Baptiste, Glenna

Passed away peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospital, Hamilton on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband Raymond (2003). Much loved mother of Douglas, Greta and Anthony. Mother-in-law to Sue, David and Roberta. Caring and involved grandmother to her sixteen grandchildren, and an important presence in the lives of twenty-six great grandchildren.

Miss Glenna was greatly valued back home in Gonzales, Port of Spain, Trinidad. She enjoyed her volunteer work with the Boy Scouts and Cubs, travelling with the troop to other Caribbean locations for vacations that mixed cultural experiences as well as plenty of fun. She belonged to the Women’s Coterie group that helped in the community to make sure families were not wanting and children were given support. On many special occasions such as Christmas and Easter, Glenna held parties for the neighbourhood children which are remembered after many years. On coming to Canada, Glenna worked as a lunch-room supervisor with elementary school children – a job she embraced with much pleasure. In later years, she sang in the choir at the local Canadian Martyrs Church.

Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St, Dundas on Friday, January 27th from 12:00 to 2:30 for a visitation with a Service immediately following in the chapel.

Burial will take place at White Chapel Cemetery, 1895 Main St. West, Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the choir at Canadian Martyrs Church.

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Teeuwen, Joyce Gertrude (nee Coleman)

Although the family of Joyce Gertrude Teeuwen is saddened to announce her passing on January 21st, 2023, in her 86th year, her prayers have now been answered. She is now free from illness and pain and finally reunited with her beloved husband Paul and, most recently, son Leonard. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her daughter Phyllis Connelly (Jamie), sister Marg Falsetto (George), brother Bruce Coleman (Bertha), many grandchildren (Ellen, Jason, Megan, Simon & Jeremy), nieces and nephews both in Canada and Holland. She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers Bob and Don. Joyce was born on June 20th 1936 in Kitchener, Ontario. She initially pursued a career in nursing at the University of Toronto, but after marrying the love of her life, Paul, spent most of her life caring for her family. When Paul passed suddenly at age 47, her caring took the form of stockpiling mass quantities of instant mashed potatoes in case money ran out. Through those challenging times, her faith was what sustained her. Despite this early loss, Joyce had a full life. She was able to visit many parts of the world with friends and family. Alaska was her favourite trip. Other memorable ones included getting held at gunpoint on her Israel bus tour and being medically airlifted out of Iceland to Canada. Joyce was incredibly strong, selfless, and loyal. She showered her loved ones with all forms of affection, never expecting or wanting anything in return. Later in life when her body slowed but her mind stayed quick, her love came in the form of constant prayer, phone calls, and snacks that she pocketed and slipped us from her various retirement and LTC residences. Thank you specifically to the staff at Anne Hathaway Retirement Residence in Stratford, and Wentworth Lodge in Dundas for their excellent and compassionate care. A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held on Saturday, January 28/23. Friends will be received at 10:00am with the service at 11:00am at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas Ontario. Internment to follow at The New Dundee Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada by calling 1-800-293-3717. (Please specify Memorial Donation for Joyce)

“…the time for my departure has come.

I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:6-7

Girolametto, Sandra Lea (nee Della Vedova)

Surrounded by the love of her family, Sandra passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Villa, on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the age of 81. She will be missed by her devoted husband Marty of 58 years; her loving children Lori (Dennis Griepentrog) and Jamie (Krista). Cherished Grandma to Jessie, Sherry, Tia, Aricka and Elijah and Great-Grandma to Layla and Ryleigh; dear sister of Angela Taus (John) and Sherry Della Vedova. Dear daughter of the late Archie and Josie Della Vedova. Sandra was born and raised in Sudbury and worked at the Dominion grocery store as a cashier. She and Marty moved to Kirkland Lake for a couple of years, before making Dundas their permanent home. Sandra had a beautiful smile that matched her outgoing personality. She adored babies and toddlers and devotedly cared for her own, as well as those in the neighbourhood. She loved to shop, go on bus trips and attend her weekly Calorie Counter meetings with her fun-loving friends. Sandra enjoyed cooking and baking and will be remembered for her delicious Christmas shortbread cookies. She was also an avid reader and loved to knit. She was a long time member of St. Augustine’s C.W.L and enjoyed participating in their annual bazaars. All will be missed about her, but remembered fondly forever. Her family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph’s Villa on the Pine Grove unit for their care and compassion toward Sandra and for making her family feel like theirs. Friends will be received by the family on Wednesday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 7-9 at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Funeral Mass will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH, 58 Sydenham Street, Dundas on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Entombment at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or St. Joseph’s Villa would be appreciated by the family.

Baguley, Phyllis

It is with great sadness that the family of beautiful Phyllis Baguley announce her passing on Saturday, January 14, 2023. She will be lovingly missed by her son Stephen Baguley (Ann), daughter Susan Philip (John), her 5 grandchildren Christopher Philip, Peter Baguley, Heather Stubbs (Adam), Beth Baguley, Colin Philip and great-grandson Rory Stubbs, sister Laurel McAllister and numerous family members and friends. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Derek of 65 years, and sister Ruth Ellison. The family wishes to send special thanks to the wonderful nursing staff at St. Joseph’s Villa Long Term Care Home in Dundas, for their care and compassion over the last 3 years. A celebration of Phyllis’ life will be held on Tuesday, January 24th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at which time Phyllis’ Service will take place at 11:00 at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. An interment will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 1895 Main Street, Hamilton, Ontario. For those of you that cannot attend in person, you may watch a broadcast of the service by going to the funeral home website on Phyllis’ obituary and clicking on the link (to be posted at the bottom of obituary). Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer Society of Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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MacDonald, Vicki Elizabeth (nee Dexter)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Vicki Elizabeth MacDonald (nee Dexter). Vicki died peacefully with her family by her side at Margaret’s Place hospice on January 16, 2023 after a brief illness. She joins her late husband of 52 years, Grant MacDonald, her parents Edith Elizabeth (nee Crowe) and John Dexter and her brother Robert Dexter. She will be dearly missed by her daughters Kristi (Pierre) and Kelly, her son Josh (Jaime), her grandchildren Jacob and Hannah, her sister Jill Franklyn, and her nieces and nephews. Vicki was born in Truro, Nova Scotia and moved to Ontario at a young age. She settled in Hamilton, married her high school sweetheart, raised a family and was a loving mother and grandmother. Vicki worked as a legal secretary in the Hamilton legal community for over 30 years. She was a long-time member of Westdale United Church where she sang in the church choir and made many life-long friends. In addition to her love of music and the arts, Vicki was an avid reader with a particular fondness for mysteries and the works of Shakespeare. She instilled an enduring love of reading and an appreciation of live theater in her children and grandchildren. A Celebration of Vicki’s life will take place on Sunday, January 29 from 2-4 p.m. at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to Margaret’s Place Hospice or the Cancer Assistance Program of Hamilton would be appreciated by the family.

Monds Jr., Scott Edward “Scotty”

Peacefully, on Wednesday January 11 2023, surrounded by the love of his family, Scott Edward Monds Jr. lost his lengthy battle with AML Leukaemia. Scotty spent his 28 years living life to the fullest. His love of ATV’ing, big trucks, hunting, and fishing were well known. His best days were spent with his amazing friends (and there are a lot) who never left his side. Family was so important to Scotty. He leaves behind his heartbroken parents, Diane and Scott, his brother Joey, who loved and supported him all day, every day and his amazing girlfriend Chrissy Stegmaier, who showed him what true love was all about.

Scotty’s dog Beau helped him through some of the hardest days and will miss him terribly.

Scotty was loved by his Grandparents, Dick and Dene Stafford (deceased) and Jim and Margaret Monds. He was blessed to have the best Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. John and Karen Stafford, Kyle and Emily Stafford, Taylor and Jason Riley. Jason, Jen, Aaron and Jacob Stafford. Karen and David Monds. Jamie, Victoria, David and Liam Monds. Kelly and Terry Collett. Nicole, Simon, Addison and Joshua Lareau, Carley, Jamie and Josh Aussem. Cody, Kelsey, Everett and Brie Collett. We are forever grateful for our California Family, Jeff, Danielle, Jeremy, Berkley and Finley Bean. Without Danielle and the support of her family, the last 5 plus years would not have been possible. Danielle donated her Stem Cells to Scotty not once, but twice. Always our Angel from California and Family Forever.
We are forever thankful to Dr. Brian Leber, Nurse Practitioner Jenna French, the nursing teams of B4 and C4 and Oncology Day Service Nurses and Doctors along with the rest of the amazing team at Juravinski Hospital. Scotty always said, you were his people. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juravinski Stem Cell Unit would be greatly appreciated. Donations of Blood, Platelets and Stem Cells via Canadian Blood Services are always encouraged.

Cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life will be planned for at a later date.

Fly high Scotty, Knowing how very much you are loved!

McFadden, Mary “Lorraine”

of Dundas, with her loving family by her side, at St. Joseph’s Healthcare on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, in her 89th year. Forever remembered and loved dearly by her sister Bonnie and brother-in-law Paul Hughes of Harriston, brother Jack McFadden of Guelph; nieces and nephews; Susan, John, Jane, Michael, Lisa, Patricia, Tom, Dan, Brenda, Kevin; many great-nieces and nephews; numerous friends and special friend Fred Haddock. Lorraine is predeceased by her beloved parents Joseph and Marie (nee Kelly) McFadden; brother Jim McFadden (2012); sister-in-law Marlene (2020) and nephew Jason. Lorraine was a Registered Nurse with Public Health in Hamilton for many years. Friends will be received by the family on Monday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 7-9 at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Prayers at the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Augustine’s Church, 58 Sydenham Street, Dundas on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Interment at St. Mary Immaculate and St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Elora. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Leech, Thelma Gertrude (nee Setterlund)

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Juravinski Hospital on Sunday, January 8, 2023. Remembered and loved always by her husband Fred of 46 years; her sons David (Stacey) and Douglas, granddaughter Robyn, brother Jim, sisters Nancy and Louise and by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. She was a dedicated Plant Biologist at McMaster University and an avid quilter. In keeping with Thelma’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a burial attended by her family will be held.

Geneviève Marianne Janine van Wersch – Syroid

Passed away peacefully at home, embraced by her family on Sunday,
December 25, 2022, at the age of 51.

Dear sweet wife to Dan for 27 years and loving mother to Anika, Maya, and
Luka. Beloved daughter of Jan and Netty, loving sister to Céline, and dear aunt
to Yenthe and Julian; loved by her extended family in The Netherlands.

Geneviève was very kind and gentle, and she was sincere in her thoughtfulness and
caring for others. She was warm and a good listener and always made people
feel comfortable. Geneviève lived her life with grace, always thinking of her
family first. Geneviève loved her family very much. She was brave and strong
in accepting her illness and continued to raise her children and care for her
family throughout her struggle. She taught her family well. Geneviève was a
beautiful person and will always be dearly loved.

A private Celebration of Life was held on Friday, December 30, 2022.

If you wish, memorial donations can be made in Geneviève’s name to the ALS
Society of Canada

Burgess, Calogera “Lee” (nee Liota)

Peacefully passed away at Wentworth Lodge on Friday, December 30, 2022 in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late George (2017). Cherished children: Phil (Mary Linda), Carol, Aida Hyshka (Tim), and her beloved grandchildren: Tricia Catizzone (Chris), Annamarie. and great-grandson Scott. She will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and many friends. Predeceased by her parents and siblings. She was a long-time and faithful member at St. Augustine’s Church and the C.W.L. She worked at the Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club as the office manager for many years. Heartfelt gratitude goes out to Dr. James Williams and staff, staff of Wentworth Lodge and Georgian Retirement Residence for their compassionate and loving care. Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St, Dundas, on Thursday, January 5th from 10-11am for a visitation. Followed immediately by a graveside service at St. Augustine’s Cemetery. The family wishes that those attending the visitation wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.