HARWOOD, Christopher (Henderson)

12 July 1983 – 18 October 2021 Christopher died quietly at home. Beloved son of Katie & Ed Henderson. Missed by brothers Chad (Lianna), Sam(Mandy), sister Jenn(Chris), and grandmother Annette White. Predeceased by his brother Justin, uncle Ricky White, and grandfather Rodney White. Beloved nephew of Anne Wood (Jim), Ernie White, and Shelly White, and nieces & nephews. The family would also like to mention his dear, dear friend whom Christopher loved and who gave so very much of himself to Christopher’s life: Paul Chappel.

Christopher walked to the beat of his own drum, being very involved in and volunteering for many arts and LGBTQ organizations. We are so grateful to Christopher’s medical and social helpers, especially his dear Dr. Hugs: Dr. Eric Movsesan & staff.

Visitation at the Turner Family Funeral Home, Thursday 28th of October 7-8 with service at 8:30. Due to COVID rules, you must sign-up for the service at https://signup.com/go/UMUcLFR. In lieu of flowers, we request you remember Christopher by taking something to your local foodbank, donations to an LGBTQ cause, or the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

Jukes, Mary (nee Overton)

Mary passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 21, 2021 in her 99th year, at the Meadows Long Term Care Home in Ancaster, Ontario. Wife of the late John (Jack) Jukes (2005), she loved and missed him everyday. She will be dearly missed by her son, John (Megan), and her grandson, Alan (Michiyo Aoki). Also saddened are her extensive family and friends in Canada and Britain. She was predeceased by her brother Bernard Overton.

Mary was born in Wellington, Shropshire, UK, and lived a wonderful, full and happy life. She had many interests, from baking to sewing to sports, that she enjoyed while she was able.

The family would like to express special thanks to the staff of Ancaster Meadows, especially from the Panabaker wing, who were absolute gold for her and made her last challenging few years as enjoyable as possible.

There will be no visitation, and the service will be private for the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 36, Dundas).

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.