Stewart, Gilbert “Gil”

January 12, 1956- May 11, 2023

It is with great sadness that the family of Gilbert Stewart announce his passing on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the age of 67. As he wished, he passed away in the home that he built, surrounded by his loving family.

Gil will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 45 years, Brenda; children Anne and Andrew (Jamie); grandchildren Markus, Ethan and Alyssa; sister Kim (David) Roussel, nieces and nephews; and his many friends.

Gil was predeceased by his parents, Gilbert and Elizabeth; and his siblings, Barb (Danny) and Bob (Pat).

Gil loved spending time with Brenda and their family. He was a loving Grandpa (G-Pa) to his 3 grandchildren, whom he loved so much. Gil enjoyed spending time at the hockey arena, both playing hockey for 40 years and coaching for 25 years. He had a great love for fishing.

Thank-you to his family, friends and the many healthcare professionals for all of their support in helping Gil stay at home comfortably.

A private burial will take place.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 1 pm- 4 pm at the Copetown Community Centre (1950 Governors Rd. Dundas, ON L9H 5E3). Spoken words and memories to be shared at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to VON Hamilton in Gil’s memory would be greatly appreciated by the family. 

Bodden, Richard John “Rick”

Bodden, Richard John “Rick”

Passed away peacefully at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice on Thursday, May 11, 2023 in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of the late Shelley Bodden (2010). Dedicated and loving father of his cherished Deanna and Melissa. Caring son to Edgar Bodden and his late wife Norma. Loved brother of Marilyn (Shaun) and Darlene (Henry) and sisters-in-law Julie and Kathleen. Predeceased by brothers Eddie (2022), Garry (Margaret) 2012 and Wayne (2019). Brother-in-law to Dale DeLottinville (Barb Eccles), Carol DeLottinville, Susie Castro (2021), Bob DeLottinville (2006), John (Karen) DeLottinville, Diane DeLottinville, April DeLottinville (2011). Rick will be missed by his many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was an avid sports fan, especially a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Red Wings and Nascar and could often be found cruising in his mustang. A music enthusiast, he was always listening to his tunes. Rick was born, raised and worked in Dundas and will be remembered by many life-long friends. He had so many amazing qualities that will be missed, including his great sense of humour. Thank you to the staff and volunteers at Juravinski Hospital, Cancer Assistance Program, Bayshore Healthcare, and Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice. Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. Dundas on Monday, May 15th from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Grove Cemetery. Donations can be made in memory to Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice.

Steele, Elizabeth “Betty” Jane (nee Scott)

Steele, Elizabeth Jane (Betty)

Passed away peacefully at home with her daughter by her side on Monday, May 8, 2023 at the age of 99. Predeceased by her loving husband, William (2008). Beloved mother of Susan, Barbara (Gregg) and Robert (Cheryl) and grandmother to Sandra (Jim), Shane (Kelly), Keith, Kristen (Jason), Renee (Scott), Rachel (Darren), Tyler (Sarah). Great grandmother to Brianna, Chase, Carson, April, Agnes, Heidi and Thora. Great-Great grandmother to Noah. Long time member of Dundas Baptist Church. Special thanks to all the PSWs who helped Mom over the past months.

Garry, Marjorie Doreen (Walker)

Mom passed away suddenly but peacefully, in the early hours of May 10th, 2023 at the age of 96 years young.  She was just shy of her upcoming 97th birthday on July 17th.  She is now reunited with her loving Husband Mel, and many Family and Friends that have gone before her.  I can only imagine the jubilation experienced when they all meet again.  Marjorie had a feisty personality which may have contributed to her longevity and she was mentally sharp right up to the end.  Her Family was her whole world and she was an awesome Grandmother (Nan) and Great Grandmother.  She leaves behind her son Brian, daughter in law Christine, and her daughter Colleen; her 4 Grandchildren, Julie (Ron), Jason (Nadine), Jamie (Jenn) and Matthew.  She has 4 Great Grandchildren, Jesse (Cleo), London (Zach), Caleb (Brooklyn), Chelsey and Taylor.  Minnie, her grand-dog, will miss the volume of treats given to her when visiting Nanny.

Many thanks to all those who looked out for Margie along the way.  We know she really appreciated it.  Special thanks to the kind and patient Paramedics who often visited Mom.  You are truly Angels.

Cremation has taken place.  There will be a Celebration of Life Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Turner Reception Centre (Cattel Centre), 45 Main Street, Dundas, ON. adjacent to the Funeral Home.

Donations, if considered, to the Salvation Army Food Bank

“The problem is, we think we have enough time, but tomorrow is promised to no one.  

So be brave enough to take the chance and grasp  all the Happiness you can.”

Ward, Elizabeth May (Nee Stafford)

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal;

Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

With the heaviest of hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Elizabeth May Ward (Stafford), in her 89th year, on May 2, 2023. Loving mother of Suzanne Weatherdon (Lindsay) and Nancy Gordon (Glen). Devoted Grandmother of Grange, Matthew, Julia and Gillian. Beloved sister to Michael Stafford (Huguette) and Cheryl Hanrahan. Predeceased by her brother Richard Stafford and sister-in-law Dene and brother-in-law Jim Blinkhorn.

Born on June 29, 1934 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Betty moved with her family to Dundas. She finished high school while scooping ice cream at the family store, Stafford’s Variety. After high school Betty attended Park Business College and was an active member in the Theta Kappa Sigma sorority.

Married life saw Betty active in the Junior League of Hamilton but her priority was always her daughters. Wherever we moved she always ensured we were settled and happy.

Betty kept connected to Dundas, organizing family trips so we could remain close to our cousins and she could visit with her best friend Pat.

Betty was an avid reader and a talented knitter, knitting over a thousand hats for the charity “The Little Hat that Grew.”

After retiring from a fulfilling career at the VON, she divided her time between BC and Ontario so she could be involved with her grandchildren.

We are ever grateful for the exceptional care she received at Carrington Place Retirement home in Ancaster and to her caring physician Dr. Shane Guckian.

Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family on Saturday May 13th between 1-3pm at Turner Family Funeral home, 53 Main Street, Dundas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VON or the charity of your choice

Lynch, Malise

born May 1, 1923 – died April 24, 2023

Malise-with daughter Vivienne-followed her husband John ( Jan 23, 2012 ) to Canada in 1954; they settled in the Dundas area and Malise lived there until her move to the K-W vicinity in 2021 to be closer to most of her family. She leaves behind Vivienne, two granddaughters Lori (Mass.) and Suzy; five great-grandchildren, Christine, Robin, Riley, Declan and Kellan; and two great great grandchildren Grayson and Koen who gave her much joy in her final years.
Cremation has taken place and a small private internment will take place in the warmer months.

Baptiste, Douglas Conrad

Douglas Baptiste passed away suddenly at his home in Hamilton on Thursday, May 4, 2023 in his 77th year. Loving husband to Sue, and much-loved father of Nathaniel (Tracy), Charles (Drea) and Sarah (Tamer), and remembered by Sarah’s mother Susan. Predeceased by his father Raymond (2003) and mother Glenna (2023). Brother to Anthony (Roberta) and Greta (David). Caring and involved grandfather to Xavier. Cherished uncle to thirteen nieces and nephews and great uncle to twenty-five great nieces and nephews.

Douglas ‘Doogie’ was born in Gonzales, Port of Spain, Trinidad where he relished his time as a leader for the “Sheikhers”. The Sheikhers engaged in their community in many ways influencing his passion for his home and caring for others. He Immigrated to Canada in 1968 and began his long career in social work. Douglas dedicated his career to helping troubled youth and their families. He focused his practice upon mentally ill and violent youth, providing a safe and nurturing environment for them to thrive. His compassion and understanding made a significant impact on the lives of many, and will be remembered as a true mentor and hero to those he helped.

Douglas had many passions, including the art of working with wood for which he gained many accolades. He was always eager to share his knowledge and experience with others and loved spending time in his home workshop.

Douglas loved cooking and good food! His meals were always a hit among family and friends. He especially loved when he could bring his family and friends together through his love of food.

Friends and family are invited to an open house celebration of life for Douglas at his home, 65 Harold Court, Hamilton on Wednesday, May 10th from 4:00 to 8:00

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to and/or to

Hand, Geraldine Phyllis Yvonne (nee Glen)

With great sadness we announce the passing of Geraldine (Gerrie) Hand in her 95th year at St. Joseph’s Hospital on May 1st, 2023. Loving mother to John and Lori. Loving youngest daughter of James and Janet Glen. Predeceased by her loving husband Joseph (Bennie), sisters Florence, Mae, Evelyn, Phyllis and Dorothy, and brother James. Geraldine was a secretary for Frid Construction, Hamilton, ON. Special thanks to Dr. Stephen Hadcock and Dr. Andrew Healey for their care, and Dr. Maureen Meade and Dr. Deborah Cook for their kindness over the years. A private family funeral was held at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St, Dundas. Interment was held at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Donations to a charity of your choice will be greatly appreciated by the family.

Young, Edward

It is with heavy hearts the family of Edward Young share his passing on May 2nd, 2023.

Ed was born in Belfast Northern Ireland where he met and married the love of his life Betty Young (nee Wilton).
Ed & Betty and their 4 daughters made Dundas home after immigrating to Canada in 1962.

Ed retired from Dofasco after 25 years. He then enjoyed a second career as a Pottery Technician with the DVSA.

Ed will be lovingly missed by his wife Betty, his daughters; Lorraine Gassner, Angela Young, Liz Young (Tony Naghten), Edlyn Young (Dave Gubekjian).

His grandsons; Edward Gassner (Delia Couto), Eric Gassner (Meghan Rosseel), Nigel Gubekjian, and his favourite granddaughter Ruby Gubekjian. His sister Ruth Mushing (the late Bill Mushing), his brother William Young (Carol), and all of our extended family here and in Ireland. Special thanks to Peter Gassner for his love and devotion.

Ed made lasting friends and memories everywhere he went. We know that they all join us in our grief and we thank them for words of tribute and support.

We would like to give much thanks and appreciation to the dedicated team at SV2 Goldblatt Shalom Village Hamilton. We will never forget your care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Shalom Village or the Salvation Army.

Family and friends are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St, on Friday, May 5 from 4-7p.m. for a visitation. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 6 at 1p.m. in the chapel.

Dr. Graeme MacQueen

Dr. Graeme MacQueen died at home in Dundas from cancer on April 25, in the loving presence of his wife and daughter, Sharon and Jessica. He leaves behind his brother Ken and sisters Meg and Lorna.
After graduating with a Ph.D. from Harvard, he joined the Dept. of Religious Studies at McMaster, where he taught Asian religion to thousands of students, being honoured for excellence in teaching by the McMaster Student Union. He established the Centre for Peace Studies, and was involved in peace-building activities in different war zones. After retirement, he dedicated his research to a critique of the foundations of the War on Terror. Graeme had friends all over the world, and was appreciated for his creativity, courage, and dedication to peace and justice. The family will hold a private memorial in celebration of his life.