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Gerrard (Gerry) Adolph
Callsign: VE3CTHDied: 1985 10 29

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Suddenly, as the result of an accident on Tuesday, October 29, 1985, Gerrard E. Adolph. Beloved husband of Anne. Cherished father of Robert and Vicky. A memorial service will be held at the CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Avenue East, on Friday, November 1, 1985, at 3:00 p.m. Interment White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

Doug Aitken
Callsign: VE3OCPDied: 1996 — —

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The family did not put a death notice in the paper for Doug Aitken.

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Norman W. Avery
Callsign: VE3BVUDied: 2006 02 13

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At Age 62
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See article written by M Eedson here

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Rae Bruce Baker
Callsign: VE3CZNDied: 2014 11 03

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Passed away peacefully at the Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, on Monday, November 3, 2014, at the age of 84. Rae Baker, beloved husband of Marta Baker (nee Garbens). Dear father of Mark (Julie) and Lee Banheghi (Neil). Cherished grandfather of Karolyn. Brother of Richard Baker. Rae will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. Long-time enthusiastic amateur radio operator. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations made to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. (Arrangements entrusted to SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, BURLINGTON, 905-632-3333). http://www.smithsfh.com

 

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Albert Bakyta
Callsign: VE3BHKDied: 2010 08 28

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We sadly announce the passing of Albert Bakyta after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his loving family, at St. Peter’s Hospital on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at the age of 90. Albert was the beloved husband of Mary (nee Stanichak) with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. He was dearest Dad to Nick (Paola Nasute) of Vancouver, B.C., Jean (Joe Hudacin) of Bath, Ontario and Susan (Rick Culver) of Hamilton. Albert was cherished Grampa to Sophia, Christopher, Jeremiah (Vicky Stikeman), Micah (Julie Bissell), Katrina (Pete Stringer), Brendan and Jordan. He was also Great Grampa to Clara, Leah, Chloe and Emily. Albert was predeceased by his brothers Emil and William. Albert was a proud member of the Lado Tamburitzans, a life long member of the Amateur Radio League, a long time employee of CHCH TV, and a veteran of WWII. A very special thank you goes out to the staff at St. Peter’s Hospital , 4 East for the 8 years of loving care shown to Albert. The family will receive friends at the MARKEY DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1774 King St. E. (at Kenilworth) on Monday from 6-8 p.m. with prayer service at 7:45 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church,1883 King Street East on Tuesday at 1 pm followed by interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Peter’s Hospital. On line condolences may be made at http://www.markeydermody.com

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Albert Bakyta was a longtime member of the HARC back in the 60s. He was radio/TV technician at CHCH (at the transmitter tower site in Stoney Creek) when it first started with Stu Graves VE3SG (Chief Tech.) and Stan Kubien VE3COE (Tech).

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Gordon James Barber
Callsign: VE3AAHDied: 2009 07 11

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Peacefully passed away, with his loving wife by his side, on July 11, 2009, in his 90th year. Beloved husband Of Bertha (Bud) of 23 years. Predeceased by his first wife Phyllis Barber (nee Gib). Loving father of Pamela (Peter) Merey. Grandfather of 3 granddaughters, Sabina, Celeste (Gideon) Steinberg and Marguerite. Will also be sadly missed by his extended family Ron and Ruth CoverdaIe, Larry and Jill Readman, Bill and Elva Jackson, their children and grandchildren. Gord was an active member of the Amateur Radio Club for 75 years. Cremation has taken place. A service of Remembrance to be held at a later date.

Joseph Henry Barrett Phm. B.
Callsign: VE3NKFDied: 1993 12 22

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Peacefully with dignity at Shalom Village Nursing Home on Wednesday, December 22, 1993, aged 88 years. Beloved husband of the late Jean Barrett (Smith). Loved uncle of Beverley Corsini and her husband Robert of Stoney Creek, Gerald Smith and his wife Lynne of Mount Hope, and Bill and Virginia Wallis of Medeira Beach, Florida. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families in Toronto and the United States. Mr. Barrett was the owner and president of Kohler’s Drug Store until his retirement. He was a past President of the Hamilton Shrine Club (1962) and a Charter Member of the Kiwanas Club of Central Hamilton. Mr. Barrett was a fifty year Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite. For several years Joe was the Hamilton Commercial Retail Chairman for the Canadian Cancer Society. In 1982 he received the Regional Chairman’s Award for his contributions to the International Year of the Disabled. Mr. Marrett was also a member of Westdale United Church. Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the J.B. Marlatt Funeral Home, 615 Main Street East (East of Sanford) on Tuesday from 1 p.m. Until time of Service of Remembrance in Mar4latt Memorial Chapel at 3 p.m. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated.

James Albert Baskey C.P.O. (Ret’d.)
Callsign: VE3CHADied: 1987 12 19

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Member of R.C.N. For 25 years and employee of Provincial Court, Hamilton). At his home on Saturday, December 19, 1987, beloved husband of Muriel Lillian Johnson of Flamborough, in his 61st year. Dear father of Wanda (Mrs. James McCarthy), Burlington, Marilyn Shelton of Hamilton, James of Greenwood, N.S. And Christine (Mrs. Wayne Disney) Brooklin, Ontario; loved grandfather of Joey, Julie, Meagan, and Stephen. Dear son of Mrs. Laura Lemay of Port Burwell and the late Joseph L. Baskey. Brother of Jack, London, Robert, Toronto, Ronald, Mississauga, Allan, Geraldine (Mrs. Wm. Foster), Eleanor (Mrs. Wilfred Morley), all of Port Burwell, and Lavergne, predeceased. Member of Warrant Officer’s & Sargeant’s Mess, C.F.B. Hamilton and Hamilton Amateur Radio Club. Friends will be received by the family on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At the Cattel, Eaton and Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Funeral Tuesday morning to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Freelton, for Mass of the Christian Burial at 11 o’clock. Interment in Millgrove Cemetery. Vigil Service will be held Monday evening at 8 o’clock at the Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

A. Keith Bernard P.Eng.
Callsign: VE3BSCDied: 2000 02 24

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Peacefully at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Ontario on Thursday, February 24, 2000, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Reta (nee Knight) Bernard. Loving father of Paul of Waterloo and Patrice of Dundas. Dear brother-in-law of Gladys of P.E.I. Predeceased by his sister, Doris L. Bennett and his brother, Edwin B. Bernard. Cremation private with a Service of Remembrance following at a later date. If desired, you may make a donation to a charity of your choice. (Arrangements entrusted to SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, BURLINGTON 632-3333).

Joseph Bienkiewicz
Callsign: VE3BWZDied: 2006 11 02

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Peacefully on November 2, 2006 at the Wyndham Manor, Oakville, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the late Stanislawa and loving father of Krystyna and her husband David Chan. Dear grandfather of Leah and Jordan. Also survived by family in Poland. Josef was a member of the Holy Name Society at St. Stanislaus Church and was retired from Stelco after 35 years of service. The family will receive friends and family at TRUSCOTT, BROWN & DWYER FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1309 King Street East (at the Delta, opposite Gage Park) 905-549-2417 on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rosary Sunday at 3 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Polish Catholic Church. Entombment in Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

Leo Blake
Callsign: VE3BLEDied: 2000 12 09

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Stanley Bolibruch
Callsign: VE3GFEDied: 2008 11 12

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We are sad to announce that Stan lost his short battle with cancer at St. Peter’s Hospital on Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at the age of 65. Predeceased by his parents Anton (1976) and Mary (1995), brother Frank (2004), brother-in-law Frank Mitchell (1995), and nephew Frankie Mitchell (1993). Stan is survived by his sister Angie Mitchell, nieces Maria and Jim Pyne, Francine and Randy Pizzacalla. Stanley was a dedicated member with the Knights of Columbus and will also be missed by his many friends with the Amateur Radio Club. Special thanks to St. Peter’s for their compassion, dedication and T.L.C. Stanley’s blindness never stopped him from living life to its fullest. Visiting will be held at MARKEY-DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rosary Service Sunday at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church on Monday, November 17, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In Stanley’s memory, donations to Caritas (Croatian Orphan Fund) would be appreciated.

The sight of his family is a joyous day, he is whole again!

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Dr. John Robert J. Card M.D., C.M., L.M.C.C., D.P.H., F.R.C.P. (C)
Callsign: VE3RWDied: 1993 08 24

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(Queens Meds 37). At the Henderson General Hospital, in Hamilton, on Friday, September 24, 1993. Born February 9, 1910 in Wedgeport, Nova Scotia, John was in his 84th year. H e was the beloved husband of Jean Margaret Card (nee Truscott) and dear father of Dr. Robert Card and his wife Helen of Saskatoon and dear father of Mary Card of Toronto. Dear grandfather of Dr. Sharon Card and her husband Scott Irwin of Halifax, Michael Card and Geoffrey Card of Saskatoon. Dear brother-in-law of Bill and Helen McKinnon of Sault Ste. Marie and Bob and Janet Hart of Waterloo. He is predeceased by his sister-in-law Marion Hart of Toronto. He will be dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Dr. Card was a member of Acacia Lodge #61 and also the Scottish Rite, (32%). John, VE3RW, was an active member of the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club and a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association. He was also on the Honorary staff of the Hamilton Civic Hospitals. Over the years John has made an active contribution to the Hamilton community and he will be missed by his family and friends. Friends will be received at the M.A. CLARK FUNERAL H OME, 567 Upper Wellington Street, Mount Hamilton, 383-3323 on Sunday, September 26, 1993 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 27, 1993 at 2:30 p.m. At St. Augustine’s of Canterbury Anglican Church, 626 Upper Wentworth Street, Hamilton. The Funeral will be complete at the church. Cremation to follow. Donations in his memory to a charity of your choice or the Faculty of Medicine, Queens University, Bursary Fund, would be appreciated by the family.

Jean Margaret Card (nee Truscott) B.A. (Hon.), (Biology/Chemistry), Queen’s, Arts ’34
Callsign: VE3CKHDied: 1999 01 04

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At the Seniors’ Health Centre, in Toronto, on Monday, January 4, 1999. Born May 30, 1913, in Kingston, Ontario, Jean was in her 86th year. Formerly of Hamilton, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Dr. John Robert J. Card. Jean was the loving mother of Dr. Robert Card and his wife Helen of Saskatoon, and the loving mother of Mary Card of Toronto. She was the very special grandmother of Dr. Sharon Card and her husband Scott Irwin, Michael Card and Geoffrey Card, all of Saskatoon. She was the dear sister of Helen and her husband Bill McKinnon of Sault Ste. Marie, and dear sister-in-law of Bob and Janet Hart of Waterloo. She was predeceased by her sister Marion Hart of Toronto. She will be dearly missed by her nieces, nephews and cousins. Jean was a member of the Westminster Chapter, Eastern Star, and the Scottish Rite Club of Hamilton. Jean, VE3CKH, was a member of the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club and the Quarter Century Wireless Club. She will be missed by her family and friends and remembered fondly for her quick mind, her sense of humour, her love of and talent for completing cryptic crossword puzzles, and her strength of character. We’ve all benefitted from her correction of our grammar at one time of another! The family will receive friends at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME – A.W. MILES CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue (South of Eglinton Avenue East) from 7-9 p.m. On Friday, January 8th and from 12-2 p.m. On Saturday, January 9th. The Funeral Service will be complete and will commence in the Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Seniors’ Health Centre, 2 Buchan Court, North York, Ontario M2J 5A3, St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church, 622 Upper Wentworth Street, Hamilton, Ontario L9A 4V3, or to a charity of your choice.

Douglas Alfred Carmichael
Callsign: VE3HPFDied: 1990 02 20

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(Mechanical Engineer, retiring from Stelco in 1983.) Suddenly at McMaster Hospital on Tuesday February 20, 1990, beloved husband of Marion Edna Beatty of Dundas, in his 72nd year. Dear father of Dorion, Maxine, Merrill and Stewart; loving grandfather of Erin, Brian and Paul. Brother of James. Predeceased by daughter Mary Lou. Honorary member of Ionic Lodge #25 A.F. & A.M. and the Professional Engineers Association of Ontario, was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #36, Dundas and had served with the R.C.A.F. as a Sergeant (A Crew). Family Service was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Cattel, Easton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas followed by interment in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy to Canadian Diabetes Association, 20 Bromley Road, Hamilton L9A 2C8 would be appreciated by the family.

William Angus Cheyne
Callsign: VE3FUYDied: 1985 05 15

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At St. Joseph’s Hospital, on Tuesday May 15, 1984, in his 68th year. Eldest son of the late William Alexander Cheyne and Georgina Sim. Beloved husband of the late S. Jean Howard. Loving father of Daryl Sim, grandfather of William and Bradley West. Great-grandfather of Alexis. He also leaves sisters, Mrs. K. T. Layland (Anne) of London, Mrs. John A. Walker (Patricia) of Hamilton and Mrs. E. F. Waller (Barbara) of Dundas and one brother, Alexander Alastair Cheyne and a number of nieces and nephews. Sincere friend of Mrs. Helen Wyatt. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the J. B. Marlatt Funeral Home, 615 Main Street East (east of Sanford Avenue), on Tuesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Donald . Clark
Callsign: VE3ZIDied: 1996 01 24

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Peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 24, 1996, Donal Clark of Stoney Creek in h is 76th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy Clark. Dear father of Janice and Brian, Douglas and Marlene, Bruce and Kathy, Jennifer and David, Ian and Debbie. Will be sadly missed by eighteen grandchildren. Brother of Isabel and Nelson Beckner. Visitation at the new SMITHS’S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW) BURLINGTON (632-3333) on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Shoreacres Bible Chapel, 370 Shoreacres Road, Burlington on Saturday, January 27, 1996 at 10 a.m. Interment Halton Hills Memorial Gardens Burlington. If desired expressions of sympathy to the charity of your choice.

Robert Clark
Callsign: VE3ANWDied: 1996 08 17

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Suddenly, on Saturday, August 17, 1996, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend and Mason. Bob was taken from us at the age of 57. Missing him very much is wife and best friend, Vitoria, daughter, Sandra and her husband John Linger, his father, Jim, two brothers, one sister, his stepmother and many very special friends. Predeceased by h is mother, Helen. Bob was a member of the Barton Lodge #6 A.F. & A.M. Friends will be received at the DONALD V. BROWN FUNERAL HOME, 36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, August 21, at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Although his body is gone, he will live on in our hearts forever. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Sparks International, c/o Stewart Sedak, 36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek, L8G 3N3, would be appreciated by the family. We love you, Bob, and always will.

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Kathleen I. Clark
Callsign: VE3KAYDied: 2005 05 29

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Entered into rest at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton on Sunday, May 29, 2005, in her 91st year. Kathleen is the daughter of the late Fred W. and Edith M. Clark. Dear sister of the late Murray Clark (1991) and her brother John H. and his wife Dorothy of Brantford, Erma Clark Mones (Roy) of Caledonia, Aunt Helen Woodside of Guelph. Also several nieces and nephews. Kathleen was blind and deaf and certainly a great inspiration to others. A private family service will be held in the Miller Funeral Chapel, Caledonia on Wednesday, June 1, 2005. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Grace Untied Church Memorial Fund or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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T. W. Clemence
Callsign: VE3KMDied: 1960 12 25

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Suddenly at his residence 2278 King St. E., on Sunday, December 25, 1960. Thomas Wilbert (Wib) Clemence, aged 52 years, dearly beloved husband of Inez Edna Jerome, and dear father of Mrs. Donald Cutts, (June) of Ryckman’s Corners, dear grandfather of Denise Cutts and brother of Douglas Clemence of Hamilton. Friends may call at the Swackhamer and Hilts Funeral Home, 55 Wentworth St. S. (at Main St.). Service in the chapel on Wed. at 3 o’clock. Interment White Brick Church Cemetery. Hamilton Lodge Masonic service tonight at 7 o’clock at the Funeral Home.

Vincent D. Clermont
Callsign: VE3DVCDied: 1994 06 04

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Peacefully in Hamilton on June 4, 1994, Vince Clermont. Dear father of Bryan and his wife Lesley, Linda Spalding, Paul, Cathy Ryerse, John and his wife Fairilee and Patricia Roberts. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the L.G. WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 151 Ottawa Street North (544-1147), Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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Cy Cole
Callsign: VE3CCDied: 1995 02 22

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James Alfred Conway
Callsign: VE3ENVDied: 1978 11 08

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At the Chedoke General Hospital on Wednesday Nov. 8/78 James Alfred Conway beloved son of Mr & Mrs Archie Conway, St. Catharines in his 27th yr. Dear brother of Mrs. Ken Piggott (Dorothy), Henry, Mrs. Craig McCleary (Jean) all of Hamilton, Milton of Bobcageon, William of Vancouver, Grandson of Mrs Rachel Lowry, Hamilton, also survived by several nieces and nephews. Resting at the D&B FH Main St. W. at Bay from 7 P.M. Friday service in the “D” Chapel on Monday @ 1.30 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. would be appreciated by the family.

Francis (Frank) A. Covey
Callsign: VE3LWIDied: 1987 11 29

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At St. Peter’s Hospital on Sunday November 29, 1987, Frank Covey, beloved husband of the late Phyllis Covey, dear father of Terry Covey and his wife, Anita of Hamilton, beloved grandfather of Kim and David, also survived by his sister, Mrs. Peggy Edwards of Stoney Creek and predeceased by his brother, Robert Covey of Wainfleet. Mr. Covey was a retired employee of Veri Best Products. He was a lay reader for over 20 y ears at St. Matthew’s Baptist Church Cathedral and Grace Anglican Churches, active member of St. Matthew’s Church and latterly Church School Superintendent and lay delegate to Synod for Grace Anglican Church, member of Burlington Amateur Radio Club. Resting at the ROBINSON FUNERAL HOME, King Street East at Wellington, Tuesday and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from Grace Anglican Church, Thursday at 11:340a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery . Donations to a Memorial Endowment Fund at Grace Anglican Church (1401 King Street East) in memory of Mr. Covey would be appreciated.

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George Crawford
Callsign: VE3YRDied: 1960 12 25

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At his residence on Sunday, December 25, 1960. George Crawford, beloved husband of Ella P. Burgin, 1219 North Shore Boulevard East Burlington, in his seventy-fourth year, dear father of William G. Crawford, Burlington and Mrs. R. J. Craig (Doris), Halifax, brother of Norman and Robert H. Crawford, Burlington and Mrs. A. K. Hutchings (Florrie), California, also survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandson. Resting at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 114 Main Street West at Bay Street. Service in the Chapel on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment Hamilton Cemetery.

William George Crawford
Callsign: VE3JUDied: 1983 09 10

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At the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital on Saturday, September 10, 1983, William George Crawford, dearly beloved husband of Katharine “Kay” (Malone) Crawford of Burlington. Dear father of William Crawford of Quebec, Kerrie (Mrs. Cement Leahy) of Burlington and Sally (Mrs. Thomes Haberer) of Aurora. Brother of Mrs. R.J. Craig of Ottawa. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren. Mr. Crawford was former owner of Crawford Radio, Hamilton, an amateur radio operator for 55 years and recently in the Real Estate business in the Burlington area. The family will receive friends at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street, Burlington on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Where funeral and committal services will be held on Tuesday September 13, 1983 at 1:30 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the Ontario Heart Foundation sincerely appreciated by the family.

Burt Laverne Crewson
Callsign: VE3NCNDied: 1988 03 05

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W. Myles Crossley
Callsign: VE3AKWDied: 1992 08 13

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(Slim VE3AKW). – Peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, on August 13th, 1992, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Margaret (Drake) Crossley for 57 ½ years. Loving father of Joan Pelletier (Yvon), and Robert (Pierrette Wynveen). Loved grandfather of nine grandchildren. Dear brother of Dora Crossley of Vancouver, B.C. Slim was an employee Procter and Gamble for 44 years before retiring in 1974. He was an active HAM Operator for 65 years and talked to friends world wide. His droll sense of humour will be sadly missed by family and friends. Private family service took place Saturday, August 15th, from St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, Burlington, to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Julius “Jake” Gustav Csatary
Callsign: VE3FYY, VE3AEDied: 2007 10 29

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Colin Daniels
Callsign: VE3GCDDied: 2009 01 12

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Christian Davino
Callsign: VE3GVEDied: 1998 10 25

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Peacefully at home on Sunday, October 25, 1998, in his 87th year, Chris went to join his loving wife, Laura. Chris was a loving and respected father to Christina, Ken and his wife Mary, and grandfather to Jennifer Davino, Lisa and Troy Clarke. He will be sadly missed by his best friend and canine companion, Casey. Brother to Gino (Vancouver), Nora Mascarin and her husband Pete, and Mary Carpani (of Tillsonburg). Predeceased by Guy Davino and Gina Petrucci. He will be fondly remembered by his special caregiver, Leanne. Chris was a Lance Corporal with the First Division of the Royal Canadian Regiment during the Second World War. He was the proud recipient of the Military Medal. For 30 years he managed the Federal Building Cafeteria for the C.N.I.B. He was President of the Sir Aurthur Pearson of the Blind, Past President, President, Vice President and active member of the War Amps from whom he received the Meritorious Medal. He was a Ham Radio Operator for 25 years. Special thanks to all those who continuously cared for Chris and his family. Memorial Service to be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. At the M.A. CLARK & SONDS FUNERAL HOME, 567 Upper Wellington Street, Mount Hamilton. Donations in Chris’ honour may be made to the Hamilton Branch of the C.N.I.B., or the War Amps Champs Fund.

Gino DiGennaro
Callsign: VE3EJDDied: 2000 07 01

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At the Grace Villa Nursing Home, on Saturday, July 1, 2000. Beloved husband of Vincie, in his 80th year. Dear father of Dianne Joyce Southern. Loving grandpa of seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Lena Mori and her husband Primo, Irene Bewly and her husband Roy, Ida Concordia and Nello DiGennaro and his wife Valerie. Gino was a member of the HAM Radio Club – VE3EJD and a member of the Christadelphian Ecclesia on 80 Ewen Road in Hamilton. Friends will be received by the family Tuesday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Cattel, Main Street, Dundas, where the Service will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy to the Christadelphian Bible Mission or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to the staff of Grace Villa Nursing Home.

Leslie R. Donn
Callsign: VE3COVDied: 2000 02 26

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Peacefully at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Grimsby, after a prolonged illness COV Les, in his 88th year, passed away February 26, 2000. He was predeceased by his parents and three brothers. Left to mourn him are his wife of 57 years, Mollie, and his children Gerald L. (Rosemarie), Judy Turner (Harry), Daniel J., Derek Michael, and his beloved granddaughter Janelle Leslie Donn. Cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate his life will take place a the home of Gerry and Rosemarie Donn, 5 Alba Street, Stoney Creek on Sunday, March 5, 2000 from the hours of 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A deep appreciation for Dr. Cano and all the Staff of Ward B for their excellent care and devotion. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice Foundation or West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, B Ward would be appreciated by the family. For further information please contact Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, Stoney Creek.

DR. Douglas Mallory Dorsey M.D.C.M., F.R.C.S.C.
Callsign: VE3DMDDied: 1998 04 09

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Peacefully at his home in Dundas, surrounded by his loving family, friends and faithful German Shepherd (Buffy) on Thursday, April 9, 1998, Douglas Dorsey in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Kathryn (nee Stewart). Loving father of Roberta (Carlos Silva), Deborah (Mike Cumberland), Christopher (Patricia) and James (Cindy). Step-father of Brenda Cathie Boyle. Dear grandfather of Michael and Jordan Cumberland and step-grandfather of B.J., Robin and Ben Forsythe, Andrew and Gregory Maderak, and Ken and Joe Boyle. Survived by his brother, Robert. Douglas served his community as a revered eye physician and surgeon for 32 years at 154 James Street South. He will be sadly missed by his model airplane friends and all those who knew him. Friends my call at the J.B. MARLATT Funeral Home, DUNDAS CHAPEL, 195 King Street West, Dundas, on Sunday 1-3 p.m. And Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Ser5vices in the MARLATT DUNDAS CHAPEL, on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Special thanks to Dr. Gillian Howarth for her dedicated care, Cathy and Wendy, his V.O.N. Nurses, and the staff of Care Plus, whose thoughtful care meant so much to Doug and his family. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the V.O.N. Would be appreciated.

Walter Dougherty
Callsign: VE3EIADied: 1999 04 08

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Peacefully in his sleep, in Stoney Creek, husband of Frances. Father of Larry and wife Lynda, Wayne and wife Karen, Sharon Giles and husband Glenn. Loving grandfather of Anne, David, Sean, Teal and Alanna Dougherty, and Katie and Jeffrey Giles. Cremation has taken place. Thank you to Dr. Wolos for the many years of loving care for Walt. In lieu of flowers, donations to Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, 2757 King Street East, Hamilton L8G 5E4, would be appreciated.

John A. Dykstra
Callsign: VE3BOYDied: 2000 11 08

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Of Cayuga, suddenly yet peacefully at the Dunnville War Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, November 8, 2000, went to his Heavenly home, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Sylvia (nee Elgersma). Father of Arthur of Hamilton, Alice (Andy) of Owen Sound, Melvin (Livia) of Cambridge, Fred (Connie) of Cayuga, Caroline (Shank) of Canfield, Marge (Jack) of Canfield, Betty of Milton, Jacqui (Alan) of Caldeonia, and Louise (Rick) Keswick. Much loved grandpa of twenty-two grandchildren. Is survived by his brothers Martin, Art and Gary and his sister Tina. Predeceased by his sister Joanne. For many years John was the owner and operator of Dykstra Refrigeration and an avid ham radio operator “VE3BOY” (73′s and 88′s) and a war vet of VOMI. John’s wishes were to be cremated and a Memorial Service will be held at the Maranatha Christian Reformed Church in York on Monday, November 13 at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Dunnville War Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Miller Funeral Chapel.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renwe their strength.” Isaiah 40:31

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John (Jack) McArthur Eaton
Callsign: VE3UHDied: 1986 08 22

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After a lengthy illness at his home at RR 1, Millgrove, on Friday, August 22, 1986, John McArthur Eaton , in his 64th year, beloved husband of Alma Eaton. Dear father of Michelle and Michael, both of Toronto. Loved son of Mrs. Lillian Eaton of Cambridge (P). Dear brother of Dora Cummings of Kars, Ontario, Glen Eaton of Elmwood, Ontario, Mearney Branston of Guelph, Bruce Eaton of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Ishbel Massey of Lions Bay, B.C. Friends will be received Saturday 7-9 and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At the KITCHING-STEEPE FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill Street North, Waterdown. Funeral arrangements to be announced.

Noel Beattie Eaton
Callsign: VE3CJDied: 1996 09 28

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Quietly at home in Waterdown, on September 28, 1996, in his 87th year. Predeceased in 1989 by his wife Julia (nee Fleming). Survived by his sister Margaret and many nieces, nephews and their progeny. Noel was the last living grandson of Timothy Eaton and received his 25th Century watch for Service with the Eaton Knitting Company Limited, Hamilton in 1956. As President Emeritus of the International Amateur Radio Union of which he was President from 1974-1982, Noel maintained his lifelong interest and involvement in amateur radio. His last on air was to his “Radio Pals” on Canada Day this year. A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 9, 1996, at GRACE ANGLICAN CHURCH, 157 Mill Street North, Waterdown, Ontario. Reception to follow. The family wishes to thank the devoted staff of Para-Med Health Services who so specially cared for him round the clock these past few months. Noel’s favourite charity was the Cancer Society. Flowrs gratefully declined. (Arrangements by Kitching-Steep Funeral Home, Waterdown, 1-905-689-4852.)

Frank Edwards
Callsign: VE3BNQDied: 2000 04 01

Obituary:

On April 1, 2000, at the Versa Care Centre in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Muriel (Rickards). Dear brother of Helen and Richard Wirth of Binbrook and Catherine and James Mackan of Sault Ste. Marie. Son of the late Joseph and Adeline Edwards. Predeceased by sister Patricia Hohn. Frank was a long time amateur radio operator and Past President of the Hamilton Radio Club (1954). Former owner of Tate Engravers. Memorial Service at M.A. CLARK & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 567 Upper Wellington Street, Mount Hamilton on Tuesday, April 4 at 2 p.m. Inurnment to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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George Edward Fennell
Callsign: VE3JTWDied: 1986 01 07

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Passed away peacefully at McMaster University Medical Centre on Tuesday, January 7, 1986, George Edward Fennell, of Hamilton, beloved husband of Kay and predeceased by his first wife, Florence. Dear father of Robert and Marie of Hamilton, Jackie and her husband, Mario Carpino of Burlington. Dear grandfather of Amanda, Sarah, Jason and Mark; stepfather to Anne and her husband, Larry Gibson, and Donald Shutler; dear step-grandfather to Lisa, Amanda and Matthew. Survived by his mother, Alice Fennell of Hamilton. Retired employee of International Harvester, member of Hamilton Steelworkers Retired Members Club, member of the Royal Canadian Legion #163 and member of the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club. Friends will be received by the family on Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. At the SWACKHAMER & HILTS-BLACHFORD & WRAY FUNERAL HOME, 1341 Main Street West. Service in the Chapel on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Interment Eastlawn Cemetery. If so desired, as an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart Fund would be appreciated by the family.

Derrick Fielding
Callsign: VE3FDIDied: 1998 08 29

Obituary:

Suddenly on Saturday, August 29, 1998, at the age of 81. Beloved husband of the late Louise. Loving father of Stephen and his wife Lynn, Susan and her husband Doug Dolson, Pearl and her husband Ronald Serkies, William, Raymond, and Kenneth and his wife Sandra. Will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Richard, Seneca, Andrea, Melissa, Jennifer, Kristy, David, Benjamin, Kyle and Emily-Ann. Will be sadly missed by relatives in England and Australia. Derrick was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church. Friends may call at the J.B. MARLATT FUNERAL HOME, 615 Main Street East (east of Sanford), Monday and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service in the Marlatt Memorial Chapel Wednesday, September 2, 1998 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

Donald Lawrence Finlayson
Callsign: VE3JUODied: 1999 10 08

Obituary:

Suddenly at home in Meaford on Friday, October 8, 1999, Don Finlayson, in his 81st year,. Beloved husband of the former Bernice Ferguson and devoted father of Janet and Frank Bassingthwaite, of Meaford, Barbara Blackport, of Stony Plain, Alberta and Donna and Tim Durant of Dundas. Predeceased by a son, Donald Frederick Finlayson (1956), a son-in-law, Douglas Blackport and a sister, Laura. Sadly missed by his grandhcildren Don Bassingthwaite, Jeananne (Mrs. Joel Gilchrist), Mark Bassingthwaite, Jamie Blackport, Brian Blackport and his wife Connie, Janine and Michelle Durant and great-granddaughter Tiashya Blackport. Don served in the American Army of Occupation stationed in Italy (1944-1946). He apprenticed as a tool and dye maker and was employed by Westinghouse (Hamilton) for 33 years in the manufacturing engineering department. He was an active member of St. Paul’s United Church in Dundas and in h is retirement years he was a faithful member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Meaford. Don was an avid amateur radio operator (VE3 JUO) who enjoyed entertaining the neighborhood children each Christmas Eve with messages from Santa. The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church in Meaford on Tuesday, October 12th at 3:00 p.m. Prior to the service, Grey Chapter #170 Flersherton Order of the Eastern Star will hold a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. Followed by a service by Pythagoras Lodge A.F. & A.M. #137 F.R.C. A time of fellowship will be held at the church following the services. Interment of ashes will take place at Grove Cemetery, Dundas. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Albert Victor “Vic” Forde
Callsign: VE3HPDDied: 2015 04 21

Obituary:

Suddenly at his home on April 21st, 2015 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband to Janet for 66 years. Loving father to Elizabeth Bourns (Brian) and to the late Wendy. Cherished “Grennen” to Colin (Serena) and Karen and great grandfather to Evan. Predeceased by his brothers Henry, Lloyd and Wilf. He will be missed by all his extended family and close friends. Vic was a proud WWII veteran and was a long time employee with the City of Hamilton. He enjoyed spending much of his time in amateur radio. His family will receive friends at the Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Ave. E. on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Interment will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated.

Elton Burnett French
Callsign: VE3VJDied: 2000 04 14

Obituary:

At home, on Friday, April 14, 2000, In his 92nd year. Cherished husband of Hilda. Much loved father of Brian, Barry and his wife Sue. Dearest grandfather of Katelyn. Elton moved to Orkney in 1939 to live on the farm he loved so much. He was also an avid Ham Radio Operator (VE3VJ). At Elton’s request, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to J.B. MARLATT, DUNDAS CHAPEL, 627-7452

He will be sadly missed by all
who loved him.

Carlton Louis Froman
Callsign: VE3OKADied: 2001 11 29

Obituary:

Peacefully at the Henderson General Hospital on Thursday, November 29, 2001, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Froman. Dear father of Marianne Limoge and John and his wife Shirley. Loving grandfather of Wendy, Christopher, David and Michael. Mr. Froman was a longtime member of Branch 163 Royal Canadian Legion and Christ Church Woodburn. Friends may call at the CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Avenue East, on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. The Funeral Service and Committal will be held in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Monday at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. The family would like to extend their deepest thanks to the nurses and staff of Ward 498 Henderson for all their loving care.

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Robert Galloway
Callsign: VE3GVFDied: 1996 09 23

Obituary:

At home with his family, on September 23, 1996, in his 77th year. He will be dearly missed by his wife Margaret. Loving father of Susan and her husband Bob of Brantford, Janie and Linda. Loving grandpa to his cherished granddaughter, Laura. Brother to Alex and Ann of Kitchener, brother-in-law of Bill and Kay McConnachie of Burlington. A memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of the M.A. CLARK FUNERAL HOME, 567 Upper Wellington Street, Mount Hamilton followed by burial of ashes at Tapleytown Cemetery.
“Rest in peace. God bless.”

(Bob was blind and worked in the Stelco canteen for CNIB)

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Glenn Gibson
Callsign: VE3HFQDied: 2003 11 03

Obituary:

Peacefully on Monday, November 03, 2003 at Extendicare, Hamilton, Glenn Gibson, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Vera (nee Griffey). Pre-deceased by his first wife Wini. Dear father of Valerie (John), Molly Robertson (Jack) and Mark (Marilyn). Grandfather of Brian, Sean, Shelly, Melissa and Megan. Dear brother of Birdie. Will be sadly missed by his extended family, John (Janice), Paul, Joy and grandson David. Glenn served in the R.C.A.F. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 163. He was an employee of Westinghouse Canada. Glenn was also a devoted member of West Highland Baptist Church and a member of the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club (VE3FHQ). He served as a volunteer at Macassa Lodge for many years.

William Henry Gillard
Callsign: VE3JCDied: 1995 07 04

Obituary:

At the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, July 4, 1995, William Henry Gillard, in his 95th year. Beloved husband of the late Florence and the late Evelyn Gillard. Graveside Service at Hamilton Cemetery on Thursday, July 6, 1995 at 11 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to the J.B. MARLATT FUNERAL HOME, Hamilton

William Douglas Gosling
Callsign: VE3GLNDied: 2001 08 06

Obituary:

Obituary not found

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Bernard Granby
Callsign: VE3EKY, VA3XJDied: 2008 06 15

Obituary:

Suddenly at his home on Sunday, June 15, 2008, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Ruth for 51 years. Loving father of Ruthanne Bernacki (Adam), Brent (Anita) and Scott (Darlene). Proud Granddad of Andrew Bernacki, Tom, Kathryn and Jake Granby, Saffrin and Mallika Granby, Dear brother of Frank, Bob (June) and the late Fred. Bernie was an active member and past president of the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club, a life member of the Knits of Columbus Council 6579 and member of the Burlington Sailing and Boating Club. He retired from Ford Oakville after 30 years of service. Family will receive friends at SWACKHAMER, BLACHFORD & WRAY FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Vigil Prayers Wednesday at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Canadian Martyr’s Roman Catholic Church. Cremation to follow. IN lieu of flowers, donations to The Canadian Martyr’s Church Building Fund or The Good Shepherd Centre would be greatly appreciated.

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Rose McLeish Hallifax
Callsign: VE3BTEDied: 1953 04 18

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At her residence, 38 Head Street, on Saturday, April 18, 1953, Rose McLeish, beloved wife of John G. Hallifax, in her forty-second year. Resting at the funeral home of Dodsworth and Brown Limited, 114 Main Street West, at Bay Street, until Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock, thence to Zion United Church for service at 2 p.m. Interment White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

James (Buddy) Hardwick
Callsign: VE3OWLDied: 2009 03 25

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Obituary not found

John S. Harris B.Sc. I.E.E.E.
Callsign: VE3ONDied: 1975 07 30

Obituary:

At Henderson General Hospital Wednesday, July 30, 1975, John S. Harris, beloved husband of Esther Whalen of 43 Algoma Cresc., dear father of John of Ottawa, Mrs. Robert Brown (Mary) of Mississauga and Margaret, at home, dear son of Mrs. Marion Harris of Hamilton and brother of Paul of Ottawa. Mr. Harris was a retired RCAF Captain and was on the Faculty of Mohawk College. Resting at the M. A. Clark Funeral Home, 567 Upper Wellington St., Mt. Hamilton from Thursday (visiting 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.). Funeral from St. Bartholomew‘s Anglican Church Friday at 1.30 p.m. Interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens (casket to remain closed).

William Bruce Harvey
Callsign: VE3HYFDied: 1989 12 26

Obituary:

At the Queensway General Hospital, Etobicoke, Ontario, on Tuesday, December 26, 1989, William Bruce Harvey of Ancaster, in h is 60th year. Beloved husband of Shirley Lougheed and dear father of William Bruce of Etobicoke, Thomas Stanford of Timmons and Clifford Lee Ross of Toronto. Dear brother of Dr. John Harvey of Hamilton. Mr. Harvey was a 37-year employee of Morden & Helwig Insurance Adjusters and was a member of Bowman Untied Church. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At the SWACKHAMER & HILTS – BLACHFORD & WRAY FUNERAL HOME, 1341 Main Street West (opposite McMaster) Service in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday at 2 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. If so desired, as an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

John Heywood
Callsign: VE3JTRDied: 1994 05 23

Obituary:

Suddenly at McMaster Medical Centre, on Monday, May 23, 1994, John (Jack) Heywood, of Waterdown, in h is 74th year. Beloved husband of Annie (Simmons) and dear father of Frances and her husband David Rafuse of Burlington, Richard and h is wife Gayle of Ancaster and Kathleen of Hamilton. Will be sadly missed by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Dear brother of Jean and her husband Anton Nalepka of Hamilton. Friends may call at the KITCHING-STEEPE UNERAL HOME, 146 Mill Street North, Waterdown (times to be announced). Mr. Heywood is a retired employee of the Hamilton-Wentworth Police Department.

John H Holland
Callsign: VE3CIYDied: 2000 05 29

Obituary:

Peacefully at McMaster University Medical Centre, on May 29, 2000, in his 77th year. Dear husband of Ina, stepfather to Ronald Wilton, father to Sherrilyn Brew and Nicholas Holland of England. Will be sadly missed by grandchildren, Sophia and James. Interment has taken place at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Dodsworth & Brown, 648-3852

John Howarth
Callsign: VE3HVDDied: 1994 06 05

Obituary:

June 4, 1994, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Alice. Beloved father of Michael and Paul. Friend to many in Tillsonburg, Hamilton and Destin. John was a Chief Petty Officer in the Air Fleet Arm, Foreman with the Ford Motor Company, and enjoyed retirement these last years. Ham operators will miss VE3HVD.

Vernon Edwin Huckle
Callsign: VE3BKMDied: 1980 12 25

Obituary:

Suddenly on Christmas Day at the Chedoke Continuing Care Centre. Beloved son of Anna Bailey, dear brother of Ruth Turner and loved friend of Phyllis Infurnari; dear uncle of Peggy Clitsome and Robert Vernon Turner. Mr. Huckle was a Handicapped Club and a member of the Amateur Radio Club. Resting at the M. A. CLARK FUNERAL HOME, 567 Upper Wellington St., Mount Hamilton. (Visitation Friday 7-9 p.m.) Funeral service in the Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Chedoke Continuing Care Residence Council.

Ross Huffman Phm. B.
Callsign: VE3AWBDied: 1982 05 10

Obituary:

(Ham Radio Operator) VE3AWB. At McMaster Medical Centre, on Monday May 10, 1982, Ross Huffman, beloved husband of Josephine Fallis. Dear father of Murray Huffman of Burlington and Mrs. Donald R. Bell (Joyce) of Mississauga. Brother of Mrs. Hazel Griffin of Hamilton. Surviving also are six grandchildren. Member ¼ Century Wireless Association. Friends may call at the J.B. Marlatt Funeral Home, 615 Main Street East (east of Sandford), Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Service in the Marlatt Memorial Chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment Knox Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Jarvis. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart Foundation.

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Robert (Bob) Joseph Jacobs
Callsign: VE3CJWDied: 2009 02 26

Obituary:

Obituary could not be found

Dr. William Reginald Jaffery
Callsign: VE3DCDied: 1950 11 **

Obituary:

1889-1950
Pending – Dr Jaffery was the owner of the current Hamilton Amateur Radio Club Callsign VE3DC

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David Calder Kerr
Callsign: VE3JKDied: 1988 06 24

Obituary:

On Friday, June 24, 1988, Mr. David Calder Kerr, formerly of Woodstock and Hamilton, passed away in the Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna, B.C. At the age of 86 years. He was employed with Bell Telephone for 45 years. Interment of cremated remains will take place at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Hamilton.

Phillip King
Callsign: VE3OIIDied: 2008 05 18

Obituary:

Suddenly, at home, on Sunday, May 18, 2008, at the age of 60. Beloved husband of Elizabeth. Father of Paul (Mary). Dear brother of Shirley (Ken) Northrup, Carol (Gary) Prosser, Pamela (Bryan) Pyrke; brother-in-law of Debbie (Donald) Wallace, Brenda (John) Whitehall, Robert (Pat) Whitehall; son-in-law of Mary and the late George Whitehall. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Renee King. Family will receive friends at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Avenue East on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held from the Chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. interment to follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Douglas Henry Last
Callsign: VE3NBLDied: October 1, 2013

Obituary

March 17, 1926 – October 1, 2013
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Doug. “Head of the Family” was only one of many hats he got to wear in life. Husband to Betty, and previously Edith. Father to Valerie, Vicki, Debbie, Roberta, and Sandra. Second Father to Terry, George, Peter, Bill, Tony, Doug and Ian. Grandfather to Terry, Kyle, Samantha, Andrew, William and Tracy. Great Grandfather to Hudson, Scarlett, Madeline, Charlotte and Harper. At the young age of 17, he joined the RCAF as a radio operator, a profession that would serve him the rest of his life. His interest in Radio led him to the new technology of the day, Television, where he would go on to pioneer the introduction of hospital television rentals in Canada securing 90% of all patient beds in Canada. Successful in business, but more successful in life, he will be forever be loved by all who had the benefit of knowing him. A celebration of Doug’s life will be held on Saturday October 12, 2013 at the Glancaster Community Centre, Mt. Hope from 5 to 10 p.m. All are welcome.

Donations can be made to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

– See more at: http://www.baygardens.ca/obituary/17528#sthash.J3fetkin.dpuf

 

Burt Laverne
Callsign: VE3NCNDied: 1988 03 05

Obituary:

(Owned and operated Crewson Electric for over 25 years, retiring in 1972). At his home on Saturday, March 5, 1988, beloved husband of Beatrice (Bea) Hancock of West Flamborough, in his 72nd year. Dear father of Kenneth and his wife Carol of West Flamborough, Mary and her husband Brian Zimmerman of Flesherton and Lynda Crewson of Dundas; loved grandfather of Lynne, Sherri, Amy, Sara, Bradley and great-grandson, Thomas. Brother of Miss Isabell Crewson of Georgetown, Frederick of Haliburton, Edward of Whitefish, Ontario and Kenneth, predeceased. Former member of Dufferin Lodge #291, A.F. & A.M., Ad and Sales Club of Hamilton and Electrical Contractors Association. Friends will be received by the family Monday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Homer, 53 Main Street, Dundas, where Service will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy to Canadian Cancer Society, C.N.I.B., or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Geoff Legg
Callsign: VE3GLLDied: 2001 10 04

Obituary:

Unexpectedly on October 4, 2001 at the McMaster Medical Centre, in his 77th year, Geoff Legg, beloved husband of the late Kay Legg. Father of Nigel and Lynn, Roger and Diane and Stephen and Carm. Dear grandpa of Nadine and Kyle. Also survived by his sister Wynne of England. Friends may call at the DODSWORTH & BROWN Funeral Home, BURLINGTON CHAPEL, 2241 New Street (at Drury Lane), Burlington, Friday 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Sidney B. Legg
Callsign: VE3EXRDied: 1997 10 26

Obituary:

Passed away at the Hamilton General Hospital, on Sunday, October 26, 1997, Sidney, in his 77th year. Predeceased by wives, Viola (1961) and Annie (1991). Predeceased by mother and father, May and Benjamin. Loving stepfather of John Firth and wife Donna, Beverley and husband Ken Cooper. Dear grandfather of Sheri and her husband Ray. Dear brother of Robert, Betty, Elsie, Thomas and Barbara. Predeceased by brother, Norman and sister, Doris. Sidney was a retired employee of Stelco. Inc., a member of St. James Anglican Church and for many years he was a HAM operator. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. A Service of Remembrance will take place at St. James Anglican Church on Wednesday, October 29, 1997 at 7:30 . Donations to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the L.G. WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 544-1147

John (Jack) B. Leng
Callsign: VE3KTIDied: 1986 06 04

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Peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Wednesday, June 4, 1986, John Leng, beloved husband of Beverley Atherton. Dear father of Sharon (Mrs. Dan Lee) and Michael and wife Janet Leng, both of Hamilton. Son of Mabel Leng of Waterdown. Brother of Helen (Mrs. T. Gillie) of Hamilton; predeceased by brother Robert. Retired employee of Stelco with 35 years of service and amateur radio operator for VE3KTI. Friends may call at the J.B. Marlatt Funeral Home, 615 Main Street East (east of Sanford) from Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in Marlatt Memorial Chapel on Friday at 1 p.m. Interment Mount Hamilton Cemetery. Donations to the Hamilton General Hospital Building Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Edward (Ed) Leslie
Callsign: VE3EHLDied: 1991 05 22

Obituary:

Peacefully in Hamilton, on Wednesday, May 22, 1991, Ed, beloved husband of the late Bertha Ackwood. Loving father of Marian and Demetrios, Ed and Mary Ann and Beverly. Much loved grandfather of Brad, Aris, Sarah, Heather, Simon and Graeme. Dear brother of Margaret Turnbull, Ruth Thompson and the late Eleanor Steinhoff. Ed was a Ham Radio operator (VE3-EHL), a member of Westdale United Church and a retired employee of Westinghouse. Friends may call at the DODSWORTH & BROWN Funeral Home, MAIN STREET CHAPEL (at Bay), from 7 to 9 Thursday. Service in the Chapel on Friday. Interment Woodland Cemetery. (Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home (522-1114)

 

Leah Leslie
Callsign: VE3OIXDied: 1992 04 28

Obituary:

Peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 28, 1992, Leah Leslie (nee Morgan) in her 69th year. Beloved wife of William. Dear mother of Trevor (and his wife Carol), Ian (and his wife Rita), Linda (and her husband David Fielding) and Kimberly. Loving grandmother of Devon, Brynna, Adam, Jonathan, Morgan and Krista. Also survived by her sister Bet Jackson of Aberdeen, Scotland. Friends may call at the CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Avenue East from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The Funeral Service and Committal will be held in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Friday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

William (Bill) Leslie
Callsign: VE3OIZDied: 2010 07 02

Obituary:

It is with saddened hearts that the family announces the passing of our Dad. Beloved husband of the late Leah Leslie (1992). Dear Dad of Trevor (Sharon), Ian (Rita), Linda (David), Kimberly (Joe). Grandpa to Devon (Lisa), Brynna (Nicholas), Adam (Shiella), Jonathan (Marlene) Morgan, Krista (Dylan). Great-Grandpa to Carys, Olivier and Zachery, Aurelia, Kayla and Patrick, Julia. Survived by his dear brother Ken (the late Jean). Predeceased by his sister Marina (George) and Enid (The late Ernie) all of England. A private family funeral was held on Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Cremation has taken place. In memory of Bill, donations to the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton would be gratefully appreciated.

Ronald R. Lever
Callsign: VE3FYIDied: 1981 11 08

Obituary:

At his residence on November 8, 1981, Ron Lever, in his 63rd year. Beloved husband of Edna Franks. Dear father of Bob (Lynda) of Burlington, Judy, Tom (Betty) and Kathy (Mrs. John Blake) of Hamilton, Dear grandpa of Corrie. Also survived by three sisters, Mrs. J. Forster and Miss Floris Lever o North Bay, Mrs. J. Page of Simcoe and two brothers, Arnold of Brighton and George of South Porcupine and many nieces and nephews. Ron was associated with Imperial Oil Limited for 35 years retiring in September 1980. He was a member and former Elder of Mount Hamilton United Church. A member of Hillcrest Lodge and Forest Lake Rod and Gun Club, R.C.A.F. Veteran and a H.A.M. Radio operator for many years Friends may call at CRESTMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Avenue East, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial and committal service will be held at Mount Hamilton United Church. Summit Avenue on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Red Cross would be appreciated by the family. At the request of the family, the casket will remain closed.

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David Edward Locke
Callsign: VE3DLKDied: 2006 02 14

Obituary:

None found – Age 61

See Article by M Eedson written about David here

Marion John Luba
Callsign: VE3FDODied: 2008 05 14

Obituary:

At the Heritage Green Nursing Home on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, in his 85th year. Predeceased by his wife Mary. Beloved father of Christ (Bill Robinson), Jenine (predeceased), John and Zita (Janet). Will be remembered by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members and friends. Marion served as an Armourer with the 2nd Tactical Air Force through Normandy, Holland and Belgium. Transferred to Bomber Command in England. Marion was blinded by a malfunctioning bomb. In spite of his blindness, Marion went on to successfully manage a hotel and apartment building. Visitation will be held at the MARLATT FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 615 Main Street East (east of Sanford) http://www.marlattfuneralhomehamilton.com on Saturday, May 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Cremation to follow. A private family service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the War Amps or the CNIB would be appreciated.

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Robert M. Matheson
Callsign: VE3OCQDied: 2009 11 01

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On November 1, 2009, Robert M. Matheson peacefully passed on to God. He was predeceased by Norah Matheson and was the father of Loretta (Paul Kocsis), Mìchael (Susan Mitchell), and Colleen (Jim Green). He is survived by 7 grandchildren, including his special friend and grand-daughter Jenine. Also predeceased by Erla Firlotte and remembered by her children Grant and Shaunna and their families. Bob was a retired employee of American Can and was an active member of St. Eugene’s Church, The Knights of Columbus, The Naval Veterans’ Association (Parkdale), The Aqua Knights and The Air-Sea Resce Unit. Visitation will be held at P.X. DERMODY FUNERAL H0ME, 1919 King Street East (between Rosedale and Cochrane) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 from 3-7 p.m. Vigil Prayers will be offered at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Eugene’s Catholic Church on Thursday, November 5, 20O9 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Eugene’s Catholic Church would be appreciated.

Alexander (“Jock”) Arthur McArthur
Callsign: VE3DJDied: 2008 05 06

Obituary:

Died at home in Ancaster, on May 6, 2008, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Janet, father of Lawrie (Tom) and Julia (Justin), and Grandad of his adored grandchildren, Jane, Alex and Chris, by all of whom he is missed and lovingly remembered.

Jock was fascinated with electronics and his lifelong hobby was amateur radio from age 13 when he got his first amateur radio licence for code, to his later experiments with amateur T.V. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and was President of his Class of ’39.

During the Second World War he served with the Royal Canadian Signals Corps in Italy and the Netherlands, retiring as a major at the end of the war. He was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute.

His working life was with Canadian Westinghouse, notably, managing the Turbine and Generator Division, and retiring as Assistant to the President.

Jock’s community involvement included serving as Church Warden for St. John’s Anglican Church in Ancaster, and membership on the Board of Directors of St. Peter’s Hospital, Hamilton, where he was intimately involved in the major building projects undertaken by St. Peter’s during his tenure. With Janet, he volunteered enormous time and effort over many years to the Art Gallery of Hamilton. He headed the building committee of the “new” Art Gallery of Hamilton, now a pillar of cultural life in Hamilton and environs, as well as serviing as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

He bequeathed to his childrean and grandhcildren enquiring minds, a fascination with science and nature, and a love of life and fun.

Jock was able to have his wish of remaining in his home of 54 years because of the fond and able care of Tammy Carlson, her family, and Richard Bell. He also benefited from wonderful medical and personal care from Dr. Michael Stephenson, the staff at CCAC (Hamilton), and many others.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Jock to your favourite charity; the Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton L8P 4S8; The Military Communications Museum, P.O. Box 17000, Station Forces Kingston K7K 7B4; or St. John’s Anglican Church, 272 Wilson Street East, Ancaster L9G 2B9, would be appreciated.

A memorial service to celebrate Jock’s life will be held on August 23, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church, Ancaster, Ontario.

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William (Bill) Robert Oliver McCaslin
Callsign: VE3ARXDied: 2005 06 11

Obituary:

 1921 – 2005
– Peacefully at St. Olga’s Lifecare Centre in Hamilton, on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Nora (nee Huggins) of Burlington. Loving father of Lynda, Kelly and her husband Ken of Port Elgin, Janice McCaslin of Burlington and R. Allan McCaslin of Little Rock, Arkansas. Cherished grandfather of William (Tracy) and John (Karen), Kelly and great-grandfather of Robert, Peter, Hannah, Shawn and Rachelle. Dear brother of Marjorie (George) Forsyth and Gladys (and the late Charles Lichtenberger). Predeceased by his sister Dorothy and her husband Harold Ryder. Bill was a Veteran of WWII, serving overseas for three years in Rear & Advanced Wireless section of the 2nd Canadian Corps Signals. He was a member of the Hamilton and Burlington Amateur Radio Clubs and was actively involved at Philpott Memorial Church, Hamilton, and was passionate about missions. Bill worked in electrical maintenance at Mercury Mills and retired as an electrical inspector with Ontario Hydro. A member of I.A.E.I.
Robert McKinlay
Callsign: VE3GIVDied: 1974 06 20

Obituary:

Suddenly at Prestwick, Scotland, Thursday, June 20 1074, Robert McKinlay, beloved husband of Mary Forsyth, 2130 King St. E., formerly of 101 Toby Crescent in his 56th year. Dear father of Robert McKinlay Jr. of Hamilton. Dear grandfather of Beth Anne and brother of George of Scotland and Neil of Dundas. Mr. McKinlay was an employee of Dofasco for 26 years, and officer of the St. Johns Ambulance Corps. Member of Wentworth Lodge No. 166 AF and AM, and a veteran of World War II, serving with the R.E.M.E. Funeral arrangements by the M.A. Clark Funeral Home, 567 Upper Wellington St., Mt. Hamilton from Monday noon. Funeral service in the Chapel on Tuesday at 1.30 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery. Donations to the Heart Fund would be appreciated by the family.

 

Robert (Bob) D Milburn
Callsign: VA3MFMDied: 2017 10 06

Obituary

1925 – 2017 On Friday, October 6th, 2017, at the Columbia Forest Long Term Care in Waterloo. Bob Milburn of Waterloo and formerly of Hamilton in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his wife Marian Florence (Terry) 1997 and his son Douglas 1967. Survived by his sister Joyce Koehki of Switzerland and brother Hudson and his wife Linda Milburn of Waterloo. Bob is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and other family members. Predeceased by sister Arlene and her husband Lawrence Rust and brother in law Armin Koehki. The family will receive their friends at the GRAHAM A. GIDDY FUNERAL HOMES WATERLOO CHAPEL , 617 King St. N., Waterloo for a Memorial Service will take place at the funeral home at 1:00P.M. on Saturday, October 28th. (visitation form 12-1 pm) Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at Mount Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton at a later date. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

George A. Milmine
Callsign: VE3ANDDied: 1985 12 13

Obituary:

At the Hamilton General Hospital on Friday, December 13, 1985, dearly beloved husband of June. Dear father of Wendy. Lovingly remembered by his sister, Connie Heppie. Also remembered by his one grandchild, Tammy and by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the L.G. WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 151 Ottawa Street North, Monday until service time at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to charity of your choice would be appreciated. L.G. WALLACE, 544-1147

William Thomas Montgomery
Callsign: VE3ECDied: 1979 04 06

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(Member of East Plans United Church, Burlington) — Suddenly on Friday, April 6, 1079 at his home, 482 Townsend Ave., Burlington, William Thomas Montgomery in his 64th year. Beloved h usband of Margaret (Donaldson) Montgomery, dear father of William John and his wife, Elleen of St. Catharines. Brother of John M. Montgomery of Toronto. Loved grandfather of Russell, Daniel and Benjamin Montgomery. Private family funeral services were held from the SOUTHALL–SIEDERS FUNERAL HOME, 1391 Ontario St., Burlington. (No visitation by request of the family.) Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial gifts to the Ontario Heart Foundation sincerely appreciated by the family.

Albert (Brock) Morgan
Callsign: VE3OIDied: 1988 11 12

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Robert C. Morgan
Callsign: VA3RNADied: 1996 01 18

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At his residence on Thursday, January 19, 1996, after a long struggle with Parkinsons, Robert C. Morgan, beloved husband of Mina, age 69. Dear father of Doreen Hannon and David Morgan. Dear grandfather of Rachel and John Hannon. Brother-in-law of Jean Carlin and Mac MacRae. Uncle of Janet and Stan Page and nephew of Kathleen Reeks in England. Predeceased by a sister, Joan MacRae. Mr. Morgan was a former employee of Canadian Pacific Shipping and Chedoke-McMaster Hospital and a former member of the Male Orpheus Choir. He served in the Royal Navy for 14 years, was a member of the R.N.A Toronto and the R.C.N.A Burlington. Robert spent three years in Antarctica with the Salvason Shipping Company and was an amateur radio operator. He was a very loving and caring person and will be sadly missed. Friends may call at the DODSWORTH & BROWN Funeral Home, ANCASTER CHAPEL, 378 Wilson Street East, on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment White Chapel Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial gifts may be made to the Parkinsons Foundation.

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Frederick Neal
Callsign: VE3QHDied: 1976 08 13

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Suddenly in Hamilton on Sunday, August 13, 1976, Frederick Neal, husband of Ruth Holme, in his 68th year. Dear father of Raymond of Stoney Creek, and Miss Joyce Neal of Hamilton. Brother of George, Frank and Llyod, all of Hamilton. Loving grandfather of John David and Susan Jane. Predeceased by two sisters, Gladys and Elsie. Resting at TRUSCOTT BROS.-BROWN BROS. FUNERAL HOME, 1309 King St. E., (at the Delta) after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service and committal in Brown Brothers Memorial Chapel, Thursday, August 17 at 1:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Mr. Neal was a member of the Scottish Rife and a former employee of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated by the family. The casket will remain closed. Visiting 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Roland Karl Norton
Callsign: VE3MWG, VE3RNDied: 2003 04 09

Obituary:

NORTON, Roland K. – VE3 MWG, VA3 RN— Peacefully, in Hamilton, Ontario on Wednesday, April 9, 2003, Roland “Rolly” Norton, in his 66th year. Survived by his daughters Brenda and her husband Greg Parker, Dianne and her husband Andrew John, all of Hamilton, grandchildren, Stephanie and Eric Parker, sister-in-law Ruth Norton of Thornbury. Rolly will also be sadly missed by his loving companion June Walker and family. Predeceased by his parents Fred and Lillian Norton and brother Jim Norton. Rolly was an avid ham radio operator and a member of the Canadian Amateur Radio Federation. Private cremation. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the C.N.I.B. Talking Books would be sincerely appreciated by the family. (Arrangements entrusted to SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, Burlington 905-632-3333)

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George Olenick
Callsign: VA3GO, VE3BLG (formally)Died: 2010 06 19

Peacefully, at the Henderson Hospital on June 19, 2010 in his 86th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Nellie of 65 years. Much loved father of Nancy Davis (Mel), Janice Armstrong (Barry), George (Lois), Martyn (Marisa), the late John and the late Mary. Cherished Djaja to Michael, Sarah, Barry, Benjamin, Cameron, Liam and Drew. Predeceased by his sisters Dora, Sophie and brother John. Many thanks to the caring staff at the Henderson Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME 322 Fennell Avenue East, on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of his life will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery – section 9. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Online tributes can be made at http://www.cresmountfennellchapel.com. Dad’s passion for amateur radio, his love for travel and a constant search for knowledge will always be remembered.

James Joseph Ormond
Callsign: VE3JIODied: 1999 04 29

Obituary:

Peacefully, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, on Thursday, April 29, 1999. James J. Ormond, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Ruth (nee Markle). Loved father of Douglas, Anne Shaw, and Eileen Ormond. Loving grandfather of Nicholas, Elizabeth, Colin, Iain, and Sasha. Dear brother of Margaret Suggett, Mollie Greer, Bill, Jack, Jerry and Joe Ormond. Also survived by his niece Patricia Adams as well as many other nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Elizabeth Strickland. Mr. Ormond was founder of Ormond Veterinary Supply. By request of Mr. Ormond, no visitation. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Monday, May 3, at 10:00 a.m. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations to the Good Shepherd Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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Michael Panagapko
Callsign: VE3CECDied: 1976 11 17

Obituary:

At his resldence, 793 Garth Street, on Wednesday, November 17, 1976. Michael Panagapko, beloved husband of Frances Panagapko, in his 90th year. Dear father of Sylvester, Mrs. John Kuchynski (Mary) of Hamilton, Mrs. Emily Golec, Fenwick, Mrs. William B. Heard (Stella), Saskatoon, and Walter, of Ottawa; brother of Mrs. Anne Wall, Sudbury. Also surviving are 18 grand children and 38 great-grandchildren. Resting at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Main Street West at Bay Street from Saturday noon. Requiem Mass in St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church on Monday at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

John Aurthur, George Parr
Callsign: VE3ITCDied: 2007 04 21

Obituary:
Parr,John Arthur George
Surrounded by his family at Trillium Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario on April 21, 2007, John Arthur George Parr passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 76. Predeceased by his loving wife Beverley (1999). He was the loving father of David and his wife Zoe, John ,and Kathryn. Cherished and proud grandfather of Caitlin. Beloved partner of Barabara Chalovich. He was the dear brother of June(Colin) Kearns, Margaret (Bill) Madsen and predeceased by his sister Jean Smith, all from Australia . He leaves behind many cherished family and friends . John came from Australia in 1955 and contunied his career as a teacher, vice-principal, principal and was Head of the Audio Visual Department for the Hamilton Board of Education. John provided over 33 years of outstanding services to our schools. A private cremation and interment will be held at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. A Memorial Service to Celebrate John`s life will be held on Sunday May 13, 2007 at Michelangelo`s Banquet Centre, 1555 Upper Ottawa Street from 12pm to 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society designated for Lung Cancer Research would be appreciated.

Robert John Gage Sr Parry
Callsign: VE3RSDied: 1997 07 16

Obituary:

Peacefully on Wednesday July 16, 1997 at Brentwood Lifecare Centre in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Vivian. Beloved father of Robert and his wife Shawn. Grandpa will be missed by Matthew, Jason, Ben, Andrew and Alexandra. Bob was past chairman of the Society of Manufacturing Engineer’s an avid amateur radio enthusiast (VE3RS), and pilot for Glenair Hamilton Airport. Visitation will be held at M.A. CLARK & SONS FUNERAL HOME 567 Upper Wellington Street, Mount Hamilton on Thursday, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Friday July 18, 1997 at 1 p.m. In the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Bartonville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Dr. Michael Patrick
Callsign: VE3FMGDied: 2011 04 15

Obituary:

PATRICK, Dr. Michael Peacefully on Friday, April 15, 2011 at St. Peter’s Hospital. Beloved husband of Evelyn for forty-six years. Dear brother of Stephen (Shirley) Patrick of Amherstburg and Bill (Pat) Patrick of Amherstburg. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Susan Patrick and sisters Mary Seniuk and Anne Masney and brother Edward Patrick.

Michael grew up in Amherstburg where he lived with his brothers and sisters on the family farm on the Pike Road. He attended General Amherst High School and was valedictorian in his graduating year. He went on to dental school at the University of Toronto graduating in June 1961. He interned from 1961 to 1962 at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center in New York.

He practiced family dentistry in Hamilton for forty-nine years. He was an alumni of Zeta Delta of Sigma Nu Fraternity and a proud member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He was a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Canadian Dental Association and a lifelong member of the Hamilton Academy of Dentistry.

Michael had many interests and passions in his life, loved his work and was adored by many who knew him as a dentist, friend or relative. He was a ham radio operator (VE3FMG), enjoyed photography, flying, fishing, hunting and computer technology. He loved his pets and especially enjoyed walking his Schnauzer Zoli in King’s Forest.

The family would like to give special thanks and acknowledgement to their family doctor Dr. Junard, Dr. Cunnington at McMaster Hospital, emergency doctors and nurses at Juravinski Cancer Centre, Dr. Mizera and his team of doctors and nurses on ward E3, Dr. Hirti and his team of doctors and nurses in Oncology and also Dr. Bev and the nurses at St. Peter’s Hospital. You all provided kindness and compassionate care to Michael and his family for thwich we are most grateful.

Family invites relatives and friends to BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME – “William J. Markey Chapel”, 947 Rymal Rd. E., HAMILTON (905.574.0405) on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday, April 21, 2011 from 12-2 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Bay Gardens Chapel on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 2 p.m. Visitation the following week at James H. Sutton Funeral Home, 401 Sandwich St. S., AMHERSTBURG (519.736.2134) on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to be made in memory of Michael to a charity of your choice. Please sign the on-line Book of Condolence at http://www.baygardens.ca

John William Paulowich
Callsign: VE3EVIDied: 1976 09 25

Obituary:

Suddenly on September 25, 1976, John William Paulowich of 144 Ferrie St. East. Beloved husband of Dora Kerciut, loved father of John A., dear brother of Mrs. Mary Schwemline, Toronto, Victor of Hamilton, Mrs. John Matheson (Helen) Toronto and Steven, Dartmouth, N.S., predeceased by a brother George, Regina, and a sister Mrs. James Stephenson (Jean), Victoria, B.C. Mr. Paulowich was a retired employee of the Union Drawn Steel Co., a member of the Romanian Holy Resurrection Church and of the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club, also the Moose Lodge 1142. Resting at the Dwyer Funeral Home, 16 Cannon St. East. Funeral service Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Panachyda Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock. Donations to the Canadian Heart Fund would be appreciated.

Alfred (Ernie) Ernest Philpott
Callsign: VE3FJPDied: 1999 09 28

Obituary:

“Blind man who walked his old yellow lab, on Brock Street, up to a couple of years ago.”
Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, September 28, 1999. Ernie Philpott, beloved husband of the late Janet and the late Eileen. Dear father of Bryan Philpott (Stacie) of Kingston. Step-father of Ray Banks (Karen), Winnipeg; Monte Banks (Marg) of Ottawa and Eileen Banks of Kingston. Brother of May Summerville of Brockville; Dorothy and Mildred of Ottawa. Predeceased by his brothers Fred and John Philpott. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren, David, Mike, Nikole, Dan, Leslie, Janet, “Grandpa you mean the world to me”, Kelly. Friends and relatives are invited to a reception at the Stevens residence, 31 Hatter Street on Friday at 11 a.m. Friends will be received at the Central Chapel of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, 49 Colborne Street (at Clergy), on Friday between the hours of 1-2 p.m., followed by the Funeral Service in our Chapel at 2 p.m. There will be a private family graveside service at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Maitland. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations for those who wish to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the C.N.I.B would be appreciated by the family. (Donations preferred by cheque please).
IN THE CARE OF THE GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOMES, CENTRAL CHAPEL, 546-5454

George Cantelon Pierce
Callsign: VE3BLTDied: 1997 01 31

Obituary:

Peacefully, at the Henderson General Hospital on Friday, January 31, 1997, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Charlotte (Wyatt). Dear father of Pat Laidlaw (Larry) of Burk’s Falls, and Lynda Mellway (Dale) of St. Catharines. Dear grandfather of Terri, Melissa and Jamie and great-grandfather of Lyle, Jocelyn, Melissa and Sarah. Survived by three sisters and one brother, Anne Coons of Burlington, Letty Upsdell of Hamilton, Sarah Macdonald of Markdale, and Jack Pierce of Burlington. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. George Pierce was a longtime member of Olivet United Church, former barber and owner of Romance Barber Supplies; also amateur radio operator (VE3 BLT). Resting at the M.A. CLARK FUNERAL HOME, 567 Upper Wellington Street, Hamilton, on Monday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at Olivet United Church, 40 Empress Avenue on Tuesday, February 4 at 11 a.m. Interment at Stratford Cemetery. Donations to Olivet United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family.

Robert “Bob” Pitts
Callsign: VE3NYYDied: 2000 09 12

Obituary:

Robert was “PROMOTED TO GLORY” on September 12, 2000 from Henderson Hospital, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of 53 years to Marion. Loving father of Calvin and his wife Anita (nee Purmalis), and daughter of Cynthia. Dearest grandfather of Jennifer and Steven. Also to mourn his passing are many relatives residing in Canada and in California, U.S.A. Bob will be sadly missed by Art and Ruta Purmailis. Visitations at the M.A. CLARK & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 567 Upper Wellington Street, Mount Hamilton Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. And at the Hamilton Salvation Army Temple, 28 Rebecca Street one half hour prior to the service at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Following the service, interment at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Salvation Army Hamilton Temple or the Gideon Bible Society.

 

“FOREVER WITH THE LORD”

Photo of Massimiliano (Max) Francesco Pizzolato
Massimiliano (Max) Francesco Pizzolato
Callsign: VE3DNMDied: 2013 01 25

Obiturary:

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Massimiliano (Max) Francesco Pizzolato in his 80th year, on January 25, 2013. He leaves his loving wife Margaret, sons Mark and Paul (Nancy). Grandchildren Tristan and Marisa. Sister Lia (Mario) in Italy. In-laws Jackie (Ron) Landridge and Patricia Joliceur (George, deceased). A valued retired employee of Westinghouse in Hamilton. Max was actively involved with the Hamilton Radio Club. Cremation has taken place. At his request there will be no funeral service. A private family interment will take place at a later date.

Robert (Bob) Charles Potter
Callsign: VE3TODied: 1996 04 18

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Passed away April 18, 1996, at Dunnville, Ontario, Robert Charles, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Thelma (Foad), loving father of Martin Charles and Margaret. Dear brother of Ted, Betty Coultes. Predeceased by Lillian and Ella. At Robert’s request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted to Cresmount Funeral Home.

Special Note: (One of the club founders).

Harvey James Powell
Callsign: VE3GKPDied: 2007 03 26

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Frank Ranalli
Callsign: —Died: 1996 04 18

Peacefully at home, on Thursday, April 18, 1996, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Anne. Loved father of Elaine Millar and her husband William Montgomery and Bob and his wife Sheila. Loving grandfather of David Zimba and his wife Kelly, Julie Cotter and her husband John, Francine Payne and her husband Ted, Joseph Zimba and his wife Sylvia, and Christopher Zimba, and great-grandfather of nine. Predeceased by his brothers, Fred, Rizzerio, Tony, James and Rudy and dear brother of John, Guy, Joseph and Rose Rocchi. Frank was a retired employee of Stelco with 42 years service. Friend may call at the CRESTMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Avenue East, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. With Vigil Service on Sunday at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass from Blessed Sacrament Church on Monday at 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Hugh Rea
Callsign: VE3OZGDied: 1994 04 11

Obituary:

At St. Joseph’s Hospital on Monday, April 11, 1994, Hugh Rea, in his 76th year. Beloved husband (48 years) of Ethel. Dear father of Carol and her husband Lance Bowen, Robert and his wife Marilyn and Susan and her husband Robert Girt. Loved Poppa of Jennifer, James, Shannon and Colleen. Brother of Voilet MacPhail (Toronto) and Daisy and her husband Wallace Jones (Toronto). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Hugh served with the Royal Canadian Army during W.W.II, was retired from Stelco after 42 years service in the Electronic Maintenance Department, a member in good standing of the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club Inc. (VE3OZG) and a longstanding member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #163. Friends may call at the CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Ave. E. on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service and Committal will be held in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Thursday at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Robert John Bristol Renison
Callsign: VE3BEWDied: 1984 07 14

Obituary:
At home on July 14, 1984, Robert John Bristol Renison, beloved husband of Joan Bonnar Peat. Dear father of Robert J. Jr. and his wife Shari. Grandfather of Paige Ann. Dear brother of Geroge E. Renison of Toronto. Funeral Services at Grace Anglican Church, Waterdown, Monday at 2 p.m. Interment Waterdown Cemetery. The family would gratefully appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Melville (Mel) David Riddell
Callsign: VE3QUDied: 1997 03 01

Obituary:
Peacefully at McMaster Medical Centre on Saturday, March 1, 1997, Melville David Riddell in his 83rd year of Waterdown. Much loved husband of Thelma. Loved father of Melville Thomas Riddell, Joan & John Parker and Brian Riddell all of Burlington, Sharon & Lanny Cooper and Wayne & Judy Riddell both of Dundas and John & Dinny Riddell of Waterdown. Fondly remembered by 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Marjorie (Mrs. Dave Evered) of Hamilton. Predeceased by his granddaughter Erin Lorraine, his sister Viola Saunders and his brother Gerald Riddell. Friends will be received Monday 7-9 p.m. And Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. At the KITCHING – STEEPE FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St., N., Waterdown where Funeral Service will held on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Mr. Riddell was a lifetime member of the Hamilton Branch of the I.P.E. And a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Club. If desired as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to either the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Denton (Don) Riley
Callsign: VE3INDied: 1997 01 28

Obituary:

On Tuesday January 28, 1997, after a lingering illness, at the age of 82. Predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy and his second wife, Dorothy June. Survived by his wife, Cornelia, sons, Bryan and Michael, daughter, Ann and their spouses, eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all. A proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Hamilton B4ranch 163. Since his retirement from Westinghouse, Denton spent many happy hours making friends on h is ham radio (VE3IN) and later on the internet. At Denton’s request, there will be no visitation or service, with a private cremation and interment. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in his name to Denton’s favourite charity, Covenant House.

When I come to the end of the road,
and the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free!
Miss me a little, but not too long
and not with head bowed low.
Remember the love that once was shared
Miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take and I am on my way.
The drama began when we were first born
I’ve finished my part in the play.
When you are lonely, and sick at heart,
Go to the friends we know,
and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,
Miss me but let me go.
– author unknown.

Roy Robinson
Callsign: VE3FYVDied: 2009 05 11

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Roy Robinson of Waterdown passed away peacefully in his sleep, at St. Peter’s Hospital on Monday, May 11, 2009. Roy was in his 89th year. Beloved husband for 52 years to Pearl (Pat) Kopetoske. Dear father of Sandra of Hamilton. Proud grandfather of Tracey of Englehart, Shain, Darrin, Jason of Hamilton, Melissa of Brantford. Loving great- grandfather of Payton, Jakob, Kaitlin, Marika, John, Martin, Peter, Christina and Derek. Dear brother of the late Harry and brother-in-law of Irene Robinson, and the late Bessie Penrose and brother—in—law of William. Roy served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. He immigrated to Canada from Dewsbury, England as a young child. Roy was employed for many years at Canadian International Comstock. Roy spent many hours of great enjoyment running his own amateur radio station. The family would like to thank St. Peter’s Hospital for their excellent, kind care, as well as Dr. Faught, Dr. Hattersley, St. Joseph’s Home Nursing, and CCAC. At Roy’s request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside committal will be held at a later date. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Lung Association. Please sign the Book of Condolence at http://www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

Lewis E. Rogers
Callsign: VE3FZRDied: 1997 01 30

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Suddenly and peacefully, at the Henderson Hospital on January 30, 1997, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Sylvia. Devoted father to David and wife Deborah, Wendy, Glenn and wife Jan. Dear grandpa of Wilson and Dennis Rogers of Hamilton and Kristen and Ashley Rogers of Burlington. Dear brother-in-law of Beryl Williams of Stoney Creek, dear uncle of Yvonne, Russell and Linda and dear great-uncle of Nicole, Joshua and Taylor, and many, many others in England. A longtime Ham Radio operator VE3FZR. All thanks to Ward 385. A special thanks to Drs. Morin, Morgan, Corrie and nurses, Diana and Rick. Cremation has taken place. Any donations to the S.P.C.A. are appreciated.

Jocelyn Grierson Rutty
Callsign: VE3MFGDied: 2001 12 20

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Peacefully at the Wentworth Lodge, Dundas on Thursday, December 20, 2001, beloved husband of Mary, in his 93rd year. “Joss” as he was known to his friends and family, is predeceased by his siblings Willard, Lorimer, Thelma and Daphne. He is survived by his children Michael (Gwen Breitenborn) of Seattle, Washington and Donna (William Roylance) of Olympia, Washington, grandchildren Patrick (Jan) and Kathleen (Eric Fey) and 4 great-grandchildren. He was much loved and will be dearly missed by his whole family. Joss was one of the founders of the Canada Post Office Credit Union and spent 26 years as a postal employee. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 22 at 2 o’clock, at the Wentworth Lodge Chapel, 41 South Street, Dundas, reception to follow. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wentworth Lodge.

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Lewis J. Sargeant
Callsign: VE3EYODied: 1982 08 —

Obituary:

Quietly at home, in his 70th year, Lewis James Sargeant, beloved husband of Nora McIntyre and dear dad of Mrs. Malcolm T. Reid (Sally) and Mrs. Gerald Baker (Barbara) and loved father-in-law and friend of Bud Reid and Jerry Baker, all of Hamilton. Dear grandpa of James of Halifax, Norman and Nancy Reid, Derek, Kenneth and Jeffrey Baker, all of Hamilton. Survived by his loving brothers Maurice and Robert of Hamilton and sisters, Lila Glencke of Toronto and Jane Harber of Hamilton and many nieces and nephews. Lew was a retire Westinghouse employee, a long time Mountain resident and an active member of the Canadian Amateur Radio Association (VE3EYO). He was a civilian radio instructor with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps. (Lions) and a friend to all he met. Resting at the M.A. CLARK FUNERAL HOME, 567 Upper Wellington Street, Mount Hamilton. Visiting Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel Monday at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Burkholder Cemetery. Donations to the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club Inc., PO Box 253, Hamilton or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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Konrad (Hans) Schmoll
Callsign: VE3SCHDied: 2013 01 17

Obituary

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Konrad, on January 17, 2013, in his 74th year, with his sister Margareta lovingly by his side. Beloved husband of Heidi of 52 years. Dear brother of Margareta (Bobby) of Washington and Otto (Sieglinde) of Germany. He will be missed by his special friends Julie, Ron and Judy as well all of his many friends and family. Konrad was employed as a well respected and extremely talented Machinist with Bermingham Foundations Solutions, from November 1969 until his retirement in 2008. He and Heidi were long time members of The Church of Our Savior The Redeemer. Konrad took great pleasure in being a Ham Radio Operator and enjoyed connecting with many friends around the world. Special thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of the I.C.U of St. Joseph’s Hospital. We will be always grateful to everyone, for making Konrad’s last day’s so peaceful. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Konrad’s life will be held at DONALD V. BROWN FUNERAL HOME, 36 Lake Ave, Dr., Stoney Creek, on Saturday January 26, at 12 noon, with visitation from 11:15 am. In kindness donations to the Alzheimer Society, would be most appreciated. Online condolences may be made at http://www.donaldvbrown.ca

Henry G. Schopf
Callsign: VE3KYIDied: 1981 03 06

Obituary:

After a lengthy illness at Chedoke General Hospital on Friday, March 6, 1981, of 945 Queenston Road, Stoney Creek, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Kathleen (Foley). Beloved stepfather of Mrs. Alfred Mencini (Marilyn), Florida; Mrs. Jim Senos (Terri), Ottawa; Peter J. Moore, Parksville, B.C. Beloved father-in-law of Joan Moore of Ottawa. Lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren. Dear brother of Godfried of Germany. Former employee of McKinley Transport Company and member of the Hamilton Ham Radio Club. Friends will be received at the DONALD V. BROWN FUNERAL HOME, 36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Where service will be held on Monday, March 9 at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Mountville Gardens.

Bill Shane
Callsign: VE3FUY, VE3BLEDied: 1984 05 15

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Leslie Sharman
Callsign: VE3KTTDied: 1984 09 19

Obituary:

Suddenly at McMaster Medical Centre, on Wednesday, September 19, 1984, Leslie Sharman, beloved husband of Elleen Archer, in his 76th year. Dear father of Sylvia Berney of Toronto, David and Florence Sharman of Hamilton and Leslie Ann and Dennis Moron of Ancaster. Dear brother of Mrs. Alice Henderson of Waterdown and Mrs. Marian Cartwright of Dundas. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Sharman was the Director of Engineering for the City of Hamilton, a former Bandmaster of the R.H.L.I. Military Band, a well known local Ham Radio Operator and a member of Delta Lodge #634 A.F. & A.M. Toronto. Friends may call at the ANCASTER FUNERAL HOME, 378 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, on Thursday and Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Service in St. John’s Anglican Church, Ancaster, on Saturday at 2 p.m., Interment St. John’s Churchyard. If desired, memorial gifts may be made to the Ontario Heart Foundation.

Ernest Shaw
Callsign: VE3HZADied: 2008 01 03

Obituary:

Passed away at St Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, on Thursday, January 3, 2008, at the age of 88. Ernie joins his beloved wife Martha who passed away September 3, 2007. Loving father of Robert Shaw and his wife Emilee of Burlington, ROy Shaw and his wife Sharon of Hamilton, Rita Shaw of Hamilton and Veronica LEgato of Hamilton. Cherished grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Ernie was a retired, longtime employee of Comstock, an amateur radio enthusiast (VE3HZA), a member of the Ron Wicken orchestra, a RAF Veteran stationed at Mount Hope during WW II and a member of the Masonic Lodge. As an expression of sympathy, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, in lieu of flowers, would be appreciated by the family. Cremation. Private family service. (Arrangements entrusted to SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, BURLINGTON, 905-632-3333) www. smithsfh.com

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Dr. Jack Shekter MD.
Callsign: VE3IUDDied: 1991 09 12

Obituary:

At McMaster University Medical Centre, on Thursday, September 12, 1991, Dr. Jack Shekter in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Sonya. Loving father of Lee and his wife Randi, Michael and his fiancée Judi and Helayna. Dear brother of Claire Latner and Ben Shekter. Predeceased by his brother Harry. Jack was a former Head of Family Practice at McMaster University Medical Centre, and devoted 35 years of medical practice to the community at Westdale Family Medical Centre, he was a WWII R.C.A.F. Veteran. Funeral Service was held at Beth Jacob Synagogue on Friday, September 13, 1991, at 4 p.m. Interment Beth Jacob Cemetery. Shiva will be held at 88 Bertram Drive, Dundas. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Israel Cancer Research Fund would be appreciated by the family.

Max Martin Sigler
Callsign: VE3HYIDied: 2000 01 14

Obituary:

Suddenly at his home in Burlington, Ontario on Friday January 14, 2000. Max Siegler age 73. Beloved husband of Natalie (nee Oakler) Siegler. Loving father of Hans and wife Karolina of Hamilton, Ingrid and husband Don Banks of Burlington and Cathy and her husband Randy Stewart of Nova Scotia. Loved grandfather of Ester, Dario and Graham. A Memorial Gathering will be held at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME 1167 Guelph Line (one stop north of QEW) BURLINGTON (632-3333) on Saturday January 22, 2000 at 1pm. If desired expressions of sympathy to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Robert Arthur Skewes
Callsign: VE3DHJDied: 1992 11 5

Obituary:

After a courageous battle, at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Burlington, on Thursday, November 5, 1992, Robert Arthur Skewes of Waterdown in his 71st year. Loved husband of Lillian Skewes and beloved father of Beverley and Gary Titley of Waterdown, Wendy and Hugh Stimers of Michigan, Roberta and Richard Calderbank of Burlington and Karen and Scott Donaldson of Hamilton. Loving Poppa will be sadly missed by Jacqueline and Amanda Bonner, Kimberely and Jeffrey Calderbank and Melinda Titley. Brother of Ernest, Richard, Vera Macquire, and Shirley Rivier. Friends may call at the KITCHING-STEEP FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill Street North, Waterdown on Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment in The Field of Honour at Woodland Cemetery. Mr. Skewes was a member of the R.H.L.I. Serving overseas 1939-1946, passed President of the Waterdown Legion Branch #551. Member of the Hamilton POW Association, Member of the Hamilton-Burlington Amateur Radio Club (VE3DHJ) a Member of Grace Anglican Church and a Member of the Quarter Century Club of Camco. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Legion Service will be held on Sunday evening at 9 p.m.

Horace Slater
Callsign: VE3AALDied: 1985 08 24

Obituary:

At The Henderson General Hospital on Saturday, August 24, 1985, Horace Slater, beloved husband of Reta and dear father of Patricia and her husband, David Bush and Diana Slater. Will be sadly missed by granddaughters, Laura and Jenna. Friends may call at the L.G. WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 151 Ottawa Street North, Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. In the Chapel followed by interment at Eastlawn Cemetery. L.G. Wallace, 544-1147

Everett Small
Callsign: VE3HQDied: 1995 02 17

Obituary:

Entered into rest at West Haldimand Hospital, Hagersville on Friday, February 17, 1995, Everett Small of Caledonia, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late Agnes Woolley. Dear father of Darryl and Pat, Betsy and her husband Frederick Smith, all of Cayuga, Keith and Linda of Caledonia. Dear grandpa to Darren, Kristin, Ryan, Kathleen and Victoria. Predeceased by his brother, Eric and grandson, Jeffrey. The Funeral will take place from the Miller Funeral Chapel, Caledonia on Monday, February 20th at 1 p.m. Interment in Caledonia Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m Donations to West Haldimand Hospital or Caledonia Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.

Walter Smith
Callsign: VE3VZDied: 1998 07 06

Obituary:

Suddenly on Monday July 6, 1998, Walter Smith, in his 82nd year. Husband of Gertrude (Trudy), father of Ken and his wife Donna-Lee, grandfather of Colleen and Gregory. Predeceased by daughter, Carol. Born in Hamilton, spent World War II overseas with the R.C.A.F. In the Radar Unit, held radio amateur call sign VE3VZ since 1933, founded the Walter Smith Company of Hamilton. Family and many friends share many fond memories. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. From the DODSWORTH & BROWN Funeral Home, ROBINSON CHAPEL (King Street East at Wellington), 522-2496.

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Norman Lloyd Arthur Smith
Callsign: VE3BKDied: 1995 — —

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J. Harvey Stone
Callsign: VE3ILDied: 2000 11 18

Obituary:

At the Hamilton General Hospital on Saturday, November 18, 2000, beloved husband of Jean (nee Savage), in his 74th year. Dear father of Lynn (Bruce Weber) of Mississauga and Reverend Glenn Stone of Sackville, N.B. Loving grandfather of Robert and Michael and sadly missed by his sisters Mabel (Vic Cooke) of Simcoe, Lillian Sonnenberg of St. Catharines, his brother Franck (Eunice) of St. Catharines and his sister-in-law Bessie Stone. Predeceased by his brothers Vic, Stan and Len, his brother-in-law Gerald Sonnenberg. Harvey was a member of Valley Lodge #100 A.F. & A.M., The Macassa Bay Yacht Club, was amateur radio operator VE3IL for 57 years, was a member of the Golden Horseshoe Fishing Club and an active member of Christ Anglican Church. Harvey served overseas in WWII with the Merchant Navy. Friends will be received by the family Monday evening from 7-9 and Tuesday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at CHRIST CHURCH ANGLICAN, Bullock’s Corners. Interment Christ Church Cemetery. Donations to Missions to Seaman, Port of Hamilton, 600 Ferguson Street, Hamilton L8L 4Z9 would be appreciated by the family. Masonic Service Tuesday evening 8:30 p.m. in the Funeral Home.
(President 1985)

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James Philip Tazzeo
Callsign: VE3TQDied: 1998 03 04

Obituary:

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Wednesday, March 4, 1998 in h is 85th year. James Philip Tazzeo beloved husband of Carmen Tirone. Dear father of Joseph Tazzeo and his wife Shirlee, James Tazzeo and his wife Sandra of Hamilton. Loving grandfather of James, Michael, Steven, Matthew, Christa and great-grandfather of Clare. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Josephine and the late Mike Buscemi, the late Angela and Gasper Territo of Buffalo, the late Joseph and Helen Tazzeo, Mary and the late Mike Tazzeo, Mary and the late Joseph Rallo, Josephine and Ted Harron, Lloyd and Jane Marka all of Hamilton. James will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. James was a found of the Italo Canadian Club and a member of the Ham Radio Club (VE3TQ) and Knights of Columbus. Friends will be received at the FRISCOLANTI FUNERAL CHAPEL, 43 Barton Street East (near James) wednesday 7-9 p.m. And Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Vigil prayers Thursday at 3 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday 10 a.m. At St. Margaret Mary Church with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

REST IN PEACE

Paul Joseph Thomas
Callsign: VE3MMLDied: 1998 05 23

Obituary:

At the Hamilton General Hospital on Sunday, May 23, 1998. Retired Ancaster Deputy Fire Chief Paul Thomas in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Beverley. Dear father of Jeffrey and Angela and Kim, Colleen and Scott. Sadly missed by twelve grandchildren. Loved brother of Rona and Mike. Friends will be received at the DODSWORTH & BROWN Funeral Home. ANCASTER CHAPEL (378) Wilson Street East), on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at 11 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to the Firefighter’s Burn Unit of the Hamilton General Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

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Leif Thomsen
Callsign: VE3KFEDied: 04 02 2015

Obituary:

There was no Obituary for Leif. Leif was always heard on the 2M frequency, meeting new hams and conversing with the regular users. Leif often checked into the Friday Night Tech Net with Reg VK6BQQ.

Note sent in by Tom VE3MQ:
Leif was born September 18 1938. Cremation had taken place, Donations to the SPCA could be made in Leif’s behalf.

 

Norman Alfred Tipler
Callsign: VE3AEFDied: 2009 01_ _

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Les Tobicoe
Callsign: VE3EGTDied: 1995 01 29

Obituary:

On January 29, 1995 at the Henderson General Hospital in his 64th year, Les Tobicoe, beloved husband of Marg, dear father of Master Corporal Phillip Tobicoe and his wife Monique of Calgary. Step-father of Douglas, Donna and Evelyn. Survived by grandchildren. Brother of Jean of Redwood City, California, James and his wife Sandra of Hagersville, Hazel and her husband Archie of Hagersville and Ruth and her husband Mike of Kitchener. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Les was a long time employee of the CNIB Cater Plan at Stelco and a member of the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club. Friends may call at the L.G. WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 151 Ottawa St. N. (544-1147), from Wednesday 7-8 p.m. Service in the Chapel at 8 p.m followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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Ralph Clifford Tufts
Callsign: VE3BYMDied: 2016 12 26

Obituary:
January 6, 1920 – December 26, 2016

Just shy of his 97th birthday, Ralph Clifford Tufts of Dundas Ontario passed peacefully with family by his side on Monday Dec. 26th, 2016. Loving husband to the late Eva Lily Tufts for over 61 years, and beloved father of (David – deceased) Carolyn, (Ralph Jr. – deceased), Catherine Burke (Arthur), Gail Pellow (Bruce – deceased), Blair “Tim” (Donna – deceased), Philip (Rosanne – deceased), Valerie Snelling (Russell), Ralph will be forever remembered and dearly missed by many, many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends.  Ralph’s life story begins in Halifax NS on January 6th 1920 and his love for Nova Scotia, the water, and boats stayed with him throughout his life providing many wonderful memories and stories that Ralph was known to share of his adventures he cherished along the shores of Tufts Cove Dartmouth NS and Bedford Basin as a young boy.  Ralph and Eva, a true love story, met in grade two, and married on April 26th 1940.  After attending Dalhousie University Halifax NS, Ralph found early that he had a keen interest and natural skill with radio communication and he turned this passion into a long career.  After starting out in Nova Scotia working for the government of Canada in communications (homeland security) during WWII, Ralph and Eva moved their young family to Hamilton, Ontario in 1951 for Ralph’s job with Bob Moody & Co.  A pioneer in the radio and television industry, Ralph was the first DJ in the Hamilton and Burlington area spinning vinyl records at the Brant Inn during the 60’s, proudly supplying the live tunes for the opening gala at the Beverly Golf & Country Club EST. 1957.  Ralph’s carrier grew in TV and Radio working for Hamilton Niagara Coaxial Co., and Hamilton Video and Sound.  Ralph continued his passion in life for amateur radio as a collector and avid HAM Radio operator (VE3BYM), being awarded the HARC Order of Merit.  Always dapper, Ralph is fondly remembered for his smart wardrobe and as a collector and hansom wearer of fine neckties and hats.  Ralph loved poetry, especially keen for Robert Frost; he loved sweets, pink panther, classic movies and was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 36 and Air Force Club in Dundas. A natural historian, Ralph was known for his colourful storytelling, sharing his lifelong interests, passions and humour through the stories he told with great enthusiasm.  The time he spent with family and friends while sharing these memories is a tribute to the beauty of his heart and soul. Ralph’s inspiring presence will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to have known him. Friends will be received by the family on Monday evening from 6-9 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, where the Service for Ralph will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment Grove Cemetery. Donations to the Dundas Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

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Mary Urbanski (Friel)
Callsign: VE3OGQDied: 2016 02 17

Obituary:
Peacefully surrounded by her family on February 17, 2016 at the Hamilton General Hospital, Mary Urbanski in her 80th year. Beloved wife of Joseph. Loving mother of Moira Wallace (Tony) and Sheena Partridge (Glen). Dear Baba of Ocean, Cailyn and Michael. Predeceased by her parents John and Mary Friel. Dear sister-in-law of the late Michael Urbanski (Polly). Mary was a retired nurse, who was an active member of the C.W.L. She will be fondly remembered for her hobby of carving and being an amateur licensed radio hand. Visitation will be held at P.X. DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 796 Upper Gage Ave., on Saturday, February 20th from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, February 21st from 7-9 p.m. Panachyda will be said on Sunday at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at the Ukrainian Church of the Resurrection on Monday, February 22nd at 10 a.m. Burial to take place at Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be made to http://www.dermodys.com

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John Cornelius VANDENBERG
Callsign: VE3DVVDied: 2015 10 03

Obituary:

Dear husband, father and grandfather passed away on October 3, 2015 at home in Binbrook at the age of 70 years. John was surrounded by his family as he slipped into glory. John is survived by his wife Joanne of 48 years, children, Jacqueline Lund (Joe) of Etobicoke, Brian (Grace) of Mississauga and Eric (Philomena) of Santa Clara, California, survived by two grandchildren Calder and Jacob. We loved him dearly and are grateful for the loving care our dad received from the staff at CCAC and the VON. Friends will be received at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, 36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek on Friday, October 9, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Binbrook Baptist Church in Binbrook.

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Frank R. Walker
Callsign: VE3EELDied: 1999 09 27

Obituary:

Suddenly on Monday, September 27, 1999. Loving husband of Shirley. Dear father of Michael and of Lori Johnson and grandfather of seven. He was a member of the R.C.L., Branch 60, a member of the Burlington Radio Club and an employee of Terrace Lincoln Mercury, Burlington. Visitation at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall), BURLINGTON (632-3333), on Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m., where a Memorial Service will be held (please call for day and time). Private Interment.

Francis James (Jim) Walsh
Callsign: VE3SONDied: 2007 12 31

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Alan William Ward B.Sc, P.Eng
Callsign: VE3AWWDied: 1999 01 14

Obituary:

Suddenly at McMaster Medical Centre, on Thursday, January 14, 1999. Alan Ward, in his 66th year. Beloved husband of Madelaine of Dundas. Loving father of Frances and Guy, Ian, Alan Jr. and Judy, and Sarah. Grandfather of Tristan, Melanie, Adrian, Victoria, Sandrine, Nicholas, Trisha, Matthew and Michael. Predeceased by his son Roy (1988). Friends may call at the J.B. MARLATT FUNERAL HOME, 195 King Street West, Dundas, on Tuesday, January 19, 1999, from 12 p.m. Until time of the Memorial Service in the MARLATT DUNDAS CHAPEL at 1 p.m. Donations to the Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Cold winter sun Slips behind jack pines and the shed that you built.

Earl Francis Weiss
Callsign: VE3ATWDied: 1986 12 29

Obituary:

(Retired employee of Westinghouse, Hamilton, with 25 years service.) After a lengthy illness, at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Ontario, on Monday December 29, 1986, Earl Weiss of Burlington, in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Arystene Eleanor (nee Simons) Weiss. Loving father of Janet Turney of Burlington and Roger and his wife, Frances of Hamilton. Loving grandfather of Leighann, Jany and Colin. Dear brother of Vera (Mrs. James Miller), Verda (Mrs. Harold Farries), Leon, Stanley, Sheldon, Nolan and Dean, all of Alberta. Predeceased by his brothers, Manuel, Lester and George. Mr. Weiss was also a member of the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club. The family will receive friends at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street, Burlington (632-3333), on Tuesday 7-9 p.m., where Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 2, 1987 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Dr. Grant C. Brown officiating. Interment Grave Cemetery, Dundas. Expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Cancer Society sincerely appreciated.

Leo Blake Wetherup
Callsign: VE3BLEDied: 1999 12 09

Obituary:

At Hamilton General Hospital on Thursday December 9, 1999 in his 45th. Dear Son of the late George and Lorene Wetherup. Beloved brother of Rick of Brantford and Bob of Simcoe. Special friend of Sue Mann and her family. Will be sadly missed by his nieces and their families. The family will receive friends to share their memories of Blake at THE BALDOCK FUNERAL HOME 96 Norfolk St.N., Simcoe on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service for Blake will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday December 15, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Allan Burr officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Donations to the Hemophilia Society would be appreciated by the family.

Leslie Andrew Whetham
Callsign: VE3QEDied: 1987 05 24

Obituary:

At the Henderson General Hospital on Sunday, May 24, 1987, Leslie Andrew, loved husband of Isa Burns and father of Susan Dignan, Colleen Chutko and Anthony Whetham. Father-in-law to John Dignan and John Chutko. Special grandfather to Krystopher, Kelly, Leah and Jay. Les was an employee of Dofasco for 45 years and served in World War II with the RCAF. Private family service followed by cremation. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Ontario Heart Foundation or the Cancer Research Foundation. Arrangements made through the DONALD V. BROWN FUNERAL HOME, Stoney Creek.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds—and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of—wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up along, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
Where never lark or even eagle, flew;
And, while with silent, lifting mind
I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

David Willson
Callsign: VE3JLDied: 1997 12 06

Obituary:

Peacefully at home on December 6, 1997, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Lydia. Dear father of Douglas and Janice. Dear grandfather of Ashley and Alec Sayers. Also survived by brother, Harvey and his wife Rose. Resting at the M.A. CLARK & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 567 Upper Wellington Street, Mount Hamilton, on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at 10 a.m. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations to the VON would be appreciated by the family.

Robert (Bob) Wilfred Wilson
Callsign:VE3CIBDied: 2012 10 07

Obituary

February 17, 1917 – October 7, 2012
WILSON, Robert “Bob” Wilfred passed peacefully into the Light in his 96th year. He will be sorely missed by his loving children Roy Wilson (Donna) and Rev. Deborah Coleman (Frank); grandchildren Todd Wilson, Christopher Wilson, Candace Coleman and Tamara Coleman; and great-grandchildren Andi, Abigail, Nicolas, Nathan, Lauren, and Chase. He will be missed by his loving friend Marj and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Jean of 70 years and his brothers Jack and Herb. Survived by sister Margaret Coulson in California. A special thank you to Dr. Potter and all the wonderful staff at Extendicare who helped make his last month’s happy and comfortable. Bob was a Veteran of W.W. II, and served overseas in the Signal Corp. He was a 34 year employee of Dominion Dairies, Sealtest, and a mentor, teacher to many Amateur Radio Operators. Bob will be remembered for his loving kindness, his humour, his corny jokes, his warm smile, his ability to talk to anyone and that devilish twinkle in his eyes. Bob was a deeply spiritual man who always said: “I know who’s hand I hold.” Well done thy good and faithful servant. At Bob’s request there will be no service. Cremation has taken place. This is VE3CIB – over and out

John Malcolm Wingfield
Callsign: VE3EIWDied: 1977 10 18

Obituary:

At his residence on Tuesday, October 18, 1977, John M. Wingfield, beloved husband of Naomi Clausen. Dear father of John of Ancaster; Thomas of Hamilton; Margaret (Mrs. David Stewart) of Burlington. Brother of Doctor Alex H. Wingfield of Hamilton; Margaret (Mrs. E. Jolly) of Buffalo; Anne (Mrs. L. Lambler) of Hamilton. Also surviving are two grandchildren. Member of Westdale United Church. Mr. Wingfield was the city meteorologist for over 20 years. Member of Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. Resting at the J. B. Marlatt Funeral Home, 615 Main Street East (east of Sanford Avenue). Service in Marlatt Memorial Chapel on Friday at 2 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery.

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Robert (Bob) King Zimmerman Jr.
Callsign: VE3RKZDied: 2017 09 27

Obituary:

Robert King Zimmerman, Jr. of Dupo, IL, age 66, died Sept. 27, 2017.
Beloved son of the late Dr. Robert K. and Thelma L. (Sutter)
Zimmerman, dear father of Jennifer M. (Denis) Zimmerman Gonzalez
of Strassbourg, France and Brittany A. Zimmerman Gonzalez of
Blaustein, Germany, former husband of Carmen L. (Mindy) Gonzalez
Muniz (Jochen Meier) of Blaustein, Germany and Natalia Nikolova, of
Ontario, Canada and beloved brother of Camilla K. Zimmerman.
Bob learned all about electricity from his hero, his beloved Grandpa
Sutter, as a boy. Also, at an early age, he became fascinated with
radios, becoming a Ham Radio Operator (also using Morse Code) in
his teens. These interests, plus a love for math and science, carried
on throughout his life. After graduating from Dupo High School, he
went on to earn a BS and MS in Physics from SIU-E and a double MS
in Electrical Engineering from the U of I – Urbana Champaign. His
working career, starting with the Watkins-Johnson Company of Palo
Alto, CA, went on to include working for the Arecibo Observatory
(twice) in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, the Voice of America and NASA
(twice).
After retiring, he moved to Fayetteville, AR, and devoted his whole life
to developing a novel idea which his research had led him to believe
in. It did not come into fruition in his lifetime…but this is one of the
ways in which he will be remembered. He had health challenges with
Type I Diabetes, Tourette’s Syndrome and with other concerns as well,
but his love for life, along with the help of special friends, who served
as angels at times, helped to carry him through.
His family would like to extend a special thanks to Bob’s ham radio
friends for their loyal and loving support and to his landlord and
landlady in Fayetteville, AR, who went far beyond the call of duty to
help us. One of Bob’s final statements was that “all that really
mattered in life was family.” That family and his many dear friends are
now missing him, but we know that he is at peace with the Lord.
Services: A Memorial Service will be held in his honor at the First
Congregational United Church of Christ, Dupo (425 Louisa Ave.)
November 10 at 2 p.m. The family is asking, in lieu of flowers, for
memorials to be given to either The Sierra Club, of which Bob had
been a lifetime member, or to the family to channel into the Puerto
Rico Relief Fund, to help Puerto Rico, the land that Bob had come to
love and where he will have his final resting place, in their recovery
efforts after Hurricane Maria.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Oct. 29,