Brodie, Larry Lester Gibbs
With his loving and caring family at his side, Larry peacefully passed away on March 30, 2010 at the Henderson General Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
Loving husband of Mary (MacDonald) Brodie. Great father of three sons: Joe and Christine from Kitchener, Ontario, Clair and Lee Anne of Edmonton, Alberta, Larry and Terri of Hamilton, Ontario, and daughter Krista and John of Hamilton. Wonderful grandfather to Adam, Kayleen, and Samantha of Edmonton, Brittany, Cody, Larry Jr., Jordan, Dylan, and Brooklyn of Hamilton.
Larry is the son of Peter and Eva Brodie of El Jobean, Florida and brother to Peter Jr. of Toronto, and Tim and Adrian of Fort Laurderdale, Florida.
Following Larry’s 5-year service in the Royal Canadian Navy, Larry and Mary lived in Nappan, Nova Scotia, before moving to Hamilton, where he worked at Dofasco and Dominion Castings for many years. Larry was an active member of the Burl-Oak Naval Veterans and volunteered to speak at the schools regarding WW II history.
Larry’s love for hockey lead him to be known as “Papa Brodie” in the Hamilton arenas. He was very involved with his grand son’s sport of hockey. Larry himself played hockey in two old-timer leagues, one being the Hamilton Old Times Antiques. Coaching his own sons in hockey he also coached his grandsons.
As an expression of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations be made to the Free The Children Fund, The Burl-Oak Naval Veterans, or The Canadian Cancer Society. The family has requested NO FLOWERS.
Visitation at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME – “William J. Markey Chapel”, 947 Rymal Rd E, HAMILTON, 905.574.0405, on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 1pm, with Memorial Service being held in the Bay Gardens Chapel at 2pm. Reception to follow.
Larry is loved and will be missed by all his family and friends forever.
Special thanks go to Dr. Hornich, Dr. Fraser, Anita Adams, the staff of the 3rd floor and the Intensive Care Unit at the Henderson Hospital.
Surrounded by his loving family, at the McMaster Health Centre on February 9, 2009, after a lengthy illness, Dave went peacefully to his eternal rest. He will be deeply missed and always loved by his devoted wife of 51 years Christine and his children David (Paul), Christopher (Norma) and Pauline Hiltz (Michael). He will be especially missed by his eight grandchildren Lindsay, Hayley, Marly, Jamie-Lee, Grace, Christopher, Andrea and Stephanie, his neighbours and many friends. Dave will never be forgotten by all those whose lives he touched. Visitation at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 947 Rymal Road East (between Upper Gage and Upper Ottawa), HAMILTON (905-574-0405) on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Dave's Life will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Joyce peacefully left this world at the Emmanuel House on Thursday, May 20, 2010 in her 66th year to join her beloved husband of 39 years, Michael. Joyce may have succumbed to her disease but not before trying to succeed, and succeed on her terms, much in the same way she did with her music, her art, her career and her work in the community. She touched and helped so many people during her life and all will miss her and her sense of humour. Her circle of loving family includes her children and their spouses, Rebecca and Ted Maduri, Stephen and Kristen Armstrong, her precious grandsons Ben and Andrew, her mother Sophie Weber, her sister Cathy (Stan) Gough and her brother Paul (Karen) Weber, as well as a large extended family and friends. Visitation at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1010 Botanical Dr. (across from Bayview Cemetery, Mausoleum and Crematorium) BURLINGTON (905-527-0405) on Monday from 5 - 8 p.m., and on Tuesday from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 260 Herkimer St., Hamilton on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 10 a.m.
“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing” - Camille Pissarro
In lieu of flowers, those who will wish may make a memorial donation to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church or the Emmanuel House. Joyce's family would like to thank the staff of Emmanuel House for their caring and compassionate care of Joyce in her final days and would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming outpouring of love and friendship in her final months.
Currie, David. L.
Passed peacefully at the Carpenter Hospice of Burlington, Ontario after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday August 11, 2008 at the age of 69. He is survived by his loving children: Steven D. Currie, his spouse Nora and family of the Hamilton, Ont. ; daughter Catherine Currie and granddaughter Lyndsay Currie of Farmington N.Y.; also, Sandra L. Currie, mother of his children. Dear brother of Joan (Ted) Fullerton of Sarnia, Ont., William (Patricia) Currie, of Haliburton, Ont., Marilyn (Floyd) Pehlemann of Omemee, Ont., and several nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his special friend, Barry M. of Burlington and all the good people and friends of Bill W. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service, Friday August 15 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 2016 Blairholme Ave @ Brant Street Burlington, Ont. The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Carpenter Hospice staff and volunteers for all their support and kindness. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Carpenter Hospice.
Cruse, Jessica Marie
It is with profound sadness that our family announces the sudden passing of Jessica Marie Cruse on Sunday, March 28, 2010, in her 24th year.
Beloved daughter of Deborah and Michael Cruse. Loving sister of Paige and Alison. Dear Granddaughter of William (Bud) and the Late Patricia Bell, and Ronald and Patricia Cruse. Jessica will be deeply missed by her aunts and uncles, Bill and Kim Bell, Ken and Kathy Bell, Jacqui Cruse-Banks, Kathy and Gary Bishop, Alisha and Tom Banks and her many cousins. Also sadly missed by her Nona, Rita Amalfi-Cruse, and Ingrid Kuhn. Predeceased by her grandmother Helen Cruse.
Jessica was a recent graduate of McMaster University with a BSc in Nursing and was employed with Hamilton Health Sciences. Jessica was passionate about her new career in nursing and welcomed each new challenge. We love you Jessica. Not a day will go by without you in our thoughts. Love Mom, Dad, Paige and Alison.
Visitation at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME – “William J. Markey Chapel”, 947 Rymal Rd E, HAMILTON (905.574.0405) on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Bay Gardens Chapel on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 11am, Rev Mandi Neiser officiating. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery.
Memorial considerations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Cronin, Patricia Anne
Cronin, Patricia Anne, age 51. Surrounded by her loving family, Pat passed away at her home in Rockland, Massachusetts on September 10, 2010.
She was born in Weymouth, MA, daughter of the late Joseph and Pauline Cronin. She graduated from Syracuse University majoring in languages. After graduation she moved to Hamilton where she established a home, career and a loving extended family. She was an avid CFL and NFL football fan and loved to travel, shop and spend time with her family and friends.
She will be forever loved and missed by her fiancé Larry Doherty. Cherished sister of Terri, Margie, John, Joseph, James, Daniel and Dennis and their families. She will live forever in the hearts of her Canadian family who loved her dearly, Mary, Pat, Dave, Ross, Jane, John, Rena, Terry, Al, Vaios and their families. She is predeceased by her dearest friend, Marg.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Pat’s Life will be held at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME – “William J. Markey Chapel”, 947 Rymal Rd E, HAMILTON (905.574.0405) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 2pm to 5pm, with a Service of Remembrance to begin at 2pm. Donations in Pat’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Crawford (Scott), Marjorie
Peacefully, at Ridgeview LTC, on Monday, February 8, 2010, at the age of 87.
Loving wife to Kenneth Crawford for 67 years. Fondly remembered by children Don (Marlene) of Vancouver, Gerry (Carol) of Bradford, and Gail of Hamilton. Grandma to John (Jill) and Bev (Sean). Great-grandma to Jessica (Anthony), Jacquie, Kyle, Mark, Chris, Tyler and Matthew. Will always be remembered by family in Washington, USA.
Special thanks to the staff at Ridgeview for their kindness and attention to our mother and also thanks to the residents for their friendship and support.
As per Marjorie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME – “William J. Markey Chapel”, 947 Rymal Rd E, HAMILTON (905.574.0405), on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 10am, with Celebration of Life to follow in the Chapel at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army and the War Amps of Canada would be appreciated.
Crawford, Kenneth 1917-2010
Peacefully, at Ridgeview LTC, on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at the age of 92.
Loving husband to the Late Marjorie Crawford for 67 years. Fondly remembered by children Don (Marlene) of Vancouver, Gerry (Carol) of Bradford, and Gail of Hamilton. Grandpa to John (Jill) and Bev (Sean). Great-grandpa to Jessica (Anthony), Jacquie, Kyle, Mark, Chris, Tyler and Matthew. Will always be remembered by family in Washington, USA.
Special thanks to the staff at Ridgeview for their kindness and attention to our father and also thanks to the residents for their friendship and support.
As per Kenneth’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME – “William J. Markey Chapel”, 947 Rymal Rd E, HAMILTON (905.574.0405), on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 10am, with Celebration of Life to follow in the Chapel at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the United Way would be appreciated.
Cox, Earl 1926-2009
Suddenly on July 1, 2009 beloved husband of Shirley passed away. He will be sadly missed by his wife, brother Everett, children, Larry and Terri, step children Jim and Christine, grand children Caleb and Mathew, Sydney and Austin. Earl was one of three brothers that all served proudly in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII. He enriched our lives with fascinating stories that will never be forgotten. Thank you to the Hamilton Police and the ER staff at Henderson Hospital for helping us in this trying time. Family and Friends will be received at Bay Garden Funeral Home, 947 Rymal Rd. E, (between Upper Gage and Upper Ottawa) from 1p.m.-3p.m. Service to follow at 3 p.m.
Cotiga, Taya Elizabeth 2004-2009
The family is saddened to announce the passing of our little angel Taya Elizabeth Cotiga on June 21, 2009 at the age of 4. Taya is the beautiful princess of Ov and Candyse (nee Herchenroder). She will be sadly missed by her big brother Tristan ‘Bobo’. She will be forever remembered by her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Taya’s bravery is an inspiration to us all. Family and friends will be received at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 947 Rymal Rd. E. (between Upper Gage and Upper Ottawa) HAMILTON (905-574-0405) on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 12pm. Burial will follow at Mount Hamilton Cemetery. The family has asked that donations be made in Taya’s name to the Make a Wish Foundation.
Copeland, Elsie Bernice 1932-2009
COPELAND, Elsie Bernice (nee Hall) After a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, in her 77th year, Elsie peacefully was called Home on Monday, June 8, 2009, at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice. Predeceased by her loving husband of 39 years, Robert James (1996). Cherished mother and mother-in-law to Mark Charles and Isabel Cristina. Survived by loving brother Albert. Predeceased by brothers Emerson, Lorne and Melvin. Dear sister to Laurene, Evelyn, Muriel, Ruby (Bev), Verna (Tom), and Joan. Predeceased by parents Oscar and Irene. Born in Burlington, Ontario, Elsie spent most of her early life living in the Burlington area, moving with her family to Ancaster in 1984. Elsie enjoyed her garden and loved spending time in her backyard. Her Sunday night roast beef dinners will be truly missed. Thanks to Dr. Russell and her staff in Ward 3E Henderson for your care during Mom's hospital stays last year. Special thanks to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, their amazing staff, volunteers and friends. Elsie was truly blessed to have your care, support and compassion in her final months. We thank you deeply. Also sincere thanks to Anna who joined Team Elsie in early December and proved to be much more than a caregiver. Following Mom's wishes, cremation will have taken place. The family will receive friends at the BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 947 Rymal Road East (between Upper Gage and Upper Ottawa), HAMILTON (905-574-0405), on Thursday, June 11th from 6-9 p.m. Memorial Service will take place on Friday, June 12th at 11 a.m. Father Jim Valk presiding. Donations to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice would be gratefully appreciated. "Always Remembered, Always Loved, Goodbye Mom"
Cooper, Patricia Leah
May 11, 1963 – August 23, 2009 (46 years young)
Passed away at home after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, August 23, 2009. Forever in our hearts, Pat will be sadly missed by her mother and father, Mary and Ewart, her sister and brother-in-law Ann and Ron, her brother Jason and her extended family Gail (Mum), Karen, Shauna, Myles, Jon and Paul. Predeceased by her sister Debra. Thank you to Lea-Anne, Elizabeth, Henva and Erica for your caring hearts. Visitation at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME 947 Rymal Road East (between Upper Gage and Uppper Ottawa) HAMILTON (905-574-0405) on Friday, August 28, 2009 from 1 to 3 pm. Funeral Service to follow in the Chapel at 3 pm. Cremation and a private interment will be held at a later date. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation in Pat’s memory would be appreciated.
Cooper, James Henry "Jimmy" 1938-2008
At St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton on Wednesday January 30, 2008 with his family by his side. Jimmy was born in Dundas . Beloved father of Jim and his wife, Michelle. Loving grandfather of Tasha and Brody. Dearly loved brother of Joan and Jerry Langton, Bob and Darlene Cooper and Velma and Frank Armstrong. Jim will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Private cremation at Bayview Crematorium, Burlington. Visitation at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME 1010 Botanical Drive, (across from the Royal Botanical Gardens) BURLINGTON (905.527.0405) on Monday February 4, 2008 from 3 p.m. until time of Service to Celebrate Jim’s life at 4 p.m. If desired, a memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated .
Cooper, Gertie 1918-2010
Born December 17, 1918
Our Mother’s remarkable life came to a peaceful close with humour, courage, her characteristic selflessness and as always her ever present concern for her family. Predeceased by her loving husband William Howard. With fond memories, left to mourn are her children Lana Stewart (Steven), Bob, Terry Cooper of Niagara Falls and Cindy Tossell (Lyle). Predeceased by her daughter Bunny Sanderson and her son Jimmy and survived by her son-in-law Bill Sanderson. Lovingly and always remembered by her grandchildren Jeanine (Gary), Laura (Tony), Kim (Mark), Jeremy (Renata), Joshua and Jeff and great grandchildren Ashley, Samantha, Jennifer, Jessica, Anthony, Dallas and Ayreanna. Dear sister-in-law to Nellie Shugan (Bill), Linda Newcombe (Roy) and Gertie Wilson plus many nieces, nephews and friends who affectionately knew her as “Auntie Gertie.” Her passion was her garden and Gertie enjoyed singing with the Geritol Follies for almost 18 years. Our family gratefully thanks the staff of Regina Gardens for their devotion and care, especially during these last difficult weeks. Visitation at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME – “William J. Markey Chapel,” 947 Rymal Road E., HAMILTON (905.574.0405) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be celebrated in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 11 am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gertie to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Visitation: Bay Gardens Funeral Home - "William J. Markey Chapel" Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm
Cooper, David John
October 27, 1960 – December 30, 2009
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of David on December 30, 2009, at the age of 49 years. Loved son of Pearl and the late Brian Cooper. Devoted father of Aren. Dear brother of Nancy, Brad and Laura. Predeceased by brother Michael. Beloved grandson of Juana. David will be sadly missed by his family and many close friends. Visitation at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME – “William J. Markey Chapel,” 947 Rymal Road E., HAMILTON (905.574.0405) on Sunday, January 3, 2010 from 10:30 am. Funeral Service to celebrate David’s life will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday at 11:30 am. Donations in memory of David to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
“We all love and miss you, Dave”
William James Douglas Cooke, M.D., FRCPS, Korean War Veteran, HMCS Huron
October 11, 1921 – February 5, 2010
Bill died peacefully in the early morning at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington. He was the dear brother and brother-in-law of Dorothy Woodhouse and the late Bud, the late Helen and Ron Wilkinson, Norma Whitteker and the late Don, Virginia and the late John Cooke. Uncle Bill will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. He also leaves valued friends Lynn, Maria, Ian and Maureen and many others.
After graduation from high school Bill had a short foray as a chef at Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta. He returned to school and graduated in medicine from the University of Toronto in 1950 and, with the onset of the Korean War, promptly joined the navy as a Surgeon Lieutenant. He saw much of the world on a Goodwill Tour at the end of the war.
Bill became interested in cancer research and specialized in radiology at the London Ontario Cancer Foundation Clinic at Victoria Hospital. As well he studied in the United States, England and Ottawa. Interested in the effects of radiation he worked at Atomic Energy Canada at Chalk River in the Health and Welfare Radiation Protection program.
Following his retirement he moved to Mississauga where he cared for his elderly mother until her death. He moved to Burlington where he became involved in the community. He loved his garden, tennis matches and golf tournaments on TV and indulged his tastes as a gourmet chef, an avid reader and classical music enthusiast. According to his wishes there is to be no service. Cremation has occurred through the services of Bay Gardens Funeral Home.
Cook, Maria Irene 1956-2008
Peacefully, at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington on Monday, February 11, 2008 in her 53rd year, with her family by her side. Beloved wife of Wayne. Much loved daughter of the late Egbert and Rita Poortinga and daughter-in-law of the late Bill and Joyce Cook. Dear sister of Nelly (John), Debbie (Blair), Edward (Sue), Ingrid, Peter (April) and sister-in-law to Larry (Luba). Loved aunt of Matthew, Michael, Sarah, Lisa, Bryan and Justin. Special thanks to the Doctor’s and Staff of the ICU for their compassionate care. Cremation has taken place with interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Burlington. Family and friends are invited to join for a Celebration of Mary’s life at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1010 Botanical Drive (across from the Royal Botanical Gardens) BURLINGTON (905-527-0405) on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 1 p.m. If desired, a donation in Mary’s memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
CONNELL, Nicholas (Nick) Andrew 1967-2010
Nick was born in Hamilton on April 1st, 1967. He died at Hamilton General Hospital on the evening of Tuesday November 23rd, 2010 as a result of a severe brain infection.
He is survived by his grieving children, Nicholas and Sarah and their mother, Diane. He is also survived by his partner, Frances Katotikidis of Ancaster, his parents Thomas and Frances Connell of Mississauga, his siblings; Margaret Elmhirst (Ron) of Campbellford, Tom of Hamilton, Frances Bazerghi (Adel) of Oakville, Gerry (Kim) of Dundas, Joe (Margaret Curtin) of Cork, Ireland, Mary (Julian Kanarek) of Mississauga and Christina Smith (Chris) of Norwood.
He is also survived by twenty nieces and nephews, thirty two cousins and many other relatives in Scotland, Canada, Australia and America.
Nick was a long-time employee of Ford in Oakville and had worked for Prudential Insurance in Hamilton as well as in the grocery and construction industries.
Nick, always Nicky to his family, was no diplomat. He was very well read and had strong opinions on many issues. He was more than willing to share his opinions and often did so over a pint of Molson Canadian.