Searby, Lilian Mary (nee Ross)

On Wednesday, September 21, 2022 ‘Our Queen’, Lilian Mary Searby (nee Ross) beloved wife of 60 years to the late Dennis (2007), Mother, Grandma and GG commended her spirit to our Blessed Lord. Having attained the milestone of 100 years on September 8th, she was most grateful to have received a Papal Blessing from the Holy Father, Pope Francis. Mum was the matriarch and strong role model to our large and loving family after striving to fashion her life after Mary, the Blessed Virgin to whom she was a dedicated servant. She was a mother to Christine (David), Elaine (Ron), Marie (Sam), Michael (Lynn), Paul (Nida) and Denise. Loving Grandma to Mark (Tanya), Tracey, Sandra (Kevin), the late Paul (Jenn), Jeffrey (Heather), Andrew (Julie), the late Michael, Leanne (Kevin), Ian, Gregory (Ruth), Marisa (Pat), Megan and Thomas (Kira). She will also be sadly missed by her 24 great grandchildren from whom she derived great pleasure. Mum still maintained a close relationship with her many nieces and nephews in England, her birthplace. She was a Canadian ‘auntie’ to Kevin and his family, Brian and Mary Jo. Our family will be forever grateful for the loving and compassionate care that she received at Westmount Terrace under the guidance of nurse Carrie and her staff. God was shining brightly upon us when He placed Mum in the kind and caring hands of the dedicated medical staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in particular Dr. Neary, Dr. Macki, nurses Jean and Akweley and all of the wonderful 7th floor staff who ensured that she was comfortable and in the presence of her loving family. St. Joseph played a very strong role in Mum’s prayer life so it is fitting that she passed away peacefully in the hospital of his namesake. All who knew our wonderful mother are aware of her faithful dedication to Mary, the Blessed Mother and to her strong Catholic faith. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date. Good night and God bless you, Mum. We love you and acknowledge that you have been and always will be our inspiration.

A. Jane Kappele

Died at St. Joseph’s Villa in Dundas, Ontario on Saturday, September 17, 2022 in her 96th year. Daughter of the late Dr. Daniel and Reba (nee Campbell) Kappele. Sister of the late Peter Kappele and his late wife Wendy of Pender Island, BC; Aunt of Danielle of Toronto and predeceased by nephew David in 2005; survived by many cousins. Many thanks to the medical professionals for keeping her afloat; to the staff and friends at Bertram Place, to the nurses and PSWs at St. Joseph’s Villa, and to Susan Bowman and Aileen Csermak for their tremendous support. Jane enjoyed travelling after retiring as a school Principal. Cremation has taken place. There will be an outdoor Memorial Service/Celebration of Life at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27th at the Dundas Museum. And a private interment at Grove Cemetery. If wished, remembrances to Doctors Without Borders, Sleeping Children Around the World or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Zecchini, Ivano Antonio “Ivan”

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving and devoted husband, father and nonno on Friday, September 16, 2022. Ivan passed away peacefully, with his wife and daughters at his side, at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Lydia (nee Infanti) for 62 years. Loving father to Sandy (Mike) Powell, Lisa Zecchini and Paula (James) Mitton. Son of the late Olinto and Gemma (Lenarduzzi). Brother to Derino (predeceased) (Adelina), Sergio (predeceased) (Louise), Mario (Maxine) and Elio (Mirella). Brother-in-law to Pia (Spero-predeceased) Tisiot, Josephine (Jim) Kielty and Renato (Nancy) Infanti. Missed by many relatives here, in Italy and in Argentina. The family would like to thank Dr. LeeAnn Coren for her excellent care and compassion. Ivan was a well-respected custom home builder for many years in the Ancaster and Dundas area. His great joys included spending time with family and friends, watching Udinese soccer games and the Hamilton Tiger Cats, travelling, swimming and going for hikes and bike rides at the Dundas Conservation Area. He was a lifelong member of the Venetian Club and the Famee Furlane Club where he enjoyed playing cards and bocce and attending dinner dances. Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas, on Wednesday, September 21 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Church in Dundas. Cremation to follow. Donations can be made in memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Hamilton Conservation Authority.

Charlong, Mary Edna (nee Ramier)

August 11, 1930 – September 16, 2022

Surrounded by her family, Mary E. Charlong passed peacefully on September 16, 2022, age, 92, at Wentworth Heights Retirement Home, Hamilton, Ontario.

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, she was raised in Port Daniel, Quebec on the Gaspe Peninsula. She was happiest when “on the coast” and spending time at their summer home with Nigel and as many family and friends as possible.

She was a graduate of Montreal General School of Nursing, and dedicated her life in the service of others. Her career in nursing led her to Hamilton General Hospital and later the Hamilton Health Sciences where she was the first Infection Control Officer.

She was devout in her faith and a long serving member of St. James Anglican Church in Dundas. Active in her community she advocated for improved education, safe drinking water and preserving the Niagara Escarpment green spaces in the Valley community.

Mary was pre-deceased by her husband, Nigel of 54 years, and daughter, Debborrah and was the last surviving member of her Ramier family. Surviving her are her children, Donald (Karen) of Dundas, Ontario, Daniel (June) of Hampton, NB and Debborrah Porter (James) of Hudson, PQ. As well as 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

We extend our sincere gratitude to the staff of Egerton Village at Wentworth Heights Retirement Home for providing a safe and caring environment filled with love and compassion.

A private family Celebration of Life will be held in Campbelltown, NB at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Atkinson, James Arthur

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Monday, September 12, 2022. Loved husband of Patricia (nee Hunter) and father of Beth (Mark). Predeceased by his infant son, Daniel. Survived by siblings Graham, Jenny and Carmel and their families. He will be missed by the Hunter family. Flowers will be gratefully declined. Donations can be made in Jim’s memory to Kidney Foundation or Diabetes Canada. Sincere thank you to the nurses and doctors in Emergency and the step-down ICU at St. Joseph’s for their compassionate care. Visitation will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, on Saturday, September 17 from 1-2 p.m., where the Service will be held immediately following. Interment to take place at Christ Church Cemetery, Flamborough.

Binkley, Charles Anthony “Charlie”

“The Legend of Copetown”
Charlie Binkley, wise and loving father, fiercely loyal friend, joyful and prank-loving brother, hard-working community member and neighbour, died peacefully on Friday, September 9, 2022. He embraced life and valued passion, curiosity, and hard work. He welcomed everyone and would help anyone. His impact on the “Hub of the Universe” (a.k.a. Copetown) will live on forever. He was a salesman by profession, but his heart was in his hobby farm; many’s the day you could find Charlie dutifully tending to his pick-your-own blueberry patch, delivering wood to the community, and butchering deer and moose for the local hunters each year. Charlie was the beloved partner of the late Barb Bishop and previously married to the late, great Georgina Binkley. Together, they raised their only daughter, Colleen Martin (Garrett). He will be sadly missed by his nephew Greg Binkley, who was like a son to him; his brother and sisters Mike, Susan and Teresa; and many nieces and nephews, who he was very fond and proud of. Predeceased by brothers Tom and Pat. Charlie has been cremated and a private family service and interment of ashes will take place. We welcome friends, family, and the community to celebrate Charlie on November 5th, 2022, 4 p.m. and onward (Copetown Community Centre, 1950 Governors Road, Dundas, ON L9H 5E3). It will be an informal celebration with his friends and family sharing stories and memories of Charlie, while raising a glass. In lieu of flowers, Charlie would love donations to the Copetown Lions Club, as he dedicated most of his adult life to the Club’s great work. Contact them at 905-628-9089.

Lelievre, Anne (nee Novosel)

Our beloved mother and best friend Anne Lelievre (Novosel) passed away at Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home in her 96th year on Sept. 13, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Gerard (Gerry) Lelievre (2012). Predeceased by parents George (1992) and Barbara (1997) Novosel, and sister Mary Narbonne (2019). Loving Mother to Gerry (Bonny 1999) and friend Colleen, Ron, and Rob ( Gayle, her adopted daughter). She will be dearly missed by grandchildren Samantha, Lyn-Anne, Keith (Sarah) and great-grandson Callum, John-Michael (Valerie), Melanie (Scott) and Nathan. Lovingly remembered by nieces, Barbara Dwyer, Kathy Stradwick and Patricia King, and nephew Jim Narbonne. Special friend of Jacqueline Huget. Cremation has taken place. Interment at a later date. A special Thank You to the staff at Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home for their dedicated and loving care. Donations to the War Amps would be appreciated.


Hibbard, Dennis James

Passed away peacefully at Juravinski Hospital on Sunday, September 4, 2022 at age 67. Survived by loving wife Debi, sons Jeff (Kate) and Cory, daughter Alexandra and granddaughter Kaitlyn. Predeceased by parents Fred and Winnie and brother Kevin. Survived by loving sister Deborah (Jim) Kekewich. Dennis (Packman) was a former Manager at Bell Canada/BTS who had a passion for fishing, golf, reading, the Green Bay Packers and Toronto Blue Jays. Special thanks to the ICU staff, especially Dr.’s Dionne, Rochwerg and Sharma for their care and compassion. Celebration of Life to take place at Dundas Valley Golf and Country Club, 10 Woodleys Lane, Dundas, on Sunday, November 6, from 1 – 3 p.m. Donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation or Diabetes Canada.


Simpson, Dr. Craig James

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Craig James Simpson, beloved husband, father and grandfather. Craig passed away peacefully the morning of September 6th, 2022 in his 80th year, surrounded by his family. He will lovingly be remembered by his wife and best friend Kathie; daughter Karen (Kevin), son Bradley (Paula), daughter Alison (Jay), step-son Ray, step-daughter Leanne (Jeff) and Grandchildren Abigail, Jacob, Danielle, Laila, Paige, Sydney, Bryce, Andrea, Caitlin, Hayley. Craig was known for his love of hockey, golf, travel, and his witty conversations and passion for providing detailed answers and diagrams to explain things. He was also an avid collector of things. Craig attended the University of Toronto, where he achieved his P. Eng and PhD in Metallurgy. He went on to complete his Post-Doctorate at the Aachen Technical University in Germany. While in Germany Craig played professional hockey in the Netherlands Hockey League (the other NHL). Craig went on to have a very successful career in Nuclear Energy working for Ontario Hydro Research Division and later for Enbridge. A Celebration of Life for to honour and remember Craig will be held at a later date for family and close friends at one of Craig’s favourite places, the cottage in Hunstville. Craig’s family would like to thank the ICU staff at the Juravinski Hospital for their care and compassion.

Habinski, Gloria Irene (nee Magnish)

It is with broken hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Gloria on Saturday, September 3, 2022 in her 94th year. At Hamilton General Hospital family were able to say our good-byes. Predeceased by her loving parents George and Irene Magnish. Beloved wife of Dick for over 74 years. Loving mother to Pauline (Terry-predeceased), Christine (Rick), Peter (predeceased), Mark (Christina) and Stephen. Adoring grandmother to Michael, Bradley, Lisa, Leslie, Vanessa, Jack, Wyatt, Breanna and much loved great-grandmother to Aden, Ripley, Tyler, Kyle, Payton, Carley, Reed and Nolan. Much loved sister to Gerry (Bernice), Harry (predeceased), Louise (predeceased). Gloria will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Her loving sister-in-law Adeline (Johnny) Rosmus and her buddy Tilson, from Tillsonburg, “THE CAT”. Special thank you to niece Leah, Dr. L. Zou, Nick and Lucy, PSW’s Maria and Betty, R.N. Mui, John and Karen MacIntyre, Allan and Betty McCulley, Cathy Miller, as well as Don and Paul Chappel. Bless you all. Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, on Thursday, September 8th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. for visitation. A Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, September 9th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Church, 58 Sydenham Street, Dundas. Donations can be made in memory to the Cancer Assistance Program, 555 Concession Street, Hamilton, L8V 1A8. To all of you who experienced a piece of Gloria’s life, know how she put all others before herself. She loved life, was enormously talented, adventurous and oh what a practical joker! Her artist works are treasured by friends and family. Predeceased by her lifelong best friend Adeline Edwards. Together again, the Heavens will never be the same. “You go girls”. “Oh boy”