McDougall, Dorothy

1919 – 2020

Very few people live a life that spans a century, but we knew that she was ready to go. It’s just hard for those of us who are left to turn the page. Born in Hamilton, Dorothy also lived in Deep River and Ottawa, but the Dundas/Hamilton area was where she considered to be her home. She left the Hamilton area in 2008 after her husband (John B. McDougall) of close to 70 years died and moved up to Ottawa where she died at Granite Ridge Community Care on August 4, 2020 after a long illness. Those who are left to mourn include her daughter Valerie Carey of Espanola, grandchildren Ian Carey (and wife Terra and daughter Abbie) of Niagara Falls and Heather Carey (and partner Richard Fournier and children Willow and Hunter) of Spanish, sister Gail Brooks of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and several generations of nieces and nephews. Her parents (Edward and Bessie Pitcher) and brother (Fred Pitcher) predeceased her. She was a member of Dundas Baptist Church for over 60 years. As the church was very important to her, we would ask that donations in her memory be made to Dundas Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held at the church at a later date. Special thanks for the extraordinary care and compassion shown by the staff at Granite Ridge during this difficult time.

A Service will take place at a later date.

Penner, Peter

October 10, 1934 – July 31, 2020

With great sadness we announce the passing of Peter on 31 July, 2020 due to complications from dementia. Left to mourn are his wife Michele (nee Fleming), sisters Mary (Jake) Warkentin, Martha (Syd) Traikowsky, and brother John (Marilyn). Also all of Michele’s sisters and brothers and their spouses who loved Peter dearly, many nieces and nephews and especially nephew Ryan VanSickle who with his Uncle Peter enjoyed the odd G&T on the balcony. Predeceased by first wife Jean (Miller), daughter Janice, brother Jacob (Susan), sister Aganetha Andrews (John). Peter had a great life doing what he loved. A career military man (1958 – 1990) serving first with the Provost Corp. One day after crawling on a tank he decided he would rather do that so remustered to the Armour Corp. serving with various regiments in Canada, Germany and UN tours in Cyprus and the Middle East. Peter retired as a member of the 8th Canadian Hussars. Peter made many great friends in the military which he maintained to this day. Peter was an active man who played golf and curled for many years and was an avid hunter and fisherman. His go to in the fall every year was hunting with the Indian River Hunt Club gang. Peter’s best time was our move to “The Pennerosa” a 100 acre piece of heaven we moved to on our posting to Trenton in 1988. He thrived there planting a big garden, making the best wine for miles around, cutting wood, grass and ploughing snow. Making the sweet, sticky taste of spring in maple syrup was another one of Peter’s talents. He loved going across the road in the morning to Trillium Ridge Sugar Bush and cooking sap. Another passion at this time was raising champion beagles. Trips to Hare and Fox trials were plenty and more great friendships were forged. Peter’s years lived on Maple Sugar Road were his best times and so many friends there still. Peter’s other great passion was being a Mason. He was Master of Deseronto Lodge and District Deputy Grand Master of Prince Edward County 1996-97. Peter went through Scottish and York Rite rituals to become a Master Mason. Once that was accomplished the next step was to become a Shriner which he did in 1992 and enjoying the friends and fundraising there became club president in 2008 and past Commander Legion of Honour for Rameses 2008. It is hard to sum up the great man Peter was in this small space. He will be missed so much. We send him to the “Great Architecture of the Universe” with much love and hugs. See you there Your “Babe”. Wish to thank emerg staff and Mary Grace Wing 4th Floor for the wonderful care they gave to Peter.  Donations to Shriner Children’s Hospital, Montreal, Alzherimer Society, Hamilton/Burlington SPCA or St. Joseph’s Hospital would be appreciated by family. Service for Peter will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas on August 7 at 11:00 a.m. If you wish to attend please RSVP at All attendees must follow the directives stated on


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Rice, Douglas Bruce “Doug”

August 18, 1949 – July 23, 2020

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Douglas Bruce Rice after a courageous battle with cancer.  He will be deeply missed by his wife Nancy, daughters Alanna (Chris Rowe), Sarah Lindeman, Amanda (Vanni Boetto) and cherished grandsons Julian and Cristian.  Doug is predeceased by his parents Lorne and Betty Rice and brother Jeff (Carol).  He is survived by his sister Carolyn Komaromi and many nieces and nephews.

Doug worked for CIBC for 35 years largely in Hamilton and Toronto.  He retired from his role of Regional Director of Private Banking in 2004 to enjoy time with his family and to pursue his favourite past -time of golf.  Doug was happiest outdoors hiking with his family, walking the beach in Florida, kayaking among the mangroves on the Indian River and exploring the world. He has given us many funny stories and ‘Dougisms’ which we hope to share at a memorial next spring when the Covid restrictions are lifted and we can truly celebrate together as Doug would have wanted. He was outgoing, boisterous, and full of life and he will be missed and remembered every day.  As per Doug’s wishes cremation has taken place.  Comments and remembrances may be made through The Turner Family Funeral Home, Dundas.

Should you wish to make a donation in Doug’s name, please consider the Juravinski Cancer Clinic who provided him with excellent care over the past 6 years, or a charity of your choice.

Thank you to all our family and friends for being there during the difficult times.  Your support will never be forgotten.

                 Life is an adventure – live it fully and live it with love.

Large, Colleen Gail

December 2, 1965 – July 19, 2020

aka Birdie lover of life and laughter died Sunday, July 19 in her 55th year. Self proclaimed favourite child of Gladys and Roy. Deeming herself the best sibling, she was a crazy silly sister to Michael, Patricia, Tracie and Shawn. The family did however concur she was the most amazing, caring Aunt to Dan, Chris, Justice and Sibylle. A fun loving humorous woman, she worked for the CRA making taxes fun, no easy accomplishment. Her favourite pastime was eating and hanging out with her wide circle of friends and making them laugh mostly in wildly inappropriate ways (just ask them). Although a good eater, she was not a good cook, often using the home smoke detector as her oven timer. She loved coca-cola but it didn’t love her as she was diabetic. She also loved bingo but only when she won (an embarrassment for Patricia who went with her). Her middle finger was the finger she liked the most as she used it often (a sense of pride for Michael who taught and encouraged her in this behaviour). Her only regret was not becoming a stand up comic because she said she likes to sit too much. No viewing or funeral services will be held because Colleen believed in laughing not crying. Although a celebration of Colleen’s life will be held at a later date, after her “cry baby” sister Tracie stops crying. Colleen touched many throughout her memorable life and will be greatly missed by all.

Rankin, William Edward “Bill”

May 20, 1959 – July 1, 2020

After a courageous battle with cancer, Bill, of Greensville, passed away on Canada Day with his family by his side. Cremation has taken place. Respecting Bill’s wishes, there will be no service. Many thanks to Bill’s healthcare team.

Kunc, John Alexander (Al)

April 8, 1944 – June 26, 2020
Al was a born educator who through his profession with the HWDSB strove to ignite a love for learning in students. Upon retirement he pursued his hobbies of golf, fishing, curling, skiing and riding his motorcycle. Al easily engaged anyone he met in conversation. He was a Past Master of the Lodge of Strict Observance. He loved and was loved by his wife Brenda. Al’s pride and joy were his children Rick (Jackie) and Donna (Buck). Memory maker and adored Grandpa of his grandchildren Reilly, Jake, Trevor, Jessica, Shaelyn, Ainslie and Connor. He will be mourned by his sister Lee (Michael) Creal, brother Norm (Emma) Kunc, brother-in-law Jim (Mary) Grandy and his nephews and nieces. Brother-in-law of Wanda and Peter Olsen. Al’s circle of friends reached far and wide and his presence will be missed. A heartfelt thank you to the team of healthcare workers who guided and cared for Al with compassion and always gave us hope. To our friends and neighbours who supported us – when days were dark you brought us into the light. A private celebration of Al’s well lived life will be held. If you choose, a donation can be made in Al’s memory to City Kidz or your favourite charity.

Ciraolo, Charles Edward “Charlie”

Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on June 27, 2020 in his 74th year. Cremation has taken place. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their excellent care.

Donnelly, Robert Gallacher “Bob”

Passed away at St. Joseph’s hospital on Friday, June 19, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Jackie (nee Bytheway) for over 49 years. Loving father to Michael and Megan (Ken) Jones. Caring grandfather to Iris Jones. Cremation has taken place. Due to the restrictions of COVID a private graveside service will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. James Anglican Church would be greatly appreciated.


Morfaw, Frederick

Passed away peacefully on June 15, 2020 at St Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton in his 41st year. Beloved husband of Laura Morfaw. Loving father of Vanessa Morfaw, Prince Henry Morfaw, and Ricka Morfaw. Frederick is predeceased by his father Henry Morfaw, and is survived by his mother Stella Morfaw, his wife Laura, their three children (Vanessa, Prince, Ricka) and siblings Joseph, Arabella and Fanny.  Born in Cameroon, Frederick trained as a Medical Doctor in the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1 from 1998 to 2005, where he later on did a specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2013. Prior to this he completed a Master of Science in Public Health Research at the University of Edinburgh in 2008, and a PhD in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University in 2019. Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. Dundas, on Tuesday, June 23, 2:00-2:50, 3:10-4:00, 7:00-7:50, and 8:10-9:00. A funeral mass will take place at Canadian Martyrs Church, 1349 Main St. W., Hamilton, on Thursday, June 25, at 10:00am. Due to the COVID restrictions, please call the funeral home at 905-628-6412 if you would like to attend the visitation and/or mass as there is a limit to how many people can be in the building at a time. Everyone must wear a mask at all times, and must remain in their cars until their allotted time. All attendees must follow these directives:



Funeral Mass Livestream (June 25, 10a.m.):


Walker, Frederick James “Jim”

Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital in his 92nd year. Beloved by his wife of 69 years, Betty, daughter Irene (Ray), grandsons David (Lori) and Matthew (Orsha) and great grandchildren, Brooke, Kade, Shae, Seth, Vaughn and Tage. He will be missed by all who knew him – to know him was to love him.

Jim retired from McMaster University in 1989, where he was associate registrar for over 20 years. In retirement he volunteered with the Huntington Society of Canada, and with MURA (including as president). He also greatly enjoyed stamp collecting and his stamp collecting friends, and discovered his inner artist. But family always came first. He was a good, loving man, always with a smile on his face.

Special thanks to all the staff at Aberdeen Gardens, who enriched his last years. Particular thanks to all the staff on the surgical six ward at St. Joseph’s – they provided such loving care in his final days.

Cremation has taken place. Due to the current COVID restrictions, a celebration of life will take place at a later date. Should you wish to make a donation in Jim’s name, please consider St Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation, or Jim’s favourite charity, Operation Smile Canada.