Yearly Archives: 2022


  1. John K. Haverkamp, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 11, 2022, in his 78th year.
    John will be deeply missed by his best friend and loving partner, Margaret. John was an irreplaceable and dear father of John Ashley Haverkamp and “Poppy” to his loving dog Zito.
    John is predeceased by his parents, Johanna and Jan, and his brother Keith.
    Treasured by his extended family, Dennis, Sandy, Debbie, Jim, Valerie, Cathy and Pete. Blessed with eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
    John’s working life revolved around the paper mill. John was happiest at home outdoors chopping wood and planning his next travel adventure with Marg.
    Private cremation has taken place and a Celebration of John’s Life will be held at a later date.


A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, Margaret “Gre” Eshuis, 88, of St. Catharines, Ontario passed on peacefully to be with the Lord on June 1, 2022.  Margaret was born on June 4, 1933 in the Netherlands to the late John and Frances Moraal.

Margaret immigrated to Canada with her family in 1953.  It was in Essex, Ontario that she met and married her loving husband of 64 years, Henry Eshuis.  Margaret is survived by her husband, her children Sonya Bechard (Joe), Jim Eshuis (Jocelyn), Mark Eshuis (Elaine), Jamila Eshuis, her 10 grandchildren, Gabrielle, Monique, James, David, Danielle, Samantha, Reuben, Ingrid, Brandon, and Diego, and her siblings Emmy (Wassenaar), Ruth (Schinkel), and Lawrence (Moraal).  She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Tina (Wassenaar), her grandson, Bradley, and her granddaughter Anneke.

Margaret was a homemaker at heart and will be remembered for the devotion she gave to being a loving wife and mother.  Although there were years when she worked a number of jobs outside the home, she could always be counted on to be there for her family – always providing,  supporting, and caring for them.  Forever a hostess, she will be remembered for her meal preparation and for providing a welcoming environment.  This extended into her partnership with her Pastor husband as they ministered to the families of the churches they belonged to.  Selfless and giving, she valued a life of service and was always there for others.  She will also be fondly remembered for her love of beauty, as evidenced in her crafting, for her  industriousness, as evidenced in her gardening, and for her love of adventure as she took advantage of opportunities to travel.

We are so saddened that Margaret has passed on but we are confident she is happy at her home in heaven.  We will always miss her presence in our lives but she leaves us with so many beautiful memories.  She has shown us love.  Please honor her passing by always sharing your love with those around you.

Interment will take place on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 9:30am at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, 2250 Highway 20, Fonthill, Ontario.  A funeral service celebrating her life will follow at Trinity Christian Reformed Church at 11:00am, 1230 Old Martindale Rd., St.Catharines, Ontario.

The family requests that all donations be made to World Renew.  Please click on this LINK to find out more.


JANUARY 21, 1929-MAY 30, 2022

It is with much sadness that the family of Josie Melon announce her peaceful passing in her 93 year at Idlewyld Manor LTC Hamilton on Monday May 30th.

Beloved and cherished loving mother of Irene and John devoted gramma to Gregg, Kyle (Tara) and Lacey (Stephen). Loving great gramma to Jack and Ava. Also, she will be greatly missed by ex-daughter in law, Fran, who was a like daughter and whom she loved dearly.

Josie was predeceased by her husband, John, who passed away in December 1994, brother Roman and parents Adam and Magdalena Kedziora.  She is survived by two younger sisters: Marysia and Kasia who live in Poland. Our heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful care our mom received at Spruceview and the compassion and kindness of those caring for her. It will not be forgotten.

Josie was born in Wojkow, Poland and spent some years in Germany before emigrating to Canada. She spoke three languages.

John and Josie were dairy farmers for over 38 years in St. Ann’s until John’s health failed and they moved to Hamilton. She was an extraordinary cook and baker as well as an avid gardener whose beautiful garden was filled with many varieties of blooming flowers, shrubs and trees and many lawn ornaments.

A private graveside service will be held on Friday, June 3rd at Holy Cross Cemetery.  If desired, in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to Idlewyld Manor.

Josie leaves a legacy of kindness, generosity and a true love of animals and nature. She will be forever missed.

“God Bless You Mama,

Spread Your Wings and fly our angel, your life touched us all.”


We are sad to announce the sudden passing of Todd Augustine on May 24th, 2022. Beloved son of the Late Jan Augustine and Sylvia Augustine. Brother of Sherry Werner and uncle to Ryan, Serena and Vince.  He will be missed by his white furry friend Cutie Pie.

May he rest in peace with God.


The Lord has called home His daughter Sylvia Hansler on the 27th of May, 2022 in her 98th year. Predeceased by Cecil Anger, Orval Hansler, grandson Jason Anger and three of her sisters. Loving mother of Sharon (the Late Dave) Horton, Karen (Allan) Wright, Grace (John) Cosby, Brian (Sandy) Anger, Harold (Kathy) Anger and Paul (Kathy) Anger. Sylvia will be missed by her three sisters, brother, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as Cousin Carol McPherson.

A Rite of Committal will take place on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Wainfleet at 1pm. Memorial donations made to the Church of Christ in Fenwick would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.


Jane Carolyn Haist passed away at the Douglas Memorial Hospital on Saturday May
21, 2022 after a brief battle with cancer.
Jane is survived by her mother, Dorothy and brother, Gary ( Carolyn), step children and
grand children in Tennessee, and will be missed by her many friends in the community
and around the world. Predeceased by her father Harold (2017).
Jane was a member of the Canadian Track & Field Team and represented Canada in
the Montreal ’76 Olympics. During her career in sports, she represented her high school
track & field team and went on to compete around the world, including Australia, New
Zealand, Russia, Israel, Mexico, The Ukraine, Sweden, Norway, the United States,
Great Britain, and many more. In 1974 she competed in the Commonwealth Games in
New Zealand and won Gold Medals in Women’s Shot Put and Discus. In 1975, she
won a Bronze Medal at the Pan American Games in Mexico City.
She also competed at the University of Tennessee from 1977-1979 and was an All-
American in 1977 & 1978, winning the AIAW National Championship in Discus. In her
first year she tossed a collegiate record in discus that still stands at the University of
Special thanks to Dr. Scher, the nursing staff, and support staff for their care in making
Jane’s last days comfortable.
Thanks to Lampman Funeral Home for their care and support.
Cremation has taken place and a private family internment will take place at a later
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the
Canadian Olympic Committee would be appreciated by the family.


On behalf of my Grandmother, Phyllis Svob, and family, I am posting the passing of my Grandfather Victor Svob, May 6th just 11 days short of his 96th birthday. Victor is survived by his wife Phyllis (Garner) of 76 years. Children Patty (Gary) (from a pervious relationship), Dorothy (Allen), Donald (Sharon), Barbara (Loren). Grandchildren Kathy (Ken), Ron (Karen), Sherry (John), Shannon, Donna (Brandon), Melanie, and Darcy (Diana). Great Grandchildren, Kinte, Jessica (Matt), Christopher, Kassidy, Kooper, Tyler, and Zachary, Great Great Grandson Axell and brother Frank Svob. As per Victor’s wishes he will be cremated and laid to rest with his son Walter (passed at 4 years-old) at Woodlawn Cemetery at a future date, with no service. We would like to thank the staff at Woodlands of Sunset for everything they have done to care for Victor over the last 4 years. Sadly dementia is a rotten disease and we thank everyone who helped in some way over the last few years. You are greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.
Thank you.

Sherry Rusin

Frank Dyck

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of FRANK JOSEPH DYCK, 23 Jun 1929-24 Apr 2022 of Wainfleet and St. Catharines. Born in Borden, Saskatchewan. Husband of Lorna (Jacobs) married for 68 years.
Proud of his sons Nelson and Mitchell (Wendy). Teaching them the ways of the farm. He loved to introduce his daughters Cheryl (Bryan) and Terri-Ann (Rob) as his daughters from his first marriage. Spoiler alert…he was only married once.
Predeceased by his parents Frank and Maria from Ukraine. Predeceased by siblings Peter,  Paul, and Mary ( I feel a song coming on…) also Victor, Herman, Henry, Rudy, Margaret and Alvin. Survived by John and Ernie.
Of all the titles bestowed on him…son, brother, husband, father, farmer, he always maintained the greatest treasures of his life called him Papa. Brandon (Nickie with Piper and Axel), Barrett (Elise with Deekan), Blair (Caitlin), Krystyna, Kimberlin, Cassidy, Brittany, Mackenzie (Jolene with Callie) and Nicholas.
Brother to many at The Sheet Metal Workers of Canada (and USA) and long standing with The United Church of Canada, Forks Rd site.
He loved music, often making up songs to put his grandkids to sleep and attending choir events. In his later years joining the Forks Rd Church Choir himself. Of course he couldn’t read music, so he would just ‘harmonize.’
He attended numerous football and hockey games, track meets, dance recitals and theater.
He had an early passion for politics, even running himself Federally and Provincially for the NDP. His kids joined him in making lawn signs, handing out pamphlets door-to-door, or just talking up the candidates.
If he didn’t agree with something, he phoned  “someone “, much to the chagrin of his family.
“I’ll  leave you with this: Please don’t cry because i am gone, instead be happy that I was here.”
Please join the family for Frank’s Memorial Service on Saturday May 7, 2022 at 12 noon, Lampman Funeral Home, 724 Canboro Rd, Pelham (Fenwick), A reception will follow at Old Pelham Town Hall, 491 Canboro  Rd, Pelham (Fenwick).