McHarg, Terrence Arthur

Terry was called Home to be with the Lord on the morning of Friday, July 8, 2022 after a brief battle with cancer. Terry was born on February 14, 1961. Beloved son, brother and brother-in-law. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Florence McHarg of Dundas, ON. Survived by his brother Douglas (Jacqueline). Terry enjoyed playing tennis, baseball and hockey. He had a love of music and playing guitar. A private graveside service has been held. A Celebration of Life to be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory to the Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Tuck, Jean (nee Copland)

February 7, 1944 – July 8, 2022 at rest in Jesus

Beloved wife and best friend of Mel Tuck. Dear Mother of Wayne Tuck (Mary), Kari Tuck (Michael), Jay Tuck (Madelaine) and Kyle Tuck (Christina). Dear Nanny to Wilowe Tuck, Grayson Tuck, Jacob Tuck, Joshua Tuck, and Gage Daley. Her life ended where it began, 78 years ago at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton. Jean was predeceased by her sister Jackie Potvin (Henri) and brother Robert Staats (Verda), and is survived by her sisters Susanne Martin (John) and Linda Thompson. She is fondly remembered by her dear friend Mary Poole. There are so many people whose lives Jean touched and enriched; she was a self-proclaimed people person and was most comfortable sharing her beautiful smile in conversation and laughter with people she knew and met. The family would like to express its deepest gratitude to all of the healthcare personnel at St. Joseph’s Villa and St. Joseph’s Hospital for their compassion, attention and care. The family will be conducting a private ceremony in her honour, followed by interment. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date at Dundas Baptist Church, where Jean was an active member. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Hodgson, Trevor

Hodgson, Trevor – It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Trevor Hodgson, beloved husband, father and grandfather, on July 7th at the age of 91. As a husband he remained forever in love with our mother, Thelma, who passed away almost ten years ago. His devotion to Thelma was shown through his daily visits to be by her side throughout her long struggle with Alzheimer’s. As a father to Sarah and Paul, he was the beacon and adventurer who led us around the world on his many journeys. He inspired the love of art, music and the world in his two dear grandchildren, Caden and Molly. He will be sadly missed by daughter Sarah (Philip), son Paul (Shelagh), grandchildren Molly and Caden, Barrie, Alan, Gail, Craig and Claire in the UK, many former students here and abroad, and his friends and colleagues over the years in both the arts and music communities. Trevor was predeceased by his wife Thelma, sisters Norma and Iris and parents John and Eva.

Born in Bradford, England, Trevor taught at Blackpool College of Art in the UK, and Bellarmine College in Kentucky before making Canada his home in 1969. He then taught drawing and painting at Queen’s University in Kingston and eventually moved to Hamilton to become director of the Dundas Valley School of Art. His twenty-two year tenure there was characterized by the relaxed and highly creative environment he established which attracted prominent artists from across the country and encouraged the growing reputation of the school. Trevor was also a talented jazz musician playing both the saxophone and clarinet. He performed widely throughout Canada and the US and was even recognized as an Honorary Citizen of New Orleans. Trevor received numerous honours for his immense contribution to the local arts community over the years. Known primarily for his painting and printmaking, he was also an early practitioner in xerography and sound art. His distinctly modernist paintings reflected his interest in design, combining painterly techniques with abstract ideas. His work ranged from the whimsical to the philosophical, always presenting a thoughtful and personal reflection on the human condition. Trevor’s work is included in many public and private collections including York University, UK; Bellarmine College, JB Speed Art Museum and State of Kentucky Collection, US; as well as Queen’s University, the Province of Ontario Collection, and the National Gallery of Canada. A service to remember Trevor will be held on Thursday, July 14th at 1 o’clock and will take place at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, Ontario. Interment Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the SPCA, in respect of Trevor’s love of his pets. Masks required. To share a memory or post a condolence, visit Trevor’s obituary at www.turnerfamilyfuneralhome.ca

Kawamura, Taizo “Ty”

Kawamura, Taizo (1945-2022) – Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, July 7 at St. Peter’s Hospital after a valiant fight against cancer.  Beloved husband of Jane (Lailey).  Cherished father of Matthew (Stacey) and Luke (Hilary).  Proud and loving “Pops” of Cooper, Vivian and Hannah.  Lovingly remembered by siblings Nancy Mitsui, Ann (Paul) Makino, Pat (Gene) Sakura, Rose Lee, Terri Brownlee and Michael Kawamura.  Predeceased by mother and father, brother Andy, brothers-in-law George Mitsui, Chuck Lee and Larry Brownlee.  Also predeceased by sisters-in-law Bobbie (Beverly) and Cheryl.  Taizo will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews.  Ty worked for over 40 years for Union Gas.  He was an avid skier and golfer.  He will be greatly missed by his skiing and golfing buddies.  Special thanks to friends and family for all their support through his journey.  Also thanks to all the staff on 3rd floor East at St. Peter’s Hospital.  Cremation has taken place.  Friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, July 19th from 7-9 p.m. at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas.  A Celebration of Taizo’s Life will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 20th at 2:00 p.m. To watch the livestream: https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=e8eaecfb-9fb7-4c4e-a0a2-6ed4f2672645.  Interment White Chapel Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation.  

Kretz, Joan

November 27, 1949 – July 3, 2022

With deep sadness we announce the passing of Joan Kretz peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Devoted wife/partner to Larry Kretz for 46 years. Beloved mother to Colin (Lisa), Brian (Melissa), and Emily (Chris). Proud and doting grandmother to Alice, Caroline, Hannah, Kodi, Austin, Derek, and Grace. Sister-in-law to Jan, Paul (Judy), and Catherine (Donn). Proud aunt to Vanessa, Ian, and Taylor (Chris). Joan was born in Hamilton to Albert and Barbara Rathbone (predeceased) and raised her family in Dundas, Ontario. Joan had a yen for adventure whether winter camping, wilderness canoe tripping, sailing Lake Ontario; cruising the Intercoastal Waterway, sailing the Bahamas, exploring Europe or enjoying the RV lifestyle. She loved being on the water and basking in the sun on the deck of the sailboat with a good book, a cold glass of wine or just sharing time with friends. Her favourite moments however, were cooking meals and preparing celebrations surrounded by her family. She loved listening to music and dancing in the kitchen. She appreciated the quiet moments in life, when the pace slowed down and conversation came easily. Joan had a gentle, easy-going nature that attracted a wide variety of friends who will miss her soft approach to life and her innate ability to connect with and care for people. Joan will be remembered for a kind and comforting heart that touched everyone who met her. She is still remembered fondly by many as “Momma Kretz”. The family is grateful to all her caregivers at the Juravinski Cancer Center especially Dr. Meyers and all the nurses in the Chemo Suite. We also want to thank the staff at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice for a caring and graceful experience. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday, July 7, in the afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 6-8 at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Augustine’s Church, 58 Sydenham Street, Dundas on Friday at 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Augustine’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers consider donating to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice.