(October 8, 1957 – November 14, 2020) It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Catharine Ambrose (nee Neale) on November 14th, 2020 at the age of 63. Catharine was many things to many people. Above all, she will be fondly remembered as a kindhearted friend and doting mother who loved her children unconditionally. She was an adoring mother to Ashton (Joanna), Chelsea (Joel), Devon, and her youngest, Julian, who predeceased her. A devoted wife to Peter, with whom she shared 40 years of treasured memories. She was also a cherished grandmother to Carter and Zoe; and a proud aunt to Geoff, Violet, and Aaron. Born to the late Helen (nee Castle) and George Neale, she was the youngest of three siblings; a caring and wise little sister to David and Stephan (Jane). Catharine dedicated her life to helping others as shown by her career as a registered nurse. She was known for her generosity and kindness; was always able to put a smile on your face, and will forever be remembered as the kindhearted, incredible woman she truly was. We are hoping to organize a celebration of Catharine’s life on October 8, 2021 – what would have been her 64th birthday. We will share more details as soon as possible.
Passed away peacefully on March 25, 2021 at Emmanuel House in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Thomas (1999). Loving mother to Paul (Brenda) and Suzanne (Jamie). Caring grandmother to Brad, Kevin, Zachary and Benjamin. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Donations in memory can be made to Emmanuel House.
1940 – 2021
It is with heaviness of the heart that we announce the passing of Géza Berényi, who died peacefully in Hamilton, ON, on March 22nd, 2021. Géza was born on August 3rd, 1940, in Pestszentimre, Hungary to Géza and Etelka Berényi. Throughout his youth Géza pursued his love for knowledge, especially philosophy, history and the arts. He was a valiant Freedom Fighter during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and resisted Soviet Communist oppression until the very end. He escaped from the Iron Curtain on foot, and emigrated to Canada in 1957, where he met his beloved wife Janina of 53 years, and learned engineering technology as his trade. Géza was an old-fashioned bon vivant who celebrated life in the present, poured an exuberant spirit into all that he did, and loved to dance the csárdás and waltz. He is forever remembered and cherished by his wife Janina, daughters Monika and Nicolette Cross (James), and many grandchildren (Taylor, Brendan, Aaron), cousins (Andrea, Zsuzsanna, Dénes), nieces (Eszter, Alexandra), and nephews, in Canada, Hungary and Germany. He is predeceased by his dear parents and elder sister, Sarolta, and favourite cousins Ottó and Ilona. “Géza, in eternal peace may you rest with the angels always by your side”. We express our sincere gratitude to Dr. J. Williams, and the staff at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and the Juravinski Hospital for their tireless compassionate care, and to Father Andrew Lopatniuk for his pastoral care.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church (Dundas, ON), on Tuesday, March 30th, at 10:00 a.m. Due to the pandemic, if you wish to attend the funeral in person or by livestream, and to share condolences, please contact Turner Family Funeral Home at: 905-628-6412, or online at www.turnerfamilyfuneralhome.ca. Catholic interment to be held in Pestszentlőrinc, Hungary.
1921 – 2021
Jean passed away peacefully on March 18, 2021 at the age of 99. Born in New Liskeard, Ontario, Jean was the second daughter of Scottish immigrants William and Clara Joss. She was predeceased by her sisters Clara and Doris.
Jean spent her formative years in Hamilton and Colborne. Focused and determined, Jean excelled in school, becoming a teacher by age seventeen. For a number of years she taught six grades in a one room country school while continuing her studies at night to graduate with a BA from McMaster University.
Jean married Mel Wilson in 1951 and settled in Dundas to start a family and build a home. John arrived as the first child and Jim a few years later. As a mother she was cheery, kind and charitable with high standards and expectations of success for her sons.
An annual summer family vacation was always important to Jean, and she would arrange a trip to a new place each summer. Jean enjoyed golfing, first with her university friends and then with Mel. In later years, watching the spring Masters Tournament was an annual highlight for her. At home she loved her garden, especially her many roses and peonies. She also loved to walk, and well into her eighties she would walk several kilometres on most days.
In 1987 Jean lost her husband and best friend and placed her focus on family and volunteering with Knox Presbyterian Church (Dundas), the Cancer Society, and Meals-on-Wheels. She warmly welcomed her daughters-in-law, Anne-Marie (John) and Vicki (Jim), and delighted in the arrivals of her grandchildren: Colleen, Jennifer, Carolyn and Mark. Grandma’s house was always a special place where they learned, played games, discovered baking, and made lifelong memories.
Jean was fortunate to see her one-hundredth Christmas, and maintained her sense of dignity, humanity and good humour until her last days. We will miss her so much.
Our family would like to thank the tremendous caregivers at Wentworth Lodge who, over eight years, wove Jean into the fabric of the residence and the hearts of those who live and work there. We are truly grateful.
A private family gathering and interment will be planned for a later date.
November 17,1925 – March 23, 2021
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our mother Edna in her 96th year at the General Hospital in Hamilton. One day she was full of life socializing and getting her hair done, and the next she was struck down by a massive stroke.
Edna is predeceased by her husband John, sister Genevieve, and parents John and Katie Petrisor. She is survived by her daughters Marlene (Peter Link), Jane (Stephen Zener) and Betsy, and adoring heartbroken granddaughters Beth (Justin) Kaitlyn, Rachael (Todd) and Emma. Edna is survived by her siblings Florence Brendon, Dr. Allan Petrisor (Mary), Wayne Peterson ( Georgina), Thomas Peterson (Linda) and many loved nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind special friends Mable, Doreen, Roy, Helmut and Renee, and many friends of the Forest Glen community.
Edna was born in Saskatchewan, as was our father. Both their families moved to Hamilton, then to the farming community of Beverly twp. where they met and fell in love.
Our mother loved music and she was deeply committed to her faith. She trained as a singer at Centenary Church and spent many years as a soloist for church services, weddings, conferences and community events. Along with being a devoted mother, she loved her community, with a lifetime commitment to collecting for the Cancer Society, an active member and president of the Westover Women’s Institute, Westover Baptist Church and volunteering with the Rockton Fair. When her husband John retired early to take up farming full time in 1974, Edna was asked to use her talent as a cook and baker to cater an event. That turned into a new career as a caterer for the next 20 years for the Copetown Lions meetings and many other local community events and weddings. Both she and our dad loved it! They took it as an opportunity to do a benefit for SHARE Agricultural Foundation, which continued on another 15 + years. Our parents enjoyed a joyous retirement travelling everywhere – Europe, Central America, Israel, Hawaii, Mexico and more. In 2003 they sold the farm and took up the freedom of condo living in west Hamilton, where Mom loved to swim, join in coffee hour, play scrabble and socialize with neighbors.
She danced to her own tune, while we tried to keep up. A life well lived!
A Private Funeral Service will be held at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. Dundas on Monday March 29, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. As numbers are limited due to covid the service will be livestreamed and available ongoing.
Memorial donations may be made to SHARE Agricultural Foundation, Westover Women’s Institute or the Westover Baptist Church.
Dundas has lost one of its greats. Warrior falls short of describing Rick, #57, who quietly and peacefully left us on the first full day of spring. He will be forever missed by his wife and rock, Diane, his favourite daughter Rachel, or “Fud” as he called her, and her partner Ryan. Exceptional brother to Gord, Terry, Gary (Wendy), Lance & Wendy. “Uncle Ricky” will always be one of the favourites to his many nieces and nephews. The Langen family will continue to hold a special place for their son and brother in law in all their hearts. Rick will always miss supporting his patrons as a proud owner of the Back Shop & Home Health. From his days on Sleepy Hollow, to the extended family he formed atop the hill, he was a treasured friend to many. Rick always had his own unique brand of zest for life. Time spent at the golf course, playing hockey at the Rockton arena or weekends at the family cottage were always days well spent. A special thank-you to all the nurses and doctors who were part of Rick’s long and hard fought battle, particularly the palliative team at Joseph Brant Hospital and Dr. Ian Hodson for giving him the gift of time. Friends and Family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. Dundas, on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 2-4p.m. & 6-9p.m.. Everyone must RSVP as space is limited. A Funeral Service will take place on Friday, March 26, at 11:00a.m.. Memorial donations can be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre Foundation or the Hamilton-Halton MS Chapter.
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Livestream Link: https://www.etherelive.com/rickgibbs *Due to technical issues with Etherelive, the service will be available to watch shortly.*
February 2, 1932 – March 20, 2021
Peacefully passed away on March 20, 2021 with his family by his side. He will be greatly missed by his wife May (nee Rayner) of 67 years, his children; Joanne (Mark), Donna May (Al), David (Jeanette), Joe (Cheryl), Barbara (Steve), Carolyn (Scott). He will be greatly missed by 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Survived by his sisters; Barbara, Cathy (Don) and Lynda (Wayne). Predeceased by siblings; Mary, Donald and Josephine. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Knox Presbyterian Church, Dundas.
February 24, 1934 – March 18, 2021
Winston Cheatley passed on March 18, 2021, in his 87th year, following a brief illness at the Hamilton General Hospital. Predeceased by his wife Donna (Serena) and his siblings Joseph, Joan, Grace and Eric. Fondly remembered by his brother Victor, his nieces and nephews, and his many friends and neighbours. There will be no services due to COVID restrictions.
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Lester, on March 17, 2021. Loving father of David Blair Flett of Glen Mills, Pa, USA and Suzanne Michelle Flett of Rouses Pt, NY, USA . Devoted father in law to Sossy Flett (nee Sarikhanian) and Marc Chapman. Grandpa will be sadly missed by granddaughter Erin Lindsay Flett and grandson Sebastian (Sebouh) Thomas Flett. Predeceased by his former wife Marilyn Patricia Flett (nee Nugent), long time partner Doreen Chichakian, father Harold Walker Flett, mother Vera Maud Flett (nee Leake), brother Myron Everett Flett, sister in law Maria Flett, niece Sylvia Flett-Newlands, and daughter in law Annita Capouellez-Flett. Survived by nephew Greg Flett of Toronto. Lester had been living in Hamilton at Queens Garden Long Term Care facility. Prior to that he had lived in Westdale and in West Flamborough (Dundas), Ontario. Lester was born in St. John’s Newfoundland on July 6, 1927 and was a former member of the Cawesco (Canadian Westinghouse Company) club; he worked as an electrical product design engineer and later product engineering manager at Westinghouse, which later became Camco/General Electric in Hamilton for 44 years in the major appliance division. Lester was a 1948 graduate of McGill University in Montreal Quebec in electrical engineering; a 1946 graduate of Memorial University College in St. John’s Newfoundland; and a 1943 graduate of Prince of Wales College in St. John’s Newfoundland. He loved playing piano at the many fun loving house parties he and Patricia had and was an accomplished classical pianist. He used to conduct piano recitals in St. Johns. Lester also loved piano jazz music and playing church organs. He played jazz piano at the Gown and Gavel Pub in Hamilton. He was a member of the Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club for many years and once got a golfing birdie on hole 7. We will all miss his kind, gentle, easy going, caring nature and engaging smile.
Cremation will take place at Turner Family Funeral Home 53 Main St. Dundas, Ontario L9H 2P7
Donations in memory of Lester may be made to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, 251 Post St, Suite 600 San Francisco, CA 94108 or the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515 Northampton, MA 01061-0515.
With deep sorrow we share news of the death of Kathryn Elizabeth Smith McCarroll in her 82nd year at St Joseph’s Villa in Dundas, ON. Born in London ON, May 19, 1939, she died March 13, 2021, peacefully in her sleep after many years of shining her light, even through dementia. Beloved wife to Paul, Mother to Pam (Harris Athanasiadis) & Wendy, Grandmother to Naomi, Caleb & Amado, Step-Grandmother to Mark & Hannah (Ben), Sister to Barbara Corbet & Ruth Norman, Sister-in-law to Peter (Sherry), Auntie to Heather (John), Ann, Geoffrey, Jen, Jill (Brian), Brent (Nickie) & Cam (Gosia), several wonderful great nieces and nephews and a friend to many! Much loved and fondly remembered, also, by Aaron Gallegos, Tim Butler and the Athanasiadis clan.
“Kath,” as she is commonly known by those who love her, was a High School teacher in the Hamilton Board for nearly 40 years and spent the last few decades of her work life at the Lawrence Alternative Program. She loved her students and colleagues and was deeply committed to the possibilities for publicly funded education. As a member of congregations of the United Church of Canada and the Presbyterian Church in Canada, she volunteered for many years in church-based outreach programs supporting refugees and marginalized folk through advocacy, community building, music making, and practices of hospitality. In her presence, people felt heard, loved and safe no matter their circumstance. Even until her last day, she welcomed people into her midst with a grin and arms open wide for a hug. She had a wonderful capacity to laugh at herself and to find joy in people and the gifts of God’s creation. With her sure and certain hope in the resurrection, we are better because Kath loved us and taught us how to follow the call to love justice, do mercy and walk humbly with our God.
We are so grateful to staff from Senior Support Services of Southern Ontario (Spencer Coombe and Taylor Campbell) for mediating our relationship with Kath through these pandemic times, for loving and caring for her and allowing her to continue to be a teacher of love, gratitude and grace over the last years. She loved you deeply. We also raise up gracious thanks to the Nurses (especially Karen and Noemi), wonderful PSWs, cleaning and management staff at Oak Grove, St Joseph’s Villa. Even in this time of terrible underfunding and pandemic, you have been beacons of hope.
If you wish to honour our beloved Kath please consider donating to the Emergency Support Committee for Refugees through Canada Helps or by regular mail ESCR c/o Nora Melara-López, Compass Community Health, 438 Hughson St. N, Hamilton ON, L8L4N5.
A service of witness to the resurrection and celebration of her life will take place at some point in the future when pandemic restrictions are lifted and we can do it in Kath style.