Vedell, Sean Gregory

Passed away suddenly on December 28, 2022 in his 61st year at the Juravinksi Hospital surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Adams) for 36 years. Loving and proud father to Sarah (Predeceased), Rebecca (Paul) Bovbel , and Patrick (Sonja). Caring grandfather to Arthur and Lucy Bovbel and Oliver Vedell. Loving brother to Colin and Alexandra. Son to John and Barbara (Predeceased). Sean was an animal lover, he will be missed by his dogs Jack and Milly. He will be sadly missed by his CHAM Radio family. He was a lover of all good music, especially Rush. Friends and Family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. Dundas, on Saturday, January 7th from 10a.m.-12p.m. for a Celebration of Sean’s Life. The family requests that masks be worn during the Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society – Ovarian Cancer.

Slocum, Gregory Edward

October 1st, 1957- December 24, 2022

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Gregory Edward Slocum in his 65th year. Born in 1957 to Helen Bateman & Vernon Slocum. Loving brother to (predeceased)Nancy(Slocum)Desrosiers, Loving father to Gregory Suco James Slocum, and stepdaughter Holly Hermina Haydon. Gregory will be dearly missed by his grandchildren and great grandchildren, nephew J.P. Desrosiers (Shelliee Ballum), partner Heather Coe- Goulet, and his many dear family and friends. There will be a casual celebration of life on Saturday, January the 7th, 1- 4 pm at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. Dundas, Ontario. Cremation to follow. Greg was an avid motorcyclist and a motorcycle memorial ride followed by internment of his ashes to be announced at a later date. Donations made to the Slocum Family GoFundMe would be greatly appreciated.

Flemming, Reinhold Siegfried

1929 – 2022

Reinhold died peacefully in his 94th year and his soul has gone to be reunited with his beloved Erika.

A caring father to his daughters Karin Luke (Brian Festing) and Karola Carey.

A beloved Opa to his grandchildren Steven Luke (Delaine), Aaron Carey (Aline) and Kristen Moulden (Shawn)

A wonderful “Little” Opa to his great grandchildren Gavin Luke and Charlee Moulden.

He will be greatly missed by all his family in Germany and friends and staff at Amica Dundas.

Reinhold grew up as a city boy but he chose as his life’s career to be in farming. He came to Canada 65 years ago with his wife and two small children. He worked hard in farming for 36 years in Binbrook and Copetown before retiring to St. George. He finally had time to travel the world. He was also a skilled carpenter designing and building furniture.
He loved playing all kinds of card games, shooting a game of pool and going to the casino.

Per his wishes no visitation or memorial service will take place. Burial will be attended by family only.

In lieu of flowers a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Fleet, Violet “Jean”

November 24, 1928 – December 14, 2022

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Violet “Jean” Fleet in her 95th year.  Loving wife to her devoted husband Ralph † of 61 years. Born in 1928 to Violet Louise † and Richard † Frost. Cherished and devoted mother to Jeannie Tonkin (Joe †). Loving sister to Laverne Frost † (Sylvia), Lorne Frost † (Agnes) and Melvin Frost † (Muriel).  Sister-in-law to Blake †and Laura † Fleet, Blanche † and Bruce † Robinson, Howard † and Jennie Fleet, Phyllis † and Pete † Carey, Lorne and Wanda Fleet, Orval † and Dorothy † Fleet, Ivan † and Kathy (Olive †) Fleet, Marion and John Brokloff, Margaret and Murdoch † MacAskill.  Jean will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.  Special thanks to Hamilton General Hospital for their great support, kindness and compassion.  In keeping with Jean’s wishes, there will be no Service.  Cremation has taken place. 


Paul, William “Bill”

January 27, 1941- December 12, 2022

It is with profound sadness we announce Bill’s passing at the Hamilton General Hospital on Monday December 12, 2022. Bill died peacefully surrounded by family after a brief illness. Bill’s commitment to his family was unwavering. His love, support, and guidance will forever be remembered, and we were truly blessed to have had him in our lives.

He will be deeply missed by the love of his life, and wife of 59 years Barbara and his sons Bill (Sue) and Bryan (Kirsten). Bill “Papa” will also be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren India (Adele), Dylan (Janet), Mason (predeceased), Samantha and Thomas and his great grandchildren Liam and Lane.

Bill’s 30-year career with UBA Chemicals Ltd, a subsidiary of Diversey, saw his reputation develop and grow as a family-first, ethically-centred, fair-but-tough negotiating business professional with decade upon decade of success.

Cremation has taken place. Please join us for a Celebration of his Life at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. Dundas Ontario on Saturday January 14th, 2023 from 2-4pm with speakers at approximately 3pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hamilton Health Sciences.

Please sign Bill’s online Book of Condolence at

Hector, David Murray

Peacefully, on Saturday, December 17, 2022, David Murray Hector, a fighter to the end, passed away at the age of 88. He leaves his loving wife Jolanta, son Geoffrey Hector (Siobhan) and daughter Julia Douglas (JD) and stepdaughter Joanna as well as his grandchildren Abbaigeal (Austen), Molly, Hannah, Carter, Ashley, and Olivia. David attended St. Andrew’s College and was a graduate of the University of Toronto in the Engineering Business program. Following graduation, initially David began his career with Avro Engines Canada and then transitioned into a career in accounting. He joined Clarkson Gordon and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation. His career started in the firm’s Toronto Office with a short stint in Vancouver after which he was invited into the partnership in the Hamilton office. He spent the rest of his career in Hamilton where he made his home and was an active member of the community including many years as an active Rotarian. He was a passionate skier, windsurfer and tennis player and did each for as long as he was able. Deep gratitude to Dr. Ghert and Dr. Shargall and the whole health care community for their efforts in taking care of David. A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 22 from 12-1:30p.m. at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. Dundas. A Private Family service to be held following. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice, would be gratefully received.

Zess, Richard Peter

The man with nine lives has taken his last breath just shy of his 76th birthday. Rick was known by many different names – Husband, father, Grandpa, Papa, son, brother, uncle, friend or Bone. Over the last few years, he has struggled with health issues, but he kept on fighting. He could come off as a scrooge, but he would also give you the shirt off his back. Rick was not one to travel, as his favourite spot was veranda beach on King Street. Rick was an employee of Serv-A-Station Ltd. for over 30 years. Rick was married to Susan (nee Hall) for 53 years. He will be sadly missed by his children Lori and Shawn Fraser, Mandy and Dwayne MacDonald and Richard Jr. His grandchildren Joshua, Jackson, Samantha, James and Lexi were the light of his life. He is now with his granddaughter Mikayla in heaven, as well as his parents Morris and Isabel and siblings Louise and Jack. Loving brother of Cindy and Mike de Nobriga, Rosemary and Andrew Gringhuis and brother-in-law Donald Hutchinson. His many nieces and nephews will cherish their memories of him. A celebration of Rick’s life will take place upstairs in the Royal Canadian Legion – 280 King St. W Dundas on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 from 1:30pm-4:00pm. Donations can be made in memory to Bereaved Families of Ontario-South Central Region or The Salvation Army-Dundas.

Lessard, Denise Fernande (nee Sanche)

Passed away peacefully on December 9th, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in her 88th year. Born October 10th, 1935, one of twelve Sanche siblings from Ste. Anne, Manitoba. Beloved wife of Roderick for over 63 years. Loving mother to Carolyn (Roger) Press and Judy (Mark) Empey. Caring grandmother to Robin (Richard), Eric (Jessica), Brigitte, and Julia.

In 1957, she married the love of her life, Roderick Louis Lessard. In 1971, the family moved from Winnipeg to Dundas, Ontario. Family gatherings were a big part of her life – great times surrounded by wonderful food, conversation, reminiscing and dancing. We hope to keep these traditions going in honour of her.

She touched the lives of so many people with her generosity, compassion, and sense of humour. Denise was blessed with the gift of kindness. She was a very special person who opened her heart to everyone – always keeping in touch, offering a helping hand, and being the best friend anyone could ask for. She showed the real meaning of love – devoting her life to family, taking care of her children and her husband, Rod, selflessly until he passed. She was an angel on earth!

Some of Denise’s pastimes included going for walks along the Dundas Rail Trail, with a pocketful of treats for furry friends she met along the way. She enjoyed baking, known for her apple pie and assortment of squares and cookies. She was also an avid gardener – so proud of the beautifully landscaped backyard that she and Rod created. She was an active member of the Catholic Women’s League and participated in many of the group’s community events.

Her family grieves her loss, but take comfort given her strong faith that Denise and Rod are together again in peace. We all loved her so much and will miss her more than she will ever know. Her spirit will shine brightly within us all.

Special thanks to the Cardiac and Palliative teams at Juravinski and St. Joseph’s Hospitals for their outstanding care. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Arsenault, Frederick Henry

Passed away at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre in Brantford on Friday, December 9, 2022 in his 94th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Phyllis. Fred is dearly loved and will be missed by his children, David (Paulette), Cheryl (Paul Drake), Karen Arsenault, Kevin (Lois) and Susan Baker; his 12 grandchildren, his 8 great-grandchildren and his 2 great-great-grandchildren. Fred was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Adele and by his 11 siblings. Fred was a long-time employee of Dofasco. He was a member of the Lynden Legion, Branch #500, a member of the Lynden Lions Club and was a member, along with his wife, of the Southern Ontario Horseshoe Pitchers Association. He enjoyed retirement at the Norfolk Conservation Camp Grounds. Fred was an active DIY’er and a jack of all trades. He was a great dad and was lovingly known as Grandpa or Papa to his grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family on Tuesday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. A private Service for Fred will be held with immediate family, followed by interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery. If you so wish, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Turn on the music Phyllis, it’s time to dance again.

Etherington, Joyce Marie (nee Harrison)

Passed away peacefully at Wentworth Lodge on December 8, 2022 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Darce for over 58 years. Loving mother to Darlene (Jim) Pounder and Carolyn (Jim) Bayne. Proud Nana of Maddison (Taka), Tessa (Brock), Darcy, and Ewan. Survived by her sister Gayle (Ron) Ellis. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Predeceased by her parents Art and Ruby Harrison. A very special thanks to the staff at Wentworth Lodge – Maple Lane and Dr. Nash for their excellent care. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.