March 31, 1932 – August 14, 2018

Kitchen, D. Elizabeth (nee Buttrum) – Passed away at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.  Predeceased by her first husband James Allen Kitchen and second husband Blake Charlton.  Remembered and dearly loved by her son Paul and his wife Cathie; grandson Jake; brother Ron and niece and nephew Cathy and Scott.  Elizabeth was a long time member of Rock Chapel Church and recent member of Amica at Stoney Creek where she met some dear friends.  Many thanks to the surgical step down unit and ICU staff at St. Joseph’s Healthcare for their wonderful care.  In keeping with Elizabeth’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private Graveside Service will be held.

September 6, 1924 – August 8, 2018

Passed away peacefully in her 94th year at St. Joseph’s Villa, Dundas on August 8, 2018. Predeceased by her Husband Murray Hunter. Loving mother to Vicky, Dorothy, Chuck (Predeceased), and mother-in-law to Sandy. Cherished Grandmother to 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and the extended Hunter family. Many thanks to the staff at St. Joseph’s for their care and compassion in her final days. There will be no funeral services per Betty’s wishes. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

July 18, 1947 – August 2, 2018

Passed away peacefully at home with her family and friends by her side on August 2, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Joe Abt. Caring mother to Michael Merrill and step-daughter Jacquie Abt. Loving sister to Richard Guy and the late James Guy. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited, on Monday August 20 from 2-4p.m., to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St, Dundas, for a Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Salvation Army.

September 6, 1935 – August 1, 2018

FLEET, Orval Ross Alexander  “Scrub”  – The family of Orval is saddened to announce his death in his 83rd year after a battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Forever loved and remembered by Dorothy, his wife of 58 years.  Predeceased by his son, Craig. Loving Dad of Sandy Slack (Mike) and Gregg (Joanne). Cherished Papa of Kyleigh, Tyce, Sydney and Hailey. Dear brother of Blake (Laura) both deceased, Blanche (Bruce), Ralph (Jean), the late Howard (Jennie), Phyllis (the late Vernal “Pete”), Lorne (Wanda), Ivan (Kathy) (the late Olive), Marian (John) and Margaret (the late Murdoch). Brother-in-law to the late Lois (Alan). Uncle Scrub will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews. Proud partner and operator of Fleet Brothers Ltd. for over 50 years. Family and friends will be received at TURNER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Monday, August 6, 2018 from 2–4 p.m. and 7–9 p.m. Funeral Service Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.


January 12, 1914 – July 30, 2018

Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Villa on Monday July 30, 2018 in her 105th year. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother to Donna (Paul) Phillips and the late George Jr.. Caring sister of Michael and Anne (Len – predeceased) Cherepa. Predeceased by her siblings Bill, Tony, Eddie, Theodore, Virginia and Mary. Grandmother to Richard and Doug (Jennifer). Great-grandmother to Olivia. Sophie will be missed by many nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Dundas Seniors Club and Long-time member of St. Augustine’s Parish. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to all the staff of Lilac Garden for the compassionate care they gave Sophie. Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas, on Monday August 6 from 2-4p.m. and 7-9p.m.. Prayers to be held at 8:45p.m.. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Augustine’s Church, 58 Sydenham St, Dundas, at 10:00a.m. on Tuesday August 7th. Burial to take place at Grove Cemetery. Donations can be made in memory to a charity of your choice.

October 30, 1976 – July 30, 2018

Gunby, Michael John – Passed away peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospital on July 30, 2018. Loving son of Joan Gunby (Kerby). Caring Brother to Paul(Charmaine) and big brother Gary. Step Brother to Kerby Jr (Crystal) Chris (Stephanie). Uncle of Cameron, Benjamin, Emma, Evan, James and Drake. Nephew of Barbra (Sandy), the late Lorne 2017(Darlene), and Richard. Will Be missed by many cousins, 2nd Cousins and many friends. Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. Dundas, on Friday August 3 from 1-2pm with a service to take place in the chapel at 2:00pm.

August 17, 1926 – July 30, 2018

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Anne on Monday July 30, 2018 in her 92nd year. She will be reunited with her husband Bill. Loving mother of Paul, Peter (Laurina), Catherine (Steve) and Annette (Michael). Cherished grandmother of Patrick (Katie), Mark (Bar), Jesse (Leah), Jackson (Taylor) and Claire (Nick). Great-grandmother to Jordan and Finley. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Prayer Service Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Funeral Home. Funeral Mass Friday morning at 10 o’clock at ST. AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH, 58 Sydenham Street, Dundas. Interment St. Augustine’s Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

March 27, 1945 – July 26, 2018

The family of Michael is saddened to announce his death on July 26 after a short battle with cancer. Michael lived his life bravely with a fierce commitment to social justice. He had a diverse and loyal group of friends who, along with family, made sure his last weeks included as much laughter, love and ice cream as could be possible.

Michael was proudly “out there” as one of the country’s original gay rights activists. He described how, at age 13, he had no words to describe what he knew about himself but he just knew he was different. The inner turmoils of those early years eventually formed Michael into the warm, funny and caring man he was until his death at Emmanuel House. In the 1970s and 80s whether in Ottawa, Hamilton or elsewhere he would often be the face and voice to the issues faced by the gay community. Michael, a voracious saver of all sorts of memorabilia, was the keeper of the Hamilton Queer Archives which are now transitioning to the Hamilton Public Library Archives.

He was a lifetime member of Binkley United Church. He found new dedication to the congregation and the work of the greater church following the 1988 United Church commitment to the full inclusion of all individuals in the life and work of the church regardless of sexual orientation.

He graduated from McMaster University in 1969 where he was fully engaged in student life, serving as President of the McMaster Students Union. In the 1980’s he went back to school at Mohawk College to become a registered nurse. For more than 25 years before his retirement Michael worked as an RN at the Hamilton General Hospital, mainly in the post-operative care unit. There he offered a compassionate and steady presence to patients and their families.

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July 29, 1934 – July 19, 2018

Griffin, Emma (nee Lawrence) – Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving husband and family.  Forever loved and remembered by Bob, her husband of 65 years, her daughters Terry (Joe DeCola) and Patty (Adrian Parkinson); grandchildren Cindy (Sean Fallon) and Andy DeCola (Leanne), great-grandchildren Ben, Chloe, Max and Charlotte; brother Edward Lawrence, sister Beatrice Griffin and sisters-in-law Dot and Shirley.  Predeceased by brothers Russ, Gord, Bill, Doug, Tom, George and Arthur and sisters Jean and Sue.  Emma enjoyed bowling, being a Captain of the Valley Girls for a period of time and a long time President of the league.  She loved family gatherings, celebrations and made the Christmas season special.  Emma was a long standing and loyal Blue Jays fan.  Special thanks to the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their care and compassion for the last few weeks.  Friends will be received by the family on Wednesday, July 25th from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas.  Cremation has taken place.  If you so wish, donations to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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.