Donovan, Patricia May (nee McLennan)

Passed away peacefully at Brantford General Hospital on Saturday, March 30, 2024 just shy of her 76th birthday. Beloved wife of Ron for over 43 years. Loving mother to Joelle (Mike), Alethea, and Nathaniel. Caring grandmother to Dara, Ava, Bennett, Corrinne, Darryn, Erryn, Adanna. Pat will be missed by her siblings, Denise, Debbie, Donna and Kenneth. She will also be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and Family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St, Dundas, on Thursday, April 4, from 2-4 & 7-9 for a visitation. A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Friday, April 5, at 2p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations can be made, in memory, to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Brantford SPCA.

Gallifent, Arlene (nee Bowman, formerly Willis)

1924 – 2024
Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Villa, Dundas, on Sunday, March 24, 2024, in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Herbert (2021). Loved mother of the late David Willis (Diane) and the late Marilyn Gater and stepmother of Ruth Giles (Ian) and Joan Richardson. Cherished grandmother of Kim (Duane), Brad (Terri), Todd (Becky), Geoff, Rob (Dawn), Kelly, Amanda, Amie (Steve) and Jocelyn (Cam); thirteen great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Dear sister of George Bowman (the late Joan). Arlene will also be missed by her nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Memorial donations in memory of Arlene can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 36, Dundas.

Kobylinski, Helen “Marie” (nee Warner)

Passed away peacefully at Hamilton General Hospital on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at the age of 84.  Marie leaves behind her children, Ben, Terry, Karen (Dan Cornell), Tracey (Al) Leblanc along with grandchildren Jason Cornell (Kristen), Danielle (Jacob Miller), Courtney Cornell, Kristian Leblanc and great-grandchildren Joey and Tommy Miller, Clyde Cornell who will deeply miss her. Marie was a long-time member of the Dundas Legion, Ladies Auxiliary and the Dundas Lionesses. Donations can be made in memory to the RCL Br#36 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Friends and family are invited to the Dundas Legion, 280 King St. W, Dundas, on Sunday, April 14, 2024 from 2:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. for a celebration of Marie’s life.

Monds, David James “Jim”

It is with heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of the leader of our pack, David James “Jim” Monds. Jim passed away at home peacefully on Friday, March 15th, 2024, just shy of his 86th birthday. Jim was born in Sharbot Lake, Ontario, and grew up in Tweed, Ontario. He moved to Dundas in 1960. He worked for Snetsinger Lumber, and retired from the Town of Dundas after 25 years. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 428, Tweed.

Jim spent his summers on Stoco Lake fishing with his faithful fishing dog Shadow. In the fall, Jim enjoyed his time at the deer hunting camp in Bancroft and his travels moose hunting in Perrault Falls. He passed all of his knowledge of the great outdoors to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In Jim’s retirement years, he and Margaret enjoyed their travels across America, especially to their favourite spot, Las Vegas.

Jim was surrounded by the love of his life, his wife of nearly 65 years, Margaret Monds (nee Thompson), his three children, David (Karen), Scott (Diane) and Kelly Collett (Terry). He was a much loved Poppy by all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nicole Lareau (Simon) and their children Addison and Joshua, Carley Aussem (Jamie) and their child Joshua, Cody Collett (Kelsey) and their children Everett and Brie, Jamie Monds (Victoria) and their children David and Liam and Joey Monds (Teagan). He is now fishing with his beloved grandson Scotty.

Jim is survived by his brother Doug (Bonnie) and is predeceased by his parents, Wellington and Pearl Monds, and his five sisters and three brothers. Jim is fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Jim’s life on May 4, 2024 from 1 pm – 5pm at the Hamilton Air Force Association, Dundas, Ontario. There will be a cash bar. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Leukemia Society, or please consider giving blood.

My life was “finer than a hair on a frog”

Williams, Laura (Gorringe)

Laura Eveline Williams passed away peacefully at Wentworth Lodge on Sunday, March 17, 2024, in her 96th year. Predeceased by her husband David (2000). Loving mother to Don (Mary) and Lois. Caring grandmother to Greg (Caroline), Christine (Brad), Kyle (Katie), Cameron (Melanie) and she will be sadly missed by many great grandchildren.

Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, from 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. for visitation. A funeral service will be held at Christ Church in Greensville on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 1:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to a charity of your choice.

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Morelli, Steven Frank


It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Steven Frank Morelli aka “Faccia” He passed away peacefully at home in his sleep Tuesday, March 12th, 2024. Steve is survived by his wife of 55 years Barbara and his two sons Tyson and Tom (Amanda). He was a beloved grandfather to his cherished grandchildren Kezia, Anikan, Asria, (Annick), Drew and Zack Morelli. He was a devoted brother to Ron (Sue) Morelli, Debbie Morelli and countless cousins. Favourite Uncle Steve to eight nieces/nephews. He is also survived by the remaining members of the “Dirty Dozen”. Steve is predeceased by his parents Albert and Constance (Evangelisto) as well as brother Tommy.

Steve’s journey began in 1942, where he embarked on a life filled with service, dedication, and joy. For over three decades, he proudly served as a devoted member of The Hamilton Fire Department. In addition, Steve was also a proud partner in Brothers Equipment Rentals for over 30 years. His entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic were evident in everything he did, leaving a lasting impact on the business and those he worked alongside.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Steve’s true passion lay in fostering connections and creating memories with family and friends. As a founding member of the “Dirty Dozen” Thursday Crew, he cherished the camaraderie and bonds formed over shared experiences. Whether organizing the annual “Wayne Murray Classic” Firefighter Horseshoe Tournament or hosting family picnics, Steve had a remarkable gift for bringing people together and spreading joy wherever he went.

Known for his sense of humour and genuine kindness, Steve was adored by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His presence brightened any gathering, and his absence will be deeply felt by many.

In accordance with Steve’s wishes, a cremation has taken place. The family will hold a private funeral service to honor his life, with a celebration of life to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Hamilton Burn Unit. (Choose “Other” and enter Burn Unit)

Though Steve may no longer walk among us, his spirit will live on in the countless lives he touched and the memories he created. May he rest in peace, knowing he made the world a brighter place with his presence.