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December 3, 2023

Peacefully at Grandview Lodge, Dunnville on Friday, December 1, 2023.  May Passmore (nee Buck), wife of the late Dick Passmore (2015), in her 96th year.  Beloved mother of Sandra Passmore, Audrey Nie, Edgar (Doreen), Cindy (Dave) Everets, and Dick (Lisa). Loving grandmother of several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren.  May will be fondly remembered by her dear friends Virginia and Frank.  Sister of Buelah †, Eileen †, Marie †, George †, Johnny † and survived by her brother in-law Bill May is predeceased by grandson Caleb.  May loved her family and their happiness warmed her heart.  May was a longtime member of Rebekah Lodge #84 of Welland.  A special thank you to the staff at Grandview Lodge for the compassionate care that mom received during her years with them. Friends were invited to visit the family at BALLARD MINOR FUNERAL HOME, 315 Broad Street East, Dunnville on Tuesday December 5, 2023 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  The funeral service for May was held at Canboro Community Centre, 7 Darling Street, Dunnville on Wednesday December 6, 2023 at 11 a.m.  Interment Melick Cemetery, Canboro. In memory of May, donations to the Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation, or KINnections Life Centre, Dunnville, would be sincerely appreciated by her family.  A Rebekah Service was held at the funeral home on Tuesday December 5th at 2 p.m. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family and sign the Book of Memories at
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December 1, 2023

February 18, 1933 – November 27, 2023Alvin Leo Lofthouse passed peacefully in the loving arms of Jesus on Monday, November 27, 2023 at West Haldimand General Hospital, Hagersville at the age of 90 years.  Lovingly remembered by his children Laurie (late John) Sherk, Kathy & Bryon Lamoure, Judy Hutchinson, Teri Way, Kristine & Joe Skeggs, Bill & Brenda Lofthouse, and Dave Lofthouse. Loving grandfather of Jodi, Tim, Kevin, Craig, Matthew, Jordan, Danielle, Kelly, Heather, Adam, Josh, Melissa, Amanda, Hayley, Lashaun, Nathan, Kristen, Aaron, and Kelsea.  Also survived by 20 great grandchildren.  Dad was predeceased by his wife Ruth, and his brother Keith and sister-in-law June Lofthouse and their son Mark Lofthouse.  Brother-in-law of Dorothy Hoover (deceased), John & Wilma Hoover (both deceased), George & Nancy Fehrman (both deceased), Blake & Edna (deceased) Hoover, Charlie Hoover (deceased) & Marg Dawson, Janet & Nick Rutka, and Dale & Joanne Hoover.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A private family funeral service will be held.  Interment Selkirk Union Cemetery.  Arrangements by Hyde & Mott Chapel, Hagersville.
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STUBBS (Reid), Helen Marilyn

November 29, 2023

Entered peacefully into rest with family at her side on Sunday November 26, 2023 in her 87th year. Predeceased by her husband Jack and eldest daughter, Terri Densmore (Hugh). Loving mother to Mark Stubbs, Jackie Madigan (Patrick) and Lesley Perry (Doug). Cherished Nana of Jack, Caitie, Alice, Emily, Shannon, Brendan, Thomas and Robyn. Dear sister to and predeceased by Lorraine Reid, Eleanor Cummings (Lorne), and Keith Reid (Janet). Sister-in-law to and predeceased by Adele and Bill Woodley, Ed and Marion Stubbs, and Pat and Vic Milne. Helen leaves behind a close extended family of Janet Reid, Don and Eleanor Thorne, Gaye and Peter Fletcher and many nieces and nephews. Helen was born in Oneida Township, Haldimand County, to Gordon and Leta Reid, and grew up on her family’s farm. Helen graduated at the top of her nursing class and was a registered nurse for over 30 years at Hagersville West Haldimand General Hospital. Although very quiet, Helen caught the attention of an outgoing Jack in high school. Their journey together did not begin until a few years later, when Jack was Helen’s patient in the hospital. They married in 1960, and shared 56 years together, raising 4 active children in a very busy home that was always warm and welcoming to anyone who showed up calling at the door. In their retirement years, Helen and Jack enjoyed summers on Balsam Lake, travelling, art classes, and an active community life volunteering. Helen was a caregiver at heart and a beautiful soul, and the love she had for people extended beyond her immediate family to everyone that she met. Helen was passionate about cooking wonderful meals and entertaining friends, and will be remembered for the homemade muffins and soup she would drop off to friends who were sick or simply needed their spirits lifted. Helen conquered breast cancer with great courage and strength, and went on to have a long and wonderful life. She will be remembered for her unwavering support of her children and grandchildren, and her kindness as a dear friend to many. The family will be holding a private service. In lieu of flowers, donations to West Haldimand General Hospital and Caledonia Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made through
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PHIPPS, Clifford (Alonza)

November 29, 2023

Clifford Phipps of Caledonia passed away peacefully at Hamilton General Hospital on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 in his 89th year. Predeceased by his wife, Jill (Dyer) Phipps (November 21, 2022), formerly of Port Dover. Loving father to his two daughters Lisa Sebok (Jonathan) of Tillsonburg and Lori Brownell (Chris) of Ancaster. Loving grandfather to his four grandchildren: Troy Sebok (Emily Mendonca), Trevor Brownell (Felicia Dodsworth), Devin Sebok, Nicole Brownell (Steve Gagnon) and loving great-grandfather to Jack Gagnon. Cliff was born on August 4, 1935 on the farm in Haldimand County to (Alonzo) Clifford and Frances (Moore) Phipps. He moved into town when he was 10 and has lived in Caledonia ever since. He worked in the metallurgical department of Dofasco until his retirement in 1990. When he was younger he volunteered with the Kinsmen and later the K-40. In his later years he delivered Meals on Wheels with Jill and volunteered at the Caledonia Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 154. He really enjoyed selling poppies and marching with his fellow Legion members in local parades. Cremation has taken place and there will be no public service. Memorial Donations to a Caledonia charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to MILLER FUNERAL CHAPEL, Caledonia.

HEWITT, James Gage

November 27, 2023

It is with heartfelt sadness the family of James Gage Hewitt age 91, passed away peacefully at West Haldimand General Hospital, November 25, 2023. Predeceased by his parents Mary and James R Hewitt, his mother and father-in-law Pearl and William Bray, loving wife Donna Hewitt, Brothers Thomas (Eleanor), Bill (Lavina), Robert (died as a child), Sisters Coral (Dick), Gwen (Ralph) and Pat (Ron). Also predeceased by sister-in-law’s Irene (Lloyd), Velma (Les), Ruby (Stan), Helen (Ivan) and brother-in-law’s Earl (WWII) and Harold (Joyce). Survived by Sister-in-law Illa Brennan.  Beloved Father to Rosemary (Tom) and Tracy (Michael). Cherished Grandfather to Kristen, Jamie (Amanda), Mike Jr. and Daniel (Amanda). Loving Great Grandfather to Hunter, Xavier, Felix, Nevaeh, Owen, Lily, Hailey and Lucas. Also sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Jim was a very well-known painter in the Community. Cremation has taken place. A Grave-site ceremony will take place in the near future. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to West Haldimand General Hospital or Hagersville United Church.   Arrangements by Hyde & Mott Chapel, Hagersville.
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HALL, Lillian (MURPHY, nee GUYATT)

November 27, 2023

The family of Lillian June Hall (Murphy, nee Guyatt) sadly announce her unexpected death in her 87th year after a very short illness on Sunday November 26, 2023 at Norfolk General Hospital. June is predeceased by husbands Gordon Murphy and Gordon Hall, sisters Marilyn and Lila, and grandson Sean. Loving mother to Robert Murphy (Kathy) and Laura Maguire (Darrell). Supportive grandmother to Joshua (Sandra), James (Abby), Alan (Lynnette), Rachel (Jordan), and Amanda. Playful great grandmother to Henry, Elsie, Melody, Oscar, Lewis, Ruby, Georgia, Miles, and Nathan. Special aunt and great aunt to many. June’s life was filled with music, nature, friends, community and her love for Jesus. Visitation will be at Hyde and Mott Funeral Chapel, 60 Main St. South Hagersville, Thursday November 30th from 2-4 and 7-9. Celebration of life will be at Selkirk Baptist Church, 17 Kent Street, Selkirk on Friday December 1 at 10:30. As expressions of love, donations may be made to Selkirk Baptist Church, or Canadian Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec.
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November 26, 2023

Peacefully with his family by his side on November 25, 2023 in his 82nd year, Floyd was called to his heavenly home.  Predeceased by his loving wife Tina Visser (nee. Boer) (2022).  Very proud and caring father of Margaret and Robin Pepper, Greg and Betty Visser and Teresa and Todd Eakins.  Cherished and treasured grandfather of Jessica and Allan Houwer, Jennifer and Sawyer Stone, Lauren Visser, Emily Visser, Nolan Eakins, Liam Eakins, Jay and Tiffany Pepper and Ryan and Victoria Pepper.  Dear GG Floyd of Kaiden, Addison, Everleigh, Oaklynn and Erickson Pepper. Son of the late George and Mabel (Margaret) Visser.  Floyd was a respected and hard-working Ontario Hydro Lineman for 35 years. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing with family, playing cards, cutting grass, curling and his plaid shirts with blue jeans.  Family was Floyd’s pride and joy.  Floyd will be missed by his brothers in law and sisters in law, nieces, nephews and many friends.   Thank you to the ER staff and Palliative nurses at West Haldimand General Hospital for the care and compassion dad received during his time there.  We are very grateful for all you have done. Friends are invited to visit with the family at Cayuga United Church, 25 Munsee Street South, Cayuga on Tuesday November 28, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.  The funeral service for Floyd will be held at Cayuga United Church on Wednesday November 29 at 11 am.  Interment Cayuga Riverside Cemetery.  In Memory of Floyd, donations to West Haldimand Hospital and/or Snowy Owl Palliative Room at the WHGH Link: would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to COOPER FUNERAL HOME, Jarvis (519-587-4414).  Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at

SCHWEYER, Lee Edward

November 26, 2023

April 22, 1941 – November 25, 2023 – Age 82 years The family of Lee Edward Schweyer are deeply saddened to announce his passing on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at the age of 82 years, at Grandview Lodge, Dunnville. Predeceased by his parents Manford and Geraldine and grandson Christopher. Lee is the loving husband of Marion for 60 years, deeply devoted father of Lori (Doug) McMillan, Linda (Tom) Baker and Marty Schweyer. Grandpa to Chantelle (Andrew), Connor (Taylor), Danielle (Lucas), Meghan (Davin), Melani (Chance), Bethani, and Toni. Great-Grandpa to Colton, Jack, Wesley, and Duke Brother to Carolyn (Art) Fair, Shirley (Larry) Hannigan, and Rodney (Darlene) Schweyer. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Lee enjoyed camping, fishing, working out in the yard, riding his bike and quiet family time. The family will honour his life with visitation at Hyde & Mott Chapel, 60 Main Street South, Hagersville, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2023 and Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Fisherville. Reception at Trinity Lutheran Church Hall. Donations to Alzheimer’s Society or charity of your choice. Arrangements by R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd.
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November 24, 2023

May 19, 1967 – November 14, 2023 With our hearts broken we announce the passing of Sean Keith MacPherson at the age of 56, at Brantford General Hospital. Sean will be reunited with his son Jonathan (1992). Loved by his wife Lisa(nee: McDermott), beloved father to Kelly (Kyle) Willett to Patrick(Hannah) and a loving grandfather of 3. Devoted son to Eileen and the late Keith MacPherson. Brother to James (Patti) and Kym (Steve) Ruddick. Loving son in law to John and Sandra McDermott. Brother-in-law to Linda Gould. Sean will be deeply missed by many relatives and friends. We would like to thank the Sunnybrook Critical Care Burn unit team for Sean’s care between April 25th and July 3rd. Thank you to all the staff at the Brantford General Hospital Critical Care unit for giving us so much support while Sean was there between July 3rd and November 14th. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bay Gardens Funeral Home 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton. A Memorial Visitation and service will take place on December 2nd, 2023. Visitation begins at 12 p.m. immediately followed by the Chapel Service at 1:00 pm. In Lieu of flowers donations to Minor Hockey Foundation Ontario or would be appreciated by the family. An Online register book and livestream link will be available on