Kearon, Clive M.D.

Kearon, Clive – Born in Dublin, Ireland on May 2, 1957, died at his home, surrounded by his family, in Dundas, Ontario on June 3, 2020.

Beloved by his wife, Gill, children, Ben (Kristen), Chloe (David) and Rebecca, granddaughter Sidney, brothers, Anthony (Mary), Christopher (Nuala), Graham (Geraldine), sisters Wendy and Nicola (Mark), and many nieces and nephews. Also loved by his in-laws, many friends and colleagues.

Clive studied medicine at Trinity College Dublin, graduating in 1980. He came to McMaster in 1985 to further his training and never left. He was a Professor of Medicine at McMaster where he had a successful research career and clinical practice. He was also deeply involved in mentorship and was Director of the Clinical Investigator Program for many years. He loved his work which he pursued with dedication and great attention to detail.

But for Clive, family came first. He was a loving and supportive husband and a warm and comforting father and grand-father. He was always avaialble to help sort out a problem or provide words of wisdom and support. He was a funny, optimisitic, humble, gentle man. He enjoyed a glass of wine, banter with family and friends, hiking, conceiving quirky repairs in his basement workshop, being by the water, sunsets, music and dancing.

A celebration of Clive’s life will take place when public health regulations permit.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre Foundation .

Smith, Lyle

Smith, Lyle – Peacefully at Cama Woodlands LTC on Sunday, May 31, 2020, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Joyce (2012). Loving father of Wendy Crechiola (Mike), Julie Simpson (Dwayne) and Valerie Boom (Warren). Sadly missed by his grandchildren; Erin, Ryan, Adam, Tyler and Carli, his 5 great grandchildren; Austin, Taylor, Olivia, Sophia and Maverick, and by his sister Meryl Hamilton and predeceased by his brother Orvil. He will also be sadly missed by his extended family. Lyle was a member of the Lynden Masonic Lodge #505, and was a non-member volunteer with the Rockton Lions Club. Due to the pandemic, a private family Service and burial was held at Mt. Zion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cama Woodlands LTC or Toronto Sick Kids would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to the staff at Cama Woodlands LTC for their care and compassion for Dad, where he was considered the Life of the Party.

Cale, Carolyn Victoria (nee Chislett)

CALE, CAROLYN V. (nee CHISLETT) – It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Carolyn V. Cale, 83, on May 31st at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Carolyn was a loving and devoted wife to Warren (predeceased) for almost 36 years and will be greatly missed by her beloved children: son Bruce, daughter Lynda and son-in-law Hal. Her grandchildren Morgan, Jordan, Dylan and Sienna will forever have fond memories of their Nana and her adoring, supportive and nurturing personality. Sister Myrna (predeceased) and Sister-in-law Carolyn B. (predeceased) always had a special place in her heart as do their children, Karen, Jo-Anne, Jennifer and Brian. Following graduation at McGill and their wedding, Montreal native Carolyn made her way with Warren to Kingston, Sarnia and Stoney Creek before settling in the Town of Dundas in 1966. Years later she became the Welcome Wagon Hostess for Dundas, proudly welcoming newcomers to the area for 38 years before retiring at the age of 81. For the last 2 years, Carolyn was enjoying the lifestyle, amenities, the staff and making new friends while residing at Amica Dundas. At this time, we would like to thank and share our appreciation to all the compassionate medical staff at St. Joseph Hospital for making her last few days comfortable. The funeral service will be restricted to select family members but may be viewed by Live stream via this link ( on Friday June 5th at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local SPCA as Carolyn was a very passionate pet owner and loved all animals.

Gillespie, Paul Aloysius

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father Paul Aloysius Gillespie on May 17, 2020 in St. Catharine’s, Ontario at the age of 72. Predeceased by his wife, the love of his life, Ruth Anne Gillespie in 2017. Remembered and missed dearly by his daughter Michelle, son Justin, daughter in law Nora, granddaughter Holly, his brothers David, Ciaran (predeceased – 2018), Ken, and Ian; only sister, Aileen; cousins, nieces, nephews and his many other friends and family. Paul tackled every moment in life with passion, generosity and ambition. He was a day dreamer and innovator who always impressed and made friends easily. His strength and determination for life makes it difficult to believe we have to say goodbye. A small, private funeral and burial will take place on Monday, May 25, starting at 1:30p.m., which will be livestreamed for the many loved ones we know would have liked to have joined us. Invitations to the streaming will be sent through e-mail. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, flowers can be sent directly to the funeral home to be enjoyed during the funeral service or a donation in lieu of flowers can be made in Paul’s name to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.

Sirotkin, Maret (nee Sargla)

It is with great sadness, Maret Sirotkin passed away on May 16, 2020 in her 89th year after a lengthy illness. She leaves behind a son and a daughter, 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Her wit and stubborness as well as her generosity will be certainly missed! The family greatly appreciated the staff at Dundas Retirement Place as well as all of the loving PSWs that helped her daily! As per our mother’s request, there will be only a private family service.



Poyner, James Michael “Jim”

Poyner, James Michael – March 16, 1943 – May 13, 2020 – passed away peacefully at home on May 13th, 2020, at the age of 77. Remembered by sons Raymond Poyner, his wife Debra Poyner, Timothy Poyner, John Poyner, his wife Melissa Poyner and grandchildren Trinity and Randy Richmond, brother Bob Poyner and his wife Pat, sister-in-law Eleanor Emery and her husband Jim and their families. Predeceased by his wife Lynda Lee, daughter Lisa, mother and father Jake and Anne. Missed by all. Cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at a later date. For those wishing, donations to a charity of you choice would be greatly appreciated.

Sheppard, Anita Doreen (nee Leavitt)

At home, and with loving family by her side, Anita passed on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 84 years of age. Predeceased by her beloved husband and best friend, James H. (Jim) Sheppard in 2004. Dearest mother of Lorie Shimmell (John) and Jamie Peritore (Gerlando), and loved grandmother of Whitney, Scott and Alex. Anita’s life, in childhood through adulthood and into the wise years, has been full of loving relationships: her cherished
parents (Ormel and Irene Leavitt/nee Cooper) and grandparents, her siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins,
friends and neighbours. Anita’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren honour her life and bring her
memory into the future of our family. Cremation has taken place. A private celebration of Anita’s life will take place at a later date. If desired, expressions of sympathy, in Anita’s memory, to the Canadian Cancer Society, the
Cancer Assistance Program (Hamilton), or your preferred charity would be sincerely appreciated. Anita always had a friendly smile to share, always cared about others, and her light will shine on.
“Wherever You Are, God Is.”

Kidney, David Edward

August 11, 1951 – May 6, 2020

Kidney, David Edward – On Wednesday May 6th, David Kidney was suddenly and unexpectedly called home to meet his Savior. He loved his family dearly; his wife Gloria, his 2 sons Jesse and Matt, and his two daughters-in-law Tiffany and Jen. Madison and Brooke, his 2 beautiful granddaughters were the pride of his life. He was born in Hamilton to Joyce and Ed Kidney in 1951. David was the eldest of 3 brothers, Alan (Helen), who now lives in Red Deer Alberta, and Stephen, now in Wainfleet. As a graduate of the McMaster Fine Arts Programme, David had a lifelong interest in the arts. His other passion was music. Playing the guitar was a daily habit and writing songs a favoured pastime. David’s joy in the Lord deeply impacted his family in Christ at Bethany Gospel Chapel where he was an elder. He was involved in the Dundas community through coaching baseball, soccer and hockey when the boys were young. As Director of Classroom Services at McMaster for 40 years, he was involved in many aspects of campus life and he sat on several professional committees including OUETDA where he had many friends and colleagues. David’s Service will be live streamed from Turner Family Funeral Home on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Cremation has taken place.


*The livestream link will be available to re-watch the service for 4 weeks after the day of service

Pfeffer, Donald

Pfeffer, Donald – passed away at Hamilton General Hospital on Friday, May 1st, 2020, at the age of 80. He was a good son, brother, husband, son-in-law, father, and grandfather.  He will forever be loved and remembered by: his wife Kate; three sons Steven (Azumi), Edward (Marnie), David (Rebecca), and one step-son, Mike (Tina); Don will also be fondly remembered by his eight grandchildren, as well as his sister Jean, two brothers Wayne (Jenny), and Jerry. He spent his lifetime as an educator. He loved nature and supported conservations. He enjoyed getting to know people and all things cultural. A private family service has taken place. His church family will celebrate his life at a later date.


Hall, Michael

December 14, 1945 – April 30, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Michael Hall announces his death after succumbing to dementia related illnesses on 30 April 2020. Michael will fondly be remembered by his wife of 28 years, Jean Findlay and her daughters, Wendy and Sheri, his four grandchildren, and his sister-in-law Sheila Brunies and her son Kristopher. Michael was born and raised in England and later moved to New Zealand where he became a civil engineer and then travelled the world working on nuclear and power projects including Korea, Nigeria and India. Michael will be remembered for his dry, sharp humour and remarkable stained glass creations. Michael is predeceased by his parents, Leslie and Mary Hall, and his first wife Muriel (nee. McGavin) Hall. Celebration of life service will be planned for a future date.