McAllister, John Allen (Jack)

Jack passed away on October 16, 2023 at AgeCare Brant in Burlington at the age of 78. He is predeceased by his parents Wilmer (1967) and Eva (2002), his nephew David (2019) and great-nephew Rhys (2012).
Jack is survived by his children Scott and Jackie (David), his grandchildren Callan and Ruby, his sisters Donna (Ernie, 2009) and Terry (Gary), as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jack grew up in Dundas, where he would set out on childhood adventures along the banks of Spencer Creek. As an adult, he would have more adventures along the King Street strip and at the odd ravine bash.
Jack was a trained pipefitter and a member of UA Local 67. He was also known as the proprietor of several businesses over the years, including Jack’s Billiards and The Water Boys.
Even as his health declined in recent years, Jack never lost his feisty spirit, still attempting to go on more adventures, much to the concern of his caregivers.
Family and friends are invited to one final party as we celebrate Jack’s life on Sunday, October 29, 2023, 1pm-5pm, at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 36, 280 King St. W. in Dundas. Attendees will have the opportunity to share stories of their time with Jack. If you have photos you would like to share, please send them via email to
Many thanks to those that contributed to Jack’s care, and especially to the staff at Joseph Brant Hospital 5 North 500 ward, as well as AgeCare Brant.

Lowe, Dorothy (nee Atkinson)

Dorothy Lowe (Atkinson) passed peacefully at home in her 86th year. We lost a brave, talented and caring woman.  Predeceased by her parents Sam and Lizzie and younger sister Kathleen, son in law Jim and husband Ron.

Family and friends were very important. She enjoyed time with her children, 6 grandchildren and their spouses and 4 great grandchildren. She will be missed by her sister and extended family.

Dorothy was a resident of Dundas, and was part of many groups and activities. She always had beautiful gardens at all her homes.

Dorothy and Ron enjoyed travel were avid Ballroom and Square dancers. Dorothy continued to travel with wonderful friends for many years.

Thank you to her caring doctors and staff at St.Joe’s Dialysis unit.

A private family service will be held to honor her.

Weavers, Barbara Anne (nee: Inglis)

Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.

At Aberdeen Gardens Retirement Residence (Hamilton) on the morning of October 13, 2023, Barbara unexpectedly but peacefully passed away in her 83rd year.

She will be deeply missed by her twin-sister Marjorie Filice (Gaetano), daughter Melissa (Lea), and son Darryl and shall forever remain in the hearts of her grandsons Zach, Sam, and Jackson.

She is predeceased by her husband James (2017), brother Ross Inglis (2021) and parents Marjorie Rose (2008) and George (1980).

Treasured friend Lorraine, and other close friends and extended family are saddened by her loss and will miss her frequent phone calls just to say hello.

Barb was a joyful and caring soul, always with a smile to share. She embraced her uniqueness of mind with grace and was quite proud to be “The Birthday Lady” and “The Sugar Lady”. She loved her life at Aberdeen Gardens, and was always happy to stop and chat.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff and special friends who were so friendly, kind and caring during her time there.

Final arrangements have been entrusted to Turner Family Funeral Home and White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

Adams, Jean Wilma (nee Grightmire) O.N.

March 31st,1927 – October 14th, 2023

Peacefully with family at Shalom Village in Hamilton, ON

Devoted wife of Frank (2007) for almost 59 years. Much loved Mother of Anna Marie Goldmann (Ken) of Greensville, Pam Holliday (Greig) of Toronto, Greg Adams (Cindy) of Stockton, California. Will be sadly missed by grandchildren Jeff (Jennifer), Paula, Kaitlin (Shayne), Grant, Ashley (Alex) and Stephen (Cyndy). Loving Great-Grandmother of Tyler, Leah, Keandra, Nathan, Averi and Abby. Predeceased by parents John Wesley and Anna Grightmire, brother Hugh Grightmire (Hilda), and grandson Wesley Goldmann.

Jean was a lifelong resident of Greensville and lifetime member of Christ Church Flamborough at Bullock’s Corners. She was awarded the Order of Niagara (O.N.) by Bishop Michael Bird in October 2011. Jean graduated Hamilton Normal School in 1947 and then taught at Greensville Public School. She was a member of the West Flamborough Women’s Fellowship for over 70 years.

Jean loved accounting and managed the office for Frank’s electrical contracting business for over 35 years. She believed in continuous education, and was an avid reader and member of the Ladies Bridge Club plus duplicate bridge with Frank. She was a huge fan of garage sales, antiquing, board games, crokinole and spent decades of summers in Meaford swimming, gardening and entertaining relatives. Her love of gardening led to a home full of beautiful flowers and delicious fresh and healthy meals. Winters in Destin, Florida with the snowbird community encouraged square dancing, potlucks, and lots of fun activities.

Friends will be received on Monday, October 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9, and Tuesday, October 24th at 10 am at Christ Church Flamborough, 92 Highway #8 Bullock’s Corners (Dundas, ON, L9H 4V5) where the service will follow at 11 am. Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.

Expressions of sympathy to Christ Church Memorial Fund, 92 Hwy #8, Dundas, ON, L9H 4V5 would be appreciated by the family.

Special thanks to so many of the staff at Shalom Village, Hamilton, who provided such thoughtful, kind and respectful care to Jean for over 6 years, especially Grace, Zaid, Angie, Richard, Vinia, Julivene, Lucy and Dr. Shpresa Aliu-Berisha.

God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face,
He put His arms around you
And whispered “Peace be thine”

Rous, Kenneth Overton

It is with deep sorrow we regret to inform you that Kenneth Rous passed away peacefully in his home on October 11, 2023. 

Born on January 31, 1963, Kenneth was predeceased by his loving father, Spencer Rous, and mother Dorothy Leegstra.  Ken spent man years following his passion of farming before eventually going to work at Toyota where he made lasting friendships with his coworkers.  He will be lovingly remembered by his five children, his grandchildren, extended family and friends. 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday October 17, 2023, 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street in Dundas.  The funeral service will be at Providence FRC St. George on Wednesday October 18, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. with lunch to follow.  Private family interment will be at Mount Zion Cemetery in Copetown on Wednesday prior to the service.

Kelly, Garry “Wilf” Wilfred

Garry “Wilf” Wilfred KELLY. A beacon of strength, faith, and boundless love departed us at Juravinski Hospital on October 6, 2023. With a union spanning 54 beautiful years, Wilf and his treasured wife, Linda, built a tapestry of love and commitment that served as an inspiring testament to all. A devoted father to Matthew and David (Melissa), and a doting grandfather, or “Papa”, to Erin and Griffin.

Born on September 22, 1946, in Brockville, Ontario, Wilf was the cherished son of Wilfred and Aileen Kelly, and a dear brother to Shirley (George), Wayne (Linda), and Tom (Joan). Wilf filled the lives of his family and friends with wisdom, stories, and laughter, always ready to share anecdotes and moments of joy.

Wilf was a resident of Dundas where he led Curry, Elkin & Kelly Insurance Brokers with dedication and integrity until his retirement in 2007. He served his community as a trusted advisor and font of knowledge to many, always with a smile and open heart.

A sports enthusiast, Wilf found joy in golf, basketball, and football, and held membership at the Dundas Golf & Country Club and Royal Wood in Naples, Florida. He was a devoted Catholic, living his life in faithful service to others and embodying the principle of treating others with kindness and respect. After courageously battling cancer, with Linda unwaveringly by his side, Wilf leaves behind a legacy that will continue to light the way for his loved ones.

Family and friends are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home for visitation at 53 Main St, Dundas, on Thursday, October 12th from 6-8 pm. A Mass celebrating Wilf’s life is scheduled at St. Augustine’s Parish, 58 Sydenham Rd, Dundas, on Friday, October 13th at 1:00 pm, with a private family interment at St. Augustine’s Cemetery to follow. There are too many people to name who were special to Wilf but thank you for your love and support. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in honour of Wilf’s memory.

Buttrum, Ronald

Ronald Hugh Buttrum, in his 87th year, passed away suddenly on his family farm in rural Flamborough, on Thursday, October 5th, 2023, with his son by his side. Ron left us with his boots on the ground, doing what he loved best – farming until the very last moment of his life. He has gone to join his beloved wife of 44 years, Etelka (2008) and his daughter Kathy (2022) who was always his shining star. Ron leaves behind his loving son (and farming partner extraordinaire) Hugh Scott Buttrum (Roberta Benallick), his dear son-in-law Dale Young (Kathy Buttrum, predeceased), Roberta’s children Krista and Jacob (Noelle) and grandchildren Hazel and Hudson. The loss of Ron will be felt by many close friends; some of those friends were his lifelong buddies. His companionship will also be missed by his dear friend, Kay Aldgate. People who knew Ron knew him as a devoted family man, a hard-working farmer who raised cattle, hogs, and spinach, and was a respected cash cropper. For 65 years he was a Mason of the Dufferin Lodge No. 291. Ron will truly be missed by everyone. Visitors will be received on Thursday, October 12th from 3-8 pm at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas, ON, where the funeral service will also take place, on Friday October 13th at 11:30 am. Interment will follow immediately afterwards at the Mount Zion Cemetery, Flamborough, where Ron will be laid to rest. Expressions of sympathy and memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, or the ALS Society of Canada.

Clark Jackson, Mary Dorothea

April 24, 1938 – October 7, 2023

On Saturday, October 7, 2023, Mary Clark Jackson, mother of Chris (Bethea), Nat, Rebekah (Ed) and Sarah (Andrew), grandma to eleven grandchildren and one great grandson, and wife to P. Kenneth, passed away peacefully at age of 85.
Born to missionaries Alexander and Lily Clark in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Mary grew up in the jungles of Venezuela and Colombia, keeping up with her older brother Ian and looking out for younger brothers Al, Dan and Larry. Sister Margaret and brother Peter were born in later years. Many adventures ensued, riding donkeys and avoiding snakes, scorpions, and jaguars. Ian and Mary were sent to Canada and attended Gowans Home for Missionary Children in Collingwood.  Mary then moved to Forest to live with her Grandma Adams, working at the Kellogg’s factory as a summer job.

Mary attended the University of Western Ontario in Nursing and trained at the Hamilton General. In 1966 she married Ken and adopted his son, Christopher.

Mary, Ken and Chris moved to Beverly, Massachusetts where Ken pursued graduate studies.  Nat, Rebekah and Sarah were born in Beverly. Mary relished the ocean, packing up her young family for a day at Rice Beach.  

The Jackson Six then returned to Canada, enjoying skating on the Rideau Canal, Miles for Millions and biking with the kids in Ottawa. Mary returned to her nursing roots, teaching prenatal classes.  She was involved in the community helping Vietnamese refugees.

In 1978 the Jackson clan moved to Dundas.  Mary worked many years in Public Health, palliative care and the Victorian Order of Nurses. She continued her volunteer work in the community helping others in need.

Over the years, Mary enjoyed sharing dinners with friends and family. Special time was spent at the White Cottage on Lake Simcoe, developing crafting projects and fun activities for the grandchildren Evan, Kyleigh, Megan, Hannah, Genna, Lauren, Sophie, Maya, Caleb, Morgan, Quinn and new great grandson Mackinley were enjoyed immensely. Trips to Gatineau and Denver were always memorable as Mary always strove to help in whatever way possible. 

Mary was courageous and independent. She died peacefully surrounded by family and friends.  Her care at the Hamilton General and St Josephs Hospitals was superb and greatly appreciated.

A funeral service will take place at 1:00pm, followed by a visitation at 2 pm, on Monday Oct. 9 at MacNeill Baptist Church in Hamilton, ON. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to or

Vedell, John

John A. Vedell, age 94, of Dundas, Ontario, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2023, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Hamilton, with his loving family by his side.

John was born on August 18, 1929, in Chesterton Indiana. In 1955, after earning a BA and Master of Divinity, he was ordained by the Augustana Lutheran church. Upon moving to Ontario, Canada, he lived in various cities including Kenora, Toronto, and London, where he married Barbara in 1960. The couple later moved to Montreal and welcomed their three children: Sean, Colin, and Alexandra.

Pursuing further education in both Montreal and California, John transitioned from ministry work in 1969, focusing on a career in the social services. After relocating to Hamilton, Ontario, he dedicated 21 years to serving as Executive Director of Family Services of Hamilton-Wentworth. John was involved in the Hamilton community, serving on several Boards of Directors, consulting as an accreditation reviewer, and teaching part-time at Mohawk College.

John harboured a love for gardening, reading, writing, theater, music, hiking, Tai Chi, and poker. He cherished long lunches with his friends and passionately cheered for the Toronto Blue Jays. A dedicated family man, John relished reunions and loved connecting with U.S. relatives over Zoom.

In memoriam, John joins his wife Barbara Vedell, son Sean (Barb) Vedell, granddaughter Sarah (Peter) Vedell, sister Arlene Luke, nephew Peter Vedell, Kenneth Vedell (predeceased), and sister-in-law Marilyn (Tom) Vedell. He is survived by his children Colin and Alexandra Vedell; daughter-in-law Barb (Sean) Vedell; grandchildren Rebecca (Paul) Bovbel, Patrick (Sonja) Vedell, Erin Vedell, and Tyler Vedell; great-grandchildren Tyson, Roze, Arthur, Lucy and Ollie; brothers Tom (Marilyn) Vedell and Robert Vedell and his wife Janet, alongside numerous relatives and friends in Canada and the U.S. who will miss him dearly.

A celebration of John’s life will take place at Turner Family Funeral Home at 53 Main Street in Dundas, Ontario, on October 12, 2023, at 11:00 am, with a reception to follow.

If desired, memorial donations may be made in John’s name to Doctors without Borders, Plan Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

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Bryant, Sheila-Anne “Robbyn”


Passed away on September 21, 2023 at home surrounded by love from family. She is now in heaven with both of her parents, Ruth (Johnston) and Robert (Johnston) and beloved Pomeranians. She was the most loving to her husband Kirk for 27 years. The best Mom and protector to Baylee and Hunter. Baby sister to Kimberley (Johnston) and Melanie (Casler). Robbyn will be missed by her family, friends, nieces, nephews and co-workers. Many of her favourite activities came from a love of nature; gardening, bird feeding and walking the beach at sunset. She dedicated her life to her family, making memories by hosting family dinners, playing cards and filling the house with singing. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and ability to light up the room with her presence. A celebration of life will be held at Christ Church, Flamborough, 92 Hwy 8, Dundas, L9H 4V6 on Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. Followed by a private family internment.