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RIP Peter Jawn Stewart


Obituary for Peter Jawn Stewart

STEWART, Peter Jawn Passed peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital in the early hours on June 17, 2017 at the age of 73. Beloved husband of Ann (Anna Di Cenzo) for 47 years. Predeceased by his mother Hazel Somerville and father Marvin. He will be missed dearly by his children Jason, Angie (Ben), Jackie, his brother Brian, his niece Nancy (George) and nephew Steve (Lorna), 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, many extended family and friends. Many thanks to the doctors and nurses that cared for Peter over the past 9 years at Juravinski. Peter was a dedicated family man and will be remembered for his love of life, generosity and contagious smile. Fond memories of his time spent in Hamilton, New Brunswick, Port Elgin, Belize, Concerts, Bills, Hockey games, NASCAR races, and Clappison Animal Hospital. Cremation has taken place and celebration of life to be held at a later date. If desired, donations would be appreciated to Juravinski Cancer Centre or Animal Adoptions of Flamborough. Online tributes and condolences may be made on "Remembering Peter Stewart, Keep on Smiling" Facebook group.
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RIP Kathleen (Kay) Grant formerly Lockhart (Nee Straw)


 Obituary for Kathleen Grant

Kathleen “Kay” Grant (formerly Lockhart) nee Straw

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our sweet grandmother, who lived an amazing 100 years. In the late 1950’s Kay opened Lockhart’s Ladies Wear on Concession Street. Pre deceased by her husbands, Stewart Lockhart and Bill Grant, daughter Valerie Somerville and sister Ruth Hewson. Loving Grandma Kay to Bob and Debbie Curran, Bill and Sharon Curran, Kathy and Roger Caron, Cam and Darlene Curran and Susan Curran and George Mihalka. Cherished great grandma to Jennifer Sherman (Paul), Chris Curran (Julie), Bobby Curran (Haidy), Stephanie Curran, Andrew Curran, Mackenzie Curran, Beshelé Caron, Katie Caron, Nicole Caron (Alexander), Cameron Curran, Meaghan Curran, Veronica Hampson and Ethan Hampson and fifth generation great-great-grand babies Matthew Curran and Sloan Sherman. Special auntie to Marj and Kathy. Beloved friend of Mary Murray.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of the C.I.C.U at the Juravinksi Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, please give freely to the charity of your choice.

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RIP Norma Ellen Curran (Nee Somerville)


Obituary for Norma Curran

Peacefully at Sunrise Retirement Residence, Burlington on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the age of 100. Beloved wife of the late William Curran (1991). Predeceased by her children Robert Curran (1995) and Patricia Curran (2005). Cherished grandmother of Robert, William, Kathleen, Cameron, Susan, Rob and Wayne and many great grandchildren. Norma will be dearly missed by her brother Richard Somerville, sister Lois Spencer, daughter-in-law Shirley Farmer, her nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Norma was 45 year member of the Burlington Golf and Country Club as well as a Life member of the I.O.D.E. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Norma are asked to please consider the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
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RIP Valerie Somerville (Nee Lockhart)


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Valerie Beshele Somerville on Friday, April 26, 2013.

Predeceased by her husband Ross Somerville. Beloved daughter of Kathleen Grant (late Bill Grant) and the late Stewart Lockhart. Loving mother of Robert Curran (Debbie), William Curran (Sharon), Kathleen Caron (Roger), Cameron Curran (Darlene) and Susan Curran, and step-mother of John and Kathy Somerville. Treasured Gramma of Jennifer (Paul Sherman), Chris (Julie Ana Chris), Robert, Stephanie, Andrew, Mackenzie, Cameron, and Meaghan Curran, Beshele, Katie and Nicole Caron, Veronica and Ethan Hampson, and Sandy and Justin Somerville.

Valerie owned and operated Lockhart's Ladies Wear on Concession Street, Hamilton for many years.

As per Valerie's wishes, cremation has taken place and a gathering of family and friends will take place on Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 12-3 p.m. at the home of Robert Curran, 569 Sharalin Court, Burlington, ON L7T 2N7.

For more information, please contact susan. If so desired, donations may be made in Valerie's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


We saw thee shine

in youth and beauty's pride,

And Virtue's light,

that beams beyond the spheres;

But, like the sun eclips'd

at morning tide,

Thou left us darkling

in a world of tears.

The parent's heart

that nestled fond in thee,

That heart how sunk,

a prey to grief and care;

So deckt the woodbine

sweet yon aged tree;

So, rudely ravish'd,

left it bleak and bare.


Robbie Burns

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RIP Uncle Archie Curran


 CURRAN, Archibald Donald - Peacefully, at the Northridge Long Term Care Centre, Oakville, on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at the age of 91. Loving and dedicated husband for 59 years of the late Madeline (September, 2002). Beloved father of Nicole Formanek (Ed) and Michael Curran (Shirley). Proud grandfather of Jeffrey, Andrea Meyer (Graham), Devon (Pete) and Madelaine and cherished great-grandfather of Julia and John. Dear brother of the late Bill, Jack and Tom and brother-in-law of Norma Curran and Vera Nunn and dance partner of Kay. Serving his country as an RCAF flying officer, Arch\'s character was refined into that of a true officer and a gentleman. He was a world traveler who lived life to the fullest. Arch loved golfing, curling, playing bridge and ballroom dancing, but his true love was for his family who always came first.

Thank you to all the staff from Northridge Long Term Care Centre, for all of their excellent care and compassion provided to our father. Special thanks to Heritage Place in Burlington who also went above and beyond. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of QEW) from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, July 30, 2012, at 11 o\'clock.


For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart House Hospice or to the Alzheimer Society. On-line condolences may be made through

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RIP Aunt Iola - Iola Beryle Curran (Stafford)


CURRAN, Iola Beryle (Stafford)

Much loved mother, wife, sister, grandmother, aunt, daughter and friend to many, Iola passed away in her 89th year, Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Hamilton General Hospital, the same Hospital where she completed her nursing training with the Class of \'45.

Iola was predeceased by her husband John Curran (1985), her son Gary (1991), and her parents Neta Stafford (Watterworth) and Harvey Stafford. She will be sadly missed by her sister and lifelong friend Ilene Ford (Stafford, predeceased by husband Jack Ford) (St. Thomas), sons Dave Curran (Toronto) and Steve Curran (and wife Claudette, of Vancouver), grandson Shane Curran, nieces Donna Butcher (Ford, St. Thomas), and Janice Hurst (Ford, London), and their families, surviving sister in law Norma Curran (Burlington), surviving brother in law Archie Curran (Oakville), Iola\'s St. Thomas cousins, many nieces and nephews, and her long time friends and nursing classmates.

Iola was born in St. Thomas, Ontario in 1923 and moved to Hamilton to pursue her nursing training in 1943. She met her husband Jack on his return from England following his service in the R.C.A.F., and they married in Port Stanley, Ontario in 1947. Gary was their first son, followed by Dave and Steve, and they settled in Dundas where Iola lived for the rest of her life. Their home on Wilmar Court remained a welcoming constant until recent years. Iola had a warm sense of humour and connected with people around her, throughout her life. She was active in the Dundas community with the Home and School Association, and founded the first library at Yorkview School. She was a longtime fan and driver to numerous school and sporting events for her sons. Iola worked for many years with the Hamilton Nurses Registry and later in life enjoyed world travel.

Friends will be received by the family on Monday, February 13th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, Ontario, where a Service and reception will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Special thanks to the staff at Blackadar Continuing Care in Dundas and the Hamilton General Hospital Stroke Unit.

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Sharon Stewart 1942-2009


STEWART, Sharon Elizabeth (nee Ritchie)

Passed peacefully in her 67th year with her loving family by her side on Friday October 23rd, 2009. Beloved wife of Brian Stewart of 48 years. Left behind to eternally treasure her memory are her children Nancy Kavuk (George) and Steve (Lorna). Proud Grandma of Kristina Giusti (Marco), Katelyn, Michael, Jessica and Sarah and Great Grandma of Luca and Alessia. Dear sister of Robert Ritchie (Betty), Nancy Quigley (Don), Sandra Lawton and Kim Waring (Ray). Favorite sister-in-law of Peter and Ann Stewart. She will be dearly missed by her many nieces, nephews and by her life long friend, Fran Dorey. Sharon was a lifetime resident of ”The East end” and filled her life with family, learning and dancing with many groups. She especially loved entertaining big family parties where several birthday cakes were the norm. She will be greatly missed by all those fortunate to have known her or worked with her at Eaton’s Eastgate.  Donations may be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre or a charity of choice. Online tributes can be made at “Last Dance”

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Rest In Peace, Jeff Healey

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Robert Anton Wilson RIP

ObitsRobert Anton Wilson (RIP)

Robert Anton Wilson--philosopher, author, visionary, Discordian, Fortean, and bOING bOING patron saint--died early this morning. From his final blog post on January 6:

 Raw200610021323-1 Various medical authorities swarm in and out of here predicting I have between two days and two months to live. I think they are guessing. I remain cheerful and unimpressed. I look forward without dogmatic optimism but without dread. I love you all and I deeply implore you to keep the lasagna flying.

Please pardon my levity, I don't see how to take death seriously. It seems absurd.


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Goodbye to a friend


MOORE, Michael Christopher - It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Chris (aka Mickey, Skippy, Seymor), age 54, peacefully at home on December 19, 2006. He will be forever missed by his wife, Jane, and his children Matt and Kate. Chris was proud to be the son of Verna and the late Stewart Moore and the brother of Nancy and Robert Meehan and Lorne and Allana Moore. He was the beloved brother-in-law of Daniel and Deborah Peace, Michael Peace and his fiancee Judy Nigro, and Maggie and Ed Williams. Chris leaves behind many, much loved nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He drew great strength and support from special friends, neighbours and co-workers. The internet will be a little quieter. A special thanks to Wendy, Cathy and Dr. T. McCarty and to Wendy and Cathy, our VON's for their outstanding care and warmth. We would also like to thank Dr. S. Muhkerjee and the staff of the Juravinski Centre for their endless compassion. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and on 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 Chris' Life will take place on Saturday at ST. PAUL'S UNITED CHURCH, 29 Park Street, Dundas, at 1 p.m. A private family interment will take place Saturday morning. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chris' memory to the VON or the Community Care Access Centre who facilitated his journey of choice. Condolences can be made online at Cremation has taken place.

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Ó Corráin, Corran, Curren, Currans, Currane, Curreen, Kirrane, O’ Corrin, O’Currane, O’Corren, Corrin

The Curran name, and its variations, are popular throughout Ireland, most particularly in county Donegal in the northern province of Ulster. The name comes from the Gaelic word “corradh” meaning ‘spear’. One of the most famous Irish Currans was John Philpot Curran, a barrister and a nationalist, whose daughter was engaged to Robert Emmett.


From Kenneth: The surname Curran appears to be patronymical in origin, and is believed to be associated with the Irish, meaning,"Grandson of Corran", a diminitive of "Coiradh (spear). Different spellings of the same name original surname are a common occurrence. Dictionaries of surnames indicate probable spelling variations of Curran to be Corran, Currane, Kirrane, Curreen, O'Currin, Curren,and Coiradh. Although bearers of the old and distinguished Curran name comprise a small fraction of the population, there are a number who have established for it a significant place in history.

They include: Simon Curran(O'Currin) (d.1302), Bishop of Kiljenora,Ireland.

Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942) American painter of "perfume of the Rose", still hanging in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., "The Breezy Day"' in Philadelphia, and "Mountain Laurel."

John Philpot Curran (1750-1817) Irish orator and Judge who was a member of the Irish Parliament in 1783.

John Joseph Curran (1859-1936) ordained a priest in 1887, he spent the rest of his life as Curate and Pastor in the coal-mining area of Pennsylvania. He became famous for his support of miners and thier unions.

Amelia Curran(d.1847) She practiced painting only as an amateur, and her portrait of Percy Bysshe Shelly was exhibited in the National Portrait Exhibition in 1868.

Pearl Gildessleeve Curran (1875-1941) American composer who published about forty songs, many of them to her own texts. Her most successful works include," Dawn". "Life", "Rain", "Nursery Rhymes", and "Nocturne."

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