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Bishop, Barbara Mary “Barb”

April 7, 1939 – January 14, 2021. Beloved by all who knew her, it is with saddened hearts that her family announces her passing at the age of 81. Barbara Mary Bishop who was known as a wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister, and aunt; who passed on to be with the many family and friends that have moved on before her on, Thursday, January 14, 2021. Barbara will be lovingly missed and remembered by her surviving spouse Charlie Binkley of 20 years. She will be sadly missed by all of her children Jack, Norma Sweetheart (Wendell), and Jamie (Stephanie). She will be remembered by her surviving siblings Ronald, Kenny, Audrey of Saint John, New Brunswick, also by Colleen (Garrett) children of her spouse Charlie. She will be missed and remembered by her 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Barb was a loving, charming soul. Barb’s passion was her family. She would do anything for them, without hesitation. Her humour and kindness is what people loved most about her, making you feel like family no matter who you were. She also enjoyed playing cards and bingo with her friends and in her most recent time she liked spending time with her great-granddaughter Mia and taking her to the park. At home she enjoyed spending time walking the trails of her blueberry fields and watching the birds come to eat seeds on her porch and watching the deer in the fields. Barb (Grandma) will be forever remembered in our hearts.

“Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.”

Papakyriakou, John

(March 14, 1932 – January 14, 2021) passed away peacefully at Emmanuel House Hospice in Hamilton in his 88th year. Loving father of Michael (Peigi) of Maple, Alex (Christina Marshall) of Toronto, Tim of Winnipeg, and Christina Palmer (Dave) of Vancouver. Predeceased by his first wife, Gertrude Papakyriakou, parents Michael and Virginia Papakyriakou (Greece), and loving aunt Alice Licos (Greece). Remembered lovingly by wife Gertraud Singh and her daughter Sheila (Stevan Gacesa) and her son Raja (Priya Arora). Survived by his sister Niki (George Thomas) of Ottawa, and her children Michelle (Christian) and James (Linda) and their families. He will also be so sadly missed by grandchildren John (Alison), Ben (Milan), Matt (Kristen), Ashleigh, Brendan, Nick, Alexander, Rafael and Rohan. Not to be forgotten, “Big Papa” will also be greatly missed by great grandchildren Theo and Troy. John arrived on Canadian soil in 1955 from Greece. Upon completing an Engineering degree at McGill University in Montreal, he moved to Ontario for a work term at Ontario Hydro in Niagara Falls. He then worked at Westinghouse in Hamilton. In November 1958, John started work at El-Met-Parts in Dundas, Ontario, a company that makes laminations for electric motors. Remaining there for 62 years, he led a management buyout of El-Met-Parts in 1987. This kept the company in Dundas, and continued to provide employment to generations of Dundas residents. In addition to being a hard-working entrepreneur, he was a devoted family man.  He made his family feel loved and honoured. A private celebration of John’s life will be held at Turner Funeral Home in Dundas on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. A larger celebration to honour this wonderful man will be held when larger gatherings will be allowed. The family would like to recognize the compassionate and professional care provided by Bayshore Home Health and Emmanuel House Hospice.  In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Panagia Greek Orthodox Church and Emmanuel House Hospice (both in Hamilton).

Calamai, Mary (nee Donald)

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing on January 12, 2021, of our beloved sister Mary Elizabeth (Donald) Calamai in her 77th year at the Juravinski Hospital. She was cared for by brother Rick and sister Patsy and the wonderful caring staff at the hospital especially Nathan, Shawnee, Joy, Natalie, Lauren and Dr. Raza. Mary was an avid world traveler having lived in London, Nairobi, Washington D.C., Vancouver and Ottawa as she accompanied her husband Peter at his various postings with Southam News. In later years they delighted in travelling together with a group of friends from University affectionately referred to as “The Dorking Dozen”. Mary moved to Stratford with Peter in 2016 to spend their retirement, closer to friends and the theatre that they loved. She was an avid Theater goer who actively fostered the same love in her many young nieces and nephews, treating them and their parents to an annual trip to the Stratford Festival since 1996. Mary was a collector of many things, with a special interest in beautiful fabrics, china and ephemera. She loved good food especially when accompanied by close friends and family, and a glass of white wine. Mary enjoyed spending time at the family cottage and was able to enjoy one last summer there in 2020. Mary is predeceased by her husband Peter Calamai, her parents Lt. Col. H. L. (Bud) and Frances Donald, her nephew Alex and her brother-in-law Doug McArthur. She is survived by her siblings Margaret McArthur, Jim Donald, Joe Donald (Sherree), Sue Rooney (Jim), Patsy Donald (Kevin McTiernan), Mike Donald (Mary Ann) and Rick Donald (Rose). She is also survived by brother in laws Michael Calamai and Paul Calamai (Kathy Sharpe). She will be missed dearly by her many nieces and nephews, Keith McArthur (Laura Williams), Liane Netherton, Fiona McArthur (Andrew Popov), Jennifer Cote (Jacob), Joe Rooney (Carly Howard), Stephanie McArthur, Jessica Donald (Mark Carolan), Christine Armstrong (Jeff), Tim Donald (Kirsty), Steve Donald (Marcy), Jenna Donald, Ashley Donald (Lee Pelham), Patrick Donald (Chelsea) and Christopher Donald. Mary also loved spending time with her great nieces and nephews, Lauryn, Josh and Izzy Cote, Samantha Netherton, Connor and Bryson McArthur, Neva and Meara Popov, Nicholas and Madeline Armstrong, Matthew Donald and Madison Donald. She will also be remembered by her Calamai nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Mary leaves behind a close group of friends, many of whom she has known for nearly six decades. There will be a Memorial Mass and Celebration of life at a later date. In lieu flowers the family asks for donations to the Cure GRIN Foundation.

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Walker, Martha Margaret “Betty” (nee Whyte)

Walker, Martha Margaret (Betty)  (nee Whyte) – passed away peacefully at Hamilton General Hospital in her 91st year on January 7, 2021. Beloved by her daughter Irene (Ray), grandsons David (Lori) and Matthew (Orsha) and great grandchildren, Brooke, Kade, Shae, Seth, Vaughn and Tage. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 69 years, Jimmy, in 2020.

Betty, also known as Nana Nana, spent her life taking care of people – her siblings when she was younger, and Jimmy and Irene, and her growing family later on.  She was a strong personality, filled with kindness and love for all of her family, and was the bond that held together distant nephews and brothers and sisters through all the tough times and the good times and crises of the near and extended family. Betty was a hardworking and feisty woman, but most of all, she taught all of us what unconditional love means.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In her working years, Betty did secretarial work. In retirement she was an avid volunteer with The Huntington Society, and Hamilton’s Out of the Cold program. For years she enjoyed daily water exercises at the YWCA. She created beautiful works of art with her crocheted blankets and handmade Father Christmases. Her self taught upholstery skills were professional quality – between her curtain making and reupholstering of chairs and couches, she could have been an interior decorator. She was a person of many skills.

Special thanks to the staff at Aberdeen Gardens, and visiting wound care nurses, who took such good care of her in her last years.

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 Betty’s name, please consider  Mission Services of Hamilton https://mission-services.com/

Maceda, Rebeca

Rebeca Maceda, 69, of Dundas, Ontario, passed away December 30, 2020, in her home with her loving family by her side, after a difficult and short battle with cancer.

She was born to the late Emilio and Mercedes Estrada (Mariona) on October 2, 1951, in San Salvador, El Salvador.  She was married to the late Francisco Maceda and together, they uprooted a settled life with opportunities for themselves for the faint promise of a better future for their children in a country they knew nothing about.

Rebeca is survived by her three children: Ingrid Muschta (Estrada) and her husband, Michael Andrew Muschta, Rebecca Georgina Maceda Estrada and Francisco Alejandro Maceda Estrada; granchildren Samantha and Alexander Muschta, and her siblings Maria Esther Estrada, Rony Estrada, Oscar Emilio Estrada and Edwin Estrada. Rebeca was predeceased by her husband in 2012.

Rebeca was a true artist. Her creativity first blosomed in her native country of El Salvador as she became a talented and very sought after Make Up Artist. When she arrived in Canada, she sought to maintain that passion for colour and creativity by enrolling in a career as a Hairstylist. Rebeca was loved by many customers and she in turned loved people. She worked with well known salon chains such as First Choice and Great Clips in Ottawa, Cambridge and in the Hamilton-Burlington region. When she became a Grandmother, she wanted more flexibility in her life, and she started working as an independent. She became the resident hairstylist at Caroline Place Retirement Residence in downtown Hamilton. In her spare time, Rebeca also took her creative talents to teach herself how to paint with acrylics and oil paints.

Rebeca was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved to cook for her family. She would knit hats for all her children and grandchildren. She would be the first to donate her time and talents to support charities that were close to her heart. She loved trips to Niagara Falls, her most favourite place in the world.

Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no gatherings at this time. The family is planning for a Catholic Liturgy in the near future to celebrate Rebeca’s life, when appropriate. You can contact the family for more information when available by emailing Ingrid at muschtaingrid@gmail.com.

Hunter, Nan (nee Murphy)

August 4, 1934 to December 25, 2020

Sadly, on Christmas Day, in her 86th year, Nan passed away at St. Joseph’s Villa in Dundas, Ontario. Nan will be reunited with her husband and soul mate Stan, who passed away in May 1996. Much loved mother of Martin (Peg) and Linda (Doug) and grandmother of Heather and Thomas, Nan was born and raised in the Bannfoot, Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Nan is survived by her sisters Maria, Olive, Myrtle and Eileen and her brother John all of whom reside still, in Northern Ireland.

As a young woman, Nan worked in a sewing factory in Portadown for several years before deciding to move to England to look for work. While there she met Stanley Hunter and in due course they were married and started a family. The next step in their life adventure together was a move to Canada which became permanent except for one short return move back to England. Once settled back in Canada, Stan worked as a structural engineer while Nan focussed on raising the children and maintaining the home along with doing some occasional domestic work outside the home. She was skilled at keeping a spotless and organized home.

After Stan died in 1996 Nan was on her own. A difficult year. In 1997 when her son and his wife decided to move to Canmore, Alberta they asked Nan if she wanted to join them. She responded with a resounding “Yes!” This became a typical response from Nan in the coming years. She was always willing to take that next step if there was someone to take it with her. The three of them lived in Alberta for 5 1/2 years and then moved to Vancouver Island for 8 1/2 years before returning to Ontario to live in Dundas. While living in Alberta and on Vancouver Island Nan did some volunteering in senior’s care on the Long Term Care Unit at the Canmore Hospital and at Cairnsmore Place an Extended Care Facility in Duncan, BC. Wherever she went she was fast to make friends. She learned everybody’s names and had the gift of being an excellent listener. So many people she befriended described her as sweet and kind.

Nan’s stay at St. Joseph’s Villa in Dundas began just over 3 1/2 years ago. In that time she managed to build many new relationships with staff and fellow residents. We loved so much how the staff appreciated her for who she was. She was treated with kindness, dignity and respect. As her health deteriorated, they provided gentle, competent support. We will be forever grateful to them for this.

A special mention must be made of Eleanor and Earl Somerville and their daughter Lisa from Portadown, N. Ireland. Eleanor (Nan’s niece) and her family took Nan on many trips to Florida and visited her and us in Canada every two years, keeping Nan well connected with her Irish family. Also deserving of special mention for their love and support of Nan are Susan Scriver Kenel and Connie and Len Wickens of Dundas. They entertained her and contributed to her happiness in so very many ways.

Cremation has taken place and Nan will be interred with her husband at Halton Hills Memorial Gardens in Burlington. Hopefully, sometime in 2021 a celebration of life with family and friends can take place. If so desired a donation to the Ontario SPCA or to the Saint Joseph’s Villa Foundation in Dundas would be appreciated.

Hunt, Janine Lenore

March 21, 1955 – December 16, 2020

Peacefully at home with family members present, Janine passed from us, ending a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer. Beloved wife of Fletcher G. Hunt (m. June 30, 1978) and mother to James, William, Gordon, Rebecca (husband Sylvain Boudreau), Charles (Sheridan) and Tara (husband Joel Vienneau) – a role model and inspiration to all whose paths she crossed, but especially to her husband, children and six grandchildren.

Predeceased by parents Leonard and Emily (nee Kallio) Booher, step-father Lloyd Workentine and by sister Shaline and brother-in-law Salah Adam who, along with children Joshua and Rebecca, were taken tragically as a result of the Air Egypt crash in 1999. Survived by brothers Rodney (Joy), Raymond (Debbie) and sister Nella (Randy) Lall.

Janine was a graduate of The University of Calgary, where she majored in The Humanities. Her life-long love of music and the care she consistently showed for young people combined, in recent years, to give Hamiltonians a highly thought of and cherished teacher, with certification as a specialist in piano and the music of Carl Orff.

A private family Service will take place with interment to follow in Grove Cemetery, Dundas, Ontario. Donations to a charity of choice, in Janine’s name, would be appreciated by the family.

“I believe that the mystery of the beautiful in nature and art is a sensible reflection of the mystery of faith.”
Simone Weil

Crockett, Patricia Grace

Of Dundas, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Villa in her 96th year. Born on April 27, 1925 she is predeceased by her parents Murray and Grace Crockett, and by her brother Jim and sister-in-law Barb. A genuine person, she was someone who dearly loved and treasured her family and friends throughout her life. She enjoyed and was fulfilled by her career as a Special Education teacher with the Hamilton Wentworth School Board for many years. As someone who cheered for the underdog, fought for the marginalized, loved all creatures great and small, she shared what she had with those in need. She will be missed by many, remembered by those whose life she impacted, and welcomed by those she loved who have gone on ahead. We celebrate her life, and are thankful she was in ours. Private cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers it was her wish that donations be made to the Hamilton Burlington SPCA, Doctors Without Borders, or Amnesty International. A memorial service will be held in her honor when the time comes that we can gather together again.

Lawson, Rose Hay (nee Barr)

It is with sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother Rose on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Villa in Dundas. She will be forever remembered and loved by her daughter Pam (Bob Leslie) and son Scott (Nancy) and her grandchildren Zachary, Brett and Tori. Thank you to all the staff at St. Joseph’s Villa for their care and compassion. A celebration of Rose’s life will be held at a later date. If you so wish, donations to the Parkinson Canada would be appreciated by the family.



Booth, Chester

November 19, 1926 – December 8, 2020
Chester passed away peacefully with family by his side in his 95th year. Predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Marleene. Father to Dave (Christine), Karen (Al), Kevin (Karen), Darleene and Russell. Grandpa to Kathryn, Jessica, Cameron, Caitlyn, Jordan, Emilie, Richie and Ethan. Great-Grandpa to Jackson, Sebastian, Sawyer, and Kyle. Chester was born in Huntsville to William and Alice Booth. He was the oldest of 14 children. Chester moved to Dundas at a young age in pursuit of work. He found work, he later met his wife, and made Dundas his home. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. A private family service has taken place.