RIP Richard Gordon Somerville

Obituary for Richard Gordon Somerville SOMERVILLE, Richard Gordon Peacefully on May 13, 2018 at the age of 91. Will be sadly missed by Violet, loving wife of 68 years, daughter Barbara (Colin), son Grant (Angela), sister Lois Spencer (Jack), grandchildren Mihaile, Richard (Megan), Steven and Andrea, great grandchildren Louella, Ophelia and Rooney, and his many nieces and nephews. The youngest of seven children he is predeceased by sisters Jane Somerville, Hazel Stewart, Norma Curran and brothers Bill and Ross. Richard spent 43 years at Stelco, retiring as a general foreman in the electrical division and with many fond memories. He was an avid golfer, loved to sail and was a member of the Sea Cadets Old Boys Association. His greatest love was time spent with family and friends, and is remembered by all that met him for his happy and kind personality. In keeping with Richard's wishes a Celebration of his Life will be held July 8th from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Edelweiss Centre in the St. Elizabeth Village, Hamilton, where he wanted family and friends to enjoy time together recalling the countless good times he felt fortunate to share. Cremation has taken place.

RIP Michael David Curran


Michael David Curran

31 MARCH , 1950 -“ 23 DECEMBER , 2018
Obituary of Michael David Curran
Michael passed away peacefully in his 69th year on Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 at Markham Stouffville Hospital following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Michael, beloved husband to Shirley for 37 years and loving father to Devon (Pete Dzilums) and Madelaine (Justin Papizewski). Cherished Papa to Taylor and Jaida. Survived by his sister Nicole (Ed Formanek) and his niece Andrea and nephew Jeffrey. Michael will also be missed by his mother-in-law Kay Bedell and lovingly remembered by many other nieces, nephews, extended family and friends as well as his labradoodle, Indy. Our family extends a heartfelt thank you to our amazing neighbours in the Whitevale Community for their compassion and support. A celebration of Michael's life will be announced at a later date.

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.

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 on August 30th, 2015 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.


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.

Looking for an Uncle and a Grandmother

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I am looking for information on an Uncle and Grandmother.I am looking for George Henry [perhaps Lamb] Curran born April 20th 1914 in Peterborough Ont. Also looking for Anne Elizabeth Curran [Lamb] .George would have been my Uncle , Annie would have been my Grandmother.

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One of the most famous of the Viking roving kings was Olaf Curran, ‘Olaf of the Shoes’ He was very fond of leather goods of the highest quality. Beautifully tanned Irish leathers were an important part of Dublin’s export business. A Christian, he was at one time King of both Dublin and Northumbria. He was twice expelled from Northumbria and lost Dublin in 980 at the Battle of Tara. He died a penitent at the monastery of Iona in 981.