Hurren, Ronald “Ron”

Hurren, Ronald Douglas

Passed away suddenly at St. Joseph’s Hospital on June 9th, 2024 in his 80th year.

Ron will be sadly missed and forever remembered by his wife of 56 years, Marion; his children Brian (Amanda) and Cara (Tom), and his granddaughters Maddy and Julianne.  Predeceased by his parents William and Vera. He will also be greatly missed by his brother, Roger, sisters Sharon and Lorie-Anne as well as many in-laws, nieces and nephews, other extended family and friends.

Ron was a longtime teacher at Parkside High School and member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Dundas. 

A private service for Ron will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home on Friday, June 14th, officiated by Reverend John Read.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 31 Sulpher Springs Rd, Ancaster.

Lizotte, Joseph “Paul”

Joseph John Paul Lizotte “Paul”


In the early morning of May 26, 2024, with family by his side, Paul quietly slipped away .

Paul is survived by his wife Jan, son, Ross, granddaughters, Dana and Marissa and God-daughter Ashley in Victoria B.C..

He is also survived by his sister Nancy (Bill d.) in Ottawa, sister-in-law, Wendy whose help over the years continues, and brother-in-law, Gerry (Anne) in Nova Scotia. 

Paul is predeceased by parents, Lois and René and sister Kaaren. 

Sincere thank you to Dr. C. Demers, his extraordinary cardiologist, and arrhythmia doctor, G. Acosta.  Besides your medical expertise, you provided him with emotional comfort and hope to fight on until his tired heart could no more.

Whittaker, Joseph

January 24, 1935 – June 3, 2024

Joseph Whittaker, aged 89, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Monday, June 3, 2024. Born in Halifax, England on January 24, 1935, Joe was the youngest of nine children.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Pauline, Joe is survived by his loving children, Steven (Janina) and Gail (Rob). He was a proud Papa to Amie (Trevor), Justin, and Shane (Jenna). He was also a playful Great Papa to Olivia and Chloe.

Joe enlisted in the army at the age of 18, where he served England with dedication during the Suez Canal Crisis. In 1958, he married the love of his life, Pauline. Together, they built a beautiful life and in 1972, moved their family to Dundas, Ontario, Canada where they forged many cherished friendships, turning friends into family.

A hardworking lorry (truck) driver in England, Joe continued his industrious ways after moving to Canada and worked at Westinghouse before transitioning to a role in maintenance with the Hamilton School Board. Famously known for his “WHOJOE” license plate, he was a handyman extraordinaire, always ready to fix anything for anyone in need. His bright blue eyes, playful smile and generous spirit made him a popular person to know.

Joe had a passion for golf, spending countless summer days on the greens with his friends. He was also a regular at the local legion and Air Force Club, where he enjoyed playing snooker. His devotion to his wife Pauline was evident in his role as her personal chauffeur, accompanying her on countless shopping trips with joy and love.

Joe will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. His memory will live on in the hearts of those he touched with his kindness and generosity.

Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of Joe’s life will be held on Tuesday, June 11th, from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Royal Canadian Legion, 280 King Street West, Dundas.

Wierenga, Elsbert “Bert”

Elsbert Anton Wierenga

August 20th 1938- June 3rd 2024

Bert passed away, with his family at his side, after a long, beautiful life on June 3rd, 2024 at the age of 85. Dear husband of Marian. Loving father to Mike and Bernette, and adored Opa of Caitlin, Jade, Jackson and Maia. Brother of Ed (Arlette), Ineke (Ed), and Hildelies. Predeceased by Laurens (Auk), Aneke (Jan), Jan (Clara),  Cor (Wilma), Peter (Gineke), Wim (Anky) and Coos.  Bert was a favourite uncle of many nephews and nieces. 

Bert was a proud engineer, businessman and outdoor enthusiast. All who knew him will remember him as an avid sailor, and as a man who was always “puttering about”, finding ways to improve things around his properties with his engineering mind. His children and grandchildren will forever be able to picture him on his riding lawn mower, or arranging his sails and knots on his boats to be just so. 

A service will be held for family and friends at Turner Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas, on Sunday, June 9th at

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Higgins, Gloria Jeannette

Gloria Jeannette Higgins passed away peacefully,  with her family at her side,  at Juravinski Hospital Hamilton, Ontario on May 20, 2024 after a two year battle with cancer.

Gloria is survived by her mother Karen Mielko, brother Troy VanWesterop and 4 ½ year old twin boys Emmerson and Greyson Begin.  She will be profoundly missed by Aunts, Uncles, cousins, in-laws and many dear friends.

Gloria’s beauty and strength can be witnessed through the life she lived. In her career as a server she attracted many close friends and had a smile and  joy about her.  She was an inspiration to all as she owned and operated her restaurant The Hub and provided endless hours of good food and long lasting relationships with her staff who became lifelong friends.

Her two greatest joys came later in life with the birth of her twin boys who were the light of her life.

Family was everything to Gloria as were the many get togethers, trips and especially Thanksgiving where she could love and be loved by her family unconditionally.  Forty-five years of Thanksgiving fun and games, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, music and dancing at the outdoor pub were her heaven on earth.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the doctors, nurses and health care workers who gave so much of their time and expertise to support Gloria throughout her illness, especially the Juravinski Cancer Center and Palliative Care teams.

A private celebration of life will be held for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of Canada or the Hamilton S.P.C.A.

HUZEL Jean-Paul

Le 19 mai, à l’âge de 85 ans, Jean-Paul a tiré sa révérence. Il sera à tout jamais regretté par son épouse  Renée (Lapointe) ainsi que ses enfants Frédérick (Sylvia), Myriam (Bruno) et Mérick et ses petits-enfants, Daphné, Henri, Delphine et Sara.

Son départ est aussi une grande perte pour sa soeur Nicole et ses trois nièces, Pascale, Françoise et Laurence de Lyon en France, sa ville d’origine.

Une vie bien remplie, c’est sûr. Sa présence dans un groupe ne passait jamais inaperçue comme peuvent en  témoigner ses nombreux amis en France, en Floride, au Québec, à Hamilton et dans la région.

Comme il le souhaitait, sa vie a été célébrée avant son départ avec son épouse, ses enfants  et quelques amis intimes.

Remerciements très sincères à Pauline, François et Louise qui nous ont accompagnés fidèlement au cours des derniers mois.

JP, as he was affectionately known by his close friends, lived life to the fullest. Worldwide travelling, cruising, rv-ing which made him feel like the king of the road and snowbirding in Florida with the one he called “ma queen” made for a life full of adventures, good times and great memories.

Friends at Queen 75 will remember him for his cheerful personality and his forever engaging conversations.

As per his wishes, an intimate celebration of his life took place with his loved ones before his passing.

Most sincere thanks to the staffs of the different units where he was so well cared for at St Joseph Hospital and especially to Diana during his last three days.

Cremation has already taken place and a private graveside ceremony will be held at a later date. Those who wish to honor his memory by making a donation can do so to a charity of their choice.

McKee, Michael John

May 3, 1942-May 18, 2024

It is with much sadness that we announce Mike’s peaceful passing on May 18, 2024 surrounded by his family, his pride and joy.

Loving husband of Libby, dear Dad of Beth & Rob, Dave & Amanda, Steve & Christine. Proud Grandpa of Jessica & Amy, Emily & Gracie, Scott & Julia. Brother-in-law of John Hopkins and the late Joyce & Charlie Dobbie . Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Toddy & Vi McKee. Mike graduated in Economics and Business from McMaster University, attained his Chartered Accountant designation and retired as Vice-President, Finance, of Jervis B. Webb Co. of Canada.  Mike loved sports (playing, coaching and cheering) and was an avid fan of the Habs and Ti-Cats. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of Balsam Trail, St. Joseph’s Villa for their compassionate care.

Mike was a  passionate supporter of  the Neonatal Unit at McMaster Children’s Hospital. . Donations to this unit or St. Joseph’s Villa in his memory would be appreciated by Mike’s family.

Visitation will be on Monday June 3rd,  4-7 p.m.  at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St, Dundas.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

Barr, Robert Glasgow Hay

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Robert Barr announce his passing peacefully at the Meadows Long Term Care in Ancaster on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at the age of 82.

 Robert was born in Scotland and emigrated to Canada in 1953 and grew up in Dundas. He was an employee of the Dundas Star and then went on to have his own business of Barr Painting and Decorating for many years

He will be sadly missed by his wife of nearly 60 years, Barbara Barr (nee Young).

He was the loving father of Jill (Mike) and Bryan (Madeline) and cherished Papa of Kevin, Rachel, Robert and Claire.

 He was predeceased by his parents, John and Helen Barr, his brothers, Bill and John and his sisters Margaret and Rose.

 Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

We would like to extend our thanks to The Meadows Long Term Care, St. Peters Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Juravinski Hospital and their staff for their kindness and support in Robert’s care.

 Please make a donation to a charity of your choice in his memory.

Saunders, William “Bill”

April 13, 1946 – May 8, 2024

Passing away peacefully on May 8, 2024, in his 78th year, Bill is reunited with his parents William and Barbara. 

He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Truax), and his daughters Cheryl (Michael) Gemmell, and Karen (Dat Pham) and by his grandchildren, Meredith, Henry, and Gracie, who he asked after every day. 

There will be an empty chair at the card table as he is missed by brothers Mike (Pat), Phil (Sandra) and Doug (Penny).

Spending his early years in Ancaster and Dundas, he raised his family in east Hamilton before heading to Markstay, ON.  Retiring to Dunnville and returning to Hamilton to be with Sharon when her care needs changed.

Bill was a life-long “do-it-yourselfer” He will be remembered for his gift with numbers as a bookkeeper, property manager, and tavern owner.

We know Bill has found a place to cast his line while he waits for the fish to bite.

Family and friends are asked to honour Bill’s memory with donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Rumley, Earl (Grant) 

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts to announce that he passed away peacefully at home on May 2nd, 2024, in his 95th year. 

He was predeceased by his first wife Constance (Connie) Rumley nee (Cornell). Also predeceased by the following , his parents Lewis John (Clifford) Rumley and Alice Elizabeth (Bessie) Rumley of Silver Water, Manitoulin Island, his brother Clifford Leslie (Les) Rumley, sisters Cappy Bulley, Hazel Boyko, Geordie Berry and Florence Dinsmore. 

He leaves behind his son Nelson Clifford Rumley and daughter in-law Corinne. 

He will be sadly missed by his second wife Mary Rumley, stepdaughters Zella DeLamorandiere, Anna DeLamorandiere (Jamie) and Marilyn McLaughlin, his sisters’ in-law Irene Totten (Bob) of New Brunswick, Glenda McDonald of North Bay, Phyllis McDonald of Hamilton and Bill McDonald (Jr.) Toronto. 

Sadly, missed by his granddaughter Mara Rumley (Justin) his step-granddaughter Cynthia Tilley (Matt), Marley Neill (Jarvis), Cody DeLamorandiere (Yanna), Jazlyn Bertrand , Courtney Duncan (Derrick) and two great grandsons Logan and Liam. 

He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews from the West Coast, East Coast and the surrounding areas. 

Grant moved from the Island at the early age of 17 to Dundas looking for work. He was hired and went to work for Snetsinger Lumber. He loved working with wood and was an exceptional carpenter. He then worked for Cashway, the Dairy Bar, delivering milk, he was then hired at the Hamilton Conservation Authority from where he retired. He thoroughly enjoyed his many trips back to Manitoulin Island and spending time at the cottage. He loved his hunting and fishing and had a many a good times with his son, good buddies and family and friends get togethers. He was also an avid golfer, pool player, softball, and enjoyed darts. He was a Legion Member of Branch 36 for over 50 years and received his 50-year pin in 2023. He enjoyed doing the Legion Turkey and Ham Rolls for quite a few years and Duffers Golf.

Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas on Thursday, May 9th from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm for visitation. A service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, May 10th at 11 am. Interment to follow.  It would be appreciated by the family that, In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dundas Legion Br. 36 Poppy Fund or a Charity of your choice. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date at Dundas Legion.