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Francis RichardFRANCIS, Richard Alfred - Passed away peacefully at Maple Villa Long Term Care Center in Burlington on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Marina for 60 years.

Loving father of Donna (Stephen), Kara (Chris) and Mark (Bonnie). Proud grandfather of Andrew, Nathaniel, Natasha, Alexander and Eric.

Deakos Marie PauleDEAKOS, Marie-Paule - Peacefully surrounded by her family, Marie-Paule passed away on Thursday September 26, 2019 at home in her 83rd year.

Beloved wife of John for 52 years. Loving Mother to Robin (Rabia) and Mark (Tracy). Cherished grandmother to Mikial.

Sister to Claremont (Francoise), Rejeanne, Soulange, and Jeannine.

Predeceased by her brother Brenard and Real and her sister Madeline and brothers in law Carol, Pierre and Paul. 

Illes JosephILLES, Joseph Steve - (1959 - 2019) - On Thursday, September 26, 2019, Joseph Steve Illes passed away, his love for life cut short by a debilitating disease.

He is survived by a beloved wife, two loving children, and his parents for whom his love never wavered.

He was a high achiever throughout school with a love for history and earned a degree in Bio-chemistry (University of Toronto 1982.) He worked hard as a farmer, bio-chemist, programmer, a poet, and more. He saw a part of life’s intricate story.

Officer BillOFFICER, William 'Bill'The family of William Officer is with deep sorrow in the passing of a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather.

On Thursday, September 26, 2019 in his 91st year at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved husband and best friend of the late Elizabeth Officer (nee Graham, formerly Connelly).

Loving father of Paul(Donna) and Margaret (Greg) grandchildren Megan (Kyle), Jeffrey, Stephen, Heather and Lesley. His great grand-daughter Madison brought him much joy these last few months.

Nicholson LloydNICHOLSON, Lloyd - Seventeen years after heart surgery (thanks to Dr. V. Chu) and two and a half years post stroke (thanks to Dr. L. Catanese), Lloyd (Lloydie) reluctantly left us on September 25, 2019.

Born to Jim and Sadie on June 6, 1947 in Stanchel, PEI.

Survived by his brother Lowell (Tyler James, deceased). Survived by his loving wife Suzy (Sue Syer). Proud dad to Rhonda, Tracy (Jay), Jodi (Darryl), Kyle James and Erin (Camiel). His grandkids were very special to him: Lindsey (Jesse), Katie, Dana, Lauren, Hannah Jaymes, Cammy, Lyla and Rylee.

Petrauskas TonyPETRAUSKAS, Tony - (1949 - 2019) - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, with family at his side.

Beloved husband of Herma Petrauskas née Louter.

Dear father of Michelle (Scott) Walker née Petrauskas and Ryan (Melissa) Petrauskas; grandfather to Hailey, Isaiah, and Josiah Walker; and Luke, Abigail, and Phoebe Petrauskas; and brother to Ruth Anne Wheeler.

McAleese JimMcALEESE, James 'Jim' - (April 8, 1927 – September 25, 2019) -  James (Jim) McAleese passed away peacefully on September 25, 2019 at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, at the age of 92.

Beloved husband of Mary for 60 years. Loving father of Anne-Marie Killip (Chris), Teresa Kunzel (Steve), Paul McAleese (Jeni) and Kevin McAleese (Kerry).

Proud grandfather of Andy (Traci), Jeff (Christina), Ryan (Sarah), Lauren, Cole, Chloe, Kenzie and great grandfather to Hailey, Cody, Gabriella and his soon to be fourth great grandchild.

Hotchkiss RossHOTCHKISS, Ross Macklyn - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ross Hotchkiss on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Ian Anderson House in Oakville, ON, at the age of 79.

Ross was a devoted husband of 55 years to Rita, and a loving father to Lisa (Bryon), Michael (Lisa), Candice (Glen) and Todd (Alisha).

Proud grandfather to Tess (Jeff), Eden (Banan), Alex, Carly, Taylor, Michelle, Carolyn, Nicole, Summer, Paige, and great- grandfather to Cordelia, Calliope, Mohammad and Sofia.

Madeira NormandaMADEIRA, Normanda Maria Da Costa - It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Normanda Maria Da Costa Madeira. She was called to Heaven on September 25, 2019 at the age of 90 and is now resting in eternal peace.

She will be forever missed by her loving son Tony Madeira, devoted daughter-in-law Rose, and her adoring granddaughters Michelle and Alita.

She is survived by her siblings Maria, Francisca, Jose, Fernanda, Elmira, and Miguel.

Killam VaughanKILLAM, Vaughan Leon - Passed away at Princess Margaret Hospital on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the age of 43.

Cherished son of Jocelyn and Leon Killam. Loving brother of Shelly Killam. Proud uncle of Ethan and Mason Bredemeyer.

Dear nephew of Marion (late Ishmael), Carole (Gary), George (Kathy), Margaret (Roger) and Sheila (Bill), Patricia, Martin (Joanie) and Nila (Ray).

Fabello OrtiFABELLO, Orti - Surrounded by his family, and now in the arms of the Lord, Orti, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, in his 81st year, at Hamilton General Hospital.

Beloved and cherished husband of Claudette (nee Demers) who shared 58 years of marriage, making beautiful and cherished memories with music and dancing as an integral part of their lives.

Family was the centre of Orti’s life.

Most caring and loved father of Claudia (Tom) Sweeney and Glenn (Anastasia) Fabello, who exhibited relentless strength, courage and commitment to whatever he undertook.

Doherty SteveDOHERTY, James Stephen 'Steve' - “My bags are packed” was a favourite saying of Steve’s when asked about death or dying, and on September 24th, 2019, peacefully in his sleep, He packed his bags and went home.

James Stephen Doherty was born in Lurga, Co. Mayo, Ireland on Dec. 26th, 1929. He was the youngest of a large, loving Irish family. He led a blessed life in rural Ireland and Dublin when as a young man with immense courage and a healthy sense of adventure, left Ireland for Canada.

In Montreal he met his partner and love of his life, Bridget Neligan. Together they began a new adventure. They were married and had three daughters before moving to Calgary and then to Burlington. He was a kind, most patient, loving father and devoted husband.

TURNER, Larry EdwardSuddenly at his home in Milton on Tuesday September 24, 2019 in his 91st year.

Husband of Elisabeth and father to James.

Grandfather to Kelly (Sebastian) and Christian and great grandfather to Braxton and Brooklyn.

GREEN, RuthPeacefully on Tuesday September 24, 2019 at Erin Mills Lodge at the age of 91.

Predeceased by her husband John.  Beloved mother of Brian and his wife Evelyn.

Dear grandmother to Edawna (Glenn) Boutilier, Catherine (Gil) Cooper and great grandchildren, Rachel, Kevin, Harold, Evelynn, Seth, Eliorah, Tobias and Aviyah. She is also survived by her sister Elizabeth Twamley.

Ineson HelenINESON, Helen Diane (nee Long)Peacefully passed away, with her son by her side, at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at the age of 76.

Loving mother of Paul (Vanessa) and the late Scott.

Dear sister of Walter Long. Predeceased by her parents William and Hilda Long and her baby sister Joyce.

Bender PaulBENDER, Paul Karl - Passed away peacefully at St. Peters Hospital, Hamilton, on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the age of 95.

Sadly missed by his wife Marianne (nee Jung), married for 66 years, daughter Dolores and son Peter and friend Tammy.

Cherished Granddad of Stephanie (Jamie) and Emily.

TAYLOR, DavePeacefully at Juravinski Hospital on Tuesday September 24, 2019 at the age of 79.

Reunited at last with his true love Eileen.

Survived by his daughters, Joanne (Tim) Rooney and Sandra (Dave) Whale.  Sadly missed by his grandchildren Sydney, Dylan, Taylor and Richard.

DeBoer FredaDeBOER, Freda - (1925 - 2019) - Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Tuesday September 24, 2019 in Hamilton.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Engbert (Ed) De Boer (1990) and her son Engbert (Eddie) De Boer (1969).

She is survived by her children; Freerk (Fred/Marilyn) De Boer, Maaike (Mary/Don) Haggart, Hank De Boer, Diana (Barry) Haggart, and Jan (Johnny) De Boer.

Forever remembered by her 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Zylstra JustinZYLSTRA, Justin Michael - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Justin Michael Zylstra. After a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Justin passed away peacefully on September 23rd, 2019, at his family home surrounded by his loved ones.

He left behind his wife, Riin and his 16-month-old baby boy Aalep, his brother Joshua, his parents Julie and Owen and many many Aunts, Uncles and extended family.