Venuk, Margaret (nee Goldsmith)

Passed away peacefully on May 19, 2022 after a lenghty illness. As per her wishes, burial has taken place. Survived by her daughter Kay and her husband Fred.

Czum, Ted (Theodore, Tivadar)

On Tuesday, May 10th in his 96th year Ted conceded to Queen Elizabeth in the race for longevity and slept his last sleep.
Born in Vassar, Hungary Ted fled to Canada in 1956 where he met Win, who, for the next 55 years was his wife, finder of many things, dance and travel partner, voice of reason and of course co-gardener.

Ted’s perseverance, sense of humor and imposing size were passed on to his children Ica (Ferenc), Mike (Jen) and Emma (Mike).

Ted was always proud of his grandchildren and showed his love for Tomas, Gabriella, Matthew, Liliana, Michael and Joshua in many unique ways.

Remembered for his somewhat truthful storytelling (on repeat at times), his unfailing work ethic, his willingness to help family and friends (whether wanted or not), sense of adventure and his love of gardening, he left a lasting impression on most people he encountered.

As per Ted’s wish, cremation has taken place and a ceremony and Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, June 4th at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W. Dundas, Ontario where the event will be live streamed as well.
In Lieu of flowers a charitable donation to the St. Paul’s Benevolent Fund or the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated.

Bodden, John “Jack” William

October 31, 1959 – May 16, 2022

Jack said “goodbye for now” and went to be with his mom. With great sadness we announce the passing of Jack, the beloved son of Ernie and Mary (deceased) Bodden of Dundas. He is survived by siblings Ernie (Deborah), Bob (Lee), Janice Pilkington, Jo-Ann (Steve Peters) and Jim (Jody). Many family members have special memories of their time with Jack and he thanked us with his warm, wonderful smile. His big, beautiful family who loved and cared for him at Rygiel Home will never be forgotten. Their unwavering and constant dedication for 53 years of his life has been remarkable. A private celebration of life is to be held at a later date. If you wish, donations to Rygiel Support and Community Living in Jack’s name would be appreciated.

Sutton, John Herbert

Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on May 14, 2022 in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Mary Sutton (nee Nichols) for over 67 years. Loving father to Debbie (Bill), Neil, Nancy, and Tracy (Mike). Caring grandfather to Ryan (Jacqueline), Jodie (Shane), Ashlyn, Amanda (Steve), Daniel, Krystle (Dave), Kyle, Dylan, Kayla (Sean) and great-grandfather to Grayson, Brienna, Braiden, Ayden, Syvannah, Gage, Aurelius, Sidney, and Mia. Survived by his brother Doug and sister Marge (Dennis). Friends and Family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. Dundas on Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 7-9p.m.. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 1:00p.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Donations can be made in memory to the War Amps or a charity of your choice.

Kopachiwsky, Orest Peter

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Orest Kopachiwsky, in his 76th year, announce his passing on May 13, 2022. Orest was born on July 9th, 1946 in Ingolstadt, Bavaria to loving parents Paul and Oksana Kopachiwsky as they fled their beloved homeland Ukraine, for a better life in Canada. They settled and prospered in Hamilton where Orest welcomed a baby sister, Dana. He attended school in Hamilton, culminating at McMaster University with a BA in Psychology. He pursued a career in the photographic industry but the highlight of his adult life was marrying Bev, and together they raised two children, Rick and Alanna. Orest was thrilled to welcome Nic Drake, his son-in-law to the family fold and was over the moon to hold his first granddaughter, Laya in his arms. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who was known for his big heart, friendly sociable nature, and his love for cycling. He cared deeply about his family, his roots, and the plight of Ukraine. He will be remembered for his kindness, his honesty, and his open heart. Vichnaya Pamyat. A celebration of life will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas, Ontario on Thursday, May 19th, 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Panachyda service to be held in the evening. In lieu of flowers, donations made to a Ukrainian humanitarian aid agency of your choice would be sincerely appreciated.

Irvine, Shirley Ann (nee Griffin formerly Beeching)

March 22, 1933 – May 13, 2022

After a difficult struggle with dementia, “Granny” is now at peace. Predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Jack. Lovingly remembered by daughters, Debbie Musson (Bruce) and Leslie Powers (Craig). Will be dearly missed by her brother Bob Griffin, seven grandchildren (one predeceased) and seven great-grandchildren. Shirley was a lifelong resident of Dundas and one of the longest surviving members of Knox Presbyterian Church. Over her lifetime, Shirley served as a switchboard operator, pharmacy assistant, department store supervisor, operated a monogramming business and lovingly cared for her grandchildren. An accomplished crafter, she excelled at sewing, knitting, folk art painting and baking delicious pies. The family is grateful to the staff of Bertram Place and St. Joseph’s Villa, Balsam Trail, for their compassionate care. Cremation has taken place. Friends and family will be received at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas on Wednesday, May 18th from 7 to 9 p.m. The family requests that MASKS BE REQUIRED. A Memorial Service hosted by Knox Presbyterian Church will be held at St. Mark’s United Church, 1 Lynndale Dr., Dundas on Friday, May 20th at 10:30 a.m. and the family asks that MASKS BE REQUIRED. There will be no reception held given current COVID activity. Private interment to follow at Grove Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hamilton Health Sciences specifying “McMaster Autism Program Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre 4th Floor” or Knox Presbyterian Church.

Kidd, Mary (Maureen)

(March 13, 1932 – May 7, 2022)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Maureen (Mary) Kidd.

Maureen was born in Glasgow, Scotland on March 13, 1932 and came to Canada in 1956.  She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Frank, in July, 2020 and brother and sisters, John, Margaret and Norah.

Maureen will be sadly missed by her children: Frances (Dan), Angela (Ed) and son Steven, (his dog Stirling), grandchildren: Dylan, Haley, Katie and Hannah and great grandchildren: Henry, Libby and Vivienne.

Maureen worked in the retail industry in Hamilton for many years.  Retirement in 1990 gave Maureen and Frank the opportunity to spend 20+ winters in Indian Rocks, Florida at the Atlantis Club.

Maureen loved to visit the casino, play bingo and was always the life of the party.  She could belt out a tune and made her presence known wherever she went.  Maureen never let her hearing impairment prevent her from being a social butterfly and making many friends.  She treasured her outings with her girlfriends. Her sharp memory enabled her to recall everyone’s names and birthdays. She provided comic relief with her Grannyisms.  

Maureen believed in angels and that “her ship was coming in”. She was partial to a good cup of tea and a murder mystery. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, whom she loved with all her heart.

Maureen and Frank were married for 68 years and she was devastated when she lost the love of her life in July 2020.  Maureen was a devout Catholic, always had her rosary close at hand and regularly attended Sunday mass prior to her declining health.

Many thanks to the staff at the Hamilton General Hospital, St. Peter’s Hospital, the Hamilton LHIN, The Georgian in Dundas and Carrington Place in Ancaster.

Cremation has taken place and a Funeral Mass, will be held May 13, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Church 58 Sydenham St, Dundas followed by a reception at the Cattel Centre (beside Turner Family Funeral Home) 45 Main Street, Dundas.  In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated and can be made to The Cardiology Unit at The Hamilton General Hospital by clicking on this link and choosing other and then typing in HGH – Cardiology Unit.

Have a Place in Heaven:
Please don’t sing sad songs for me,

Forget your grief and fears,

For I am in a perfect place,

Away from pain and tears….

I’m far away from hunger

And hurt and want and pride.

I have a place in Heaven

With the Master by my side.

My life on earth was very good,

As earthly lives can go,

But Paradise is so much more

Than anyone can know…

My heart is filled with happiness

And sweet rejoicing, too.

To walk with God is perfect peace,

A joy forever new.

Turner, Katherine Louise MD, FRCPC

1928 – 2022

Matriarch of the Turner Clan, Katherine was a birder, a dreamer, an environmentalist, a fitness devotee, a lover of the Arctic Coast and its people, a party & safari planner, a philanthropist, a preserver of family lore, a puzzler, a reader, a supporter of the Arts, a teacher, a tree hugger and counter, a walker and long-distance hiker, and a world traveller.

Katherine was the second youngest of the 7 children of Howard & Minnie Turner of Whitevale ON. Her siblings were Ken Turner, Helen Gough, Marjorie Webster, David Turner, Alice Lapp and Bill Turner.

Katherine was much loved and admired by her nieces, nephews and their families. They include Elizabeth Turner, John Turner, Mary Murray, David William Turner (2012), Bob Dempster (2011), Jo Anne Beiler, Ron Webster, Jane Webster, David Sylvester Turner (2013), Bryon Turner, Shawn Turner, Lloyd Turner, Eleanor Hrabi, David Lapp, Wendy Moriarty, Debbie Kilpatrick, Will Turner and Kim Iwamoto.

Distant cousins Lois & Jack MacInnes of Palmerston and Norma & Karsten Hundborg in Denmark became dear friends. Katherine was privileged to be godmother to James Welsh.

Katherine worked to put herself through medical school, graduating in 1957 from The University of Toronto. She joined a general practice in Leaside but soon Alberta beckoned and Katherine accepted a position on the staff at the Dobson Clinic in Grande Prairie. She returned to Ontario in 1971 to study pathology. Katherine was on the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London until her retirement in 1992.

Katherine treasured her many dear friends especially Nancy Tuttle, Margrieta Edels, Grace Lumbers (2020), Terry Needham & Marilyn Kertoy, Lavarre Clark, Daisy McCallum and Jackie Lutz. All travelled with Katherine and tried to keep up. She enthusiastically participated in Nature London, the London District Weavers & Spinners guild, Bosom Buddies, fitness classes at The Mount, Senior Alumni lectures, the London Symphonia and live theatre.

Katherine was the loving and devoted partner of Dr. James (Jay) R. Anderson (2022). His children David, James, Ian and Audrey Anderson and their families brought her much joy.

We will miss her love and non-judgemental support. She was affectionate, feisty, generous, frugal, determined and a romantic. Her laughter resonates. She has enriched our lives profoundly. There are so many wonderful memories.

We are grateful to her gentle caregiver Coleen from Home Instead. Katherine received wonderful care from the amazing staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London.

Katherine’s ashes will be scattered on her cottage property in the fall.

For those wanting to make a memorial donation, please consider a charity of your choice or The Nature Conservancy of Canada.

Thompson, Nina (nee Bucko)

Jan 26th, 1946 – Apr 26th, 2022
It is with heavy hearts and immense sadness that the family announces the passing of our deeply loved and cherished wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Nina at the age of 76.

Born and raised in Montreal, she is predeceased by her adoring parents Andrew and Stephanie Bucko and loving grand-daughter Sarmie Jurcich. Beloved and cherished wife of Thomas for 35 wonderful years, loving and devoted mother of Kathy (Kelly) Fleck, Carol Jurcich (Alex), Liana (Wally) London, Fabian Peretin Jr, daughter-in-law Sandra Carranza and devoted fur momma of Holly.  

Treasured Baba and Grandma to Natalie (Jeremy), George (Mallory), Joshua, Candy-Anne, Amber-Lynne (Ashton), (Johmar), Michael, Wally Jr (Calla) David (Vanessa), Nick (Samantha), Katrina (Tyler), Kaitlyn, Jayden, and Samantha (Donny).  
Adored GG and great-grandma to Braxton, Khloe, Kanan, Hunter, Rowan, Lucas, Mackenzie, Makayla, Ilijah, Willow, Mija, Easton, Melody, Devin, Dax, Dayne and Lincoln-John.

Nina retired from a dedicated career at Airlink Transportation, with an outgoing personality that welcomed everyone.
Deeply devoted to her family, Nina always ensured we had big family gatherings most especially for her favourite holidays Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. She greatly treasured family times together and summertime backyard BBQ’s.  
In her younger days Nina was welcomed into and embraced the Croatian culture with her whole heart. Alongside our father Fabian Peretin, she could often be found engaged in lively chats around the kitchen table or singing and dancing the night away to polkas and waltzes. Later years would find her relaxing at their trailer on Lake Huron, or traveling the world with her eternal love Tom, her rock, protector and devoted co-pilot. In her retirement, Nina loved to relax in her backyard pool, admire her beautiful gardens and loved watching and feeding the birds with Tom and Holly always by her side.

Nina was the most generous, kind, selfless soul. She was always thinking of others and had the biggest heart made of pure gold. She lived each day for her family; always showering them with unconditional love. She leaves behind a legacy of Love, for all generations to carry forward.  

Special thanks to Dr. Mark Moores, for his dedication and commitment to her well-being; to Wingham Hospital for their compassionate and excellent care; and to CCU nurses Salah and Geza as well as Respiratory nurses Tracey and Tigist (her guardian angel) of St. Mary’s Hospital Kitchener for the dignity, respect and compassion lovingly provided to her and the family in her final days.  

Heartfelt thank you and immense gratitude to trusted and caring neighbours Marie, Susan and Ray as well as special friend PSW Ally for their never-ending love and support during her most difficult years.   Nina cherished her family and friends with all her heart. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by many lifelong friends, neighbours and relatives.

Visitation will be held on Monday May 2, 2022 from 6 – 9 pm at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St Dundas. Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday May 3, 2022 at 12:00 pm at the same location. Interment to follow at Mount Zion Cemetery, 1324 Concession 2 Rd W, Copetown. For those who wish, donations in Nina’s memory can be made to the SPCA.

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Dyson, Cecile Esther (nee Peraziana)

Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Villa on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in her 74th year. Missed dearly by her brother Ron Peraziana (Norma) and sisters Dennie Blair and Joanne (Scott) Sampson. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Donations, in memory, can be made to the Huntington Society of Canada.