Silent Keys




Last updated 21st October 2021
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VE3VNG
Neil Galloway
of Hamilton, Ontario passed away peacefully on October 8, 2021, at the age of 90.

Predeceased by his loving wife Margaret "Peggy" (2018) of 63 years.
Cherished father of Dale (Mary Anne), Paul (Sandra), Brenda (Mike), David (Wednesday) and Robert (Judith).
Neil is predeceased by his daughter-in-law Sandra (Robert) and granddaughter Angel.
He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Neil worked at International Harvester, Barber Die Casting and retired as a College Professor at Mohawk College.
He obtained his black belt in Karate and enjoyed curling, cross country skiing, gardening, painting, poetry and wrote plays in his spare time.
Special thanks to the staff at Court of Rushdale Retirement Home, Juravinski Hospital and St. Joseph's Villa Dundas for the kind care and compassion given to our father.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Ave E. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021, at 3 p.m. at St. Andrews United Church, 479 Upper Paradise Rd, Hamilton.
Cremation to follow. Private Family Graveside to be held at White Chapel Memorial Gardens at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Assistance Program would be greatly appreciated.
Online condolences can be left at www.cresmountfennellchapel.com
Reporting Station: Rick Danby VE3BK 13th Oct 2021 2021




VE3YAG/VE0RCN
Richard Allan Appleyard
of Hamilton, Ontario Passed away August 9th, 2021.

No obituary was put in the paper for him.
His address was never changed on the database.
He had a stroke some time ago and ended up in a home.
I am not family and am not in touch with any family he has.
I was waiting to see if an obituary would be placed, but none yet.

Reporting Station: Rick Danby VE3BK 25th September 2021




VE3CVP
Cornelius Van Broekhoven
Cornelius “Casey” Passed away peacefully at St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke (Hamilton), with his children by his side,

on March 6, 2021 at the age of 91. Casey was predeceased by his beloved wife, Thea (2015).
Cherished father of Maria (Marco) Greco and Peter (Catherine).
He had many interests: Scouting (81st Hamilton Scout Troop), astronomy, creating stained glass, camping, Ham radio, and singing (Hamilton’s Canadian Male Orpheus Choir).
He came to Canada in 1954, coming first to London, Ontario then moving to Montreal where he met Thea and started his family.
He worked as a draftsman in London and an electrician for Air Canada in Montreal while studying to become a teacher.
He started his teaching career in Montreal, then moved to Hamilton in the early 70’s where he taught for the HWCDSB (Bishop Ryan, Cardinal Newman & St. Thomas More).
The family wishes to thank the caring, dedicated staff at St. Peter’s Residence, Drs. Shankardass and Ayeni, as well as the staff at St. Elizabeth Retirement Residence.
Due to COVID-19 there will be no visitation. The funeral mass on Tuesday March 9th (10am) will be live-streamed from St. Patrick’s Parish
on their website: http://www.stpatrickshamilton.ca and on their Facebook page: fb.me/stpatrickshamilton.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke (Hamilton), or The DeMazenod Door Outreach would be appreciated by the family.






VA3LJU
Linda Jane Hardwick
Linda Hardwick passed away on October 20th, 2019 at the age of 70 due to Multiple Myeloma.

Loved by all who knew her. Predeceased by her husband Jim Hardwick (2009). Loving mother of her daughter Rebecca Hardwick.
Beloved mother of son David Hardwick and his wife Brigitte.
Cherished grandma to William and Sarah. Survived by her older bother Dale (Joanne) Unsworth and her younger brother Ross and his wife Donna (Kniaz) Unsworth.
She will be deeply missed by close friend and companion Robert Brown, and the many friends who were so helpful during her illness.
The memorial gathering will take place in the fellowship hall of the West Flamborough Presbyterian Church on Saturday November 2nd, 2019 at 2:00pm.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Cancer Assistance Program.







VE3OCD
Joe Urbanski
Peacefully surrounded by his family on January 31, 2018 at the Juravinski Hospital, Joseph Urbanski in his 84th year passed away.

Beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Friel). Loving father of Moira Wallace (Tony) and Sheena Partridge (Glen).
Dear Dedo of Ocean, Cailyn and Michael. Survived by several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents Mykola & Anna Urbanski and his brother Michael Urbanski (Polly).
Joseph was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and the Ukrainian Church of the Resurrection.
He was a retired employee of Westinghouse and Firestone for several years.






VE3DWJ
David Bruton
of Hamilton, Ontario passed away 5 October 2018 at the age of 74 years.

Cremation has taken place.
David Bruton's Internment, will be on Friday Oct. 12th at 10 am.
The funeral service will be at the gravesite at White Chapel
Memorial Gardens, 1895 Main St.W in Hamilton, Ontario

A celebration of David's life will be held on Sat. Nov.17 at the Firths Celtic Pub
on Upper James by Queensdale, next to the Drug store that David used.
The time of the celebration has been set for 2pm - 4pm.
Members for the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club are encouraged to attend the event.

Link for OBIT
Reporting Station: Rick VE3BK 5th October 2018




VE3OGQ
Mary Urbanski
Peacefully surrounded by her family on February 17, 2016 at the Hamilton General Hospital,

Mary Urbanski in her 80th year. Beloved wife of Joseph.
Loving mother of Moira Wallace (Tony) and Sheena Partridge (Glen). Dear Baba of Ocean, Cailyn and Michael.
Predeceased by her parents John and Mary Friel. Dear sister-in-law of the late Michael Urbanski (Polly).
Mary was a retired nurse, who was an active member of the C.W.L. She will be fondly remembered for her hobby
of carving and being an amateur licensed radio hand. Visitation will be held at P.X. DERMODY FUNERAL HOME,
796 Upper Gage Ave., on Saturday, February 20th from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, February 21st from 7-9 p.m.
Panachyda will be said on Sunday at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at the Ukrainian Church of the Resurrection
on Monday, February 22nd at 10 a.m. Burial to take place at Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society
would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be made to http://www.dermodys.com






VE3DVV
John Vandenberg
Dear husband, father and grandfather passed away on October 3, 2015 at home in Binbrook at the age of 70 years.

John was surrounded by his family as he slipped into glory.
John is survived by his wife Joanne of 48 years, children, Jacqueline Lund (Joe) of Etobicoke, Brian (Grace) of Mississauga
and Eric (Philomena) of Santa Clara, California, survived by two grandchildren Calder and Jacob.
We loved him dearly and are grateful for the loving care our dad received from the staff at CCAC and the VON.
Friends will be received at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, 36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek on Friday, October 9, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Binbrook Baptist Church in Binbrook.




VE3DNM
(Max) Francesco Pizzolato
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Massimiliano (Max) Francesco Pizzolato in his 80th year, on January 25, 2013.
He leaves his loving wife Margaret, sons Mark and Paul (Nancy).
Grandchildren Tristan and Marisa. Sister Lia (Mario) in Italy.
In-laws Jackie (Ron) Landridge and Patricia Joliceur (George, deceased).
A valued retired employee of Westinghouse in Hamilton.
Max was actively involved with the Hamilton Radio Club.
Cremation has taken place. At his request there will be no funeral service.





VE3FMG
Mike Patrick
PATRICK, Dr. Michael Peacefully on Friday, April 15, 2011 at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Beloved husband of Evelyn for forty-six years. Dear brother of Stephen (Shirley) Patrick of Amherstburg and Bill (Pat) Patrick of Amherstburg.
Predeceased by his parents Harry and Susan Patrick and sisters Mary Seniuk and Anne Masney and brother Edward Patrick.
Michael had many interests and passions in his life, loved his work and was adored by many who knew him as a dentist, friend or relative.
He was a ham radio operator (VE3FMG), enjoyed photography, flying, fishing, hunting and computer technology. He loved his pets and especially enjoyed walking his Schnauzer Zoli in King’s Forest.





VE3OQM
Bob Morgan
of Hamilton, Ontario passed 25 December 2012 in his 93rd year.

As per Bob's request, there will be no visitation or funeral.
A family memorial will be at a later date.

Link for OBIT
Reporting Station: VE3ISX Barry 25 December 2012




VE3GFE
Stanley Bolibruch
of Hamilton, Ontario passed 12th November 2008 in his 65th year.

We are sad to announce that Stan lost his short battle with cancer at St. Peter’s Hospital on Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at the age of 65. Predeceased by his parents Anton (1976) and Mary (1995), brother Frank (2004), brother-in-law Frank Mitchell (1995), and nephew Frankie Mitchell (1993). Stan is survived by his sister Angie Mitchell, nieces Maria and Jim Pyne, Francine and Randy Pizzacalla. Stanley was a dedicated member with the Knights of Columbus and will also be missed by his many friends with the Amateur Radio Club. Special thanks to St. Peter’s for their compassion, dedication and T.L.C. Stanley’s blindness never stopped him from living life to its fullest. Visiting will be held at MARKEY-DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rosary Service Sunday at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church on Monday, November 17, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In Stanley’s memory, donations to Caritas (Croatian Orphan Fund) would be appreciated. The sight of his family is a joyous day, he is whole again!

Reporting Station: Unknown




VE3FDO
Mario John Luba
At the Heritage Green Nursing Home on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, in his 85th year.

Predeceased by his wife Mary. Beloved father of Christ (Bill Robinson), Jenine (predeceased), John and Zita (Janet).
Will be remembered by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members and friends.
Marion served as an Armourer with the 2nd Tactical Air Force through Normandy, Holland and Belgium.
Transferred to Bomber Command in England. Marion was blinded by a malfunctioning bomb.
In spite of his blindness, Marion went on to successfully manage a hotel and apartment building.
Visitation will be held at the MARLATT FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 615 Main Street East (east of Sanford) http://www.marlattfuneralhomehamilton.com on Saturday, May 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Cremation to follow. A private family service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the War Amps or the CNIB would be appreciated.




VE3HFQ
Glenn Gibson
Peacefully on Monday, November 03, 2003 at Extendicare, Hamilton, Glenn Gibson, in his 87th year.
Beloved husband of Vera (nee Griffey). Pre-deceased by his first wife Wini. Dear father of Valerie (John), Molly Robertson (Jack) and Mark (Marilyn).
Grandfather of Brian, Sean, Shelly, Melissa and Megan. Dear brother of Birdie.
Glenn served in the R.C.A.F.
He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 163. He was an employee of Westinghouse Canada.
Glenn was also a devoted member of West Highland Baptist Church and a member of the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club (VE3FHQ).
He served as a volunteer at Macassa Lodge for many years.




VE3MFG
Jocelyn Grierson Rutty
Peacefully at the Wentworth Lodge, Dundas on Thursday, December 20, 2001, beloved husband of Mary, in his 93rd year.
“Joss” as he was known to his friends and family, is predeceased by his siblings Willard, Lorimer, Thelma and Daphne.
He is survived by his children Michael (Gwen Breitenborn) of Seattle, Washington and Donna (William Roylance) of Olympia, Washington, grandchildren Patrick (Jan) and Kathleen (Eric Fey) and 4 great-grandchildren.
He was much loved and will be dearly missed by his whole family. Joss was one of the founders of the Canada Post Office Credit Union and spent 26 years as a postal employee.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 22 at 2 o’clock, at the Wentworth Lodge Chapel, 41 South Street, Dundas, reception to follow.
Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wentworth Lodge.




VE3BOY
John Dykstra
Of Cayuga, suddenly yet peacefully at the Dunnville War Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, November 8, 2000, went to his Heavenly home, in his 75th year.

Beloved husband of Sylvia (nee Elgersma).
Father of Arthur of Hamilton, Alice (Andy) of Owen Sound, Melvin (Livia) of Cambridge, Fred (Connie) of Cayuga, Caroline (Shank) of Canfield, Marge (Jack) of Canfield, Betty of Milton, Jacqui (Alan) of Caldeonia, and Louise (Rick) Keswick. Much loved grandpa of twenty-two grandchildren.
Is survived by his brothers Martin, Art and Gary and his sister Tina. Predeceased by his sister Joanne. For many years John was the owner and operator of Dykstra Refrigeration and an avid ham radio operator “VE3BOY” (73′s and 88′s) and a war vet of VOMI.
John’s wishes were to be cremated and a Memorial Service will be held at the Maranatha Christian Reformed Church in York on Monday, November 13 at 2 p.m.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Dunnville War Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Miller Funeral Chapel.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renwe their strength.” Isaiah 40:31




VE3CJ
Noel Eaton
Quietly at home in Waterdown, on September 28, 1996, in his 87th year.

Predeceased in 1989 by his wife Julia (nee Fleming). Survived by his sister Margaret and many nieces, nephews and their progeny.
Noel was the last living grandson of Timothy Eaton and received his 25th Century watch for Service with the Eaton Knitting Company Limited, Hamilton in 1956.
As President Emeritus of the International Amateur Radio Union of which he was President from 1974-1982, Noel maintained his lifelong interest and involvement in amateur radio.
His last on air was to his “Radio Pals” on Canada Day this year.
A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 9, 1996, at GRACE ANGLICAN CHURCH, 157 Mill Street North, Waterdown, Ontario.
Reception to follow. The family wishes to thank the devoted staff of Para-Med Health Services who so specially cared for him round the clock these past few months.
Noel’s favourite charity was the Cancer Society. Flowrs gratefully declined. (Arrangements by Kitching-Steep Funeral Home, Waterdown, 1-905-689-4852.)




VE3EGT
Les Tobico
On January 29, 1995 at the Henderson General Hospital in his 64th year, Les Tobicoe, beloved husband of Marg, dear father of Master Corporal Phillip Tobicoe and his wife Monique of Calgary.
Step-father of Douglas, Donna and Evelyn. Survived by grandchildren.
Brother of Jean of Redwood City, California, James and his wife Sandra of Hagersville, Hazel and her husband Archie of Hagersville and Ruth and her husband Mike of Kitchener.
Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Les was a long time employee of the CNIB Cater Plan at Stelco and a member of the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club.
Friends may call at the L.G. WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 151 Ottawa St. N. (544-1147), from Wednesday 7-8 p.m. Service in the Chapel at 8 p.m followed by cremation.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.




VE3RW
Dr. John Card
(Queens Meds 37). At the Henderson General Hospital, in Hamilton, on Friday, September 24, 1993.

Born February 9, 1910 in Wedgeport, Nova Scotia, John was in his 84th year.
He was the beloved husband of Jean Margaret Card (nee Truscott) and dear father of Dr. Robert Card and his wife Helen of Saskatoon and dear father of Mary Card of Toronto.
Dear grandfather of Dr. Sharon Card and her husband Scott Irwin of Halifax, Michael Card and Geoffrey Card of Saskatoon.
Dear brother-in-law of Bill and Helen McKinnon of Sault Ste. Marie and Bob and Janet Hart of Waterloo.
He is predeceased by his sister-in-law Marion Hart of Toronto. He will be dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews.
Dr. Card was a member of Acacia Lodge #61 and also the Scottish Rite, (32%).
John, VE3RW, was an active member of the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club and a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association.
He was also on the Honorary staff of the Hamilton Civic Hospitals. Over the years John has made an active contribution to the Hamilton community and he will be missed by his family and friends.
Friends will be received at the M.A. CLARK FUNERAL H OME, 567 Upper Wellington Street, Mount Hamilton, 383-3323 on Sunday, September 26, 1993 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 27, 1993 at 2:30 p.m. At St. Augustine’s of Canterbury Anglican Church, 626 Upper Wentworth Street, Hamilton.
The Funeral will be complete at the church. Cremation to follow. Donations in his memory to a charity of your choice or the Faculty of Medicine, Queens University, Bursary Fund, would be appreciated by the family.




VE3CKH
Jean Margaret Card (nee Truscott), B.A. (Hon.), (Biology/Chemistry), Queen’s, Arts ’34
At the Seniors’ Health Centre, in Toronto, on Monday, January 4, 1999. Born May 30, 1913, in Kingston, Ontario, Jean was in her 86th year.

Formerly of Hamilton, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Dr. John Robert J. Card.
Jean was the loving mother of Dr. Robert Card and his wife Helen of Saskatoon, and the loving mother of Mary Card of Toronto.
She was the very special grandmother of Dr. Sharon Card and her husband Scott Irwin, Michael Card and Geoffrey Card, all of Saskatoon.
She was the dear sister of Helen and her husband Bill McKinnon of Sault Ste. Marie, and dear sister-in-law of Bob and Janet Hart of Waterloo.
She was predeceased by her sister Marion Hart of Toronto.
She will be dearly missed by her nieces, nephews and cousins. Jean was a member of the Westminster Chapter, Eastern Star, and the Scottish Rite Club of Hamilton.
Jean, VE3CKH, was a member of the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club and the Quarter Century Wireless Club.
She will be missed by her family and friends and remembered fondly for her quick mind, her sense of humour, her love of and talent for completing cryptic crossword puzzles, and her strength of character.
We’ve all benefitted from her correction of our grammar at one time of another! The family will receive friends at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME – A.W. MILES CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue (South of Eglinton Avenue East) from 7-9 p.m. On Friday, January 8th and from 12-2 p.m. On Saturday, January 9th. The Funeral Service will be complete and will commence in the Chapel at 2:30 p.m.
Cremation to follow. If desired, donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Seniors’ Health Centre, 2 Buchan Court, North York, Ontario M2J 5A3, St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church, 622 Upper Wentworth Street, Hamilton, Ontario L9A 4V3, or to a charity of your choice.




VE3EHL
Ed Leslie
Peacefully in Hamilton, on Wednesday, May 22, 1991, Ed, beloved husband of the late Bertha Ackwood.

Loving father of Marian and Demetrios, Ed and Mary Ann and Beverly.
Much loved grandfather of Brad, Aris, Sarah, Heather, Simon and Graeme.
Dear brother of Margaret Turnbull, Ruth Thompson and the late Eleanor Steinhoff.
Ed was a Ham Radio operator (VE3-EHL), a member of Westdale United Church and a retired employee of Westinghouse.
Friends may call at the DODSWORTH & BROWN Funeral Home, MAIN STREET CHAPEL (at Bay), from 7 to 9 Thursday.
Service in the Chapel on Friday. Interment Woodland Cemetery. (Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home (522-1114)




VE3IUD
Dr. Jack Shekter, MD.
At McMaster University Medical Centre, on Thursday, September 12, 1991, Dr. Jack Shekter in his 67th year.

Beloved husband of Sonya. Loving father of Lee and his wife Randi, Michael and his fiancée Judi and Helayna.
Dear brother of Claire Latner and Ben Shekter. Predeceased by his brother Harry.
Jack was a former Head of Family Practice at McMaster University Medical Centre, and devoted 35 years of medical practice to the community at Westdale Family Medical Centre, he was a WWII R.C.A.F. Veteran.
Funeral Service was held at Beth Jacob Synagogue on Friday, September 13, 1991, at 4 p.m.
Interment Beth Jacob Cemetery. Shiva will be held at 88 Bertram Drive, Dundas.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Israel Cancer Research Fund would be appreciated by the family.










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