William Everest Bryans

December 16, 1925-March 13, 2018

Bill Bryans, dearly beloved husband of Helen (Gardner) and brother of Barbara Braithwaite (John) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 13 in his 93rd year.

A professional optometrist, Bill practised for 48 years first with his father and then his cousin, Warren Currie, with offices in downtown Hamilton. Bill contributed to his community for 16 years as a member of the Dundas School Board and the Wentworth County Board, becoming chair of both.

Bill was active in the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite and after his retirement the Probus Club of Hamilton. He loved jazz and swing music and through good seasons and bad cheered on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He followed politics as a “Bill Davis Progressive Conservative,” and wintered for 30 years in Naples, Florida where he made many friends. For the last several decades of his life, Bill enjoyed the daily companionship of a fine group of friends at Tim Horton’s. A Dundas man throughout his adult life, Bill said he always had a “warm feeling in his heart” when he returned there from trips.

Above all, Bill and Helen took special interest in the lives and careers of their children: Wendy (Jeffrey Simpson), Ian (Lynn Coslett) and Martha (Tom Knowlton). The entire family suffered a terrible blow when Ian suddenly passed away in 2015. Bill, a self-described “frustrated jock,” took great pleasure in watching Ian and four grandsons play football.

Bill leaves behind eight grandchildren – Tait Simpson (Katie Martin), Danielle Simpson (Geoffrey Carran), Brook Simpson (Anna Borotko), Shane Bryans (Lianne Wilson), Matthew Bryans (Emily Duggan), Katie Knowlton, Briana Knowlton, Laura Knowlton – and four great-grandchildren, Theo Simpson, Carter John Carran, Landon Bryans and Alexis Carran.

Special thanks to Rose Ortiz, the caregivers from LHIN, the staff at Amica and the local Veterans Affairs office for their kindnesses to Bill.

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May 13, 1945 – March 17, 2018

Foster, Dale Gordon Edwin – Suddenly at his home on Saturday, March 17, 2018, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of the late Donna (2007), and father of Rosalind Glousher (Jeremy), Robert and  Jacqueline Ward. Remembered always by his grandchildren Stephen,  Mathew, Tony, and Michael. Predeceased by his daughter Patricia Munro. A Celebration of Dale’s Life will be held on Wednesday afternoon from 2-4 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. As per his wishes, there will be no funeral. Expressions of sympathy to the St. John’s Ambulance would be appreciated by the family.

December 2, 1929 – March 8, 2018

It is with much sadness we announce the passing of Mavis on March 8, 2018 after an agonizing fight with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Dennis (predeceased 2007), Mom to Shelley (Lance) and Jason (Sylvia). Grandy to Alex (Erin), Tamara (Zach), Morgan (Hannah), Brittanie (Phil), and Tyler (Julie). Great-Grandy to Rylan and Madeline. The family would like to express our thanks to the kind staff at Amica, Dundas, the incredible Shannon Cousins of LHIN CCAC, and the very caring nurses and Dr. Bev of East 3 St. Peters. Cremation has taken place. Friends and family are welcome to attend a service of remembrance at Turner Family Funeral Home – 53 Main Street, Dundas, on Saturday, March 17, 2018 – 10:30am to 11:30am visitation, with the  Service at 11:30 am, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers please donate to an animal charity of your choice.


Mom, we love you and you will always be in our hearts forever.

January 12, 1940 – March 8, 2018

Laurie, Maureen – With sadness, the family announces the passing of Maureen on Thursday March 8, 2018. Predeceased by her parents Charles & Ethel Laurie. She will be missed by many cousins and friends. Visitation will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas, on Wednesday March 14, 2018 from 1 – 1:30p.m. with a Service at 1:30p.m. Donations in memory can be made to a charity of your choice.

May 15, 1939 – March 5, 2018

Grigg, Mary (nee Lightheart) Born in Edinburgh, Scotland on May 15th, 1939, passed away March 5th , 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Mary leaves behind her husband of 58 years, Norman, as well as her 2 sons Mark and Russell, daughter-in-law Louisa and grandchildren Mathew and Angela.   Mary was born into a family of 10 with 5 girls and 5 boys; Violet, Jean, Inna, Helen, James, John, Eddie, David and Bill. We would like to express our thanks to the emergency staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Family and friends will be received at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, Ontario on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. Services for Mary will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Snively, Lorna Mae – At the Hamilton General Hospital on Friday, March 2, 2018, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Bill, and loving mother to Ken (Barb) and Lynda Sandilands (Rick). Predeceased by her daughter Carolanne Green. Cherished grandmother of Laura (Bruce), Michelle (Ed), Ryan (Sarah) and Heather, and GG Ma to Frankie, Andrew, Alex and Sophie. Lorna was happy to live independently on her own terms. Friends will be received by the family on Tuesday morning from 11 until the time of Lorna’s Service at 12 noon at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Followed by a reception next door at the Cattel Family Centre. Cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy to St. Mark’s United Church would be appreciated by the family.

April 20, 1927 – March 2, 2018

Poirier, Olive Mary Jane (nee Smith) – Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Villa on Friday, March 2, 2018, in her 91st year. Born in Proton Township, ON to Herbert and Sadie (nee Cutting) Smith. Beloved wife of the late Real Jean “Roy” in 2011. Dear mother of Marcel (Margie), Janet (Ed) Rattray and Dave (Linda). Loving grandmother of Amy (Mike), Diane (Lindsay), Michele (Adam), Jennifer (Jon), Jacqueline, Nicole, Eddy Rattray, Danielle, Mae, Jesselyn Rattray and Mary. Great Grandma of Dustin, Ayla, Rylee, Robbie and Jackson. Sister of Mae Slack, Ray (Marie), Bruce, Christina (Alex) Patterson and the late Archie. Aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was a 15 year employee of Tuckett’s Tobacco before staying at home to raise her family. Her love was her garden and her TOPS club outings. Many thanks to all the staff and caregivers at St. Joseph’s Villa for their friendship and care over the last 18 years. Friends will be received by the family on Sunday afternoon and evening from 2-4 & 6-8 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, where the Service for Olive will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment White Chapel Cemetery, followed by a reception and fellowship at the Cattel Family Centre, next door to the Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy to St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

October 28, 1926 – February 26, 2018

Dallman, Audrey, called “Holly” by family and friends, passed away Feb 26, 2018 at 10:45 pm. She is fondly remembered and missed by her husband (Bill Dallman), her children Carolyn, Joanne, Garth and daughter-in-law Marlene, her grandchildren Donovan and wife Shannon, Brendan, Caleb, Tyler and Nevin, and great grandchildren Devin, Hayden and Logan.  She was a dedicated member of St. James Anglican Church in Dundas acting as a former warden, stalwart choir member and treasurer for St. James Anglican Church in Dundas. She worked as a law clerk and bookkeeper for Van Der Woerd and Faber for many years. And in her retirement spent several years at Revenue Canada at income tax time.  Friends will be received by the family at ST. JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH, 137 Melville Street, Dundas, on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 1:00 until the time of Holly’s  Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Everyone welcome.  Thanks to all friends and family members who have provided support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers please make your donation to St. James Anglican Church or your favorite charity, in Holly’s name.

August 18, 1919 – February 21, 2018

Hunter, Alexander  – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful man and loving father in his 98th year on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Born in Clydebank, Scotland August 18, 1919, he is reunited with his adored wife and soulmate Marie (nee Hackwell). Predeceased by his parents Alexander and Catherine, sister Margaret, and brothers in law Alex, Lee and Tom. He will be deeply and forever missed by his daughter Carol (Ralph), son Jay, grandchildren Angela, John, Ashton, Keaton and great grandson Chase Alexander Benedetti, his sisters Grace and Jenny and many nieces nephews and cousins. A Flight Lieutenant in WWII with the 447 squadron, he piloted a Spitfire over Juno Beach on D-Day. Knighted by France with the Knights Order of the Legion of Honor medal. Electrical Engineering graduate (U of T), employee of Canadian General Electric and a very talented artist.  Sincere thanks for the years of care received at the General, St. Joseph’s , Juravinski and McMaster Hospitals and the compassion of staff at Wentworth Lodge. A celebration of life will be held at St. Paul’s United Church in Dundas on April 15th at 1 PM. Donations to the Air Force Club in Dundas would be appreciated.

On February 17, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, Wilma Gumbert peacefully joined her lord and savior for all eternity. Wilma Marguerite Gumbert (nee Ferguson), predeceased by her first husband Flory Pacific and her late husband Charles Gumbert passed in her 84th year.  Dearly loved and missed by her three sons George Ferguson (Janice), Donald Ferguson (Cathy), Percy Pacific (Susan) and her five grand-children and five great grand-children. The family wish to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff at Wentworth Lodge for their dedication to Wilma over the past number of years. Friends and family to be received for visitation at Turner Family Funeral Home Ltd., 53 Main Street Dundas, Ontario, on Wednesday February 21st from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. A celebration of Wilma’s life is to be held on Thursday February 22nd at 11:00 am with internment to follow at Grove Cemetery in Dundas.