NOTICE

Thank you for visiting HaltonObituaries.com for the past 10 years!  Unfortunately, the end to our popular website is near.

We have reviewed the logistical costs of providing current Obituary Notices online to HaltonObituaries.com. 

Without local advertising, or the participation and support of Halton-Area Funeral Centres, we are making the tough decision to leave our website dormant effective November 30, 2019.

Private postings of notices to us for $19.95 each, is a fraction of the cost of posting a one-time publication into daily or weekly newspapers.  And for Funeral Centres participating with HaltonObituaries.com on a yearly basis, the cost is substantially less per obit - and would include the Full Notice, with Banners, Text Links, and Redirects to their Websites.

But we don’t have a participating funeral centre, nor do we have any local advertisers.  In contrast, our DurhamObituaries.com site has been successful and cost manageable for an even longer period of time, with several participating funeral centres and advertisers, and gives you an idea of what an even more-visited Obituary Website can look like with participants.

If you would like to see this site continue publishing daily obit notices for HALTON Region, please consider coming on board as a participating funeral centre or advertiser, and we would be willing to renew our direction to continue posting Obituary Notices.

Thank you,
HaltonObituaries.com

 

 

CanadianObituaries.com  provides the most current Listing of submitted Obituary Notices to be viewed by Extended Families, Friends, Work Mates, Neighbours, Communities and Public; all awaiting the immediate information on:  Funeral Center - Location, Visitation and Memorial Service Times, including the forwarding of Condolences, Shared Memories, and the sending of Flowers and Donations to Charitable Organizations.

Posting of Notices to HaltonObituaries.com is the most current and most viewed as a Public Venue.  It is the least in cost to publish, compared to one time notices that may be published, within the next day or so, into daily or weekly local newspapers, for hard copy reading.  Early Visitation or Memorial Service times at funeral centres may have taken place before circulation.  Most visitors viewing HaltonObituaries.com do not receive, nor buy newspapers to read Obituary Notices.

To place your Current and Full Obituary Notice with HaltonObituaries.com, or you may request your Funeral Service Provider to place the notice on your behalf, with us;  the fee is $19.95, including HST, payable by E-Transfer.

Notices to be placed with HaltonObituaries.com, by On-Line Funeral Centres, are the most current, and without the publishing fee. 

Please submit at  Contact-Us to email your Notice Information with picture for immediate posting.  Invoice will be emailed once Notice is published.

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McDermott MarkMcDERMOTT, Dr. Mark R. - (February 24, 1950 – August 13, 2019) - 

Mark closed his final flight plan on August 13, 2019 at Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton surrounded by close family and friends.

Born in Toronto in 1950, he left for Hamilton in 1969. With an intense scientific curiosity, he excelled in academic studies at McMaster University where he obtained a PhD and became a member of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

In the field of research, as part of McMaster’s Immunology Research Group, Mark focussed on the mucosal immune response and contributed to the development of new delivery methods for vaccines, helping McMaster achieve its world-recognized research position. As part of the university’s administration, he facilitated millions of dollars of research contracts with the private sector and became a sought-after consultant to the Biotech and Pharmaceutical industries.

But it was the field of teaching that became Mark’s passion, particularly during his later years, when he devoted significant time to mentoring and guiding many students toward achieving their academic goals.

From a young age he had a desire to explore the rugged natural landscape. He became proficient with a paddle and descended many challenging white-water rivers. Over time, the need for adrenalin was replaced with a need for serenity which he found through frequent sea kayaking trips to Georgian Bay. Like many with a love for the outdoors, the mountains also beckoned. He became an accomplished mountaineer and scaled many peaks in the Canadian Rockies, including 19 first ascents. On skis, he schussed through the powder snow of slopes in North and South America. Eventually, his desire to be at elevation could not be satisfied by foot and chairlift alone. He obtained his pilot’s license and owned and flew an assortment of power planes and gliders.

All of these endeavours were practiced with dogged precision plus a stroke of luck. He made his line down turbulent rivers and never fell from the precipice of a mountain. He only missed an airport runway once, emerging unscathed, and survived the famous Nepali earthquake of 2015 while en route to the base camp of Mount Everest.

Above all else, what he found most satisfying in the pursuit of scientific knowledge and lofty adventure was the camaraderie of those with whom he engaged… his “cronies” as he liked to call them.

Mark leaves behind his loving wife Marilyn, son Chris, brother Paul as well as many thankful friends, colleagues, students and dachshunds of years gone by.

There will be a celebration of his extraordinary life later this fall.

For those wishing to make a donation in Mark’s memory, please consider the Georgian Bay Land Trust or the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve. (Arrangements wirh Smith’s funeral home, Brant St. chapel, Burlington.)

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of...

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