September 28, 1925 – December 22, 2018

HAMSTRA, Grace (nee Zylstra) – The Lord, in His infinite wisdom, took unto Himself our loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother on Saturday, December 22, 2018 in her 94th year.  Dear wife, for 67 years, of the late Jacob Hamstra. Cherished mother of Jerry and Trudy Hamstra, Sylvia and Carl Schouls, Audrey and Albert Wassink, Elizabeth and George Bouwmeester and Kathy and Ray Pennings. Predeceased by all  her brothers and sisters; Joekje (Pieter)  Miedema, Gauke (Tine) Zylstra, Eelkje (Gosse) Postma  and Willem (Rieke) Zylstra.  A loving sister-in-law to the late Kathleen Hamstra,  the late Gerald & Theresa Hamstra,  the late  Ralph & Jeanette Haalstra, Peter & Audrey Hamstra and Peter & Willy VandenBerg.  Our dear mother will be remembered as one who took a great interest in all that her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren did. They all loved her in return. We as a family sincerely thank the staff of Shalom Manor in Grimsby for their loving care for our mother. Family and friends will be received at the Ebenezer Free Reformed Church, 253 Weirs Lane, Dundas, Ontario on Thursday, December 27, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Ebenezer Free Reformed Church on Friday, December 28th at 10 a.m.  Interment to follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to Peace Haven (Brantford) or the Rehoboth Christian School (Copetown).  Funeral service to be conducted by Rev. L. J. Bilkes.

“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord”  Rev. 14:13

August 6, 1941 – December 17, 2018

With profound sadness and loving hearts, we said goodbye to wife and mother, Ethel Mae (Hamilton) MacDonald on December 17, 2018. Ethel passed away peacefully at the Juravinski Hospital at the age of 77 years, following a courageous battle with cancer.

She leaves behind her soulmate and husband, Richard MacDonald, her devoted daughters, Cheryl (David) and Heather (Jamie) and her beloved grandchildren, Rhys and Norah. Her brother-in-law, David and sister-in-law, Theresa as well as her nieces and nephews, John, Carol, Bob, Kathryn, Tom, James and Jennifer will also miss her greatly.

Ethel enjoyed a wonderful and rewarding career in education, as a Family Studies teacher and later as Head of Department at several schools including Dundas District High School and Highland Secondary School. She was a dedicated and much-loved teacher.

Ethel was an active member of the Canadian Federation of University Women – Hamilton, serving on the Executive for many years including the role of President. She also was a long-time member of Grace Lutheran Church, serving in a variety of roles including Chair of the Worship Committee, a member of the Church Council and Lay Assistant for Sunday services.

In her spare time, Ethel loved being in the outdoors, either at the family farm on the Manitoulin Island or walking in the beautiful conservation areas in the Dundas Valley. She loved animals including her three dogs, Bryer, Jake and Lucy. She also enjoyed gardening, travel and attending local cultural events.

Thank you to Dr. Emili, Dr. Myers, Dr. Forbes, Dr. Serrano and Dr. Whitton, along with all the compassionate and supportive staff at the Juravinski Hospital. Their care and expertise helped extend Ethel’s life and we are grateful for the time we had with her.

Ethel cared deeply about education, particularly the education of girls and women as well as the natural environment. Memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Federation… Continue reading

Peacefully, with his family by his side, on Monday, December 17, 2018, in his 90th year. Predeceased by his loving wife of 55 years, Thelma (2005). Missed and loved dearly by Betty Verrall. Much loved Dad of Clyde (Janice) and Stephen (Traci). Cherished Grandpa of Michael, Kaitlyn, Jeremy and Amanda. Survived by his brother Stanley (Ann) and family. Predeceased by his parents, Sydney and Edna Wickens. Gordon started his electrical career with Dynes Electric. he and Thelma raised their boys in Carlisle, where he was a Scout Leader and member of the Sertoma Club, before moving to St. Catharines for his career with Ontario Hydro. They retired to Dundas, where he enjoyed volunteering at the RBG. Gord will fondly be remembered for his love of family, sailing, dogs, growing tomatoes and sharing good times with family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

August 31, 1940 – December 17, 2018

Phillips, Patricia Irene “Pat” (nee Vollick) – Passed away peacefully at home with her loving daughter Lori-Ann by her side.  Predeceased by her loving husband and soul mate, Thomas Allan Phillips “Tom” (2010).  Pat will be remembered always by her grandchildren Lily and Thomazyna “Zya”; godchildren Joyce and Jamie and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  A special thank you to her sister-in-law, Carol who was at Pat’s bedside on many occasions.  Thank you also to Dr. West, Dr. Raza and to the many staff at the Juravinski Hospital for their care and compassion.  Friends will be received by the family on Thursday evening from 6-9 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas.  A Service for Pat will take place at the Church of the Ascension, 64 Forest Ave., Hamilton on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Grove Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

God saw that you were getting tired And a cure was not to be, So He put His arms around you And whispered “Come with Me”. You didn’t deserve what you went through And so He gave you rest God’s garden must be beautiful He only takes the best. -Unknown

July 11, 1936 – December 12, 2018

Mann, Sheila Marie – It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Sheila at St. Peter’s Residence on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018.  Daughter of the late Colin and Merne Mann.  Devoted sister of the late Lorene (Willis) Thompson and Barry (Faye) Mann.  Caring and generous Aunt of several nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and nephews.  Sheila loved the family farm, gardening and she was devoted to giving to others, especially those in need.  She was a teacher for over 40 years, had her pilot’s licence and taught and travelled around the world.  She was always eager to share her life lessons and loved to tell jokes.  Sheila had many dear friends who were a big part of her life.  A big thanks to Josie and also the staff at St. Peter’s Nursing Home.  Donations can be made to the Good Shepherd Centre.  A private celebration of life will be held in the New Year.

January 26, 1931 – December 10, 2018

Robb, Ruth Annie (née Hawley) – at her home on Monday, December 10, 2018, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Allan (1993), and dear mother of Allan (Barbara) of Kitchener, Bruce of Dundas, the late Holly Robb and Heather of Dundas. Loving grandmother to David Jones (Amanda), Laura Jones (Khalid) and Clairelise Jones, and great grandmother to Ruth Holly Jones. Ruth is survived by her sister Kay Kinlock and was predeceased by her brothers Richard, Roy, William and Douglas and her sister Marion. Friends will be received by the family on Saturday morning from 10 until the time of Ruth’s Service at 11 o’clock at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, followed by a reception at the Wally Cattel Reception Centre next door.  Cremation to follow. Expressions of sympathy to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.

April 18, 1941 – December 8, 2018  

In her 78th year, Elisabeth unexpectedly, yet peacefully, slipped away and entered into her Saviour’s glorious presence. There she was surely re-united with her husband John Kloetstra (2012) , her beloved. Predeceased by 3 children, John (1966), Brenda (1968), and Daniel (1999). She will be deeply missed by her surviving children,  Jo-Ann (Fred) Bouwmeester,  Richard (Sheryll)  Kloetstra and Sue (Jim) Holubeshen. She was a proud and loving Beppe to her grandchildren, Byron (2006) Candice, Andrew, Kyle, Ryan, Trent, Karen and Marshall. Her six great-grandchildren Maddison, Avery, Eleanor, Isabella, Toby and Lilly brought her immense joy. Also left to grieve are Liz’s four surviving siblings, Mary (Jerry) Verrips, John (Anita) Vander Baan, Joyce Vander Baan and Pete (Maria) Vander Baan.  Predeceased by Tina (Tom)  Visser, Stuart Vander Baan, and Pearl Vander Baan. Always ready with a cheerful smile, Liz will be greatly missed by her dear friends and church family. Visitation will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas,  on Wednesday, December 12 from 2-4 pm, and 7-9 pm.  The funeral service will take place at CALVARY CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 265  Middletown Road on Thursday, December 13, at 11:00 am with interment to follow.

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.  Psalm 122:1

May 1, 1945 – December 7, 2018

Passed away peacefully at the Juravinski Hospital on December 7, 2018 in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Evelyn Flatt (nee Gairdiner) for over 42 years. Loving father of Carolyn (Mark) Eddy and Allison (Craig) Foulser. Caring grandfather to Dorothy, Declan, Darcy, Rachel, and Faith. Brother to Marjory (Jim) McPherson, Susan Flatt, and Mary Flatt (Steve). Ian was a long-time member of West Flamboro Presbyterian Church and an honorary life associate of Rockton Agricultural Society. Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St, Dundas, on Wednesday December 12 from 2-4p.m. and 7-9p.m.. A Memorial Service will be held at West Flamboro Presbyterian Church, 262 Middletown Rd, Dundas, on Friday December 14 at 11:00a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to West Flamboro Presbyterian Church or Juravinski Hospital Foundation.

April 14, 1924 – November 24, 2018

Mohoruk, Margaret, long time resident of Dundas, Ontario, died on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Villa. She was 94. She was born Margaret Sinka on April 14, 1924 in Hamilton, Ontario. She had a successful career as an administrator at St. Joseph’s Hospital and the picture above was taken upon her retirement in 1991. Margaret married Nicholas John Mohoruk and together they had three sons, Gregory Mark, Nicholas John and Terrance Gary. Gregory and his wife Joette Cantafio, Nicholas and his wife Lynda Waine, and Terrance were all at Margaret’s bedside when she passed peacefully in her sleep at the Villa. Margaret is survived by her sons and her grandchildren, Nicholas Ryan Mohoruk, Loren Mohoruk, Aleksandar Sebestyen Mohoruk and Conrad Theodore Mohoruk, and her great-granddaughter Isabel Grace Goulding. She was predeceased by her husband, Nick in 1997. As per Margaret’s wishes there will be no visitation nor memorial services. Margaret will be interred at the St. Augustine’s Cemetery in Dundas, Ontario.  Memorial donations may be made in Margaret’s name to the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation.

April 26, 1944 – November 24, 2018

Marion Shearer, aged 74, died peacefully at Sunnybrook Palliative Care Unit on November 24, 2018 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her only sister Margaret McFadyen and a host of loving friends.. It was her wish to be cremated and to have her ashes united with those of her husband James,  and interred in the Shearer family plot in Dundas.  A memorial service will be planned and the date and place announced later.