Hughes JaneHUGHES, Jane (Jean) Querns Brydson -  Suddenly at her residence on Thursday, May 11, 2017, in her 87 th year, re- united with her late husband Arthur (2015).

Loving mother of Kathleen Anne Janzen (Mark) and Margaret Eves (Brian). Devoted grandmother of  Margaret, Peter and Hiliary Janzen; and Matthew and David Eves. Proud  great-grandmother of Christopher Greenfield.

She will be dearly missed by her sister, Irene Phillips (Mike); and brother Bill Moore (Sandra).   Predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Minnie Moore, and her sister,  Sheila Sturmer. Will be fondly remembered by her sister-in- law Betty Sinden and her beloved friend Kay Robus.


MARCHUK, Olga Rose - Peacefully in London, Ontario, on May 11, 2017 in her 87th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Ted for 50 years.  Loving mother of Leona Kosterewa, and Stephen Marchuk with his wife Brenda.  Proud Baba of Melissa, Amber, Tyler, Mikaela, and Meghan. 


DAndrea AngeloD'ANDREA, Angelo Marino - Suddenly passed away at the Juravinski Hospital on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the age of 80. 

Dearly beloved son of the late Giuseppe and Linda D'Andrea.  Loving brother of Venza, Giornino, Anna Tofani and Caterina. 

Predeceased by his sister Matilde and by his brothers Luigi and Remo. 

Also remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Marino was a caring person and will be greatly missed. 


HAMILTON, Ronald John -  It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ron at his home, in his 75th year surrounded by his loving family. 

Predeceased by his parents Jack & Miriam Hamilton. 

Ron was the loving, compassionate husband of Sylvia Hamilton (Shaw), loved and adored father of Karen & Billy, Sheri & Norm, Jennifer & Craig and Jackie & Glenn, Cherished Papa to Tommy (Carolyn), Dillion, Alexis, Brooke and Hunter,  Great Papa to Emma & Lincoln, loving brother to Ken & Helen & family. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces & nephews.


Puhacz Minnie

PUHACZ, Minnie - In the peacefulness of her room at Sunnyside Home, with the comfort of family by her side. 

Wife of the late Nick Puhacz (1967).  Loving and strong mother of Sharron Buchanan and Rosann Puhacz (David Barrick).  Beloved Grandma to Scott (Kristin) Buchanan and Dan Buchanan and Great-Grandma to Ariel and Darwin. 

Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. 

A special thank you to the staff of Pioneer Tower for their exemplary care. 


Watts DavidWATTS, David Bruce - October 18, 1924 - May 10, 2017.

We mourn the loss of Dave, a very special person, who touched the lives of so many people. Peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Loving husband for 68 years of Betty (Taggart). Devoted father of Lynne (Jim), Glen (Josette) and Kim (Nancy), loving grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 15.


Kopatch NinaKOPATCH, Nina - Formerly of Sudbury, Nina passed away peacefully at the General Hospital on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the age of 92.

Cherished wife of husband Ivan, who predeceased her in 2008. Loving mother of Larysa (Rt. Rev. Fr. William Makarenko), Lydia (Robert Dunnette) and Peter (Susan nee Moffatt). Much loved grandmother of Natalia (Rev. Jaroslav Buciora), Tamara, Paul, John, Stefan and Matthew (Elka). Beloved great grandmother of Alexandra and Anton.

Predeceased by her parents and all her siblings.

Nina was born in Novorosisk, Russia on May 4, 1925. Having survived life in the Soviet Union, the Nazi invasion and post-war trauma Nina meets Ivan and marries him in Cassel, Germany. After a four year stay in Belgium Nina, Ivan and daughter Larysa immigrated to Canada in 1951, eventually settling in Sudbury, Ontario.


Watt CharlesWATT, Charles Alexander -  On May 10th surrounded by loving family members, we lost Charles Watt who was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandpapa, great-great-grandpapa and the perfect gentleman.

Passing on the day of his 97th birthday, he received the ultimate present and was reunited with his beloved wife of 72 years, Alice (March 2013).  Loving father of Elizabeth Kelly (Bernie) and Robert Watt (Calgary, Alberta). Grandfather to Shannon Ulgiati (Maurizio), Brad Kelly (Jennifer), and Patrick (Jennifer). Great grandfather to 10, and great-great-grandfather to one. 

Charles  will be sadly missed by all the lives he touched as a Stelco retiree and long standing member of the Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters. 


JOHNS, Dorothy Frances, O.N. (nee Cliffe) - Sadly we record the death of Dorothy, on May 10, 2017 in her 95th year.

Beloved wife of the late Harry Johns (1976) and treasured mother of Grace (Paul) of New Zealand, Wilma (John), David (MaryAnne), Katherine (deceased) and Dorothy (Roger) of Australia.

Dorothy was the loved Granny to seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


MARSDEN, Harold J. -  With sadness we announce the passing of Harold Marsden, May 10th, at the Village of Wentworth Heights, Hamilton, in his 92nd year.

Predeceased by his loving wife Gladys (Smythe), 2005. Predeceased by his brothers, George, Frank, Bill and his sister Grace. Dear brother-in-law of Hazel Marsden, Hamilton, and Al and Pat Smith of Oakville, Survived by several nieces and nephews.


SIMPSON, Peter John - Passed away with his family at his side at the Brantford General Hospital on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in his 76 Year.

Beloved husband of Janice.  Loving father of Jeff (Jennifer) and Chad (Melissa).  Adored grandfather of Davin, Owen and Parker.  Survived by his brother Tim (Donna) and sister Sandra (Neil).


DROTAR (Barilla), Rose Bridget -  (June 23, 1917 – May 10, 2017) 

Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, entered into the arms of our Lord at the age of 99. She will celebrate her 100th birthday with her family in Heaven.

Born in Grayson, SK, she is the beloved mother of Ralph Drotar and his loving friend Marilyn Dion of Stoney Creek, Edward Drotar and his wife Joan of Thunder Bay, Ron Drotar and his wife Debi of Hamilton and Gerard Drotar and his wife Nathalie of Calgary.


HEMMINK, Edward Gary - It is with great sadness that the family of Edward Gary Hemmink announces his passing after a brief illness, while he was surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at the age of 73 years.

Ed will be lovingly remembered by his wife Christine and his children, Kristopher, Amanda (Kenny), and Bryan. Ed will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Arjen, Cataleya and Theo.


OGDEN, Joseph  - Retired owner of the Veterans Salvage and long time member of the United Council of Veterans passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital May 10 2017.

Joe is predeceased by his wife Edna June Ogden of 68+ years (December 10, 2016) and  his sister Eileen King. He will be greatly missed by his sister Betty Baumgardner, brother-in-law Robert Cannon, cousin Edgar Ogden, life time friend Lillian Wisdom, daughters Nancy Cope, Doreen Ogden and son Joseph W. Ogden.

Pearce Reta


PEARCE, Reta Maude - Passed away peacefully at Rideaucrest nursing home on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Hugh (1997). Daughter of deceased parent of John (Jack) Sharpe and Jessie Watt. Dear sisters of the late Ella Bolton (1961) and Roy Sharpe (1997). Dearest mother to Donna. Greatly missed by grandchildren Jodie, Brian, and Amy. Loved by her 8 great- grandchildren.

Loving Aunt to Barbara, Cathy, Dale and Johnny, predeceased by Shirley and Susan (1992). Missed by great nephew's Bradley, Michael, Harrison, and great niece Amanda. Many more great-great nephews and nieces.


KUMUTAT, Gerd - Passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Loved brother of Edith Anthony and Manfred. Uncle of Ray, Joern and Anka. Will be missed by many friends in Canada and Germany.


KOCSIS, Carol (nee Proper) - Passed away unexpectedly at the John Noble Home on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 in her 71st year. 

Beloved companion of Wayne Perry.  Loving mother of Darlene (Don) Maunder, Joseph (Irene) Kocsis, the late Jerry Kocsis, Debbie (Chris) McLellan.  Devoted grandmother "Nan" / "Nanny" to Donny (Christina), Brad (Becca), the late Jeremy and Joshua, and the late Jessica, Jacob, the late Jennifer, and her great-grandson Max. 

She is survived by her brother Bill. 


Pauls JamesPAULS, James David - While surrounded by the love of his family in his 43rd year on May 9, 2017.

Beloved husband and best friend to Sharon and best dad ever to Chloe, Ethan and Maya. Loving son to Shirley Ellement and Jim Pauls and son-in-law to Karen and Gerald Spencer.

Dear brother to Becki, Kathy (Jeff) and Wes (Katie) and brother-in-law to Jenn (Jeff). Cherished grandson to Rita and the late Ray Edwards and Gladys and the late Frank Pauls.

He was a much loved uncle and will be missed by all his extended family and many friends.


Hunt MichaelHUNT, Michael Roland -  Suddenly, at Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.  Michael Hunt, son of the late Roland and Shirley Hunt, in his 60th year. 

Beloved brother of Cindy and Neil Goodwin, Chris and Colleen Hunt, Cathy and Ralph Gibson and the late John Hunt.  Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. 

He will truly be missed by friends and staff at ARC Industries and Community Living Hamilton. 


Schillaci Grazia

SCHILLACI, Grazia (nee Falco Abramo) - Peacefully at Idlewyld Manor, surrounded by her loving family on May 9, 2017 at the age of 89.

Beloved wife of Giuseppe for 63 years. Loving mother of Pietro, Salvatore (Sam) and Patti, Paula and Tom Wakaruk and Calogera (Lillian) and Vittorio Zullo.  Cherished grandmother of Grazia and Anthony Zullo.

Dear Zia of Lillian and Rob Rossi and family. Sadly missed by many family and friends in Canada and Italy.

Special thank you to the staff at Idlewyld Manor (Oakwood), especially Josephine, for all their care and compassion.


Bothen EdwardBOTHEN, Edward Joseph -  Suddenly, at his home in Caledonia, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in his 76th year.

Beloved husband to Joyce (nee, Taylor) for 51 years. Loving father of Nancy (Don) and Edward Jr. Dear grand father to Amber and James.

Son to the late Joseph and Catherine Bothen. Brother of Patrick (Angela) and predeceased by his brothers, Joseph and John (Conny, deceased).

Brother-in-law to Carole Wilson (Bruce, deceased), Ron Taylor (Ginny) and Herb Taylor (Peggy). He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Ed was retired from Dofasco after many years of service.


Kennedy MildredKENNEDY, Mildred - With thanksgiving for the life of our wonderful Mom, the family of Mildred Kennedy announces her peaceful passing on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at St. Joseph's Lifecare Centre, in her 102nd year.

Joyfully reunited with her husband, John, who predeceased her in 2000.

Loving mother of Fidel and her husband, Dr. Ian McQuistan, Jack Kennedy ( Barbara, Deceased ) and Floyd Kennedy and his wife, Glenna. Much loved Grandma of Jennifer Sinclair, Colin McQuistan, John Kennedy, Patrick Kennedy and Paula Kennedy-Newton. Also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and by her sister-in-law, Evelyn Tremblay. 

Predeceased by her parents, her sister Grace and her brothers Lorne and Lennox Tremblay.


CRACKNELL, David Michael - With great sadness we announce the passing of our brother David on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Hamilton General Hospital, in his 61st year, with brothers by his side. 

David will be greatly missed by Kevin (Darlene) and Rick (Erin), and his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Glynn (1981) and Mary (2008), his brothers Larry (1981) and Stuart (2016).

David was a strong, hard-worker who took great pride in his endeavours.


Bulbrook RobertBULBROOK, Robert George  - May 20, 1924 – May 9 2017 

Passed peacefully. Dad was ready to say goodbye to this world. He said, “what a life, 93 years is a long time and they were good years.”

Bob was predeceased by his mom Grace and dad Harry Bulbrook, brothers Merv, Norm, Howard and sister Betty, his wife Marie and sons Norman, Danny, Michael, Mark, Ronny, daughter Kathy, grandson Daniel and his wives Thelma and Helen.

Bob leaves behind his daughter Mary (Richard) Wynia, son-in-law Don (Bev) Heroux, daughter-in-laws Dianne Bulbrook and Colleen (Dave) Chappelle, 11 grandkids, 12 great-grandkids, and one great-great-grandson, step-children Cheryl (Rick) Flanders, Catie Newell, Dave (Sue) Newell, Donald (Barb) Newell, late Doug Newell, Lynn Banks, Lorraine (John) Mandula, and their children.


DERUS, Alexandra “Orla” – It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Orla, with her loving family by her side, at the Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in her 84th year.

Cherished, devoted wife of John for over 61 years. Loving mother of Ed, Rick (Wendy), Angie (Steve) Nemeth, Kathie Derus and Elizabeth (John) Nichols. Proud Bapci of Lauren and Johnny; Alexandra and Kelly; Brad and Mike; Sarah, Jordan and Kevin.


Ross Marion1ROSS, Marion - Peacefully at Juravinski Hospital on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in her 85th year.

Predeceased by her loving husband Gerald Ross (1997) and her daughter Patricia Boult (2002). Cherished mother of John Ross (Pauline), Karen Forbes (Brent) and mother-in-law of Kevin Boult (Marie). Much loved grandmother to Amanda, Dennis, Bradley, Andrew, Allison, Ross, David, Jennifer and their families.

Also survived by her brother Harvey Finch (Carole), sister-in-law Juanita, nieces, nephews and their families.