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Angela Giornofelice

We regret to announce the death of Angela Giornofelice on Friday, November 18, 2022. Angela was the mother of Diane Giornofelice-Boyd, Teacher at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Elementary School and Mickey Bellavia, Head Secretary at Cathedral High School. She was also the mother-in-law of Charlie Bellavia, Carpenter with the Plant Department and grandmother of Joseph DiIorio, Department Head at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. Funeral arrangements have already taken place. Donations in Angela’s memory to the Men’s Street Ministry www.menstreetministry.ca would be appreciated.

Jeannette Trotta

We regret to announce the death of Jeannette Trotta on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Jeannette was the mother of Marc Trotta, Principal at St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School and mother-in-law of Maria Trotta, Principal at St. Lawrence Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at Bay Gardens Funeral Home - "William J. Markey Chapel" (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Regina Mundi Roman Catholic Church (631 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton) on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Ancaster. Memorial donations, in Jeannette’s memory, to the Emmanuel Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Deris Primo Giavedoni

We regret to announce the death of Deris Primo Giavedoni on Sunday, October 23, 2022. Deris was the father of Darren Giavedoni, Teacher at St. John The Baptist Catholic Elementary School. Deris was also a retired Secondary Teacher with the Board. Visitation will be held at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home (796 Upper Gage Avenue, Hamilton) on Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 pm. and vigil prayers will be said at 8:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Margaret Mary Parish (20 Idlewood Avenue, Hamilton) on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or St. Margaret Mary Parish would be appreciated by the family.

Narciso Mason

We regret to announce the death of Narciso Mason on Friday, October 21, 2022. Narciso was the father of Mirella Mason-Tehrani, Secondary Teacher at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School and Elisa Adili, Secondary Teacher. Visitation is at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East at James Street, Hamilton) on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret Mary Church (20 Idlewood Avenue, Hamilton) on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Internment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Peter's Hospital Palliative Care Ward in Hamilton or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

Stan Hargot

We regret to announce the death of Stan Hargot on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Stan was the father of Jeff Hargot, Department Head of Math at St. Jean de Brebeuf CSS and Paul Hargot, retired Secondary Vice-Principal at Bishop Ryan CSS. He was also the father in law of Laura Hargot, Educational Assistant at Our Lady of Peace CES and Dennis Sestric, on call Assistant Custodian. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Eugene Catholic Church, 232 Queenston Road, (at Parkdale) Hamilton on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Marian (Mike) Dziuba

We regret to announce the death of Marian (Mike) Dziuba on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Mike was the father Michael Dziuba, Vice-Principal at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School and Paul Dziuba, Teacher at Cathedral High School. He was also the father-in-law of Susan Dziuba, Teacher at St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be held at P.X Dermody Funeral Home (796 Upper Gage Avenue, Hamilton) on Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. & 7:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil Prayers will take place at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Eugene Parish (232 Queenston Road, Hamilton) on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington, Ontario.

Bruce Francis Boyd

We regret to announce the death of Bruce Francis Boyd on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Bruce was the brother of Yvonne Boyd-Greenaway, Educational Assistant at St. Michael Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be held at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home (796 Upper Gage Avenue, Hamilton) on Friday, September 23, 2022 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Ivano Antonio Zecchini

We regret to announce the death of Ivano Antonio Zecchini on Friday, September 16, 2022. Ivano was the father of Paula Zecchini-Mitton, Teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at Turner Family Funeral Home (53 Main Street, Dundas) on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Church (58 Sydenham Street, Dundas). Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Hamilton Conservation Authority would sincerely be appreciated by the family.

Leona DeBellis

We regret to announce the death of Leona DeBellis on Thursday, September 15, 2022. Leona was the mother of Inez DeBellis, Teacher at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School. Funeral arrangements and interment have already taken place in Windsor, Ontario.

Thomaitsa Daoulas

We regret to announce the death of Thomaitsa Daoulas on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Thomaitsa was the mother of Nick Daoulas, Teacher at Corpus Christi Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at Crestmount Funeral Home (322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton) on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Panagia Dormition of Theotokos Church (233 East 15th Street, Hamilton). Interment to follow at Mount Hamilton Cemetery.

Renata Jurcic

We regret to announce the death of Renata Jurcic on Sunday September 11, 2022. Renata was an Early Childhood Educator at St. Eugene Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at the L. G. Wallace Funeral Home (151 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton) on Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Friday, September 16, 2022 at Holy Cross Croatian Catholic Church (1883 King Street East, Hamilton) at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery (681 Mud Street East, Stoney Creek). If desired, a donation in her memory to support a school trust for her grandson Levi and future generations would be appreciated by the family. Donations will be accepted at the visitation.

Mark Piccolotto

We regret to announce the death of Mark Piccolotto on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Mark was a Tradesman at the Thomas Mahony Maintenance Building. He was the husband of Sandra Piccolotto, Elementary Teacher and father of Sarah Piccolotto, Teacher at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East, Hamilton - near James Street) on Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Vigil Prayers will take place on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Catherine of Sienna (Our Lady of Lourdes site, 416 Mohawk Road East, Hamilton) on Friday September 9, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. and cremation will follow.

Teresa (Teresina) Giordano

We regret to announce the death of Teresa (Teresina) Giordano on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. Teresa was the mother of Anna Sgobba, Assistant Custodian at St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School and mother-in-law of Angelo Sgobba, Assistant Custodian also at St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will be held at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East, Hamilton) on Monday August 29, 2022 from 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Anthony of Padua Church (165 Prospect Street North, Hamilton) on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington. Donations in Teresa’s memory to a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

John Kovach

We regret to announce the death of John Kovach on Sunday, August 21, 2022. John was the husband of Antonietta (Toni) Kovach, Superintendent of Education. Visitation is at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Monday August 29, 2022 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Catherine of Siena Church – Our Lady of Lourdes Site (420 Mohawk Rd E, Hamilton) on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Maria Elena Kapp de Gutte

We regret to announce the death of Maria Elena Kapp de Gutte on Friday, August 12, 2022 in Argentina. Maria was the mother of Maria de los Angeles Gutte, Educational Assistant at St. Joachim Catholic Elementary School. Funeral arrangements have already taken place in Argentina.

Patrick McCowell

We regret to announce the death of Patrick McCowell on Thursday, August 4, 2022. Patrick was the father of Jacob McCowell, Teacher at St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School and Kelly McCowell, Occasional Teacher. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be at Markey-Dermody Funeral Home (1774 King Street East - at Kenilworth Avenue, Hamilton) on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Markey-Dermody Funeral Home on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. In Patrick’s memory, the family kindly asks for you to perform an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness towards a friend in need.

Alessandro Rastelli

We regret to announce the death of Alessandro Rastelli on Thursday, July 7, 2022. Alessandro was the father of Emilia Rastelli, Executive Assistant to the Director of Education and Ivania Cino, retired Supervisor of Plant Office and Budget. He was also the grandfather of Jessica Rastelli, Supply Teacher. Per Alessandro's request, a private family service has already taken place.

Jean Simpson

We regret to announce the death of Jean Simpson on Sunday, July 10, 2022. Jean was the mother of Marina Simpson, Secretary at St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School, Vincent Simpson, Teacher at St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School. She was also the mother-in-law to Sarah Simpson, Teacher at St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Elementary School and Patti Wilson, retired Teacher. Jean was also a retired Secondary Clerk-typist. Visitation is at P.X. Dermody's Funeral Home (796 Upper Gage Avenue, Hamilton) on Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered Corpus Christi church on Friday July 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Stephen (Steve) Rayner

We regret to announce the death of Stephen (Steve) Rayner on Friday, July 8, 2022. Steve was the father of Leanne Bier, Early Childhood Educator at St. Joachim Catholic Elementary School and he was also the husband of Carol Raynor, retired Educational Assistant. Funeral arrangements have already taken place. Donations, in Steve’s memory, to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

Ljubica Racki

We regret to announce the death of Ljubica Racki on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Ljubica was the mother of Andreja Racki-Mahovlich, Department Head at St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School. Funeral arrangements have already taken place. Memorial Donations in Ljubica’s memory can be made to Holy Cross Croatian Church (1883 King Street East, Hamilton).

Andreina Bilich

We regret to announce the death of Andreina Bilich on Monday, June 27, 2022. Andreina was the mother of Serena Bilich, French Teacher at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School and Tania Morales, Occasional Teacher. She was also the wife of Mario Bilich retired Secondary Teacher. A funeral mass will be offered on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church (165 Prospect Street North, Hamilton). Donations in Andreina’s memory can be made to the Carmel of St. Joseph (1127 Carmel-Koch Road, R.R. 1, St. Agatha, ON, N0B 2L0) or online https://tinyurl.com/mry292bn

Evan Hewitson

We regret to announce the death of Evan Hewitson on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Evan was the son of Scott Hewitson, Teacher at St Augustine school Catholic Elementary School. Evan was a student at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School. There are no funeral arrangements, but there will be a celebration of life in the future at a date and time to be determined later.

Lorne Vincent Funnell

We regret to announce the death of Lorne Vincent Funnell on Friday, May 20, 2022. Lorne was the father of David Funnell, Teacher at St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School and he was also a former Teacher and Principal with the Board. A private family service to celebrate and honour his life will be taking place in the near future, as per the request of the family. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to PLAN Canada, in Lorne’s memory would be sincerely appreciated: https://plancanada.ca/because-i-am-a-girl

Diane Louise Knox

We regret to announce the death of Diane Louise Knox on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Diane was the mother of David Knox, Educational Assistant at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School and mother-in-law of Teresa Knox, Teacher at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School. At Diane’s request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place, details will be announced at a later date. If desired, donations in Diane’s memory to Halton Women’s Place https://haltonwomensplace.com/make-a-donat ...
would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Lorne Sheeler

We regret to announce the death of Lorne Sheeler on Monday, May 9, 2022. Lorne was the father of Sarah Simpson, Teacher at St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic Elementary School, and father-in-law of Vince Simpson, Teacher at St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School. He was also the husband of Maureen Sheeler, retired Teacher with our Board. Visitation is at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 2:00 -4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Our Lady of the Assumption Church (63 Hwy #20 East, Stoney Creek) on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Michele Gennaccaro

We regret to announce the death of Michele Gennaccaro on Friday, April 29, 2022. Michele was the father of Josie Gennaccaro, Teacher at St. Luke Catholic Elementary School and Connie Ventura, Teacher at St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East, Hamilton) on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Anthony of Padua Church (165 Prospect Street North, Hamilton) on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. Donations in Michele’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Nina Thompson

We regret to announce the death of Nina Thompson on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Nina was the mother of Carol Jurcich, Educational Assistant at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will be held on Monday May 2, 2022 from 6:00–9:00 pm at Turner Family Funeral Home (53 Main Street, Dundas) and a Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday May 3, 2022 at 12:00 noon at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Mount Zion Cemetery (1324 Concession 2 Road West, Copetown). Donations in Nina’s memory to the https://www.hbspca.com/donate/ would be appreciated by the family.

Elia Castronovo

We regret to announce the death of Elia Castronovo on Sunday, April 24, 2022. Elia was the father of Joanne Leombruni, Teacher at Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Elementary School, and father-in-law of Loreto Leombruni, Teacher at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. Visitation is at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Regina Mundi Catholic Church (631 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton) on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Burlington.

Sante Paolini

We regret to announce the death of Sante Paolini on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Sante was the father of Pamela Minichini, Teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Elementary School and father-in-law of Linda Paolini, Secretary at Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8 - East of Millen Road, Stoney Creek) on Sunday, April 24, 2022 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Anthony of Padua Church (165 Prospect Avenue North, Hamilton) on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Ray Reed

We regret to announce the death of Ray Reed on Sunday, April 17, 2022. Ray was the father of Ann Leon, Teacher at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School, Sarah Dennison, Teacher at St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School and father-in-law of Sean Dennison, Teacher at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School. Ray was also a retired Teacher with the Board. Ray has donated his body to the Human Anatomy Program at the University of Guelph, so there will be no visitation or funeral. Family will honour his life in private.

Jack Marrone

We regret to announce the death of Jack Marrone on Sunday, April 10, 2022. Jack was the father of Andrea Davis, Teacher at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. Visitation is at Bay Gardens Funeral Home "(“William J. Markey Chapel", 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Monday, April 18, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil Prayers will be offered at 3:45 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Francis Xavier Parish (304 Highway 8, Stoney Creek) on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Entombment to follow at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Cemetery, Stoney Creek. Donations in Jack’s memory to The Alzheimer's Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Mary Anne (Marusia) Stechey

We regret to announce the death Mary Anne (Marusia) Stechey on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Mary Anne was the mother of Michael Stechey, Teacher at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Elementary School and she was also a retired Teacher with the Board. Visitation will be held at Bay Gardens (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., and from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., with Panahyda at 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Holy Spirit Church (15 St. Olga Street, Hamilton) on Thursday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m. Due to the recent increase in the new COVID variant cases, the family requests full mask coverage if you plan to attend the visitation and/or Funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (cufoundation.ca) or to the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre in Mary’s memory to support the Hematology Unit (https://www.hamiltonhealth.ca/memorialgivi ... ). Mary's family also encourages anyone eligible and able to donate blood, platelets or plasma (blood.ca).

Rose Rakoczy

We regret to announce the death of Rose Rakoczy on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Rose was the mother of Jennifer DiDonato, Teacher at St. Lawrence Catholic Elementary School. Funeral arrangements and cremation have already taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Giovanni (John) Mamone

We regret to announce the death of Giovanni (John) Mamone on Sunday, April 3, 2022. John was the step-father of Joseph Curto, Project Lead for Special Education Services at the Nicholas Mancini Centre. Visitation is at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East, Hamilton) on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from 4:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church (165 Prospect Street, Hamilton) on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington.

Leonard D. Davies

We regret to announce the death of Leonard D. Davies on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Leonard was the father of Jim Davies, Teacher at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. Funeral arrangements have already taken place. A Celebration of Life Service is being planned for the spring. Donation in his memory to the Cancer Assistance Program, Hamilton would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Dianne (Mirabelli) Cockerill

We regret to announce the death of Dianne (Mirabelli) Cockerill on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Dianne was the mother of Leanne Havers, Teacher at St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School and the mother-in-law of David Havers, Teacher at St Augustine Catholic Elementary School. A private celebration of life will be taking place.

Mara Silvana Fortino

We regret to announce the death of Mara Silvana Fortino on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Mara was the mother of Maria Calabrese, Vice-Principal, St. Thomas More CSS, Nadia Fortino-Bataneat, Department Head Student Services, Cathedral High School and Luca Fortino, Teacher, Cathedral High School. She was also the mother-in law of Michelle Fortino, Secondary teacher virtual school. Memorial reception will be held at Bay Gardens, 947 Rymal Rd. E. on Sunday, March 6, 2022 from 5 – 9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 440 King St. E. on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Joe DeStefano

We regret to announce the death of Joe DeStefano on Monday, February 28, 2022. Joe was the husband of Janet DeStefano, Assistant Custodian, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Elementary school. Visitation will be held at Smith’s Funeral Home, 454 Highway #8 (east of Millen Road) Stoney Creek on Thursday March 3rd, 2022 from 3-5 and 6-9 pm. Prayer Vigil at 8 pm at the Funeral Home. A Funeral mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 934 Highway 8, Stoney Creek on Friday, March 4, 2022 at 11 a.m. Interment at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery, Stoney Creek. In accordance with provincial regulations, there are no longer capacity limits or vaccination requirements at visitation and funeral services, however, everyone is required to wear a mask and maintain a safe social distance. If desired, memorial contributions to Cancer Assist Program (www.cancerassist.ca), Ontario Beekeepers' Association (www.ontariobee.com) or Wildlife Preservation Canada (www.wildlifepreservation.ca) would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

Claudio Iannone

We regret to announce the death of Claudio Iannone on Monday, February 14, 2022. Claudio was the father of Philip Iannone, Teacher at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School and Adam Iannone, Educational Assistant at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Elementary School. He was also the father-in-law of Michelle Belshaw, Teacher at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will be held at Bay Gardens Funeral Home 9947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Friday, February 18, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass to be offered at St. Anthony of Padua Parish (165 Prospect Street North, Hamilton) on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

John Hough

We regret to announce the death of John Hough on Wednesday February 16, 2022. John was the father of Diane McEvoy, Speech-Language Pathologist. Cremation has taken place. A private family ceremony will be held on Wednesday February 23, 2022.

Roland Lejambe

We regret to announce the death of Roland Lejambe on Sunday, February 6, 2022. Roland was the father of Regina Lejambe, teacher at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. Funeral arrangements have already taken place. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Jacqueline Manitowabi

We regret to announce the death of Jacqueline Manitowabi on Monday, February 7, 2022. Jacqueline was the Mother of Tara Agresta, Assistant Custodian at St. Ann Catholic Elementary School in Ancaster and mother-in-law of Dominic Agresta, Teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Elementary school. Funeral arrangements have already taken place on February 12, 2022 in Wikwemikong on Manitoulin Island, Ontario.

Marie Denise Gallant

We regret to announce the death of Marie Denise Gallant on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Marie was the mother of Michelle Gallant, Night Custodian at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will be held at Cresmount Funeral Home (322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton) on Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. In accordance with the regulations of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario due to COVID-19, all events are restricted to a specified number of attendees. Please RSVP in advance by calling 905-387-2111. Visitors are also required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. Due to capacity restrictions the Funeral Service will be livestreamed on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Link to be provided on funeral home website: https://www.legacy.com/ca/obituaries/thesp ...

Maria Gratta

We regret to announce the death of Maria Gratta on Friday, January 28, 2022. Maria was the mother of Mary Gratta, Clerk-typist at the Plant Department and Rosemary Gratta, French Teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Elementary School. Funeral arrangements have already taken place.

Ronald “Ron” James Maxwell

We regret to announce the death of Ronald “Ron” James Maxwell on Sunday, February 6, 2022. Ron was the father of Heather Fleming, Child and Youth Worker and father-in-law of John Fleming, Guidance Teacher at St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School. He was also the husband of Mary Maxwell, retired Teacher. Visitation is at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home (36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek) on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 9, 2022 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with Vigil prayers at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (934 Highway 8, Stoney Creek) on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Our Lady of The Angels Cemetery, Stoney Creek. Please visit the Funeral Home website to register your attendance for the visitation and funeral Mass. Due to limited space availability, visitors will be accepted by scheduled appointment only and are reminded that the wearing of mask while indoors in mandatory. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s memory to Hamilton Health Sciences Memorial Giving at: https://www.hamiltonhealth.ca/memorialgivi ... or Firestone Respiratory Clinic at: https://secure3.convio.net/sjhf/site/Donat ... would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Online condolences and notes of sympathy may be left at https://donaldvbrown.ca/tribute/details/76 ...

Jack Wigham

We regret to announce the death of Jack Wigham on January 31, 2022. Jack was the father of Julie Smith, Relief Switchboard Operator at the Father Kennedy Catholic Education Centre. As per Jack’s wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will take place on Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the LG Wallace Funeral Home (151 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton). Due to COVID Restrictions, guests are required call the funeral home at 905-544-1147 to RSVP and book a time to attend.
A Celebration of Jack’s life will take place on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. This service will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend via this link: http://www.livememorialservices.com/Home/S ...
An interment will take place at a later date at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

Vincenzo Filice

We regret to announce the death of Vincenzo Filice on Thursday, January 27, 2022. Vincenzo was the father of Tiziana Filice-Greco, Social Worker. He was also the grandfather of Jessica Greco, Tutor in the Classroom. Funeral arrangements have taken place. Memorial donations to the Cancer Assist Program (CAP) and the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Please sign the online Book of Condolences at www.baygardens.ca

Rose Elizabeth Mielko

We regret to announce the death of Rose Elizabeth Mielko on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Rose was the mother of Michael Mielko, Principal at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Elementary School. She was also a retired Teacher with the Board. In accordance with provincial regulations, there is a limit to the number of visitors who may attend at one time. Please RSVP in advance for the visitation and funeral mass on Rose's tribute page at www.smithsfh.com . Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8 - east of Millen Road, Stoney Creek 905-664-4222) on Thursday January 21, 2022 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with Prayer Vigil at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (934 Highway #8 Stoney Creek) on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Urn Interment and A Celebration of Life will be held on a later date. Contributions in Rose’s memory to The Canadian Cancer Society or the Good Shepherd would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Elia Bilanzola

We regret to announce the death of Elia Bilanzola on Friday, on January 7, 2022. Elia was the Mother of Gloria Bilanzola, Teacher at Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Elementary School and mother-in-law of Mary Bilanzola, Educational Assistant at St. Joachim Catholic Elementary School. Visitation at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East -near James Street, Hamilton) on Monday, January 10, 2022 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Anthony's Church (165 Prospect Street North, Hamilton) on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations to Juravinski Cancer Centre or the Help a Child Smile Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Please sign the book of condolences at https://www.friscolanti.com/obituary/elia- ...

Pasquale Di Persio

We regret to announce the death of Pasquale Di Persio on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Pasquale was the father of Francine Estrada, Teacher at St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School and Nadia Paolini, Teacher at St. Michael Catholic Elementary School. He was also the father-in-law of Irwin Estrada, Teacher at St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School. Funeral arrangements have already taken place.

Ronald Kocel

We regret to announce the death of Ronald Kocel on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. Ronald was the father of Cheryl Kocel, Vice-Principal at St. Mark Catholic Elementary School and he was also a retired Principal with the Board. Cremation has taken place. With much regret, but for the safety of Ron's family and friends, visitation will be cancelled due to the increasing Covid numbers. In lieu of flowers and in Ron's honour, donations to the Woodland Cultural Centre www.woodlandculturalcentre.ca would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Domenico Albini

We regret to announce the death of Domenico Albini on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Domenico was the father of Fabrizio Albini, Special Education Resource Teacher at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Elementary School and Maria-Rita Albini, Teacher at St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8 – East of Millen Road, Stoney Creek), on Monday, December 27, 2021, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. with a Prayer Vigil at 10:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church (304 Highway #8, Stoney Creek) on Monday, December 27, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. Entombment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Burlington. In accordance with provincial regulations, there is a limit to the number of visitors who may attend the Visitation. Please RSVP in advance for the Visitation by visiting Domenico's obituary on the Smith's Funeral Home, Stoney Creek Chapel at https://www.smithsfh.com/memorials/domenic ... . Donations can be made in Domenico's memory to the Good Shepherd Centres, the Alzheimer's Society, and Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.

Alina Ennion

We regret to announce the death of Alina Ennion on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Alina was the mother of Alexandra Capretta, Designated Early Childhood Educator, St. Matthew Catholic Elementary school and mother in-law to Mauro Capretta, teacher at Our Lady of the Assumption school. Visitation will be held at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 947 Rymal Road East on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 5-9 pm. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 63 Highway 20 East, Stoney Creek, on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre or the Cancer Assistance program would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Madeline Ricci

We regret to announce the death of Madeline Ricci on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021. Madeline was the mother of Elyse Tassone, Teacher at Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School and Marisa Ricci, Teacher at Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School and the mother-in-law to Anthony Tassone, Teacher at Cathedral High School. Madeline was a retired E.S.L. teacher at St. Charles wife of Joseph Ricci, former Principal. Visitation is at Bay Garden’s Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Monday, December 13, 2021, 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. https://baygardens.permavita.com/site/Made ...
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Regina Mundi Church (631 Mohawk Road West) on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Ancaster. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Madeline’s memory to Regina Mundi Parish and Juravinski Hospital, Hematology.

Malcolm Payne

We regret to announce the death of Malcolm Payne on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Malcolm was the father of Shannon Praden, Teacher at St. Joachim Catholic Elementary School. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from1:00-4:00p.m. in the Upper Banquet Hall of the Dundas Legion (280 King Street West, Dundas). Covid protocols to be followed. Donations to Wentworth Lodge Recreation Department or Good Shepherd are sincerely appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be made by visiting www.circleoflifecbc.com .

Emidio Tirabassi

We regret to announce the death of Emidio Tirabassi on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Emidio was the father of Enrico Tirabassi, Custodian at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School and father-in-law of Sandra Tirabassi, Early Childhood Educator at St. Michael Catholic Elementary School. Emidio was also a retired Custodian with the Board. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8 - east of Millen Road, Stoney Creek 905-664-4222) on Friday, December 10, 2021 from 3:00-5:00 and 6:00-9:00 p.m. A Prayer Vigil will take place at 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (934 Highway # 8, Winona) on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. A private family entombment will follow at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery, Stoney Creek. There are no capacity restrictions for the visitation, however, proof of full vaccination is required to attend. No vaccine required to attend the Funeral Mass, however social distancing and capacity limits are in place. Please RSVP in advance for the visitation and funeral mass on Emidio's tribute page at www.smithsfh.com . In lieu of flowers, donations made in Emidio's memory to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Building Fund would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Shirley Margaret Toth

We regret to announce the death of Shirley Margaret Toth on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Shirley was the mother of Julie Hines, Educational Assistant at Our lady Of Peace Catholic Elementary School. There was no visitation and cremation has already taken place. The family will have a private Mass in Shirley’s memory at St Ann's Church, Ancaster.

Maria Figliola

We regret to announce the death of Maria Figliola on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Maria was the mother of Dora Figliola-Bozzo, ESL Teacher at the Nicholas Mancini Center and mother in-law to Mike Bozzo, retired teacher. Visitation will be held at Cresmount Funeral Home on Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 3 – 5 pm and 6:30 – 9 pm. A funeral mass will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 50 Brucedale Avenue East, Hamilton at 10:00 am. As per the Funeral Home Covid Policy, proof of vaccination along with government ID are mandatory. Donations to the McMaster Children's Oncology Department would be greatly appreciated by the family.