On Tuesday, January 13, 2009 with his loving family by his side, George went to be with his beloved wife Patricia. Loving father and father-in-law of Darlene and Doug Curtis, George Jr. and Zelda, and Suzanne and Mike Sobala. Dear grandfather of Cari and Jeff Fedora, Todd and Stephanie Curtis and Becky and Heather Chychul. Proud great-grandfather of Alexis, Mike, and Brandon. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Duke and Pat Lemaich, Mary and Alex Kovacevich and Mike and the late Betty Stepanovich. Will also be missed by nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. George was born on July 27, 1923 in Lieka, Yugoslavia to Sam and Mary Lemaich. George’s passion in life was the game of snooker. For over 40 years, he owned and operated the Golden Cue. George was one of only two certified professional referees in Canada and for several years refereed the Prestigious Professional Snooker Championships at the C.N.E. He was also proud of the fact he was a trick shot champion and would perform at the drop of a hat. The family wishes to thank Dr. Ludwin, Carolyn Piascik, the Nephrology unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital and the V.O.N. Visitation at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 947 Rymal Road East (between Upper Gage and Upper Ottawa) HAMILTON (905-574-0405) on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Life for George will be held on Sunday January 18, 2009 at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Social Planning and Research Council “Breakfast with Santa.”
It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of Maureen Francis Templin on the morning of December 17, 2008 at Credit Valley Hospital. She will be fondly remembered by her family, beloved sons Christopher & David, stepdaughter Laura, grandchildren Brandon & Shannon, her sister & brother in law Marrianne & Paul, niece Stephanie and nephew Danny & families. Also her two kitties Smokey & Bandit and many friends & artists in the community. There will be a brief gathering at The Walden Club (1400 Walden Cirlce, Mississauga) on Sunday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Parking is limited to the visitors in the complex area. Maureen is now “together forever” with soul mate Bill Templin. If so desired memorial donations can be made to the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Rosseau, ON.
Arthur Kiichi Naruse
At The Hamilton General Hospital at the age of 86, on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 with his daughters at his side. Much loved husband of the late Betty Yasuko (nee Namba). Dearest father of Barbara Beers (Aubrey) of Burlington, and Margaret Maclennan (Donald) of Ancaster. Cherished Papa of Jacqueline and Andrew Maclennan. Loved uncle and great-uncle of many nieces and nephews in Ontario, California and British Columbia. Dear brother of William Naruse (Polly), Dr. David Naruse (Kathy), the late Dr. Henry Naruse and the late Florence Saito (George). An Optician, founder and owner of Narvue Optical for over 40 years. Member of the Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club, The Brantford Golf & Country Club and The Dundas Granite Curling Club, East Hamilton Lions Club and St. Paul’s United Church, Dundas. Special thanks to the many dear friends and staff of Burlington Gardens Retirement Home who made the last year of this life, one of joy and friendship. Cremation has taken place with interment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens at a later date. Visitation at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1010 Botanical Drive, (across from the Royal Botanical Gardens), BURLINGTON (905-527-0405) on Saturday, December 20, 2008 from 10 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Reception to follow at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation – Cardiac Care Program, Hamilton General Hospital or the charity of your choice.
Peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital, on Thursday December 18, 2008, after a short illness, at the age of 73. Born in Sneek, The Netherlands in 1935, Peter and his family emigrated to Canada in 1949. He was the husband and bestest boyfriend of his wife of 45 years Diane Herechuk-Cnossen. Peter was the proud and devoted father to his two daughters Christine Bovis- Cnossen and Tanya Cnossen and his son and best mate Christopher Bovis. He was the doting Papa of his grandson Peter Christie Cnossen. He will be fondly remembered by many friends and family members including siblings Tinie, Kees (Hillie), and Wiebe (Pat). In accordance with Peter's wishes, cremation has already taken place. A Service to remember Peter will be held in the Chapel at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1010 Botanical Drive (across from the Royal Botanical Gardens), BURLINGTON (905-527-0405) on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. At the family's request, please do not send flowers. Donations in memory of Peter can be made to the Red Cross. Special thanks to the staff on Ward 7 at Hamilton General Hospital for their professionalism and respect when Peter was in their care.
Muriel Christine "Chris" Ippolito (nee Cran)
Taken suddenly from us after a brief illness, Chris died peacefully and courageously at the Henderson Hospital with family at her side on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 in her 75th year. Chris was a devoted wife, loving mother and cherished friend to many. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Ippolito. Loving mother of Kathryn and Michael Lawther, Joel and Betsy, David and Marilyn and Lisa and Douglas Otto. Cherished grandmother of Katie, Stephen, Danny, Aaron, Jacob, Joseph, Tyler, Sean, Greg, Leah, Christine and Geoffrey. Dear sister of Charles and Stephanie Cran and Jean Hamilton and the late Jim. Will be remembered by her niece and nephews and their families. Cremation has taken place and a private family service to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Mark Preece Family House would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, BURLINGTON (905-527-0405).
At his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, December 25, 2008 in his 63rd year. Darling husband and best friend of Linda (nee Hussey) Howarth. Cherished and beloved father of Phil and Pete. Devoted Grandpa of Natassjia. Dear brother of John and his wife Eileen and their family. Cremation has taken place at Bayview Crematorium, Burlington. A Celebration of Denis’ Life will be held at a later date. A donation in memory of Denis to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, BURLINGTON (905-527-0405).
Mary Eleanor Cooper (Granger)(nee Read)
Peacefully at Wentworth Lodge, Dundas in her 87th year. Predeceased by loving husbands Alex Granger and Reg Cooper, eldest son David Granger and brother Jack Pilgrim Read. Survived by sons Bruce Granger (Marion) and Don Granger (Glynis) and step-sons Peter Crutcher (Mary) and John Cooper (Sue). Will be missed by her adored grandchildren Nathan, Vanessa (Craig), Jeffery, Nicole (Gyro), Teri, Jamie, Meghan and great-grandchildren Caleb, Evan and Alexa. Mary was well known as a life-long legal secretary in Hamilton beginning in the early years with John Munro and Jack Pelech and continuing over the years with their subsequent partners and associates. A devoted member of “the gang” of friends that included the Randalls, Bowrons, Hyatts, Smiths, Shields, Howells (apologies to the many missed). Born, raised and resided on the Central and East Hamilton, “Mountain”, retirement was enjoyed at St Elizabeth Village, Hamilton; Black Creek Village, Fort Erie; Village Manor, Waterdown and finally Wentworth Lodge, in Dundas. A very special thank-you to all of the caring staff at Wentworth Lodge (Lilac Lane). Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1010 Botanical Drive (behind the Royal Botanical Gardens), BURLINGTON (905-527-0405) on Tuesday December 30, 2008 from 2 p.m. until the time of a Service of Celebration in the Chapel at 3 p.m. Donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada or McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton was her wish.
Antonio Domenico Palazzo
Passed away peacefully, with his family at his side at Hamilton General Hospital, on Friday January 2, 2009 at the age of 75. Beloved husband for 40 years of Joanne Palazzo (nee Iaquinto). Loving father of Claudia Hihn (Dwayne) and Tonia Fonovic (Peter). Tony will be sadly missed by his precious grandchildren Ava, Lucas, soon to be grandchild and our baby angel above, Sierra. Tony was survived by his siblings; the late Angelo (survived Leonarda), the late Lucio, Pasquale (Helen), Maria (Lucio), Giuseppe (Anna), the late Carmela (survived James), Richetta (Salvatore), and Michaelina (late Vincenzo). Tony will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and wonderful friends. A special thank you to the I.C.U. team at the Hamilton General Hospital for their wonderful care and support. Visitation at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 947 Rymal Road East (between Upper Gage and Upper Ottawa) HAMILTON (905-574-0405) on Sunday from 3-7p.m. A Celebration of Tony’s life will be held on Sunday January 4, 2009 at 7p.m. Cremation. Memorial donations are greatly appreciated by the family and may be made to the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation – Hamilton General Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother Kathleen, beloved wife of the late Guido Casarsa. She died peacefully at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, Hamilton on Thursday, January 8, 2009 in her 81st year. Mom will be greatly missed by all her children and many grandchildren; David (Janine, Christine, Alicia), Karen Lilley (Cliff, Elizabeth, and the late Stephen), Stephen (Clara, Sara, Lindsey), Robert (Kerry, Rylie, Andrew, Matthew), Paul (Kathi, Kailyse, Anna, Shayne), Cathleen Beattie (Paul, Angelina, Amelia). Much loved sister of Mildred Johnson (Len), the late Audrey Marable-Fink (the late Sam Marable, the late John Fink), the late Edward (Ted) Smith (Cathy Piva). Loving sister-in-law of Elda Boccolon (the late Celso), Sylvia Foster (Alec), Nellie Casarsa and loved by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mom enjoyed camping at Killbear Park with family and friends, her Tuesday afternoon bowling league, and travelling. She fulfilled a life-long dream and returned to her birth place in Bolton, Lancashire England where she celebrated her 80th birthday with her two daughters. To Mom, family meant everything and she viewed her children and grandchildren as her greatest pride and joy. She leaves us to again be with her beloved husband Guido in the Kingdom of God and is reunited with departed family and friends. Come celebrate Mom’s life with us at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 947 Rymal Road East (between Upper Gage and Upper Ottawa) HAMILTON (905.574.0405) on Saturday from 7:00pm-9:00pm and Sunday from 2:00pm – 4:00pm and 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Vigil Service for Kathleen will be held on Sunday at 8:00p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret Mary Parish, 20 Idlewood Avenue, Hamilton on Monday January 12, 2009 at 11:30a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. Memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice or Pancreatic Cancer Research through the Juravinski Cancer Centre.
Peacefully at home on January 6, 2008 with her husband Tony by her side after fighting a courageous battle of cancer. Beloved daughter to John and Margaret Burns, daughter in law to Giovanni (predeceased Caterina) Maddalana .Loving sister of Shelley (Jerry) Maschewski, sister in law Angela (Joe) Monachino , Renata (Ed) Duncan, brother Mike (Sue) Maddalena. Cherished nieces and nephews Cassandra (Wes) Dorman, Caroline, Chantal, Jackie, Gabbie, John Michael, Rose, Catherine, Victoria and Christina. Treasured great niece and nephews Simon, Audrey and Alexander. Special thanks to the Juravanski Cancer Clinic, Dr. Tozer, Dr. Sussman and their staff, Dr. Steen and an extra special thank you to Brenda Hillier. Cremation has already taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 947 Rymal Road East (between Upper Gage and Upper Ottawa) HAMILTON (905-574-0405) on Friday January 16, 2009 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Assistance Program, the Hamilton Food Share, or the Wesley Urban Ministries Inc. would be appreciated.
Leslie Frank Johnson
JOHNSON, Leslie Frank "Les" Suddenly at home on Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at the age of 51. Loving husband and best friend of Debbie. Loved, cherished and devoted Dad of Leslie Alan and Jessica Lynn. Beloved son of Betty (nee Snelling) and Frank Johnson. Dear brother of Tom and Diana, Harold and Maria, Ron and Liz, and brother-in-law to Cheryl and Doug, Brian and Joanne, Gail and Tom. Favourite Uncle to Lisa, Shawn, David, Stephen, Jeff, Greg, Kim, Laurie, Mike, Amanda, Tommy, Jackie, Jeffrey, Andrew, Amanda, Cameron and their family. Les was an extraordinary person who had a lot of fun with whatever he did. Les was a long time employee of Camco. He spent many years as an organizer and coach with the Inch Park and East Mountain Baseball Associations. Les enjoyed time with family and friends at the family cottage in Howdenvale. His dedication to family was paramount and unwavering. He will be greatly missed. Visitation at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 947 Rymal Road East (between Upper Gage and Upper Ottawa), HAMILTON (905-574-0405) on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and Saturday, December 13, 2008 from 10 a.m. until time of Gathering to Celebrate Les' Life to be held in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Cremation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
After a courageous battle with breast cancer at the Henderson General Hospital, Hamilton on Tuesday December 9, 2008 at the age of 42. Survived by husband Kelly; children Bailey and Denver; mother Helen Aelick; late father Cliff Aelick; brother Dave Aelick and his wife Lynn; nieces Kayla and Leah; and all other family members and friends. Visitation at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 947 Rymal Road East (between Upper Gage and Upper Ottawa) HAMILTON (905-574-0405) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday December 13, 2008 at 1 p.m. Cremation. Memorial donations are greatly appreciated by the family and may be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre.