Phyllis M. Smith
October 10, 1935 - October 6, 2000
Funeral arrangements by Cresmount Funeral Home
Suddenly at Hamilton General Hospital on Friday, October 6th, 2000 at the age of 64. Beloved wife and best friend to Edward Joseph. Loving mother of Patricia and John Bellenie (Sebright), Pauline and Paul Svenson (Calgary) and Lori and John Mason (Hamilton).
Dear sister of June and Bob Dale (Paris), sister-in-law to Barb and Heather Kirby, and Violet Emery and great-niece to Bertha Valliere. She will be missed dearly by her grandchildren Tamara DeCata, Dennis Maxwell, Jonathan Shaw, Melissa Svenson and great- grandchildren Stephen DeCata and Jaden Shaw. Cherished always by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Meta and William Kirby, son George Palmer, brothers Ralph and William Kirby. She will be remembered with love and many happy memories by all her family and friends.
Visitation at UPPER JAMES CHAPEL of Cresmount Funeral Home, 1020 Upper James Street on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held from the Chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.
If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Many thanks for the care and compassion given by the staff of the ICU Department at the Hamilton General Hospital.
Leslie John Kaytor (Kajtar)
January 31, 1916 - August 21, 1999
Funeral arrangements by Cresmount Funeral Home (Fennell Chapel)
Born in Serath Saskatchewan and died August 21, 1999 in Brantford, Ontario. He was an auto mechanic who owned and operated his own business, the first being on Ryckman's Corners in Hamilton starting in 1947. He was also an active member in establishing the present site of the Hamilton Mountain Seventh Day Adventist Church. Leslie also became a R.N.A. in 1968 and practised nursing at Whitby Psychiatric Hospital for 10 years (His patients loved him).
Survived by his wife Lillian, daughters Joyce, June and Dawn, son David, by eight grandchildren: Peter, Carrie, Nadine, Heather, Stephen, Melanie, Jari and Trisha and eleven Great-Grandchildren; brothers: Andy, Peter and Tony and sisters: Helen, Marie, Joanne and Wilma.
He will be loved and missed by all. Visitation will be held at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Ave.E. on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. A Chapel Service will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens to follow. If desired, donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.
Elsie J. Beattie
June 21, 1923 - June 14, 2001
Funeral arrangements by Cresmount Funeral Home (Fennell Chapel)
Suddenly on Thursday, June 14, 2001 in her 78th year. Predeceased by her husband Lloyd and by her daughter Karen. Will be sadly and forever missed by her children Barbara Jennings, Bonnie and Garry Wooster, Robert and Donna Beattie. Loving grandmother and Oma of Lisa, Kimberly, Ashley, Michael, Kyle and Caitlin.
At Mrs. Beattie’s request cremation has taken place. Friends may call at Linden Park Community Church (at East 16th and Southbend Road.) from 1 until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19. The Memorial Service will be held at the church at 2 p.m.
Oma was a caregiver right to the end. She loved all people, young and old and was loved by all who met her. This very special lady touched so many lives. She was truly one of a kind, was everyone’s “Oma” and will never be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Cresmount Funeral Home, (905-387-2111).
Maria (Rita) Fumio
March 28, 1955 - December 27, 2000
Funeral arrangements by Smith's Funeral Service (Guelph Line)
Suddenly in Hamilton, Ontario on Wednesday December 27, 2000 Rita (nee Flantua) Fumio of Stoney Creek age 45 years.
Beloved wife of 21 years of Jimmy Fumio. Cherished mother of J.J. and Maria. Loved daughter of Wilhelmina and the late Gysbertus Flantua and daughter-in-law of Marion and the late Jimmy A. Fumio. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Diane and Cor Visser, Art and Liz Flantua, Fred and Mary Flantua, Bert Flantua, John Fumio, Ria Flantua, Jeffery and Rita Fumio. Rita is also lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.
Visitation at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW) BURLINGTON (905-632-3333) on Saturday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 3-5 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday January 2, 2001 at 11 a.m. Interment Burlington Memorial Gardens.
If desired, expressions of sympathy to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Theresa Agnes Petz (Gouin)
October 6, 1914 - February 27, 2001
Funeral arrangements by Marcotte Funeral Home & Chapel (Tecumseh)
86 years peacefully, on February 27, 2001 at the St. Joseph’s Villa (Hamilton).
Formerly of Windsor. Beloved wife of the late Donald (1990). Loving mother of Betty Anne and husband Edward Hanley of Terrace Bay, Ont; Paullette and husband Frank Scheme of Maniwaki; Allan and Debbie of Hamilton; Clarence and Sue of Windsor. Daughter of the late Paul and Lumina (nee Sylvestre). Dear grandmother to 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Madeleine Dufault, Justine Gouin, Jeanne Gouin and the late Rose, Marie, Pierre and Sr. Bernadette R.H.S.J. and will be remembered by numerous nieces and nephews.
Theresa was retired from the Windsor Separate School Board after 37 years of service.
Visiting Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers by The Retired Women Teachers of Ontario Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Parish Prayers Thursday 7:30 p.m.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 2, at 10:00 a.m. from The Marcotte Funeral Home and Chapel, 12105 Tecumseh Road, Tecumseh to the St. Anne Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment at St. Anne Cemetery.
As your expression of sympathy a donation to Our Lady’s Mission Club, 9605 Asgard St., Windsor, N8R 1E1 would be appreciated.
A tree will be planted in memory of Theresa Petz in the Janisse, Marcotte, Melody, Sutton Memorial Forest. A dedication service will be held on September 30, 2001. All are welcome.
Brigadier General William Denis Whitaker, DSO and Bar
1916 - May 30, 2001
Funeral arrangements by Oakview Funeral Home
Brigadier General William Denis Whitaker, DSO and Bar, CM, ED, CD, Officer of the French Legion d'Honneur, Commander of the Crown (Belgium), Doctor of Military Science (Honoris Causa) Royal Military College. - General Whitaker died peacefully after a brief illness in Oakville, Ontario on May 30, 2001.
One of Canada's most highly decorated and deeply respected combat commanders of World War Two, Denis Whitaker was awarded the DSO at the rank of captain for his achievements in the Battle of Dieppe in 1942. He was the only one of 100 officers to land on the main beach, to fight his way into town and escape unwounded. As a lieutenant colonel, Whitaker commanded the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry in 1944-45 throughout most of the fighting in Northwest Europe, being awarded the Bar to his DSO in Germany. Truly a Renaissance man, Whitaker also excelled in sports and in business, where he progressed from executive positions in radio advertising to CEO of O'Keefe Brewery Company, to presidency of Major Market Advertising, to financial consultant with Nesbitt Burns. He was named Member of the Order of Canada, he was one of the first RMC graduates to be awarded an honourary Doctorate in Military Science and he was inducted into Hamilton's Gallery of Distinction.
Denny's sports career was equally illustrious, beginning with captaincy of the RMC hockey and football teams. He was named All-Eastern Quarterback with the Hamilton Tigers (now Ticats) in 1938. Turning his interest to horses, he founded the Hamilton Hunt and chaired the Canadian Equestrian Team for over 20 years. Under his guidance the team won two Olympic, 15 Pan American and two World Championship gold medals. He was a founder and member of the board of the Olympic Trust of Canada, an honourary lifetime member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and a national senior squash champion. In 1990 Denny was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and last year was named to the Canadian Forces Sports Honour Role.
He was the devoted father of Gail Whitaker Thompson, Clarke Denis Whitaker and Michael David Whitaker; grandfather of Helen Thompson (LaVel), Denis Rose, Sulu Rose and Michelle Whitaker and great-grandfather of Mikah Thompson, all now in the USA. Denny and his beloved co-author wife of 28 years Shelagh (Dunwoody) Whitaker forged a unique and passionately grounded interest in the soldiers' stories of World War Two, producing four highly regarded, widely distributed and translated books on the Northwest Europe Campaign. During that period he became a much loved father of Shelagh's daughters: Wendy Rutherford, Barbara Horne (Ian Shaw), Martie Hooker and Jenifer Cepella (Rob) and grandfather to Greg and Jamie Rutherford, Graham and Emma Shaw, Andrea and Christopher Hooker and Fraser and Connor Cepella.
A regimental military service will be held on Monday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Jude's Anglican Church, 160 William St. in Oakville. Decorations are appropriate. The family will welcome friends at the Whitaker's home, 2094 Lakeshore Rd. East, Oakville, on Sunday, June 3rd from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to the March of Dimes (10 Overlea Blvd., Toronto M4H 1A4) or the RHLI Museum (c/o The John Weir Foote VC Armouries, 200 James St. North, Hamilton L8R 2L1).