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Obituaries 2019 - 2020

John (Jack) Bolton

Brother John (Jack) Bolton passed away peacefully in his 91st year on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. He was a member of Wentworth Lodge No. 166 and the Shriners Club of Hamilton. He was on of their best clowns entertaining many children over the years.

The family has requested a Masonic Memorial Service to be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. at the Donald Brown Funeral Home on Lake Avenue in Stoney Creek. Your attendance at this service would be greatly appreciated.

Michael Boyd Scott Johnston

JOHNSTON, Michael Boyd Scott March 28, 1964 - March 8, 2019 Tragically and senselessly, on Friday, March 8, 2019, Michael was taken from us at the age of 54. Cherished son of Carolyn Duncan (late Al), and the late Daniel Johnston (1987). Incredibly proud and most loving father of Thomas. Much loved brother of Daniel Sean, Heather Spadafora (Leo). Michael was the adored uncle of Lauren and Danielle Spadafora. Loving nephew of Pamela Coombs and the late Debbie Coombs. He will also be remembered by the extended Johnston family. Mike grew up in Hannon and attended Orchard Park Secondary School and Mohawk College. Mike was a dedicated employee of Stackpole International for 22 years. Michael was a proud member and Past Master of Wentworth Lodge #166, a member of Preceptory Geoffrey de Bouillon #3 and a Royal Arch Mason of Hiram Chapter #2. Michael was a kind and dignified man. A true gentleman who was admired by all of his family, friends and co-workers. He will forever be loved and greatly missed. Visitation at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service and Masonic Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Bay Gardens Funeral Home at 3 p.m. A private family Entombment at Bayview Mausoleum, Burlington will be held at a later date. For those who wish, memorial donations can be made to the Masonic Foundation of Ontario or the SPCA Hamilton would be appreciated.

W. Bro. Kevin J. Baglole


The Reverend Kevin J. Baglole, passed away peacefully (in his 54th year) on Tuesday January 29, 2019 at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice after a 17 month journey with cancer. Kevin leaves behind his beloved wife Gail, son Joshua, daughter Hannah, mother Helen, sisters Karen, and Kelly (Sandro), and niece Kendra. Kevin was predeceased by his father Edward Kenneth Baglole.

Kevin worked for the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN as a Psychosocial Spiritual Bereavement Clinician. Helping people connect with a greater purpose in their last moments was Kevin’s true calling. Prior to his work with the HNHB LHIN, Kevin worked in Long Term Care first as a chaplain and later as an administrator at a number of facilities.

Throughout his rostered ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Kevin served many local Lutheran and Anglican churches as their pastor, interim pastor, or supply pastor. Kevin was a proud member of St. Andrew’s Lodge #593, and eagerly participated in their benevolence work.

One of the great passions of Kevin’s life was the time he spent with Special Olympics Grimsby-Lincoln.

Kevin’s family wishes to express profound thanks to the care provided by Dr. Dhesy-Thind, the staff at Juravinski Cancer Centre, the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, and Kevin’s co-workers at the LHIN.

Family and friends will gather on Monday February 4, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. for visitation at Christ’s Church Cathedral (252 James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario). We will gather again on Tuesday February 5, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. for a celebration of Kevin’s life and ministry at Christ’s Church Cathedral. A reception will follow at the Scottish Rite Club (4 Queen Street South, Hamilton, Ontario). A private family internment will take place the next day at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Beach Road, Sherkston, Ontario.

After the visitation on Monday, February 4, 2019, St. Andrew's Lodge No 593 will be conducting a Masonic Memorial Service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to “Give Kids the World” (www.gktw.org).

Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Funeral Services Ridgeway, Ontario.

                           

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