Beeson, Marion - Peacefully in the arms of her children on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at St. Joseph's Villa in Dundas. Words alone cannot describe Mom's strength, courage and will to live. Predeceased by her husband Henry (2003) and her sister Heather (2005). Mom leaves behind her children Deborah (Ed DesRoches), Robert (Sylvie) and her precious grandchildren R. J. and Melissa. Also left to mourn are Bill Scott, Alex Scott (Jenn), Andrew Scott (Heather) of Scotland. After arriving in Canada Mom worked for the Government of Canada, then settled into a career in clothing retail. Clothes were her favorite pastime whether buying or selling. She also loved to golf with Dad and the Air Force Duffers. Funny how Mom's score was always a 7 no matter what the outcome! Travelling was also a love of Mom's life. Mom received the greatest care throughout her battle with cancer. Thanks to Dr. David Clark and his staff at McMaster Medical Centre and the Juravinski Cancer Centre. A very special thanks to the staff of Willow Grove at St. Joseph's Villa for your care and compassion the past year. It was a blessing to know Mom was in such good hands. Please join Deborah and Robert for a celebration of Mom's Life Sunday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Cattel, Eaton and Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Joseph's Villa would be appreciated by the family.
"The Lord Is My Shepherd"
"Till we meet again"
Martin, Thomas Alexander - Passed away following a short illness at McMaster Medical Center on Monday, February 6, 2006 at the age of 52. His sons Alex and Josh, and their mother Ellen will dearly miss him. He was the cherished son of Adele Martin and the late Alec Martin. Loving brother of Virginia and Larry Caco and Linda and Dennis Ethier; special Uncle to Chris , Eric and Melanie Caco; Amelia, Therese and Simon Ethier; Kristi, Sheryl and Rob Evans; and Jenna Burt. He will also be missed by his many cousins, aunts and uncles, his dear friends Marie Allardyce, the McIntyre and Christie families and the many friends and acquaintances he has made through his sports, work and travels. Tom worked as a sod farm manager in Southern Ont., Florida and Ohio. He consulted and assisted in the development of sod farming in the Republic of Slovakia and Russia for the past six years. Tom volunteered for the Christmas program at St. Matthew's House in Hamilton. He took great pride and pleasure in cheering on his sons and nephews at the hockey rinks. He was very loved and respected by all who knew him. The family extends their gratitude to all the ICU staff for the wonderful compassionate care Tom received during his hospital stay. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday evening from 7-9 pm at CHRIST CHURCH ANGLICAN 92, Highway 8, Dundas where the Service for Tom will take be held on Friday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Matthew's House or a charity of choice would be deeply appreciated by the family.
Hodges, George William Edward - Passed away peacefully at the Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe on Monday, February 6, 2006 in his 85th year. Predeceased by his first wife Lilian Isobel Rea. Beloved husband and best friend for 25 years of Theresa Margaret (Mepham). Loving father of Brenda Parr and her husband Jay of Ottawa. Much loved and loving step-father and grandfather to John and Karen Mepham and John of Dundas, Robert Mepham, Jamie and Kathryn of Calgary, Lynda and Tom Van Zuiden, Thomas and Kimberly of Dundas, Donald and Geraldine Mepham, Jennifer, Michelle and Katelyn of Hamilton. George served in WWII as a chief Petty Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. Friends will be received by the family Wednesday afternoon and evening from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Cattel Eaton and Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, where a service will take place for George on Thursday at 2 o'clock. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Norfolk General Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
Cooley, Roland Edward - Passed away at McMaster University Hospital on Friday, February 24, 2006 in his 69th year. Will be dearly missed and loved by his wife Diane of 47 years, his sons Roland and Roger (Debbie) and daughter Barb (Shawn Lewis). Survived by his sister Margaret Baker (Dennis), four grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Roland was a member of the RCL, Branch #36, Dundas, the Moose Lodge, Odd Fellows, Lions Club, he coached the Dundas Girls Baseball Team, enjoyed fishing and life in general, leaving an impression wherever he went. A private family service and interment have taken place. In Roland's memory, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
FINN, Carolyn Lois Hutton R.N. (formerly Myers) - Suddenly at home in Dundas on Monday August 14,2006. Beloved wife and best friend of Dr. Bill Finn. Respected, loved, cherished and adored mother of John Myers, Kate Royce (deceased 1999) husband James Royce, Beth Myers (Randy Sykes), Sarah Palmer, (Kent) and Ashley Myers (George Cumberbatch) Previous wife of John Myers (deceased 2003). Loved grandmother of Jessica, Nolan and Austin Sykes, William and David Royce and Emma Palmer. Cherished friend to Robyn Asplen Respected and loved step-mother of Debbie, Annie, Bill and Louise Finn. Graduate of the Hamilton General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1959. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday and Friday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Cattel Eaton and Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. A celebration of Carolyn's life will take place at KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 23 Melville Street, Dundas on Saturday August 19th at 11 am. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations, if desired, to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke foundation would be appreciated by the family.
MacLean, Jennifer Mary (nee Doll)- After a courageous battle with cancer Jennifer passed away on August 9, 2006 in her 62nd year. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 40 years Brian and their children Ian (Michele) and grandson Jared, Kevin (Christy) and Colleen Kaus (Don). Jennifer is pre-deceased by her parents Mel and Doris Doll of Hamilton. She is survived by her brother Jeff Doll (Marilyn) of Ottawa, brother in law Stu MacLean (Joanne) of Southhampton and mother in law Anne McKenzie of Port Elgin. Jennifer touched many lives on her journey with the Hamilton Wentworth Board of Education, Dundas Little League and St. Paul's Presbyterian Church but most importantly as a loving wife and mother. All who knew her loved her and she will not be forgotten. "It is not how long you lived but how well you lived-- well done Jen! Cheers to you from the group of seven." Thanks to all the doctors, nurses and counsellors at the Henderson Hospital and Juravinski Clinic for their care and support. Friends and family will be received at the Cattel, Eaton and Chambers Funeral Home 53 Main Street, Dundas on Sunday August 13th from 2-4 and 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held at ST. PAUL'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 70 James St. South Hamilton on Monday August 14th at 11am. Reception at the Scottish Rite will follow the service. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Paul's Presbyterian Church would be greatly appreciated.
BECK, John Spencer Robin- Peacefully at MUMC with his family at his side, age 81 years. Loving husband for 58 years of Jeanne (nee Merifield). Loved father of Susan Nelson (John), Constance Rietkoetter, and Jody Beck. Proud grandfather of Kathryn, Robin (Clarke), & Tom; Matthew, Seth & Sarah; Alex, Robin & Lindsay; great-grandfather of Diana & Jackson. He served with the Royal Canadian Artillery, graduated in civil engineering at U of T in 1949 and joined CC Parker Consulting Engineers, where during his 40 year career he became president. He was responsible for the structural design for many buildings including churches , Hamilton City Hall, the engineering building at McMaster, the National Slag Plant, Stelco #2 Rod Mill, the Ralston-Purina Pet Food Plant, the Westinghouse Transformer Assembly Building, and the parking garage at MUMC. Technically, his long career spanned the use of slide rules to computers. For 56 years he has been a loyal member of St James' Anglican Church, Dundas, where he served as warden and on many building committees. In Hamilton he served on the Board of Directors for Third Sector; President of the Hamilton-Scourge Society, and the SPCA. He was a 30 year member of the Rotary Club of Hamilton, and later the Probus Club. He enjoyed his studies at the Dundas Valley School of Art and was an active member of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, sailing enthusiastically for many years with his children. The family are very grateful for the loving care from Dr. P . Wasi, Dr A. Freitag, Dr. I Walker, Dr. Lemckert, Dr. L. McGibbon and the staff of the MUMC 3Z Oncology unit. Visitation will be held at the Cattel, Eaton and Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas on Friday August 11th from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A Memorial Service will be held at ST. JAMES' ANGLICAN CHURCH, 137 Melville St. Dundas on Saturday August. 12th at 2 pm. Donations can be made in his memory to St James Church Music Fund or the Dundas Valley School of Art.
O'Hara, Gary George - Unexpectedly at his home on Monday August, 7, 2006, in his 43rd year. Beloved son of Elizabeth "Betty" and the late George O'Hara, and loving brother of Allan and his wife Linda. Gary will be sadly missed by his nephew Ian and niece Kelly, his family in Scotland, and Fran, Pete, Doreen and the gang at Perry's. Friends will be received by the family on Sunday afternoon and evening from 2-4 & 6-8 at the Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, where the Celebration of Gary's life will be held Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy to the McMaster Children's Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
"Sometimes the light's all shining on me
Other times I can barely see
Lately it occurs to me
What a long strange trip it's been"
Cesar, Irene (nee Guyer) - Peacefully at Wentworth Lodge after a courageous battle in her 90th year. Wife of Lloyd. Predeceased by husband Fred Plastow (1956). Will be sadly missed by her son Harry Plastow and his wife Betty and daughter Joyce Mitchell and her husband Art. Survived by sisters Mabel, Ruby and Eva. Predeceased by brothers Jack, Charles, Reginald and Edward and sisters Katherine and Anne. Loving grandmother to Fred (Janet), Darlene (Dave), Diane (Mike), Paul (Anna) and 9 great grandchildren. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday August 3rd from 6-8 p.m. at the Cattel, Eaton and Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, where the Service for Irene will be held on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment Mount Zion Cemetery. In kindness, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to the staff and friends of Wentworth Lodge - Rose Court.
And while she sleeps a peaceful sleep, her memory we shall always keep.
Hill, Walter Reginald - Peacefully at Central Park Lodge on Friday July 28, 2006, in his 91st year. Predeceased by his sister Eleanor Hill (2004), and sadly missed by his niece Ann Shelly and nephew Roger Welles, both of California. In following Walter's wishes there was a private interment at Hamilton Cemetery on Wednesday August 2, 2006. Special thanks to Dr. Klinghoffer and the staff at Central Park Lodge for their care and compassion.
Shaver, Murray - Peacefully at home in his 84th year with his loving wife Vera of 61 years at his side. Cherished father of Larry (Francine) of B.C. Gail (Gary), Mark (Dianne). Dearest brother to Clinton (Dorothy), and sisters Barb (Ron), and Joyce (Harry). Murray will be sadly missed by 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, (They loved Melon Head). Murray was an avid athlete and sports fan over the years. He will be greatly missed by all of his relatives and friends. Friends will be received by the family Tuesday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Cattel, Eaton and Chambers Funeral Home 53 Main Street, Dundas where a Celebration of Murray's life will take place on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Interment Westover cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Parkinson Society or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.