Passed peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital surrounded by her family on Friday, December 6, 2019, at the age of 79. Predeceased by husband of 55 years, James (2014). Dearly loved and missed by her sons David and Jeff (Amanda), daughter Michele (John Pacheco); brother Steve Gerlofs; grandchildren, Ryan (Nathanielle), Ian, Daryl and Andrew; special friend Diane Gavin. Ruth was a devoted mother and grandmother and was the proud owner of the Hallmark Store formerly at University Plaza. Special thanks are extended to the doctors and nurses on 8th South at the Hamilton General Hospital and to Dr. Corriveau and Dr. Cox. Friends are invited to the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas on Thursday, December 12 for Ruth’s Service at 11:00 a.m. Private interment to follow. If you so wish, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.
After a brief fight with cancer, far too soon, with her family by her side, Georgia passed away peacefully at the Juravinski Hospital on Friday, November 29, 2019 in her 69th year. Predeceased by her parents George and Murial Vanderbilt, and her beloved husband and best friend John. Loving mother of Dawn Robinson and her husband Bill. And as she often referred to as the light of her life, her granddaughters, Lauren and Mia. Georgia will also be missed by her dear friend Doris. Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas, on Saturday, December 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. for a Celebration of Georgia’s Life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre.
Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Villa on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Bill (2011). Loving mother to Steven Kiss (predeceased-2017), John Kiss, James Kiss (Rita), Suzanne (Jeff) Swift, and Belinda Watts. Sister to David (predeceased) and Suzanne. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Amy (Travis), Bradley, Emily (Robin), Michaela (Jacob), Andrew and Dawson; her great-grandchildren Olivia, Ada and Benjamin. As per Arlene’s wishes cremation has taken place with a service to be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity close to her heart, Shriners Hospital for Sick Children. Please sign Arlene’s online Book of Condolence at www.turnerfamilyfuneralhome.ca
Passed away peacefully at The Meadows in Ancaster on Friday, November 29, 2019 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry (2010) married since June 15, 1946. Lovingly remembered by her daughters Denise-Ann Raposo, Edith Poxon (Les), Susan Veale (Gary), Karen Dunnam; as well as her grandchildren Michelle-Ann (David), Melanie (Jason), Adam, Jessica, Jeff, Sean (Laura), Chris and Mike(Kerry); great-grandchildren Brandon, Alexa, Justin, Mikayla, Crayton, Thomas, Natalie and Charlotte; brother-in-law Roy G. Taylor, sister Marion and sisters-in-law Joan Logan and Mamie Taylor; Predeceased by her parents. Friends will be received by the family on Saturday, December 7th, at 1pm at the home of daughter, Dee, Burlington, where a celebration of Ann’s life will take place. In keeping with Ann’s wishes, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Meadows LTC would be appreciated.
Passed away peacefully at Hamilton Continuing Care on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in her 100th year, with her loving family by her side. Predeceased by her husband Jim (2010). Madeline will be dearly loved and remembered always by her son John (Judy); daughter Lynn (Ray Varey); daughter-in-law Jo-Anne; grandchildren Kelly (Evan Hildreth), Michael (Candice Thomson), Jeremy (Susie), Kerri (Billy Tonnies), Stephanie (Jon Fournier), Candice Montgomery, Lindsay (Sean Cline), David Cruickshanks (Andria), Krystie and Kailey; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces Deborah (James Llewellyn) and Heidi; nephew Michael Whitlaw; niece-in-law Donna Cobb; son-in-law Paul Cruickshanks (Rosemary Coomber) and sisters-in-law Joanne Hicks (Don) and Isabelle Whitlaw. Predeceased by son James Stephen Whitlaw, sister Norma Cobb and nephew David Cobb. Madeline was an Artist for over 35 years creating beautiful things that were appreciated by many. She was a volunteer in her community and the love of her life were her family, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff at Hamilton Continuing Care for the kindness and care they provided over the last several weeks. Friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, December 3 at 11:00 for Madeline’s Service at KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 23 Melville Street, Dundas. Cremation has taken place and a private burial was held. If you so wish, donations to the Dundas Valley School of Art or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
“Madeline’s words of advice. Be happy…Be Good”
July 21, 1938 – November 22, 2019
Passed away peacefully at the Carpenter Hospice on Friday, November 22, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Blanche for over 56 years. Loving father to Andrea (Sean), Shannon (Paul), Valerie (Leo) and Dan (Summer). Loving Pops to Gillian (Jim), James, Nevin, Charlotte, Roxanna, Owen, Ryan, Colleen, Hudson, Camille, Lucan, and Liam. Remembered fondly by brother Gerry (Sharon) and Uncle Jack to several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, on Tuesday, November 26 from 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m.. A funeral mass will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE’S PARISH, 58 Sydenham Street, Dundas, on Wednesday, November 27 at 11:30 a.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Carpenter Hospice.
On November 15, 2019, Harriet passed away peacefully with family at her bedside. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 69 years, Henry Sprague. Harriet was born on March 6, 1920 in Hamilton where she lived all her life. There, she and Henry raised three sons: Hugh (Leslie), Stephen (Joanne), and Harry (Odalys). She is also survived by five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Harriet was an avid bridge player, an enthusiastic opera fan, and an intrepid world traveller, but her greatest love was Pointing Pines, the family cottage in Muskoka. Over decades, family, friends, pets, and chipmunks enjoyed her generous spirit and gracious hospitality.
We would like to thank the staff members at Amica Dundas, McMaster Family Practice and St. Joseph’s Healthcare for their compassionate, professional care.
In keeping with Harriet’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A family gathering will take place in the spring. To honour Harriet’s love of nature, please consider a donation to the Royal Botanical Gardens or The Owl Foundation in Harriet’s memory.
April 16, 1932 – November 19, 2019
Our family is profoundly saddened to announce Ken’s sudden passing on Tuesday, November 19th at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He slipped away quickly and peacefully, with his loved ones by his side.
He was a devoted husband for 55 years to his beloved wife, Margaret (née Harris), the much-loved father of Allison (Mark Litfin) and Kathryn (Russell Rowse), and loving Grandpa to Christopher Litfin, who was the apple of his eye. He is fondly remembered by his nephews Mike and Vince Rutter and their families, and by all his treasured family in the U.K..
Ken worked at many different jobs before embarking on his career as an elementary school teacher. His retirement in 1989 allowed him to spend many years enjoying his family, travelling and doing volunteer work. He will be very much missed by his family, friends, and church and volunteer communities.
A visitation will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas, on Sunday, November 24th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. A funeral service will take place at Christ Church Flamborough, 92 Hwy. #8, Dundas, on Monday, November 25th at 2:00 PM, with visitation prior from 1:00 PM. Please join us for a reception in the church hall after the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Hamilton Foundation for Student Success in support of the Ken Snell Memorial Student Award at Westdale Secondary School or to Christ Church Flamborough, where Ken was a long-time member of the congregation, would be appreciated by the family.
August 12, 1942 – November 13, 2019
Cook, Carol – 77 of Dundas, ON, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019. She was born in Paris, ON on August 12, 1942 and moved to the Hamilton area as an adult to continue her nursing career. Lifelong partner of Gary; loving mother of Jim (Carol), Cameron (Linda) and Deb (Jason); cherished grandmother to Ben, Spencer, Damien, Gabriel, Emma and Abby. Survived by her mother Annie and sisters Susan, Ann Marie and Lorie and many nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by her brother Paul, sister Diana and father Herb. She had a passion for knitting that was only exceeded by her desire to help people. She had a big heart and freely gave of herself to anyone needing love, care and support. She was a long time member of Binkley United Church participating over time as a worshipper, in the choir, the kitchen and in many social groups. She was also a dedicated volunteer at Ronald McDonald House, Wentworth Lodge and even knitted and donated hats and booties for babies to area hospitals for several years. She was recognized for her service with the Heart of the Community Volunteer Award in 2015. She will be deeply missed by her family and the many people she touched through her life. Friends will be received by the family on Monday afternoon from 1:00 until the time of Carol’s Service at 2:00 p.m. at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated by the family.
Roussel, Joan – Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Villa on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late John William Roussel, and loving mother to Bill of Alberta, and the late Bobby. Joan will be missed by her grandchildren, her nieces and nephews, especially Bryan White and Pat Risk, and her great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters; Thomas (Mary) McGrath, Samuel (Lillian) McGrath, Marion (Doug) Thompson, Helen (Harold) Ramey and Doris (Marvin) White. Born in Dundas, Joan worked at the Dundas Dairy Bar, before moving to Hagersville where she worked for Hewitt’s Dairy Bar for 30 years. Friends will be received by the family on Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 1 until the Service for Joan at 2 o’clock at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Interment at White Chapel Cemetery followed by a reception at the Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy to St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation, The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Special thanks to the staff at St. Joseph’s Villa, Valley Trail; Mary-Lou, Monyeen, Presca, Maria and Verona.