McLachlan MattMcLACHLAN, Matthew Kennedy 'Matt' - (May 12, 1924 - January 17, 2019) -

Matt was born May 12, 1924 in Toronto, Ontario. He was the last surviving member of four children raised in a strict Presbyterian household.

At the age of 18, he gleefully enlisted to join WWII and enjoyed ‘the best food he ever had’. He served for three years in Europe as a Sergeant in the Essex Scottish Regiment, based in London, Ontario. While serving, he played a key role in a strategic offence that earned a colleague the Victoria Cross. He was shot in the arm while behind enemy lines, but quickly returned to service.

Dyck YolandaDYCK, Yolanda Annette - With great sadness, the Dyck family announces the passing of their beloved wife and mother, Yolanda Annette Dyck, 45, on January 16th, 2019 in Mississauga.

Wife to Craig Dyck, mother to Jacob and McKayla Dyck.

Loving sister to Natalie (Wade), Anita (Robert), Ursula, Christopher, and sister in law to Angie. Beloved daughter of Renata Prince, the late Ken Janicki and daughter in-law of Lynda and Ron Farr.

LINDA, Gustav - (June 7, 1937 - January 16, 2019)

Passed on Wednesday January 16, 2019 at his home in Belfountain, Ontario.

Fitzpatrick EarlFITZPATRICK, Earl - It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Earl on January 16, 2019, in his 89th year.

Earl was a kind and humble gentleman. His work included a long career with the Canadian Pacific Railway as an operator. Post retirement he enjoyed a second career at the Milton Courthouse as a Court Services Officer. He loved both of those jobs but his greatest love was for his family.

Earl was predeceased by sons Paul Hutchison and Terry Fitzpatrick. Earl leaves behind his wife of 61 years Eva, his daughters Mary Ann, Sandra (Ken) and Donna (Mark) and son Dale.

INGRAM, John 'Jack' Connell - Passed away at Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the age of 89.

Loving husband to Carol (nee Shrusky) for 64 years.

Cherished father of Catherine Ellis (Scott), Janis Ingram, Gregory Ingram (Stephanie), late Richard Ingram (1987) and late Joanne Elizabeth Ingram (1960).

Snoj PeterSNOJ, Peter Mark - Passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at his home in Georgetown, in his 60th year.

Peter, loving father of Peter and India.

Dear brother of Joe and his wife Brenda, and Robert.

Hicks IreneHICKS, Irene  - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of Charles "Chuck,' joy of my life, best friend and confidant.

Loving mother of Holly Maricotti (Anthony), Marilyn MacDougall (Bernie), and Geoffrey (Kimberly).

Proud and devoted Nanny of Katrina, Cole, Chase, Blake, Brooke, Jaime, Emily-Jane and Shannon.

Dunstan CarolDUNSTAN, Carol Ann (nee Bulkowski) - Passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the age of 82.

Loving and devoted wife of Fred F. Dunstan for 64 years.

Cherished mother of Fred M. Dunstan, Kathy Williamson (Rob), and Jim Dunstan (Kristine). Proud Baba of Steven and Nick Williamson, and Ryan and Tyler Dunstan. Dear sister of Eleanor Powers (late Robert).

Garner RobertGARNER, Robert Edwin - Passed away peacefully, on January 15, 2019 at the Joseph Brant Hospital in his 96th year.

Beloved husband of the late Betty Noreene for 70 years. Loving father of Christopher (Jane), Kimberly (Kathy) and Philip (Donna). Cherished by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Robert worked for Orenda Engines in the 1950s for the Avro Arrow Project. Robert worked for Atomic Energy UK, and back in Canada ended his career as manager of Kot Tool and Die Company in Stoney Creek.

ITAKURA, Iwao 'Ed' - (1916 - 2019) - Passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on January 15, 2019.

Iwao was the son of Shikazo Itakura (1871, Japan - 1941, Steveston, BC) and Yae Nagai Itakura (1885, Japan - 1934, Steveston, BC).

He was predeceased by Mariko, his wife of 69 years, and is survived by his daughter Kimi Yano (Shoji), his son Alan, grandson Takeshi, and his brothers-in-law Dave, Ben (Sylvia) and Sam (Joanne). Uncle Ed as he was known will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews and their children.

Bashista VeraBASHISTA, Vera Jane (nee Stargratt)  - (1933 - 2019)- Peacefully at home on January 15, 2019.

Predeceased by parents Samuel and Elizabeth Stargratt. Sister to Iris Maxwell, Ruth (Jim) Smelser, Barb (Rick) Herron, Betty Stargratt, Sam (Cathy) Stargratt, Rick (Linda) Stargratt and Judy (Gary) Sinclair.

Predeceased by sisters Patsy Belmore, Laura McLaughlin and brother Walter Stargratt.

Beloved mother of Nancy Collins, Peggy Deery and Pat (Ron) Court.

Duval NaomiDUVAL, Naomi Grace Talia - (June 5, 2002 - January 14, 2019) -

Naomi, Spreader of Joy. Naomi was adopted into our family as a precious newborn baby. A true gift from God -- she immediately brought such incredible joy into our home. From an early age, her joyful and caring nature touched all who knew her.

At the age of 2, she was treated over 18 months for a rare form of cancer. We recall even in the hospital, she never lost her bright smile and laughter.

White GordWHITE, Gordon Bruce - (June 26, 1959 – January 14, 2019) -

Following a courageous battle against cancer, Gord passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at Joseph Brant Hospital at the age of 59.

Beloved husband of Kelly for 35 years. Dear brother of Aprile Patterson (Shanon Clendening) and cherished uncle of Heather. Brother-in-law to Jeff Lunn (Kim).

Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Nora (nee Hawkins).

Gord was a dedicated member of the Burlington Fire Department, proudly serving his community for 26 years.

Thompson JohnTHOMPSON, John Charles - (August 21, 1925 - January 14, 2019) - It is with great sadness that we announce John’s sudden passing on January 14, 2019, in his 94th year.

He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Marnie (nee Wilson). John was born in Toronto to George and Alice Thompson (nee Larlham).

John attended Earl Haig High School where he met his only love of his life, Marnie. He completed Officers Training during the war and then went on to study Engineering at the University of Toronto. John was an engineer with his only employer, Canadian International Paper where he enjoyed many promotions and stations in cities across Quebec and Ontario.

QUINN, James Valentine - Passed peacefully on Monday January 14, 2019 at The Villa Care Centre, Midland.

James was in his 80th year.

DAUGAVIETIS, Rita Mudite (nee BARDINS)  - Passed away peacefully in Oakville January 14, 2019 in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of Hugo (deceased).

Baljak SlavkaBALJAK, Slavka - (1933 - 2019) - With great sadness the Baljak family announces the passing of their beloved mother and grandmother on January 14, 2019.

Mother to Nada Baljak, Nikola Baljak (Mira Krndija'Baljak) Ljubica Delic. Loving grandmother to Justin & David Pellicore; Marko & Mellisa Baljak; Daniel & Robert Delic.

Loving sister to Cedo, Gojko, Blagoja Bundalo and late Ljubomir Bundalo of Serbia.

Baguisa EmmaBAGUISA, Emma - (1958 - 2019) - On January 14, 2019, Emma Baguisa peacefully went home to be with the Lord.

She will lovingly be remembered by her husband Nilo; children Joy, Shermie and Ivan; and grandaughter Gabrielle.

Newman RickNEWMAN, Richard 'Rick' William - (January 18, 1956 – January 14, 2019) -

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of a husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend; Rick, on Monday, January 14, 2019, in his 63rd year.

Rick will be dearly and sadly missed by his beloved wife Linda (nee Williams) of 42 years. He was the loving father of Karen (Joe) Turcotte and Jeffery (Natasha) Newman. Proud Poppa to Trevor, Sebastian, Benjamin and Frederick.

Loving son of Ruth (nee Wheeler) and the late Norman. Rick will be remembered by his sisters Kathy (Ken Connor), Kimberly and the late Fay (Joe Cyganek).