September 29, 1939 – October 13, 2018

Lehmann, James (Jim) – passed away peacefully on October 13, 2018 at the age of 79 at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was a graduate of the University of Waterloo, class of ’65 , in Mechanical Engineering. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years Loretta (Booth). Son of the late Albert and Collette (Huber) Lehmann. Predeceased by his brother George (2014). Survived by his sister Mary (Garry) Leveck and sister-in-law Julianne. He will be missed by in-laws Roger and Bonnie Booth, Barbara and David Smye, Rosemary and Aaron Almas, and Warren Booth and Lorraine Dargavel as well as many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will held at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas on Thursday, October 18th from 11:00 until the time of Jim’s Service at 12:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Parkinson Society, Southwestern Ontario would be appreciated.

July 9, 1932 – October 1, 2018


She never lost a fight, not with marauding bears, mad trappers or the few unfortunate individuals who, over her 86-plus years, foolishly made the mistake of underestimating her.

And through it all she laughed, not a demure, mouth-behind-your-hand laugh, but the kind of full-throated, near hysterical roar that caused restaurant diners to turn their heads and involuntarily smile.

Rita Robbins was a force of nature. We can’t say with absolute certainty, but she may have been the reason that giant storms were once only named after women.

But Hurricane Rita has passed.

She took her leave at Wentworth Lodge on Oct. 1, almost eight years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, a disease that incapacitated her but never diminished her. She was there to the end, her laugh, her frequently salty language, her confidence that she should be the centre of attention in whatever room she was in.

She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred Hector Robbins, in 2004.

She is survived by her two sons, Grant Robbins (Linda) of Nipigon, Ontario, and Dana Robbins (Catherine) of Hamilton, five grandchildren (Clinton, Brandy, Dana, Nicola and Jacob) and seven great grandchildren (Aydin, Charlotte, Wyatt, Ellie, Nathan, Jaxson and Sawyer.)

Our family feels such gratitude to the team at Wentworth Lodge, Dr. Scott Nash, the nurses, the support workers, the recreational, cleaning and custodial staff. If there are angels on earth, they are probably working at Wentworth Lodge.

A service celebrating Rita’s life will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 at 11.30 a.m. at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas.

Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated.

January 12, 1930 – September 27, 2018

Smith, Robert Leroy “Bob” – Passed away peacefully with family at his side at Wentworth Lodge in Dundas on Thursday, September 27, 2018, formerly of Brantford, Cambridge and St. Thomas.  Predeceased by his beloved wife Marilyn (2012).  Dearly loved and missed by daughter Penny and husband Steve Garrison; granddaughter Janelle (Kyle Dore); great-granddaughter Ella Jane; siblings Marion (Craig Otto), Barb (Bob Cox), Art (Vonna); sisters-in-law Shirley Smith, Patricia (Richard Atkinson) and Betty Beaudry.  Predeceased by parents Herman and Helen; brother Lee and sister Shirley (Alf Robertson).  Bob lived his life with joy.  He had the gift of gab and easily struck up a conversation with friend and stranger.  Through his life Bob was a community builder and friend to all.  Bob cherished his time spent with family and friends at his Haliburton Sunrise Cottage.  He was an avid fisherman, putterer and handyman extraordinaire and most recently bingo caller.  Bob was a long time employee of Massey-Ferguson and throughout his life he was an active member of several faith communities and most recently he found a home at Knox Presbyterian Church, Dundas.  Special thanks to the staff at Wentworth Lodge for the care and compassion Bob received.  Friends will be received by the family on Sunday afternoon from 3 – 6 p.m. at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas.  Bob’s Service will be held at KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 23 Melville Street, Dundas on Monday at 11:00 a.m.  Private interment will take place in Cambridge, ON.  If you so wish, donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Dundas would be appreciated by the family.

February 4, 1961 – September 24, 2018

Berkes, Cynthia Lynn (nee Dillane) – It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Cindy at St. Peter’s on Monday, September 24, 2018 in her 58th year.  Loving daughter of Ed (and the late Ann) and step-mom Carol.  Devoted mother to Noelle.  Cherished sister to Sean, Tyler (Jenn) and Blake (Rachel).  She will be fondly remembered and missed by godmother Wendy  and friend Al, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Thank you to her many devoted and long time friends for their support, compassion and visits during Cindy’s journey.  Thank you to the VON, staff 3 East at St. Peter’s, for your exemplary care and compassion.  Friends will be received by the family on Sunday, September 30 at 11:00 a.m. until the time of Cindy’s Service at 12:00 p.m. at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas.  Cremation has taken place.  In lieu of flowers, donation to the VON, St. Peter’s Palliative Care or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.  Rest in Peace Cindy

June 17, 1923 – September 24, 2018

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Villa on Monday, September 24, 2018, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late John Sampson (1983) and the late Larry Kilgour (2003). Loving mother of the late Doug (Anna), Dan (Janice), Scott (Joanne) and Laura Ginther (Kent), and step-mother to Patricia Kadechuk (late Glen), Judy Colantino (Peter) and Nancy Kilgour (Keith Pacey). Loving grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Marie will be sadly missed by her dear friends Dolly and Shirley. A Celebration of Marie’s Life will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Cattel Family Centre (beside Turner Family Funeral Home), 53 Main Street, Dundas. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Huntington’s Society, the Good Shepherd Centre or the Down Syndrome Society would be appreciated. Special thanks to the staff of Cherry Lane at St. Joseph’s Villa for their excellent care of our mother.

May 4, 1928 – September 21, 2018


Passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Hermann (May 2018). Mourned by family in Germany and friends in Canada. Cremation has taken place. In accordance with Ursula’s wishes there will be no service. Heartfelt thanks to the wonderful caregivers and staff at Shalom Village.

April 15, 1937 – September 18, 2018

Hambly, Margaret (nee Jones) – Maggie passed away peacefully on September 18, 2018, at the age of 81, after a short and unexpected diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer. Beloved wife of the late Don Hambly (1995) and loving Mum to Victoria (Harry Coffie) and Barry (Hanri Jobert). Donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Trillium Gift of Life Network would be greatly appreciated. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception until 5:00 p.m. at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas.

September 19, 1929 – September 5, 2018

Virginia left us peacefully at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton. Virginia was well loved by her daughter, Patricia MacLeod, and her husband David, her son, Thomas Bontje, and his wife Clara, and four terrific grandsons, Christopher MacLeod, with his wife Philippa,  Jeffrey MacLeod and Jacquelyn, Justin Bontje and Jazmina,  Matthew Bontje and Molly. She also leaves her brother Donald Stevenson. Virginia was predeceased by husbands Alfred Hanley and Henry Bontje.

Virginia grew up in Kingston and then spent more than sixty years in London. Five and a half years ago, she moved to Amica at Dundas and enjoyed this community.

A service to celebrate Virginia’s life will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas on Saturday, November 10th at 1:00 pm with visitation one hour before the service, reception to follow.

Donations in Virginia’s memory to the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation in Hamilton will be appreciated, their care of Virginia was exceptional.

November 2, 1926 – September 9, 2018

Passed away peacefully in her sleep, in Dundas, on September 9, 2018 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Ronald McKenzie Arner of Dundas; mother of Patricia Lynn (Patti) and her husband Alex of Burlington, and Paul Arner and his wife Angie of Dundas; grandmother to McKenzie and Maddison Arner, and Liam and Nolan Passmore; sister of June Horachek and the late Tom Horachek of Stoney Creek; sister-in-law of the late Arthur and Ann Arner of Kingsville. She will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews and other members of her family. Thank you to the Nurses and PSWs at St. Joseph’s Villa for their kindness and care for the past year; and a special thank you to Cathy and Princess! A private family burial to take place. Donations can be made, in memory, to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

June 27, 1951 – September 7, 2018

Dennett, Diane Jean (nee Wallace) – Passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton on Friday, September 7, 2018.  Predeceased by husband Jake.  Diane will be deeply loved and missed by her brother David and wife Joan; nieces Lisa and Kristen and great-niece Ava Victoria.  Her dog Corki misses her dearly.  Friends will be received by the family on Tuesday afternoon from 12:00 until the time of Diane’s Service at 1:00 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas.  Cremation will follow.  If you so wish, donations to the Ancaster Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.