RIP Ann Stewart

Obituary for Ann Stewart STEWART, Ann It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ann in the early hours on November 25, 2020 at the age of 72. Ann will be reunited with the love of her life and husband of 50 years, Peter. Predeceased by her mother Cesira Marciano (Vacca), father Guido DiCenzo, and brother Paul. She will be missed dearly by her children Jason(Teresa), Angie (Ben), Jackie, 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, many extended family and friends. Ann built a loving home for her family full of joy, tradition and music. She inspired all by her strength and endless energy running marathons, Zumba classes and trail walks with friends. Fond memories of her time spent in Hamilton, New Brunswick, Port Elgin, Belize, San Francisco, Edmonton, and Italy. Special thank you to the amazing and heroic ER & ICU teams at Juravinski Hospital for their compassionate care. Cremation has taken place and Celebration of Life to be scheduled. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation. Online tributes and condolences may be made on "Remembering Peter Stewart, Keep on Smiling" Facebook group.

RIP Margaret Anne Arlene Curran (Hammond)

Obituary for Margaret Anne Arlene Curran (Hammond)   With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Arlene, peacefully and surrounded by her children, on August 21, 2020 at the age of 76. Loving wife of Richard (2010), devoted mother of Jeff, Scott (Kate) and Kim (Norm) and adoring nana to Holly, Kristyn, Emily and Matthew. Arlene was the youngest child of Irene (Robinson) and Frank Hammond, sister of Judy (2010) and Len (2006), loving niece of Joan Hammond (Tom, 2017) and dear sister-in-law of Susan Hammond and Tom and Mary Curran. Arlene will be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mom's love of her family and immense pride in her children and grandchildren knew no bounds. We are certain that our dad, Richard, was there to greet mom with love as she began this new journey. With all of our love to our Mom and Nana. Until we meet again. Visitation will be held at the DONALD V. BROWN FUNERAL HOME, 36 Lake Ave. Dr, Stoney Creek, on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 5 to 8 p.m. Due to current restrictions, please visit 

RIP Lois Mae Spencer (Somerville)

SPENCER, Lois Mae (nee Somerville)
Peacefully passed away on Saturday, September 1st in her 92nd year. Beloved wife to her late husband John (d.1998); dear mother to Jan (Chuck/John), Kelly (Glenn), and Tracy (Jim); cherished grandmother to John, Scott (Cleophee), Spencer, Bryan, Jesse (Alex), Brent (Laura), and Lindsey; a delighted great-grandmother to Hildur, Jacques, and Lexie; and aunt to several Somerville and Spencer nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Alfred and Edith and her older siblings Jeanne, Hazel, Norma, Bill, Ross, and more recently by her younger brother Richard whom she deeply missed. A resident of Hamilton, Hamilton Beach, and Burlington, Lois was an active participant in life. Based out of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, she and Jack loved to sail and entertain aboard the Wyndrift and Pirate King. Lois golfed and curled at the Glendale Golf and Country Club, lawn bowled, painted, carved, crafted small pieces of furniture, proudly belonged to the Lois' Club, enjoyed bridge, and socializing with the Mohawk College Retirees Association and her numerous friends including lifelong friend Gwen Stephenson. While osteoporosis slowed her down in later years, she kept her wit and smile for all to experience. Special thanks to the staff at The Williamsburg Retirement Home, Doctors Comeau and Zhu, and the 7th floor nursing staff at Joseph Brant Hospital. At Lois' request there will be no service. If desired, donations may be made to Osteoporosis Canada. " May there always be wind in your sails."

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.

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

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