Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Peacefully, at the Brantford General Hospital on Wednesday, February 11, 2004, Josephine Kastronic, in her 87th year; beloved wife of the late Michael (2000), loving mother of Irene and her husband Bob Burger of Dundas, Lori and her husband Don Hutty of Paris, Gary and his wife Suzanne of Brantford; cherished grandmother of Susan, Michael, Sandra, Jennifer, Shawn, Laura; and great- grandmother of Alexandra, Erin, Robbie, Emma and Eric: sister of Stella Paddon.
Friends will be received at the DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street on Sunday from 2 p. m. until the time of service in the chapel at 3 p. m.
If desired, donations to a charity of your choice appreciated.
Jack R. Calbeck
Thursday, February 12, 2004
It is with great sorrow the family announces Jack's passing on Thursday February 12, 2004 in his 70th year.
Dear husband and best friend of Dorothy.
Father of Scott and his wife Susan of Thornhill, Michael, Mark and his wife Carma, Lance and his wife Kim, all of Brantford.
"Pop" to Sean, Warren, Ryan, Lindsay, Spencer and Olivia.
Step-father to Stephen Rose and his wife Janine of New York City, David Rose and his wife Lisa of London, Susan Rose and her husband Edgar Mendes of Toronto.
Step-grandfather to Scarlett and Maisie.
Pre-deceased by his first wife Joanne (1990), mother Ethel (1982), and father Art (1986).
Jack was a member of Farringdon Independent Church, the Brantford Golf and Country Club, the Brantford Club, the Probus Club of Brantford, the Brant County Police Services Board, an honourary member of the Brantford Police Association and a former member of the Rotary Club of Brantford.
He was a director of Calbeck Investments Inc, the Brant Park Inn, Brantford, Inn on the Bay, Owen Sound, and St. Jacob's Country Inn, St. Jacob's.
He was a past president of the Brantford Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Brantford Golf and Country Club, the Brantford Alexanders Hockey Club, the Canadian Federation of Retail Grocers, the Independent Wholesale Grocers Limited, and Calbeck Food Markets Inc.
Jack was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer and skier and an original member of the Burford Old Timers Hockey Club.
Friends will be received at the DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Sunday 6-9 p.m. and on Monday 2-4 & 6-9 p.m.
Service in the chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joe Dunkerson officiating.
Private interment Farringdon Burial Ground.
Donations to the work of the Joanne Calbeck Memorial Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Sunday, February 15, 2004
(The honorary "Mayor of Mount Pleasant") -It is with great sorrow the family announces the passing of Brant on Sunday, February 15, at Hardy Terrace, in his 91st year; cherished husband for 60 years of Bev; father of Pat (Peter) Hexamer of Waterford; Sandy (Sue) and Jill, of Brantford; foster father to Leonard (Kim) McKay; adored grandfather of Trevor Atkin, Abby Atkin, Tom (Martha) Hexamer, Ashley (Gord) Jakovljevic, Mike McKay and Kevin McKay; great-grandpa to Andrew, Marko, Maggie, Brad and Ryan; pre-deceased by brother Albert (2004) and 2 infant grandsons; also missed by extended family Ginny and Gord Harris and their family Laura, Scott and Haylee and Jason and Holly.
During 58 years in business Brant served generations of families at Atkin's Shell Station in Mount Pleasant.
Brant was a World War II veteran who served with the Army Service Corps overseas in 1944-45.
He was a charter member of the Royal Canadian Legion South Brant Branch 463, where he was secretary for many years and later co-chairman with Bev of youth education.
He was a volunteer for 35 years with the Canadian Cancer Society and an active member of the original Community Hall Committee in Mount Pleasant.
Friends will be received at the DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A Royal Canadian Legion Service will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Service in the chapel on Friday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Jim Wencel officiating.
Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Mount Pleasant United Church fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
George Lyle Hands
Tuesday, January 16, 1917 - Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Peacefully at Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre, Waterloo, on Tuesday, February 17, 2004, George Hands, at the age of 87; beloved husband of the late Alma (2000).
George will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Cathy and her husband Bill Miko of Waterloo, and Marylou of Los Angeles; cherished grandfather of Melissa and Amanda, whom he adored; dear brother of Elizabeth Cochrane of Ayr and Helen and her husband Rev. Archie Goldie of Virginia.
George will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street on Friday from 7 to 9 p. m. and Saturday from 12 noon until time of service in the chapel at 1 p. m.
Interment Farringdon Burial Ground.
Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Canadian Diabetes Association appreciated.
Margaret (Betty) Giles
Thursday, June 02, 1932 - Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Wednesday February 18, 2004, Betty Giles, in her 72nd year; beloved wife of the late Bob Giles (2001); loving mother of Susan and her husband Scott Merritt, Nancy Detweiler and her partner Dan Gale; cherished grandmother of Jaime Phillips, David Phillips, and John Merritt.
Betty will be fondly remembered by the Giles and Studier families and her neighbours on Baldwin Avenue.
Friends will be received at the DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Sunday 2 to 6 p. m.
Service in the Chapel on Monday at 3 p. m.
Interment Mount Hope Cemetery.
Donations to the charity of your choice appreciated.
Margaret Jean Hobberlin (née Dixon)
Friday, May 25, 1917 - Friday, March 26, 2004
Peacefully at her home on Friday, March 26, 2004, attended by her family, following a courageous battle with cancer, Margaret Jean Hobberlin, in her 87th year; beloved mother of Michael and his wife Nancy, Toronto; David and his wife Sue, Toronto; Patricia and her husband Bob McDougall, Brantford and Kathy and her husband Jim, Brantford; loved grandma to Matthew, Phillip, Scott (Vicky), Katie (Jeremy), Laura, Aaron and predeceased by a granddaughter Shannon; great-grandmother to Samantha, Jesilyn and Haley; dear sister of Dorothy, Vivian (Dr. Doug Bocking) and family.
Born Jean Dixon in Outremont, P. Q. on May 25, 1917, she was one of the first four V. A. D.'s to report for duty with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps.
She was at the Kingston Military Hospital.
While there, she met her husband to be, Paul, who predeceased her in 1996 Jean was a dedicated and skilled teacher, assisting children with special needs to develop and enrich their lives.
She was also involved in local community activities.
She loved gardening, painting, travel, music and her golden retrievers.
Jean was an extraordinary woman who led a rich and full life and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Friends will be received at the DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford, on Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m.
Service in the chapel on Tuesday at 11 a. m.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice appreciated.
Harold N. Arkell
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Entered into the presence of his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday May 3, 2005 Harold N. Arkell in his 85th year.
Beloved husband of Dorothy Arkell; loving father of Carolyn and and her husband Willem Terlouw, Whitby; Stephen and and his wife Lynda, Markham; Brian, Brantford; and Joan and her husband Lloyd Perrin, Brantford.
Fondly remembered by his eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Dear brother of Mabel Moore and husband Lynas; Olive Spence, both of Northern Ireland; Daisy Cross and husband John, Ruby Donaldson, all of Toronto.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Harold was a retired employee of Keeprite Inc.
He was an active member and Bible teacher at Central Baptist Church.
Friends will be received at the DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross, Brantford on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Service at Central Baptist Church, 300 Fairview Drive, Brantford on Friday at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Brent Powell officiating.
Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Donations to the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism "Bibles for Russia" program or Central Baptist Academy appreciated.
William Burns Gillespie A.C.I.S. (Doc)
Monday, December 19, 1921 - Thursday, February 08, 2007
Peacefully after a courageous battle for life surrounded by his family, at the Brantford General Hospital on Thursday February 8, 2007.
Bill Gillespie was born December 19, 1921 and was a loving husband for 62 years to Kathleen.
Devoted father to Janice Atfield and her partner Ed English, Barbara and her husband Ross Richards of Hamilton, and Cameron Gillespie.
Loving papa of Jennifer and her husband Chuck Hebert, Courtney Pearce, Kerri Richards and John Richards of Hamilton.
Great grandfather of Colin and Kendra Hebert.
Brother-in-law to Ellen and Gordon Riddel and Uncle to Christopher and Blake Riddel of Caledonia.
Bill was a veteran of the Second World War having served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a navigator.
He received the Catipillar Pin from the Canadian Government for being held a prisoner of war in Germany.
He retired from active service with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Prior to the war Bill was employed by Millard, Rouse and Rosebrugh, after the war he joined the Canadian Order of Foresters in August of 1949 where he was office manager, chief accountant, then assistant treasurer, and in 1965 was promoted to secretary-treasurer.
Bill retired from the Canadian Order of Foresters after 31 years.
He was an active member of his community; he was a past president of the Brant County Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society, past member of the Rotary Club of Brantford, and of the Probus Club of Brantford.
He was one of the original board members to implement St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation and served on the Board of Governors of St. Joseph’s for a number of years.
He and other veterans helped to create the Air Force Club in Brantford.
Bill was a well known tennis player and golfer being a member of the Dufferin Tennis Club, the Brantford Golf and Country Club, and Northridge Golf Course.
The family extend a special thanks to all of the doctors and nurses at the Brantford General Hospital for all their help and support.
Friends will be received at the DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Saturday February 10, 2007 from 1 – 3 p.m.
Service in the chapel on Saturday at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Brantford General Hospital Foundation, St. Joseph’s Lifecare Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
“Bill always brought a smile to every life he touched.”