGE, Bonnie (Yvonne)  - (March 2, 1963 - March 9, 2017) -

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bonnie (Yvonne) Verge at the Hamilton General Hospital on March 9th, 2017 in her 55th year.

Beloved daughter of the Late Raymond and Yvonne Verge.

Loving mother of Eric Dupuis (Meghan).Devoted Grandmother of Felix and Abby. Loving sister of Robert, Carl (Jane) Randy (Jacqueline), Kelvin, Terry and Debbie. Bonnie will be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews, her partner Mike Verhallen, and the many friends whos lives she touched.


KOENIGSBAUER, Ursula Elfriede - With great sadness and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our cherished mother and Omi, Ursula, on Thursday, March 9, 2017, in her 83rd year, after a brief and courageous fight with cancer. 

Reunited in heaven with her beloved husband Emil (1986) and her loving son Robert (2003).

Mom passed away peacefully at home on her farm in her daughter’s arms, surrounded by her family.

Ursula was dearly loved and adored by her daughter Susi and son-in-law Roy. She will be cherished by her grandchildren Cassandra and Spencer, who were the light of her life.


Karas SteveKARAS, Stephen Peter 'Steve' – Peacefully, with his wife by his side, on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in his 82nd year.

Beloved husband of Jane Karas for 35 years. Dear father of Ken Karas (Cheryl), Sherri Cooper (Mike) and Shelley Orr (Doug). Loving grandfather of Carla, Keaton, Bobby, Alyssa, Matthew, Nathan, and great grandfather of Payton, Charlie and William. Brother of Tom and the late Alex and Harry.

Retired as an Elementary School Principal from the Wentworth County District School Board.


Near BettyNEAR, Betty Joan - Died peacefully at home February 22, 2017, (age 83).

Survived by husband Gordon; children David, Susan (and Robert) Burns, Heather; grandchildren Alanna (Geoff Bowes), Stephanie Burns, Jennifer, Michael and Geoffrey Hopkins; great-grandson Noah Bowes; Betty’s brothers Ken (d1949), Ron (d2010) Bill (Carol), Bruce (d 1991), Alec (Margaret), Keith (Shirley), Stuart (Laurel), and their families.

Betty loved her time spent in the garden.


Cupido MarioCUPIDO, Mario - Suddenly and peacefully on Wednesday, March 8th, Mario was called to the Lord to join his beloved wife Ann (nee Daly).

Loving father of Chris (Anne), Carolyn (Greg Spadoni), Cynthia (David Lamont) and Colleen (Jeff Toole). Adored Nonni of Joey, Kyran, Katie, Hayden, Nathan, Liam, Patrick, Annie, Tyler, Grace and Christopher.

Mario will be sadly missed by his brothers Charles (Wilda) and Richard (Anita), sister Pamela, sisters-in-law Sylvia, Helen, Leonora, Marion and Marjorie (Bill) and brother-in-law John Frances. Predeceased by his brother Ron, his sister Anna, his brothers-in-law Paul, Angelo, Charlie and Tony and sisters-in-law Madelyn and Mary. Mario was a devoted uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews.


Puccini SaraPUCCINI, Sara nee (Mechetti) -  After a courageous battle with cancer Sara passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at Riverview Terrace, in her 88th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Romeo Puccini (1997).   Loving mother of Josie (Mario) and Loriana (Allan).  Cherished nonna and momma of the late Marco (2005), Joanne (Andrew), Robert, Marissa (Josh) and Michayla (Bryan).  Proud bisnonna of Anthony, Jessica, Brianna, Matteo, Maurizio, River and Jaxson. 


Di Falco VincenzoDi FALCO, Vincenzo - (August 29, 1938 - March 8, 2017) -

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. 

Beloved husband of Giuseppina for 50 years.  Loving father and father-in-law of Anthony (predeceased) and Maria Di Falco, Caroline and Michele Guglielmo, Linda Di Falco, Francesca and Daniel Rocci.  Cherished Nonno of Simona, Alessia, Angela, Antonia and Caterina. 

He will be fondly remembered by family and friends in Canada and Italy. 

Thank you to all the medical staff at Juravinski Hospital, CCAC, CAP and CBI.  A special thank you to Dr. Steven Koziak and Dr. Alan Neville.