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Dec 15, 1929 - Nov 07, 2023

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Cambridge, ON

Santa Maria Pellegrino (nee Mastrolia)Peacefully passed away on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023 in her 94th year with family at her side. Predeceased by her loving husband Tommaso (2012) and by her siblings Vincenzo, Luigia, Giuseppa, Giorgio and Immacolata who are all now united again. She will be missed by her children Vincenzo (Angela), Adriana (Frank) Clifford, Angelo (Uura), Maria (Clem) Caron. Also missed by her youngest sister Severina (Antonio), sister-in-law Lina, as well as many nephews ...Read More

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Edwin Victor Derkach

Oct 25, 1932 - Feb 25, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

Edwin Victor Derkach, of Cambridge, Ontario, after a very sudden decline in his health passed away peacefully at the Stirling Heights Long-Term Care Home on February 25, 2024. Edwin was 91 years of age. Even though he lived a full life, his loss from diabetes complications was unexpected and his family is profoundly saddened. Edwin was born on October 25, 1932, to Fred and Nellie Derkach in Insinger, Saskatchewan. He was one of four children; sister Merle (Late Albert); and brothers, late Cecile (Dora) and late Rudy (Virginia). Early in his youth, the Derkach family moved and settled in the hamlet of Ruthven, Ontario, just outside Leamington. Edwin grew up working hard on the farm with his family in Ruthven, in the orchards and greenhouses tending the annual fruit harvest and growing flower business. He met Shirley Ann (Myronyk) from Leamington and had a wonderful 6-year courtship before marrying on October 25, 1958. Edwin and Shirley began to build a life together, trying their hand at farming, while building and working at the Leamington radio station. Edwin and Shirley went on to other business opportunities and moved their family to Scarborough, Ontario and later to the Stouffville, Ontario area where they spent many wonderful years. Edwin had a successful career as a business owner, manufacturing electronic componentry for electrical distribution, a business in which he later moved to Cambridge, Ontario area where he lived out his remaining years. After closing his business, he went on to work many successful years for Culligan Canada, becoming the oldest employee at 83 in their history. If not for a broken tibia, he would have been still there like the Maytag man; Edwin was always there at any hour, any time. Edwin was truly a dedicated and motivated business professional. Edwin enjoyed many leisure activities, first as a recreational pilot, then taking it to the ground engaging in remote control model aircraft. He enjoyed many years coaching the baseball teams he sponsored, volunteering in youth hockey, engaging his three sons in 4 cycle cart racing, fishing and with his remaining time: dedicating extensive time and personal enjoyment in caring for the landscaping of the family home. Two of his drumming legends were Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. Buddy Rich actually met Edwin in Leamington when Edwin was a drummer in his own band and gave him pointers on the drums. He is survived by his wife Shirley and four children, their spouses, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They include his daughter Lisa "Lesia" Vandervet and late husband Deacon Paul; sons, Robert and wife Teresita; David and daughter Lindsay and great grandchildren Eva Grace and Ivan; and Richard and wife Angele and grandson Grant. Edwin was an exemplary hardworking individual, ensuring long into his retirement, to be a supporting father to his wife and family’s needs. He was exceptional at everything he did, although faced with many obstacles and upsets throughout his life, Edwin had exceptional resiliency to bounce right back and live out a long and happy life, often exceeding the limits of what one might expect an individual to do. His departure comes as a shock and is profoundly felt by his entire family who loved him deeply. Edwin will be remembered for countless things, expressly for his soft warm smile which lit up his icy-blue eyes. He made an impact on many lives. We love you and will miss you, Edwin, Dad "Tato", Grandpa "Dido". The family deeply appreciated the support of the Stirling Long-Term Care Home during Edwin’s final years, as well as your continuing support for the family during this difficult time. A special thank-you to Dr. Elizabeth Mueller for her caring and loving compassion and to all the nurses and PSW's involved with our father's care. Thank you Brother Mark for your prayers and services for Edwin. Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation at the Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home & Chapel, 96 West Street, Brantford, Ontario on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 10:30 am until the time of the Funeral Service in the Thorpe’s Chapel at 11:30 am. A sincere thank-you to Deacon Don Dudar for officiating. Edwin will be laid to rest at St. Elias The Prophet Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery in Brampton Ontario, on Monday March 4, 2024 at 12:30pm. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ukrainian Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist would be appreciated by his family; where Edwin was a former parishioner.

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Leo Francis Lane

Mar 14, 1955 - Feb 25, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

Leo Francis Lane, age 68, of Cambridge, Ontario passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024. A celebration of life for Leo will be held Friday, March 1, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 96 St Andrews Street, Cambridge, ON N1S1M8.

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Phil Hankins

Sep 21, 1944 - Feb 24, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

Passed away February 24, with dignity and in comfort, after a sudden series of strokes at the age of 79. Surviving husband of Sandra Hankins. Loving father of Stephen and wife Monica Hankins of Cambridge, daughter Laurie of Cambridge. Proud grandfather of Kane and Gabriel Hankins and brother of Catherine Potter of Milton. Companion and best friend of Tamara Kidd in his widower days. Phil was born in Kitchener on September 21, 1944 and lived in Cambridge all his life. He was loved by many, especially those who shared his passions which included running, exploring the wonder of God's creation during his hikes, studying ancient civilizations and the classic car community. Phil volunteered on many committees including most notably the Cambridge YMCA's annual "Jingle Bell Run". His self-sacrificing fatherhood and zeal for his responsibilities were well known and served as a good example to all. As he died in Christ, Phil now joins his heavenly Father in eternity and we look with a true and living hope to the day of reunification with him. The family will receive friends and family at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St. Cambridge on Saturday March 2, 2024 (1pm visitation, 2pm chapel service, 3pm reception).

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Margaret Dorothy Bonvanie

Dec 09, 1960 - Feb 20, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

Margaret “Dorothy” Bonvanie (nee Devries), of Cambridge, ON, passed away suddenly on February 20, 2024. She was 63 years old. Her sudden loss has deeply saddened the hearts of all her family and friends. Dorothy was born on December 9, 1960 to the late Jolle “Joe” and Jantje “Jean” Devries. She was a loving wife to Bill Bonvanie. Together, they were caring and devoted parents to their four sons; Allan, Ian, Ken, and Patrick. Dorothy loved being a mother, and ultimately, a mother-in-law to Jess (Patrick) and soon to be mother-in-law to Hanah (Ian). Dorothy was a loving sister and sister-in-law to Arthur Potts von der Lippe, Rainer Leipscher, Lynn Baxter, Emma Devries (Alan Voves), Louise Eitel (Jeff), Jo-Anne Edlund (Mark), Alfred Devries, Alice Burgsma (Byrne), Harold Devries (Michelle), and Gerald Devries (Natasha). Predeceased by her brothers, Robert Devries, John Devries, sister, Grace Leipscher, and sister-in-law, Joanne Devries. She will be remembered by Bill’s siblings, many nieces and nephews, friends, neighbours, and her church family. Dorothy was a loving wife and mother to her four sons. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family. Dorothy took great pride in tending to her garden, and would often admire the birds in her yard. For many years, Dorothy worked as Office Manager for her and her husband Bill’s Plumbing business. Upon retirement, she would spend her time gardening, camping, knitting, volunteering at the local food bank, friendship group through her Church, and with Bill and the family. Dorothy loved anyone for who they were, and would consistently offer her warmth and kindness to anyone in need. Visitation will take place at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, Cambridge on Tuesday, February 27th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church on Wednesday, February 28 at 10 a.m. The service will be livestreamed. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. Donations towards the local food bank in Cambridge would be greatly appreciated, and may be made through Coutts Funeral Home at www.couttsfuneralhome.com

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Buu Quynh Luu

May 17, 1936 - Feb 23, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

Buu Quynh Luu, age 87, of Cambridge, Ontario passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024. A visitation for Buu will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, ON N3H3J8. A funeral service will occur Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, ON N3H3J8. A committal service will occur Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at Park Lawn Cemetery, 750 Fountain St. N., Cambridge, ON N3H 4R7.

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Jeanne Ann Robinson

Oct 08, 1950 - Feb 21, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

Jeanne Ann Robinson, a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many, passed away on February 21st, 2024 in Cambridge Ontario. She was born on October 8th, 1950 in Toronto Ontario and leaves behind a legacy of love and compassion that will forever be cherished by those who knew her. Jeanne's life was defined by her unwavering devotion to her family. She is survived by her brother Ron Robinson, sister-in-law Catherine, daughter Amy Gonsalves, son-in-law Adam, son Donovan Depratto, son Darren Depratto, daughter-in-law Mariana (Marcy), son Drew Depratto, granddaughter Christina Gonsalves, and grandsons Andrew, David, and Alex Gonsalves. A small funeral mass will be held at Holy Rosary in Milton on February 27th at 11am In lieu of flowers, donations to Marian Residence Retirement Home can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/f/netkk-renewed-by-love. May she rest in peace.

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Douglas Bramwell

Mar 19, 1953 - Feb 20, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Douglas on Tuesday February 20th in his home at the age of 70. He is predeceased by his brothers David and Brent, and his son Tommy. Loving son to Edward Bramwell and Grace Winnifred Burtch. He will be dearly missed by his wife Brenda, his children Julie (Chris), Scott (Marlene), Lisa, Kaitlyn (Will), Dustin, Jordon (Emma); his grandchildren Owen, Lucas, Savanna, Emma, Chase, Cooper, Cruz, Charlotte, Daniel, Matthew and Joshua; his sister Heather, and his many nieces and nephews. Anyone who knew Doug, will remember him for his vibrant story-telling and his infinite wisdom. His love for his family was immeasurable. He will be missed by so many. Family will receive friends at T. LITTLE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 223 Main Street, Cambridge (519-623-1290) on Friday February 23rd for visitation from 12-1pm. Private family services will be held. Cremation to follow. Burial will take place at Creemore Union Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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Dr. Nancy Davidson

Apr 24, 1931 - Feb 17, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

Dr. Nancy Davidson (née Badenoch) beloved mother, grandmother, and respected physician, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2024, at Stirling Heights Nursing Home in Cambridge, Ontario. Born on April 24, 1931, in Leicester, England, Nancy was predeceased by her loving husband, Dr. James Davidson, in 2010. Nancy was a devoted mother to Graham (Sherri Davidson), Jim (Jeanine Messeguer), Carolyn (Tim McIntyre), Ian (Noriko Davidson), and cherished grandmother of Lindsay, Claire, James, Alex, Rio, Emily, and John. Nancy’s early years were disrupted by World War two when she was evacuated from Leicester to Inverness, Scotland to live with relatives, attend school and work in the fields as part of the war effort. Inspired by her father, Dr. David Badenoch, Nancy attended Medical School at the University of Aberdeen, graduating in 1955. After meeting in medical school, Nancy married fellow physician James Davidson on February 8, 1958 in Glasgow. Nancy had an impactful and inspiring career in medicine, beginning at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness and continuing to The Toronto Rehabilitation Center where she was a physician in the cardiac rehab program. In 1975 the family relocated to Ancaster, where Nancy completed her career as a family physician in Dundas. Her unwavering commitment to patients exemplified her loving heart, her compassionate soul and kind manner that will be remembered by all who knew her. Music was a passion of Nancy’s and she enjoyed singing in the choir and playing the piano with family. In retirement, Nancy could often be found walking the Dundas Valley Trails with the walkie-talkies, volunteering with various organizations or sharing stories from her extensive travels with Jim. The Davidson family have a passion for skiing, beginning at the Alpine Ski Club in Collingwood and later at the HoliMont Ski Club in Ellicottville, NY where many friends were made. Nancy will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but her legacy of kindness, compassion, and service will continue to inspire those who follow in her footsteps. We would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Heather Wilson, Nancy's personal caregiver, for her dedication and compassionate care. Additionally, we are grateful to the staff at Stirling Heights Nursing Home for their unwavering commitment to ensuring Nancy’s comfort during her time there. A private family celebration will be held to honor Nancy’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation. Goodbye, Mum. You will always be with us.

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Gwendolyn Lilah Kerr

Nov 09, 1925 - Feb 15, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Gwendolyn Lilah Kerr, on February 15th, 2024, at the age of 98. Predeceased by her husband John R. Kerr to whom she was married for 56 years, her younger brother Ron Forde (Paula) of Toronto and her son Tom Kerr. Loving mother of Randy Kerr (Misty Watson), Tom Kerr (Debbie), Heather Kerr (Ken Talbot). She was a very proud and loving grandmother to Jaime, Jessie, John, David, Mark, Josh, Ryan and eight great grandchildren. Gwen was born in Oshawa on November 9, 1925 to Cecil and Greta Forde. After her mother died, Gwen enjoyed a very close relationship with her step-mother, Maudie Forde. Gwen was the older sister to Ron Forde and half-sister to Gladys McFarland. Gwen formed many strong friendships growing up in Oshawa. She was part of the life long “Knitting Club”, a group of schoolgirls who knitted socks for the soldiers overseas during World War II and who continued to meet for over 70 years until 2015. Gwen met John Kerr when they both served on the Oshawa Ski Club Executive, and they married in Oshawa in 1951. In 1967, Gwen and John and their three children moved to Port Hope where John started his own business, John Kerr Insurance. Gwen was a “stay at home mom” who was always there for her family. She spent every summer at the family’s cottage with her children so they could experience the magic of Lake Baptiste. Many great memories were made at The Lake. One of the best was Gwen protecting her family when she pushed a black bear back out through the bedroom window as it attempted to enter the cottage one night. During her years in Port Hope, Gwen was very involved with the Port Hope United Church Woman’s Auxiliary, with quilting, bazaars and many church lunches. For many years she was Port Hope’s Welcome Wagon Hostess. Gwen volunteered at Port Hope Hospital and many of the long-term care homes in town. She trained and became one of the first volunteers in the Palliative Care Program at the Port Hope and Peterborough hospitals. While always sensitive and deeply caring, Gwen was also determined and independent. Later in life she was determined to make decisions for herself, before others had to. She respected her limitations with courageous decisions to sell the family home and move into a retirement home. Gwen drove up until her 90th birthday. In 2009 Gwen moved into the Rosewood Estates Retirement Residence in Cobourg. In December 2019 she moved to her final residence at Stirling Heights Assisted Living in Cambridge to be closer to her daughter, Heather. Gwen was a truly amazing woman: wife, mother, friend, grandmother and great grandmother! Thanks for being such a wonderful mother, Mom. You have left an imprint on us all that will be with us always. We would like to thank all the staff at Stirling Heights Long Term Care Home for taking such good care of Mom. A very special thank you to Gerda for being Mom's friendly visitor. A celebration of life will be held in the spring and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we would love you to remember Gwen with a donation to the Port Hope United Church.

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Clifford Simmons

Nov 16, 1927 - Feb 15, 2024

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Cambridge, ON

In Loving Memory of Clifford Simmons, who passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 15, 2024, in his 97th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Kathy (nee Leonard, 2014) and loving son David (2019). Cherished father of Barbara Csanits (Carl), Debra Armour (Gareth) and Sandra Bradshaw (Greg). Heartful father-in-law of Linda. Dearly loved grandfather of Jacob, Megan, Conner, Ethan and Hayden. Predeceased by his parents, Milton and Marion, and brothers Jimmy, Tommy, Walter, Ted, and Bill. Cliff will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his extended family and many friends. Thank you, Cliff, for teaching us that kindness does make a difference; there is richness in good friendships, hard work does pay off, fun and laughter are good for the soul, and music will fill your heart. Most of all, thank you for blessing us with a large and loving family. Cliff brought so much joy to our lives that we ask you to gather and celebrate with us at the Galt Curling Club, 1610 Dunbar Road, Cambridge, Ontario, on a future date this spring. Cremation has taken place with Barthel Funeral Home. As expressions of sympathy, donations could be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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