Weusten, Sake Zacharias (Jack)

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7 April 1945 – 16 October 2021

Born in Geleen, the Netherlands, Jack’s soul departed this world on the Feast of St. Margaret Mary and St. Hedwig. Jack is the third of five children, born to Eduard Joseph Weusten (+2008) and Aaltje Maria (Bruinsma) Weusten (+1993). Predeceased by his younger brother, Felix (2018), Jack is fondly remembered by his surviving big brother John, and much loved sisters Frances and Susan, nieces and nephews (Randy, Deborah, Daniel, Michael, Stephanie & Kira). In 1949 Jack and his family left the Netherlands and immigrated to Ontario. As a young man Jack traveled and lived in Northern Ontario, Montreal, New York City and Vancouver before his tour of duty with the Australian Army, Anzacs, in South Vietnam. After his return to Canada, Jack married Carol Macneil in 1973. Together they raised their eight children in the Hamilton area: Sarah, Paul, Mark & Anna (twins), Damian, Mary, Teresa and Jacinta. He is loved and missed by his children, their spouses, his grandchildren and great grandchildren, William, Elisia, Elora, Neil, Dominic, James, David, Thomas, Leona-Marie, Nathan, Angela, Anna, Jacobus, Johannes, Alanah-Maria, Peiter-Joseph, Koenraad, Nicholaas, Matthijs, Theodoor, Tobias, Franseska, Michael and Urban. Jack retired from the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board in 2008, with more than 28 years of cheerful service. Friends will be received by the family on Monday 18 October from 2-4 & 7-9 at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Rosary at 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, 120 Sherman Ave. North, Hamilton on Tuesday, 19 October, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., followed by Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. For over 40 years Jack was a faithful Third Order Member of The Heralds of the Gospel. Mass Cards are available through The Virgin of Fatima Association, P.O. Box 698, Nobleton, ON L0G 1N0; Ph# 905-939-0807; e-mail: vfa@virginfatima.org Your expression of sympathy will be truly appreciated. To attend Jack’s visitation and Mass, masks are required. Seating at the Church is limited to 125.

Robertson, Richard Brant BSc, MSc, MBA

Richard was born May 23, 1952 and died suddenly early in the morning of Saturday, October 9, 2021. Much loved and missed by his wife and best friend of 36 years, Gwen. He is survived by his brother-in-law Tom (Doreen) Sears. Missed by his nieces and nephews Stephanie (Jeff) Frisbee, Steven (Penny) Sears, Val (John) Sauder Robertson of Edmonton and his great-nieces and nephews Nate, Amelia, Tynan, Jaiden, Ayla, Caia, Gregory, and Cassandra. He was predeceased by his mother Margaret Wright and brother Gary Robertson. Donations can be made in memory to St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park Street West, Dundas. A visitation will be held at St. Paul’s United Church from 1 – 2p.m. with a service immediately following. To watch the livestream of the service on Saturday, please visit stpaulsdundas.com.

Harrigan, Stephen Charles

With heavy hearts, we share the news of the unexpected passing of Stephen (Steve) Charles Harrigan, 58, of Mount Hope on October 10, 2021.

Steve was born in Paisley, Scotland in 1962 and immigrated to Canada in 1964. He is survived by his wife and soulmate, Jennifer (nee Douglas), his loving parents Charlie and Pat, sister Diane (Lorne), step-daughter Jessica (Caleb), niece Sara and nephew Ryan. He will also be dearly missed by his extended family and his many friends.

Steve was a gentle soul who adored gardening and animals. He loved his family deeply, and took pride and found great joy in them all, particularly Jenny and Jessi. He loved going for rides on his motorcycle or simply relaxing at the cottage with his dogs.

Visitations will occur at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas, on October 19 from 2:00 – 4:00p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00p.m.. Due to limited capacity, a private service will be at Turner Family Funeral Home on October 20 at 11:00a.m.. A Livestream of the service will be available by clicking the link below. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date. For those who wish to make a donation to a charity in Steve’s name, please consider the Hamilton / Burlington SPCA.

To watch the Livestream: https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=c89c8be2-f33b-4476-a300-4996b47907ab

LEROUX, Valen Marie “Val” (nee O’brien)

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a short illness on Thursday, October 7, 2021, in her 75th year. Devoted mother to James Leroux and Matthew (Emily) Innes-Leroux and loving grandmother to Bruce. Survived by her sisters; Moneen and Nancy, Val was the ‘fun aunt’ to several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Bob (2017). Val’s true calling was working in childcare and she touched the lives of many families. A private ceremony was held at the Turner Family Funeral Home with burial at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Phoebe Rose Rocks Foundation or Good Shepherd Centre would be appreciated by the family.

Hayes, Elizabeth Anne

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Hayes on Monday, October 4th, 2021 at Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. Daughter of the late Edward and Madeline Hayes. She will be greatly missed by her brother Paul and his wife Teresa, her niece Alexandra, and her nephew Daniel. She will also be greatly missed by her life-long friend Trish, her goddaughter Melissa and her partner John, her many cousins in Ontario and New Brunswick, her neighbours and friends, and her fur babies Angel and Bella. Many thanks to the doctors and staff at Juravinski, as well as to the V.O.N. In lieu of flowers, donations to your charity of choice will be appreciated by the family. Visitation on Tuesday October 12 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas Ontario followed by service at 2:00 pm. Space is limited due to Covid restrictions, please register for the service at: https://signup.com/go/HuSpYAD. Burial at St. Augustine Cemetery.