McColeman, Mary-Anne

Mary Anne McColeman 1923-2023

It is with deep sadness, that the family of Mary Anne McColeman shares the news of her death on Thursday June 8th at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Centre in Hamilton at the age of 100 years young. Anne passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her beloved husband Lorne 1993 with whom she enjoyed 46 years of marriage. Loving mother of Lynne Loher and Robert McColeman (Christine), and devoted grandmother to Michelle (Jon), Jason (Melanie), and Andrew. And devoted great- grandmother to Lucas and Drew.

Anne was the second youngest of 8 children, born to Vincent and Helena Mallia born in Toronto, Ontario. She was predeceased by her siblings, Andrew, Charles, Anthony, Grace, Mary, Joseph, and Theresa.

Anne was a business trailblazer in establishing “Kinsley McColeman Bindery” in the mid 1940’s continuing to work in the Bindery business until 1988. Anne and Lorne bought a home in Etobicoke, Ontario in the early 1950’s where she lived until 1994, at which time she moved to Dundas, Ontario. Anne was an avid euchre player and had a large network of friends with whom she enjoyed many lively conversations and lifelong friendships. Anne loved to travel in her younger retired years and spent vacations in Spain, Malta, Portugal and cruises to Panama and Alaska. Anne was a huge fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and never missed a game, having followed them since 1977! She received a letter from the Blue Jay’s Club, congratulating her on her 100th Birthday and thanking her for years of dedicated support.

Anne had a very full life. She will be missed, and her memory cherished by her loving family. The family wishes to express their gratitude to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Centre in Hamilton for their compassionate care during this difficult time.

A visitation and a short service will take place on Monday June 12th between 1-3 p.m. at Turner Family Funeral Home Ltd., Dundas, Ontario.

Cremation will take place, and a Celebration of Life will occur at a future date for family.

Donations made to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Centre Hamilton in Anne’s memory would be appreciated.

Potter, Mary Lou

Mary Lou passed away on Wednesday May 31, 2023 in her 93rd year.  She is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Jack and her partner of 10 years, Art.  She leaves behind her children Paul (France), Susan (Duff), Karen, Bruce and Jean (Chris).  She is greatly missed by her grandchildren John, Tessa (Cameron), Sierra (Mike), Emily (Adam), Morgan, Kally (Xavier) and Teagan, and treasured by her great grandchildren, Jack, Gavin, Rhys and Harper.

Mary Lou raised five rambunctious kids in a very busy household; beginning in Niagara Falls, and then five years later on Little John Road in Dundas.  Mom dedicated herself to her children and our life together.  We lacked for nothing and fondly remember the simple things and the profound life lessons she shared with us.

As one of the earliest members of St. Mark’s United Church, mom and dad served the church as their family grew.  We remember mom serving in the United Church Women organization, St. Mark’s nursery school, daycare and choir.  She was always ready to lend a hand whether at a rummage sale or the children’s movie day.  

Mary Lou was an avid quilter, bridge player, square dancer, swimmer and world traveller.  She was never idle and enjoyed cottage life, whether in Niagara-on-the-Lake as a child, Lake of Bays, or most recently Kennisis Lake in Haliburton with all of her children and grandchildren.

In more recent years, mom resided briefly at Creekside Condominiums in Dundas, then the Arboretum in Guelph with her former high school sweetheart, Art Hemstreet.  We feel blessed that she and Art shared 10 wonderful and adventurous years together until Art’s passing 3 years ago.  Most recently, mom resided at Burlington Gardens in Aldershot where she took on the job of ‘official welcomer’ to new residents.  She enjoyed the new people she met and made many wonderful and cherished friendships.

Mom leaves a legacy of caring and loving kindness toward the people in her life; whether it was her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, or husband Jack, partner Art, or all her sons and daughter-in laws.  She demonstrated continuous devotion for our well being and happiness.  We are all blessed to have had such a wonderful person in our lives.

The family would like to thank the Stroke and Palliative Care Team at the Hamilton General Hospital for their professionalism and care so that mom could pass peacefully and with dignity.

A celebration of life at St. Mark’s United Church in Dundas will take place at 2pm on Saturday June 24, 2023.  A visitation at 1pm will precede the celebration of life, and a reception will follow.  In lieu of flowers we ask you to consider a donation to Men’s Street Ministry at

As we release you into God’s care we want you to know that all of your family is in a good place and we are grateful for having you in our lives.

…And I will dwell 

in the house of the Lord


Psalm 23

Laviolette, Leo

With great sadness we announce Leo passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, May 25th, 2023.

Leo is survived by his cherished wife and best friend, Paula, who shared countless beautiful moments and memories throughout their lives together. He was a loving father to his son Steve (Francine) and daughter Cindy (Andrew). Leo’s devotion to his family was unwavering and he held a special place in his heart for his grandchildren, Adam, Steffi, Matthew, Nicholas and Nathan. He will be missed by his sister-in-law Karen, nephew Vincent, niece Laura (Brandon) and great nephew Isaac. He will also be missed by many family and friends.

He was predeceased by his brothers Robert and John, sister Marie and brother-in-law Romano. Friends and relatives are invited to attend the visitation and Celebration of Leo’s Life on Tuesday, May 30th, 2023, from 2-4 pm at the Turner Family Funeral Home located at 53 Main Street, Dundas, Ontario.

Leo was a proud graduate of the faculty of Applied Science (Civil Engineering) at Queens University, Kingston in 1959. He was an avid curler, golfer and Scotch connoisseur. He will forever be remembered for his generous spirit, sense of humor, willingness to lend a helping hand and making a positive impact on the lives of those he touched.

The family would also like to thank the medical team at St. Joesph’s Hospital, CTU 5MG and the exemplary care and compassion he received from all staff, especially nurses Meghan and Josh. We will forever be grateful.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Wellwood Cancer Resource Center of Hamilton.

Hiscock, Keith Shelton UE

Died at his parents home on January 18th, 2023 in his 58th year. Loved son of Lanny and Diane Hiscock and sister Janice (Vikki). Predeceased by his brothers Wray and David. Keith will be remembered always by his aunt Donna (Wallis), Julie, Suzanne, Lisa and Laura. Keith worked for Hatts Off Inc for many years. Keith was a loving and caring person and was dedicated to serving the people in his care. He will be forever missed by his family and friends. Inurnment will take place on Monday, May 29th at 11:00a.m. at Jerseyville Cemetery.


12 October 1927 – 21 May 2023

Following a life well-lived, Ed passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton in his 96th year. Dedicated and beloved husband of over 60 years to Frederika “Rika” Grünthal (nee Van der Mey, d. 2018), loving father of Paul, cherished father-in-law to Lara, and very proud Opa of Emily and Monty. Predeceased by his elder sisters Lilli (Raud) and Leida Grünthal.

Under the orchestration of his father Karl and help of his Uncle, Edgar fled Estonia at the age of 17 to Sweden to escape Nazi conscription and the Soviet invasion. Following numerous jobs he became a deckhand on a cargo ship sailing from Sweden to Baltic and European ports until he received his immigration papers to Canada in 1949. He worked as a farmhand in Quebec, a lumberjack in Ontario, and an Able Seaman in British Columbia before reuniting with his father in Toronto. There they worked as handymen and enjoyed summers in Lake Simcoe where Ed met a pretty Dutch girl. They were soon married and settled down in Hamilton to raise a family. Ed, Rika, and Paul later moved to Dundas. “Steady Eddy”, his nickname at Stelco, was a Shipper/Receiver at Hilton Works in Hamilton for 32 years retiring in 1993 to enjoy the fruits of his labours and spend time with family. Ed was a true outdoorsman. He loved camping, boating, canoeing, cross country skiing, hunting and of course fishing. Many summers were spent smoking fish at Nine Mile Lake in Muskoka or camping and canoeing in Ontario’s Northland. He always welcomed you with a smile, a laugh, and apple cake if you were lucky. He will be truly missed by all that knew him. Edgar was a proud supporter of the Estonian community including: Estonian House (now KESKUS), The Estonian Foundation of Canada, Seedrioru Children’s Camp, Hamilton Estonian War Veterans, and was a member of the First Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation.

Special thanks to the staff and friends at Aberdeen Gardens and St. Joseph’s Hospital 4th floor CSU Unit for their care and compassion. A Celebration of Life will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas on Friday, June 2, 2023, reception 2-3pm, service 3-4pm. Family interment to take place at Woodlawn Cemetery following the service. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to KESKUS International Estonian Centre in Toronto or to Ontario Nature.