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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

Obituary:

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

Obituary:

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

Obituary:

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.