KERKHOF, Rubiann B. (nee Fiebig) of Carlisle, ON

Posted by on May 20, 2016

Ruby Kerkhof obitAs a result of complications following a serious accident in January, Ruby passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the age of 51 years. Beloved wife of Jim for 28 years. Loved mother of Brittany (Clayton), Clinton (Caroline), and step-daughter Mary Jane Sherman. Daughter of Ardith and the late Arnold Fiebig. Dear sister of Albert Fiebig, and Margaret (Dave) Guardien. Ruby was a loved sister-in-law, and a dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit with the family at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 11 a.m., Rev. Jack Kerkhof officiating. Private cremation to follow. A reception will be held in the Family Centre. If so desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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Filed Under: Hamilton

EDWARDS, Donald of Harrisburg formerly of Simcoe, ON

Posted by on April 27, 2016

EDWARDS, Donald James

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear husband and father; Don Edwards at the Hamilton General Hospital, on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the age of 57. He will be sadly missed by his wife Teresa (nee Chabot), and his children, David, Krystina, and Sarah. Dear brother of Nancy Grant Henderson (Noel), and Paul Edwards (Bonnie). Beloved brother in law of Lise Chabot, and George Chabot (Robin). Predeceased by his parents Keith and Mary Ann Edwards. Family will receive friends at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Friday April 29, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Private cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

We have lost the star of the sitcom which is our life.

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DeBOLSTER, Reverend Dr. Henry R. of Grimsby, ON

Posted by on April 23, 2016

H. DeBolster

November 2, 1926 – April 22, 2016

On April 22, 2016 Henry DeBolster passed on to meet his LORD and Saviour while surrounded by family at Hamilton General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Jacoba DeBolster, and loving father of Geri and Marty VanEngen, Bert and Jane DeBolster, Nel Straatsma, Len and Elaine DeBolster, and Joanne and Jim Teeuwsen. He was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by the Redeemer University College, Christian Reformed Church, and Evergreen Terrace communities. Rev. Dr. DeBolster was a faithful servant of the LORD in ministry and the founding President of Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario. Visitation will be held at MOUNTAINVIEW CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 290 Main St. E., Grimsby, Ontario on Monday, April 25, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Following a private Interment, a Memorial Service will be held at REDEEMER UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, 777 Garner Rd. E., Ancaster, Ontario on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. Donations may be made to Redeemer University College. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

 

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Filed Under: Hamilton

GOLFETTO, Daniel Alexander of Waterdown

Posted by on April 19, 2016

GOLFETTO, Daniel Alexander
Passed away at the age of 24, on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Hamilton General Hospital. Through Daniel’s death he was able to give the gift of life to five others with organ donation. He will be sadly missed, and always remembered by his parents, Dan and Christine (nee Kaufmann), and his brother Christian. Daniel was a past graduate of Waterdown High School, and played with the Flamborough Hockey Association. He was currently working on his electrical apprenticeship. Family will receive friends at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 1-4 p.m., and 5-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 715 Centre Rd, Waterdown on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment, Gate of Heaven Cemetery. If desired, donations in Daniel’s memory to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: Hamilton, Ontario, Toronto

Willet: Mark Gerald of Flamborough, Ontario

Posted by on April 18, 2016

Mark WilletWillet: Mark Gerald
Unexpectedly at home Mark passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the age of 34 years. Beloved son of Wally and Michelle, and step-son of Dave Mills. Mark was Brother of Michael Willet and Uncle of Audrey and Violet. Step-brother of Clayton and Jake Mills. He will be remembered by many other relatives and friends especially for his passion for music. Private Cremation. A Celebration of Mark’s Life will be held at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #36, 280 King St. W., Dundas on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. Donations to the Denova Treatment Centre (279 Adams Rd., PO Box 488, Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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Filed Under: Hamilton, Ontario

CARR, Cyril Sid of Oakville

Posted by on April 9, 2016

CARR, Cyril “Sid”

Peacefully, with his daughters by his side, at The Village of Tansley Woods, Burlington on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the age of 91. Predeceased by his beloved wife Barbara (2013). Loved father of Bridget (John) Trebble, and Deborah (Robert) Gosse. Dear grandfather of Jonathan (Marie) Trebble, Jamie (Jennifer) Trebble, Julie (Steven) Shepherd, and great grandfather to Caitlyn, Thomas, Cavan, Samuel, Tatum, and Mia. He is survived by his sister Josie (Owen) Myles, in England.  Sid was born in Manchester, England and immigrated to Canada in 1956.  He was a longtime resident of Oakville and Burlington, and was part owner of Flippance and Carr Limited. In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place, and Sid has been laid to rest with his wife at Waterdown Cemetery. The family would like to give special thanks to the amazing staff at Tansley Woods for their wonderful care and support.

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Filed Under: Hamilton, Ontario, Toronto

BOWKER: Barry of Waterdown, ON formerly of Unity, SK

Posted by on April 7, 2016

Barry Bowker PhotoBowker: Barry

Surrounded by family, Barry Bowker passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Burloak Long Term Care, Burlington in his 77th year.  Beloved husband of Gail for 55 wonderful years.  Loving father of Laurie (Ray) Faas and Bruce (Tammy) Bowker.  Proud grandfather of Dillon, Hannah, Kate, Riley, Tim, Kyle and Colin.  Survived by his brother Malcom (Della) of Unity, SK and his sister Jeanne of Swift Current, SK.  Barry will be remembered by many relatives and friends both in Ontario and back home in Saskatchewan.  An Engineer by trade he spent his 30 year career with Ford Canada.  Cremation has taken place.   A Memorial Service will be held at KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 80 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM.  Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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WYCKOFF, Peter Max of Dundas, ON

Posted by on April 1, 2016

After a lengthy illness, on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Juravinski Hospital, Peter passed away at the age of 78 years. Beloved husband of Ivy for 53 years. Loved father of Mark (Linda) Wyckoff, Wayne (Lisa) Wyckoff, Debbie (John) Arsenault, and Tracy (Niven) Prakash. Dear Grandpa of Marissa, Calvin, Erika, Jensen, Mathius, Andrew, and Andrea. Peter was retired from Canada Post after 40 years of service. He was a founding member of the Mountain Valley Retriever Training Club. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to visit with the family at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St.N., Waterdown on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 10 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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Filed Under: Hamilton

GUNBY: Douglas Leslie of Burlington, ON

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Doug photoDoug Gunby, of Burlington, died March 27, 2016 at age 65. He was the son of the late Leslie and Evyln Gunby. Doug is survived by his wife of 35 years, Joanne (Ryder). He is fondly remembered by brother Clare Gunby and sister Betty Dyment and their families. Doug was a graduate of the University of Waterloo and spent his working life in the IT department of Bonar Packaging in Burlington. After early retirement, he kept busy doing carpentry and home renovation projects for his friends. He was a long-time member of Flamborough Hills Golf Club. Doug will be missed by his many good friends at the Burlington pubs. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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Filed Under: Hamilton

MITCHELL, Gary Michael of Hamilton, ON

Posted by on March 27, 2016

Gary MitchellAfter a short illness, at Hamilton General Hospital, on Saturday, March 26, 2016, Gary passed away at the age of 73 years, while surrounded by his family and close friends. Beloved husband of Karen for 32 glorious years. Loved father of Julie (Ron) Stevens, Jamie (Amy) Mitchell, Travis (Ang) Mitchell, Sarah (Sean) Stephan, Josh (Morganne) Mitchell, and Adam (Traydese) Mitchell. Dear grandfather of Lexie, Connor, Brock, Liam, Jack, Sam, Lily, Erica, Henry, and Bear. Loved brother of Gail (Terry) O’Brien, Dennie (predeceased) (Dot) Mitchell, Linda (Alan) Grocott, Lee (Linda) Mitchell, and Jim (Pam) Mitchell. Gary was a long-time employee of Stelco, retiring after 35 years of service. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St.N., Waterdown on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Waterdown Branch. If so desired, donations to the Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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Filed Under: Hamilton

McCARTHY, James Bonaventure of Waterdown, ON

Posted by on March 27, 2016

Jim McCarthyJuly 14, 1932-March 27, 2016

Loving husband, father, grandfather and provider, Jim was a dedicated Roman Catholic and an outstanding citizen.  Jim leaves behind his wife Jean, and their six children, Marie, Patricia, Jim, Catharine, Michael and Daniel: two PhD’s, two MA’s, mechanic and millwright and company owner and long-time operator of a family business.  Jim also took great joy in his ten grandchildren: John, Neil, Alison, Jimmy, Andrew, Kelsey, Mark, Natalie, Kevin, and Gwenyth, and great-grandchild, McCarthy.  Jim was always active in his church.  He was an altar server until he was 21 years of age.  An active and long-time member of the Knights of Columbus, Jim served as Grand Knight of the Dundas Council and then as Charter Grand Knight for the Father Vernon H. Culliton Council in Waterdown which achieved Star Council award each year under his tenure.  Jim served two years as District #83 Deputy and in that capacity coordinated a cancer research funding drive with the Masonic Lodge.  He and his wife, Jean, represented Southern Ontario at the 1986 Knights of Columbus Convention in Minnesota.  Jim served on the St. Thomas School Board in the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Later, in the 1990’s, Jim served on the St. Thomas Church Building Committee.  He was pleased to see the new church building completed in 2004.  Jim found much inspiration as a Minister of Communion and coordinated worship ministries for many years under four succeeding priests in Waterdown.  He served as a manager of a Hamilton company and later he was the sales manager and president of a small construction company.  Jim strongly believed in, and embodied, the Golden Rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Friends may visit with the family at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Prayer Vigil for Jim at 8:30 p.m.   Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. THOMAS the APOPSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 715 Centre Rd. on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.  Interment to follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Waterdown.  Reception to be held in the church hall.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Thomas Church Building Fund, Parkinson’s and Arthritis’ Societies in which he was an active member for years.  Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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Filed Under: Hamilton

DUNNELL, Darlynne of Waterdown, formerly of Regina, SK

Posted by on March 24, 2016

DUNNELL, Darlynne

Passed away peacefully at the age of 59, surrounded by loved ones, on March 21, 2016 at the Hamilton General Hospital. She is sorely missed and much loved by her sons Travis (Kara) and Curtis; Mother Alexandra Petruic; Sisters Deloris (David) and Debbie; Mother-in-law Sylvia; Grandsons Logan and Callum; Nieces and nephews Riley, Lacey, Angie, Michelle Nicole and Cal. Father to her children, Graham Dunnell. Countless family members near and far join them in their grief.The love of her life Rob Bearman and his family will hold her in their hearts. All who knew and loved her are invited to join the family at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St N, Waterdown, on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, March 25, 2016 at 2 p.m. Reception to follow.

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SUCKEL, Frances “Penny” Hope of Millgrove, ON

Posted by on March 17, 2016

SUCKEL, Frances “Penny” Hope
(nee Langmead)

Passed away in her sleep, on March 16, 2016 at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington. Beloved wife of 35 years to Jack Suckel. Loving mother of Andrea (Brandon Coppes), Dana, and Breanne. Doting grandmother to Casey. Penny is survived by sisters Shelia Hicks, Terry Ferringo (Lee), and Sharon Harris. Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Monday, March 21, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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RION, Donald of WATERDOWN, formerly of OAKVILLE

Posted by on March 11, 2016

RION, Donald Evereton

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Don, on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the age of 84. Loving husband of Doreen (nee Herod) for over 60 years. Dear father of Jim Rion, and Jane McCoy and her husband John. Cherished grandfather of James, and Mary. Beloved brother of Raymond (Shirley), Carol (the late Bill), Roger (Nessie), and brother in law of Diane (the late Cameron), Barbara (Paul) and Michael (the late Joan). Predeceased by his siblings, Joan, Norman, and Beverley. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Don’s wishes no service will be held. Private family burial will take place at a later date. If desired, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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CRAWFORD, Agnes of Freelton

Posted by on March 3, 2016

CRAWFORD, Agnes Edith
Agnes Crawford, loving wife of Ron Crawford for 71 years, passed away peacefully March 1, 2016 at age 94. She is the matriarch of a loving family including 9 children, 28 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Born in Widnes, England, the intellectually curious and brave corporal in the Royal Air Force joined her Canadian airman husband and settled in Strabane, Ontario, where she raised her family and contributed to community life. She was a long-serving member of the Catholic Women’s League at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and the Strabane Women’s Institute. She loved to read and hosted the County Library in her home for years. Also, she was a docent at the Hamilton Art Gallery for two decades helping school children learn to love artistic expression. Our own St. Agnes lavished praise, attention, and encouragement on her Biblically-named brood, and loved each one of us the best. Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 79 Freelton Rd, Freelton on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. Interment, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Cemetery. Reception to follow in Marian Hall. If desired, memorial donations in her memory to Chalice Canada (chalice.ca) would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: Ontario, Toronto

SAFKO: Nicole (nee Hardt) of Freelton

Posted by on February 29, 2016

Nicole Safko (nee Hardt)Peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends, Nicole passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the age of 46, after a brave battle with cancer. Loved dearly by her husband of 20 years, Robert Safko. Devoted mother of Robert, Adam and Mathew. Dear daughter of Ursula and the late Manfred Hardt. Loving sister of Andrew, Belinda and Susan. Loving daughter-in-law of Jean and the late Michael Safko, and sister-in-law of Helen Ann, Patricia, the late Michael, Daniel and Paul. Will also be missed by her nine nieces and nephews. Nicole was an entrepreneur and devoted business-woman. She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. Visitation at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 6-9 p.m., and Friday, March 4, 2016 from 10-11 a.m. with the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment at Garden Lane Cemetery. Reception to follow. Please sign the Tribute Wall at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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Filed Under: Hamilton, Ontario

HORSMAN: William Frederick “Bill” of Burlington, ON

Posted by on February 24, 2016

Bill websiteUnexpectedly at Joseph Brant Hospital on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 the LORD called to Himself Bill Horsman at the age of 76 years.  Beloved husband of the late Evelyn (nee vanHuisstede). Loved father of Connie and John Hordyk, Martin and Joy, Bill and Joanne, Andrew and Lynne.  Dear Grandpa of Vanessa (Mike), Shayna (Tom), Madeline (Kyle), Jenna (Josh), Olivia (Johnny), Rebecca (Jerry), Peter (Laura), Stephen (Lindsey), James, Liam, Daniel, Shelby, Samantha (Tyler), Gabriella, Mitchell, Aidan, as well as 13 great-grandchildren.  Loved brother and brother-in-law of Trudy Motz, the late John (Helen) vanHuisstede, Caroline (the late Chris) Nobels, Gerda (the late Hank) deBruin, Vicky Conroy, Brian (Marlene) vanHuisstede, Joe (Judy) vanHuisstede, Nick (Phyllis) vanHuisstede, Bill (Donna) vanHuisstede, and Shawna (Art) Lodder.  Friends may visit with the family at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.  Interment Service will be held at Burlington Memorial Gardens  on Saturday, February 27, 2016 (meeting at the church for procession at 9:30 a.m.) followed by a Memorial Service at REHOBOTH CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 1225 Dundas St. (west of Brant St.), Burlington at 11:00 a.m., Rev. C.J. VanderVelde officiating.  Reception to follow in the church hall.  If so desired, donations McMaster Children’s Hospital, Oncology Dept. would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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Filed Under: Hamilton

GUNSON, William “Bill” Gerald

Posted by on February 23, 2016

GUNSON, William Gerald “Bill”

After a long and hard fought battle with cancer, Bill passed away at the age of 73, on Tuesday, February 22, 2016 at St. Peter’s Hospital, Hamilton. Much loved husband of Marilyn (nee Angle) for 41 years. Proud and loving father of Scott (Krista Blewett), and Ryan. Beloved brother of Ken and his wife Audrey, the late Shirley and her husband Neil. Dear brother in law of Allan Angle (the late Gwen), Carol Angle (the late Jack), and Keith Angle (Marie). Bill will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at STRABANE UNITED CHURCH, 1565 Brock Rd, Strabane, on Friday February 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment, Strabane Cemetery. Reception to follow in the church hall. If desired, donations in Bill’s memory to a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
Home At Last

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Filed Under: Ontario

PAYNE, Doreen (nee Robinson) of Milton, ON

Posted by on February 19, 2016

Doreen Payne ObitDoreen passed away peacefully at her home in Milton on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the age of 77 years. Loved wife of the late Harvey Payne. Loving mother of Doug Tindall (Belinda) and Debra Tostik (Peter) and predeceased by her son Billy (1962). Cherished grandmother of Ryan and Kylie Tostik. Dear sister of June Rasberry (Jack) and predeceased by her brothers Ivan and Elmer Robinson. Will also be missed by her sister-in-law June Robinson, her nieces and nephews as well as many friends. Friends may visit with the family at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St.N., Waterdown on Tuesday,February 23, 2016 from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 12 noon. Cremation to follow. A reception will be held in the Family Centre. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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Filed Under: Hamilton

SCHULENBERG: “Willy” Willem Frans of Beamsville, ON

Posted by on February 9, 2016

W Schulenberg obitStrong in faith and firm in the Lord’s promises, Willy was called home to the Lord at the age of 70 on Monday evening, February 8, 2016. Surrounding him was his beloved bride of 44 years, Lydia (nee Bruinsma) and loving children, Marty and Lorna, Cherie and Pete Buikema, Jamie and Michelle, and Joni and Chris Karol. Dear grandpa of 14 grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of the late John and Rita, the late Jeltje, Jellie and the late Tjalle, the late John, the late Evert and Theresa, Ernie and Jane, Diane and Eddy VanMeeteren, Hank and Fiona Bruinsma, and Stewart and Debbie Bruinsma. Willy will also be missed by Uncle Bill and Aunt Gerda VanDyk, as well as many other relatives and friends. With a quiet demeanour that proved to be tenacious, he walked a road with cancer for two years. By the grace of God, he set an example of patience in the face of suffering. In life he was a faithful anchor to his free-spirited wife, and supportive of his children and grandchildren, readily lending a hand in their lives and homes. He was able to express his love of music and his joy in the faith most beautifully as a church organist. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Friends may visit with the family at VINEYARD CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 4628 John Street, Beamsville on Thursday from 2-4 and 6:30-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 10 a.m., Rev. D. Wynia officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Osborne Cemetery, Beamsville. If so desired, donations to Anchor Association for the Handicapped would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Special thanks to Barb and Tracy and the rest of the Niagara West Palliative Care Team for their compassionate care and support during Willy’s illness. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com
“Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise!” Psalm 84:4

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Filed Under: Hamilton

Hunter: Edith “Merne” (nee Hamilton) of Beverly Township

Posted by on January 5, 2016

Merne Hunter WebsiteHunter: Edith “Merne” (nee Hamilton)
After a courageous battle, Merne Hunter passed away peacefully on Monday, January 4, 2016 with her family at her side at home on the farm where she was born. Beloved wife of George Hunter, which as of March would be 60 years of marriage. Loving mother of Karen (Bruce) McKnight, Brenda (Robert) Labrie, and Judy (Dave) Farmer. Proud grandmother of Heather McKnight, Luke McKnight, Leeann Sweers, Brian Labrie, April Labrie, Jacob Farmer and Rachel Farmer. Great-grandmother of Kieran, Colin, Avrielle, Cohen, Jack, Hunter and Tyson. Predeceased by her siblings Glen Hamilton, Lorn Hamilton, Morley Hamilton, Bernice Nicolson and Olive Fleet. Merne was a kind, compassionate woman that could always find the good in anyone. She will be remembered by many relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Wednesday from 6 – 9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 1 p.m. Interment Mt. Zion Cemetery, Copetown. Donations to the Rockton Lions Club would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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Filed Under: Hamilton, Ontario

STAM, Rev.Clarence (Klaas) of Hamilton

Posted by on January 3, 2016

STAM, Rev. Clarence (Klaas)

 

Peacefully, on January 1, 2016, our beloved husband, father, and Opa was called home in his 68th year, to be with his Lord and Saviour. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 45 years, Marga (nee Kraal), and his children Lawrence Stam, Richard and Tracey Stam, Alina and Michael Noot, and Anne-Marie and Rick VanIperen. He will also be missed by his grandchildren Jordan, Austin, and Logan Stam; Liana, Alexa, and Jared Noot; and Megan, Kristen, Clark, Natalie, Ruth, and Ariella VanIperen. He was predeceased by his beloved son Edward Stam in 1992. Loved brother of the late Jenny and the late Gerrit VanWoudenberg, the late Ben and Ria Stam, Len and Hennie Stam, John Stam, and Bev and Bill Schouten; and brother-in-law of Jane Stam, Hilly and the late Wim Van Ingen, Egbert and the late Betty Kraal, Jaap and Grietje Kraal, Geke and Frans Tijssen, Jacomien and Henk Broer, Alet and Theo Aalbers, Eveline and Jan Neutel. He will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Clarence faithfully served the Canadian Reformed churches from 1972 to 2004.  Special thanks go to the doctors and nurses of Juravinski E3 for their care and compassion during his illness. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at CORNERSTONE CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 353 Stonechurch Rd. E., Hamilton, where a Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 10 a.m. Rev. John Louwerse officiating. Interment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Donations to Mission Brazil (Gospel Action Brazil) in support of the ongoing mission and aid project in Maceió Brazil, or to the Harvest Endowment Foundation in support of Christian education would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

 

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.”

? (2 Timothy 4:7-8)?

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Boesveld, Willem ‘Bill’ of Hamilton

Posted by on December 27, 2015

Willem Boesveld for SpectatorBOESVELD, Willem ‘Bill’
Passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Juravinski Hospital with his family at his side, Willem Boesveld at the age of 90 years. Beloved best friend and soulmate of Gerdina, married for 61 amazing years. Proud father of Henry (Jackie), Richard (Joan), Alicia (Bernie), late son Gary (Jane), Diane, Marianne (Rick), and Nancy (Jim). Cherished Opa of 25 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and predeceased by baby Amanda. Survived by his sister Gerrie and sister-in-law Andrea both of the Netherlands. Predeceased by his twin brother Hank and brother Dirk. Remembered by his special friend John Vanderburg. Bill was known as a quiet, kind, gentle man that took great pride in his family. He lovingly cared for Mom her whole life, especially over the last several years. He had a gift for gardening and took great joy in taking care of the plants and flowers at their home. Visitation will be held at WESTDALE REFORMED CHURCH, 201 Paradise Rd., N., Hamilton on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Private Burial at Garden Lane Cemetery, Flamborough. A Memorial Service will be held at WESTDALE REFORMED CHURCH on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow in the church hall. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Prostate Cancer Canada would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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Filed Under: Hamilton, Ontario

HARTMAN: Bruce Calvin of Burlington, ON

Posted by on December 26, 2015

Bruce Hartman websiteSuddenly on Friday, December 25th, 2015, the Lord, in His infinite wisdom, took home Bruce Calvin Hartman in his 49th year with his family by his side. He will be greatly missed by his loving parents, Abe and Henny Hartman, and siblings, Dave and Lynn Hartman, Bernice and Henry Oostdyk, Diana and Ben Bouwman, Janice and Andy Meints, Deb and Wayne Binkley, and brother-in-law Wayne Nicholson and his wife, Wendy. Bruce was also a well-loved uncle to many nephews and nieces and will also be missed by many very close and dear friends. Bruce was a well-respected real estate appraiser affiliated with Coulson Appraisal Ltd. and will be greatly missed by his colleagues. Friends may visit with the family on Monday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. at the EBENEZER CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 607 Dynes Road, Burlington where the Funeral Service will be on held Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., Rev. G. Nederveen officiating. Interment will be held prior to the service with family and close friends. Many thanks to the medical staff at Joseph Brant Hospital Emergency Department for their efforts in his time of crisis. In lieu of flowers, donations to McMaster Children’s Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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Filed Under: Hamilton

THOMSON, Elva Marina (nee Thurbide) of Waterdown, ON

Posted by on December 24, 2015

Elva Thomson obitPeacefully at her home in Waterdown on Thursday, December 24, 2015 Elva passed away at the age of 79 years. Beloved wife of Bob for 58 years and loved mother of Rick (Mary). Dear Grammy of Lindsey and Jennifer. Will also be missed by her sister Karen Marcoux (Jerry). Special thanks to Dr. Ann Woods at St. Joseph’s Hospital as well as the nurses from Bayshore and the personal support workers from St. Elizabeth’s for all their care and compassion. Friends may visit with the family at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St.N., Waterdown on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the Family Centre. Private cremation. If so desired, donations to the Cancer Assistance Program would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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Filed Under: Hamilton