Jun 022015


Deceased:  May 30, 2015
Funeral Date: June 4th at 11:00 a.m

Visitation: Tuesday June 2, 2015 from 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm

STEVENSON, Joseph William

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband, father and Papa Joe on Saturday, May 30, 2015, in his 85th year. Survived by the love of his life and best friend Mary and his children, Todd and Darlene Stevenson, Teresa and Tim Hannigan and Jody and Bill MacDonald. Papa Joe was the number one fan of his grandkids: Shayne and Erica Stevenson; Ryan, Connor and Collin Hannigan and Mary, Emily and Jack MacDonald. He will be remembered as an avid hockey fan (Who’s Number 1?) and nothing brought more joy to his life than spending time with his family. He was born in Sudbury, Ontario and held many jobs throughout his lifetime starting in the mines at a very young age. He settled in Dunnville in 1963 and was a mainstay of the community. He was a member of the Kinsmen Club and was a founding member of the ever popular Mudcat Festival. He was a Town Counsellor and owner of Big Daddy’s Pizzeria. To know him was to love him; his larger than life personality, his hearty laugh and love of life and family will be missed by many. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff at the Welland Hospital for their compassion during his short stay. We would also like to thanks the staff at Grandview Lodge who cared for Joe over the past year and a half. A special thank you to Dr. Blake for the care she provided to Joe over the years.

Friends may call at the J.W. Hart Funeral Home, 113 Lock St. E., Dunnville, on Tuesday June 2, 2015 from 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 204 Alder St. W., Dunnville, on Thursday, June 4th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation. Donations to the Alzheimer Society or charity of choice. Online condolences at: www.jwhartfuneralhome.com


Jan 202015


Whitehouse, Frank Aubrey
Deceased: Jan 20, 2015
Funeral Date: Jan 23, 2015

Graveside Friday 1:30pm

Whitehouse, Frank Aubrey (Veteran WWII). Peacefully, in the presence of his loving family at Edgewater Gardens, Dunnville on Tuesday January 20, 2015 in his 98th year.Frank Whitehouse predeceased by his first wife Sis Ewings, and by his second wife Irene Moerschfelder. Loving father to Ann and Paul Prest, Susan Whitehouse, late Norman Whitehouse (Cathy), late Wendy Merrill (Vic). Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Shawn (Trisha), Stacey (Kevin), Edward (Lisa), John (Janet), Dwayne (Brenda), Frank and their families.

The family will receive friends at JW Hart Funeral Home, Dunnville on Friday January 23, 2015 from 11:00 am to 12 noon followed by a Graveside Interment at 1:30 pm at Mount Hamilton Cemetery (260 Rymal Rd East). Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences www.jwhartfuneralhome.com

Jan 132015

Culp, Herb
Deceased: Jan 13, 2015

Funeral Date: Jan 17, 2015

Service 1:00 pm

Culp, Herbert William. Peacefully, in the presence of his loving family at Grandview Lodge on Tuesday January 13, 2015 in his 83rd year.Herb Culp beloved husband to Donna Mae (nee Green) Culp. Loving father to Jamie and Tracy and their children Sarah and Laura; Susan and Norman Stewart and their children Holly, Natalie, and Austin; Leslie and Tony Petrovich and their children Marie and Mark; Bill Culp and his children Maggie and Carter. Lovingly remembered by his sister Sandra Dolanjski (Joe), sister-in-law Rena Culp. Predeceased by his brother Ron. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and their families. Herb will be missed by his coworkers from Stelco Hilton Works where he retired after 34 years of service.

Memorial Service at JW Hart Funeral Home, Dunnville on Saturday with the family receiving friends from 12 noon to service time at 1:00pm followed by a reception at the Royal Canadian Legion. Memorial donations to Dunnville Minor Hockey or H-N Alzheimers Society would be appreciated. Online condolences www.jwhartfuneralhome.com

Jan 122015

Cotts, William Orville

Deceased: Jan 12, 2015

Funeral Date: Jan 16, 2015

Legion Hall 1-3 pm

Cotts, William Robert Orville. It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Surrounded by his loving family on Monday January 12, 2015 at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville in his 81st year.Orville Cotts beloved husband to Pat Cotts for 59 years. Proud and devoted father to Lorena Clark (Tim), Heather Kienitz (Bert), and Darla Nelson (Gord). Adored Grandpa to Trish Reid (Barry), Tara Behnke (Steve), Stephen Nelson, step grandpa to Josh, Lisa DaCosta (Steve), Leanne Keller (Scott), Mike Kienitz (Katie), Shilo and Kayla Nelson. Loved Great Grandpa to Hailey, Gage, Alyssa, Tyler, Nathan, Maya, Nate, Lily, and Macy. Special Great Grandpa to Nolan, Parker, and Landon. Also left to mourn his passing are his stepfather Hank O’Bester, brother-in-law John Spurn, brother Winn Cotts (Georgie), sister Jane Johnston (Doug). Predeceased by his mother Grace O’Bester, father Robert Cotts, and sister Ina Mae Spurn. Lovingly remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families.

Orville was an active member of the Dunnville Optimist Club and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 142. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to RCL Br. 142 Poppy Fund or Dunnville Optimist Club would be appreciated by the family. Private cremation arrangements JW Hart Funeral Home (905)774-6335. Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Upper Hall, Dunnville on Friday January 16, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Online condolences www.jwhartfuneralhome.com

Jan 022015

Inch, Ronald Burton

Deceased: Jan 02, 2015
Funeral Date: Jan 10, 2015

Lifespan Centre 1:00 – 3:00

Inch, Dr. Ronald Burton, D.C. Peacefully, at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville on Friday January 2, 2015, in his 82nd year.Ron Inch, beloved husband of the late Ruth Frayer (2006). Loving father of Carolyn Marn (David) of Franklin, North Carolina. Lovingly remembered by grandsons Terran, Justin, and Jonathan Van Nort of Hamilton. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews & their families and caring friends Iris, Sharon, and Norrie. Predeceased by his parents – William Inch & Eleanor Edwards and brothers – Kenneth (Hilja) & Bruce Inch.

Ron was a long time resident of Dunnville, having practiced as a Doctor of Chiropractic for nearly 60 years. He was also involved in many community endeavours over the years, including the Air Cadets Band, Dunnville Tennis Club, Dunnville Golf & Country Club, Dunnville Mudcats Int. A Hockey Team, Dunnville Barbershop Quartet, and the Dunnville Tai Chi Group.

Friends are invited and welcome to share in a Celebration of Ron’s life on Saturday January 10, 2015 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Community Lifespan Centre, 275 Ramsey Drive.

Memorial donations to the Haldimand & Area Woodlot Owners Association or the Children’s Wish Foundation are appreciated. Online condolences www.jwhartfuneralhome.com or rememberingdocinch@outlook.com

Dec 302014



Deceased: Dec 30, 2014

Funeral Date: Jan 10, 2015


Legion Clubroom 1 to 3 pm





The family of Joseph Mazi(married to Reta Bacher)is sad to announce his passing on Dec. 30th, 2014 at the Dunnville War Memorial Hospital after a 2 year battle with cancer related illness, at the age of 86. Joseph came to Canada in 1930 at the young age of 2, with his mother Anna (Meiszter) from Bakoniszlop, Hungry to meet up with his father Joseph Sr., who was waiting in Muenster Sask. It was here Joseph Sr & Anna expanded their family to include siblings for Joe, brother Toni (married to Barb Roth), brother John (who is pre-deceased and was married to Joan Haggerty), brother Emerick (married Dean Coyne), sister Ann (who is pre-deceased and was married to Joe Seath), pre-deceased infant brother Frank, sister Elizabeth (married to Jack Postma), and youngest brother Eddie wife Sue. While raising their family Joseph Sr and Anna moved to Ontario settling in Dunnville, looking for a better life. It was in Dunnville Joe Jr and four of his siblings (Toni, John, Emerick & Ann) all took employment with Wabasso for many years. Both Joe and Reta worked at Wabasso (also known as Dominion Fabrics); Joe was there for 37years with many of his friends from Dunnville. Additionally Joe, along with brothers Toni and John joined the Byng Volunteer Fire Department, where they participated in the building of the original Byng Fire Hall and fundraising for a Fire truck at the hall. Joe served the community as a member of the Byng Volunteer Fire Department, No 5 Division for 30 years.After years of living in town, Joe and Reta moved from Concession Street in Dunnville to the River Road in the late 70’s, where they enjoyed many years of family parties, boating, waterskiing and snowmobiling with his children & friends (neighbours over the years included the Franklin’s, Reg and Liz Edie, Doug and Christine Hysert, the Craik family, and the Birdsell Family from Sunny Bank Park).

Joe was deeply loved by his children, and known as “Papa” to his grandchildren. His children included Howie and wife Mary Bacher (granddaughter Kristy & her husband Chris Johnson and their children (great-grandchildren)Alexis, Jacob & baby Tyler, and granddaughter Brandy Bacher), Donna Bacher (grandchildren Harvey, Melissa and Zachery), Steve & wife Julie Bacher (granddaughters Maxine, Corrine, and Margo), Cheryl (Bacher) & husband Paul Taylor (grandchildren Brittany and Brody). Additionally he had many niece’s and nephews that were very dear to him.

Joe enjoyed a full active life with Reta up until his illness of recent that slowed him down. Even in his 80’s he was still not afraid to tackle a tree that had fallen at the river with chainsaw in hand and he’d often invite family and friends to his “chainsaw” parties after the spring thaw along the river bed. Joe and Reta kept busy over the years with a favourite past time of fishing/camping outings that often involved friends Reg & Liz Edie. Additionally Reta and Joe did annual trips to Florida, Jeckly Island in Georgia in their motorhome, plus they loved Cruises which they did with their children/grandchildren and or friends in the Caribbean. Joe (Papa) was known to obtain the best tan while always sitting in the shade, he logged more hours towing water skiers and lit more bon fires then anyone can remember at the River, could fix anything with a motor, would plant a garden that could feed a town, and was not afraid to load up the motorhome with the grandchildren and head off to Darien Lake for the annual summer camping trip, or romp around Disney World for hours. He would often say he was so busy he had no idea how they (him & Reta) ever had time to work, however we believe this kept him very young at heart and a smile on his face. He will be deeply missed. Baby Joe’s passport picture with his mom & dad. Friends are welcome to attend a reception in the Club Room of the Royal Canadian Legion, Dunnville to Celebrate Joe’s life on Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations to Ronald McDonald House.

Dec 242014




Deceased: Dec 24, 2014
Funeral Date: Jan 10, 2015

Service 1:00pm





Swayze, Gladys (nee Shirton). Peacefully, in the presence of her loving family on December 24, 2014 in her 88th year.Gladys Swayze beloved wife of the late Clayton Swayze (1998). Loving mother to Darlene Moodie and her husband Alex, and the late Linda Swayze. Proud and loving Mama of Brett and Beth Moodie, Sarah Moodie , Karen and Nigel Davis, and Brian and Christie Beatty. Lovingly remembered by her great grandchildren Clayton, Zachary, Tristan, Tanner, Rachel, Lauren, Wesley, Carson, and Jack. Predeceased by her parents William and Sarah Shirton, brothers Clifford, Arnold, Kirvan, and sisters Doris Hall and Fanny Silverthorne. Sadly missed by her sister-in-law Kay Swayze and nephew William. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and their families.

Friends are welcome to join the family for a Celebration of Life at JW Hart Funeral Home , Dunnville on Saturday January 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to service time. A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion. Memorial donations to the SPCA or Sherbrooke Baptist Church would be appreciated. Online condolences www.jwhartfuneralhome.com

Dec 212014

Deceased: Dec 21, 2014
Funeral Date: Jan 02, 2015

Memorial Service Friday 11am

O Donnell, Kenneth. Peacefully, in the presence of his loving family at Grandview Lodge, Dunnville on Sunday December 21, 2014 in his 71st year.Ken O Donnell beloved husband to Helen. Loving father of Michael and his wife Tara and Karen and her husband Brian Gunn. Proud and loving Gramps of Ken, Sharon, Emily, Sarah, Kailey and Mackenzie.

Ken retired from Stelco Hilton Works after 39 years of service. Private cremation has taken place.

Friends are invited to attend a Service of Remembrance at JW Hart Funeral Home, Dunnville on Friday January 2, 2015 at 11:00 am. Donations to the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated. Online condolences www.jwhartfuneralhome.com