Britz, Kelvin “Kelly”

June 23, 1961- July 3, 2024

Kelly Britz of Hamilton, Ontario passed away peacefully at home, in his sleep. Kelly was born and raised in Dundas, and was the youngest of five children. Kelly spent his formative years in Dundas attending grade school and high school in town before moving to Hamilton to open a business. He was a very skilled fisherman and took great pleasure in it over the years. Kelly was also a wizard with tools and made it his career for a short time in his life. Life wasn’t always easy but Kelly did it his own way and abided by his choices. Kelly had the best laugh in the world! So infectious and so original! Kelly was predeceased by his loving Mother and Father, Theresa and Clemens Britz; his sisters Florence, Darlene, his brother Ronald and sister-in-law Maureen (Moe) Britz. Kelly leaves behind his loving wife Lori Loucas. They were everything to each other and best friends throughout anything life sent their way. She will find comfort in their memories of happy times and will carry his love with her. Also, left to mourn their Father, are Kelly’s precious children Katelyn and Tyler. Kelly is survived by his big brother Del who will remember him always with love. He will also be sadly missed by a legion of nieces and nephews who will hold him in their hearts forever. Kelly wished to be cremated and there will be no service. If you wish, a donation may be made to Cancer Assistance Program, Hamilton or Margaret’s Place, Dundas.

“Say not in grief ‘he is no more’  but live in thankfulness that he was”

Farmer, Maureen

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Maureen Farmer on July 4, 2024. She leaves behind her loving children (Tracy and Matthew) and her husband (Ian).

Born in Somerset, England Maureen emigrated to Canada in 1964. She married her childhood sweetheart the following year. She was a lover of animals (especially her cats) and a committed vegetarian. She was a devoted friend who loved a good laugh. Maureen was an avid reader and Jeopardy fan and passed her love of books onto her children. She will be remembered with love and fondness by her family and friends.

The family invites her friends to celebrate her life at the home of Ian Farmer on Sunday, July 7th from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. For details and directions, please send an email to

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA or an animal welfare charity of your choice.

Special thanks to the staff at the Wentworth Lodge’s Maple Lane for their kindness and support.

You’ll always be in our hearts.

PAGE (nee Walker), Luella (Lou)

Passed away peacefully on June 26, 2024 at Margaret’s Place in Dundas. Loving wife of the late Robert (Bob) Page. Predeceased by her sister Barbara. Proud mother of Chris (Nina), Carol, and Sandy Gillies (Grant). Adoring grandmother of Taylor (Greg), Matt (Ryley), Jake (Jade), Adam (Lily) and Quinten. Lou was a lifelong resident of the greater Hamilton area and obtained a Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University as a mature student. She was an avid reader and loved learning new things, often making her way through several books a week. She enjoyed travelling and was dedicated to her daily ‘brain training routine’ of crosswords and complex Sudoku puzzles. She was an incredible cook and baker, but loved nothing more than eating Twizzlers red licorice (and not having to share!). Lou was a skilled bridge player and enjoyed her weekly card games with many friends, including Jean, Mary, and Heather. The family extends their sincere thanks to the amazing staff and volunteers at Margaret’s Place for the wonderful care and support they provided throughout her end-of-life journey. At her request, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. We love you Grandma Lou!! You will be forever in our hearts. XOXO. In lieu of flowers, please do something nice for someone today in Lou’s memory.

Wagstaffe, James (Jim)

December 1st, 1938 – June 27th, 2024

Beloved husband to Susan (nee Patterson) for 62 years. Father of Christine Koehler (Stephen), Laura Wagstaffe, Kelly Dupuy (Paul). Grandfather to Shannon Koehler, Sarah Koehler (Sam), Luc Dupuy, Eric Dupuy, and Emily Dupuy. Great-grandfather to Sebastian James Boudreau.

Jim grew up in East Hamilton and spent a lot of time in the Wagstaffe Jam Factory. He worked for Manulife Financial for 32 years, and volunteered at McMaster Hospital for 20 years. Jim also volunteered at the Buckhorn Community Centre for 40 years, especially for the Fine Art Show. Jim spent winters in Winter Haven, Florida, and summers at the cottage in Buckhorn. He is predeceased by brothers Paul and Doug, sister Joan Howard and niece Carolyn Westoby. Jim is survived by his brother Mike (Jan), and many nieces and nephews.

Thank you to the staff at Juravinski Hospital for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, on Saturday, July 6th 2024, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Donations can be made to Parkinson’s Canada and The Cancer Assistance Program.

Regan, Shirley Anne (nee Ciancone)

It is with great sadness that the family of Shirley Regan announces her peaceful passing on June 21, 2024. Beloved spouse of Jim for 50 years. Loving mother and best friend of Elizabeth. Adoring grandmother of Emma and Dylan Wade. Dear sister to Rosanne Alfano (James) and Nancy Jakabfy (Tom) and the late Frances Ciancone. She is lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews. Shirley will also be missed by many dear friends.

Shirley was a dedicated and beloved teacher in Dundas and Waterdown for 35 years. She will be fondly remembered by her students. Shirley was truly remarkable. She could command a classroom with compassion, a wonderful shopping & travel companion, planned beautiful get-togethers and fiercely loved her friends and family.

A private funeral was held at Turner Family Funeral Home, interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and a celebration of life gathering at Royal Botanical Gardens on June 26.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Juravinski Hospital Hematology & Oncology and Margaret’s Place Hospice for their exceptional care and support.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Margaret’s Place Hospice in Dundas, Ontario.

Chitty, John

John Anthony Chitty M. Eng. – Passed away at the Juravinski Hospital on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Paddy (nee FitzSimon) for 51 years. He will also be missed by Michael (Laurie) FitzSimon, Sharon FitzSimon (Gerry Dion), nieces, and Miss Muggins. John, a retired Manager of Metallurgical and Repair Services at SIEMENS Westinghouse, loved nature, walks, reading, travelling, particularly to Ireland, music, chocolate, and red wine. He was very kind, fair, and brutally honest. John had a really quiet, sharp sense of humour. He was very well respected in both his personal life and his professional life. Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St, Dundas, ON, on Sunday, July 21, 2024 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for a Celebration of John’s Life. As per John’s wishes, please come casually dressed. In lieu of flowers, donations to Birds Canada at or the Royal Botanical Gardens at would be greatly appreciated by the family.