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Obituaries

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.

W. Bro. Alfred Barclay Peart

Passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, in his 93rd year at Anson Place in Hagersville. Predeceased by his wife Eileen, his parents, Joe and Delta Peart, his sister, Mary Day and nephew, Frank Day. Survived by his nephew, Ted Day (Jocelyne), and nieces, Ruth Bark (Don) and Marian Day (Terry), as well as many great nieces and nephews. Alfred was a long time Mason and has been involved with numerous organizations and societies, volunteering and helping out on many projects with different groups throughout Haldimand County over the years. The service will take place in the Miller Funeral Chapel, Caledonia, on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. with visitation beginning two hours prior at 12p.m. Interment in Jubilee Cemetery, York. In lieu of flowers, donations to Anson Place Care Centre (85 Main St N, Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0) would be appreciated by the family.
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Alfred was a member of Enniskillen Lodge No. 185 for 70 years, having been initiated in July of 1948, and recently became a member of The Harmony Lodge No. 57 with the amalgamation.

W. Bro. Tim Morrison

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W. Bro. Donald Simms

Passed away peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on October 3, 2018 in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Judy Simms of 52 special years. Loving father of Jody (Steve) Baird and Leah Simms (Paul Stuebing). Proud grandpa of Michaella, Josh and Edward. Survived by his sister Lorna Williams, niece Deb (Darryl) Johnson and nephew Robert (Marjo) Williams. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Clem Williams and his nephew Andrew Williams. A special thank you to the Strathroy Hospital Nursing staff who took such great care of Don. Donald was retired from the Hamilton Wentworth Engineering department after 35 years and he was Past Master of Buchanan and Hillcrest Masonic Lodges. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 15th at 1:00p.m. at White Chapel, Hamilton. A remembrance of life will be held at a later date, in Strathroy. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Online donations and condolences may be left at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Denning’s of Strathroy.

                           

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