Picyk NicholasPICYK, Nicholas - On Friday, April 14, 2017 at the age of 94, Nicholas Picyk was promoted to Glory.

He is survived by his devoted and adoring wife Audrey McLeod, his loving children Charlotte Baldassi, Wayne (Hillary), and Stephen; step-children Russell, Raymond, and Penny Enos (Jim); 8 grandchildren Rose (Steve) Stratton, Jennifer Miscas, Ashley, Cameron, Abigail, Meredith, Genevieve, Elliot; step-grandson (Jordan McLeod); 2 great-grandchildren (Lily and Jackson Stratton); and siblings Bill, Lillian, Nellie (Ray), and Peter (Sharon).

Nick is predeceased by his first wife, Marie (1997), with whom he shared 47 wonderful years of marriage; and siblings Vera, Lydia, and Olga.


GOODBRAND, T. Douglas  - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doug on Friday, April 14, 2017.

Loving husband and best friend of Donna (Gordon). Cherished father of Paul (Rennie) and Jodi (David). Grandpa will be remembered by his grandchildren Angus, Austin and Aaron.

Predeceased by his sister Kay (Jack), brother Ken (Nonah) and niece Nancy. Brother-in-law to Barney and Kathy Gordon. Survived by his niece Jean and nephews John, Alan and Jason.


LIPA, John  - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Lipa on April 14, 2017 in his 87th year.

Loving husband to Mary for 62 years. Cherished father to Deborah Blain (Leo), Michael (Penny) and Nancy Inch (Geoff). He will be deeply missed by his grandchildren Dylan (Jill), Sean, Leah, Kathryn, Madisen and Cooper, and his brother Michael (the late Anne) and family.

In 1949 John started his electrical apprenticeship at F.R. Close Technical Institute in Hamilton. He was a member of the IBEW for 64 years.


Castura FlorinaCASTURA, Florina(1947 - 2017) - It is with deep sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Florina, surrounded by her family on April 14, 2017, at St. Peter's Hospital in Hamilton.

Beloved wife and best friend of 48 years to Marcel. Cherished mother to Christina (Jay MacLean) and Jeff. Loving Nana to Ben, Evan, Oliver, Vivienne and Eleanor.

Caring big sister to Lino Rosa (Janice) and Louisa Rosa (Tim O’Regan) and sister-in-law to Lou Castura (Marlene) and Nancy Castura (Jos Nederveen). Florina will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, with whom she built special relationships.

She was predeceased by her parents, Luigi and Anna Rosa and her parents-in-law, Joe and Sera Castura.


Breitmaier GordonBREITMAIER, Gordon Reinhold - July 15, 1929 – April 14, 2017

It is with deep emotion that we announce the unexpected passing of our ‘Gord, Gordon, Gordy, Onkel, Dad, Pops or Opa’. By which-ever name he was called he was respected and welcomed.

Beloved husband of Elfriede for 66 years, loving father to Janet Breitmaier and Rein (Char) Breitmaier, and doting Opa to two generations Robyn (Luigi) Bruni and their children Keele, Tiziano and Idina, and Taryn Breitmaier and son Dexter.


GODDARD, Doreen (nee Nuttall)  - Our remarkable mother, grandmother, aunt and Gigi passed away suddenly on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Juravinski Hospital, with family at her side. She was in her 90th year.

We were fortunate to have celebrated her life with most of her family as we gathered together April 6 to 9 to meet her latest great-granddaughter, Harper.


HAWKES, William 'Bill' -  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bill Hawkes at the age of 93 years on April 13, 2017 at the Hamilton General Hospital. 

Beloved husband for 65 years to Irene (nee Mascarin).

Loving father of Jane Toth (Louis), and Bill Hawkes (Maria).  Dear grandpa of Kyle, Kyra, Mitchell, and Abigail. 


BARTSCH, Sister Mary Albert, School Sister of Notre Dame -  Died at Notre Dame Convent on April 13, 2017 at the age of 97 and in her 78th year as a School Sister of Notre Dame. 

Predeceased by her parents Albert and Armella (Bichler) Bartsch, her brothers, Albert, Carl, George, Nicholas, John and her sisters, Rose Forrest and Amelia Leibel.

Lovingly remembered by the members of her religious community and many nieces and nephews. 


SILVA, Jose Carlos -  Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Jose passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 53.

Beloved husband of Francisca. Loving father of Lidyo and Bruno. Cherished son of Candida and the late Augusto.

Jose will be sadly missed by his brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, family and friends in both Canada and Portugal.


MARSH, Marilyn Joan - With family by her side, Marilyn entered eternity on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at The Willowgrove Longterm Care Facility in Ancaster. 

Beloved wife of Howard Joseph for 58 years.

Caring mother of Robert (Barbara), Howard Jr. (Pam), and Steven (Rosemary).  Grandmother of Jason, Anna, Thomas, Jaclyn, and Jarred; great-grandmother of Haley, Liam, Luc, Ainsley, and Lorelai.  Sister-in-law of Jim (Perry) Marsh. 


MARINELLI, Dino  - (1929 - 2017) - With broken hearts, we announce the passing of Dino Marinelli on April 13, 2017 at The Willowgrove LTC.

Beloved husband for 66 years to Shirley (nee Younger).

Cherished father of Sharon Culp (Edward) of Hamilton, Rick Marinelli (Elizabeth) of Cayuga, and Nancy Jacobs (David) of Prince George, BC. Loving grandpa of Crystal (Tim) of Ottawa, and Daniel (Corrie) of Hamilton. Great grandfather of Ivy and Cameron. 


Culverhouse RoyCULVERHOUSE, Roy - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 in his 80th year.

Beloved husband of the late Gertrude (Graham).

Loving father to Janice and Dave McQueen, Kim Kerr. Cherished grandfather of D.J., Aaron, Micheal, Jackie and Kayla. Great-grandfather of Faith, Miley, Brynlee and D.J.


SMITH, Brad - Peacefully with his family by his side, Brad passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in his 54th year.

Loving partner of Annie Caissie of 16 years. Devoted father of Kevin (Sonya), cherished grandpa of Aiden and Cadence. Loving and caring son of Noreen Smith and the late Robert Smith and dear brother of Robert (Bonnie), Bruce, the late Billy and the late Brent.


Main ClarenceMAIN, Clarence William “Bill” – Passed away peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in his 93rd year.

Predeceased by his wife Joanne (Jan.2017). Loving Dad to Terry, Kim and her husband Steve, cherished and loving Papa & great Papa to Helena, Cam and Sebastian, Lisa, Matt & Olivia. 

Bill is survived by his siblings Marie, Wray, Leone (Paul), Jon (Lynn) and Kathy. Predeceased by his parents Cecil and Annie and his brothers Glenn and Grant.


POLLARD, Ruth Barbara  - August 7, 1931 - April 13, 2017

Peacefully, in her 86th year, Ruth passed away at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice with family by her side. Mother of Elizabeth and Anne (John), grandmother of Nick, Joseph, Jamila, and Lindiwe, aunt and great-aunt. Ruth will be missed by us all.  

Born in Berea, Ohio, and raised in Cleveland, Ruth dreamed of a life of adventure and first left home on a ship to England - the Queen Elizabeth - when she was twenty-one years of age. Life abroad suited Ruth, and she soon joined the American Foreign Service which sent her to a posting in Barbados, where she met her future husband, Jim.


D'ANGELO, Rosina (nee Poliziani)  - June 3, 1922- April 13, 2017 

Peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by her family. Reunited with her beloved husband, Silvio (1992) and infant daughter, Donna Darleen. 

She is survived by her loving children, Louise (Ron), Donna Marie (Paul), Victor (Mary) and Guy (Chris). Rose was a proud and caring Nonna of Brent, Scott, Graeme, Sarah, Paul, Maria, Pierre, Andrew, Isaac and Justin and kindly Bisnonna of Charlotte, Emma, Sophia, and Levi. She will be dearly missed by her sister Tina, brother Danny and extended family. 


McPherson Ruth

McPHERSON, Ruth Elizabeth - Gently passed into the arms of Jesus, her precious Saviour, on Wednesday April 12, 2017. 

Her children, Bill and Liz, Tracey, Hope, Andy and Jennifer, survive Ruth.

She leaves two wonderful sisters Georgia and Eva as well grandchildren Rob, Joshua and Brittany, along with great-grandchildren Rozalyn and Emma. 


KOROSEC, Ignac - Passed away peacefully, with family by his side at the Hamilton General Hospital on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the age of 90.

Beloved husband of 61 years to Maria. Loving father to Frank (Cindy) and Bernadine (Martin). Proud grandfather to Jessica, Stephanie, Samantha, and Daniel, and great-grandfather to Mason and Morgan.


SCHILD, Robert Michael -  It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bob in his 77th year on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Juravinski Hospital. 

Loving husband of Carol for 43 years and father of Krista, Bob, and Bradley.  Grandpa of Jesse and Dillon.  He will be fondly remembered by many family members and friends.


HANOV, Mary -  Passed away surrounded by her family at Heritage Green Nursing Home on April 12, 2017 at the age of 89.

Loving wife of the late Michael(1986). Loving mother of Gary. Loving grandmother of Steven(Alice) and Brian and great grandmother of Lillian, Katrina, and Zack.


HARVEY, Frances "Margaret"  -  With deep sadness we announce the passing of Margaret Harvey (nee Hanington) at St. Peter's Hospital, Hamilton on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in her 91st year.

Loving mother to Steven Harvey and Muriel Clemens, and beloved grandmother of Becky Clemens. Lovingly remembered by her sisters Mary Rimmer, Florence Hicks, Edith Hanington and Lilian Hamilton, brothers William and Allen Hanington, and sister-in-law Willa Hanington.


McPetrie Suzanne

McPETRIE, Suzanne Marian  - (April 27, 1923 - April 12, 2017) -

Suzanne's passion for books shaped much of her life. Launched first by absorbing volumes of The Book of Knowledge as a child, her joy of reading led to her haunting the Locke Street Public Library in search of new ways to satisfy her thirst for literary adventure.

Graduating from McMaster University in 1933, she returned to that campus to assume management of the University bookstore.

The sudden increase in enrollment numbers at McMaster following WWII placed great demands on McMaster's bookstore, which focused exclusively on providing publications associated with the school's course studies. Suzanne changed this approach, not only for McMaster but also for university bookstores everywhere in Canada.


McComb RoseMcCOMB, Rose -  Suddenly at home on April 12, 2017 in her 79th year.

Beloved wife of the late Bill (1998).

She will be dearly missed by her soulmate, Fred Hagin. Loving mother to Karen and Billy. Survived by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Rose was retired from Stelco after many dedicated years of service.


MOFFATT, Frances Muriel (Riley) - At St Joseph’s Lifecare, Brantford on April 11, 2017 in her 96th year, beloved wife of the late Canon Gerald E. Moffatt (2003).

Mother of Michael (Sharon) of Winnipeg; Peter (Suzanne) of Brantford; Mary Beth Moffatt-Sinclair (Don Sinclair) of Scarborough; David (Carol) of Dundas; Anne Moffatt (John Black) of Bloomfield. Sister of Florence Riley of Orillia. Grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of seven.


RRose HelenaOSE, Helena Lucy - Surrounded by her family, Helen passed away at the Juravinski Hospital on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the age of 75. 

Helen will be missed by husband Cliff.  Treasured mother of Laura and her husband Scott, Rob, Nancy and her husband Chris.  Grandmother of Kyle, Josh, Keith, Cory, Ainsley, Alex, and Brayden.  She was especially proud of her great-grandchildren Kai, Makayla, and Zoe.

Helen is also survived by her brother Dave and his wife Norma. 


SCIME, Michael  - Peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, at the age of 78. 

Beloved husband of Sharon for 52 years of marriage.  Loving father of Cindy (Khaled) Balika and Lance (Patti) Scime. Dear grandfather of Hannan (Bradley), Jennan (Sam) and Yusef.