Vanden Berg, Willie “Wendy”

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“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.” Psalm 27:4

The Lord, in His infinite wisdom, has taken unto Himself our loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother on Friday, January 21, 2022 in her 89th year, after a short illness. Dear wife of Peter Vanden Berg for 66 years. Cherished mother of Glenda and Harry Piersma, Audrey and Jacob Van Wyck, Jeffrey Vanden Berg, Douglas and Irene Vanden Berg, Peter and Lydia Vanden Berg, Gary and Elizabeth Vanden Berg, and David and Anneke Vanden Berg.  Loving grandmother of 27 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.  A loving sister to the late Kathleen Hamstra, the late Jacob and Grace Hamstra, the late Rev. Gerald and Theresa Hamstra, the late Ralph and Jeanette Haalstra, Peter and the late Audrey Hamstra, Lysbeth and Alan White, and Annie and Peter Thomas.   A loving sister-in-law to the late Bas and Tina Vanden Berg, the late Arie Vanden Berg and his wife Jannie, Jack and Mary Vanden Berg, the late Bart Vanden Berg and his wife Agnes, Dick and Irene Vanden Berg, and Tiny and the late Bernhard Van Gorsel. Visitation on Monday, January 24th from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. at EBENEZER FREE REFORMED CHURCH, 253 Weirs Lane, where the Service for Wendy will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30. Interment to follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Bonisa Mission, Trinitarian Bible Society, or Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. 

Kerigan, Anthony Thomas (Tony)

Peacefully and with his family around him, Tony passed at Margaret’s Place Hospice on January 17th, 2022 and is now with our Risen Lord.

Tony will be dearly missed by his loving wife Carol of 52 years. He was blessed with five children, Beth (Greg Belshaw), Tom (Rosanna), Maria (Adam Borczyk), Pete (Amanda) and Patrick (Jess). Tony was the treasured grandfather of Callum, Colin, Adrienne, Josephine, Johannah, Chelsea, Connor, Dylan, Haley, Landon and Jacob, who brought him immense joy.

Tony was born in Eccles, England to the late Carl and Maria Kerigan. Tony attended the London Hospital Medical School where he played rugby and met his sweetheart Carol. They were married in Albany, New York in 1969 and moved to Hamilton in 1971 where he completed his residency in internal medicine at McMaster University. Tony was on the staff at the Hamilton General Hospital for more than 40 years. Tony’s love for learning led him to additional training in respirology, care for the elderly, and palliative care. In retirement, Tony provided palliative care to patients in the community and at Emmanuel House. Tony will be remembered for his dedication and compassion for his patients as well as his enthusiastic and gentle mentorship of medical students and residents.

Tony was a founding member of the Catholic Physicians Guild of Hamilton. He was a volunteer at L’Arche and at YMCA Camp Wanakita in Haliburton in the medical centre. Tony, along with Carol, enjoyed many years of teaching marriage preparation courses. He enjoyed dragon boating with Lively Dragon, being in nature, walking, hiking, singing with Carol while she played the ukulele, and spending time with his grandkids.

He will be lovingly remembered by his sister Cecilia Hughes, twin sister Pat Kyrou (Andreas deceased) and brother Shaun Kerigan (Angela) and his nieces and nephews in England as well as his brother-in-law, Brother William Martin, FSC in Lincoft, New Jersey.

Tony’s family extends their deepest gratitude to Dr. Anne Boyle, Dr. Gordon Okawara, Dr. Samantha Winemaker, Julia Rock NP, Dr. Linou Zou, Dr. Jill Rudkowski, the clinical staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital, the palliative care community team, and the staff and volunteers at Margaret’s Place Hospice for their compassionate care and support for Tony and the family throughout his illness and last days.

Visitation will be held at Turner Funeral Home, 53 Main Street in Dundas on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at St. Augustine’s Church, 58 Sydenham Street in Dundas on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. and will be livestreamed. Interment to follow at St. Augustine’s Cemetery. Please wear bright colours if you wish! Respecting the restrictions of COVID-19, all guests must RSVP at https://signup.com/go/xsknWoJ on Tony’s obituary on the funeral home website for the visitation and provide proof of vaccination at the door. As there will be young grandchildren and elderly at the funeral, we request that attendees are fully vaccinated and masked. Tony’s family will host a celebration of life reception at a later time.

Due to a scent allergy, please do not send flowers. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Margaret’s Place Hospice, Emmanuel House, L’Arche Hamilton, or Birthright Hamilton.

DeSterke, Jane (nee Den Dekker)

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The Lord in His infinite wisdom and love, took to His Eternal, Heavenly home, Jane DeSterke on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in her 87th year. Dear, loving and cherished wife of John (2015). Deeply loved and devoted Mom of Pat and Pete Selles, Gary and Martha DeSterke, Lois and Pete Feijer, John and Cynthia DeSterke. Dear Oma to 25 grandchildren and Great-Oma to 61 great-grandchildren. Dear sister to 9, and Loved Aunt to many more. We regret that, due to severe Covid Restrictions, there will be no opportunity for visitation. Funeral Service will be held at Maranatha Free Reformed Church, 1114 Old Mohawk Road, Ancaster on Saturday January 15, at 11a.m. For those who wish to view the Funeral Service by Live Stream, use the following link: www.sermonaudio.com/frchamilton. Pastor C. Pronk officiating. Private family interment to follow. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to Rehoboth Christian School in Copetown, ON.

“When I in righteous at last
Thy glorious face shall see,
When all the weary night is past,
And I awake with Thee
To view the glories that abide,
Then, then I shall be satisfied.”
(Psalter 31:7)

Floyd, Clara Bessie “Bess”

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 11, 2022 in her 90th year. Reunited with the love of her life, Murray and her first-born daughter Christine (Bernie). Loving mother to Barbara (Laverne), Donna (Brian) and Beverley. Proud Grandma to 9 grandchildren and their spouses as well as 17 beautiful great-grandchildren. Bess will be remembered as a selfless mother and wife. She loved deeply and was  deeply loved in return. A private Service will take place on Friday, January 14 at 11:00 a.m.. To view the livestream of the Service, click the link on the funeral home’s website under Bess’ obituary. Donations can be made in memory to the RCL Branch #36 or the Juravinski Hospital.

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Scott, Phyllis Ella Irene (nee Thompson)

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The family is deeply saddened to acknowledge the death of Phyllis Ella Irene on Friday, January 7th, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in her 85th year. Devoted husband, Chuck (Charles) since 1959 and loving caregiver since 2013 is left to mourn. The family is tremendously impressed and proud of the way Phyllis dealt with her copious health concerns over the last number of years. Cherished mother to daughters, Janice and Julie and son, Drew and his wife, Heather. Loving Grandma of special grandson, Isaac. Sister of Bradley (2005), wife Helen of Palgrave, ON and Karen of Bath, ON. Phyllis was a teacher with the Hamilton Board of Education and later, after raising her family, with the Wentworth County Board of Education, retiring in 1997. Phyllis was a long-time member of Ryerson United Church, Ancaster; taking the lead in the formation of the church’s first Chancel Guild under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. D. Graham Tipple. Chuck and Phyllis were very active after retirement being members at Sackville Hill Seniors and the Hamilton Tartan Social Club. Cremation, at Phyllis’s request, has taken place. Because of the current health concerns a gathering will not take place. A private interment at White Chapel will be attended by family. The Reverend Paul Rodey assisting. For those who wish, the family suggests a donation to Wesley Urban Ministries, 52 Catherine Street North, Hamilton, ON L8R 1J1 or The Huntington Society of Canada, 20 Erb Street West, Suite 801, Waterloo, ON N2L 1T2.

Cameron, Norman Kenneth “Norm”

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It is with deep sadness we must announce the death of Norman Kenneth Cameron early in the morning on January 7th. Norm died peacefully at home in his sleep, having been tenderly cared for by his wife of 64 years, Marlene. He was a loving and caring father to sons Stephen, Kenneth and Norman and their wives Michelle, Jennifer and Karen, and his grandchildren Andrew, Jane, Nicholas, Lizzie, and Gwendolyn. He was predeceased by sisters (his “girlies”) Ruth (Maurice Wade), Jean (Fred Booth), and Barbara (Ted Walker), and is deeply missed by his bother-in-law Barry Tait (wife Ariane and son Cameron). He also leaves many cherished nieces and nephews. Born in Hamilton on November 12, 1934, he was the son of Kenneth and Mabel Cameron. Norm worked as a journeyman electrician for over 50 years and was a member of the IBEW. He was a Master Mason and twice master of The Lodge of Strict Observance. He loved to sing in his church choirs, with the Albertones, and with the Scottish Rite Choir. A special joy for him was the fellowship of preparing Out of the Cold Meals for several years. He left the world a better place because he lived. Well done, good and faithful servant. A private family service will be held. It will be live streamed at 11:00 a.m. on January 12th through stpaulsdundas.com and available on the website thereafter. A celebration of Norm’s life will be held hopefully in the spring. Donations to The Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation Learning Centre for Hamilton or St. Paul’s United Church in Dundas would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

Childs, Ernest

Peacefully at Wentworth Lodge on Friday, December 31, 2021, in his 94th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (Doll) and dear father of Wayne (Dawn) and the late Gary and father-in-law of Judi. Sadly missed by his 5 grandchildren; Matthew (Terri), Natalie, Benjamin (Robin), Stephanie (Brent) and Joe and by his 4 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother and sisters. Ernest was a member of the RASC England following WW II. Friends will be received by the family on January 13, 2022 from 1 until 2 o’clock at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Please sign up for the visitation and Service at https://signup.com/go/NUWPkEv as space is limited due to COVID-19. COVID-19 protocols will be in place, proof of vaccination and the wearing of masks will be required to attend. The Service will be livestreamed for those who can’t attend, see link on the Funeral Home website under Ernest’s obituary. A private interment will take place following the Service at Grove Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Wentworth Lodge for their care and support. Expressions of sympathy to the War Amps would be appreciated by the family.

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Muir, Suzanne

Peacefully passed away at the age of 83, on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at St. Peter’s Residence in Hamilton. Predeceased by her parents Myrtle Lampman and David Muir, her sister Arlene Stables and brother David Muir. Suzanne had many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who all adored her. She was retired from International Harvester/Case. The family thanks the staff of St. Peter’s Hospital (Dogwood Terrace) for their wonderful support. A private graveside service will be held at Holy Sepulchre, Burlington at a later date.

Benton, Jean Marie

Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Villa on January 5, 2022 in her 86th year. Loving sister to Susan, Norma (Jim – predeceased) Verrall, and George (Katie). Predeceased by sisters Marion (Barry) Larkin and Beatrice (Hank) Lemon. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Life-long resident of the Town of Dundas and long-time employee of CIBC. Special thanks to the Ontario Healthcare Workers and to the staff at St. Joseph’s Villa. In lieu of flowers, donations to the DeafBlind Ontario Foundation. A private service has taken place.

Duke, Madeline Faye (nee Strong)

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Unexpectedly in her sleep on Monday, January 3rd, 2022, Madeline has been rewarded with everlasting peace having been a faithful and devoted wife of Melvyn for near 59 years, a nurturing mother of Murray and Michele, an adoring Grandma for Misty, Marina and Melody’s proud great-grandma to Tanner, Haley and Damian. Cremation has taken place and a social time of celebration will be held at a later date.