July 3, 1930 – July 17, 2018

Chant, Ross Douglas – Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Healthcare on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 after a long battle with heart disease.  Dearly loved and missed by his wife Peggy of 17 years.  Predeceased by his first wife Isobel and his 8 siblings.  Loved always by sons Rick (Kathryn) and Mark (Debbie), daughters Barb Chant, Cheryl (Jeffrey Martindale) and Laurie Oare, 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.  Remembered fondly by brother-in-law Hubert Marshall and many nieces and nephews and his special friend, “his dog Angel”.  Ross enjoyed his camping days and was a member of the Canadian Family Camping Federation and enjoyed many years of square dancing.  Special thanks to the staff/physicians at the Hamilton General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Heart Function Clinic, Thrombosis Clinic, The LHIN (CCAC) and all the nurses at Bayshore for their care.  Friends will be received by the family on Saturday, July 21st from 12:00 p.m. until the time of Ross’ Service at 1:00 p.m. at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas.  Interment White Chapel Memorial Gardens.  If you so wish, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, would be appreciated by the family in lieu of flowers.

October 20, 1920 – July 12, 2018

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Thelma Olga de Souza (nee Davies) in her 98th year. Thelma was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Leo de Souza, her sister Anne, and brothers Sonny, Douglas and Stephen. She is survived by siblings Dianne, Joy and Robert Davies and Giselle Little. Thelma was a devoted mother of 6 children: Theresa, Tazik (Renate), Mary Di Pietro (Albert), Fran Hutton (Joseph), Phillip (Sandra), Margaret Griffin (Eric) and mother-in-law to Kay Canham (John Hostein). Thelma was predeceased by her children Mary (1991) and Phillip (2009) and carried her grief with her each day until her own death. We are comforted by the certainty that she is reunited with them now. She was the beloved grandmother of Michele nee de Souza (Jason Rees), Adrienne de Souza (Ronald Morriss), Meghan de Souza (Paul Goertz), Christi Di Pietro, Lisa Di Pietro (Paul Turpin), Elizabeth Di Pietro (James Flanagan), Shane Hutton (Denice), Laura nee Hutton (Nelson Pinto), Monica nee Griffin (Mathew Fisher) and Richard Griffin. She was the loving great-grandmother of Mary-Ashley Di Pietro (Shane Grant), Jack and Maddi Westbrook, Mackenzie and Campbell Turpin, the twins Jake and Angus, and Lenny Flanagan, Olivia and Darcy Morriss, and Catherine Fisher. The grief we feel is lessened by our knowledge of Thelma’s unwavering faith, and we are reassured that we will once again be reunited with her. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Turner Family Funeral Home in Dundas, ON. Visitation is Tuesday, July 17, 1-3 pm at St James Anglican Church, 137 Melville St., Dundas, ON. Funeral service at 3:30 p.m. A reception celebrating Thelma’s life will follow in the church hall. We wish to extend special thanks to St. Elizabeth’s home care service and Thelma’s special caregivers: Marie, Bibi, Sabina, Laura, and Stacey. In lieu of flowers a donation made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Epilepsy… Continue reading

Alan – September 26, 1954 – July 9, 2018

Carla – December 1, 1953 – July 9, 2018

Rutherford, Alan and Carla (nee Holmes) – Alan and Carla Rutherford passed tragically on Monday, July 9, 2018.  The happy couple just celebrated their 11 year wedding anniversary this Spring.  Both were highly involved members of the community including several Quilters Guilds, The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club and The Halton Outdoor Club.  Carla, loving mother to Richard (Evangelia) Taylor and Christopher (Talia) Taylor, and proud grandmother to Olivia, Matthew, Violet and Chelsey.  Remembered by her father Victor Holmes and his wife the late Annie Jean Holmes, her sister Vicky (Mike) Pickup, and many nieces and nephews.  Alan, loving father to Alison Plato and Amelia (Cory) Ryan.  Brother to Paul (Glenn) Rutherford, Carol Fearman and Brenda (Wayne) Moerschfelder.  Papa Al will also be remembered by his four grandchildren.  They shared a mutual love of labradors and lab coats. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides and the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.  Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, on Saturday, July 14th from 2 to 4  and 6 to 8 p.m.  A Funeral Service will take place on Sunday, July 15th at St. Paul’s United Church at 2:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Life to follow at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, 555 Bay Street North, Hamilton.

August 30, 1946 – July 8, 2018

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the Dr. Bob. Kemp Hospice. John is survived by his loving wife and best friend Sheila. Cherished and much loved father of Lee and his wife Lindsay and daughter Amy. Proud Papa of Aurora and Athena. Predeceased by his parents John and Mary Robertshaw. Dear brother-in-law to Vaughn and Marilyn Gunby, John and Sharon Newlands, Bernard and Roberta Elphee and caring uncle to several nieces and nephews. John was a long-time employee of Procter and Gamble. He was also a fixture at the Dundas Arena and baseball diamonds for many years, first as a player, then coach, supportive parent and fan. Visitation at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St, Dundas, on Friday July 13, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service to follow at 2:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

June 10, 1935 – July 1, 2018

Schimmel, Sophia Marion (née McMillan) – We announce with sadness that Sophia Schimmel of Dundas passed away in peace at Emmanuel House hospice in Hamilton on July 1, 2018. Sophie was predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph Schimmel (2013). She is dearly missed by her children Terence (Marlou), John (Lisa), Kevin (Rebecca), Marion, and Fiona (Paul) Kinsella. Her grandchildren Annabella, Ciara, Camille, Declan, Ryan, Lucy, Caitlin, Chloe, and late Kyle, will greatly miss their wonderful Nan. Deeply missed by sister Emma Mathieson in Scotland, and nieces and nephews in the UK. Born in 1935, Sophie grew up in Ayrshire, Scotland, with sisters Betty Barber, Isobel Hawksley, Jessie Taylor, and Emma Mathieson, and brother Jim McMillan. Sophie immigrated to Canada in 1956 at age 21 and settled in Hamilton to raise a family with her first husband John Kinsella. In 1984 she married Joseph Schimmel and they spent 30 devoted years together. Caring, generous, and funny, Sophia put a smile on all the faces she encountered. She complimented the good in others. She loved writing wee letters and poems with delightful drawings, telling stories and making jokes and, above all, spending time with family or catching up on their news. She passed on her artistic talent to family, and was always there to support. Sophia and Joseph were inseparable and enjoyed spending winters in Florida. Brave and loved to the end, Mum, “Wee Sopha”, Nan, Nanny, we deeply miss you. XXOO. Donations to Juvenile Diabetes (JDRF), Renascent Foundation, or Emmanuel House would be appreciated. Visitation on Saturday, July 7, from 12 p.m. until Sophie’s Service at 1 p.m. at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas, ON.

Rivando, Rocco Anthony (Rocky) Passed away where his heart was, at home, on Saturday June 30th, 2018, in his 88th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Beverly (2002) much loved Dad to Dean (Barb), Tammie (Brad) and Maria.  Special and cherished Grandpa to Logan.  His playful spirit will be missed by his beloved pups Daisy and Sage.  Predeceased by his brothers Valentine, Rocco, Domenic, Frank, Adam, and sisters Frorina, Yolanda, Marie, Florence, and Eva. Rocky grew up in Port Colborne, the 10th of 11 children then laid down roots in Dundas after meeting the love of his life Beverly. Together they opened their own business Rivando’s House of Gold Beauty Salon on King Street in Dundas, where they made a charismatic team, working side by side for many years. Rocky was a long time member of Flamborough Hills Golf course and was an integral part of the men’s leagues and match play.  He loved golf and he loved teaching other people to be better at golf.  People had a way of gravitating towards him and he was happiest in the middle of the crowd socializing, sharing a good laugh, telling stories with people and as a result made many friends along the path of his life. He lived his life with spirit, a man of many talents, a perfectionist taking pride in all he did and was good at pretty much everything he turned his hand to and never gave up on anything he started. His life ended as he had lived it, lending his hospitality, humor, kindness, wisdom and a patient ear to all that he came across. His determination and will to go forward every day against the obstacles in front of him, were nothing less than inspiring.  Friends will be received by the family on Wednesday afternoon and evening from 2-4 & 7-9 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main… Continue reading

November 21, 1941 – June 25, 2018

Gibbon, Roger Cowan – It is with great sadness that the family of Roger Cowan Gibbon announces his passing after a brief illness, on Monday, June 25th 2018, at the age of 76 years. Roger died peacefully at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener with loved ones at his side. He will be forever missed by his daughter Samantha (Randall). Predeceased by his brother Raymond (Shirley) and his parents Lillian Frances (nee Smith) and Roland Gibbon, Roger leaves behind his younger brother Robert (Linda) Gibbon. Roger was a long time resident of Dundas, ON and member of the Dundas Royal Canadian Legion.   In keeping with Roger’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no funeral or services will be held.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dundas Poppy Fund or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

August 9, 1925 – June 16, 2018

Selzer, Walter Joseph – After a long and happy life, Walter passed away peacefully on June 16, 2018.  He leaves behind a lifetime of love and memories for his daughter Christine (John) and his grandsons Ben and Wilson (Comeau).  He will be remembered and missed by his German family – Franz, Bernadette, Sebastian and Georg Roth and their wonderful families.  Walter also leaves behind his niece Stephanie and her family in Toronto.  Walter will be with his beloved Hanni again, having lived 3 doors from her growing up, then venturing bravely to Canada together in their early 20’s to start a life, and celebrating almost 59 years of marriage before she passed.  His last years, Walter fought with strength and grace against the effects of Alzheimer’s.  Always smiling, he warmed the hearts of all who cared for him and loved him.  Dad’s heart was strong and full of love and concern for his family and friends.  He enjoyed his sports – soccer, skiing and tennis – as well as spending time at Gull Lake, his home on Sussex St., his time in Panama City Beach, FL and cherished his many visits after retirement to beautiful Heidelberg, Germany, his childhood home.  Before retirement, dad was an architect for the City of Hamilton and leaves behind many landmarks he proudly designed during that time.  Thank you to all who cared for dad in his final years.  His amazing caregiver Benita who was an angel to our family and a wonderful human being.  The staff at Wentworth Lodge who always work hard to make sure our loved ones have a dignified quality of life in their final years.  Thank you to all who passed through dad’s life, and please keep a memory of him in your hearts.  Rest in peace, Opi. … Continue reading

November 5, 1920 – June 11, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Wentworth Lodge on June 11, 2018 in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank Ernest Tester (2003). Loving mother to Frank James, the late Margaret Jeanne (Gordon), Elizabeth Ruth, Robert Ernest Bruce (Deb). Caring grandmother to Nina (Rino), Laura (Josh), Jonathan (Jenny), Jess (Dan), Reuben (Sylvia), Isaac, Dan and great-grandmother to Sarah, Michael, and Isabella. Jeanne was an active member of the Dundas Community for over 70 years. The family would like to thank the staff at Wentworth Lodge for their excellent care of Jeanne. Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas, on Wednesday June 13, 2018 from 6 – 8p.m. A funeral service will take place at Knox Presbyterian Church, 23 Melville St., Dundas, on Thursday June 14, at 11:00a.m. Interment to follow at Grove Cemetery.

July 27, 1936 – June 3, 2018

Margaret Anne Goldrick of Dundas, Ontario, passed away peacefully at home after a short illness on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Margaret was born in Ingersoll ON, July 27, 1936.  She was predeceased by her loving husband, Robert (Bob) Goldrick; her parents Allen & Bernice McWilliam, her brothers Wilson (Mac) and Glenn. She graduated from St Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, 1958, working in a variety of positions throughout her career. She enjoyed lake life on Nipissing, sailing, travel, gardening and cooking. She is survived by her niece, Charlotte Ann McWilliam of Oakville ON, and nephew James Allen McWilliam (Susan) of Greenville SC; great nieces and nephews, Patricia Lee (Daniel) and David McWilliam (Thornley) and children James, Robert. Martha and Hazel all of Fort Mill SC and Elizabeth McWilliam of Pleasanton, CA.  She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by her many cousins and friends.  A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Turner Family Funeral home, 53 Main St. Dundas ON L9H 2P7. Reception will follow.