February 17, 1954 – May 19, 2017


Downey, Jain Isobella (nee Ross) – Passed away at home surrounded by love on May 19, 2017. Beloved wife of Peter. Loving mother to Helen Margaret (Michael Banks) and Joyce Constance. Proud Bumma of Dollie Elizabeth. Sister of Gordon (Penny) Ross. Reunited with her parents Betty and Evans Ross. Friends & Family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St Dundas, Ontario, on Thursday May 25 from 10am-11am with a service to follow at 11:00 am. To honour Jain’s love for animals, donations to Ladybird Animal Sanctuary or Greyhound Relocation and Adoption Canada are greatly appreciated. The family wishes to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to Dr. Hugh Boyd for helping bring Jain home in her final days.

October 23, 1915 – May 9, 2017


Mary passed away peacefully at Wentworth Lodge in Dundas on May 9, 2017, at the age of 101. Mary is predeceased by: her husband, Robert (Bob); her parents, Joseph and Tekla (Kathleen) Stechyshyn, her brother Walter; her sisters, Jenny and Stella (McCosky). She is survived by her sons, Malcolm (Lin) and Graeme (Joan), her grandchildren, Derek (Amy), Heather, and Iain (Jacinthe), and her great-grandson, Elliot.

Mary was born in Fort William, Ontario, in 1915. Her father had emigrated from Jereirzany, Galicia, Poland, and her mother from the Ukraine – Austria. Her family moved soon after to Hamilton, Ontario, where she, and her siblings, were raised. Mary graduated from Delta High School before taking post-secondary studies in office administration. She started working for Canadian Sterling Electric Company, and eventually became secretary-treasurer. When she married Bob, she became the accountant and office/business manager and co-owner for McMaster Pottery in Dundas, for close to 40 years, until its closure in 1988.

Over her long life, Mary was a devout and supportive wife, mother and grandmother. She was the driving force of her immediate family, and along with her sisters-in-law, maintained a strong extended McMaster family. She enjoyed being active, being a member of the Dundas Travel Club and Garden Club for many years. She always strove to continually increase her knowledge in many areas, and was never lost for words when asked for an opinion. Mary was a tireless worker both at the pottery, in her garden, at her cottage, and especially, in the kitchen, where she was known for her cooking.

Mary became afflicted with dementia in her mid 80s. She remained in her own home until her late 90s, and then moved to Wentworth Lodge, where she received excellent care and comfort over the past 3 1/2 years.

A remembrance/interment service will be held at a later date.

January 14, 1951 – April 30, 2017

Taylor, Linda Margaret – It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Linda Margaret McArthur Taylor, daughter of late Margaret Hanes McArthur and Lloyd McArthur.  In her 67th year, surrounded by her two children, Linda died peacefully in hospital following a stroke.  She will be sorely missed by her husband James B. (Jim) Taylor, her children Dallas and Delana (Pete), and her grandchildren Callaway, Blake, Austin, Colton, Harley and Alex.  As well as the vast amount of family, friends and critters that had the pleasure of crossing paths and meeting her throughout the years starting at the 4 way stop to Taylor Farms.  It will be a tremendous loss for the Flamborough community.  In her final days, she received her final prayers of being with her son and daughter and their children in the same room, enjoying each other’s company.  With a hand picked bunch of flowers from your garden, your favourite pair of cowboy boots on, the family would like to invite you in coming and sharing your memories on Thursday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, where Linda’s Service will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m.  In Linda’s memory, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  A luncheon will be held at Rock Chapel United Church, Friday afternoon following the interment.

“Happy trails to you – keep smiling til we meet again!”                                                                                                                 … Continue reading

November 30, 1929 – April 29, 2017


Harmer, James David – November 30, 1929 – April 29, 2017

“Safe in the Arms of Jesus”…Until we meet again.

Jim was predeceased by his parents Clayton and Lillian (nee Davies) Harmer, his infant sons David and Andrew, and grandson Richard Folkerts.

Missing Jim are his wife Pat (nee Thompson) of 63 years; his children Kathy and John Flanagan, Patti and Mark Folkerts, Tim Harmer and Diane; and his sister Shirley Carson and her family. “Pop”/“Great-Pop” experienced tremendous joy and love in his relationships with his grandchildren Kelly and Adam Van Dinther, James Flanagan, Robert and Jennifer Downs, Matt and Erin Downs, Jessica and Black Boughen, Stephanie Folkerts, Elisabeth Harmer, Katie Harmer, Aiden Wang; and his great-grandchildren Lily, Maggie, Henk, Charlie, Deegan, and Everley. Also remembered by extended family members of the Moon and Thompson families.

Jim was an extremely devoted member of the Waterdown Masonic Lodge for over 60 years and a long-term member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Dundas. He spent his career in the life insurance business with Toronto Mutual, North American Life and Manulife and served his clients with compassion. In all aspects of his life, Jim served others quietly with great respect and love, exemplifying his strong Christian faith.

Jim and Pat had many golfing trips to Myrtle Beach over the years. At home, they played golf at Oak Gables in Ancaster. In both places they made many friends through their golfing.

The Harmer family lived at the corner of York Road and Old Guelph Road, known as Pleasant View, for over 160 years. Jim loved this land and nature, and spent much time outside enjoying both over his full 87 years. To Jim, his home and family were number one. The family spent much time together by Jim’s side, in this place, as he endured his final days in the battle with cancer.

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With a deep sadness we announce the passing of Neil on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Tina for 49 years, loving father of Mark and Keith and father-in-law to Denise and Jillian.  Dear brother of the late Cyril (Jean) and brother-in-law to Steve and Amanda. Pops will be greatly missed by his four granddaughters Shea, Fiona, Ciara and Gwen. Neil will also be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Neil enjoyed the simple things in life. He was happiest spending time with family, strolling down a trail with his beloved four legged friends or of course watching a Manchester United match. He had a quick, warm smile, gentle manner and a sense of humour about him that always made people feel welcome.


“And now these three remain:

Faith, hope and love.

But the greatest of these is love.”


1 Corinthians 13


A Celebration of Life will be held at Southcote 53,  534 Garner Rd E, Ancaster, ON on Saturday May 13th from 12-4 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to  the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA, 245 Dartnell Rd., Hamilton, ON. L8W 9Z9

March 12, 1938 – April 20, 2017

And he said unto me, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12: 9

In her 80th year, after a life of abiding Christian faith, Audrey passed away peacefully in her bed at the Ridgeview Long Term Care Centre in Stoney Creek. Predeceased by her parents Dr. Alvin and Mrs. Harriett Woods (nee Brennen) of Dundas, Aud was born in Hamilton and spent most of her life in Dundas, Ontario and the surrounding area. She was a big sister to “Brudder” Ronald Reid Woods of Burlington, and deeply loved his children Lisa McAvoy (Derek) of Etobicoke and Pamela Corazza (Claudio) of North Bay. Aud was delighted by the birth of all her grand-nieces and -nephews but served the particularly special role of godmother to Noelle Florence Corazza.

Of great significance was her marriage to Wayne Cruickshanks of Burlington. Wayne was generous, patient and kind with Audrey, and took good care of her for many years. Through him she came to love his mother, “Mrs. C”, brother-in-law Ron, and late sister-in-law Aurore whom she lovingly called “the modern day saint”. Aud felt greatly blessed to have a gentle and entirely lovable mother-in-law, and a brother- and sister-in-law who were always exceedingly kind to her. Audrey spoke with great love and affection about nephews Wayne, Ronny, Jamie and Michael, and nieces Diane and Nadine. She was truly grateful that they were a part of her life.

Audrey invested much of her life advocating to prevent and end the grave abuse of fundamental human rights, promote animal welfare and prevent cruelty to animals. She fought for these ideals with pen and paper, her own voice, and financial contributions. She also used these strategies to fight for the world she envisioned, in which every child is able to realize their God-given potential.

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April 19, 1936 – April 18, 2017


Harper, Marjorie Lois (nee Hannah) – April 19, 1936 – April 18, 2017 – It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, Lois, hours shy of her 81st birthday. She leaves behind her devoted husband of almost 59 years, Allan, and four loving children Ken (Brenda), Cheryl (Joe), Doug, and Janet (Darcy). Known as the coolest and hippest grandma ever, she leaves behind 7 grandchildren Nicole, Rachel, Michelle (Brian), Jessie, Ben, Matthew, and Jacob as well as 4 great-grandchildren. She was always their biggest fan and the most special wife, mom, and grandma anyone could ask for, She also leaves behind her loving sister, Dot & husband Scrub, and will always be remembered as “Aunt Loisi” by Sandy (Mike), Greg (Joanne) and their families. Lois will also be missed by her many cherished friends. Friends and family are invited to the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas, on Friday April 21 from 6-9p.m.. The service will be held in the chapel on Saturday April 22 at 10a.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

July 15, 1929 – April 14, 2017

It is with deep emotion that we announce the unexpected passing of our ‘Gord, Gordon, Gordy, Onkel, Dad, Pops or Opa’. By which-ever name he was called he was respected and welcomed. Beloved husband of Elfriede for 66 years, loving father to Janet Breitmaier and Rein (Char) Breitmaier, and doting Opa to two generations Robyn (Luigi) Bruni and their children Keele, Tiziano and Idina, and Taryn Breitmaier and son Dexter. Predeceased by his parents Ernest Herman & Johanna Mina Breitmaier.

Gordon championed two careers, first as a wood-worker/cabinet maker with Globe Furniture of Waterloo and later as a foreman with Sunar Hauserman of Waterloo.

Gordon and Elfriede enjoyed early retirement in Fort Myers Florida and Point Clark Ontario, and recently have called Dundas Ontario home.

In keeping with the family’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be observed at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St in Dundas on Friday, April 21, 2017 with visitation at 1pm, and a service at 2pm.

January 7, 1925 – April 13, 2017

Main, Clarence William “Bill” – Passed away peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his wife Joanne (Jan.2017). Loving Dad to Terry, Kim and her husband Steve, cherished and loving Papa & great Papa to Helena, Cam and Sebastian, Lisa, Matt & Olivia.  Bill is survived by his siblings Marie, Wray, Leone (Paul), Jon (Lynn) and Kathy. Predeceased by his parents Cecil and Annie and his brothers Glenn and Grant. Bill was a Lifetime member of the RCL Br.#36, Dundas, he proudly served with the RCA during WWII and the Korean conflict. Bill was also a longtime member of the Good Times Hunting & Fishing Club, and was a member of the Dundas Seniors Club where he made many good friends & memories over the years. As per Bill’s wishes, there will be a private Family Service at a later date. Heartfelt thank you to the staff at the HGH and a special thank you to nurse Monica for their care and compassion during this time. Expressions of sympathy to the RCL Br.#36 Poppy Fund would be appreciated by the family.

October 22, 1933 – April 10, 2017

Sardella, Keith Victor James – Peacefully at Emmanuel House on Monday, April, 10, 2017, in his 84th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Shirley in December and sadly missed by his son Michael (Patricia) and daughter Laura (Merlyn MacPhee); grandchildren Brandy Young, Grant MacPhee (Amanda) and Andrew Sardella and great grandchildren Aliexia and Aubrey. Survived by many nieces and nephews, his brother Malcolm and predeceased by 11 brothers and sisters. Keith was a long-time employee of Steetley Quarry, was a member of the Steelworkers Union and a faithful patron of Flamborough Downs. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday afternoon and evening from 2-4 & 6-8 at the Turner family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Vigil Prayers Thursday afternoon at 2:30. Expression of sympathy to Emmanuel House would be appreciated by the family.