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Rae Bruce Baker
Callsign: VE3CZNDied: 2014 11 03


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).


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Albert Bakyta
Callsign: VE3BHKDied: 2010 08 28


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

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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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David William Bruton
Callsign: VE3DWJDied: 2018 10 05


1944-2018. It is with sadness that we share the passing of David Bruton on October 5, 2018 at the age of 74 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton. He will be deeply missed by his younger sister Marilyn Cleve, her husband Claus, his nephews Richard and Paul and his many friends. David was predeceased by his parents Allen and Margaret, and older brother James. David was an ardent ham radio operator. He was past President and Treasurer of the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club. Special thanks go to everyone at St. Joseph’s hospital for the kindness and care extended to David. Cremation has taken place, interment will be on Friday at 10 a.m. at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. A Celebration of Life is to be determined at a later date.