Dyson, Cecile Esther (nee Peraziana)

Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Villa on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in her 74th year. Missed dearly by her brother Ron Peraziana (Norma) and sisters Dennie Blair and Joanne (Scott) Sampson. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Donations, in memory, can be made to the Huntington Society of Canada.

Hunter, Elizabeth Frances Lillian (nee Tubbs)

January 20, 1921 – April 3, 2022
Dear mother of Susan and Patricia (James).  Loving grandma of Patricia, Ted (Liz), Christopher, Wes (Martina), Dale, and Beth (Mark).  Proud great grandma of Amanda (Stephen), Johanna, Stephen, Ryan, Adam, and Josiah.  Bess was delighted to welcome her first great-great grandchild, Maya, a month before her own 100th birthday. Predeceased by her beloved husband Allan, son Brian, son-in-law Jim, daughter-in-law Dorothy, grandson Daniel, sister Doreen (Jerry), and brother Frank (Joyce).  Bess will be remembered by her daughter-in-law Noreen and family.  She was a special aunt to Val (Bruce), Patricia, Mike (Sandy), and Lesley (Bill) and their families. A long-time member of Christ Church Anglican, Flamborough and a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Greensville Volunteer Fire Department.  For her dedicated volunteering at Christ Church, she was awarded the Order of Niagara in September 2008. Thanks to the staff of Valley Trail at St Joseph’s Villa, especially Marilou and Minnie, for their care and compassion.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Christ Church Anglican Cemetery Board would be appreciated by the family. A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 5 – 8p.m. at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. Dundas. A Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Christ Church, 92 Highway 8, Greensville. at 11:00a.m.

Rennick, Patricia Lynn

Loving mother of three, passed away peacefully on March 29th, 2022 at the age of 56 at her home in Burlington, ON.

Patricia is survived by her husband; Brad Rennick, her children; Max, Alex and Abby, her sisters; Sandy Marsh, and Laurie Robertson, and her animals; Lucy, Izzy, Eddy, and grand-dog Henry. Her parents; Richard and Marlene Robertson predecease her.

Patricia was born in Hamilton on April 14th, 1965 to Richard and Marlene. She met her husband, Brad Rennick at the Great Canadian Soup Company in 1980 and wed October 1st 1988. She welcomed her first born, Max on July 7th, 1993; her second born Alex on April 7th, 1995; and her daughter Abby on March 11th, 1997.

Patricia was a devoted mother, volunteer, and animal lover. She enjoyed spending her time volunteering, helping those in need in hospice and SPCA. On occasion, she would adopt her favourite animals, although she would have taken them all home if she could. She was a stay at home mom, and took great pride in raising her three children, the most important part of her life. Patricia was a kind, gentle soul and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A private funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on April 5th at Turner Family Funeral Home, where family will celebrate Patricia. Donations may be offered to Ontario SPCA, and the Epilepsy Foundation.

Edgett, Scott John

(1956-2022)

At Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton, on Saturday, March 26, in his 66th year. Much-loved husband of Ruth (Beairsto), brother of David and nephew of Florence (Kays) Keller, Eleanor (Kays) Jay and Marina Kays. He is predeceased by brother Mark and mother Doris (Kays) Edgett.

Scott asked to be cremated. A celebration of life will take place at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, on Saturday, April 2, at 2:00 p.m. A brief reception will follow. Although attendance capacity is not limited, the family asks that masks be worn during the service. Those wishing to attend via live streaming can find the link below on Saturday, April 2nd at 2:00 p.m.

Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Scott was raised and completed his early education on Prince Edward Island. Grandson of an immigrant merchant from Lebanon, Scott sharpened his interest in business as a manager trainee with K-Mart Canada, then went on to complete a BBA in Accounting from the University of Prince Edward Island, an MBA in Marketing from McMaster University, and a Ph.D. on the marketing of financial services from the University of Bradford, UK.

Although he was a faculty member of the Brock University School of Business and, later, associate professor in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, although he authored numerous academic and trade articles and co-authored a number of books, Scott did not want to be thought of as an academic.

A self-described introvert, Scott traveled extensively as CEO of the company he and his business partner founded, logging more than a million miles in the air and thousands of hours speaking at conferences, working with clients and leading his team. But, when he came home, nothing pleased him more than to tend his gardens or stretch out on the couch with a good, thick book.

Scott had a well of grit, courage and grace that allowed him to live more than four-and-a-half years with stage-four colon cancer while maintaining an excellent quality of life. He fought hard but knew when it was time to stop. Scott had a deep reverence for all life, and will be remembered by his family, friends and colleagues for his knife-sharp business sense, his understated humour, and his quiet kindness to all.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre or the Hamilton-Burlington SPCA will be very much appreciated.

Livestream Link: https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=f75b0799-8b0c-49a3-a130-49b9ecdb5b01

Tokiwa, Toshiko Jean

Toshiko Jean Tokiwa (nee Kanemoto), passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Wentworth Lodge in Dundas, Ontario. Preceded in death by her loving husband Paul Yoshiharu Tokiwa. Loving mother to Paul, George (Michele), and Michael (Christine). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Amy, Kyle, Sarah, Bridget, and Jameson, and by her sister-in-law Claire Tokiwa and sister-in-law Lily Gibson and fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by sister-in-law Helen Tokiwa and brother-in-law Sam Tokiwa. Jean had many friends, and those who knew her were all touched by her kindness, gentleness, and generosity.

Jean was born on June 18, 1931, to Suenobo John Kanemoto and Tai Mary Kanemoto in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she spent much of her childhood. In March 1941, her family was relocated to the Tashme Japanese Canadian internment camp where they endured challenging conditions. The time they spent there was difficult, but Jean managed to still find hope in her situation. Following the war, her family was released from the camp and made new lives for themselves in Hamilton, Ontario, living in a house located where City Hall now stands.

Jean graduated from Westdale Secondary School and obtained her teaching certificate. She was a graduate of McMaster University, obtaining her degree through part-time studies and night school. She worked for the Hamilton-Wentworth School Board and she taught elementary school and English as a Second Language (ESL) to children and adults in both her home and at student homes and at the Salvation Army. She continued to teach ESL after her retirement. She coached and played girls’ softball, studied Japanese, practiced Tai Chi, and was an avid reader and animal lover, having many cats and dogs. She also loved to travel to destinations such as Japan, Italy, France, and across the U.S. She helped out at the Hamilton Japanese United Church, where she taught a Sunday School class and helped and supported the Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre of Hamilton (CJCC).

Jean spent many enjoyable years at the Caroline Place Retirement Residence in Hamilton and more recently was cared for by the kind and dedicated staff at the Wentworth Lodge in Dundas.

Visitation services will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, Ontario 905-628-6412 on Sunday, March 27, 2022, 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral service on Monday, March 28, 2022, at 10 am at the same location and burial will take place after the service at White Chapel Memorial Gardens on 1895 Main St. W, Hamilton, Ontario. For those who wish to livestream the service, please follow this link: https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=402bed78-56a4-4a84-a0ad-9aaf87b15015. The family would appreciate it that those who attend the visitation and/or service and burial, wear masks. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Alzheimer Society of Canada or a charity of your choice.