Neesam-Daly, Susan

With deeply saddened hearts we say goodbye to Susan Jacqueline Read Neesam-Daly, who passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton on November 22, 2023, at the age of 51.

Susan is the beloved wife of Thomas Daly. Susan is the daughter of Malcolm and Betty Neesam (1935-2019), and the much-loved sister of Timothy (with Linda Weichel) and Mark. 

Susan will be missed by all of us, including her immediate family of Marie, Peggy, Anthony and Eleanor, Yvonne, Leslie and Elise, and so many nieces and nephews who all loved Auntie Sue so much. 

Born in Sarnia, Susan moved to Dundas with her parents. There she met Tom, the love of her life, and spent ten blissful wedded years with him. They lived with their dog Bailey in an apartment just two floors below Malcolm and Betty. Susan showed her deep care for her parents with daily calls and visits.

Susan was a lifelong learner. She studied travel and to be a medical receptionist, worked in a variety of jobs she truly enjoyed, and ever the entrepreneur, for Avon and Color Street Nails.

Susan’s interests and talents ran wide and deep, from fishing on early family holidays to bowling, singing in the church choir, and piano and vocal lessons. Most recently she spent most evenings studying a variety of correspondence courses at the Stratford Career Institute, and taking walks with Tom and Bailey. 

Heartfelt thanks to her physician, Dr. Turner, for care and support for Susan, and immense gratitude to Dr. Ligori and the ICU team at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton for looking after her in her final days.

Friends and family are welcome to come to the visitation at the Turner Family Funeral Home at 53 Main Street, Dundas on Sunday, November 26, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Her funeral will be at St. Augustine’s Church, 58 Sydenham Street, Dundas, on Monday, November 27, at 11 am, with a reception to follow.

Donations to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Foundation and the Hamilton-Burlington SPCA are appreciated in Susan’s honor.

Mercer, Derek M.

Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on November 17, 2023 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Winnie (nee Smith). Loving father to daughter Tammy (Sean Storr) and son Ronald Mercer. Survived by Sisters; Louise (Johnny Dunn) and Velma (Paul Mercier), Brothers; Peter Mercer and Dave Mercer. Will be sadly missed by Brothers-in-law Elwood Smith (predeceased), Onswald Smith (Pauline), Thomas Smith (Marie), Albert Smith (Janet) and Sisters-in-law Minnie Smith, Gail Ross (Don), Wanda Smith (Mark), Jeanette Power (James) as well as a circle of friends, nieces and nephews and Special nieces Ashley, Amber, great-niece Ariyah and great-nephew Adam who he treated with love as his own. Predeceased by parents Rev. Ronald T. Mercer and Mary Mercer and parents-in-law George and Emma Smith. Many thanks to the care from Wentworth Lodge and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. Dundas, ON, on Tuesday, November 21, from 4-7p.m. for a visitation. A Funeral Service will take place at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 22, at 1p.m. Burial at Christ Church Anglican Cemetery, 92 Highway 8, Dundas, ON.

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James (Jim) Stanley Watkins

Passed away peacefully at home on November 14, 2023 in his 80th year surrounded by family
and loved ones. Beloved spouse of Lenore (nee Bower) for 56 years, and loving father to
James (Suzanne) and Len (Kim). Cherished brother of Joyce Dunbrack (Fred) and Ross
Watkins. Proud grandfather of Katie, Wyatt, Ryan, Jason, Quinnlyn and Chelsea.
Jim was an employee of Dofasco for 25+ years and a longtime band member. He played the
trumpet with Silver Swing, Dixieland Plus, The Dundas Concert Band and The George Arnone
Big Band and this was his passion and joy.

Jim’s family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Cancer Assistance Program for all
their support during this difficult time, and gratefully acknowledge Kristen Hallett and Fred and
Joyce Dunbrack for their loving care and compassion. They would also like to thank all those
who came to spend time with Jim and cared for him in his final days.

Family and friends are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. Dundas, on Sunday,
November 19th from 12 to 2 and from 4 to 6 for a visitation.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory to the Cancer Assistance Program at or An Instrument for Every Child (AIFEC) at
A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

McHattie, Marie

Marie Evans McHattie
April 26, 1922 – November 11, 2023

Marie Evans McHattie (Main) formally of Dundas Ontario, passed away on November 11, 2023 in her 102nd year. Daughter of the late Cecil and Annie Main (nee Taylor). Wife to the late Edward (Ted) McHattie. Mother of Anne Leegstra and predeceased by daughter and son in law Margaret and Joseph Bourgeois. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Terra McConnell (Steve), Warren Leegstra, Krista Leegstra, Cheryllee Bourgeois (Nir Gepner) and Lucas Bourgeois. Great grandmother to Jesse, Eden, Mio, Ayah, Lacy and Lyla. Sister to Leone Fischer (Paul), Jon Main (Lynn), Kathryn Moffat (Keith predeceased). Predeceased by brothers Bill, Grant, Glenn and Wray Main.

Cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life to be held on December 2 at 12:00 P.M., at The Cattel Centre, 45 Main St., Dundas.

Condolences through Turner Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Beam, Evelyn Edith

With sadness we announce the passing of Evelyn Beam at Victoria Gardens LTC in Hamilton on Friday November 3, 2023 in her 101st year. Predeceased by husband Alden (2009). Mother of Brian, Malcolm, Keith, Brent and Brenda. She will be missed by ten grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Cremation and interment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, 1895 Main St. West, Hamilton on Monday November 13, 2023 at 12:00 PM.

Arklie, Richard “Rick”

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Friday, November 3, 2023, in his 77th year. Beloved partner of Karen. As per Rick’s request, there will be no service or visitation. Cremation has taken place. Donations in Rick’s memory to the Juravinksi Cancer Centre would be appreciated.

Paddon, Doug

Paddon, Paul Douglas “Doug”

Suddenly at his home in Dundas on Saturday, October 28, 2023, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Marjory (2013) and loving father to Paul (Cindy), the late John (2019) (Mina) and Melissa Dawson (Greg). Grandpa/Poppa to his 5 grandchildren: Noah, Rachel, Jack, Oliver and Miles. Sadly missed by his sister Nancy Smith (Michael). Doug was a serial entrepreneur, founder of Paddon Paper Supply, the Copetown General Store, Grey Goose Antiques and Willow Works; he was a Charter Member of the Copetown Lions Club, long time member of Copetown Woodchippers and volunteer with Dundas Real McCoy’s. When not working events with the Lions Club, Doug could be found at his favourite place, his cottage in Port Elgin, among family and friends. A celebration of Doug’s life will be held at the Copetown Community Centre on Saturday, November 25th, 2023 from 1-3pm, with a Service and Memories at 2pm, and a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hamilton General Hospital Foundation or Juravinski Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated.

Kuypers, Leo

Our beloved father and Opa passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 29, 2023 at Carrington Retirement Home in Ancaster at the age of 94. Surrounded by his four children, spouses and grandchildren, he was prayed into heaven where he is now joyously reunited with his cherished wife of 57 years Anne (2012), eldest son Bernie (2003), his parents and eight of his ten siblings.

Leo leaves behind his children John Kuypers (Dianna), Diane Tyler (Rick), Helen Reuter (Jim) and Linda Butter (Rob). He was blessed with eleven grand and step-grandchildren, along with ten great-grandchildren. Incredibly, Maisie Anne Banks was born about one hour before Leo left this world.

Leo emigrated to Canada with his bride in 1954 in order to farm. A man of deep faith and single-minded purpose, Leo achieved his dream and became an egg farmer in Orkney Ontario. He also became a skilled builder of homes, barns and renovations. Leo and Anne traveled in their golden years before Anne’s Alzheimer’s transformed him into a dedicated, loving caregiver. He was a much-loved uncle and Opa, filling the room with his good humour and playful nature.

The family would like to express our deep appreciation for the care given to Leo by his long-time family physician, Dr. James Williams. We are also grateful to the compassionate staff at Carrington Place. Words cannot express enough thanks to his dedicated team of Home Care personal support workers and nurses. A special thank you goes out to his caregivers at Hamiton General and St. Joseph’s hospitals, as well as his always helpful neighbours on Creighton Road.

Friends and family are invited for visitation on Wednesday, Nov 1, 2023 from 7pm to 9pm at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. Dundas, ON. Eulogy at 7:45pm.

The funeral Mass will be held the next day at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Dundas ON at 10am on Thursday, November 2, 2023. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 254 Garner Road West, Ancaster, ON. A luncheon will follow, location TBD.

Lindley, Gordon

Passed away peacefully at Juravinski Hospital on October 27, 2023 in his 88th year. Beloved spouse of Dorothy. Loving father to Louise (Richard), Doug (Tracey) and Allen (Tracey). Caring grandfather of Jeremy (Christie), Ryan (Jess), Branden (Haley) and Brittany.  Will be sadly missed by lifelong friend Gail Haddleton. Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. Dundas, on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm for a visitation. A Funeral Service will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Auld, Mark James

In Loving Memory of Mark Auld December 4, 1969 – October 26, 2023

It is with profound sadness that we share the news of Mark Auld’s untimely departure from our lives. He was a cherished husband, devoted father, dear brother, and beloved family member. Mark’s departure has left a void that can never be filled.

Born on December 4, 1969, Mark’s life was a testament to love, laughter, and deep connections with those around him. He shared a life of unwavering commitment and profound bonds with his loved ones.

As a loving father, Mark’s influence was immeasurable. He leaves behind a legacy of children who will forever carry his spirit in their hearts: Ethyn, Damien, Josh (Jenn and grandchild Nolan) and Joseph (Dane). His children will always remember him as a wellspring of wisdom, strength, and endless support, shaping their lives with his love and guidance.

Mark was a beloved son to Dallas and Linda, a brother to Erin (Sue) and Tammy (Tim). His presence brought joy, camaraderie, and countless cherished memories to their lives, and his warmth and affection extended to his many nieces and nephews, leaving a lasting impact on their hearts.

Mark was not only a dedicated family man but also an animal activist, tirelessly advocating for the welfare of our furry and feathered friends. His passion for the well-being of animals was a reflection of his kind and compassionate nature.

In addition to his advocacy work, Mark was a skilled handyman, known for his ability to repair almost anything and his willingness to help others in their times of need. His resourcefulness and generosity made him a cherished friend to many.

Mark approached every aspect of his life with passion, from his family to his causes and his various interests. His enthusiasm was infectious, touching the lives of all those fortunate enough to know him.

Mark’s passing was the result of his struggles not only with mental health but also other health issues, challenges he faced with courage and determination. It serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of health awareness and support for those who may be silently battling their own demons.

Though Mark left this world too soon, his spirit will continue to shine as a guiding light and a source of inspiration. In our memories and in the love we shared, Mark Auld’s legacy will endure, reminding us of the profound significance of love, family bonds, the causes he held dear, and the importance of health awareness.

A Celebration of Mark’s Life will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 5p.m. until 7p.m.

Rest in peace, Mark. You will be deeply missed, but your legacy will always be cherished.